Queen Isabella II Covers

1854

1855

1856

1859

1861

1862

1863

1864

February 1, 1854

5-Cuartos

10-Cuartos

1-Real

2-Reales

5-Cuartos

Scott #1 / Edifil #1

45 Covers Recorded

 

Domestic (Interior) Covers

The 5-Cuartos stamp was issued to pay the single-weight interior postal rate for mail under half-an-ounce. The stamp on the following covers is tied with a Circular Dotted Cancellation and some covers show a Manila Baeza departure or receiving circular date stamp.

 

Ref No.

Description (Click on Picture to Enlarge View)

Sc1-01

Manila to Guagua (Pamganga)
3 February 1854



George Alevizos Auction - Jul 1997 (Lot 287)

Sc1-02

Manila to Cavite
9 March 1854



ex Don Peterson

Sc1-03

Albay (Bicol) to Manila
Dateline: Albay - 29 March 1854
3 April 1854 Large Baeza Manila Receiving Circular Date Stamp



ex Burrus

Stanley Gibbons (Singapore) Auction - Oct 1997 (Lot 1028)

Sc1-04

Vigan (Ilocos Sur) to Manila
Dateline: Vigan, 10 April 1854
14 April 1854 Small Baeza Manila Receiving Circular Date Stamp



Soler y Llach Auction - February 4, 1999 (Lot 76) [Starting Bid : Euros 2,000 - Unsold]

Sc1-05

Manila to Salomaque (Ilocos Sur), Redirected to Vigan (Ilocos Sur)
10 June 1854




ex Manuel Galvez

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries Inc - Sale #973 (Rarities of the World)
Jonathan Rose Collection - June 13, 2009 (Lot 339) [Price Realized : $5,750]

Sc1-06

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
14 August 1854



Stanley Chan / Mario Que Collection

Sc1-07

Addressed to Malate (Manila)
29 September 1854



Cherrystone Auction - July 19-20, 1989

Soler y Llach Auction - October 1992

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc1-08

Manila to Tagudin (Ilocos Sur)
1 October 1854



Geoffrey Lewis Collection

Sc1-09

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
15 December 1854



Filatelia Llach Auction - May 1992 (Lot 786). Note: Tear on lower left portion of cover

Soler y Llach Auction - June 1993 (Lot 1567). Note: Tear on lower left repaired

Nestor Nunez Collection

Sc1-10

Manila to Bacnotan (La Union)
28 December 1854



Solery y Llach Auction - February 20, 2002 (Lot 70) [Starting Bid : Euros 1,200]

Ivy and Mader Auction - December 2001 (Lot 2080)

Sc1-11

Addressed to Cagsaua (Albay)
Circa 1854



Graus Certificate

Afinsa (Soler y Llach) Auction - October 30, 2001 (Lot 315)

Soler y Llach Auction - October 30, 2001 (Lot 315)

Soler y Llach Auction - February 2003

Sc1-12

Addressed to Cebu
Circa 1854



H.R. Harmers Inc Auction - The Alfred H. Caspary Collection
March 24-27, 1958 (Lot 567) [Price Realized : US$60.00]

Soler & Llach Auction - February 20, 1992 (Lot 3027) [Price Realized : 190,000 Pesetas]

Sc1-13

Addressed to San Miguel (Manila)
Circa 1854



Cover addressed to Dona Margarita Roxas de Ayala, founder of La Concordia College

Manila Auction - December 1999

Nigel Gooding Collection

Sc1-14

Addressed to San Miguel (Manila)
Circa 1854



ex Nigel Gooding

Cover addressed to Dona Margarita Roxas de Ayala, founder of La Concordia College

Philippine Numismatic & Antiquarian Society (PNAS) Auction - May 2001

Arthur Winston Bitagcol Collection

Sc1-16

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
Circa 1854



Soler y Llach Auction - March 1990

Sc1-17

Addressed to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
Circa 1854



Soler y Llach Auction - March 1990 (Lot2479)

