Thursday, August 31, 2017

EFO 1978 Quezon

There's a doctor blade flaw on this 30-sentimo 1978 Quezon commemorative.

It's the red vertical line on Quezon's face.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

ring flaw 24

The ring flaw on this Gregorio del Pilar definitive of 1981 is on the hair.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

ring flaw 22

The ring flaw on this strip of three Rafael Palma definitive stamps of 1974 is found to the left temple of Palma on the rightmost stamp.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

ring flaw 21

Here, the ring flaw is at right of the player's right elbow.

I have two copies of this 75-sentimo Sipa stamp of 1978. A constant variety?

(See also "ring flaw 3").

Saturday, August 26, 2017

ring flaw 20

On this 5-sentimo Sipa stamp of 1978, the ring flaw is above the "i" of Pilipinas.

Friday, August 25, 2017

missent 2

Here's another commercial cover with a missent marking.

Mailed from Manila, it was missent to Baldwin Park in California, as the handstamped auxiliary marking says.

The intended address is Burbank (home to movie studios), which is also in California.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

1993 National Flower E

Blue of flag shifted
Seriffed 1 of 1993
Flaw on blue of flag
Sans Seriffed 1 of 1993
One last batch, for now!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1993 National Flower D

Sans Seriffed 1 of 1993
Blue of flag shifted
Seriffed 1 of 1993
Another batch of varieties of the P1 National Flower stamp of 1993.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

missent 1

This commercial cover from Manila to the United States has an auxiliary marking -- Missent to San Diego, Calif. -- despite being addressed to California.

Looks like the addressee was not located in San Diego!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aseanpex 2017

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost mounts ASEAN invitational stamps exhibit

In support and celebration of the Philippine chairmanship on the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will be hosting the ASEAN Invitational Philatelic Exhibit (ASEANPEx) 2017 on November 4 to 6, 2017, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
ASEANPEx is a showcase of stamps and other philatelic products from the 10 ASEAN countries featuring current issuances, as well as rare and collector’s item stamps. The last ASEANPEx held in the country was in 1996 at the SM Mega Trade Hall in Mandaluyong.
This year’s three-day exhibit will be carrying the theme “ASEANPEx 2017: Exploring the beauty and diversity of ASEAN culture and tradition”, and will be attended by ambassadors from other ASEAN countries, heads from various government sectors, celebrities and personalities, students, philatelists and other enthusiasts.
“As host country, we believe that this is also a great opportunity for us to showcase the world-class tourist destinations in the country, the unique Philippine biodiversity and, of course, our colorful culture and history,” PHLPost Assistant Postmaster General for Marketing and Management Support Services Luis D. Carlos said in a statement.
ASEANPEx 2017 will showcase a 200-frame display of rare and winning stamp collections from member countries; lectures on philately; and, interactive booths.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FSCC auction August 2017

Some 40 collectors, including absentee bidders, participated in today's auction sale of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club held at the Philpost lobby.

Of 511 philatelic and nonphilatelic lots offered, the following were the Philippine philatelic lots:
Spanish era
1881 Alfonso green surcharged pair used
1894-95 Papel Sellado 25cdepeso brown seal
GIRO 10pcs

1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp A
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp B
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp C
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp D
1926 FDC w/Legislative stamp E
1926 FDC addressed to Don Jose Talavera
1927 FDC addressed to Jose Talavera w/Fondo label
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Teresa, Rizal
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Jalajala, Rizal
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Binagonan, Rizal
1945 Victory PC reopening of Muntinlupa Post Office
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office San Mateo, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Cardona, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Pililia, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Pateros, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Morong, Rizal pen cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Post Office Angono, Rizal faint cancel
1945 Victory PC reopening of Cainta Post Office unclear cancel
Victory covers 10pcs
Victory FDC A
Victory FDC B

