Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Vargas Museum

Among the library collections in the U.P. Vargas Museum, officially the Jose B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, is one for philately.

Should be worth a visit.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EFO 1964 semipostal

This color shift is not listed in the IPPS EFO catalog.

Red is shifted to the right.

This was my EFO discovery last August 6.

Now, there's got to be a red shifted to the left variety. Somewhere. Just keep on searching!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Official Cash Ticket: Zamboanga City

This was used at the Paseo del Mar for parking on February 13, 2013.

Paseo del Mar is a local government-run seaside park in Zamboanga City.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Official Cash Ticket: Surigao del Sur

Found this horizontal strip of 5 in a public utility van, which I rode from Hayanggabon in Claver (Surigao del Norte) to Bad-as in Placer (Surigao del Norte). The van must have come from Carrascal (Surigao del Sur) as written on the back with the date Oct. 10, 2010. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Official Cash Ticket: Ozamiz City

If I recall rightly, this was used as receipt for entrance fee (P5) to the Cotta Fort in Ozamiz City (dated Sept. 28, 1998).

Friday, August 26, 2016

Official Cash Ticket : Misamis Oriental

P5 printed in black on back
The P2 black was used for parking fee, and use of the public restroom of the De Lara Park, in front of the provincial capitol grounds. I have recorded the following dates: June 8, 2005, September, 22, 2005, November 11, 2005, March 21, 2006, May 2006, April 13, 2009. It was also used at the public restroom of the bus terminal at Balingoan, Misamis Oriental, on September 2006. This also exists without printing on the back.

The P2 blue (larger in size than the black) was used for payment at the public restroom of the Balingoan bus terminal on April 2011, and another at the public restroom of the De Lara Park on August 21, 2010.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Official Cash Ticket: Iligan City

I bought a horizontal strip of 5 of the P2 blue as a souvenir from the Iligan City Integrated Bus Terminal (for buses bound northeast) on November 15, 2009. The rate for use of the public restroom at the terminal was P2.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Official Cash Ticket : Gingoog City

I found the P2 with small lettering on July 18, 2013.

The P2 with large lettering was used at the public restroom of the Gingoog City bus terminal on Oct. 6, 2010, and another on February 7, 2007 . This exists with or without printing on the back.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

FSCC auction August 2016

Some 30-40 bidders saw action in today's auction sale of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club held at the Philpost lobby.

A total of 533 lots for philatelists, numismatists and other collectors was listed.

Here's something to look forward to from my conversation with Dojie Latura, who was there that afternoon: he's completing a reference book on the postal history of Philippine railway post offices!

These were the Philippine philatelic lots:

Spanish era
mint and used assorted stamps
1868-69 papel sellado with dry seal of Queen Isabel II
1888-89 papel sellado used
1888-89 papel sellado 5c de peso Old Man and Child
1890-91 papel sellado used
1894-95 papel sellado used
1894-95 papel sellado 5c de peso Mother and Children
1896-97 papel sellado used
1898-99 papel sellado used
revenue with Binondo cancel

Aguinaldo period
10c mint

mint used assorted stamps
1935 Temples of Human Progress MNH OG
1908 4c mint envelope
1926 2nd Day Sale
Victory FDC
Revenue overprinted Victory 4 diff

Japanese occupation
FDC Nov. 12, 1942 w/censor mark
FDC Oct. 14, 1943 3 pcs Malolos, Bulacan

Republic mint
1950 Asociacion Filatelica de Filipinas set
1971 UP College of Law set
1978 Universal Declaration of Human Rights set
1984 LA Olympics missing 1 value
1984 LA Olympics perf B4 8 values
1984 LA Olympics imperf B4 8 values
1985 Horses ss
1988 Seoul Olympics ss
1989 National Science Week sheetlet of 2 set
1989 World Stamp Expo sheetlet of 6
1989 Christmas 6 values corner B/4 w/plate nos.
1991 WWF 4 values + B/4
1992 Barcelona Olympics ss
1992 Year of Rooster stamps
1992 Year of Rooster perf ss
1992 Year of Rooster imperf ss
1992 Seville Expo ss
1992 Inauguration of Philatelic Museum ss
1993 Philatelic Week
1993 Aquarium Fishes ss
1993 Butterflies strip of 5
1993 Philippine Indigenous People
1994 Philippine Endemic Mammals
1996 National Symbols B/14
1996 Aquarium Fishes ss
1996 Aseanpex ’96 Dr. Jose Rizal ss advertised 14-17 Dec 1996
1997 Stamps & Philatelic Division ss
1997 Chinese Zodiac ss
1998 Century of Friendship
1998 Pilipinas 98 ss
1998 Pilipinas 98 ss diff from above
1998 Pilipinas 98 ss diff from above
1998 Pilipinas 98 ss diff from above
1998 Flowers sheetlet blue background
1999 UN World Heritage, Senior Day, etc
2001 HK Exhibit tamaraw ss
2001 HK Exhibit pawikan ss
2001 HK Exhibit tarsier ss
2004 Our Lady of Piat sheetlet
2004 San Agustin Church sheetlet
2004 NSCM
2005 President Jintao Visit ss
2005 Snails ss
2007 Wild Ducks ss
2008 Xavier sheetlet
2009 Minerals ss
2012 World Heritage ss
People Power stamps
Independence of the Philippines B/4
MacArthur B/4
Quezon & Roosevelt B/10
over 100 pcs stamps

