TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

1947 Pictorials

Postal History featuring the 1947 PICTORIAL  MOUNT MAYON (20c)

International Covers Featuring the 1947 Pictorial

to Countries other than USA

Air Mail: BAGUIO CITY to HOLLAND, 4 December 1947

 to HOLLAND (60c) 

Air Mail: BURGOS, PANGASINAN to GUAM, 27 January 1948

 to GUAM (20c)

Air Mail: CERVANTES, ILOCOS SUR to HOLLAND, 20 July 1948

 to HOLLAND (1p40c) 

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) 

 

Registered Tripple Rate Surface Mail: MANILA to BRAZIL, 30 June 1949

 to BRAZIL (3 x 12c + 30c registration) 

 

Surface Mail: MANILA to CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 3 Mar 1953

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-154 - Philippine National Red Cross 1953 Fund Campaign - Answer the Call (used 14 Feb to 15 Mar 1953)

 to CZECHOSLOVAKIA (25c) 

Air Mail: MANILA to JAPAN, 18 July 1953

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-176 - Golden Jubilee Celebration of Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (used 1 to 18 July 1953)

 to JAPAN (40c)

? : MANILA to SWEDEN, 5 February 1954

Business Cover INTERNATIONAL SEAMEN'S CLUB (non-Philippine stationary?)

 to SWEDEN (22c)

 

Air Mail: MANILA to AUSTRIA, 10 February 1954

Business Corner Card IRVING CRYDE

 to AUSTRIA (1p10c)

Irving Cryde was an Austrian Jew refuge who lived in the Philippines (possibly arriving in the Philippines with many other Jews between 1935 and 1941 escaping Europe. After 1945 Irving Cryde was one of the few refugees who remained in Manila acting as an Austrian trade delegate.  

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 ENGLAND, 20 September 1954

Business Cover COMMONWEALTH COMMERCIAL CO., INC

Single Air Mail rate Direct Service to GREAT BRITAIN : 70c for each 15grams

 

Air Mail: MANILA to ENGLAND, 22 September 1954

Business Cover FRED WILSON & CO., INC

Single Air Mail rate Direct Service to GREAT BRITAIN : 70c for each 15grams

Air Mail: BACOLOD CITY, Occidental Negros to ENGLAND, 15 December 1954

Business Cover VICTORIAS MILLING COMPANY

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 70c for each 15grams

The Victorias Milling Company, Inc (VMC) is a Philippine-based enterprise engaged primarily in sugar manufacturing and was founded in 1919.

Air Mail: MANILA to GERMANY, 26 January 1955

Business Cover BUNNING & CO., INC

Single Air Mail rate Direct Service to GERMANY : 70c for each 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to GERMANY, 13 February 1955

Business Cover BUNNING & CO., INC

Single Air Mail rate Direct Service to GERMANY : 70c for each 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to JAPAN, 16 June 1955

Business Cover BARTOLOME E. SAN DIEGO - GENERAL FISH DEALER

Triple Air Mail rate Direct Service to JAPAN : 30c for each 15grams (90c)

Domestic Covers Featuring the 1947 Pictorial

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

Air Mail: Baguio City to Manila, 16 August 1948

 Air Mail rate (24c)

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

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 3 April 1947

Business Cover GENATO COMMERCIAL CORPORATION

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

The Genato Commercial Corporation was a family corporation, founded by the spouses Vicente Genato and Simona B. de Genato. Vincente Genato was the son of a Spanish creole an an active importer and commodity trader who had taken over a provisioning firm begun in the 1840s. Vincente Genato's took over management in the 1890s and interests centered on coffee planting and export (just as blight devastated this crop) as well as sugar and hemp. The subsequent Genato Commerical Corporation maintained a long term interest on provisioning by importing food products.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 25 April 1947

Business Cover H.C. OCAMPO INC

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

 

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 25 April 1947

Business Cover KOBEST COMMERCIAL CORP

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 14 June 1947

Business Cover ECONOMICAL TRADING CO. LTD

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MALOLOS, BULACAN to USA, 16 June 1947

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 30 July 1947

Business Cover PAN-ASIATIC COMMERCIAL CO. INC

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-084 - HELP RAISE FUNDS AGAISNT TB (used 14 July to 31 August 1947)

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 10 August 1947

Business Cover DY BUNCIO & CO. INC

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-083 - JOIN THE 1947 ANTI-TB DRIVE (used 14 July to 31 August 1947)

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Dy Buncio was one of China's 'grand old men' in the Philippines. He was born in approx 1873 and arrived in the Philippines in 1887. In 1898 he established his own business, Dy Buncio & Co Inc with a capital of less than P3,000 which grew in to a million-peso firm within 20 years. By 1930 the company was one the the largest importing and exporting houses in the Philippines with branches in Cebu, Iloilo, Legaspi and Tabaco, Albay. In 1948 his son, Guillermo Dy Buncio, was the president of Dy Buncio & Co., Inc.

