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Japanese Occupation of the Philippines

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Japanese Occupation

1942 - 1944

 

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Japanese Money

 

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1944 -  POSTAL STAMPS AND FIRST DAY COVERS

1944, February 9 - National Heroes Souvenir Sheet

1944, February 17 - National Heroes Day (Perforate)

1944, April 10 - High Value Regular (Printed in Japan)

1944, April 17 - National Heroes (Imperforate)

1944, May 7 - Fall of Bataan and Corregidor (Second Anniversary)

1944, June 26 - Officials (K.P.)

1944, August 28 - Official  (K.P.) Overprints

1944, October 14 - President Jose P. Laurel


1944, February 9.  Souvenir Sheets.  National Heroes.  Unwatermarked.  Imperforate.  Carmelo and Bauermann, Inc., Manila.

5c, 12c, 17c Souvenir Sheet, depicting Dr. Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mobini, Fr. Jose Burgos  (200,000)

  • mis-aligned stamps
  • missing 17c stamp
  • missing 12c and 17c stamps
  • mis-cut sheets (various degrees)
  • offset of gummed-side
  • missing inscriptions

FDC - Manila

Note:  Rejected essays exist, each stamp with double frames around them, and, with inscriptions on both the left and rise side of the sheet.


1944, February 17.  Commemorative.  National Heroes.  Unwatermarked.  Perf 12.  Carmelo and Bauermann, Inc., Manila.  100/sheet, 10 x 10.

5c - Dr. Jose Rizal, blue  (500,000)

  • REPUBIIKA instead of REPUBLIKA
  • Imperforate left margin

12c - Fr. Jose Burgos, carmine  (300,000)

  • Imperforate horizontally

17c - Apolinario Mabini, deep orange  (200,000)

FDC, Manila


1944, April 17.  Commemorative.  National Heroes.  Unwatermarked.  IMPERFORATE.  Carmelo and Bauermann, Inc., Manila.  100/sheet, 10 x 10.

5c - Dr. Jose Rizal, blue  (200,000)

12c - Fr. Jose Burgos, carmine  (200,000)

17c - Apolinario Mabini, deep orange  (200,000)

FDC, Manila


1944, April 10.  Definitive.  Watermarked (curved wavy lines).  Perf 13 x 13 1/2.  Cabinet Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Tokyo.  100/sheet, 10 x 10.

5p - Moro Vinta, dark olive-green  (65,000)

FDC - Manila  (usually found with the second printing of the 2p Moro Vinta definitive issue.


1944, May 7.  Commemoratives. Second Anniversary Fall of Bataan and Corregidor (Overprint).   Unwatermarked.  Perf 11.  Bureau of Printing, Manila (overprints).  50/sheet, 5 x 10.

5c on 20c - Moro Vinta, ultramarine  (285,000),  Plate Nos:  F146129

12c on 60c - Moro Vinta, blue-green  (165,000),  Plate Nos:  146130, F146130

FDC - Manila, With Official FDC cachet issued with control numbers 0 - 16.

Stocks of the 20c and 60c airmail stamps issued in 1941 from the Commonwealth period were overprinted with black bars deleting the words "United States of America Commonwealth of the Philippines" and overprinted in black with "Republika ng Pilipinas, 5-7-44".


1944, June 26.  Official.  K.P. Overprint on Large Type "Commonwealth".  Unwatermarked.  Perf 11.  Bureau of Printing, Manila (overprint).  64/sheet, 8 x 8.

5c on 6c - Filipina, dark brown  (23,000), Plate Nos:  F129927, 131563

FDC - Manila

Stocks of the 1936 6c Filipina stamps were overprinted with black deleting bars to obliterate "United States of America" and "Commonwealth".  Overprinted with "K.P." and surcharged in black.


1944, August 28.  Officials.  K.P.(Republika).  Overprint on Small Type "Commonwealth".  Unwatermarked.  Perf 11.  Bureau of Printing, Manila (overprint).  64/sheet, 8 x 8.

5c on 6c - Filipina, golden brown,  Plate No:  141035

  • dark brown

20c - Juan de la Cruz, light olive green, Plate No:  F146131

1p - Moro Vinta, sepia,  Plate No:  146131

FDC - Manila "For Philately" with control numbers 0 - 14.

Stocks of the 6c Filipina, 20c Juan de la Cruz and 1p Moro Vinta stamps from the Commonwealth period were overprinted with black bars deleting the words "United States of America" and "Commonwealth of the".  Overprinted with "Republika ng Pilipinas" ("Republika" only on the 20c), and, "K.P." in black.


1944, October 14.  Commemorative.  President Jose P. Laurel.  Unwatermarked.  Imperforate.  Bureau of Printing, Manila.  100/sheet, 10 x 10.

5c - President Laurel, dull violet brown  (750,000)

  • perforate
  • broken head of farmer
  • offset on gummed-side

7c - President Laurel, green  (500,000)

  • perforate
  • offset on gummed-side

20c - President Laurel, blue  (350,000)

  • perforate
  • offset on gummed-side

FDC - Manila with 13 known secret marks on the FDC cachet-cancel

Note:  Although FDCs are dated October 14, 1944, these stamps were not issued until January 12, 1945.

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