Saturday, December 31, 2016

EFO 1989 Pagoda sa Wawa

Red shifted to the right and downward, causing blurred design.
Red shifted to the left, causing blurred design.
Broken A in PILIPINAS (right stamp)
These varieties of the Pagoda Sa Wawa definitive are not listed in Ngo's specialized catalog.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

litho flaw 2

Litho flaw below the ess of 60s
Litho flaws on the zero of 60s and below the ell of PILIPINAS
Litho flaw on the 60 of 60s (right stamp)
Litho flaw below the P of Pasko
Here are litho flaws on various positions in the 60s value of the 1989 Christmas set.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

litho flaw 1

There's a litho flaw on the jar of the right stamp in this pair issued for the Cagayan de Oro Fiesta of the Fiesta Islands '89 definitive series.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Voyage to Philately

For this month of December a "Voyage to Philately" exhibit was mounted by the Philippine Philatelic Federation at the Philpost lobby.

The frames of four pages each featured mostly Philippine material and some of the "World's Most Expensive Stamps" although all were just color photocopies (no doubt due to security concern).

The exhibit opened last December 12.
The overhead lights are newly installed chandeliers,
replacing the old hanging fluorescent bulbs.

[Photos were taken last December 21]

Saturday, December 24, 2016

EFO 1969 Scouting ovpt shifted down

The overprint is shifted downward.

There is listed in the IPPS EFO catalog a variety of "overprint shifted downwards, causing '5s' to be printed halfway on the girl scout's finger, instead of above it."

Friday, December 23, 2016

EFO 1969 Scouting ovpt brown shift

Color shift and overprint shift
Color shift
Here the brown is shifted to the left causing blurred design especially of the hand salute and the girl's hair.

Top stamp has the overprint shifted downward.

Not listed in the IPPS EFO catalog.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

EFO 1969 Scouting ovpt shifted up

Overprint shifted upward

Varying degrees of the shifted upward overprint.

The IPPS EFO catalog lists an "overprint shifted upwards, causing part of '5s' to be on the perforation".

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

EFO 1969 Scouting ovpt green shift

The green is shifted downward.

Note the cap and the collar of the Girl Scout's uniform.

Not listed in the IPPS EFO catalog.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ring flaw 6

See it?

There's a ring flaw on the background color of the stamp at right, below a wing of the first bird.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Catbalogan City

New Issue alert:

400th Anniversary of Catbalogan City

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp to commemorate the 400th Founding Anniversary of Catbalogan City.
Kind of Issue : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity : P18 . . . 101,000
Date of Issue : December 20, 2016
Last Day of Sale : December 19, 2017
Size of Stamps : 40mm x 30mm
Sheet Composition : 40on (Single Design)
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro
Designs : Photo of Saint Bartholomew, Seal of Catbalogan City, View of Catbalogan City

Mama Sita

New Issue alert:

Teresita “Mama Sita”

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a stamp featuring the fourth series of Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes.
Kind of Issue : Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity : P18, - - - 101,000
Date of Issue : December 20, 2016
Last Day of Sale :December 19, 2017
Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition : 100
Perforation : 14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper :Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Design : Victorino Z. Serevo

ring flaw 5

You'll find a ring flaw on the jar of the bottom stamp.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

FSCC auction December 2016

Over 30 bidders participated in today's auction and fellowship of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club held at the Philpost lobby.

Raffle prizes were given to all members. 

Unfortunately, the Voyage to Philately Exhibit had been removed from the lobby for a Christmas party last Friday and temporarily put in a room, so we missed this opportunity. We were informed that the frames would be back on Tuesday to continue the December show of the post office.

Of the 520 philatelic and nonphilatelic lots listed in the catalog, the following were the Philippine philatelic lots:

Spanish era
10 diff unused
Papel Sellado 1888-89 Old Man
Papel Sellado 1890-91
Papel Sellado 1894-95 Mother & Child
Papel Sellado 1898-99
Revenues perf imperf 12 values

10c stamp mint

1926 First Day Sale Manila Dec. 20
1926 4c official B/4 mint
1928 FDC London-Orient Flight
1933 slogan cover w/Rizal 2c
1933 FFC Cebu-Manila
1935 FFC Manila-Guam
1935 FFC Manila-Singapore
1935 65pcs 2c long Envelopes mint
1935 Manila-North Borneo via Flying British Royal Boat
1939 FFC Manila-Guam
1939 FDC Airmail Exhibition used Manila to Albay
1941 FDC airmail
Victory FDC
Victory cover 10th Anniversary Commonwealth

