The issue is presented as a special souvenir sheet that is made up of one stamp, plus 11 cartoons in a comic strip format with no postage value. It features a dedication penned by the graphic humorist: “For the entire philatelic work force, with affection (2014) “. The stamp was released on 9th October 2014.
Antonio Fraguas de Pablo, known as Forges, was born in Madrid in 1942. Beginning as a technician at the national television station TVE when he was very young, in 1973 he decided to devote himself professionally to graphic humour. During this initial period, he published his first drawings in the daily newspaper Pueblo (in 1964) and in Informaciones, and began to collaborate with the humour magazines Hermano Lobo, Por Favor and El Jueves.In 1982 he began working at the newspaper Diario 16 drawing editorial jokes. Years later, he began appearing in El Mundo, the paper that he helped to found. In 1995 he started publishing a daily comic strip in El País that he still signs today.In this special souvenir sheet, Correos appears in two consecutive cartoons, in which Forges refers to them humorously.
Spain is issuing these stamps today to commemorate proclamation of Felipe VI the King of spain.Stamps showing official portraits of HRH King Felipe VI and Their Royal Highnesses King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia. Highlighted in the background to the composition are the colors of the Spanish flag and the King’s coat of arms. On June 19, 2014, HRH Felipe of Bourbon and Greece was proclaimed King of Spain in the Spanish Parliament. In accordance with the established protocol, and in the presence of the President of the Congress, the President of the Government, Members of Parliament, Senators and other dignitaries, Felipe VI swore loyalty to the Constitution and gave his first speech as King.