According to info got by StampNews.com In line with the celebration of the National Stamp Collecting Month, the Philippine Postal Corporation will launch the colorful “Philippine Festival Masks” commemorative stamps on the 22th of November, during the fiesta celebration of the famous Higantes Festival in Angono, Rizal.
Included in the Festival Masks Commemorative Stamps are four of the world’s famous festivals: The Moriones Festival in Marinduque, Higantes Festival - Angono, Rizal, the Pintados Festival -Tacloban and Masskara Festival in Bacolod City.
PHLPost printed 120,000 copies of the three Philippine Festival Masks stamps, sold at P10 each. The said stamps were produced in tactile printing technology that allows a person to touch and feel the actual texture embellished in the stamps.
About 5,000 pieces of the special limited edition of Souvenir Sheets of the Philippine Festival Masks stamps designed by Antonio M. Carranza Jr. were printed in tactile embedded with diamond powder to appreciate the look and feel of the colorful Masskara Festival Stamps, sold at P100 each.
The Moriones Festival Mask stamps, designed by PHLPost in-house layout artist Jose Antonio Jayme, feature a mask of a biblical Roman soldier as interpreted by local folks.
The body of the traditional higantes (giants) which are made of bamboo and colorful cloth and a face made of paper mache is depicted in the “Higantes Festival Mask Stamps” designed by Nemesio Miranda.
The colorful tradition of Pintados Festival in Tacloban was depicted in Festival Mask “Pintados” stamps designed by Donald Tapan.