Japanese occupation
1942 semipostals set VFU
1943 FDC Jan 23
1943 FDC April 1
1944 FDC Feb 17
1944 FDC June 19
1944 FDC Sept 7
1944 FDC Oct 14
1944 ss

Republic mint
1950 semipostals B/4 set
1977 Espamer ss perf
1978 Capex pair perf/imperf ss
1989 World Stamp Expo B/4
1991 San Juan de la Cruz ss
1991 SEA Games
1991 SEA Games 2v face P96
1991 New Year 2v sheets of 50
1991 Philacon
1992 New Year 2v sheets of 50
1992 Year of Rooster ss perf
1992 Aquarium Fishes I 4ss
1992 Aquarium Fishes I ovpt Taipei Stampex 4ss arowana
1992 Aquarium Fishes I ovpt Taipei Stampex 4ss discus
1993 Asean Jamboree 2v 2ss
1998 Friendship With Spain & Mexico strip
1998 Heroes
1998 Coconut Industry B/4
2000 Roxas Quirino
2003 Phl-Spanish Friendship
2004 Pilipinas ss series 2
2004 Pilipinas ss series 3
2004 Pilipinas ss series 4
2004 Pilipinas ss series 5
2004 Pilipinas ss series 6
2004 World Championship ovpt on Bonsai ss
2004 Pfizer B/5
2005 Shells ss
2011 UST ss
10 diff
10 diff mostly sets
Reprints 8v
Dr Valdez imperf pair
P5 Tourism Bohol Chocolate Hills
Lot of Phl stamps ss
Phl Flowers
Face P100+ good for postage

Republic specimens
1994 Hong Kong Stampex set 2ss
1995 Natl Symbols strip of 14
1997 Intl Year of Reef B/4 ss
1998 Intl Year of Ocean B/4 ss
Central Bank, Pasig B/4, Ople, Araneta etc 12pcs
Phl-Mexico Relations set ss
Phl-Australia Relations set ss
Phl-Switzerland Relations set ss
Independence Centenary series 2 & 3, Mabini,. Miguel 8pcs
Independence Centenary series 5 B/5
Independence Centenary series 4 B/4
Mt Everest Conquest B/4 ss

Republic FDCs
1947 pictorials 3v
1947 Ecafe imperf set
1947 Ecafe perf set
1948 MacArthur set
1948 FAO 3v
1948-50 8pcs OB
1950 Quezon ss with slogan
1950 AFF stamps set
1950 Rizal surcharge
1952 Graciano Lopez B/4
1960 Olympics set 5 diff cachets
1962 Orchids imperf 5 diff cachets
1965 Christianity ss
1973 Fernando Guerrero
1974 Yangco imperf pair
1974 Community Chest imperf pair
1974 F. Guerrero imperf
1975 Irrigation imperf pair
1976 PAL B/4 2pcs
1980 Islam 600 Years set
1980 Knights of Columbs set
1980 Stamp Day B/4 3pcs
1981 Marcos Oathtaking Badoc cancel
1983 Xavier University set
1984 Olympics ss
1987 UN imperf strip w/signatures
1987 Manila Hotel 2pcs
1987 GSIS 2pcs one with error
1987 Salvation Army 2pcs w/signature
1990s 27pcs
1992 Taipei ovpt on Fishes ss 2pcs
1992 Taipei ovpt on Fishes 2ss on one envelope
1992 Taipei ovpt on Fishes 3ss w/Taipei pictorial cancels
1993 Asian Exhibit Orchids 2 ss
1994 UN
2004 First Phl Stamps strip of 4 set
St Francis of Assisi + Baguio General Hospital
Lorenzo Ruiz 2pcs
Heroes 5 diff
Rizal 5pcs
Defenders of Bataan w/multiple stamps
30pcs A
30pcs B

