Thursday, December 20, 2012

1954 Centenary of First Philippine Stamp

On April 25, 1954, the Bureau of Post issued a set of six stamps, three regular and three air mail, to commemorate the centenary of the first Philippine stamp. The stamps, beautifully engraved by the English firm of De la Rue, feature the Queen Isabella II stamp which was issued in 1854.

The Stamps

Regular Stamps

Airmail Stamps

First Day of Issue Cachet

First Day Covers