Philippines

17 official seal types are known from the Philippines. Most are seldom seen on cover.



Catalog: Drummond OS3, Scott OX3

Date issued: 1907, EKU March 22, 1907

Printing: Light brown

Perforation: Hyphen hole perf. 7

Inscription: "BUREAU OF POSTS / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / Philippine Islands"

Control Number: None

Description: Cover from Fletcher, OH recovered from the March 3, 1907 wreck of the SS Dakota near Tokyo en route from Seattle to Yokohama. Much of the mail was pilfered by Japanese farmers when it washed up on shore. Letters addressed to the Philippines were processed in Manila. Only a very few covers received seals.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.



Catalog: Drummond OS6, Scott OX6

Date issued: 1911, EKU August 19, 1912

Printing: Yellow

Perforation: Hyphen hole perf. 7

Inscription: "BUREAU OF POSTS / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / Philippine Islands"

Control Number: None

Description: Domestic 1912 cover "OPEN WHEN RECEIVED AT MANILA."

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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