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STAMPS ON STAMPS COLLECTORS CLUB (SOSCC)

FOUNDED 1960

AMERICAN TOPICAL ASSOCIATION UNIT

AMERICAN PHILATELIC SOCIETY AFFILIATE NO. 127

 

 

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The information on this site was last updated on 13.07.2024 (DD.MM.YYYY)

 

 

 

The longest stamp

Philippines – 2024

 

On June 12, 2024, the Philippines issued a stamp to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the First Philippine Republic.

The special stamp produced by the PHL Post is 35 x 200 mm long (about 7.5"), and has set a new Guinness World record for the longest stamp. 

 

After the defeat of the Spanish military in 1898 by the U.S., the Filipino revolutionaries that had fought the Spanish government, expected independence for their country, but found they had just traded the Spanish for American rule. General Emilio Aguinaldo, a revolutionary leader, started a guerrilla war against the U. S. Army, and in the areas under his control set up a working government with a postal service. In late 1898 stamps were printed and used on mails, well before the actual republic was proclaimed by him in June 1899. Bitter fighting went on until 1901 when Aguinaldo was captured and executed.

The U. S. long term intention for the Philippines was to prepare it for independence, which interrupted by WWII, was finally achieved in 1946.

Filipino Republic Y1 1898-99

Filipino Republic Y2 1898-99

Filipino Republic Y3 1898-99

Filipino Republic YF1 registration1898-99

In the left and right ends of the long stamp are examples of the first four stamps, known as the Aguinaldos, issued by the first Filipino Republic. In the center are visual events in the history of the First Republic.

All in all, a very unusual, colorful and interesting SoS.

 

 

Happy Stamp on Stamp Collecting,

Lou Guadagno

 

 

 

Stamps on stamps

The topic of stamps on stamps is one of the most diverse of all topicals. Ever since Sir Rowland Hill first advocated the use of prepaid pieces of paper to be adhered to letters to expedite their delivery, the postage stamp has fascinated people. It should come as no surprise, then, that the postage stamp is being used as a stamp motif, and that topical collecting of stamps on stamps is popular. The topic of stamps on stamps is an interesting one in that it covers many different areas and avenues while still being true to the stamp topic.

If you find the topic of Stamps On Stamps (SOS) appealing, we urge that you seriously consider joining us so as to associate yourself with collectors world-wide who are engaged in building collections of premium stamps through the medium of this topic and type of thematic collecting. You would be most welcome as a member of our unit.

The Stamps on Stamps Collectors Club is a non-profit philatelic organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in stamps on stamps, stamp anniversaries, and related topics. No member or officer of the group is paid for work done for the organization beyond reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of the unit.

The official bulletin of the Club is SOS SIGNAL, but it is not being published at the moment due to the absence of an editor (Are you interested in taking up the role?). Meanwhile, you can access past bulletins on SOS Signal. Additionally, some members, particularly our President, send out occasional brief articles of SOS relevance to members via email. Examples of these articles can be found in the "Articles of Interest" and "The First Page" sections. New SOS issues are listed in the "Gallery of New Issues".

To become a member and be part of the club's email list please contact our Secretary/Treasurer:

Michael Merritt
PO Box 362

Roosevelt NJ 08555
U.S.A.
E-mail to Michael Merritt

 

 

Visit the members sites

Rammy Molcho's site - Stamps on Stamps Virtual Collection

Plinio Richelmi's site - Stamps on Stamps Italian Group

 

 

NOTICE – ALL MEMBERS

SoS SIGNAL PUBLICATION HIATUS

EDITOR SOUGHT:

Other priority commitments on our editor’s time have put the SOS Signal
 into another publication hiatus.

Inquiries and especially interest in the editor position

may be directed to: Michael Merritt 

 

WEBMASTER: Rammy Molcho - E-mail to Rammy Molcho

 

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