ALFONSO XIII - BABY HEAD stamps of the PHILIPPINES

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Study and description of the stamps of the Philippines from the Spanish Period 1890 to 1897.

The stamps of the Philippines issued during the period 1890 to 1897 depict the portrait of the infant King, Alfonso XIII, and are commonly referred to as the “Baby Head” issues. These stamps are amongst the most fascinating of all Philippine stamps for their variety, colour changes, gum types and differences in sheet format. Yet they have been greatly neglected by cataloguers and there are relatively few published articles and no monographs for the collector to refer to.

 

 

Catalogue

Specialised catlaogue with a description of each issue

Plate flaws

Constant plate flaws, a copy of the Catalogue can be ordered from the publisher  Spanish Philippines - Alfonso XIII 1890 to 1897 Specialised Catalogue

Details

Details of Dies, Sheet Formats, Gum Types, Specimens

Forgeries

There are many forgeries of the 1897 surcharges in particular

Summary of Issues by Year

Illustrated summary of the entire series

Rogues

False descriptions of issues in catalogues

Provisionals

Overprints for 1898 La Union Provisionals

Peace Jubilee Handstamps

Philatelic Souvenirs of the Peace Jubilee Washington DC, 1899

Bibliography and Philatelic Literature

Published articles and catalogues

Proofs

Single die, Imperforated and Perforated Plate Proofs