Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 1950










1950, July 4.  President Elpidio Quirino Oath Taking

In Commemoration of the 4th Anniversary of Philippine Republic

Engraved.  American Bank Note Company,  Perf. 12.

Singles, Sheets of 100



    2c  Qurino Oath Taking - Singles  (5,000,000)

    4c  Qurino Oath Taking - Singles  (4,000,000)

    6c  Qurino Oath Taking - Singles  (3,000,000)


First Day Covers:  Manila  (Known printed cachets)






Elpidio Quirino – 6th President of the Philippines

Elpidio Quirino y Rivera was a Filipino lawyer and politician with a long career in public service in the Philippine government. After a brief career in the private practice of law, Quirino served in the House of Representatives from 1919 to 1925. He served as a Senator from 1925 to 1935 and Senate President from 1945 to 1946. Quirino was Vice President under President Manuel Roxas from 1946 until Roxas’ untimely death in 1948. On April 17, 1948, two days after Roxas’ death, Quirino assumed the presidency and became the sixth president of the Philippines. After completing the remainder of Roxas’ presidential term, Quirino was elected for his own term as president from 1949 to 1953.





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Issues of 1950