2016, October 21. National Stamp Collecting Month
70th Anniversary - First Stamps of the Republic of the Philippines
Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,
Se-tenant Strips of 3, Miniature Sheets of 9,
Souvenir Sheets of One
12p Blue 12c RP Stamp on Stamp
12p Green 6c RP Stamp on Stamp
12p Red 2c RP Stamp on Stamp
Miniature Sheets of 9 (3,740)
55p Souvenir Sheets of One
Layout Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
First Day Covers: Manila
National Stamp Collecting Month -
70th Anniversary, First Stamps of the Republic of the
On July 4, 1946, the Philippines was granted full independence by
the United States Government upon the signing of the Treaty of
Known as Third Republic, this marks the beginning of a new era of
philately, both for collecting stamps and postal history, ending
years of stamp issuing period under foreign rule, except during the
short-lived First Republic under the Aguinaldo Regime (1898-1899).
In 1946, the Republic of the Philippines issued its first set of
stamps commemorating its independence.
This first set of stamps believed to have violated the UPU
rule of identifying the issuing country.
The stamps stated “Independence of the Philippines” instead
of just the country designation “Philippines” or “Republic of the
Philippines”. In three
values of 2c, 6c and 12c, depicting a Filipina with the Philippine
flag, and behind her, flags of different nations. Engraved by the
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of this historic event,
politically and philatelically.