Japanese occupation
1943 postal card first day sale May 17
1944 FDC Heroes w/Chart sa Pagsilang ng Makabayang 1872-1896
Semipostal set mint
2 pcs FDC
2 pcs FDC (diff)

RP mint
1957 Garcia-Macapagal ovpt B/4 2v
1959 Maria Cristina Falls 30s sheet of 50
1965 400th Year of Christianization set
1969 DBP 75s sheet of 50
1969 Leyte Landing 5s & 40s sheets of 50
1969 Aguinaldo 10s & 40s sheets of 50
1972 Jars 3 diff sheets of 50
1972 UP Pharmacy 30s sheet of 50
1978 Capex stamps & ss
1979 San Lazaro Hospital 90s sheet of 50
1981 Pope stamps & ss
1983 Woman Suffrage 60s sheet of 50
1983 Labor/Ruiz/Philatelic Week set
1984 LA Olympics imperf ss
1984 Butterflies set
1985 Horses ss
1986 Christmas/Rizal/ etc set
1988 Solar Eclipse B/4
1989 Christmas/Fiesta Islands set
1990 Census P1 sheet of 50
1990 World Congress of Cardiology P5.50 B/20
1991 Asean Games
1991 Philacon ’91 + Defenders of Bataan ss
1992 2nd Naphilcon ovpt ss
1992 Nuestra Senora dela Soledad P8 value B/4
1992 Barcelona Olympics ss
1992 Kabisig B/4 4pcs
1993 Aquarium Fishes ss
1994 PMA B/4
1995 Pastoral Visit Pope John Paul II ss
1995 Liberation of UST B/4
1995 Asean Environment ss
1995 WWII Bataan ss
1995 RP-Mexico-Spain Friendship strip of 3
1996 Cattleyas ss
1998 Pasig River B/4
1999 Millennium Series 1 People Power sheetlet
2000 Millennium Series 2 Artifacts sheetlet
2000 Millennium Series Artifacts sheetlet w/o plate number 2nd printing
2000 Millennium Series 3 Earliest Philippine Ships sheetlet
2000 Millennium Series 4 Trade, Education, Communication sheetlet
2000 Insects beetles ss
2001 Chinese Philatelic ovpt on Sampaguita ss
2001 Chinese Philatelic ovpt on Philippine Eagle ss
2002 Year of the Sheep perf ss
2002 Year of the Sheep imperf ss
2004 Pfizer B/4
2004 Christmas
2005 Christmas
2005 FSCC 10th Anniversary ovpt ss
2005 Butterflies error
2005 State Visit of Hu Jintao ss
2006 Philippine Marine Life green turtle ss
2006 Cats ss
2007 Manulife B/4
2007 Manulife ss
2008 Bonsai ss
Lot of Philippine ss
Philippine Flowers 60c sheet 80 pcs
Philippine Bar Association sheet of 50
Presidents Laurel Aguinaldo Quezon 3 sheets
Flowers P6 B/64
Flowers P7 B/40

RP used
Modern stamps large good condition
Parrots CTO 6v full sheets

RP specimens
1986 PGH 2v B/4
1986 YMCA 2v B/4
1986 Bataan Refinery 2v B/4
1994 Corals P2 B/10
1994 Miss Universe 4 pairs each + ss
1994 Philatelic Week 4v B/4
1995 National Symbols strip of 7
1995 WWII ms of 18
1996 Aquarium Fishes I strips of 8 (40 stamps)
1996 Aquarium Fishes II strips of 8 (40 stamps)
2000 Millennium Series II 2 sheets

RP souvenir albums
1968 Philippine Tobacco Industry
1969 Claro M. Recto
1969 35th Anniversary Leyte Landing
1970 Tourism first series

1947 Pictorials 2 pcs
1963 Freedom From Hunger
1982 40th Anniversary Bataan Day stamps & ss
1984 Espana ’84 ss (t.s.)
1990 National Catethetical Year
1992 50th Anniversary WWII (t.s.)
1992 Philippine Stamp Exhibition
1992 Philatelic Week
1992 Great Filipinos 2
1992 Freshwater Aquarium Fishes A
1992 Freshwater Aquarium Fishes B
1992 Freshwater Aquarium Fishes C
1993 Philippines 2000
1995 Visit of Pope John Paul II
1995 Visit of Pope John Paul II (diff)
2014 Iglesia Ni Cristo

