Manila Central Post Office , Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila -Philippines
passenger type tricycle
Motorized tricycles are a common means of passenger transport everywhere in the Philippines, except on busy major highways and very busy city streets, where they are used as public utility vehicles either plying a set route or for-hire.
After the iconic jeepney, Philippine tricycle is the most popular mode of transportation in the urban areas as well as the rural areas.
Most of the tricycle ply the smaller side streets , subdivision areas which the road or streets are too narrow for any public transportation can reach.
Most are built around an imported, mostly Japanese motorcycle. One variety has a cab completely enclosing the motorcycle and rider. These accommodate three to four passengers and luggage or boxes can be placed on the roof. A passenger sits next to the driver and up to three passengers can be seated in two bench seats in a compartment behind the rider and front seat.
The passenger type -tricycle became popular along secondary routes in the 1960’s . Each town had a particular design .
Usually one or two passengers can ride behind the driver and two to six or more in the side car depending upon the design. Some tricycles can fit 9 passengers.
There are some stamp collector which proposed the idea of Philippine tricycle featured on stamps. However it was Mr. Benjamin Respico a stamp collector from Mindanao who proposed the idea and send some pictures of tricycles .
The 4 designs
1.) Tricycle from Cabadbaran 2.) Tricycle from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, 3.) Tricycle from Ozamiz City 4.) Tricycle from Bukidnon
Technical Description :
Kind of Issue : Topical
Perforation : 14
Denomination and Quantity: P10.00 ……..150,000 (4 designs)
Printing Process : Litho – Offset (4 colors)
Souvenir Sheet : P40.00 ……5,000
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Date of Issue : November 11, 2013
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Last day of sale : November 12, 2014 (as stock allows)
Layout Artists : Jose Antonio A. Jayme, Victorino Serevo
Sheet Composition : 12 (3 x 4)
Size of stamp : 40 mm. x 30 mm.
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 130.18 mm. x 75.14 mm. Photos : Provided by Mr. Benjie Respicio
Designs : Stamp 1 – Tricycle from Cabadbaran
Stamp 2 – Tricycle from Tricycle from Puerto Princesa
Stamp 3 – Tricycle from Ozamis City
Stamp 4 – Tricycle from Bukidnon
The quantity for the souvenir sheet is printed very low at 5,000 pieces
First Day Cover with stamp : 400 pieces
Date of Issuance: November 12, 2013 or 11-12-13 which is a 3-day consecutive number deemed auspicious by feng shui and numerologist
Philippine Postal Corporation: https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/index.php