Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


RP Issues of 2006








2006, July 4.  Philippines-United Kingdom Relations, 60th Anniversary

1984 Water Transportation Issue Overprinted Through Foil Stamping by Holotek Enterprises

Original Issue Printed by House of Questa, Perf 14 x 13 3/4

Singles, Sheets of 40 (4 x 10)



26p on 7p20 Casco (Small Boat)  -  Singles    (38,800)*


*  Original quantity was 40,000 less spoilage of 1,200.


  Note:  Overprinted "60 Years of RP-UK Relations 1946-2006" in Blue-violet through foil stamping 


First Day Covers:  Manila


Philippines-United Kingdom - 60th Anniversary

Issued to commemorate the 60"' anniversary of Philippines-United Kingdom relations. Formal diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on July 4, 1946, shortly after the end of World War II during which the two countries fought on the same side against a common foe. The earliest contact between them took place much earlier, in the 16' and 17'^ centuries, with the brief visits of English voyagers. During the Seven Year War with Spain, British forces landed in Manila in 1762, occupying the capital, until 1764. In the century that followed, Britain helped develop Philippine agriculture and facilitated the country's entry into the world market. The Malampaya natural gas project in Palawan has been one of the biggest foreign investments in the Philippines. Filipino migrants have, on the other hand, played a part in the socio-economic growth of Britain. Highly-valued service workers went to the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s, while at present, thousands of Filipino health professionals are earning praise for the crucial role they play in strengthening UK's national health service.       




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Issues of 2006