A few days ago, I received an invite from the Corporate Communications team of the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost / Post Office). As someone who still finds happiness in letter writing, postcards and stamps, the invite means a lot to me. Added to this, I learned that my blog was discovered because of the posts I made for the Philpost. Yay! . 

Recently, the Philpost organized an exhibit called Selyong Pamana. The event featured the historical evolution of Philippine issued stamps. 

I almost missed this event, even though I visit the Post Office at least once a month. Good thing, I immediately read the last day invite.

The entire lobby of the Philpost was filled with panel boards showcasing first day covers, mailed envelopes and stamps relating everything about the Philippine history. This brings me, stamps provide a good way for anyone to learn about the history and heritage of a particular country.

A constant feature in our stamps are churches. The exhibit featured stamps of oldest and historic churches.

Actual mailed envelopes during the Spanish colonization period

From the late 1800s to early 1900s, letters sent to Singapore

First day covers and stamps featuring the past Presidents of the country - My personal favorite is the scented stamp issued in honor of the late President Corazon Aquino. Although, I'm not sure if it became part of the exhibit

Another personal favorite, the Christmas edition stamps 

Stamps made for schools, institutions and organizations - I believe that one way to immortalize ;) or create a lasting memorabilia for any institution is to apply for the production of a personalized stamp. 

I was told that the Philpost will soon relaunch its museum. I hope it will happen really soon. These valuable collections deserve a real home in a museum.