Republic souvenir albums
1958 University of the Philippines
1992 Chess Olympiad

Republic covers
1955 special delivery registered San Jose Antique, backstamped
1959 FFC Mla-Djakarta
1967 FFC Mla-Tokyo
1975 1st Inter Island Pioneer Airmail Service to CDO, backstamped
2010 Cory Aquino commemorative cover
2010 Benigno Aquino commemorative cover
Rizal green postal card tied with Bulacan FD cancel
Lot of postally used covers

1937 Far Eastern Philatelic Exhibition card with cachet
1950 Privilege Tax Receipt w/revenue stamps
1963 Folk Dances w/signature of Nemesio Dumanlig stamp designer
1964 UN ovpt ss mint + Korea 1967 Folklore ss mint
1989 World Stamp Expo set + FDC
1989 World Stamp Expo 3 ms of 6 + FDC ms
1994 Miss Universe album w/FDC 2 pairs mint
Return receipts 3 diff w/stamps
National Library FDC + stamps
Spanish-Philippines album pages

Saturday, August 19, 2017

EFO 1988 NIA

Color shift causing white line to appear above the blue frame of the picture.

Friday, August 18, 2017

meter stamp 1

This 1993 meter stamp from Pasay City has a generic mail station for the slogan part of the Pitney-Bowes impression.

The mail station is St. Anthony (rubberstamped above the printed airmail etiquette).

Is a mail station ("Your  Neighborhood Post Office") the same as the current postal station?

A postal station is defined by the Philippine Postal Corporation as a "PHLPost-authorized facility established and operated wholly or in part by a person, entity or local government unit for the purpose of performing postal business and sale of any other related products and services".

The St. Anthony Mail Station is not listed on PHLPost's website as a postal station.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Philippine endemic snakes

New Issue alert:

3rd Quarter Topical Issue: PHILIPPINE ENDEMIC SNAKES

Kind of Issue : Special
Deno.&Quantities : P12 - - -102,400 (4 Designs)
Date of Issue : August 16, 2017
Last Day of Sale : August 15, 2018
Size of Stamps : 40mm x 30mm
Sheet Composition : 16 (4 x 4)
Souvenir Sheet with : (4 x P25 + labels)
Special Embellishment : Hot foil stamping
Deno.& Quantities : P100 - - - 5,000
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 120mm x 80mm
Perforation :14
Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)
Designs : Philippine Endemic Snakes
Printer : Amstar Printing Co., Inc.
Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo
Contributors :
Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos,
Ph.D. Scientist III
In-charge, Herpetology Sec.
Zoology Div.
National Museum of the Phils.,Mla.
Mae Lowe L. Diesmos,M.Sc.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
UST, Manila

On Block of Four Stamps:
Yellow Spotted Philippine Pitviper (Trimeresurusflavomaculatus)
Red – tailed Blind Snake (Malayotyphlopsruficauda)
Philippine Forest Cat Snake (Boigaphilippina)
Luzon Forest Cat Snake (Boigadendrophiladivergens)

On the Official First Day Covers:
Barred Philippine Coral Snake (Hemibungaruscalligaster)
Barred Short-headed Kukri Snake (Oligodonmaculatus)

On the Souvenir Sheet:
Philippine Variable Paradise Snake (Chrysopeleaparadisivariabilis)
Eastern Visayas Wolf Snake (Lycodonferroni)
Zigzag-lined Keelback(Rhabdophislineata)
Philippine Whip Snake (Dryophiopsphilippina)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ring flaw 19

Ring flaw on red emblem of lower left stamp.

This is the P1 value of the 1988 Toribio M. Teodoro set.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

EFO 1993 National Flag P2

Red instead of full yellow on two rays of the sun and the right star, and joined "il" in Pilipinas.

