Philippines - Historic Town of Vigan

Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.

Date of Inscription: 1999

Postcard 1: MeetUp RR #50B from janbonivic

This Post is dedicated to the Sunday Stamps # 41 friends :) as you can notice i try to not forget to add every Sunday a post with a matching stamps... Well i could prepare the blogpost before today - but i think its much more fun to wake up (to early this sunday - but i'm ill and miffy...) prepare a big huge cup of coffee, enjoy the silence when no one else is already up. See the Autumn mist and the orange, red leaves in front of my windows... going through my UNESCO box and choose something... first i thought: well thats easy i will take something from japan. first: i was there and could tell you stories over stories, then i really like the stamps which they issue (aren't the pretty?) AND well the third point is missing... better say: it's easier to manage the Philippines UNESCO Sites than the Japanese ones... and as you all know i'm still in reordering - phase from my collection.
To cut a long story short: Here we are with those two stamps from Philippines.

The Stamp on the left side shows a Yellow-striped Snapper which is one out of a 4 Marine Biodiversity Definitives Issue.The stamp on the right side is dedicated to Dr. Jose Rizal, the National Hero for his 150th Birth Anniversary. (More about him: http://www.joserizal.ph/bg01.html)


  1. I'm always pleased to see an explanation of what's on a stamp especially as I'm not very good at it.

  2. Rizal sounds like an amazing person, and it's terrible that he was executed.

  3. Interesting place, and stamps, what an amazing person Rizal was.
    Good look with the reordering.

  4. It's a beautiful card, and the stamps, especially the red one, are very distinctive.

    I may be able to help you with some of your missing French UNESCO sites. I have cards showing Albi and also the interior of St Savin.

  5. I think Serpent Mound is one of these sites - I'll check and next time I visit I'll get lots of postcards.