Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dewey Boulevard, Manila, Philippines

Dewey Boulevard, Manila

postmarked in 1936 with a Philippine Islands, United States of America (Philippines) stamp

the sender writes:
Dear friends,
We are in Manila staying at the Manila Hotel.  We have two bed rooms and a sitting room facing the Bay on the 2nd floor.  We are having a fine time here.  Met a Mr. Jones who lets us have his card and driver every day.  Leave tomorrow for Singapore.    It is nice and hot here, but we do not mind it as we have a wonderful room with three big fans going and corner rooms all open.  Love, John, Pearl and Pat
Philippines (Philippine Islands, United States of America) Stamp - 2 Centavos
I found two people who listed this at 1917, but it is postmarked in 1936, so I don't know if it is that old or not.  

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Jos̩ Protasio Rizal Mercado (June 19, 1861 РDecember 30, 1896), was a Filipino patriot and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He is considered a national hero of the Philippines, and the anniversary of Rizal's death is commemorated as a Philippine holiday called Rizal Day. Rizal's 1896 military trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution.

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