1st February 1854
Imperforate, no watermark, engraved.
Printed in Manila
|5 cuartos orange||1||1, 2|
|1 real blue||4||5|
There is no Scott #3, nor Gibbons #4 or #6.
Originally under Spanish Dominion, the early used examples are often obliterated by heavy cancellations. Thereafter, there are numerous events providing stamps showing changes of administration, first encountered on a lesser scale with British Guiana and Hawaii:
- 1898 revolutionary issues
- 1899 United States administration
- 1935 Commonwealth
- 1942 Japanese Occupation
- 1944 Commonwealth restored
- 1948 Independence
|1898 Sc-Y2 SG237||1899 Sc213 SG252||1935 Sc397 SG483|
|1942 Sc-N1 SG-J1||1944Sc464 SG572|
|1948 Sc500 SG625|