Inigo S. Roces / PHLPost | August 08, 2018 10:52
Stamps timed with Presidential Car Musuem opening
In anticipation of the opening of the Presidential Cars Museum in the coming weeks, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue a series of commemorative stamps featuring the vehicles that have carried our Presidents. The stamps serve as a preview to the presidential vehicles that will be exhibited in their own dedicated museum, which opens on Aug. 19 at the Quezon City Circle. The collection was maintained and put together by the National Historical Commission.
There are 10 stamp designs. The first set of five begins with Emilio Aguinaldo’s 1924 Packard Single-6 Touring (used after his term), Manuel L Quezon’s 1937 Chrysler Airflow Custom Imperial, Jose p. Laurel’s Packard Custom Super Eight: One Eighty Limousine, Elpidio Quirino’s 1953 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine, Ramon Magsaysay’s 1955 Cadillac Series 75-23.
The second set of five begins with Ferdinand Marcos’s 1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Signature Series, Corazon Aquino’s Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL, Fidel V. Ramos’ Mercedes-Benz 5000SEL Guard, Joseph Estrada’s Mercedes-Benz S600, and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine (V140). These are just a few of the cars that will be featured in the Presidential Car Museum.
PHLPost has printed 8,000 copies of the presidential cars commemorative stamps in sheetlet form with a denomination of P12 each. The entire set is priced at P120. The commemorative stamps and its official first day cover will be available starting August 10 at the History Con 2018 PHLPost Pilipinas Philately booth located at World Trade Center Exhibit Hall, CCP Complex, Buendia, Pasay City. The stamps are also available at the souvenir shop of the newly opened Presidential Car Museum.
“In coordination with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), we want all Filipinos to appreciate the historical significance of these presidential cars and in the lives of our former head of state through these wonderful pieces of postage stamps,” Postmaster General Joel Otarra said.
Get a peek of the Presidential Cars to grace the Museum from our past story here. You can visit the museum itself starting August 19, 2018 at the Quezon City Circle.