Thursday, October 25, 2012

1947 First Anniversary of Independence

On July 4, 1947, The Bureau of Posts issued a set of three stamps (4c, 6c, 16c) to commemorate the first anniversary of the Republic of the Philippines. The stamps, produced locally by the Philippine Bureau of Printing, depict the swearing-in of Manual Roxas, first President of the Republic, on July 4, 1946.

 Photograph of the swearing-in ceremony 

Artistic licence was taken by the stamp designer.

Official First Day of Issue Cachet

First Day Covers