Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2003





2003, November 11.  Provisional Issue - Surcharged Booklet Stamps for International Rates

1998 Prestige Centennial Booklets Overprinted in Black

Original Issue:  Litho Offset.  House of Questa, Ltd. (England);  Perf. 14

Overprinting:  Letterpress.  APO Production Unit, Inc.

Singles, Booklets of 4 and 1





   17p  on 4p  Spoliarium by Juan Luna  -  Singles  (243,316)

   17p  on 8p  Declaration of First Independence - Singles   (243,800)

    22p  on 16p  Dr. Jose Rizal - Singles   (60,754)

    22p  on 16p  Andres Bonifacio - Singles   (60,478)



First Day Covers:  Manila


Provisional Issue - Prestige Booklets Surcharged to Current Postal Rates for International Mail

Due to operational requirements and to dispose of the Philippine Centennial Prestige Booklets issued in 1998 which are being sold at a 50% premium over face value and which includes five booklet panes with denominations that are mostly obsolete, the Philippine Postal Corporation issued four stamps from the booklets surcharged to current international mail rates.

The five booklet panes were detached and surcharged in black:  4p Spoliarium in block of four; 16p Rizal stamp; 16p Bonifacio stamp;  8p Declaration of the First Independence in block of four.  The 20p stamp from the last pane was removed from the booklet and sold as is since the denomination is still usable.




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Issues of 2003