Wednesday, December 23, 2015

1946 Rizal Martyrdom

The 50th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal was commemorated on December 30, 1946 by overprinting an earlier Rizal definitive.

2 centavos sepia (with black overprint)

Quantity printed: 1,500,000
Printing method:  Rotary press (base stamp)
Printers: US Bureau of Engraving and Printing (overprinted by the Philippine Bureau of Printing)
Perforation: 11x10 1/2

The stamp is common.

For the first day cover, the Manila Post Office used a round, borderless handstamped cachet (top photo), but collectors were allowed to use their design (bottom photo) in addition to its own.

Varieties to look for: Shifted overprints.

No comments:

Post a Comment