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Thursday, July 01, 2004

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Consuming Passions: Philippine Collectibles
edited by Jaime C. Laya
Pasig City: Anvil Publishing Inc., 2003
Hardcover, 392 pages
ISBN 9712714004
Php 1,200.00, US $24.00-$60.00

The Passion of Collecting by Ophelia A. Dimalanta
Collectorama by Eric S. Caruncho

Order (RP, US)

Table of Contents
Excerpt: The "Imeldific" Collector by Jaime C. Laya

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Philippine Philatelist -- Administered by Abraham Luspo, Jr., this award-winning site features hundreds of images, all with detailed captions, of Philippine stamps from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Also includes The Philippines. Then! -- an album of 200 stereocards from the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, and the early years of the American colonial period -- as well as Philippine Birds -- a selection of ornithological prints from the 18th and 19th centuries. Updated monthly.

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