Monday, August 14, 2017

1993 National Flower C

Shifted blue of flag
Flaw on red of flag
Short 1 in 1993
And more additional examples of varieties of the P1 National Flower stamp of 1993.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

1993 National Flower B

Seriffed 1 in 1993
Black shifted upward, affecting Pilipinas, see also year date touching leaves
Blue of flag shifted to the right
Sans Seriffed 1 in 1993
Additional examples of varieties of the P1 National Flower stamp of 1993.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

1993 National Flower A

Sans Seriffed 1 in 1993
Sans Seriffed 1 in 1993
Seriffed 1 in 1993, blue of flag shifted to the right
Seriffed 1 in 1993
Varieties of the P1 National Flower definitive of 1993.

Friday, August 11, 2017

BPSIAA slogan

This slogan cancel for the 1955 Bureau of Public Schools Interscholastic Athletic Association Meet held at Iloilo City was used only in Iloilo from February 21 to March 6, 1955.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

OWWA cover

PRESS RELEASE: PHLPost issues OWWA anniversary commemorative cover

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) releases the 35th Anniversary Commemorative Cover of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) which was established in 1982.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.
The commemorative cover features the anniversary logo of OWWA and the slogan that says “We Serve…We Care #35 Years of Helping OFWs & Their Families”. Also on the cover is the main building of OWWA in Pasay City.
A special postmark or canceller that designates the place and date of the specific event in the commemorative cover highlights the historical significance which is valuable for collectors.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Asean omnibus

New Issue alert:


Kind of issue: Commemorative
Denomination & Quantity : P12.00 (80,000pcs.)
Date of Issue : August 8, 2017
Last Day of Sale : August 7, 2018
Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition : 40 (4 x 10)
Perforation : 14
Printing : Litho Offset (4 colors) with special gold foil stamping
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked
Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer : Rodine C. Teodoro
Design : Featuring the Philippine National Flower: Sampaguita

PRESS RELEASE: National flowers feature in ASEAN joint commemorative stamps

The ASEANPost, composed of member states postal administrations’ of Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines proudly releases the first omnibus joint stamp issue featuring the national flowers of each countries to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN. Although Brunei is a member of ASEANPost, the country did not issue a national flower stamp.
The Philippine stamps has featured the Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac), the country’s National flower in the joint commemorative issue.
This strategic collaboration of the member countries postal administration was evident in the ASEAN POST logo displayed on each country's commemorative stamps which symbolizes peace, friendship and solidarity in the ASEAN community.
All stamps shall be released for sale, distribution and exchange by ASEAN member countries simultaneously starting today, August 08, 2017.
The release of the stamps coincides with the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila and the commemorative celebration highlighting the 50 years of its foundation.
Each country is responsible for the design, layout, printing and production of their stamps.
PHLPost has printed 80,000 copies of the ASEAN 50th Anniversary stamp featuring the national flower Sampaguita to be sold at P12 each. Since its establishment in 1967, the ASEAN has grown from five original members to 10 member states.
The theme Partnering for Change Engaging the World reflects the Philippine government’s advocacy to promote unity with and among ASEAN member states and its global partners.
The commemorative stamps and official first day cover shall be available starting today, August 08, 2017 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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Nutrition Week slogan

This slogan cancel for Nutrition Week of March 1-7, 1955, was used in Manila from March 1 to 7, 1955.

Monday, August 7, 2017

United Nations Week slogan

This slogan cancel for United Nations Week of 1956 was used in Manila from October 17 to 24, 1956 in Manila.

The cover is addressed to K. Bileski, well-known stamp dealer in Canada.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

APO auction August 2017

At least 15 bidders participated in today's auction sale of the APO Philatelic Society held at the Philpost lobby.

