Monday, October 15, 2012

1946 Independence of the Philippines

On July 4, 1946, the governments of the Republic of the Philippines and the United States signed the Treaty of Manilla of 1946 which provided for the recognition of the independence of the Republic of the Philippines and the relinquishment of American sovereignty over the Philippine Islands.

A set of three stamps, engraved by the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing,  was issued on July 4, 1946.

Post Office First Day Cover Cachet

The Philippines post office produced first day of issue cachets which were hand stamped onto first day covers.  These official cachets were applied to plain envelopes as well as to envelopes with printed cachets.

Official post office cachet

 Commercial First Day Cover Cachets