Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1993 National Flower D

Straight-line 1 of 1993
Blue of flag shifted
Serrifed 1 of 1993
Another batch of varieties of the P1 National Flower stamp of 1993.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

missent 1

This commercial cover from Manila to the United States has an auxiliary marking -- Missent to San Diego, Calif. -- despite being addressed to California.

Looks like the addressee was not located in San Diego!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aseanpex 2017

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost mounts ASEAN invitational stamps exhibit

In support and celebration of the Philippine chairmanship on the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will be hosting the ASEAN Invitational Philatelic Exhibit (ASEANPEx) 2017 on November 4 to 6, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
ASEANPEx is a showcase of stamps and other philatelic products from the 10 ASEAN countries featuring current issuances, as well as rare and collector’s item stamps. The last ASEANPEx held in the country was in 1996 at the SM Mega Trade Hall in Mandaluyong.
This year’s three-day exhibit will be carrying the theme “ASEANPEx 2017: Exploring the beauty and diversity of ASEAN culture and tradition”, and will be attended by ambassadors from other ASEAN countries, heads from various government sectors, celebrities and personalities, students, philatelists and other enthusiasts.
“As host country, we believe that this is also a great opportunity for us to showcase the world-class tourist destinations in the country, the unique Philippine biodiversity and, of course, our colorful culture and history,” PHLPost Assistant Postmaster General for Marketing and Management Support Services Luis D. Carlos said in a statement.
ASEANPEx 2017 will showcase a 200-frame display of rare and winning stamp collections from member countries; lectures on philately; and, interactive booths.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FSCC auction August 2017

Some 40 collectors, including absentee bidders, participated in today's auction sale of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club held at the Philpost lobby.

Of 511 philatelic and nonphilatelic lots offered, the following were the Philippine philatelic lots:
Spanish era
1881 Alfonso green surcharged pair used
1894-95 Papel Sellado 25cdepeso brown seal
GIRO 10pcs

USPI/Commonwealth
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp A
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp B
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp C
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp D
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp E
1926 FDC addressed to Don Jose Talavera
1927 FDC addressed to Jose Talavera w/Fondo label
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Teresa, Rizal
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Jalajala, Rizal
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Binagonan, Rizal
1945 Victory PC reopening of Muntinlupa Post Office
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office San Mateo, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Cardona, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Pililia, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Pateros, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Morong, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Angono, Rizal faint cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Cainta Post Office unclear cancel
Victory covers 10pcs
Victory FDC A
Victory FDC B

Japanese occupation
1942 semipostals set VFU
1943 FDC Jan 23
1943 FDC April 1
1944 FDC Feb 17
1944 FDC June 19
1944 FDC Sept 7
1944 FDC Oct 14
1944 ss

Republic mint
1950 semipostals B/4 set
1977 Espamer ss perf
1978 Capex pair perf/imperf ss
1989 World Stamp Expo B/4
1991 San Juan de la Cruz ss
1991 SEA Games
1991 SEA Games 2v face P96
1991 New Year 2v sheets of 50
1991 Philacon
1992 New Year 2v sheets of 50
1992 Year of Rooster ss perf
1992 Aquarium Fishes I 4ss
1992 Aquarium Fishes I ovpt Taipei Stampex 4ss arowana
1992 Aquarium Fishes I ovpt Taipei Stampex 4ss discus
1993 Asean Jamboree 2v 2ss
1998 Friendship With Spain & Mexico strip
1998 Heroes
1998 Coconut Industry B/4
2000 Roxas Quirino
2003 Phl-Spanish Friendship
2004 Pilipinas ss series 2
2004 Pilipinas ss series 3
2004 Pilipinas ss series 4
2004 Pilipinas ss series 5
2004 Pilipinas ss series 6
2004 World Championship ovpt on Bonsai ss
2004 Pfizer B/5
2005 Shells ss
2011 UST ss
10 diff
10 diff mostly sets
Reprints 8v
Dr Valdez imperf pair
P5 Tourism Bohol Chocolate Hills
Lot of Phl stamps ss
Phl Flowers
Face P100+ good for postage

Republic specimens
1994 Hong Kong Stampex set 2ss
1995 Natl Symbols strip of 14
1997 Intl Year of Reef B/4 ss
1998 Intl Year of Ocean B/4 ss
Central Bank, Pasig B/4, Ople, Araneta etc 12pcs
Phl-Mexico Relations set ss
Phl-Australia Relations set ss
Phl-Switzerland Relations set ss
Independence Centenary series 2 & 3, Mabini,. Miguel 8pcs
Independence Centenary series 5 B/5
Independence Centenary series 4 B/4
Mt Everest Conquest B/4 ss

