- Issue date: 07/05/2007
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Autoadhesivo, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 28,8 x 40,9 mm. (vertical)
- Sheet effects: 20
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,30 €
- Print run: Ilimitada
On occasion of the traditional « Stamp Day » issue, a self adhesive stamp is launched devoted to Spanish Stamp Collecting to stress the importance unity in stamp collecting has had over the years.
On the 10th April 1869, a group of people fond of stamps created The London Philatelic Society, the oldest philatelic association in the world. It was awarded the “Royal” title in 1906 due to its prestige and international acknowledgement which it still has today and is now known as The Royal Philatelic Society London. Based on the English example, philatelic associations were established in other countries. In Spain, the first associations came up at the end of the XIX century being one of the first ones The Philatelic Society of Seville founded in 1895. In 1900 the Valencia Philatelic Union was created with regulations published in Spanish and French gathering up the objectives of this association. It writes down a “Stamp Swap” section between members with a road map under strict control. This association and the thriving Catalonian Philatelic Society from Barcelona, attempted from the beginning of the XX century to unite Spanish philately so that dealers and stamp collectors could create common philatelic societies. At an international level there are different federations of philatelic associations. The International Federation of Philately (FIP), the European Federation of Philatelic Associations (FEPA), the Interamerican Federation of Philately (FIAF) and the International Association of Philatelic Experts (AIEP) are amongst the most important.