New Stamps from Spain

MCCLV Anniversary of the Battle of Victory

spain battle of victory stampsOn the first Friday of May, each year, the city of Jaca celebrates an ancestral feast, commemorating the battle of the Llanos de la Victoria, which took place around 760 and which confronted Moors and Christians. Like every festivity that remembers the past, it has its part of legend and its part of reality. The story tells that more than 90,000 Moors arrived at the gates of Jaca with the intention of conquering the city. At the command of the same, was Count Aznar Galindez who managed to gather the people and encourage them to fight against the enemy.

As the invading army was much more numerous than the Jacetanos, they were about to surrender when the women of the place decided to go out on the street armed with kitchen utensils and join their husbands, parents and brothers, succeeding in defeating the enemy.

Since then, there is usually a parade that recalls the entrance of Count Aznar to the town of Jaca after winning the battle. In the tenth century a hermitage, the one of Victory, was erected in the place where everything happened.Therefore, every first Friday of May, the Jacetanos go to the hermitage loaded with food and celebrate a lunch and a mass.The stamp, which commemorates the MCCLV anniversary of the battle, captures an image of one of the moments of the parade, next to a drawing of the Count of Aznar in the foreground. (Carmen Álvarez Casanova)

Issue Date: 16.05.2017 Process: Offset Size: 40.9 x 28.8 mm Values: 0.60 €

Videogames : La Abadía del Crimen (1987-2017)

spain videogames stampsFor the third consecutive year appears the TIC issue, this 2017, dedicated to video games and within these has been wanted to pay homage to a Spanish video game: The Abbey of crime because it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

This issue appears in the form of a mini sheet graphically illustrating with the content of the Abbey of Crime promoting the game, includes thermochromic ink that allows you to slide your finger over the mirrors (doors) to discover 6 different objects that are the evidence of the real game. The mini sheet is completed with a nod to the evolution of technology being one part parchment and another a television screen.

Issue Date: 16.05.2017 Process: Offset Size: 21.245 de lado (hexago

Monuments of Oviedo and Kingdom of Asturias

spain world heritage stampIn 1985, Unesco decided to include as a World Heritage Site Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo and Santa Cristina de Lena. Thirteen years later, in 1998, the enrolment was extended to San Julián de los Prados, Cámara Santa de Oviedo and Foncalada.

The main monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias began to be built at the beginning of the 8th century and throughout the 9th century. In the first moments of consolidation of the Asturias kingdom, the capital moved from Cangas de Onís to Oviedo and with it is settled the Asturian monarchy.The stamp that is issued, has a round shape and represents the front of the two-euro coin that is put into circulation this year. The image that collects the coin, is one of the most emblematic buildings of this set that is part of the exclusive list of World Heritage, the palace of Santa Maria del Naranco, located four kilometers from Oviedo, on the hillside South of Monte Naranco. Originally not projected as a church, it was the Aula Regia of the palace complex that King Ramiro I had built on the outskirts of the capital of the kingdom of Asturias.

Issue Date: 16.05.2017 Process: Offset Size: Circular 32 mm, Minisheet: 150 x 104.5 mm Values: 5€

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