Queen Isabella II Covers

February 1, 1854

5-Cuartos

Scott #1 / Edifil #1

44 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 Baeza ‘Manila’ receiving or departure circular date stamp.

 

Ref No.

Description

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Sc1-01

MANILA TO GUAGUA (PAMPANGA)

3 February 1854

George Alevizos Auction
Jul 1997 (Lot 287)

Sc1-02

MANILA TO CAVITE

9 March 1854

Don Peterson Collection

Sc1-03

ALBAY TO MANILA

Dateline: 29 March 1854

3 April 1854 Large Baeza Receiving CDS

Ex Burrus

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

Sc1-04

VIGAN TO MANILA

Dateline: 10 April 1854

14 April 1854 Small Baeza Receiving CDS

Soler y Llach Auctions
February 4, 1999 (Lot 76)
[Starting Bid €2,000 – Unsold]

Sc1-05

ADDRESSED TO SALOMAQUE THEN REDIRECTED TO VIGAN

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 : US$5,750]

Sc1-06

MANILA TO SULBEC (ILOCOS SUR)

14 August 1854

Mario Que Collection

Sc1-07

MANILA TO MALATE

29 September 1854

Cherrystone Auction
July 19-20, 1989

Soler y Llach Auctions
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: With tear on lower left portion of cover

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

Nestor Nuñez Collection

Sc1-10

MANILA TO BACNOTAN, LA UNION

Circa 1854

Solery y Llach Auctions
February 20, 2002 (Lot 70)
[Starting Bid €1,200]

Ivy and Mader Auction
December 2001 (Lot 2080)

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ADDRESSED TO CAGSAUA (ALBAY)

Circa 1854

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

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

 Soler y Llach Auction
February 2003

Graus Certificate

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

MANILA TO SAN MIGUEL

Circa 1854

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

Manila Auctions – December 1999

Nigel Gooding Collection

Sc1-14

MANILA TO SAN MIGUEL

Circa 1854

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

PNAS Auctions – May 2001

Arthur Winston Bitagcol Collection

Sc1-15

MANILA TO SAN MIGUEL

Circa 1854

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

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

Sc1-16

MANILA TO SULBEC (ILOCOS SUR)

Circa 1854

Soler y Llach Acutions
March 1990

Sc1-17

ADDRESSED TO SULBEC (ILOCOS SUR)

Circa 1854

Soler y Llach Auctions
March 1990 (Lot2479)

Sc1-18

ADDRESSED TO VIGAN

Circa 1854

Ex Manuel Galvez

Stanley Chan Collection

Sc1-19

MANILA TO SORSOGON

Circa 1854

PJP
September – October 1954

Sc1-20

MANILA TO CAVITE

19 January 1855

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

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc1-21

MANILA TO SANTA CRUZ

27 February 1855

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

Sc1-22

MANILA TO SANTA CRUZ (?)

27 February 1855

Ex Cacho Collection
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

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

Antonio Cuesta Collection

Sc1-24

MANILA TO CAVITE

9 March 1855

Filatelia Hobby Auction
December 20, 1979

Galeria Filatelica de Barcelona Auction
March 7-9, 1989

Mario Que Collection

Sc1-25

LINGAYEN TO BINONDO

Lingayen Dateline – 10 April 1855
Manila Arrival CDS - 27 April 1855

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

Iberphil Public Auction
February 19, 2013 (Lot 886)

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)

Sc1-28

ADDRESSED TO MANILA

18 September 1855

Mario Que Collection

Sc1-29

MANILA TO CALAPAN (MINDORO)

13 February 1856

Filatelia Hobby Auction
March 8-13, 1982
 
 Galeria Filatelica de Barcelona Auction
 March 7-9, 1989

C.E.M. Certificate

Nestor Nuñez 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

Mario Que Collection

Note: Reconstructed from two scans

Sc1-44

MANILA TO MALATE

20 July 1856 (?)

Corinphila Auction #194
John Simon Collection
November 20, 2014 (Lot 5384)
[Starting Bid CHF1,500 – Sold CHF3200]

Sc1-43

MANILA TO MALATE

27 July 1856

Soler y Llach Auction
October 20, 2011 (Lot 1235A)
[Starting Bid €1,500 – Sold €1,500]

Sc1-32

MANILA TO SULBEC (ILOCOS SUR)

8 October 1856

Soler y Llach Auction
Jul 1, 2008 (Lot 0050)
[Starting Bid €2,500 – Unsold]

Sc1-33

MANILA TO SULBEC (ILOCOS SUR)

9 October 1856

R. Wolffers Auction
October 1991

Sc1-34

MANILA TO PAGSANHAN (LAGUNA)

14 January 1857

Afinsa Auctions
October 30, 2001 (Lot 316)
[Price Realized :  for €1,900]

Graus Certificate

Nestor Nuñez Collection

Sc1-35

MANILA TO SULBEC (ILOCOS SUR)

9 April 1858 (??)

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)

Sc1-36

MANILA TO CALUMPIT (BULACAN)

24 Aug (?) 1857 (?)

Ex Manuel Galvez

Sc1-37

MANILA TO PAGSANHAN (LAGUNA)

15 November 1858

Stanley Gibbons Auction
May 17, 1984 (Lot 520)

[Price Realized : £700.00]

BPA Certificate

Mario Que Collection

 

Registered (Interior) Cover

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

Sc1-38

 

Also
Sc5-05

MANILA TO NUEVA CACERAS
(CAMARINES SUR)

20 February 1856

Single Weight Registered Interior
Postage Rate

5-Cuartos 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

Sc1-39

MANILA TO TURON (COCHIN-CHINA)

19 November 1859

Filatelia Hobby Auction
December 20, 1979

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

Sc1-40

TO PARIS (FRANCE)

Colonies Art 13 Rectangular Boxed Handstamp

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

Sorani Certificate
Believed to be a Bogus Cover

 

 

Inbound Covers

Sc1-41

SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) TO MANILA

12 May 1854

5-Cuartos tied with Circular Dotted Cancel and 29 June 1854 Small Baeza Receiving Circular Date Stamp

Ex Nestor Jacob Collection
Harmers London Auction – April 4, 1981

Mario Que Collection


Letters under the ½-ounce weight from New South Wales was 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 most likely that the postal officials assumed that the postage from the port of addressee was equivalent to postage of an inland letter. Hence the 5-Cuartos stamp was affixed.

 

Sc1-42

SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) TO MANILA

27 September 1854

5-Cuartos tied with Circular Dotted Cancel and 25 January 1855 Small Baeza Receiving Circular Date Stamp

Ex Burrus and Nestor Jacob Collections
David Feldman Auction – May 30, 1986


Mario Que Collection

Letters between ½-ounce and 1-ounce weight from New South Wales was subject to an inbound rate of 2-Reales. However, confusion among postal officials concerning the postal rate led to the misuse of the proper due rate. Hence, the presence of the handstamped numeral ‘1’ (1-Real) due marking and the 5-Cuartos stamp (making the inbound due rate 5-Cuartos short).

 

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