TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

1947 Pictorials

Postal History featuring the 1947 PICTORIAL RIZAL MONUMENT (4c)

International Covers Featuring the 1947 Pictorial

to Countries other than USA

Surface Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 25 November 1947

 to SWITZERLAND (4c) ?

Air Mail: CEBU CITY to JYLLAND, DENMARK, 7 February 1948

to Denmark (1p14c)

Air Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 19 June 1948

Business Corner Card FLEMING & WILLIAMSON

 to SWITZERLAND (1p38c) ?

Fleming & Williamson was a British accountancy firm based in Manila. At the time company was the second largest accountancy firm in the Philippines until 1958 when it was assumed by SyCip Gorres Velayo and Company.

Air Mail: MANILA to ENGLAND, 1 November 1948

Business Corner Card Cover: MANILA RAILROAD COMPANY

 to UK (1p00c) 

The Manila Railroad Company was the state owned railway company which was formed Novmeber 1892. It was originally known as Ferrocarril de Manila-Dagupan during the Spanish Period and was renamed the Manila Railroad Company during the American period. It was later renamed in 1964 as the Philippine national Railway (PNR). The PNT used to operate over 1100km of track from La Union up to Bicol. However due to a decline in maintenace it currently operates one commuter rail service in Metro manila and local services between Sipocot, Naga City and Leazpi City.

Registered Air Mail: CEBU CITY to ALMERIA, SPAIN, 16 November 1948

Business Corner Card Cover: VICTORINO REYNES

with back stamps: Manila Post Office Registry Section - 17 Nov; San Francisco, California Registry Section - 21 Nov; New York Air Mail Field - 22 Nov; , Certifcado (Spain) - 25 Nov 1948.

 to SPAIN (1p 34c + 30c registration)

 Victorino Reynes was a realtor, art collector and a famous philatelist of the time. He owned a shop at his residence on Colon Street, Cebu. Colon Street was the site of fashionable houses, shops, offices and movie theatres

 

 

Air Mail: MANILA to ENGLAND, 29 December 1948

 to GREAT BRITAIN (1p08c) 

Air Mail: MANILA to DENMARK, 5 January 1949

 Tripple Air Mail rate to DENMARK : 80c for 15gms plus 30c for each additional 15gms (1p 40c) 

 

Air Mail: BAGUIO to GERMANY (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 SWEDEN, 7 March 1949

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-101 - Philippine National Red Cross / Second Annual Fund Campaign / Feb. 15 - Mar. 15, 1949 (used 15 Feb to 15 Mar 1949)

 to SWEDEN (1p42c) 

 

Air Mail: TAYUG to GUAM, 16 May 1949

 to GUAM, MARIANUS ISLANDS (34c - 4x4c on rear) 

 

 

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

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

Air Mail: MANILA to GUAM, 3 August 1949

Business Corner Card: HANSON, ORTH & STEVENSON, INC.

to Guam (48c)

 

Air Mail: MANILA to SWITZERLAND, 7 Feb 1950

Business Corner Card Cover OES & S CO., INC.

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

 to SWITZERLAND (1p04c) ?

 

Air Mail: MANILA to CANADA, 16 November 1950

Business Corner Card Cover; Father Archilles de Gryse

to CANADA : 1p 40c (12c on rear)

Father Archilles de Gryse was a Belgium priest at the Catholic Mission in Cervantes, in 1950. Prior to this he had founded Saint Mary's Elementary School in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya  in June 1928 which today is known as Saint Mary's University.

Surface Mail: ILAGAN, ISABELA to CANADA, 3 February 1951

to CANADA : 18c

 

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

 

Domestic Covers Featuring the 1947 Pictorial

Surface Mail: MANILA to MANILA, 20 October 1947

Business Corner Card: AUSTRALIAN CONSUL-GENERAL, MANILA - O.H.M.S (On Her Majesty's Service)

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-085 - Collect Stamps be a Stamp Collector Now (used 19 to 25 October 1947)

Single Domestic Surface Mail rate to Manila : 4c ?

 

Surface Mail: CANDELARIAM QUEZON to MANILA, 26 January 1948

Single Domestic Surface Mail rate to Manila : 4c ?

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

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

Surface Mail: MANILA to USA,  date?

Business Corner Card Cover UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY

Single Surface Mail rate to USA : 8c ?

The United States Rubber Company is an American manufacture of rubber related products and was founded in 1892. In 1961 the compnay became Uniroyal Inc.

Surface Mail: MANILA to USA,  4 September 1947

Business Corner Card Cover  MANILA STAMP CO.

Single Surface Mail rate to USA : 10c ?

The Manila Stamp Company.

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 16 Oct 1947

Business Corner Card 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.

Air Mail: CEBU CITY to USA, 4 March 1948

Business Corner Card:  COLEGIO DE SAN CARLOS, Commercial Cover

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams (new rate applied early ?)

