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CLASSIC STAMPS AND POSTMARKS ON STAMPS OF SPAIN by William E. Critzer http://www.stampsonstamps.org/csaposos.htm


Scott: #S2O

Issued: 0.0.1881

Franchise Stamp

Inside #S2: Pseudo Stamp

The franchise stamps of Spain are unusual in that they were issued to individuals rather than to organizations or societies. In 1869, Spain issued the world's first franchise stamp, the nondenominated blue Envelope franchise stamp to Diego Castel (for his use in distributing his booklet on Spanish postal history- Today's postal historians no doubt are envious of Castel). Spain issued a second franchise stamp for a similar purpose in 1881, this time to Antonio Fernandez Duro, for distribution of his book on the history of Spanish postage stamps. The nondenominated black on buff paper Open Book franchise stamp, Scott S2, is shown above.
(Franchise stamps removed burden of postage By Rick Miller – http://www.linns.com/).

Scott: #572-3O

Issued: 2.4.1936

1st National Philatelic Exhibition

 Inside #572-3: Spain Type A5 (B) (pic of #17O)


Scott: #C88-9O

Issued: 2.4.1936

Overprint #572-3 "CORREO AEREO"


Ayuntamiento de Barcelona

Mi #67-9O

Issued: 1945

Inside Mi #67-9: Spain-Barcelona stamps

Mi #9(1932) O

Mi #31(1942)O

Mi  #21(1940)P

 

 

 

Mi #1(1929)O

 

Mi #13(1936)O

Mi #42(1943)O

Mi #63(1945)O

Mi #??O

Lou Guadagno wrote: The 3 stamps were issued in Barcelona, Spain in 1945 to note the End of Local Postal Tax Stamps in that city.  
Starting in 1929, various compulsory postal tax stamps were issued to be used on all inland mail from Barcelona to help pay for the cost of the International Stamp Exhibition held in Barcelona in 1929. The use of postal tax stamps ended on December 31, 1945.
The 3 stamps exist imperf, and an unlisted commemorative s/s without franking value was also issued late in 1945 to raise funds for the city.
The stamps and sheet were also produced with a diagonal "NAVIDAD 1945" overprint; these were sold to raise funds for Christmas charities, but supposedly not authorized.
Lloyd Gilbert wrote: Spain (Barcelona) 3v are listed in Edifil Catalogue as 69-71, S/s NE31 & the O/P S/s NE72 all issued in 1945

Thanks to Sergei Divid and Lou Guadagno


Spain (Barcelona) unlisted S/S of 3v O/P NAVIDAD 1945

Lloyd Gilbert wrote: Spain (Barcelona) 3v are listed in Edifil Catalogue as 69-71, S/s NE31 & the O/P S/s NE72 all issued in 1945

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #776-7P,#778-9O, #C127-8P,#C129-30O

Issued: 12.10.1950

Centenary of Spanish Stamps

 Inside #776-9: Spain #1P

 Inside #C127-30: Spain #4O


    

Scott: #987-9P

Issued: 6.5.1961

International Stamp Day

Inside #987-9: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1108-9O, #1110P

Issued: 7.5.1962

International Stamp Day

Inside #1108-10: Pseudo Stamp


 

