Postal Cancellations
1854 - 1898

TYPE 1

SMALL BAEZA CIRULAR DATE STAMP

28mm diameter circular date stamp with "MANILA - 31 - ISs. FILIPs."
Date in centre in three lines

Cancel was in use on Pre-Stamped Covers prior to 1854

Applied in Blue from 1854 to 1859

Applied in Black from 1854 to 1863

TYPE 2

LARGE BAEZA CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

30mm diameter circular date stamp with "MANILA - 31 - ISLs. FILIPIs."
Date in centre in three lines

Cancel was in use on Pre-Stamped Covers prior to 1854

Applied in Blue from 1854 to 1859

Applied in Black from 1854 to 1861

TYPE 3

CIRCULAR DOTTED

24mm diameter circular dotted cancellation without outer frame line
Cancellation comprises square dots of about 1mm, though size varies
Applied in Black and Blue

Used from 1854 to 1898

TYPE 4

PARILLA

31 x 19 mm oval network cancellation
Varies slightly in shape, some being quite pointed at the end, others appearing well rounded
Applied in Black (common) or Blue (scarce)

Used from 1856 to 1898

TYPE 5

MANILA-FILIPINAS CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

21mm diameter circular date stamp with “MANILA” above, "FILIPINAS" below and "31" on each side
Date in the centre in three lines
Applied in Black

Used from 1859 to 1863

TYPE 6

DATED TOWN AND CITY CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

     

21mm diameter circular date stamp with Town name above and City name below
Date in the centre in three lines
Applied in Black

Known Town Cancellations:

Bacolod – Negros

Cottabato – Mindanao

Surigao – Mindanao

Cavite – Luzon

Misamis – Mindanao

 

Cebu – Visayas

Princesa – Paragua *

 

* Paragua was the Former name for Palawan

Used from 1858 to 1889

TYPE 6A

DATELESS TOWN AND CITY CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

21mm diameter circular date stamp with Town name above and City name below
No Date in the centre
Applied in Black

Known Town Cancellations:

Cottabato – Mindanao

Zamboanga – Mindanao

Used from mid 1870s to mid 1880s

TYPE 7

TOWN AND STAR CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

    

19.5mm diameter circular date stamp
Town name above and a Star below
Date in the centre in three lines
Applied in Black

Known Town Cancellations:

Jolo

Marianas

Zamboanga

Manila

Puerto Princesa

 

Used from 1860 to late 1880s

TYPE 8

CORREOS CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

      


25mm diameter circular date stamp with "CORREOS" above and Town name below
Date in one line across the centre
Applied in Black (common), Blue, Blue-Green or Violet

51 Recorded Towns or Cities:

Antique (Western Visayas)

Cavite (Luzon)

Manila (Luzon)

Albay (Bicol)

Cebu (Visayas)

Mariquina (Rizal)

Alcala (Cagayan or Pangasinan)

Cervantes (Ilocos Sur)

Mariveles (Bataan)

Aparri (Cagayan)

Concepcion (Iloilo)

Morong (Bataan)

Atimonan (Quezon)

Corregidor (Cavite)

Nueva Caceres (Camarines Sur)

Bacolod (Negros Occidental)

Cottabato (Cotabato)

Olongapo (Zambales)

Baguio (Benguet)

Daet (Camarines Norte)

San Fernando (Pampanga)

Balanga (Bataan)

Dagupan (Pangasinan)

San Isidro (Leyte)

Batangas (Batangas)

Iba (Zambales)

Santa Cruz (Laguna)

Bayombong (Nueva Vizcaya)

Ilagan (Isabela)

Sibulan (Negros Oriental)

Binangonan (Rizal)

Iloilo (Iloilo)

Sorsogon (Sorsogon)

Bolinao (Pangasinan)

La Trinidad (Benguet)

Taal (Batangas)

Bulacan (Bulacan)

La Union (Ilocos) *

Tarlac (Tarlac)

Cagayan (Misamis Oriental)

Laoag (Ilocos Norte)

Tayabas (Quezon)

Candon (Ilocos Sur)

Laguna Sta Cruz (Luzon)

Tuguegarao (Cagayan)

Capiz (Visayas)

Libmanan (Camarines Sur)

Vigan (Ilocos Sur)

Caramoan (Camarines Sur)

Lingayen (Pangasinan)

Zamboanga (Mindanao)

* La Union only shows 'Union' in Cancel

Used from mid-1870s to 1898

TYPE 9

COMUNICACIONES CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

24mm diameter circular date stamp with "COMUNICACIONES" above and Town name below
Date in one line across the centre
Applied in Black and Blue

Known Town Cancellations:

Iloilo

Manila

Used from ??? to 1898

TYPE 10

ILOILO TOWN CANCELLATION

Double Lined Oblong cancellation with IloIlo and scroll in the centre
Applied in Black

Used from late 1850s to 1898

TYPE 11

RHOMBOID CANCELLATION

15mm - 17mm by 17mm - 19mm Rhomboid Line Cancellation, consisting of 16 parallel lines
Believed to be an obliterator and probably applied in combination with date stamp
Exists on issues from 1864 to late 1890s, but most common on stamps issued between 1875 and 1879
Applied in Black (common), Blue, Green or Violet

Used from 1864 to late 1890s

TYPE 12

DOTTED STAR CANCELLATION



29mm diameter Five Pointed Star with dots in the centre
Believed to have been used in small towns and primarily for interior mail
Exists on issues from the 1880s through 1898
In the 1880s, commonly applied in black, but known infrequently in purple, blue-green and blue
In the 1890s, commonly applied in purple, blue-green and blue, but known infrequently in black

Used from 1880s to 1898

TYPE 13

OCTAGONAL DOTTED CANCELLATION

          

Approximately 25mm High x 28mm Wide formed of rows of small square dots

Used from mid 1870s to late 1880s

TYPE 14

CENTER DATED CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

24mm diameter circular date stamp with Dark Shaded sections above and below
Date in one line across the centre
Applied in Black

Used from late 1890s

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