ALFONSO XIII - BABY HEAD stamps of the PHILIPPINES

Catalogue

SUMMARY of ISSUES by YEAR

1890 issues      
 
2c dark claret
Die Type I
Gum Type A

2c dark claret
(on yellowish paper)
Die Type I
Gum Type A

2 4/8 c dull blue
Die Type I
Gum Type A
5c dark blue
Die Type I
Gum Type A 
5c slate green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
thin semi-transparent paper

8c yellow green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
10c blue green
Die Type I
Gum Type A

12 4/8c yellow green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
  12 4/8c yellow green
(green shade variety)
Die Type I
Gum Type A

20c rose
Die Type I
Gum Type A
20c rose
(salmon shade variety)
Die Type I
Gum Type A
25c brown
Die Type I
Gum Type A
       
1m dark violet 
Die Type I
Gum Type A
2m dark violet 
Die Type I
Gum Type A
5m dark violet 
Die Type I
Gum Type A
1/8c dark violet 
Die Type I
Gum Type A

Notes:

Variations in shades occur in all issues

Examples of the following issues are also known on thin, semi-transparent paper: 2c dark claret, 2 4/8c dull blue, 5c dark blue, 8c yellow green, 25c brown and 1/8c dark violet. Others may also exist.

The 20c salmon shade has generally been reported to have been issued in 1891; however, there is some recent evidence that suggests that it was issued in 1890 and is simply represents a shade variety of the 20c rose. There is considerable variation in shades of the 20c issue.

 

 

1891 issues

   
5c blue green 
Die Type I
Gum Type A
10c 'pale claret' 
(claret shade)
Die Type I
semi-transparent paper
clear gum
12 4/8c yellow green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
25c dull blue 
Die Type I
semi-transparent paper
clear gum

 

Notes:

Variations in shades exist for all issues

The 1891 issue is generally refered to as pale claret in colour although it is typically not 'pale' and darker in shade and similar to the 1894 10c claret issue. It occurs on thin semi-transparrent paper with a clear gum. Care should be taken not to confuse this with the 1894 claret issue either on normal paper or varieties which can also be found on semi-transparent paper; the 1894 issues have gum type B.

The 1891 12 4/8c yellow green issue is reportedly a 'deeper shade' than the 1890 issue; however, in practice there is very little distinction.

 

 

1892 issues

1c violet
Die Type II
Gum Type A

2c pale violet
Die Type I
Gum Type A

2c pale violet
Die Type II
Gum Type A

2c violet
Die Type I
Gum Type A

2c violet
Die Type II
Gum Type A


2 4/8c olive grey
Die Type I
Gum Type A


2 4/8c olive grey
(grey olive shade variety)
Die Type I
Gum Type A

5c green
(light chrome green shade)
Die Type I
Gum Type A

5c green
(sage green shade)
Die Type I
Gum Type A

6c violet brown
Die Type II
Gum Type A
6c violet brown
(pale violet brown shade variety)
Die Type II
Gum Type A
8c ultramarine
Die Type I
Gum Type A
10c pale claret
Die Type I
Gum Type A
12 4/8c orange
Die Type I
Gum Type A
15c red brown
Die Type II
Gum Type A
20c grey brown
Die Type I
Gum Type A
     
25c pale dull blue
Die Type I
Gum Type A

     
1m pale green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
2m pale green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
5m pale green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
1/8c pale green
Die Type I
Gum Type A

Notes:

Variations in shades exist for all issues.

The 1892 20c grey brown issue generally shows a worn oval frame.

The 1892 25c pale dull blue generally exhibits a worn oval frame but can also be differentiated from the 1891 issue by colour shade, paper type (as the the 1891 issue may also exhibit worn or partially worn oval frame).

Variations in the gum appearance are known for the following issues: 1m pale green and 2m pale green.

 

1893 (?) issues

     

  20c brown
Die Type I
Gum Type B

 
 
1m green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
2m green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
1/8c green
Die Type I
Gum Type A
 

 

Notes:

The 1893 20c brown issue generally shows a less worn oval frame than the 1892 issue. It can also be differentiated by colour and gum type.

