Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cover from Spain

Among the nice covers I received last weekend, there was this one.

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It comes from Spain, it was sent by Ãngel, a reader of my blog (Thank you Ãngel) and also a blogger on his own (see Send me a cover). This is the first nice cover I get from Spain, so I’m happy again to add it to my collection.
The stamp located on the left top corner is one of the two stamps issued by Spain for the Europa 2006 issue. It was issued on the 12th of September 2006 and is dedicated to the integration of blind people. The design of this stamp is the winning design of a school context organized by ONCE (the national organisation for the blind) among young people between 8 and 18 years old. The stamp pictures a keyboard with Arab and Braille digits, and contains the word Normalisation written in the four official languages of Spain.
The souvenir sheet located on the right side is one of the souvenir sheets issued for España 06, the world philatelic exhibition that was held last year in Spain. This souvenir sheet is a tribute to Pablo Picasso and pictures the Picasso Museum together with a portrait of the painter. The stamp located in the middle is also coming from a souvenir sheet of España 06 but this one illustrates Flamenco. The last two stamps are definitive stamps.

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