Scott: #1170-1O, 1172P

Issued: 8.5.1963

International Stamp Day

Inside #1170-2: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1244-6P

Issued: 6.5.1964

International Stamp Day

 Inside #1244-6: Spain #1P

 Inside #1244-6: Spain #898O

 Inside #1244-6: Spain #916O

 Inside #1244-6: Spain #998O


Scott: #1306-7P, #1308O

Issued: 6.5.1965

International Stamp Day

Inside #1306-8: Pseudo Stamps


Scott: #1327-9P

Issued: 22.11.1965

Centenary, Spanish Perforated Stamps

 Inside #1327: Spain #78O

 Inside #1328: Spain #77O

 Inside #1329: Spain #80O


Scott: #1350-2P

Issued: 6.5.1966

International Stamp Day, National Stamp Day

 Inside #1350: Spain #1P

 Inside #1351: Spain #3O

 Inside #1352: Spain #5O


Scott: #1468-70P

Issued: 6.5.1967

World Stamp Day

 Inside #1468: Spain #3O

 Inside #1469: Spain #2O

 Inside #1470: Spain #4O


Scott: #1527-8P

Issued: 6.5.1968

Stamp Day

 Inside #1527: Spain #1P

 Inside #1528: Spain #4O


Scott: #1568-9P

Issued: 6.5.1969

Stamp Day

 Inside #1568: Spain #6P

 Inside #1569: Spain #11O


Scott: #1608P

Issued: 4.5.1970

Stamp Day

 Inside #1608: Spain #51O


Scott: #1677P

Issued: 6.5.1971

Stamp Day

 Inside #1677: Spain #1bO


Scott: #E26-7O

Issued: 1.6.1971

Special Delivery Stamp

Inside #E27: Stamp on Envelope


Scott: #1719O

Issued: 6.5.1972

World Stamp Day

Inside #1886: Pre-Stamp Cordoba Cancellation


Scott: #1754P

Issued: 5.5.1973

Stamp Day

 Inside #1754: Spain #23O


Scott: #1801O, #1802P,#1803O

Issued: 4.4.1974

Espana ‘75

Inside #1801: Stamp Collecting

Inside #1802-3: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1806P

Issued: 6.5.1974

World Stamp Day

 Inside #1806: Spain #28O


Scott: #1865P, #1866-8O

Issued: 21.4.1975

125th Anniversary of Spanish Stamps

 Inside #1865: Spain #1P

 Inside #1865: Spain #1802P

Inside #1866-8: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1886P

Issued: 6.5.1975

World Stamp Day

Inside #1886: Pre-Stamp Leon Cancellation


Scott: #1943P

Issued: 6.5.1976

World Stamp Day

 Inside #1943: Spain #10O


Scott: #1957P

Issued: 16.6.1976

Postal Service Scenes

Inside #1957: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #2043P

Issued: 7.5.1977

50th Anniversary of Philatelic Market on Plaza Mayor, Madrid

 Inside #2043: Spain #1O

 Inside #2043: Spain #334O

 Inside #2043: Spain #883P

 Inside #2043: Spain #1329P

 Inside #2043: Spain #1877dO


Scott: #2104P

Issued: 27.6.1978

Stamp Day

 Inside #2104: Spain #240O


Scott: #2151P

Issued: 18.5.1979

Philaserdica '79

 Inside #2151: Bulgaria #1O


Scott: #2176P

Issued: 6.11.1979

50th Anniversary of the Barcelona Exhibition Postal Tax Stamp

 Inside #2176: Michel Barcelona Postal Tax #1O

Lou Guadagno wrote: You took your reason for issue and stamp ID directly from the Scott catalog, and it is wrong on both.
Spain #2176 commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Barcelona Exhibition Postal Tax Stamp (“Sello de Recargo”) of 1929, and Scott Type A54 were issued in 1930 for the actual exhibition. The stamp reproduced is the first Barcelona local tax stamp issued (and dated) in 1929 to help pay for costs of setting up the exhibition— Michel Barcelona Postal Tax #1.

Scott ID is Spain Type A54

 (Pic of #371O)


Scott: #2216P

Issued: 1.7.1980

1st National Stamp Exhibition

 Inside #2216: Spain #4O

 Inside #2216: Spain #25P

 Inside #2216: Spain #168O

 Inside #2216: Spain #345O

 Inside #2216: Spain #409O


Scott: #2296P

Issued: 16.7.1982

Stamp Day

 Inside #2296: Spain #1973P


Scott: #2368P

Issued: 3.5.1984

53rd Congress, World Philatelic Federation

Inside #2368: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2553O

Issued: 29.4.1988

Stamp Day

Inside #2553: Stamp on Envelope

Lou Guadagno wrote: Spain #2553 depicts Francis of Taxis, the royal postmaster of Spain - per Scott, he was appointed in 1505, so that can’t be a stamp on the folded document in his hand.  This entry should be deleted.


