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AMÉRICA UPAEP. MITOS Y LEYENDAS

  • Issue date: 08/11/2012
  • Printing Process: Offset
  • Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
  • Size of stamp: Tamaño del sello 28,8 x 40,9 mm (vertical)
  • Sheet effects: 50
  • Postal value of the stamps: 0,85 €
  • Print run: 300.000
  • Dented: 13 ¾

The Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal (UPAEP) is an organization that aims at integrating its member countries regarding postal issues and modernization of services. Every year the Postal Administrations of this organization issue a stamp with a common theme. This year the issue is dedicated to Myths and Legends.

AMERICA UPAEP. MITOS Y LEYENDAS

The theme for each year’s issue is elected four years in advance, in consultation with member countries, and should be oriented to emphasize the socio-cultural and promote the identity of each territory. Countries freely illustrated stamps, unless agreed to issue a "single common cause," and must include the logo of the Union says: America-UPAEP.

The Spanish mail included in the series of myths and legends the story of the lovers of Teruel, written and rewritten by many authors over the centuries. The most famous is that of John Eugene Hartzenbusch, released in 1837 as historical drama. Based on this release, the musician Tomás Breton wrote a script and took her to the opera in four acts, estrenándola in Madrid in 1889.

Lovers of Teruel is developed in the thirteenth century and tells the story of two young men who die for love. The young Diego Marcilla belongs to a family lineage come down, while Isabel de Segura is a family of minor but prosperous and rich. Friends since childhood, fall in love over the years and decide to marry, but Elizabeth's father denies putting the wealth of love. The young part of the war in search of wealth and agrees with his beloved that if within five years no returns will be free to take another husband. When back on the agreed date she just got married. Diego asks for a kiss goodbye and the refusal of Elizabeth, dies at his feet. The day of the funeral, Isabel goes to church with their faces covered and approaching the coffin placed in the lips of her lover's kiss that was denied in life, dying with him.

Fact or fiction, the truth is that in 1555 were found in the Church of San Pedro de Teruel lovers mummies and a document attesting to the event. Currently, the mummies may visit the Mausoleum of the Lover

 

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