Doubtful & Bogus Cancellations

This Section has been created to list and depict known Doubtful and Bogus cancellations and markings on various Spanish-Philippine postal issues. Ongoing additions and amendments to this Section will be carried out as other notorious cancellations or markings are discovered.

NON-PHILIPPINE CANCELS

TYPE 1A

'BEJUCAL / YSLA DE CUBA' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Town in Cuba

26mm Diameter Outer Circle with no Inner Circle
'BEJUCAL' on Top and 'YSLA DE CUBA' on Bottom
With Consistent '25 NOV' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif, Outer Letters 3.25mm Tall, Date 3mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1872 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #45
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TYPE 1B

'CARDENAS / YSLA DE CUBA' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Town in Cuba

Single Outer and Single Inner Lined Circular Date Cancel
20mm Outer Diameter and 11mm Inner Diameter
'CARDENAS' on Top and 'JSLA DE CUBA' on Bottom
With Consistent '20 NOV' Date in Centre (in italics)
Sans-Serif, Outer Letters 3mm Tall, Date 2mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1879 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #71
Link #1


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TYPE 1C

'CORREOS / HABANA' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Town in Cuba

Single Outer Lined and Broken Inner Lined Circular Date Cancel
26mm Outer Diameter and 16mm Inner Diameter
'CORREOS' on Top and 'HABANA' on Bottom
With Consistent '25 ENE 88' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif, Top Letters 3mm Tall (Correos), Others 2.5mm Tall (Date and Habana)
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1882 and 1898
Earliest Known on Scott #87
Link #1   Link #2


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TYPE 1D

'S. VICENTE/ 1880' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Island of Sao Vicente (Saint Vincent), Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
Located off the West African Coast

Single Outer and Single Inner Lined Circular Date Cancel
23mm Outer Diameter and 12mm Inner Diameter
'S. VICENTE' on Top and '1880' on Bottom
With Consistent '11 / 5' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif on Top (S. Vicente), all Others Serif. All 3mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1880 and 1892
Earliest Known on Scott #76
Link #1


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TYPE 1E

'SAN JUAN' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

(Bottom Inscription Unknown), Possibly Argentina

Single Outer and Single Inner Lined Circular Date Cancel
27mm Outer Diameter and 16mm Inner Diameter
'SAN JOSE' on Top and 'Unknown' on Bottom
With Consistent '28 JUN' Date (no year) in Centre
Sans-Serif on Top (S. Vicente), all Others Serif. All 3mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1882 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #81
Link #1


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TYPE 1F

'JACHAL / SAN JUAN' RECTANGULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Town in Argentina

Single Outer Lined Rectangular Date Cancel
35mm wide x 24mm tall, with Rounded Corners
'JACHAL' on Top and 'SAN JUAN' on Bottom
With Consistent '13 ABRIL' Date (no year) in Centre
Sans-Serif on Top (Jachal) and Date, Serif on Bottom (San Juan)
4mm Tall Letters (Jachal and San Juan), 3mm Tall Letters in Date
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1880 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #78
Link #1   Link #2


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TYPE 1G

'MANAGUA / PORTO BU[????]' CIRCULAR CANCEL
Bogus Postmark

Town in Nicaragua

Single Outer Lined Rectangular Date Cancel
35mm wide x 24mm tall, with Rounded Corners
'JACHAL' on Top and 'SAN JUAN' on Bottom
With Consistent '13 ABRIL' Date (no year) in Centre
Sans-Serif on Top (Jachal) and Date, Serif on Bottom (San Juan)
4mm Tall Letters (Jachal and San Juan), 3mm Tall Letters in Date
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1880 and 1892
Earliest Known on Scott
#76


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TYPE 1H

'CORREIO / DE MOZAMBIQUE' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Portuguese Colony, South Africa

Single Outer and Single Inner Lined Circular Date Stamp
24mm Outer Diameter, 17mm Inner Diameter
'CORREIO' on Top and 'DE MOZAMBIQUE' on Bottom
With Consistent '1 MAIO 86' Date in Centre (Year Often Omitted)
Sans-Serif, 2.5mm (Correio) and 2mm (De Mozambique)
Serif, 3mm (Date)
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1882 and 1897
Earliest Known on Scott #81
Link #1   Link #2


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TYPE 1I

'CORREIO / 10 JUN 93' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

(Bottom Inscription Unknown), Possibly of Portuguese Origin

Single Outer Lined and Single Broken Inner Lined Circular Date Stamp
24mm Outer Diameter, 15mm Inner Diameter
'CORREIO' on Top 'Unknown' on Bottom
With Consistent '10. JUN. 93' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif, 3mm Tall Lettering
Known in Black and Blue

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1892 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #150
Link #1


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TYPE 1J

'CORREIO / 20 UT' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

(Bottom Inscription Unknown), Possibly of Portuguese Origin

Single Outer Lined Circular Date Stamp
26mm Diameter
'CORREIO' on Top 'Unknown' on Bottom
With Consistent '2. NOV.' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif, Outer Letters 4mm Tall, Date 3.5mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1882 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #81