Scott: #2570P

Issued: 27.9.1988

25th Anniversary, Federation of Spanish Philatelic Societies

 Inside #2570: Spain #2471O


Scott: #2592P

Issued: 3.1.1989

Stamp Collecting

Inside #2592: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2608P

Issued: 2.10.1989

Centenary of the First Alfonso XIII Issue

 Inside #2608: Spain #268O


Scott: #2621P

Issued: 18.4.1990

Stamp Day

Inside #2621: Cancel


Scott: #B194O

Issued: 31.3.1992

500th Anniversary, Discovery of America

 

 

Inside #B194:

Columbus Types of 1930 - A65P (B)

(pic of #426)

5th CENTENARY OF DISCOVERY OF AMERICA

This seventh edition closes the thematic cycle dedicated to the 5th Centenary of the Discovery, in which there has been a procession of characters, events and symbols on stamps, related to this unique undertaking by Spain, just after it had itself become a nation, opening up the door to where old Europe had yet to explore.

Spanish stamp collecting had a long delayed debt to Columbus and his seamen and the conquest; in 1853 Chile, whose coasts were never visited by the Admiral, was the first to place his figure on stamps, at such an early date, and to continue with it as a main feature on its series of stamps.

In Spain, on the occasion of the Latin America Exhibition in Seville, in 1929, Alfonso XIII´S government received many demands to commemorate and perpetuate the memory of that event; with a correct criterium, it opted for satisfaction through stamp issues, by Royal Order of 29.9.1930, publishing an issue in Seville with twelve different engravings, covering ordinary mail, air mail and that to Latin America, thus paying Spanish stamp collecting's debt to Columbus.

The one which has now appeared, coincides with two commemorative events; that of the World Fair in Seville, and the commemoration of five hundred years after the gesture by Columbus.

The aforementioned issue is in three stamps, in a triangular form, bearing the motive which best symbolizes the Discovery: the captain's ship, the Santa Maria, to the fore, the caravels in the background on either side.

These stamps are Spain's way of making up for stamp issue omissions of old, using present day quality, colour and printing techniques for the ships used by Columbus, for the logotype the Discovery deserves.

(http://www.stamps-spain.com/v_centenari.html)


Scott: #2671O, #2671aO, #2671bO (B)

Issued: 24.4.1992

Int'l Philatelic Exhibition, Granada '92

 

 

Inside #2671a:

Columbus Types of 1930 - A65P

(Pic of #426)

 

 

 

Inside #2671b:

Columbus Types of 1930 - A67O

(Pic of #432)

WORLD´S PHILATELY- Granada´92

The second issue that the Spanish Postal Administration has dedicated to Granada inside the 500th Anniversary series (the first went to Santa Fe, since it was the starting point of Columbus travels by land, backed by Ferninand and Isabella, before fitting out the ships that would carry him to the Indies) is comprised of one block sheet with two stamps and a complementary picture showing the main part of the monument to Columbus in the city of Darro. This block sheet is a commemorative gesture on the occasion of the World´s Philately Exhibity Fair on the Discoverer's passage through Granada and the crowning of his adventure in Guanahaní.

The motifs of the two stamps are exact replicas (except for their rates) of the stamps issued on September 29, 1930, dedicated to Columbus´ feat. They are philately's now permanent symbol of the flagship flanked by the caravels, and the stamp depicting Columbus´ arrival in the New World. One is from the burin of Sánchez Toda, a master in the art of stamp engraving and an old acquaintance of philatelists; the other gives hobbyists a chance to research these mysteries which are an important part of the gestation of a stamp. Both were printed in London.

