Philippine tricyles on stamp featured by Philpost

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.

Passenger :

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.

souvenir sheet

Stamp :

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

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