MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) has opened an exhibit of stamps and other memorabilia dubbed as “ Rizaliana Collection on Stamps Exhibit by Jorge Cuyugan and Philatelic friends” in celebration of Jose Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary.The exhibit will run until June 30.
The Rizal Stamps Exhibit features the winning artworks of the Jose Rizal stamp design contest conducted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Three Fine Arts students from the Far Eastern University (FEU) won the contest that aims to promote Rizal’s greatness and contribution to the nation.
The exhibit contains an almost complete collection of Rizalian stamps and other philatelic items limited to his self portrait, monuments and works from the very first issue of 1906 to the latest issues of Rizal stamps on June 19 which are presented in chronological order with introductory texts for each issue.
The exhibit features all original items never before featured or shown in any exhibits. Visitors and students will also have the chance to view special related trivias, pictures and Rizalian collections.The winning stamp designs which are included in the exhibit will be used by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) in launching the special limited stamps of Rizal @ 150 on June 19, the national hero’s birth anniversary.