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PHILIPPINES 1881-1900

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1881-1888, various overprints

'HABILITADO CORREOS' on fiscal stamps (DERECHOS JUDICIAL)

2 r on 2 r blue

Surcharged with value
  2 c on 10 c brown
  2 4/8 c on 10 c brown
  2 4/8 c on 2 r blue
  6 2/8 c on 12 4/8 c grey (overprint in red)
  8 c on 10 c brown
  8 c on 2 r blue
  1 r on 10 c brown (overprinted in black or green (see picture))
  1 r on 12 4/8 c grey (overprinted in black or red)
  16 c on 2 r blue (overprint in yellow)
  2 r on 2 r blue (overprint in red)

No value surcharged
  10 c brown (overprint in blue)
  1 r blue (overprint in red)
  2 r blue (oveprint in red)

'HABILITADO POSTAL' on fiscal stamps (DERECHOS DE FIRMA)
  2 c on 200 m green (overprint in yellow)

'HABILITADO PA CORREOS' on fiscal stamps (DERECHOS DE FIRMA)

1 r on 1 P green

  1 r on 1 P green (overprint in red)
  1 r on 200 m green (overprint in red)
  1 r on 10 p brown (overprint in red)

'HABILITADO PARA COMUNICACIONES 2 4/8 CMOS' on fiscal stamps 
   (DERECHOS DE FIRMA)
  2 4/8 c on 20 c brown (overprint in violet)
  2 4/8 c on 200 m green (overprint in violet)
  
'UNION GRAL. POSTAL HABILITADO 8 CENT' in an ellipse on postage stamp
  8 c on 2 4/8 c blue (overprint violet)

'HABILITADO PARA COMUNICACIONES 2 4/8 CMOS'

on telegraph stamp
  2 4/8 c on 1 c olive (overprint violet)
on stamps of 1880
  2 4/8 c on 50 m yelow (overprint violet)
  2 4/8 c on 1 c green (overprint violet)
  2 4/8 c on 5 c grey (overpint violet)
  2 4/8 c on 10 c green (overprint violet)
on newspaper stamp
  2 4/8 c on 1/8 c green (overprint violet, see picture)


'RECARGO DE CONSUMOS HABILITADO' and value
on newspaper stamps (Impresos)

  2 4/8 c on 1/8 c green (see picture)

'RECARGO DE CONSUMOS HABILITADO' and value
on stamps of 1880

  2 4/8 c on 50 m yellow
  2 4/8 c on 1 c green
  2 4/8 c on 2 c red
  2 4/8 c on 2 4/8 c blue (see picture)
  2 4/8 c on 5 c grey (see picture)
  2 4/8 c on 12 4/8 c red

'RECARGO DE CONSUMOS HABILITADO' and value
on telegraph stamps (Telegrafos)

  2 4/8 c on 1 c olive
  2 4/8 c on 2 c red
  2 4/8 c on 2 4/8 c brown (see picture)
  2 4/8 c on 5 c blue
  2 4/8 c on 10 c green
  2 4/8 c on 10 c lilac
  2 4/8 c on 20 c lilac (see picture)
  5 c on 20 c lilac
  7 4/8 c on 20 c lilac
  10 c on 20 c lilac (see picture)
  17 4/8 c on 20 c lilac

'HABILITADO PA CORREOS' on stamps of 1880

'HABILITADO PA CORREOS DE UN REAL' (green) on 2 c red

  2 c on 2 1/2 c brown
  1 r on 2 c red (overprint red, green or black)
  1 r on 5 c grey (overprint violet)
  1 r on 8 c brown (overprint violet)
  2 r on 2 4/8 c blue
  10 cuartos on 2 c red
  16 ctos on 2 4/8 c blue (overprint red)
  20 ctmos on 8 c brown
  1 c on 2 4/8 c blue (overprint red)
  10 c on 2 4/8 c blue

'HABILITADO POSTAL' on stamps of 1880
  8 c on 2 c red (overprint in green)

'HABILITADO CORREOS' on telegraph stamps

  2 r on 250 m blue (oveprint in red)
  20 c and 1 r (red) on 250 m blue 

Similar overprint 'HABILITADO PARA DERECHOS DE FIRMA' (probably a fiscal stamp):

