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

Months appear abbreviated as follows:

ENo

FEB.

MAR

ABR

MAY.

JUN.

JUL.

AGo

SET.

OCT.

NOV.

DIC.

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

Months appear abbreviated as follows:

ENo

FEB.

MAR

ABR

MAY.

JUN.

JUL.

AGo

SET.

OCT.

NOV.

DIC.

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 CANCEL

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 throughout the Spanish Era (1854 to 1898)

TYPE 4

PARILLA CANCEL

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

Day and Year appear with or without full stop after each entry. Months appear abbreviated as follows:

ENo

FEB.

MAR.

ABR.

MAY.

JUN.

JUL.

AGo

SET.

OCT.

NOV.

DIC.

Used from 1859 to 1863

+ Balabac / Filipinas CDS – March 1875  (Type 5A ??)

TYPE 6

DATED TOWN AND CITY CIRCULAR DATE STAMPS

           

          

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:

Cancel

Period of Usage

Comments

Bacolod – Negros

Cavite – Luzon

1858 -

Cottabato – Mindanao

 

 

Misamis – Mindanao

 

#144, 146, 153, 192

Princesa – Paragua *

 

 

Zamboanga - Mindanao

 

#48, #78

* Paragua was the Former name for Palawan

Surigao / Mindanao recorded by not seen to date

Cancel with ‘Visayas’ on Bottom – town name on top unknown

Used from 1858 to late 1890s

TYPE 6A

DATED TOWN AND CITY CIRCULAR DATE STAMPS

    

21mm diameter circular date stamp with Town name above and City name below (inner circle measurement)
Date in the centre (day and monthly only, no year) in two lines
Applied in Black

Known Town Cancellations:

Cancel

Period of Usage

Comments

Visayas – Cebu

- 1898

 

Yloylo – Visayas

 

Known on Official (RS) Covers

Used from 1858 to late 1890s

TYPE 6B

DATELESS TOWN AND CITY CIRCULAR CANCELS

          

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

Known Town Cancellations:

Cancel

Period of Usage

Comments

Cottabato – Mindanao

Misamis – Mindanao

Visayas - Cebu

 

 

Used from mid 1870s to mid 1880s

TYPE 7

DATED TOWN AND STAR CIRCULAR DATE STAMPS

    

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

Months appear abbreviated as follows:

ENE

FEB

MAR

ABR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AGO

SET

OCT

NOV

DIC

Known Town Cancellations:

Cancel

Period of Usage

Comments

Manila

 

 

Zamboanga

 

#79, #86, 149, 167, 177

Used from 1860 to late 1880s

TYPE 7A

DATELESS TOWN AND STAR CIRCULAR DATE STAMPS

    

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:

Cancel

Period of Usage

Comments

Jolo

 

Zamboanga

 

 

Used from 1860 to late 1880s

TYPE 8

CORREOS CIRCULAR DATE STAMPS

     


25mm diameter circular date stamp with "CORREOS" above and Town name below
Date in one line across the centre (with or without period after day in date)
Applied in Black (common), Blue, Blue-Green or Violet

51 Recorded Towns or Cities:

Albay (Bicol)

Cavite (Luzon)

Manila (Luzon)

Alcala (Cagayan or Pangasinan)

Cebu (Visayas)

Mariquina (Rizal)

Antique (Western Visayas)

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

Earliest: #36  /  Oldest: #198

TYPE 8A

DATELESS CORREOS - SAMAR CIRCULAR CANCEL

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

Applied in Black

Used from mid 1890s

TYPE 8B

DATELESS CORREOS - BOHOL CIRCULAR CANCEL

21mm outer diameter and 12mm inner diameter
Correos on top and Bohol on bottom with small solid circle on each end
No Date in the centre
Applied in Black

Used from mid 1890s (#144, 165 [MR Auction])

TYPES 9 & 9A

COMUNICACIONES CIRCULAR DATE STAMP

          

24mm diameter circular date stamp with "COMUNICACIONES" above and Town name below
Date in one line across the centre broken by Inner Circle (Type 9)
Date in one line across the centre with no Inner Circle (Type 9A)
Applied in Black and Blue

Known Town Cancellations:

Cancel

Period of Usage

Comments

Iloilo

Type 9

Iloilo

 

Type 9A

Sorsogon

 

Type 9A - #144, 146, 157

Manila – Uncertain if this exists (recorded in the past)

Used from ??? to 1898

TOWN CANCELS

TYPE 10A

ILOILO

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

Used from late 1850s to 1898

 

TYPE 10B

ROMBLON

Single Lined Oblong Cancel with Romblon in centre
'M' with Serifs, 'L' with serif on bottom stroke, all other letters sans-serif; 'N' inverted
Applied in Black

Used from late 1880s to mid-1890s (#98, 145, 149, 166, 170, 173)

TYPE 11

RHOMBOID CANCEL

   

15mm - 17mm by 17mm - 19mm Rhomboid Line Cancellation, consisting of 16 parallel lines
Most likely applied at regional post offices 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 CANCEL

    

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 CANCEL

          

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 "CORREOS" above and “MANILA” below
Date in one line across the centre
Applied in Black

Used from late 1890s

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