Variations in the gum appearance are known for the following issues: 1m green, 2m green and 1/8c green.

 

1894 issues

1c rose
Die Type II
Gum Type B

2c claret
Die Type I
Gum Type B
2c claret
Die Type II
Gum Type B
2c grey brown
Die Type I
Gum Type B
2c grey brown
Die Type II
Gum Type B


5c green
(very pale green shade)
Die Type I
Gum Type B
5c green
(pale green shade)
Die Type I
Gum Type B
6c orange
Die Type II
Gum Type B
8c red brown
Die Type I
Gum Type B
10c claret
Die Type I
Gum Type B
15c rose
Die Type II
Gum Type B
 20c dark violet
Die Type I
Gum Type B
1m olive grey
Die Type I
Gum Type B
2m olive grey
Die Type I
Gum Type B
5m olive grey
Die Type I
Gum Type B
1/8c orange brown
Die Type I
Gum Type B

 

Notes:

Variations in shades exist for all issues.

The issues of 1894 are genrally on a thicker, opaque paper compared to those issues of other years.

The 1894 2c grey brown issue can not generally be differentiated from the 1896 2c grey brown issue based on colour (despite catalogues providing different colour descritpions). The 1894 and 1896 issues can be differentiated based on gum type and die type.

The 1894 10c claret also occurs in a pale claret shade, but is distinguishable from the 10c pale claret by the presence of gum type B.

Examples of the following issues are also known on semi-transparent paper: 8c red brown (but not as transparrent as the 1890 examples), 10c claret (with gum type B, take care not to confuse this semi-transparent variety with the 1891 10c pale claret issue), 1m olive grey.

 

 

1895 (?) issues

     

  1c rose
Die Type II
semi-transparrent paper

 

Notes:

The 1895 1c rose issue is reportedly paler in shade that the 1894 issue (although this may not be a relaible distinction.

 

 

 

 

1896 issues

1c blue green
Die Type II
Gum Type C
1c blue green
(dark blue green shade)
Die Type II
Gum Type C
2c ultramarine
Die Type III
Gum Type C
2c grey brown
Die Type III
Gum Type C
5c blue green
Die Type I
Gum Type C
5c violet brown
Die Type I
Gum Type C
6c carmine rose
Die Type II
Gum Type C
6c carmine rose
(dark carmine rose shade)
Die Type II
Gum Type C
8c red brown
Die Type I
Gum Type C
10c yellow brown
Die Type III
Gum Type C
15c blue green
Die Type II
Gum Type C
 20c orange
Die Type I
Gum Type C

1m ultramarine
Die Type III
Gum Type C
2m brown
Die Type I
Gum Type C
5m deep blue green
Die Type I
Gum Type C
1/8c blue
Die Type IV
Gum Type C

Notes:

Variations in the gum appearance are known for the following issues: 2c ultramarine, 1m ultramarine, 2m brown.

The 1896 2c grey brown issue can not generally be differentiated from the 1894 2c grey brown issue based on colour (despite catalogues providing different colour descritpions). The 1894 and 1896 issues can be differentiated based on gum type and die type.

 

 

1897 issues

 
1c claret
Die Type II
Gum Type C
40c dark violet
Die Type V
Gum Type C
80c claret
Die Type V
Gum Type C
 

 

Notes:

 

 

1897 surchages

    many forgeries 
5c blue surchage
on 1894 5c pale green
Gum Type B

5c red surchage
on 1892 5c sage green
Gum Type A

5c black surchage
on 1894 5c pale green
Gum Type B

15c blue surchage
on 1892 15c red brown
Gum Type A
       
15c black surchage
on 1894 15c rose
Gum Type B
15c violet surchage
on 1894 15c rose
Gum Type B
 
20c blue surchage
on 1892 20c grey brown
Gum Type A 
20c black surchage
on 1894 20c dark violet
Gum Type B  
       
20c black surchage
on 1890 25c brown
Gum Type A
  
     

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

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