Republic used
64-page stockbook filled with RP used stamps

Republic specimen
1984 LA Olympics 6 values + ss
1984 Water Transpo set
1985 Virgin Mary, Youth Year, Tourism, Export, UN
1985 WTO 2 blocks of 4
1985 Bible Week 2 values B/6
1985 Horses 6 values + ss
1986 Benigno Aquino Jr. 3 values + ss
1986 People Power 4 values + ss
1986 Orchids 4 values B/4
1986 La Salle 3 values + ss
1986 Christmas 7 values
1986 UP Rev. Movement and PAL
1987 Manila Hotel singles and B/4 8 values
1987 Reprints singles and B/4 8 values
1996 Orchids two sheetlets of 32 + ss
1998 Marine Mammals sheetlet of 20
1999 Orchids sheetlet of 16 + ss + Cattleyas ss
2006 Valentine’s Day two sets + Philpost Service sets
Orchids sheetlet + ss
Waterfalls sheetlet of 16 + ss
Fruits sheetlet of 16 + ss
Boxer Codex sheetlet of 16

Republic FDC
1949 Rehabilitation of Public Libraries
1949 semipostals Boac cancel
1949 semipostals Cotabato cancel
1950 4th Anniversary Independence set
1950 AFF set
1950 AFF ss
1959 Cayetano Arellano 5 diff cachets VF
1966 PNB ss
1970 Shells
1970-71 Tourism issues 1st-4th series
1976 USA Bicentennial
1989 Fiesta Islands 3rd series 3 pcs
1989 Fiesta Islands 4th series 4 pcs
1993 Butterflies 2 strips
1995 Archaeological Jars stamps w/ss (slight stain on cover)
1995 Significant Events of World War II strip of 5
1995 UN (Romulo, Salas, etc)
1940s 15 pcs
1980s 40 pcs
1990s 55 pcs
1950-60 25 different
Marcos State Visit to USA 2 FDCs A
Marcos State Visit to USA FDC B
Marcos State Visit to USA FDC C
People Power 2 FDCs
Marcos Oath Taking 2 FDCs
National Philatelic

Republic covers
1960 FFC KLM to Thailand, backstamped
1959 slogan cancel MD, Help Prevent Fires
1961 slogan cancel Ramon Magsaysay Award 2 pcs
1962 slogan cancel Our Service, Potentials, Unlimited
1962 slogan cancel Employee, Welfare & Efficiency
1960s registered letter from Malaybalay, Bukidnon
1960s registered from Tarlac
1962 postally used from Iloilo w/Macapagal oath taking stamp
1978 postally used from Candaba, Pampanga
postally used w/1978 Agoo & Balayan churches from Concepcion, Tarlac

Republic souvenir albums
1959 Cayetano Arellano
1962 Jose Rizal 6c brown plain and OB
1970 Tourist attractions series I set