The Colegio de San Carlos traces it's  roots back to 1783 when the Bishop Mateo de Arevalo initiated the opening of the Colegio-Seminario de San Carlos in Cebu. In 1924, San Carlos split into two under a Vatican decree that seminaries should only be for priestly training and the the Colegio de San Carlos moved to P. Del Rosario St. During the Second World War led to the interuption of courses in 1941 as several buildings were damage but was reopened over the course of 1945 and 1946. In 1948 the college was granted University status and was renamed University of San Carlos. Today it is a private Catholic research university adminisrtered by the Society of the Divine World missionaries.

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: OLANGAPO, ZAMBALES to USA, 11 May 1948

Three times Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 60c for additional 30grams (1p60c overpaid by 20c)

Air Mail: CEBU CITY to USA, 15 May 194(8)?

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams (88c overpaid by 8c, 4 x 4c stamps on rear)

 

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 22 May 1948

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams (58c underpaid by 28c) with corresponding "Forwarded / Postage Due 28 Cts" boxed handstamp on top left, with corresponding US postage due stamps affixed. (Scarce cover)

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

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

Air Mail: COTABATO, COTABATO to USA, 17 June 1948

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

Air Mail Special Delivery: MANILA to USA, 26 July 1948

Business Corner Card: UNIVERSITY of PHILIPPINES commercial cover

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams (the Special Delivery charge does not appear to have been paid)

 

Second Class Surface Mail: LEGASPI, ALBAY to USA, 13 September 1948

Second Class Surface Mail rate to USA : 6c for 60grams ??

 

 

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 16 March 1949

Business Return to Corner Card: FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY

Post Card rate to USA : 10c for postal card

Reverse signed by Librarian Balustia M Kalaw

Air Mail: MANILA to USA, 16 March 1949

Business Corner Card Cover: A LANDAHL & CO INC

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

Special Delivery Air Mail Service: TUGEUGARAO, CAGAYAN to USA, 24 March 1949

Single Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 40c for Special Delivery Fee

Handstamp 'Air Mail Special Delivery' and 'Fee Claimed at Vallejo Calif.'

Registered Air Mail: OZAMIZ CITY to USA, 5 April 1949

Air Mail rate to USA : 80c for 15grams plus 30c registration fee (1p 10c)

 

Surface Mail: SOLANA, CAGAYAN to USA, 18 April 1949

Surface mail rate to USA : 20c ??

Air Mail: BACOLOD CITY to USA, 1 June 1949

Air mail rate to USA : 80c

Air Mail: CEBU CAPITOL, CEBU to USA, 8 June 1949

Air mail rate to USA : 80c

Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, 15 September 1949

Business Corner Card Cover C.F. SHARP COMPANY INC.

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-114 - Visit your Schools / Education Week (used 12 to 26 Sept 1949)

Second class surface rate to USA : 6c for 60g

C F Sharp and Compnay Inc. was established in 1937 when Don Antonio V. Rocha, President of Manila Shipping Inc., General Agent in the Philippines for States Steamship Corporation and Mr. Chester F. Sharp, Owners Representative of States Steamship, decided to venture out on their own in the shipping industry. The Company initially concentrated on booking sugar export cargoes for its principal’s vessels and thus the famous and well-known cable address "SUGARCRAFT" was registered.

The outbreak of World War II in 1941 brought to a standstill all the shipping activities of the Company in the Far East. In 1945, after the end of the war, the Company resumed the operations of its Manila office.  In the 1960’s, Don Antonio bought out the interests of Mr Sharp and the Company became a 100% Filipino owned corporation. A decade later Don Antonio retired and turned over the day to day management of the Group to his sons. Today, the C.F. SHARP GROUP has expanded from its original business of Liner and Husbanding Agencies, to the fields of Crewing, Travel, Freight Forwarding, Brokerage, Air Cargo, Airline GSA, Land-based Recruiting and Training. 

Surface Mail: DORSOL, SORSOGON to USA, 14 January 1950

Surface mail rate to USA : 8c overpaid ?? (6c normal)

Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, 5 February 1951

Business Corner Card Cover : CONSOLIDATED TRADING CORPORATION

Surface mail rate to USA : 6c

 

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

 

Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, 19 February 1951

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-136 - Give and Help Live / 1951 / Philippines National Red Cross / + Fund Campaign (used 15 Feb to 14 Mar 1951)

Surface mail rate to USA : 6c

Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, 28 February 1951

with postal slogan cancel #BPS-136 - Give and Help Live / 1951 / Philippines National Red Cross / + Fund Campaign (used 15 Feb to 14 Mar 1951)

Surface mail rate to USA : 6c (overpaid 8c?)

Miss Paula Raymond (the recipient) was an American model and actress who played the leading lady in movies (in particular horror movies) and televsion series. In 1950 she was placed under contract to MGM.

Surface Mail: MANILA to USA, 5 January 1952

Business Corner Card Cover : SIM'S

Double Surface mail rate to USA : 12c ?

Air Mail: DARAGA, CITY OF LEGASPI to USA, 18 September 1953

Air mail rate to USA : 90c

 

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

First Day Covers