Launching of Philippine Presidential Cars on Stamp

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) had a successful stamp unveiling ceremony held at the stage area of Historycon 2018 within World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City.

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Phlpost postmaster general Joel Otarra is one of the special guests at the opening of Historycon 2018

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Mr. Kim Atienza of Matanglawin of ABS-CBN channel 2 ( photo courtesy of Pilipinas Philately )

The unveiling ceremonies was part of the extensive stamp exhibits by PHLPOST in partnership with stamp collectors.

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stamp unveiling ceremony

Presidential cars featured on stamp

General Emilio Aguinaldo’s 1924 Packard Single-6 Touring. Aguinaldo’s car was made by Packard Motor Company founded by brothers, James and William Packard with their business partner George Lewis Weiss. The American company started building automobiles in 1899. President Aguinaldo owned the Packard vehicle during his retirement in Cavite.

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2 set stamp sheetlets featured  8 presidential cars 

These include Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon who rode a 1937 Airflow Custom Imperial, model CW limousine as his official car.

During the Japanese invasion, from 1943-1945, President Jose P. Laurel rode a Packard Custom Super Eight: One Eighty Limousine on his presidential sorties. President Elpidio Quirino rides a 1953 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine while President Ramon Magsaysay used a classic 1955.

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first day cover

Other modern era cars were also showcased in commemorative stamps ridden by Presidents’ Ferdinand E. Marcos (1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Signature Series), Corazon C. Aquino (Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL),Fidel V. Ramos (Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Guard), Joseph Ejercito Estrada (Mercedes-Benz S600) and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140).

The stamps and first day cover is available at the Historycon 2018 ( Pilipinas Philately and PHLPOST booth ) at the World Trade Center and Manila Central Post Office.

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