Official cash tickets

A few months ago, I found these four 5-peso “Official Cash Tickets” on a street in Naga City (in Camarines Sur). It was the first time I knew of their existence. I did not know what they were for. But after looking at a few websites (such as “Philatelic Philippines“), it seems to me that these are receipts issued by an Office of the Provincial Treasurer for small amounts such as those involving permits for street vendors and the use of public bathrooms. (The National Printing Office website states that “Cash Ticket Php 1.00” (“2.00,” “5.00,” “10.00”) is Accountable Form Number 55-C (55-D, 55-E, 55-F).)

The backs of the tickets are stamped with the words “LUIS [B.?] DE LA [CRUZ?]” and “NAGA MEPO.” It seems that “NAGA MEPO” stands for “City Government of Naga City Market Enterprise and Promotions Office.” There is also some handwriting on the back. Given that the front of the ticket states that it is “not valid unless stamped on back with name of municipality and date,” my guess is that the written text is “Jan 29.”

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Plymouth Prowler

Before I saw this Fast Lane Plymouth Prowler, I had never before seen a scale model of a Prowler. I don’t find the Prowler particularly beautiful or ugly; the only reason I bought this model is because I don’t think I’ll be able to find another Prowler in the near future.  (The scale model is actually purple even though my picture below makes it seem to be blue.)

The body seems to be made of metal. The plastic base has the text “NO. 6045 SCALE 1:64,” “MADE IN CHINA,” and “(C) CHRYSLER GROUP 2011” embossed and the text “055899” and “1801 8 EH” printed in white.

The company that made the Prowler has had many names: Chrysler (1925-1998), DaimlerChrysler (1998-2007), Chrysler LLC (2007-2009), and Chrysler Group LLC (2009-2014). It is currently called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Prowlers made from 1997 to 2000 are called Plymouth Prowlers and those made from 2001 to 2002 are called Chrysler Prowlers. I’m calling this model a “Plymouth Prowler.”

The Mick’s Model Auto World website shows a different Fast Lane 6045: a green “Plymouth Prowler” which the site claims has a copyright year of 2003 and a scale of 1:55.