Commerative stamp: Canonization of Blessed John Paul II
The special commemorative stamps and souvenir sheets that mark the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and John Paul II were presented by The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz to His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila during the celebration of the canonization activity last April 27, 2014.
For the first time, PHLPost will be presenting a unique 3D, embossed, and in gold foil stamping of the Circular Postage Stamps valued at P200 per piece.
Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Qty.: Blessed John Paul II : 200php – 10,000 pcs.
Blessed John XXIII : 200php – 5,000 pcs.
Date of Issue : April 27, 2014
Size of souvenir sheet : 105 mm x 70 mm
Perforation : 13
Printing Technique : 3D embossing, laminated varnish
Layout artist: Jose Antonio A. Jayme
Designs : Images of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII with Papal Seal and St. Peter Basilica
(Information taken from the official website of the Philippine Postal Corporation)
*We were only able to secure the stamps and souvenir sheets on St. John Paul II; hopefully, on our next trip to the post office, we will be able to buy copies of the commemorative stamps on the Canonization of Pope John XXIII.