Dy Buncio and Guillermo Dy Buncio (approx 1930)

The single air mail rate to USA effective from 1 September 1947 was 50c for 20grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 16 Oct 1947

Business Cover GONZALO PUYAT & SONS INC.

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 50c for 20grams

Gonzalo Puyat & Sons Inc. is a private limited company incorporated in the Philippines in 29 December 1907 and is one of the oldest industrial conglomerates in the Philippines. Gonzalo Puyat founded the "House of Puyat", which became one of the largest furniture manufacturers of the time. The company eventually expanded to include billiard tables and bowling lanes.  Gonzalo Puyat was considered one of the first Filipino industrialists, he founded "Gonzalo Puyat and Sons" which diversified the family's holdings to include flour, lumber, vinyl and steel.

Registered Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 29 Oct 1947

Business Cover L. ESCARTE DENTAL LABORATORY

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 50c for 20grams, plus 30c Registry Fee

Registered Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, 30 January 1948 with back stamps for arrival in San Francisco on 1 March and Chicago on 4 March

Business Cover BUREAU OF POSTS

Double Second Class surface mail rate to USA : 6c for 110grams maximum weight, plus 30c Registry Fee

 

Registered Air Mail: VICTORIAS, NEGROS to USA, 23 Feb 1948

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 50c for 20grams, plus 30c Registry Fee - Overpaid ??

The single air mail rate to USA effective from 5 March 1948 was 80c for 15grams (via Philippines Air Lines only). For surface mail the rate was 12c.

The single air mail rate to USA effective from 16 March 1948 was 80c for 15grams plus 30c for each additional 15grams, plus 30c for Registration fee if required

Air Mail: CAPIZ, CAPIZ to USA, 20 March 1948

Four times Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 90c for additonal 45grams (1p 70c - underpaid by 10c)

Air Mail: NAGA, CAMARINES SUR to USA, 24 March 1948

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 22 May 1948

Business Cover EVERETT STEAMSHIP CORPORATION

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

The Everett Steamship Corporation was was an American owned organisation, founded in Shanghai. The organisation operated as a shipping agent. The Head Office was shifted to Manila and with opening of new branch offices in other Asian ports it started operating its own ships and managing others on behalf of overseas owners. During World War II, Everett lost all its owned ships to enemy action but re-opend after the war with newly purchased vessels. The company still trades in the Philippines based in Intramuros, Manila.

Air Mail: OLANGAPO, ZAMBALES to USA, 12 June 1948

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Registered Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 24 July 1948

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams, plus 30c Registry Fee

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 18 August 1948

Business Cover ANG TIBAY

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Ang Tibay was a popular brand of shoes in the Philippines during the early 1900s and well into the 1950s. Ang Tibay was owned by Toribio Teodoro. In November 1910, he opened a small shop at 821 Calle Cervantes (now Rizal Avenue) that sold shoes and slippers bearing "Ang Tibay" brand. Teodoro established his own "Ang Tibay Footwear Factory" in 1922. Ten years later the company was one of the biggest enterprises in the Philippines. By 1930, Ang Tibay was producing 1,000 pairs of shoes daily. By the early 1950s, Ang Tibay's production rate was up to 3,000 pairs of shoes daily; making it the country's leading footwear manufacturer at that time.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 23 August 1948

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-093 - Help Fight Tuberculosis (used 19 August to 19 September 1948)

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: TUBAO, LA UNION to USA, 4 Sept 1948

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

 

Air Mail: ILOILO CITY to USA, 8 November 1948

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 22 November 1948

Business Cover BOTICA DE SANTA CRUZ.

Four times Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 30c for each additional 15grams (1p 70c underpaid by 10c?)

The Pharmedic Corporation (Botica de Santa Cruz) is one of the oldest existing companies in the Philippines established in 1861 by Agustin Westernhagen, a German pharmacist. In the 19th Century, Germans were almost exclusively the only pharmacists in the Philippines. Botica de Santa Cruz is the second oldest drug company still in business today in the Philippines.

Botica de Santa Cruz was purchased by Friedrich Steck the owner of a rival drug store (Botica Boie). Steck became a famous figure in Manila during the latter years of the Spanish era. Steck was well known for extracting the essence of ilang-ilang and sampaguita flowers and distilling it for commercial use. His enterprise won the gold medal and highest awards at the expositions of Madrid in 1887 and St. Louis in 1904, under the trademark of "Pablo Sartorius". When Steck decided to return to Germany, he sold Botica Sta. Cruz to another pharmacist named Westernhagen (who was married to Isabela Gonzales Tuasson a daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Manila in the 19th century).

