TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

1947 Pictorials

Postal History featuring the 1947 PICTORIAL COLONNADE OF PALM TREES (1p)

International Covers Featuring the 1947 Pictorial

to Countries other than USA

Air Mail: BAGUIO to GERMNAY (BRITISH OCCUPATION ZONE), 27 February 1949

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-100 - Do Not Miss Baguio Carnival and Exposition (used 10 Feb to 9 Apr 1949)

 to GERMANY (1p44c) 

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 6 Jan 1951

Business Cover MANILA HOTEL

Double Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams plus 30c for additonal 15grams (1p 20c)

Air Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 30 July 1952

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-160 - Participate in the PANAPEX (used 16 July to 15 August 1952)

 to SWITZERLAND (1p10c) 

Air Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 16 June 1953

Business Cover BAGUIO COUNTRY CLUB

 to SWITZERLAND (1p10c)  10c used as seal on rear

The Baguio Country Club was founded by Governor General William Cameron Forbes in 1905 to provide sports and recreation for the migrant residents of Baguio and to promote this mountain area as a pleasurable and restful summer respite and destination.   In February 1906, when Forbes circulated a prospectus to attract membership, the Baguio Country Club was then consisted of a hastily built clubhouse, a staff of one, two tennis courts, three croquet grounds, and a three-hole golf course. But Forbes' prospectus promised a much grander clubhouse: one “with fine dining facilities, a bar, lockers rooms, shower, reading rooms, great open fireplaces in which pine logs will crackle merrily night and day, a few bedrooms, and a billiard room.” In 1907, the Baguio Country Club Corporation was organized. This same year, links for nine holes were laid, and the tennis courts were smoothed out. Later years and later decades saw the Baguio Country Club take firm root, improve, and expand.

Air Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 7 April 1954

Business Cover SWISS ORIENTAL COMMERCIAL CO.

 to SWITZERLAND (1p10c)

Air Mail: MANILA to ENGLAND, 24 April 1954

Business Cover WARNER, BARNES & CO., LTD

to GREAT BRITAIN (1p)

 

The single air mail rate was revised from 1 July 1954, the rate for 15grams varied for according to the destination country

Air Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 26 April 1955

Business Cover SWISS ORIENTAL COMMERCIAL CO

Tripple Air Mail rate Direct Service to SWITZERLAND : 70c for each 15grams (2p 10c)

Air Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 29 December 1955 with Christmas seal (not tied)

Business Cover SWISS ORIENTAL COMMERCIAL CO

Double Air Mail rate Direct Service to SWITZERLAND : 70c for each 15grams (1p 40c)

Domestic Covers Featuring the 1947 Pictorial

The domestic air mail rate effective from 5 March 1948 was 20c for 15grams

The domestic air mail rate effective from ???  (in) 1949 was 28c for 20grams

Covers Featuring the 1947 Pictorial to USA

The single air mail rate to USA effective from 5 Jan 1947 was 80c for 15grams

Registered Air Mail: ILOILO CITY to USA, 24 March 1949

Four times Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 90c for additonal 45grams plus 30c registration fee (1p 90c - underpaid by 10c) ??

Registered Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 4 March 1950

Business Cover PHILIPPINE BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS

Six times Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 1p50c for additonal 75g, plus 30c Registration fee (2p60c - 10c overpaid)

The Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM) started operations on 4 September 1939 at the Trade and Commerce Building on Juan Luna Street, Binondo, Manila. It started as the Philippine branch of the Chinese Bank of Communications and was one of the first non-American foreign commercial banks to operate in the Philippines (foreign because it was under Chinese control at the time). Altohugh it closed during the Japaneese occupation it re-opened shortly after World War II in 1945.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 6 Jan 1951

Business Cover MANILA HOTEL

Double Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams plus 30c for additonal 15grams (1p 20c)

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 6 Feb 1951

Business Cover ABBEY OF OUR LADY OF MONTESERRAT

Double Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams plus 30c for additonal 15grams (1p 20c)

The Abbey of our Lady of Montserrat or Manila Abbey, is a Benedictine men's monastery located on Mendiola Street in Manila. The monastery was founded by monks from Spain in 1895. The abbey church was consecrated in January 1926. The resident monks operate the San Beda College in the abbey's grounds

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 10 November 1951

Business Cover MCGRAW-HILL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

Double Air Mail Rate to USA : 90c Air Mail rate for 15grams, plus 30c per 15grams increment (1p 20c)

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 2(x) January 1953

Business Cover E.E. ELSER, INC.

Four times Air Mail Rate to USA : 90c Air Mail rate for 15grams, plus 30c per 15grams increment (1p 80c)

EDWIN EMIL ELSER (21 Feb 1867 to 17 Jul 1962): Arrived in Manila in 1901 as an agent of E.C. McCullough & Co. Became the leader in the Philippine insurance business, and an officer in some 20 companies and the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands.

He was a Founding member of the Rotary Club of Manila in 1919 and President during 1922–1923. As Rotary Club of Manila President in 1922, Elser wrote to the BSA regarding the possibility of organizing a Boy Scout Council in Manila. This resulted in the establishment of the Boy Scouts of America Philippine Islands Council No. 545.

The single (direct service) air mail rate to USA effective from 1 July 1954 was 50c for 15grams plus 50c for each additional 15grams

The single air mail rate to USA effective from 16 September 1954 was 70c for 15grams plus 30c for each additional 15grams ?? For surface mail the rate was 18c. ??

 

The single air mail rate to USA effective from 1 January 1955 was 80c for 15grams plus 30c for each additional 15grams ?? For surface mail the rate was 20c. ??

 

 

 

1947 Covers

4c Jose Rizal Monument

10c Andres Bonifcio Monument

12c Jones Bridge

16c Santa Lucia Gate

20c Mayon Volcano

50c Colonnade of Palm Trees

1p Colonade of Palm Trees