Sunday, July 31, 2016

San Marino

In today's edition of The Philippine Star is a travel article by Edu Jarque titled "San Marino: The country behind the stamps".

You can read it online at...

Have fun!

EFO 1964 semipostal

Normal Copy
Red shifted upward
Red shifted downward
These EFOs were unrecorded in the IPPS EFO catalog.

The red must touch the blue.

These were my EFO discoveries last July 16.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

MANILA receiving

This cancellation, if I'm not mistaken, is a partial Manila receiving postmark (usually applied as a backstamp on the back of envelopes rather than as a cancellation postmark).

What could have happened in this instance?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Filipinas Philatelic & Numismatic Center

The Filipinas Philatelic & Numismatic Center was a store on Recto Avenue in Manila City.

It was situated "in front of San Sebastian College" but also had a post office box address.

I was informed that this store was owned by Mr. Carlos Basa in the 1970s/80s.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Lasallephex '83 was held from March 3 to 5 at Bacolod City.

There was a Bacolod City Philatelic Club formed in 1982.

Was there a school stamp club at La Salle Bacolod?

Whose philatelic exhibition was this?

Monday, July 25, 2016

USPI regulars Perf 12

For the perforated 12 USPI regulars, issued from 1906 to 1914, these were the values:

2c Jose Rizal (green, yellow green, deep green)
4c William McKinley (carmine, carmine lake)
6c Ferdinand Magellan (violet, deep violet)
8c Miguel Lopez de Legaspi (brown)
10c Gen. Henry W. Lawton (blue, dark blue)
12c Abraham Lincoln (brown lake, orange, red orange)
16c Adm. William T. Sampson (violet black, olive green, pale olive  
20c George Washington (orange, orange brown, yellow)
26c Francisco Carriedo (violet brown, blue green)
30c Benjamin Franklin (olive green, ultramarine, grey)
P1 Arms of Manila (orange, pale violet)
P2 Arms of Manila (black, violet brown)
P4 Arms of Manila (dark blue, deep blue)
P10 Arms of Manila (dark green, deep green)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

USPI regulars Perf 11

yellow green
dark green
The perforated 11 series of USPI regulars, issued from 1917 to 1926, watermarked and/or unwatermarked, consisted of the following values:

2c Jose Rizal (green, yellow green, dark green)
4c William McKinley (carmine, light rose)
6c Ferdinand Magellan (deep violet, red violet, lilac)
8c Miguel Lopez de Legaspi (brown, yellow brown, orange brown)
10c Gen. Henry W. Lawton (dark blue, deep blue)
12c Abraham Lincoln
16c Adm. William T. Sampson (olive green, light olive green, olive                                                    bister
16c Adm. George Dewey (olive bister, olive green)
20c George Washington (orange, orange yellow)
26c Francisco Carriedo (green, blue green)
30c Benjamin Franklin
P1 Arms of Manila (pale violet, red lilac, pale rose lilac)
P2 Arms of Manila
P4 Arms of Manila
P10 Arms of Manila

Saturday, July 23, 2016

USPI regulars Perf 10

Issued from 1914 to 1923, the USPI regulars perforated 10 pictured the following:

2c green Jose Rizal
4c carmine William McKinley
6c light violet/deep violet Ferdinand Magellan
8c brown Miguel Lopez de Legaspi
10c dark blue Gen. Henry W. Lawton
16c olive green Adm. William T. Sampson
20c orange George Washington
30c grey Benjamin Franklin
P1 pale violet Arms of Manila