Mexican postage stamp issued to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the nationalization of all petroleum reserves, facilities, and foreign oil companies in Mexico and the establishment of the state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos. The stamp features a portrait of Mexican president Lázaro Cárdenas del Río (1895-1970), who served as President of Mexico from 1934 to 1940 and oversaw the nationalization of the oil industry in 1938.
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Mexico. Dirección General de Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores. “Mexican Postage Stamp Commemorating Petróleos Mexicanos (40th Anniversary),” 1978. Witco Stamp Collection, Box 7. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/tv671ee.
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