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Posted 12/30/2007   2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add scoutjim99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any info would be appreciated

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Posted 12/31/2007   10:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

US Commonwealth of the Philippines
FDC Combination Cover / WWII Patriotic Cover
May 1, 1945 Manila Post Office First Day of Issue Circular Handstamp

Celebrates General MacArthur's return to the Philippine Islands and lifting of the Japanese Occupation thorough victory in several hard-fought battles in late 1944 including the Battle of Leyte Gulf and the Battle of Ormoc Bay.

Top row, left to right

Scott #490 12c black, Salt Spring, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945
Scott #489 10c carmine, Fort Santiago, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945
Scott #491 16c dark blue, Magellan's Landing, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945
Scott #494 1 peso red orange & black, Barasoain church, Malolos, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945

Middle row, left to right

Scott #488 8c violet, Pearl Fishing, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945
Scott #486 4c yellow green, Woman and Carabao, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945
Scott #493 30c orange red, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Chief Sikatuna Signing "Blood Compact" in 1565, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued May 1, 1945 (FDC)
Scott #E10 20c blue violet, Special Delivery Messenger, VICTORY COMMONWEALTH overprint issued May 1, 1945 (FDC)

Bottom row, left to right

Scott #487 6c golden brown, La Filipina, VICTORY COMMON-WEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945
Scott #485 2c rose, Jose Rizal, VICTORY COMMON-WEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945
Scott #492 20c light olive green, VICTORY COMMON-WEALTH overprint issued Jan 19, 1945

Very interesting cover!
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Posted 02/17/2008   11:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add atlashealth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A WWII trophy, Jim...thanks for sharing.
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