Republic FDCs
1947 pictorials 3v
1947 Ecafe imperf set
1947 Ecafe perf set
1948 MacArthur set
1948 FAO 3v
1948-50 8pcs OB
1950 Quezon ss with slogan
1950 AFF stamps set
1950 Rizal surcharge
1952 Graciano Lopez B/4
1960 Olympics set 5 diff cachets
1962 Orchids imperf 5 diff cachets
1965 Christianity ss
1973 Fernando Guerrero
1974 Yangco imperf pair
1974 Community Chest imperf pair
1974 F. Guerrero imperf
1975 Irrigation imperf pair
1976 PAL B/4 2pcs
1980 Islam 600 Years set
1980 Knights of Columbs set
1980 Stamp Day B/4 3pcs
1981 Marcos Oathtaking Badoc cancel
1983 Xavier University set
1984 Olympics ss
1987 UN imperf strip w/signatures
1987 Manila Hotel 2pcs
1987 GSIS 2pcs one with error
1987 Salvation Army 2pcs w/signature
1990s 27pcs
1992 Taipei ovpt on Fishes ss 2pcs
1992 Taipei ovpt on Fishes 2ss on one envelope
1992 Taipei ovpt on Fishes 3ss w/Taipei pictorial cancels
1993 Asian Exhibit Orchids 2 ss
1994 UN
2004 First Phl Stamps strip of 4 set
St Francis of Assisi + Baguio General Hospital
Lorenzo Ruiz 2pcs
Heroes 5 diff
Rizal 5pcs
Defenders of Bataan w/multiple stamps
30pcs A
30pcs B

Republic souvenir albums
1958 University of the Philippines
1992 Chess Olympiad

Republic covers
1955 special delivery registered San Jose Antique, backstamped
1959 FFC Mla-Djakarta
1967 FFC Mla-Tokyo
1975 1st Inter Island Pioneer Airmail Service to CDO, backstamped
2010 Cory Aquino commemorative cover
2010 Benigno Aquino commemorative cover
Rizal green postal card tied with Bulacan FD cancel
Lot of postally used covers

Miscellaneous
1937 Far Eastern Philatelic Exhibition card with cachet
1950 Privilege Tax Receipt w/revenue stamps
1963 Folk Dances w/signature of Nemesio Dumanlig stamp designer
1964 UN ovpt ss mint + Korea 1967 Folklore ss mint
1989 World Stamp Expo set + FDC
1989 World Stamp Expo 3 ms of 6 + FDC ms
1994 Miss Universe album w/FDC 2 pairs mint
Return receipts 3 diff w/stamps
National Library FDC + stamps
Spanish-Philippines album pages

Saturday, August 19, 2017

EFO 1988 NIA

Color shift causing white line to appear above the blue frame of the picture.

Friday, August 18, 2017

meter stamp 1

This 1993 meter stamp from Pasay City has a generic mail station for the slogan part of the Pitney-Bowes impression.

The mail station is St. Anthony (rubberstamped above the printed airmail etiquette).

Is a mail station ("Your  Neighborhood Post Office") the same as the current postal station?

A postal station is defined by the Philippine Postal Corporation as a "PHLPost-authorized facility established and operated wholly or in part by a person, entity or local government unit for the purpose of performing postal business and sale of any other related products and services".

The St. Anthony Mail Station is not listed on PHLPost's website as a postal station.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Philippine endemic snakes

New Issue alert:

3rd Quarter Topical Issue: PHILIPPINE ENDEMIC SNAKES

Kind of Issue : Special
Deno.&Quantities : P12 - - -102,400 (4 Designs)
Date of Issue : August 16, 2017
Last Day of Sale : August 15, 2018
Size of Stamps : 40mm x 30mm
Sheet Composition : 16 (4 x 4)
Souvenir Sheet with : (4 x P25 + labels)
Special Embellishment : Hot foil stamping
Deno.& Quantities : P100 - - - 5,000
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 120mm x 80mm
Perforation :14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Designs : Philippine Endemic Snakes
Printer : Amstar Printing Co., Inc.
Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo
Contributors :
Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos,
Ph.D. Scientist III
In-charge, Herpetology Sec.
Zoology Div.
National Museum of the Phils.,Mla.
Mae Lowe L. Diesmos,M.Sc.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
UST, Manila

On Block of Four Stamps:
Yellow Spotted Philippine Pitviper (Trimeresurusflavomaculatus)
Red – tailed Blind Snake (Malayotyphlopsruficauda)
Philippine Forest Cat Snake (Boigaphilippina)
Luzon Forest Cat Snake (Boigadendrophiladivergens)

On the Official First Day Covers:
Barred Philippine Coral Snake (Hemibungaruscalligaster)
Barred Short-headed Kukri Snake (Oligodonmaculatus)

On the Souvenir Sheet:
Philippine Variable Paradise Snake (Chrysopeleaparadisivariabilis)
Eastern Visayas Wolf Snake (Lycodonferroni)
Zigzag-lined Keelback(Rhabdophislineata)
Philippine Whip Snake (Dryophiopsphilippina)