Monday, February 25, 2013

1961 Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation

The Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF) was established in 1911. According to the Federation`s Handbook, the spirit behind the organization was to resolve the ongoing `menace of professionalism`and erosion in Philippine sports. U.S. Governor-General W. Cameron was its first president. The PAAF was abolished in 1974 as the Department of Youth and Sports Development became the nation`s sports authority.

The 1960 10c Air Force commemorative stamp was overprinted and surcharged to mark the 50th anniversary of the PAAF. The 10c Air Force stamp had earlier been recalled and invalidated because one million of the stamps had been stolen during transit.

The 10c stamp had been recalled and invalidated

First Day of Issue Cancellation

The PAAF stamp was issued on November 30, 1961.

First Day Covers

Overseas Mailers

(Not in author's collection)