Saturday, June 16, 2018

EFO 1951 Peace Fund 5c L

Flaws on upper left frameline and on third I of PHILIPPINES
Flaws on first P and second I of PHILIPPINES
Broken top frameline at left side and flaw on third P of PHILIPPINES
"Dirty" printing of lower inscriptions
Additional EFOs of the 5-centavo Peace Fund stamp of 1951.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Magsaysay death anniversary

A special occasion cachet commemorating the death anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay on March 17, 1958 was used at three post offices: Manila, Cebu and Castillejos (Zambales).

Magsaysay was born in Iba (Zambales), so there must be an explanation for Castillejos? He died in a plane crash in Cebu, and was buried in Manila.

He was 49 years old when he died.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

EFO 1982 Tenant Emancipation small F

Brown smudges on top frameline and printing flaw on 0 of 40s
Brown shifted downward with brown smudges on top frameline
Brown shifted upward and double impression of green upward/rightward
Brown shifted upward and double impression of green upward
Mole on face of Marcos
And one more set of EFOs!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


New Issue alert:

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases commemorative stamps to mark Philippine Independence Day

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue new stamps to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Independence Day on June 12, 2018.
Considered as a National Holiday among the Filipinos, the annual observance of Philippine Independence Day was signed into a law by former President Diosdado Macapagal through Republic Act No. 4166 on August 4, 1964.
According to Philippine history, the declaration of Independence was held on June 12, 1898 by General Emilio Aguinaldo and Filipino revolutionary forces from the Spanish colonization.
Designed by graphic artist Rodine Teodoro, the stamp features the vibrant color of blue and red depicting a silhouette scene of men and women in the Philippine revolution proudly waving the Filipino flag and native bolos used to fight colonial forces.
Imprinted in the stamp are the word Kalayaan and the sun that shines - which symbolizes freedom gained through sacrifices made by Filipino revolutionary forces.  
PHLPost has issued 50,000 copies of the single stamp design which can be bought at P12 each.  Another 300 pieces of first day cover envelope were printed to highlight the Philippine Independence Day logo.   
The stamps and its official first day cover will be available starting June 12, 2018 at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

Monday, June 11, 2018

EFO 1982 Tenant Emancipation small E

Black shifted to the left and brown shifted downward, darker shade
Double impression of green upward and black shifted downward
Double impression of green upward and black shifted to the right
Double impression of green upward and black shifted to the right
Double impression of green upward and black shifted downward, darker shade
Still more EFOs...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

R&D Bonds slogan

For a strong Philippines, invest and save in R & D bonds.
That's the message of this slogan cancel on this postal card. It was used not only in Manila but also in 26 chartered cities across the country from May 1 to 31, 1952.
Interestingly, a woman is illustrated, with flying hair at that!