Thursday, May 9, 2013

1963 Freedom From Hunger

 In 1960, the Freedom From Hunger (FFH) campaign was introduced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to raise awareness of the problems of hunger and malnutrition. The campaign was originally planned to last for five years but was renewed several times into the 1980s. 

In June 1963, The first World Food Congress met in Washington, D. C. in June, 1963. Countries were asked to issue FFH stamps in support of the campaign and the congress. Over 150 stamp issuing entities produced FFH commemorative stamps

The Philippines issued a set of three FFH stamps on December 20, 1963.

First Day of Issue Cancellation

Black ink

Purple ink

First Day Covers