1947 FDC + stamps
1966 Manila Summit FDC + B/4
1978 souvenir album Philippines-Singapore Cable System w/FDC
1985 Horses 6 values + 2 FDCs
1985 Fiesta Islands 2nd series 3 values + 3 FDCs
1991 Basketball Centennial FDC + B/4
1991 Pasko FDC + B/4
1992 Barcelona Olympics FDC + B/4
1992 Pasko FDC + stamps
1993 Year of the Cock FDC + B/4 A
1993 Year of the Cock FDC + B/4 B
1993 Year of the Cock FDC + B/4 C
Bilingual Greetings FDC + B/8
Medicinal Plants FDC + B/4
Phil-China FDC + B/4
Flowers FDC + B/16
16th SEA Games FDC + B8
Land Reform 2 FDCs + B/4 A
Land Reform 2 FDCs + B/4 B
Birds FDC + stamps
Freshwater Aquarium Fishes FDC + ss A
Freshwater Aquarium Fishes FDC + ss B
Freshwater Aquarium Fishes FDC + ss C
FAO two FDCs + B/4 A
FAO two FDCs + B/4 B
Roxas memorial issue 2 FDCs + stamps
CTO butterflies set
Anti Smuggling issue FDC & postal card
lot of Philippine stamps and souvenir sheets
1968 unissued Kennedy stamps imperf MNH OG
USPI/JapOcc assorted stamps
old revenue stamps
Philippine Revolution TB seals

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Official Cash Ticket : Bukidnon

no printing at back
The red P1 (large size) was used at the public restroom of the Malaybalay City bus terminal (fee was P2) on Feb. 24, 2009 and another on Dec. 20, 2009. It also exists with no printing on the back, used in 2002.

The yellow P5 was used at the public restroom of the Malaybalay City bus terminal on July 16, 2011.

I have no notes for the red P1 (small size) except that it was used in 2003. This was issued without printing on the back.

The green P1 was used at public restrooms: of Kisolon (in Sumilao) Public Market (fee was P3) on July 1, 2012 and on March 28, 2014, Lorega bus terminal in Kitaotao (P3) on Oct. 4, 2014, and Maramag Food Court (P3) on Oct. 4, 2013 and on Oct. 2, 2014.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Official Cash Ticket: Bohol

With the issuance of Official Cash Tickets by local government units (don't know when, probably early 2000s), a revenue philatelist who attempts to catalog all issues would be challenged.

This one for Bohol was used for entrance fee of vehicles at the Carmen Chocolate Hills Center (or Complex) on June 1, 2005. It's part of a pane of 20.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Duterte inauguration

New Issue alert:

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost issues President Duterte inauguration stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) recently issued a special commemorative stamps featuring the historic inauguration and oathtaking of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who took his oath as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines held at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall in Malacañang Palace in Manila at exactly high noon (12:00 NN) last June 30, 2016.
He is the fourth chief executive of the country and the first from Mindanao who took oath in Malacañang Palace.
“Inaugural Stamps” were issued by PHLPost in keeping with the tradition that when there is a new president, the postal service would come out with a new commemorative stamp to highlight the importance of this historic event in the country.
The “Inaugural Stamps” features the official photo of the oathtaking ceremony administered by Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes. Duterte is joined by his children Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, Sebastian and Veronica Duterte, who holds the Bible given to the President by his late mother Soledad.
PHLPost has printed 150,000 pieces of the “Inaugural Stamps” sold at P17.00 each in post offices nationwide.
The postal service also printed 10,000 copies of the special limited edition of the souvenir sheet measuring 10 cm x 4.5 cm and sold at P55.00 each.
Also, the stamps comes with a commemorative first day cover envelope featuring the Philippine Flag, the official seal of the President with Malacañang Palace, at the background, which is the seat of the highest chief executive of the land.
For inquiries about the stamps, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

Official Cash Tickets

rouletted, poorly printed
rouletted, poorly printed
Official Cash Tickets have been in use since the 1930s and are kept by collectors of revenue stamps.

These were used as governmental receipts for payments in small denominations (for a variety of purposes, usually in public places).

The P1 red was used at the Cagayan de Oro Port on January 31, 2002.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Yes, sir, even today one can still find bundleware of Philippine stamps!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

clipper vinta

Finally, an airmail issue with a design of its own, rather than overprints.

Issued in 1941, the two main subjects are a clipper and a vinta.

These were the last airmail stamps released before the Japanese occupation.

Monday, August 15, 2016

First Airmail Exhibition

Yes, this overprinted stamp for the 1st Air Mail Exhibition is an airmail stamp.

There are two values in the set.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

PPC auction August 14

The Philippine Philatelic Club will hold an auction today at Quezon City.

A total of 681 lots of stamps, coins and other collectibles will be offered.

