TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

Independence

Republic Day Anniversaries

Philippine Republic Day was originally designated Independence Day and was celebrated on 4 July. Stamps, First Day Catchets and Special Catchets were often issued to mark the Anniversaries. Later Anniversaries were celebrated as Philippine-American Friendship Day

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First Anniversary

1st Anniversary Republic Independence #512 to 514, 4 July 1947

President Roxas taking oath

 

Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additonal Catchet BFD-042.

First day covers are from Manila, Bacolod City; Baguio City; batangas, Batangas; Capiz, Capiz; Cebu City; Dagupan, Pangasinan; Davao City; Dumaguete, Negros Oriental; Iloilo City; Legaspi, Albay; Lucena, Quezon; San Fernando, Pampanga; Tuguegarao, Cagayan; Vigan, Ilocos Sur; Zamboanga City

 

Second Anniversary

 

Special Catchet BSP-057, used 4 July 1948

 

Third Anniversary

 

Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additonal Catchet BFD-055, used on FDC #O54 issued 4 July 1949

First day covers are from Manila

 

Postal Slogan Cancel "Long Live the Republic of Philippines" BPS-108 used 4 to 10 July 1949

used in Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Baguio, Davao and Zamboangana. Also used as backstamp on domestic airmail

 

Fourth Anniversary

 

4th Anniversary Republic Independence #547 to 549, 4 July 1950

President Quirino taking oath

 

Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additonal Catchet BFD-069.

First day covers are from Manila

 

Fifth Anniversary

 

Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additional Catchet BFD-078. used on 5c on 2c surcharged Rizal Envelope issued 4 July 1951

First day covers are from Manila

 

Ninth Anniversary

9th Anniversary of the Republic of the Philippines #621 to 623, 4 Jul 1955

President Magsaysay

 

Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additonal Catchet BFD-107.

First day covers are from Manila

 

Tenth Anniversary

 

Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additonal Catchet BFD-112. used on 2c Rizal Envelope of 1948 overprinted and surcharged issued 4 July 1956

First day covers are from Manila

 

Twelth Anniversary

9th Anniversary of the Republic of the Philippines #644 and 645, 4 Jul 1958

President Garcia

 

Manila First Day Cancel and First Day Additonal Catchet BFD-123.

First day covers are from Manila

Fourteenth Anniversary

 

Manila First Day Cancel used for #825 and 828 (Surcharges)

First day covers are from Manila

 

Fifteenth Anniversary

 

15th Anniversary of the Republic of the Philippines #841 and 842, 4 Jul 1961

President Quirino taking oath

 

Manila First Day Cancel used on #841 and 842.

First day covers are from Manila

 

 

 

Independence Day

Republic Day 1946

Republic Day Anniversary

Philippine-American Friendship Day

First Republic Stamp Anniversary

Independence Day 1898

National Centential Commision

Other Events

The Philippine Revolution

Heroes of the Revolution

The National Anthem