1890 King Alsonso XIII, 'Babyface'

20 c orange

  1 c violet
  1 c red
  1 c green
  2 c red
  2 c lilac
  2 c blue
  2 c brown
  2 4/8 c blue
  2 4/8 c grey
  5 c blue
  5 c green
  5 c brown
  5 c violet
  6 c brown
  6 c red
  6 c orange
  8 c blue
  8 c brown
  8 c green
  10 c green
  10 c red
  10 c brown
  12 4/8 c green
  12 4/8 c orange
  15 c brown
  15 c red
  15 c green
  20 c red
  20 c lilac
  20 c brown
  20 c violet
  20 c orange
  25 c brown
  25 c blue
  40 c violet
  80 c red

Overprinted 'HABILITADO CORREOS PARA 1897' and value

  5 c on 5 c green (overprinted in blue, red or black)
  15 c on 15 c red
  15 c on 15 c brown (overprinted in blue)
  20 c on 20 c violet
  20 c on 20 c brown (overprinted in blue)
  20 c on 25 c brown

Inscription 'FILIPas-IMPRESOS' (Newspaper stamps) (1890-1896)


  1 m de Peso brown
  1 m de Peso green
  1 m de Peso olive
  1 m de Peso blue
  2 m de Peso brown
  2 m de Peso green
  2 m de Peso olive
  2 m de Peso brown
  5 m de Peso brown
  5 m de Peso green
  5 m de Peso olive
  5 m de Peso green
  1/8 c de Peso brown
  1/8 c de Peso green
  1/8 c de Peso blue

1898 King Alfonso XIII, facing the left, inscription 'FILIPas 1898y99'

1 P green

  1 m brown
  2 m brown
  3 m brown
  4 m brown
  5 m brown
  1 c violet
  2 c green
  3 c brown
  4 c orange
  5 c red
  6 c blue
  8 c brown
  10 c red
  15 c olive
  20 c brown
  40 c violet
  60 c black
  80 c brown
  1 p green
  2 p blue

Unlisted overprint 'C. 1898 RESELLADO 1899 T':

I have also seen this overprint inverted on the values 2 m and 1 c:


(Forged or bogus inverted overprints)


(Clumsy forgery)

Fournier also made forgeries of these stamps. I have seen them uncancelled, imperforated and with cancels 'MANILA 12 DIC 98 (FILIPINAS)' and 'CAVITE 21 DIC 98 (FILIPINAS)'. If anybody has a picture of a Fournier forgery, please contact me!


Telegraph Stamps

1890 Telegraph stamps

Inscription 'TELEGRAFOS'

  1 c green
  2 4/8 c brown
  5 c red
  10 c brown
  12 4/8 c red
  20 c blue
  25 c brown
  1 p grey
  2 p brown
  5 p green
  5 p blue
  10 p brown

Inscription 'FILIPas-TELEGRAFOS' (1892-1896)

  1 c red
  1 c brown
  1 c grey
  2 4/8 c blue
  2 4/8 c brown
  2 4/8 c green
  5 c grey
  5 c red
  5 c brown
  10 c green
  10 c blue
  10 c red
  12 4/8 c grey
  12 4/8 c green
  12 4/8 c brown
  20 c brown
  20 c violet
  20 c orange
  25 c green
  25 c red
  25 c brown
  1 p orange
  1 p brown
  1 p blue
  2 p brown
  2 p blue
  2 p red
  5 p brown
  5 p green
  5 p red
  10 p red
  10 p brown
  10 p blue

Overprinted with 'TELEGRAFOS HABILITADO PARA 1897'

  20 c violet

Local issues

1898: Philippines revolt, sun or star

'GOBno. Revolutionario'
  2 c (CORREO Y TELEGRAFOS) red
  2 c (CORREOS) red
Registration stamp:
  8 c (CERTIFICADO) green
Newspaper stamp (IMPRESOS):
  1 m (perforated) black
  1 m (imperforated) black
Telegraph stamps:
  2 c (TELEGRAFOS) purple
  50 c (TELEGRAFOS) blue

I've seen the following fiscal stamp in a similar design:

'RECIBOS'


Postal Stationery

Postcard inscription 'TARJETA POSTAL'


Fiscal Stamps

Example: inscription'RECIBOS Y CUENTAS FILIPINAS'


(ISLA FILIPINAS GIRO)

1865 DS. DE FIRMA, portrait of Queen Isabella

In this design exist: 1 P brown, 2 P red and 5 P blue. Other fiscal stamps with Queen Isabella with inscription 'DERECHOS DE FIRMA' exist.


Later Issues

In 1899 the Philippines were occupated by the United States (listed in the Cd with Volume 1).


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