First Spanish Republic

1874

At long last, a new issue of stamps was received from Spain and put on sale in Manila. The stamps, an allegorical representation of the Republic, portrays a seated woman, extending the olive-branch of peace, with the Arms of Spain appearing in a shield at her left. The Type is similar to the corresponding issues of Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, except that the upper label reads "Filipinas" instead of "Communicaciones" or "Ultramar" for the other countries.

The stamps were designed by Eugenio Julia Jover; printed by the Fabrica Nacional deMoneda y Timbre, Madrid; perforated 14; measuring 18 x 21 mm; and issued in sheets of 100 hundred, (ten rows of ten stamps).

The stamps were printed in the following values and colours:

12-centimos de peseta in lilac and grey-lilac. (Scott #48; SG #54; Edifil #30)

25-centimos de peseta in ultramarine and blue. (Scott #49; SG #55; Edifil #31)

62-centimos de peseta in rose. (Scott #50; SG #56; Edifil #32)

1 peseta 25-centimos in brown. (Scott #51; SG #57; Edifil #33)

Note:
The Edifil Unificado Catalogue indicate that these stamps were issued on January 1, 1874. Hanciau, (1905), lists the first day of issue as June (?) 1874.

IMPERFORATED


1-peseta 25-centimos. Exists imperforated, believed to be trial proofs.

SPECIMEN

12-centimos de peseta. Overprinted "MINISTERIO DE ULTRAMAR", "MUESTRAS" in two lines in Blue (Type 1).

25-centimos de peseta. Overprinted "MINISTERIO DE ULTRAMAR", "MUESTRAS" in two lines in Blue (Type 1).

62-centimos de peseta. Overprinted "MINISTERIO DE ULTRAMAR", "MUESTRAS" in two lines in Blue (Type 1).

1-peseta 25-centimos. Overprinted "MINISTERIO DE ULTRAMAR", "MUESTRAS" in two lines in Blue (Type 1).

 

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