Sc1-18

Addressed to Vigan (Ilocos Sur)
Circa 1854



ex Manuel Galvez

Stanley Chan Collection

Sc1-19

Manila to Sorsogon (Bicol)
Circa 1854



Philippine Journal of Philately (PJP) - September to October 1954

Sc1-15

Addressed to San Miguel (Manila)
January 1855



Cover addressed to Dona Margarita Roxas de Ayala, founder of La Concordia College

Bayanihan Collectors Club Inc (BCCI) Auction - May 27, 2007 (Lot 42)

Bayanihan Collectors Club Inc (BCCI) Auction - May 27, 2012 (Lot 11)

Sc1-20

Manila to Cavite
19 January 1855



Ferrars H. Tows Collection Auction - November 10-13, 1948 (Lot 79)

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc1-21

Addressed to Santa Cruz (Manila)
27 February 1855



Cherrystone Auction - November 15, 2006 (Lot 885) [Price Realized : $950.00]

Sc1-22

Manila to Santa Cruz (Manila)
27 February 1855



ex Cacho

R. Wolffers Auction - September 3-5, 1980

IPPS Auction - November 24, 1990

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc1-23

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
5 March 1855



Graus & Comex Certificates

Stanley Gibbons (Hong Kong) Auction - March 1988 (Lot 363)

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc1-24

Manila to Cavite
9 March 1855



ex Nestor Jacob

Filatelia Hobby Auction - December 20, 1979

Galeria Filatelica de Barcelona Auction - March 7-9, 1989

Mario Que Collection

Sc1-25

Lingayen to Binondo (Manila)
Dateline: Lingayen, 10 April 1855

27 April 1855 Large Baeza Manila Receiving Circular Date Stamp




Filatelia Hobby Auction - March 8-13, 1982 (Lot 3371)

Iberphil Public Auction - February 19, 2013 (Lot 886)

Nigel Gooding Collection

Sc1-46

Manila to Calapan (Mindoro)
Dateline: Manila, 2 May 1855

2 May 1855 Large Baeza Manila Departure Circular Date Stamp



Top Half of Stamp Torn off Cover

Nigel Gooding Collection

Sc1-26

Manila to Cavite
25 May 1855



Galeria Filatelica de Barcelona Auction - March 1989

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc1-27

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
2 July 1855



Bayanihan Auction - Oct 1991(Lot 15)

Ebay Sale - 11 November 2020 [Prize Realized : $640]

Marco Malto Collection

Sc1-28

Addressed to Manila
18 September 1855



Mario Que Collection

Sc1-29

Manila to Calapan (Mindoro)
13 February 1856



C.E.M. Certificate

Filatelia Hobby Auction - March 8-13, 1982

Galeria Filatelica de Barcelona Auction - March 7-9, 1989

Nestor Nunez Collection

Sc1-30

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
6 July 1856



Soler & Llach Auction - Feb 20, 1992 (Lot 3028) [Price Realized : 240,000 Pesetas]

Geoffrey Lewis Collection

Sc1-31

Manila to Mindoro
20 July 1856




Reconstructed from two scans

Mario Que Collection

Sc1-44

Addressed to Malate (Manila)
20 July 1856 (?)



Corinphila Auction #194 - John Simon Collection
November 20, 2014 (Lot 5384) [Price Realised : CHF 3,200]

Sc1-43

Addressed to Malate (Manila)
27 July 1856



Soler y Llach Auction - October 20, 2011 (Lot 1235A) [Price Realized : Euros 1,500]

Sc1-32

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
8 October 1856



Soler y Llach Auction - July 1, 2008 (Lot 0050) [Starting Bid Euros 2,500 - Unsold]

Sc1-33

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
9 October 1856



R Wolffers Auction September 1980

R. Wolffers Auction - October 1991

 

