1947, August 1. Pictorials, Series 3 (Definitives)
Engraved. American Bank Note Company (ABNC). Perf. 12
Sheets of 100
4c Rizal Monument - Singles (122,501,500)
1p Colonade of Palm Trees - Singles
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into considerations additional printings, minus overprints &
surcharges for each value.
First Day Covers: Manila
1947 Pictorials - Series 3
(Original title: Motto Stella – Latin for "guiding star").
A memorial in Rizal Park in Manila built to commemorate the
executed Filipino nationalist, José Rizal. The monument consists of
a standing bronze sculpture of Rizal, with an obelisk, set on a
stone base within which his remains are interred, holding his 2
famous novels "El Filibusterismo and Noli Me Tangere". A plaque on
the pedestal's front reads:
"To the memory of José Rizal, patriot and martyr, executed on
Bagumbayan Field December Thirtieth 1896. This monument is dedicated
by the people of the Philippine Islands."
The perimeter of the monument is guarded
continuously by the Philippine Marine Corps’ Marine Security and
Escort Group, the changing of the guard having become a daily
ritual. About 100 m (330 ft) north-northwest of the monument is the
exact location where Rizal was executed, marked by
life-size dioramas depicting his final moments. The landmark is the
most recognizable monument in Luneta. The Rizal Monument serves a
meaningful national heritage for Filipinos, commemorating the heroic
act of Jose Rizal to his country.
Believed to be based
on a photograph depicting a line of palm trees outside the Wall of