安らかに眠れ, Toyoda Kiichiro. The son of a loom works industrialist, Toyoda left the loom business to start his own automobile manufacturing company in 1937. And golly, if the auto industry hasn’t been the same since. Toyoda died on this date in 1952 at the age of 57, however, never seeing the full influence or realized potential of what he started (his cousin, Toyoda Eiji, would be the leader Toyota needed for its successful expansion worldwide, including the launch of Lexus).
Stamp details: Stamp on top: Issued on: January 27, 2014 From: Amsterdam, Netherlands MC #3217
Middle stamps: Issued on: December 11, 2003 From: Managua, Nicaragua MC #4335-4340
Bottom left: Issued on: August 15, 2006 From: Canberra, Australia MC #2693
Bottom right: Issued on: January 28, 1993 From:
Antananarivo, Madagascar MC #1405