Key: 6780  
Country:
Group: Asia
Volume: 81
Issued: 3280 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 300,000 sq.km; Population - 82,841,000; Capital - Manila
An Independent Republic, archipelago of about 7000 islands in the western
Pacific Ocean. Economy based on agriculture, fishing and tourism.
Formerly a Dominion of SPAIN (ESPANA), until 1899 when it was ceded to the UNITED STATES (U.S.A.)
as a result of the Spanish-American war. In 1935 it was granted certain autonomy
as a commonwealth of the United States. In 1941 it was occupied by JAPAN, until
1945 when recaptured by the United States. On July 4th, 1946 it became an
Independent Republic.
First stamps issued in 1854, under the Spanish Dominion. Several indirect UPU
memberships, direct since January 1st, 1922. Annual output about 120.
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Inscriptions
CORREOS 1854Y55
CORREOS INTERIOR
FILIPINAS
FILIPAS IMPRESOS
TELEGRAFOS
FILIPNAS
PHILIPPINES overprinted on stamps of United States
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES
BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR overprinted on stamps of Philippines
Japanese script
KALAYAAN NANG PILIPINAS
REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
BAHA 1943 etc... surcharged on stamps of Philippines
PILIPINAS
PHILIPPINES
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

Index
PHILIPPINES
      Spanish Dominion -1898
         Printed Matter Stamps
      US Administration 1899-1941
         Official Stamps
         Postage Due Stamps
         Special Delivery Stamps
         Official Special Delivery Stamp
      Japanese Occupation 1941-1945
         Postage Due Stamp
         Official Stamps
      Independent Republic 1946-
         Official Stamps
         Postage Due Stamps
         Special Delivery Stamps
 
Currency
8 Cuartos = 1 Real
100 Centimos = 1 Peso (1864)
100 Centimos = 1 Escudo (1871)
100 Centimos = 1 Peseta (1872)
1000 Milesimas = 100 Centimos = 1 Peso (1876)
100 Cents = 1 Dollar (1899)
100 Centavos = 1 Peso (1906)
100 Sentimos = 1 Piso (1962)
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Related Countries

SPAIN (ESPANA)
Spain (espana)

UNITED STATES (U.S.A.)
United States (u.s.a.)

JAPAN
Japan