Philippines



Catalog: Drummond OS12, Scott OX11

Date issued: 1936, EKU February 9, 1937

Printing: Dark blue

Perforation: Rouletted 7

Inscription: "COMMONWEALTH OF THE / PHILIPPINES / OFFICIALLY SEALED / BUREAU OF POSTS"

Control Number: None

Description: Registered 1938 cover from France to Pasay, Rizal repaired upon arrival in Manila with 5 first type "Commonwealth" seals.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.



Catalog: Drummond OS13, Scott OX12

Date issued: 1938, EKU September 6, 1938

Printing: Blue

Perforation: Hyphen hole perf. 7

Inscription: Eagle over coat of arms in shield over "COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES" in ribbon over "OFFICIALLY SEALED / BUREAU / OF / POSTS."

Control Number: None

Description: Quadruple (75c per 1/2 oz) clipper rate airmail cover sent in December, 1938 from New York, NY to Manilla, Philippines "Received in bad order at Manilla" and repaired with second type "Commonwealth" vertically oriented seal.

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