Sunday, February 24, 2013

1961 Jose Rizal Birth Centennial

The Bureau of Posts issued a set of 4 stamps on June 19, 1961 to mark the birth centennial of National Hero Jose Rizal.

Rizal had been the subject of several stamp issues since the Republic's creation in 1946:

1946 Jose Rizal 50th Anniversary of Martyrdom
1947 Rizal Monument
1948 Rizal 2c Definitive
1949 Rizal 2c Definitive Booklet Pane
1950 Rizal Revalued Definitive
1952 Rizal Post Card
1959 Rizal Monument Stamp Surcharged

Jose Rizal,  the seventh child of Jose Mercado Rizal and Teodora Alonzo  was born in Kalamba, June 19, 1861.

Rizal's parents

Rizal's birthplace iin Kalamba

Rizal studied at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila and at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines, completing his studies at Universities in Spain and Germany.

(a) Rizal at the Ateneo (b) Rizal in Spain with del Pilar, and Ponce

Rizal Centennial Stamps

First Day of Issue Cancellation

First Day Covers