These are the Philippine philatelic lots:

Spanish era
1886 pair
1886 four values
one sheet repaired

1935 4c Woman and Carabao sheet of 50
1939 First Air Mail Exhibition cover
Victory flight cover
Victory covers all different
Victory FDC
Victory postal card close IC

Japanese occupation
1941 P1 Vinta sheet of 50
1941 2c Rizal two sheets of 100
Planting Rice postal card assorted
Rizal postal card mint
stamps in album
Food pair two sets
FDC Food pair set
FDC Laurel
FDC Kalayaan

Republic mint
1946 Independence set B/4
1947 4c Rizal Monument sheet of 100
1948 4c Boy Scout sheet of 50
1951 6c UN Day sheet of 100
1952 Panapex set B/4
1954 5c Marian Year sheet of 50
1958 25c Antonio Luna sheet of 100
1959 3c Mabini sheet of 100
1959 25c+5c 10th Scout Jamboree sheet of 50
1959 6c UN Day two sheets of 50
1959 Maria Cristina Falls set B/4
1960 6c Rome Olympics two sheets of 50
1960 2c Jose Abad Santos sheet of 100
1961 6c+5c Roxas semipostal  sheet of 50
1961 6c & 30c Manila Postal Conference two sheets of 40
1962 3c Apolinario Mabini sheet of 100
1962 200th Anniversary Diego Silang Revolt sheet of 100
1962 6c Jose Rizal OB two sheets of 100
1963 6c & 30c Diego Silang Bicentennial sheet of 100
1963 6c & 30c State Visit of Adolfo Mateos sheet of 50
1964 30c Agricultural Land Reform sheet of 50
1965 25c State Visit of Heinrich Luebke sheet of 50
1965 25c Asian Cycling sheet of 50
1966 30c Aguinaldo credo sheet of 50
1966 30c New Seal of Manila sheet of 50
1966 30c Manila Summit sheet of 50
1967 70c Taal eruption sheet of 50
1967 30c Quezon credo sheet of 50
1968 70c Taal Volcano sheet of 50
1968 30c Musical instrument sheet of 50
1969 5c on 6c Philatelic Week sheet of 40
1969 30c Melchora Aquino sheet of 50
1970 30c Iligan Steel Mills sheeet of 50
1970 5c on 6c Mabini surcharge two sheets of 50
1970 30c UPU Headquarters sheet of 50
1971 30c First National City Bank sheet of 50
1971-72 Tourism series mint
1972 30c UP College of Pharmacy sheet of 30
1976 15c Montreal Olympics sheet of 50
1977 30c New Society sheet of 50
1978 30c Human Rights sheet of 50
1979 30c Rosa Sevilla Alvaro sheet of 100
1979 30c Nido Oil Reef sheet of 50
1979 30c Animals sheet of 40
1979 15c Year of the Child sheet of 30
1980 30c Rotary International sheet of 50
1980 30c World Tourism sheet of 30
1980 MacArthur stamps & ss
1981 40c New Republic perf sheet of 36
1981 40c New Republic imperf sheet of 36
1981 Decade surcharge sheet of 30
1981 Pope John Paul stamps & ss
1981 Jesuits stamps & ss
1982 Bataan Day stamps & ss
1982 Marcos ss
1983 50c Philatelic Week sheet of 50
1984 40c Parrots sheet of 40
1986 De la Salle stamps & ss
1987 Manila Hotel set
1987 Reprints
MacArthur set B/4
Red Cross/Sacred Heart set B/4
Seal of Bacolod Bulacan Capiz set B/4
Ninoy Aquino stamps & ss
Asian Games stamps & ss
Katipunan Centennial set B/4
Rizal Exile to Dapitan Centenary set B/4
La Liga Filipina single B/12
Basketball Centennial ss
UP & General Assembly B/4
stamps all complete sets
Bicentennial ss 2 pcs
World War II ss 2 pcs
Barcelona Olympics ss
Juan dela Cruz ss
Manila Jockey Club ss
Chess Olympiad ss
Year of the Cock ss
Philippine Stamp Exhibit ovpt ss
Asian Intl Stamp Exhibit ss
Year of the Dog ss
Aquarium Fishes II ss
Veterans semipostal B/4 & ovpt plate block & corner block

Republic miscellaneous
43 diff used souvenir sheets
FDC Ausipex ss perf/imperf
FDC Pope Francis
FDC Marine Fishes II 3 pcs
Rizal postal envelope all different
Flight Cover on air letter 1st PAL Inaugural Flight
1992 Nilad stamps & FDC
2000 Christmas seal full sheet
documentary stamps
documentary stamp on document