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TYPE 1K

'CORREIO / 2 NOV' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

(Bottom Inscription Unknown), Possibly of Portuguese Origin

Single Outer Lined Circular Date Stamp
26mm Diameter
'CORREIO' on Top 'Unknown' on Bottom
With Consistent '2. NOV.' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif, Outer Letters 4mm Tall, Date 3.5mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1882 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #81
Link #1   Link#2


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TYPE 1L

'CORREIO DO AMB / 23 FEV 87' OVAL DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

(Top Inscription Unknown), Possibly of Portuguese Origin

Single Outer Lined Circular Date Stamp
26mm Diameter
'CORREIO' on Top 'Unknown' on Bottom
With Consistent '2. NOV.' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif, Outer Letters 4mm Tall, Date 3.5mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1882 and 1896
Earliest Known on Scott #81


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TYPE 1M

'EXPEDICION / CTES' CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Possibly of Portuguese Origin

Single Outer and Single Inner Lined Circular Date Stamp
25mm Outer Diameter, 15mm Inner Diameter
'EXPEDICION' on Top 'C
TES' on Bottom
With Consistent '31 MAY 94' Date in Centre
Sans-Serif, Outer Letters 3mm Tall, Date 2.5mm Tall
Known in Black

Known on Stamp Issues Between 1882 and 1898
Earliest Known on Scott #81
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“GUPIGAO – MINDANAO” CIRCULAR DATE STAMP
Bogus Postmark

Believed to be an attempt to copy the ‘SURIGAO – MINDANAO’ Circular Date Stamp

‘G’ in error of ‘S’ and ‘P’ in error of ‘R’


                                   


21mm Diameter Outer Circle and 10mm Diameter Inner Circle
“GUPIGAO” at Top and “MINDANAO” on Bottom
Date in Center (19 DIC) with no Year
Known in Black, Blue and Magenta

Earliest Known on Scott #76 (1880 issue)

TYPE 2

“MANILA – FILIPINAS” CIRCULAR DATE STAMP


           


Approximately 25mm Diameter Outer Circle and 16mm Diameter Inner Circle
“MANILA” on top and “(FILIPINAS)” on bottom with small circle between
Date in Center between two horizontal lines
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #88 (1882 issue)

TYPE 3

“FILIPINAS” CIRCULAR DATE STAMP


           


Approximately 26mm Diameter Outer Circle and 16mm Diameter Inner Circle
“FILIPINAS” on top and ?? on bottom
Date in Center between two horizontal lines
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #P4 (1889 issue)

TYPE 4

SMALL LETTERED “CORREOS” CIRCLAR DATE STAMP


                                   


23mm Diameter Outer Circle and 14mm Diameter Inner Circle
Lettering 2mm tall (Genuine cancellation has lettering 3mm tall)
“CORREOS” on top and “MANILA” on bottom
Date in Center in two lines : 18/6 and 1898
Known in Black

Earliest Known on 2-4/8c Recargo de Consumos Surcharge stamp (1889 issue)

TYPE 5

LARGE LETTERED “CORREOS” CIRCLAR DATE STAMP


                       


Approximately 25mm Diameter Outer Circle and 16mm Diameter Inner Circle
Lettering 2˝mm tall (Genuine cancellation has lettering 3mm tall)
“CORREOS” on top and “MANILA” on bottom
Very round ‘O’ and wide ‘R’ in ‘Correos’
Date in Center : 10 NOV
εε (year appears as broken numerals)
Known in Black

Earliest Known on 2c Recargo de Consumos Surcharge stamp (1889 issue)

TYPE 6

DOUBLE LINED “CORREOS” CIRCLAR DATE STAMP



Approximately 25mm Diameter Outer Circle and Approximately 12mm Diameter Inner Circle
Lettering 2˝mm tall
“CORREOS” on top and “??” on bottom with Center appearing to be blank
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #P7 (1894 issue)

TYPE 7

“CORREIO” CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

Believed to be of Portuguese Origin

 

TYPE 7B



Approxmiately 24mm Diameter Outer Circle with Inner Circle
“CORREIO” at Top and “??” on Bottom
Lettering 3mm Tall
Date in Center with horizontal lines above and below
Narrow ‘R’ in ‘Correio
Known in Purple

Earliest Known on Scott #150 (1892 issue)


TYPE 9

OVAL “MANILA” CANCELLATION


                       


30mm Wide by 20mm Tall Oval Cancellation
“MANILA” in Center
Lettering 7mm tall
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Recargo de Consumos stamps (1898 issue)

TYPE 10

FIVE LINED CIRCULAR CANCELLATION


  

  


Approximately 30mm Diameter comprising Five Circles 2mm Apart
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #164 (1891 issue)

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 Last Update: 29.03.2018