Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History


Philippine Philatelic Library








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Studies and articles on Philippine Republic issues by:

Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

Philatelic Specialist - Republic of the Philippines



Due to the improvement in the designs and quality of Philippine stamps in the last few years, with many topical issues and attractive souvenir sheets, more and more collectors are taking notice of Philippine new issues.  With the huge stocks of old issues in the vaults finally disposed of, and the printing of only 20,000 to 30,000 stamps and 5,000 to 8,000 souvenir sheets, Republic stamps are finally getting the serious attention of collectors.  After the philatelic sales period of one year for all commemorative and special issues, all unsold stocks are sent all over the country for postage use.  So, without the threat of the Post Office' stocks of old issues being sold at face value looming over the philatelic market, collectors should fill up the empty spaces in their albums as soon as possible before everyone realizes how scarce many of the issues of the last 20 years are.  (Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak)



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SelyoKo (MyStamp) - A Study of "Personalized Stamps" of the Philippines - 2014-2019

The Twelve Series of the 2003-2004 Orchid Definitive Stamps of the Philippines

Modern Day Rarity:  The 2000 Benigno Aquino Handstamped Surcharges

The 1991-1993 Philippine Flowers Definitive Series

First Major Error by Amstar Discovered

The Philippine Flag With National Symbols Definitives

The Long and Winding Road to the Beijing Olympic Stamp Issue

Brief History of the Specimen Stamps of the Republic

Types of Specimen Overprints

Paper Types of Locally Printed Stamps









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