The Spanish Postal Service Propitiated the grant of this important philatelic show to our country and its placement in Granada, since Granada is a universal city whose limits stretch beyond the horizon to the west to all parts of America, whose roots lie in Granada, and to the east, to all the cultures Granada received, absorbed and still preserves in red stone and singing fountains, as a universal treasure. (http://www.stamps-spain.com/granada.html)


Scott: #2677-82O

Issued: 22.5.1992

Voyages of Columbus

(See: US #2624-9, Italy #1883-8 & Portugal #1918-23 for similar Issues)

 Inside #2677: Similar to US#230O (B)

 Inside #2678: Similar to US #231P (B)

 Inside #2679: Similar to US #234O (B)

 Inside #2680: Similar to US #235O (B)

 Inside #2681: Similar to US #237O (B)

 Inside #2682: Similar to US #245O (B)


Scott: #2690P

Issued: 9.10.1992

EXFILNA '92

Inside #269 (Logo): Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2710P

Issued: 17.5.1993

Telecommunications Day

Inside #2710: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #2802O

Issued: 30.1.1995

FILATEM ‘95

Inside #2802 (in margin): Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2851bO

Issued: 4.5.1996

ESPAMER '96

Inside #2851b:

Spain #343O

Block of 4

Spain #C1O

Block of 4

Spain #C2O

Block of 4

Spain #C3O

Block of 4

 

 

Spain #338P

Spain #C4O

Block of 4

Spain #C5O

Block of 4

Thanks to Lou Guadagno

 

Scott: #2851O


Scott: #2860P

Issued: 4.6.1996

50th Anniversary, Philatelic Service

Inside #2860:

Spain #2706O

Spain #2818O

Spain #2819O

Spain #B148O

Spain #2796O

Spain #2781O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #2879P

Issued: 28.2.1997

Juvenia '97

Inside #2879: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #2947O

Issued: 5.6.1998

Antonio Manso, Stamp Engraver

 Inside #2947: Spain #2129P


Scott: #2948O

Issued: 5.6.1998

Sanchez-Toda, Stamp Engraver

 Inside #2948: Spain #546O


Scott: #2954O

Issued: 18.9.1998

EXFILNA '98

Inside #2954 (in Margin): Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #????O

Issued: 11.12.1998

Charity Stamp to help the victims of Hurricane 'Mitch' in Central America

 Inside #????: Spain #1958O

Thanks to G.B.


Scott: #3016O

Issued: 13.10.1999

Letter Writing 1999

Scott: #3016aO

 Inside #3016a: Spain #1P

Scott: #3016kO

 Inside #3016a: Spain #1449O

(Modified: changed color in inscriptions)

Inside #3016b-j, #3016l: Pseudo Stamps

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #3022a-lO

Issued: 3.1.2000

150th Anniversary, First Stamps of Spain

 Inside #3022a&g: Spain #7O (modified: changed bottom frame)

 Inside #3022b,e&k: Spain #1P (modified: changed bottom frame)

 Inside #3022c&I: Spain #3O (modified: changed bottom frame)

 Inside #3022d&l: Spain #4O (modified: changed bottom frame)

 Inside #3022f&j: Spain #5O (modified: changed bottom frame)

Scott: #3022O


Scott: #3118aO

Issued: 4.10.2001

Millennium of Birth, St. Dominic of Silos

Inside #3118a (In margin): Partial self on medal or coin

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #3119O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #3119: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #3227O

Issued: 1.7.2003

150th Anniversary, First Stamps of Chile

 Inside #3227: Chile #1O


Scott: #3272aO

Issued: 25.5.2004

Espana 2004, Valencia Exhibition

 Inside #3272a(In logo): Spain #1P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


 

Commemorative sheets (with no franking value)

Issued as souvenirs for the Stamp Fair 

Issued: 18.03.2004

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #3315O

Issued: 6.9.2004

150th Anniversary, First Stamps of Philippines

 Inside #3315: Philippines #1O

The first postage stamps used in the Philippines were issued by Spanish colonial authorities in 1854. The first Spanish Philippine stamps do not bear the name of the country, but are identified through the portrait of the reigning monarch, in this case Isabella II in profile with a coronet. Denominations are 5 and 10 cuartos, 1 and 2 reales. These were hand­engraved on metal plates, and thus differ from each other in many minute details. One carries the word carros instead of carreos, a genuine error valued by stamp collectors.