RP covers
1948 airletter PAL DC6 Manila-San Francisco
1949 PAL inaugural flight Manila-Okinawa Tokyo
1949 Pan Am initial flight Manila-Calcutta
1960 FFC KLM to Pakistan backstamped
1960 KLM DC8 first jet to link Manila-Europe
1960 KLM DC8 first jet to link Manila-Europe (diff)
1963 slogan Respect the Centavo...20 diff cancels
1975 commercial commemorative airmail exhibition backstamped
Aerogramme 1964 mint Moro Vinta
Aerogramme 1965 mint Fluvial River Festival in Bocaue
Aerogramme 1980 mint P2.15 on P1.30
Aerogramme 1981 mint Fishing Village
Aerogramme 1984 mint P2.15 + 65s

1947 Postage dues FDC + stamps
1980-83 album of mint stamps & FDC
1992 Rare & Endangered Philippine Birds FDC + ss A
1992 Rare & Endangered Philippine Birds FDC + ss B
1992 Rare & Endangered Philippine Birds FDC + ss C
1992 New Year FDC 2 pcs + stamps
Philippine Flowers FDC + stamps
Bonifacio imperf proof B/4
Manna Filatelica IV Dec. 7-12, 1998 P15 mint
TB seals Philippine Revolution sheet
Philippine Philatelic Journal 1 (bonus 300+ RP stamps)
Philippine Philatelic Journal 2 (bonus 300+ RP stamps)
Philippine Philatelic Journal 3 (bonus 300+ RP stamps)
Philippine Philatelic Journal 4 (bonus 300+ RP stamps)
Philippine Philatelic Journal 5 (bonus 300+ RP stamps)

Friday, December 16, 2016

EFO 1989 Fiesta Islands Sinulog

White hairline across SINULOG on the rightmost stamp
White hairline across SINULOG
Two parallel white hairlines across FIESTA ISLANDS '89
There are white hairlines in this Fiesta Islands '89 issue for Sinulog.

These are unlisted in Ngo's specialized catalog.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 Year of the Rooster

New Issue alert:

2017 Year of the Rooster

Kind of Issue : Special
Denomination & Quantity : P18, P45 . . . 101,000
Souvenir Sheet : P200 . . . 5,000
Date of Issue : December 16, 2016
Last Day of Sale :December 15, 2017
Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition :16on (2 designs)
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 63mm x 63mm
Diameter : 38.1mm
Perforation : 14
Printing Process
Stamps : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Souvenir Sheet : Embellishment - Gold Foil
                         & Special Round Perforation with
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro

[press release added later]

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost releases Rooster Stamps to welcome the New Year

As the year 2016 comes to a close, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), released its “Year of the Rooster stamps” for 2017's Chinese New Year.
The souvenir sheets are red and gold with special embellishments of gold foil and 3D embossing.
The rooster is the tenth of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, followed by the Year of the Dog for 2018.
Among the Chinese Zodiac animals, the rooster or chicken represents fidelity and punctuality, for it wakes people up on time. The Chinese says, people born in the year of the Rooster are beautiful, kind-hearted, hardworking, courageous, independent, humorous and honest.
PHLPost has printed 101,000 copies of the two (2) different colorful designs of the regular stamps which can be purchased at P18 and P45 per stamp.
In addition, PHLPost also printed 5,000 copies of the limited edition souvenir gold foil and special round perforation of the “New Year stamps” to be sold at P200 each for stamp collectors. 

The layout of the stamps was done by in-house graphic artist Rodine C. Teodoro.
The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

EFO 1973 Scouting

This EFO on the 15s value of the 1973 Scouting issue shows broken letters due to a gold ink overflow.

The illustrated stamp comes from the first day cover shown.

Surprisingly, it is unlisted in Ngo's specialized catalogue.
Normal Copy

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

EFO 1973 Socio-Economic surcharge

Surcharge shifted to the right
This 1973 provisional issue has the surcharged overprint shifted to the right, with the "s" of 10s on the margin of the stamp.

Not listed in the IPPS EFO catalog.