Good news for stamp collectors and those interested in national hero Dr. Jose Rizal: A new set of commemorative stamps marking the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Knights of Rizal is coming.
Some 101,000 copies of the stamps, designed by Victorino Serevo and to be sold at P15 each, will be printed, the Philippine Postal Corp. said.
PHLPost said the stamps and official first day cover will be available starting June 19, Rizal’s 155th birth anniversary, at the Post Shop of the Central Post Office in Manila and in other area post offices nationwide.
The Knights of Rizal stemmed from the Orden de Caballeros de Rizal, which was established in 1911 and was publicly listed in 1916 as a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization.
It sought to honor the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal, and has led commemorations of Rizal’s birth anniversaries and plays a major role in ceremonies marking his martyrdom on Rizal Day.
PHLPost said the Knights of Rizal Centennial Celebration special stamp features the image of the sculptured bust figure of Rizal, with the official seal of the Order of the Knights of Rizal in the background.