Sunday, February 28, 2016

King Amadeo

1 peseta 25 centimos, perforated proof
12 centimos de peseta

The first man, and the first king, to be portrayed on a Philippine stamp was King Amadeo.

There are five values of this set:  12 centimos de peseta, 16 centimos de peseta, 25 centimos de peseta, 62 centimos de peseta, and 1 peseta 25 centimos (which has a different color from the proof shown above).

These stamps were the first to be inscribed FILIPINAS. Previous issues from 1854 to 1871 didn't bear the country's name.

This issue came out in 1872.

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