Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1959 City of Bacolod

The City of Bacolod, capital of the province of Negros Occidental in the western Visayas region was honored on October 1, 1959, when the Bureau of Post released a set of stamps featuring  the "Official Seal" of Bacolod.

Bacolod is a major port and processing center in a sugar-cane region. Known as being a friendly city, Bacolod is referred to as the "City of Smiles" and according to MoneySense Magazine  is one of the best places in the Philippines to live.

The City of Bacolod stamps were printed by the Government Printing Bureau of Japan and picture the Official Seal above an image of a sugar refinery.

Sugar refinery

First Day of Issue Cancellation

 The City of Bacolod Coat of Arms is included in the first day of issue cancellation.

First Day Covers

Water Buffalo Sculpture

 The Capitol Park and Lagoon is a provincial park located in Bacolod City.  One of the features of the park are matching sculptures depicting a woman standing alongside a water buffalo and that of a man pulling another water buffalo.

 Capitol Park and Lagoon

 Water Buffalo (carabao) sculpture

The cachet below shows the sculpture of the man being pulled by a water buffalo.