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RP Issues of 2023











2023, Novembere 14.  Philippine Historic Dogs

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Miniature Sheets of 8, Souvenir Sheets of One




Se-tenant Miniature Sheets of 8  -  2,500

Famous Philippine Dogs & Owners:

16p - Usman  (Jose Rizal)

16p - Moltke and Bravo (Marcelo H. del Pilar)

16p - Tigre (Don Tiburcio Hilario)

16p - Castelar (William Baker)

16p - Torpe (Don Tranquilino Ruiz)

16p - Smoky (William Wynne)

16p - Saver (Appeared on Television and Films)

16p - Kabang (Saved two kids from vehicular accident)


100p  -  Souvenir Sheets of One  -  2,500



First Day Covers:  Manila





Dogs in Philippine History - Based From a Book by Ian Christopher B. Alfonso

Usman - one of the notable pets of young Jose Rizal in Calamba, Laguna.

Moltke and Bravo - the Dalmatians of Filipino writer Marcelo del Pilar in Bulacan.

Tigre - a faithful dog that followed his master, Don Tiburcio Hilario, to the latter's tomb in Bacolor Catholic Cemetery in Pampanga.

Castelar - a small Aspin in Tacloban that caught the attention of an American soldier, William Baker, during the Philippine-American War.

Torpe - a noted Aspin of Don Tranquilino Ruiz, who led the Cebuano migrants to Glan, Cotabato (now part of the Sarangani Province) in 1914. 

Smoky - a female Yorkshire Terrier adopted by American soldier William Wynne in New Guinea in 1944. 

Saver - a bright, iconic Aspin that figured in television and films from the 1990s to the early 2000s. He was previously featured in the souvenir sheet of the 2010 Dogs of the World stamps of PHLPost. 

Kabang - a rescued female Aspin-crossed German Shepherd that saved two kids in Zamboanga City from a vehicular accident in 2011, resulting in the loss of her snout. 



  • Animals / Dogs




Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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