Sc1-37

Manila to Pagsanhan (Laguna)
13 November 1856



BPA Certificate

Stanley Gibbons Auction - May 17, 1984 (Lot 520) [Price Realized : GBP 700.00]

Mario Que Collection

 

Sc1-45

Manila to Pagsanhan (Laguna)
Dateline: Manila, 16 December 1856

17 December 1856 Small Baeza Manila Departure Circular Date Stamp



Todocoleccion Online Auction Site - November 2020

Sc1-34

Manilad to Pagsanhan (Laguna)
14 January 1857



Graus Certificate

Afinsa Auction - October 30, 2001 (Lot 316) [Price Realized : Euros 1,900]

Nestor Nunez Collection

 

Sc1-36

Manilad to Calumpit (Bulacan)
24 Aug (?) 1857 (?)



ex Manuel Galvez

 

Sc1-35

Manila to Sulbec (Ilocos Sur)
9 April 1858



ex Burrus

Robson Lowe Ltd - Burrus Collection Auction - May 5, 1964 (Lot 270)

Soler y Llach Auction - February 24, 2004 (Lot 724)

Soler y Llach Private Treaty Sale - September 2006 (Lot 97)

 

Registered (Interior) Cover

The 2-Reales stamp was issued to pay the Registration fee on mail.

Ref No.

Description (Click on Picture to Enlarge View)

Sc1-38

 

(Also
Sc5-05)

Manila to Nueva Caceras (Camarines Sur)
20 February 1856



5-Cuartos (Single Weight Fee) and 2-Reales (Registration Fee)
Tied with Circular Dotted Cancel and Large Baeza Circular Date Stamp

Only Known Combination Cover

Antonio Cuesta Collection

 

 Covers Addressed Overseas

Ref No.

Description (Click on Picture to Enlarge View)

Sc1-39

Manila to Turon (Cochin-China)
19 November 1859



Filatelia Hobby Auction - December 20, 1979

Soler & Llach Auction - February 20, 1992 (Lot 3204)

 

Inbound Covers

Ref No.

Description (Click on Picture to Enlarge View)

Sc1-41

Sydney (Australia) to Manila
12 May 1854



ex Nestor Jacob

Letters under the -ounce weight from Australia were subject to an inbound rate of 1-Real. Due to the implementation of new postal rates brought about by the introduction of postage stamps from February 1, 1854, it is more than likely that the Postal Officials assumed the postage from the port of addressee was equivalent to postage of an inland domestic letter. Hence the 5-Cuartos stamp was affixed to the letter and tied with a Circular Dotted Cancel. Manila (29 June 1854) Small Baeza Receiving Circular Date Stamp also applied on cover front.

Harmers London Auction - April 4, 1981

Mario Que Collection

Sc1-42

Sydney (Australia) to Manila
27 September 1854



Ex Burrus, Nestor Jacob

Letters under the -ounce weight from Australia were subject to an inbound rate of 1-Real, Hence the presence of the handstamped numeral 1 (1-Real) due marking. However, confusion among postal officials concerning the postal rate led to the misuse of the proper due rate, incorrectly applying the 5-Cuartos stamp (making the inbound due rate 15-Cuartos short). Manila (23 January 1855) Small Baeza Receiving Circular Date Stamp also applied on cover front.

David Feldman Auction - May 30, 1986

Mario Que Collection

 

Bogus or Doubtful Covers
(Not Counted in Number of Recorded Covers)

Ref No.

Description (Click on Picture to Enlarge View)

Sc1-47

Addressed to Manila
Circa 1854



Double Weight Domestic Cover

The Philatelic Foundation Website (Certificate Number Reference : 142396)

Sc1-40

Addressed to Paris (France)
Circa 1855

Colonies Art 13 Rectangular Boxed Handstamp




8 March 1855 Calais (front) and Paris (reverse) Receiving Date Stamps

Believed to be a Bogus Cover Despite Sorani Certificate Stating Cover is Genuine

 

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