Spanish-Philippine Gutters

A Gutter is defined as ‘the selvage, either unprinted or with plate numbers, advertising or accounting or control numbers, between the panes of a sheet of stamps’.

During the reign of King Alfonso XIII, a number of sheets were issued comprising of two or three panes of stamps, each pane separated by gutters. Between 1890 and 1898, a total of 21 separate issues were printed in sheets containing gutters.

List of Known Spanish-Philippine Gutters

Postage Stamps

Scott #

Stamp Denomination

Year Issued

Comments

144

2c claret

1894

There were two printings of this issue (1890 and 1894).
The 1894 printing comprised of two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.
Left pane cliché type II and right pane cliché type I

145

2c violet

1892

Three panes of 50 each with gutters between panes.
The two outside panes are cliché type I, and the centre pane cliché type II; thus there are two possible gutter types:
cliché types I and II or
cliche types
II and I.

147

2c ultramarine

1896

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

149

2 4/8c dull blue

1890

Two panes of 100 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

150

2 4/8c olive gray

1892

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

165

10c claret

1894

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

166

10c yellow brown

1896

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

192

1m orange brown

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

193

2m orange brown

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

194

3m orange brown

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

196

5m orange brown

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

197

1c black violet

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

198

2c dark blue green

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

199

3c dark brown

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

203

8c gray brown

1898

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

Newspaper Stamps

Scott #

Stamp Denomination

Year Issued

Comments

P7

1/8c orange brown

1894

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

P8

1/8c dull blue

1896

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

P11

1m olive gray

1894

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

P12

1m ultramarine

1896

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

P15

2m olive gray

1894

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

P19

5m olive gray

1894

Two panes of 50 stamps,
each with gutter between panes.

 

References:

1)            Gutter Pairs of the 1890-1898 Issues. Don Peterson and Nigel Gooding, Philippine Philatelic Journal, Volume XXIX, No. 1, First Quarter 2007, Pages 19-20.

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