The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released limited copies of the special commemorative stamps in honor of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach on April 18.
The stamps are expected to be a hit among collectors when PHLPost starts to sell the stamps and first day cover issue at the Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio.
“The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) takes pride in honoring our very own Ms. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach by immortalizing her with a postage stamp as the third Filipina to win the prestigious and much coveted Miss Universe crown”, OIC, Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
The souvenir sheet of the stamps feature a special embellishment called tactile glittery texture embossed to enhance the important look and feel of the stamps. The glittered stamp would be limited to her crown, if when touch, would feel the rough texture on it.
Displayed in the regular stamp as well as the souvenir sheet is the photo of Pia in her shining moment when she was crowned Miss Universe last December 2015 in Las Vegas.
PHLPost printed 101,000 pieces of the regular stamps sold at P15 each, while 5,000 pieces of the souvenir sheets has been released, at P40 per piece.
Pia joins other PHLPost “living legends” who has been given the rare privilege of being featured in a postage stamp which includes boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young.