Bogus Cancellations

This Section has been created to list and depict known 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.

TYPE 1

“GUPIGAO – MINDANAO” CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

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 #P19 (1894 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 2½mm 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 2½mm 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 7A

                                   


Approxmiately 27mm Diameter Circle with no Inner Circle
“CORREIO” at Top and “??” on Bottom
Lettering 4mm Tall
Eliptical ‘O’ in ‘Correio
Date in Center
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #87 (1882 issue)

 

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 7C

           


Approxmiately 26mm Diameter Outer Circle and 12mm Diameter Inner Circle
“CORREIO” at Top and “??” on Bottom
Lettering 2½mm Tall
Date in Center
Rounded ‘O’ in ‘Correio
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #145 (1892 issue)

TYPE 8

“EXPEDICION” CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

Believed to be of Portuguese Origin


                       


25mm Diameter Outer Circle and 12mm Diameter Inner Circle
“EXPEDICION” on top and “??” on bottom
Constant Date in Center (31 May 94)
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #138 (1888 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)

TYPE 11

“BEJUCAL” CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

Town in Cuba, hence believed to be of Cuban Origin



26mm Diameter Outer Circle with no Inner Circle
“BEJUCAL” on Top and “??” on Bottom
With “25 NOV” in Center
Known in Black

Earliest Known on Scott #81 (1882 issue)

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