Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 1947










1947, December 22.  Special Delivery

Engraved.  American Bank Note Company (ABNC).  Perf. 12

Singles, Sheets of 100


   20c  Postman on Bicycle - Singles  (11,000,000)

Note:  Initial printing was 4,000,000 + two additional printings of 7,000,000.



First Day Covers:  Manila



1947 Special Delivery

Features a postman in bicycle with the Manila Central Post Office in background.

Special Delivery stamps are specifically issued to indicate urgent mail delivery in less time than an ordinary first class mail.



  • Transportation / Bicycles


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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Issues of 1946-1949