Of the 490 philatelic and nonphilatelic lots listed, the following were the Philippine philatelic lots:
Spanish era
1888-89 18 diff mint unused used
1890-91 papel sellado 25c de peso w/seal and number Headboard offset error
1897 Habilitado 5c mint
Giro 3pcs P2 15cdepeso 60cdepeso

1909-26 defin P2 & P4 w/OB VFU
1926 2nd Day Cover
1936 Commonwealth 1st Anniversary set
1938 OB used error missing period after B
1941 FDC airmail
1945 Victory Surrender of Japan PC close IC + MacArthur cachet on PC
1945 Japan Day Unconditional Surrender special delivery w/close IC
PI-US Initial Flight unused set + assorted
Guam ovpt on 4c McKinley 2pcs used
Documentary stamp P5

Japanese occupation
1943 FDC 350th Year Printing Press + B/6 unused
1943 FDC defins July 14
1943 FDC defins August 16
1944 FDC Heroes on postal card + Planting Rice postal card FDC
Dalaga 5c shorter thinner top bar variety + normal
Postal card w/ and w/o Republika ng Pilipinas mint 2pcs

Republic mint
1961 Rizal Birth Anniversary set B/4
1961 Postal Conference set B/4
1961 Boy Scouts Jamboree 8 tete-beche pairs
1962 Independence Day set B/4
1972 Red Cross set B/4
1978 US Bicentennial ss
1980 Central Phil University + 1983 Women’s Suffrage
1984 Espana ss perf/imperf
1988 Olympic Week 2 strips of 4 perf + 2 strips of 4 imperf
1988 Landbank/PCIBank P1 se-tenant 5 pairs + 10 imperf Scuba Diving
1994 Corals se-tenant set of 10
2007 Birds P7 B/10
2007 Birds P8
2007 Birds P9 B/4
2007 Birds P20 B/4
2007 Birds P24 B/4
2007 Birds P26 B/4
2007 Birds P50
2007 Birds P100
2007 Ramon Magsaysay B/6
Phl-Aussie Relations ss
Philippine Navy B/4
Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce sheetlet
Asian-Oceanic Postal Union B/4
Pasko B/4
Nuestra Senora Dela Paz B/4
Pink Sisters B/4
PAL 10v
Chiang Kai Shek College sheetlet
Los Angeles Games imperf ss + Marcos ss
Christmas lechon se-tenant set & ss
Year of Pig B/4 + Boy Scout set
Railway Transport B/4 + Girl Scouts 50th Anniv set
Cats B/4 + Montreal Olympics ovpt
UPU ss ovptd UN Declaration of Human Rights
40th Bataan Anniv ss + Intosai ss
MacArthur Centenary ss + NST Week ss
Marcos Visit to US ss + Year of Cock ss
Kennedy set & 5c ss

Republic used
1948 Boy Scout 35 or so VF sets some in B/4
47 famous people

Republic specimens
Coastal Resources Conservation ss
Holy See ss
Tourist Spots ss
De la Salle Diamond Jubilee ss
Phl-China Relations 25th Year
Orchids set
4pcs A
4pcs B
4pcs C
4pcs D
4pcs E

Republic FDCs
1946 Rizal B/4
1947 Quezon-Roosevelt set B/4 3pcs
1947 Independence set B/4 3pcs
1947 2c pictorials B/4
1948 Roxas set B/4
1948 FAO set B/4 4pcs
1948 Boy Scout set perf/imperf B/4 2pcs
1948 Boy Scout perf/imperf w/slogan 25th Year
1949 Del Pilar set B/4 2pcs
1950s 17pcs
1950 Forestry set B/4
1950 Chamber of Commerce set B/4 2pcs
1954 Stamp Centenary set 2pcs
1958 UP on 2 postal cards Mla & UP cancels
1972 surcharges 3v B/4 3pcs
1972 Red Cross set B/4 3pcs
1972 Nurses set B/4 3pcs
1972 Gastroenterological set B/4 2pcs
1973 18pcs
1974 18pcs
1974 Lions set B/4 2pcs
1975 16pcs
1976 Educational System set B/4 2pcs
1979 Scoutpex ss
1980 Islam set B/4 2pcs
1982 Marcos-Reagan set 2pcs
1983 E. Rodriguez set B/4 2pcs
1984 National Museum Week set
1985 Intelsat set B/4 2pcs
1986 Orchids set B/4 4pcs
1986 Halley’s Comet set B/4 2pcs
1987 Lorenzo Ruiz set B/4 sent to USA backstamped
1988 Seoul Olympics imperf set 2pcs
1988 Pre-Olympics imperf strips of 5
1988 surchrges P1.90 4v + MacArthur ss ovptd FDC
1989 Philately in Classroom set
1991 Cardiology P5.50 B/4 error blue offset at back
1991 Scouts Jamboree set 2pcs
1993 Year of Rooster set perf/imperf ss 3pcs
People Power set 1st printing
People Poer 1st printing + maximum card
Bar Association 6 diff govt envelopes + El Filibusterismo (some w/autographs)
All different
6 diff Kennedy, Red Cross, Halley’s Comet, etc

