US 1957 Ramon Magsaysay ; Champion of Liberty 8c. Scott. 1096

US 1957 Ramon Magsaysay ; Champion of Liberty 8c. Scott. 1096

Series: Champion of Liberty

Stamp details: Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay Sr. (1907-1957)

Issued date: 31-08-1957 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 8c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1096
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1098
Michel (Germany): 719
Yvert et Tellier (France): 634

Dimensions (height x width):
38mm x 31mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Ultramarine, carmine, and ocher
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Sailing Ship, Ship, Shipbuilding, Transports, Symbol

Total print: 39,489,600 (estimate)

Description:- Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay Sr. (1907-1957) was a Filipino statesman who served as the seventh president of the Philippines, from December 30, 1953, until his death in an aircraft disaster on March 17, 1957. An automobile mechanic by profession, Magsaysay was appointed military governor of Zambales after his outstanding service as a guerrilla leader during the Pacific War. He then served two terms as Liberal Party congressman for Zambales's at-large district before being appointed Secretary of National Defense by President Elpidio Quirino. He was elected president under the banner of the Nacionalista Party. He was the first Philippine president born in the 20th century and the first to be born after the Spanish colonial era.