State Visits : 1951 and 1952
In Janaury 1951, President Sukarno of Indonesia paid a seven-day official visit to the Philippines in order to develop cordial relations with President Quirino and promote the bilateral relationship.
|Indonesian President Sukarno|
This lead to the signing of a treaty of friendship in Jakarta on June 21, 1951 which covered several matters such as the maintenance of peace and friendship, dispute settlement, travel, and activities to promote trade and cultural cooperation.
Phillipines President Quirino visited Indonesia from July 16 to 27, 1952.
The Bureau of Posts issued a set of two stamps to commemorate the 1951 and 1952 State Visits on October 5, 1953. The late release of the stamps may have been due to delays encountered by the American Bank Note Co. in its production of the multicoloured engraved stamps.
The State Visit stamps were the first multicoloured stamps issued by the Republic.
First Day of Issue Cachet
First Day Covers
The hand coloring of cachets became a common practice used to embellish first day covers.
|Cachet as printed|
|Hand colored embellishment|