Republic covers
1948 Inauguration of new city Naga
1949 slogan postal cards 5 diff cities
1958 flight cover Mla-Washington backstamped NY
1981 slogan cover 10th Anniv Hyatt Regency Hotel
1986 Flight cover to Abu Dhabi on PC + FDCs B/4 commercial cover
2005 Flight cover Mla-Germany via Lufthansa + Air France FDC

1956 FDC Leyte Landing on postal card + mint imperf pair
1963 card Folk Dances B/4 w/signature of stamp designerNemesio Dimanlig Jr.
1977 Credit & Collection souvenir card & FDC
1982 Marcos-Reagan souvenir card w/envelope
1991 Philacon ss on special page
Commonwealth ovpt on Filipina B/4 + UPU 78th Anniversary set
USPI Wman & Carabao B/4 + Orchids set
USPI Juan dela Cruz ovptd B/8 + Pope paul VI Visit set
SELLO UN Peso + Gloria Diaz B/4
Document Luzon Co. Inc 1949-64 w/2pcs documentary stamps
Science Stamps 5 bundles 2c P2 P5 (2x) P10 + others
JapOcc P100 bill FDC w/1996 Rizal P2

BCC auction August 6

The Bayanihan Collectors Club will hold an auction today at Pasig City.

There are some Philippine philatelic lots among the 576 lots offered (mostly nonphilatelic), as follows:
001. JapOcc 1943 Kalayaan Souvenir Sheet PLUS First Day Cover, in very fine condition
002. PI-US 1935 First Flight Cover, PLUS, commercial mail from Cavite to Manila, 1968, both very fine
003. Philippines, 10 Peso Internal Documentary Revenue Tax Full Sheet of 100
004. Philippines 1944 JapOcc 2c Rice Planter Sheet of 100

006. R.P. 1945 flight cover manila to Cebu
007. R.P. 1948 flight cover manila to Rizal
008. R.P. 1958 flight cover manila to USA
009. R. P. 1965 flight cover manila to Australia
010. R.P. 1968 flight cover manila to Japan
011. R.P. 1979 flight cover manila to china
012. R.P. 1988 flight cover manila to Hongkong
013. R.P. 1988 medical seal map of tondo mint
014. R.P. covers 25 pcs
015. R.P. covers 50 pcs
016. R.P. Rizaliana covers and post card
017. US.PI stamps mint and used
018. US.PI and victory covers

023. R.P. 1987 Mason Rizal 4 cover Mla. davaocebu Iloilo cancel
024. R.P. 1987 Mason Rizal 4 cover Mladavaocebu Iloilo cancel
025. R.P 1947 Ecafeperf FDC baguio cancel
028. SP/ PHIL. 1874 PEACE MH
443. PAPEL SELLADO - Philippines, Spanish colonial period
documentary revenue paper for the poor or Papel Sellado,
using Sello 10A 25cents 1892-1893 as cover-page for a land
title issued in Bacolor, Pampanga, dated March 9, 1893, with
the oval handstamp seal of the Civil Government of the
Province of Pampanga; attached is a 4-page details of the land
owner, in very fine condition