About the site

Mabuhay!

This blog is about postcards, covers and stamps received. I also included some of my favorite stamps in my collection.

Feel free to contact me at jpstampcollector@gmail.com if you want a cover or mint stamps exchange.
I am interested in birds / marine life / commercial aviation / military / religious theme (like Popes, Saints and Churches) / famous historical events from your country / Joint stamp issues with Philippines. Year of the Rabbit (2011), Year of the Tiger (2010), Year of the Dragon (2012)

For covers, please limit envelope size to 220mm x 140mm

My birthday is on December 31. I'd really appreciate if you can send me a letter on that day with a birthday greeting.

I am currently working in an IT company, but I can still manage to find some time to go to post office to send postcards and letters.
I like commercial aviation and I collect die cast airplanes. I also love to do travel photography and interact with different people and learn their culture.

Feel free to browse this blog site and I would appreciate if you leave any comments / remarks.

Friday, June 15, 2012

#6 Cover - Korea - (2012-05-07)

I received this cover last May 7, 2012, however this letter was posted in Korea last March 26, 2012. Apparently, the additional label in front explains the delay, this letter was missent to Thailand.
The cover has 2 stamps commemorating the Nuclear Security Summit held in Seoul, Korea for 2 days, March 26-27, 2012. This summit was participated by the heads of approximately 50 countries around the world including the U.S., China, Japan, France and Russia, as well as the heads of such international bodies as the UN.





Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2010 Marine Biodiversity Definitive Series Error!

Notice the 2 stamps below, they have the same drawing and Scientific name. The 5p Sacoglossan Sea Slug is a reprint of the 5p April 16, 2010 issue which was erroneously inscribed "Sea Hare."
I have both of these in my collection :)






Philippine Marine Biodiversity 2011 - Complete!

The continuation of the Philippine Marine Biodiversity series from 2010, here is the complete set of 2011 definitives.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Philippine Marine Biodiversity 2010 - Complete!

Here is the complete set of Philippine Definitive Stamps for 2010, with theme: Marine Biodiversity



The Philippines forms an ocean region that has long been recognized as the world’s center of marine biodiversity. With the Malay archipelago, Papua New Guinea and Australia, the country forms the ‘Coral Triangle,’ so-called because of the abundance of its coral reef life. Some 400-500 species in 90 genera of reef-forming corals are believed to exist in this region. Sulu-Sulawesi Sea, a 900,000-square-kilometer marine eco-region that lies at the apex of the Coral Triangle (70% in the Philippines, 20% Indonesia, 10% Malaysia), is home to some 2,500 species of fish.

The Philippine center of diversity was found to have the highest species richness for all distributions combined as well as when shore fish distributions were treated separately.


Monday, April 9, 2012

#5 Cover - Poland (05/20/2011)

I received a private swap / letter from one of my dear postcrossers from Poland. She sent me an Easter Card as well as a present that I would cherish, set of Poland coins. Thanks a million Agnieszka, hope you enjoyed the Easter celebration this year.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Finally, returning back to stamp collecting and blogging

I really miss collecting, exchanging and blogging about stamps. My work has not been good to me lately but things are beginning to lighten up, so I do have time now for philately, really miss it and excited to have exchanges once again. My mailbox has been empty for quite sometime and hope to fill them up again!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

#19 Cover and Stamps - Australia - (2010-11-15)

Thank you Martinho for the nice stamps from Australia. The letter was sent November 4, 2010 in Canberra MC and arrived in November 15, 2010 at Paranaque City PO.

The cover has stamps about Christmas and featuring Maria Island in Tasmania.


Platypus stamps:



Fishes of the reef (self-adhesive stamps)



Saturday, November 27, 2010

#10 Cover and Postcard - Croatia (2010-10-04)

Josip has sent me a beautiful cover from Croatia. This cover has a religious theme and it's one of my favorite covers in my collection. I really love the stamps and how neat the postmarks were applied.



Nice postcard of his hometown in Slavonija.

#11 Postcard - Myanmar (from Chinajika) (2010-09-27)

Thanks CJ for the nice personalized postcard about his travel experiences :). The postcard was sent in Myanmar.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

#9 Cover and Postcard - Brazil (2010-09-23)

A postcrosser sent me a letter with a postcard inside showing the "Maria Fumaca" train from the historical city of Sao Joao del-Rei. Thanks Stephanie!

The cover has 3 types of stamps. The first one was issued last October 2009 and describes the pouch postal service, it shows a pouch being delivered, that scene signals the dynamism of the service the post office, a symbol of the postal activity. The second and third stamps are part of the 3 stamp set of Professions series, issued last December 2005. The Cobblers (sapateiro), tailors (costureira) and shoeshine boys (engraxate) are entrepreneurs with roots in the past.