Philippines - Stamps and Postal History

Japanese Occupation of the Philippines

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Japanese Occupation

of the Philippines

 

Introduction

 

Stamps & FDCs

Postal Stationery

Souvenir Covers

 

Japanese Money

 

Articles of Interest

 

 

POSTAL CARDS

 

1942, March 4.  Provisional.  Dr. Jose Rizal postal card  of 1938, (Commonwealth period).  Overprinted by Bureau of Printing, Manila

2c Rizal red on buff  (75,000)

  • short dividing line
  • on canary card
  • on canary card with short dividing line

FDC - Manila with censor mark

FDC - with 2c and 16c postage stamps, with Manila censor mark

 


1942, December 12.  Dr. Jose Rizal Official postal card of 1941, (Commonwealth period).  Overprinted by Bureau of Printing, Manila

2c Rizal green on buff  (202,000)

  • short dividing line
  • on canary card
  • on canary card with short dividing line

FDC - Manila with censor mark


1943, April 7.  Official Postal Cards.  1942 Dr. Rizal issue, overprinted with Japanese characters and "K,P." in black . overprinted by Bureau of Printing, Manila.

  • 2c Rizal red on pale buff
  • short dividing line
  • double overprint, one albino
  • overprint on small type COMMONWEALTH issue
  • short dividing line on small type Commonwealth issue

FDC - Manila with censor mark

FDC - Malolos, Bulacan (unofficial) with censor mark

FDC - Manila with 2c, 5c, 16c stamps, with censor mark

Note:  K,P, stands for "Kagamitang Pampamahalaan" or "Official Business".


1943, May 17.  Postal Card printed from Japan with Japanese characters.

2c Rice Planting, green  (2,000,000)

FDC - Manila with control numbers 1 - 10;  with censor mark


1944, August 28.  Official Postal Cards.  1943 issue overprinted in black with "Republika ng Pilipinas,  K.P.".  Overprinted by Bureau of Printing, Manila

2c Rice Planting, green

  • double overprint
  • various shifts of overprint

FDC - Manila, with control numbers 1 - 10

FDC - Manila with 5c, 20c, 1p stamps, with control numbers 1-10

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