Friday, May 10, 2013

1963 Presidential Credo I : Manuel Roxas

From 1963 to 1973, the Philippine Bureau of Posts issued the attractive "Presidential Credo" series consisting of  eight sets of stamps honouring the first eight Presidents. The stamps have a common design featuring an engraved image of the President on the left side of the stamp and that President's credo in Filipino and English or Filipino and Spanish. Each stamp has a facsimile autograph of the President but the name is not printed on the stamp.

The first set in the series, featuring President Manuel Roxas, was engraved by Bradbury, Wilkinson (England). All other sets were engraved by the Government Printing Bureau (Japan).  The stamps were not issued in chronological order of Presidencies.

Manual Roxas

May 28, 1946 – April 15, 1948
Roxas served as the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines  from May 28, 1946 to July 4, 1946 and the first president of the Third Republic from July 4, 1948 until his death on April 15, 1948.

The Roxas Credo stamps were issued on July 4, 1963.

First Day of Issue Cancellation

U.S. and Philippine flags featured on the first day of issue cancellation

First Day Covers

(Not in author's collection)