Sunday, January 13, 2013

1957 President Ramon Magsasay

On March 17, 1957 President Ramon Magsaysay was killed in a plane crash on Mt. Manunggal, Cebu. An estimated 5 million people attended Magsaysay's burial on March 31, 1957. Vice-President Carlos Garcia assumed the presidency to serve out the last eight months of Magsaysay's term.

A memorial stamp for President Magsaysay was issued on August 31, 1957, the 50th anniversary of his birth. The Magsaysay stamp was printed by the American Bank Note. Co.

First Day of Issue Cachet

First Day Covers

Unpainted and Painted

Overseas Mailers (Jay Leach)


United States Magsaysay Commemorative Stamp

On August 31, 1957, the United States issued a stamp commemorating President Magsaysay, the first in a series honoring foreign "Champions of Liberty".

First Day Covers

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