During World War II,although Germany and Japan were considered allies, relations between the two communities in Manila were never harmonious. Food supplies and medicine dwindled as the occupation entered its third year.  Walter Kuehne who worked for the company reported, “Our office and store, the Botica de Santa Cruz, located on Plaza Goiti at the foot of Sta. Cruz Bridge, was kept open on a limited schedule right up to the entry of the American forces. Our pharmacy was the only major drugstore still in operation and even as our own stock diminished, we were still able to dispense medical supplies to the ailing public.”  

Toribio Teodoro, the founder of Ang Tibay Shoes, bought the company from then owner Carlos Jahrling after WWII in 1945. The company is now known as The Pharmedic Corporation-Botica de Santa Cruz, its main business is in the medical field although it also is a retailer of other imported products.

 

Air Mail: DAVAO CITY to USA, 6 December 1948

Business Cover COLUMBIAN ROPE COMPANY

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 11 September 1948

Business Cover FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER CO.

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggues and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles. The company was a pioneer in the mass production of tires.

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

recieving back stamps on rear - Manila Post office Registry Section 24 March, New York Registry Division 28 March, New York RAOIO CITY Stattion 29 March.

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, 20 April 1949

Business Cover ALEMAR'S

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams, plus 30c Registry Fee

(overpaid with 4c on rear as seal, and back stamped San Francisco 24 Apr 1949)

Alemar's Bookstore was established by Jose Agaton Sibal, it was one of the three popular bookstores of that time and was located on Avenida Rizal with branches. His father Dr Enesto Sibal also established Centralbooks Supply at about the same time in 1945 which specialised in law books. Alemar's also sold school and office supplies, toys, men's ladies' and children's wear, home accessories and magazines. Altohugh Centralbooks sill operates, unfortunately agressive competion from National Bookstore and with heirs leaving for the US, Alemar's started closing its shops in the 1980s.

Alemar's bookstore around 1948

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 30 June 1949

Business Cover PACIFIC FAR EAST LINE, INC.

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: DAVAO CITY to USA, 7 July 1949

Business Cover COLUMBIAN ROPE COMPANY (hand stamped)

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-108 - Long Live the Republic of the Philippines (used 19 June to 18 July 1949)

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Registered Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, 23 August 1949

Business Cover BUREAU OF POSTS

Single Surface Mail rate to USA : 12c for 15grams plus 30c for registration

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 16 November 1949

Business Cover BANK OF AMERICA

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 7 January 1950

Business Cover J.A. MURPHY CO., INC

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 8 February 1950

Business Cover ORIENTAL CORRUGATED CARDBOARD BOX CO.

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-118 - 1950 National Fund Campaign Philippine Red Cross (used 1 Feb to 31 Mar 1950)

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 22 February 1950

Business Cover CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 12 April 1950

Business Cover MACKAY RADIO and TELEGRAPH COMPANY INC

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

Registered Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 4 March 1950

(back stamps San Francisco - 5 Mar 1950, Los Angeles - 6 Mar 1950, and L.A. Main Office Bank of America - 6 Mar 1950)

Business Cover PHILIPPINE BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS

Six times Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 1p50c for additonal 75g, pluss 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: ZAMBOANGA CITY to USA, 22 April 1950

Business Cover BASILAN LUMBER COMPANY

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams

The Basilan Lumber Company in Zamboanga holds a concession of 24,000 hectares on Basilan Island; employs daily an average of 206 men in logging operations and 232 in the sawmills, their annual production during 1952 was 42,000,000 bd. ft. (99,000 m.³)

The single air mail rate to USA effective from ??? 1951 was 90c for 15grams plus 30c for each additional 15grams

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 6 December 1950

Business Cover MANILA HOTEL

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

?? over paid prior to introduction of the new rate

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, 24 January 1951

Business Cover J.P. HEILBRONN CO.

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

Joseph Heilbronn was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1868. He lived in Japan and later moved to the Philippines. Joseph served in the Phillipines during the Spanish American war. His family in Germany were already in the paper business. He started the Heilbronn Paper Co. in Manila. During WWII the Japanese used the Heilbronn home in Manila as their headquarters. Joseph and his wife Charlotte were staunch supporters of the American School, now the American International School, in Manila and donated money to build Heilbronn Hall, which is now part of Arellano Law School in Manila. Later in life the couple lived in California.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 27 January 1951

Business Cover J.P. HEILBRONN CO.

Six times Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams plus 1p 50c for additonal 75grams (2p 40c)

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 31 March 1951

Business Cover RADIOWEALTH INC. (hand stamped)

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-139 - National Language Week (used 27 Mar to 12 Apr 1951)

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

Air Mail: TAGBILARAN, BOHOL to USA, 7 June 1951

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

 

Registered Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, ?? August 1951

Business Cover BUREAU OF POSTS

Single Surface Mail rate to USA : 12c for 15grams plus 30c for registration

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, 28 Nov 1951

Business Cover MACONDRAY & CO INC

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

Macondray & Co Inc traces its beginnings to a company initially established as the Philippine branch of an American-owned shipping firm based in San Francisco, in the United States.