(http://www.filipinoheritage.com/history/stamps.htm)


Scott: #3378O

Issued: 20.10.2005

150th Anniversary, First Spanish stamps issued for Cuba and Puerto Rico

  Inside #3378: Cuba #1O

At the time, Cuba and Puerto Rico, both belonged to Spain and stamps were first used there from 1855 onwards. The design used in these stamps, a profile image of queen Isabel II and at the top the word Correos (Post), was the same for those used in Spain. The stamps were used in Cuba until 1898, when the American intervention took place, and these last ones depicted King Alfonso XIII.

This issue reproduces a letter sent from Havana to the northern Spanish town of Santander and a copy of a ½ silver “real” (an old Spanish coin).

http://www.correos.es/

Lou Guadagno wrote: It commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the First Stamps of Cuba and Puerto Rico (Spanish Antilles), and reproduced is Cuba # 1.  There is no country name on the stamps as they were used on both islands and the only way to tell where they were used is by the cancels.  Next to the stamp is a Habana  postmark with an indistinct date which should have been 1855.


 

Commemorative sheets (with no franking value)

Issued as souvenirs for the Stamp Fair 

Issued: 29.03.2006

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


 

Commemorative sheets (with no franking value)

Issued as souvenirs for the Stamp Fair 

Issued: 2.4.2008

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


Scott: #3579O

Issued: 23.4.2008

Europa - Letters

 

 Inside #3579: Spain #2425P

(Thanks to Lou)

 Inside #3579: Spain #3227O

This year’s Europa issue, a stamp launched by the member countries of Post Europ (Association of European Public Postal Operators) with a common theme, is devoted to the letter; a communication system that for centuries has been carried out by the public postal administrations.

The dictionary defines the letter as “A written or printed communication directed to a person or organization“. Similar definition has used Correos throughout history to define the task of the Spanish Post implying the secret and inviolability of communications and their delivery to the addressee.

It is the most used means of communication by politicians, scientists, writers and men and women throughout history and it has been the only means of communication until the telegraph and later on the telephone appeared. Writers from all times and countries have used letter writing as a literary gender as means of expressing their feelings and emotions such as José Cadalso, Juan Valera, Quevedo, Volatire, Bécquer and Kafka amongst many others have left us their excellent publications in the form of letters. A 19th century text defines the letter as: “a comfort to people of all social classes; the arrival of a letter is always a wonderful piece of news like the visit of a friend or beloved relative”

The Europa stamp issued on this occasion is part of a souvenir sheet recreating a romantic composition. The author, J. Carrero, creates a figurative painting with a set design were appear different elements of everyday life such as a mantelpiece, a glass with colourful flowers, letters and cancelled envelopes making up a harmonious set where the letter is the key element with a message beginning: “Dear beloved Inés…”

http://www.correos.es/

Thanks to Roberto


Scott: #3754O

Issued: 18.10.2010

EXFILNA 2010

 

 Inside #3754: Spain #18O

http://www.sandafayre.com/gallery/stamp_857.htm

Inside #3754 (In Margin): Design components (motif details in changed colors)

Spain #159O

Spain #1927O

Spain #399O

Spain #641O

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and to Lou Guadagno


 

Commemorative sheets (with no franking value)

Issued as souvenirs for the Stamp Fair 

Issued: 31.05.2011

Spain #1322O

Spain #1075O

Spain #1028O

Spain #1042P

Spain #1044P

Spain #C146O

German Democratic Rep. #2528O

Spain #C102P

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #3906O

Issued: 29.04.2013

50th Anniversary, Spanish Federation of Philatelic Societies

Inside #3906: Pseudo Stamp


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