Macondray's history dates as far back as 1848, when Captain Frederick William Macondray, a retired clipper ship captain moved from New England to California and founded a commission house bearing his name. Macondray started as a commission house that received merchandise shipped from Boston to San Francisco and imported tea from China. The business continued to flourish in trading and expand into banking and other concerns, eventually passing from the founder to his son and grandson, Frederick William and Atherton, and their business partner Barry Baldwin. In 1898, when the Americans colonized the Philippines, Macondray was chosen among the companies to supply provisions to the US fleet in the new colony. Baldwin accompanied and oversaw the delivery in Manila where, as supply requests became more frequent, a local branch of Macondray was established.

Today, Macondray continues its heritage through Macondray Philippines Co., Inc. (MPCI) a private, Filipino-owned investment holding group.

 

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 26 June 1952 (recieved in New York 1 July 1952)

Business Cover MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-159 - First Pan Asian Philatelic Exhibition (used 16 June to 16 July 1952)

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams

The Manila Electric Company (also known as Meralco after the companies name up to 1919 of 'Manila Electric Railroad And Light COmpany') is the Philippines' largest distributor of electrical power. It is Metro Manila's only electric power distributor.

Electricity came to Manila in 1892 with the founding of La Electricista, which began providing electricity to residential customers. In 1903, the young government of the Philippines began accepting bids to operate Manila's electric tramway, as well as providing electricity to the city and its suburbs. The only bidder proved to be Charles M. Swift, a Detroit-based businessman, who founded a new company, The Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company, or Meralco, in 1903. Construction on the tramway began that same year. The following year, Meralco added its first electrical power operations by acquiring La Electricista. Meralco built up a strong public transportation business in the decades leading up to World War II, yet the company's electric service grew even more strongly, overtaking its public transportation operations in terms of revenues by 1915. The company changed its official name to Manila Electric Company in 1919.

The Japanese occupation of the Philippines placed Meralco under the control of the Taiwan Electric Company. By the end of the war, however, most of the former Meralco operations had been destroyed, along with the rest of Manila. Meralco remained under American control through the 1950s. In the meantime, as the newly independent Philippines began reconstructing after the war, Meralco quickly worked to restore electric service, and by 1947 had already topped its prewar capacity. By the beginning of the 1950s the company had fully restored service to its former metro Manila network, which included some 39 towns and cities. Demand for electricity grew strongly in the postwar era. By the early 1950s the company boasted more than 200,000 customers. The company also benefited from the rapid industrialization of Manila in the postwar era, and by 1958, the industrial market had become its largest source of revenues.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 22 September 1952

Business Cover AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams

The American Bible Society is an organisation which publishes, distributes and translates the Bible and provides study aids and other tools to help people engage with the Bible. The society was founded in America in 1808. Versions of the Bible in many Philippine languages have appeared under the auspices of the American Bible Society. The society’s foreign agencies extended to the Philippines although this cover appears to be associated with its New York office.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 9 Nov 1952

Business Cover KING FEATURES SYNDICATE

Four times Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams plus 90c for additonal 45grams

King Features Syndicate, Inc. is a United States based print syndication company that currently distributes about 150 comic strips, cartoons, newspaper columns, editroial cartoons, puzzles and games to nearly 5,000 newspapers worldwide. Many Philippine newspapers use comic strips provided by King Features Sydicate.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 19 Nov 1952

Business Cover MATMAR HANDICRAFT

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams

Air Mail: SAN JOSE, MINDORO to USA, 9 Feb 1953

Business Cover PHILIPPINE MILLING COMPANY

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 90c for 15grams

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. ??

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 16 March 1955

Air Mail to USA : (50c) ???

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-227 - Philippine National Red Cross 1955 Fund Campaign (used 14 Feb to 15 Mar 1955; however, this cover post-dates published usage)

Jean Peters was an American actress and star of 20th Centuary Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s. She prefered to play unglamorous, down to earth women,, although is perhpas best known for her role in "Pickip on South Street" in 1953 where she played the role of the siren Candy. In 1954, Peters married Texas oilman Stuart Cramer. At the time they married, they had known each other for only a few weeks, and they separated a few months later. In 1957, after her divorce from Cramer, Peters married the entrpreneur Howard Hughes who soon after retreated from public view and lived a reclussive lifestyle.

Surface Mail: COTABATO to USA, 27 Nov 1955

Surface Mail to USA : (20c)

 

Air Mail: LEYTE to USA, 24 Oct 1956

Air Mail to USA : (60c) ???

 

 

 

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