- Type: On sale from 25st October 2017
- Theme: Navy (See images below)
- Year: 2017
- Month: 10
- ISBN: 978-84-88841-41-4
- Number of pages: 136
- Measurements: 25.3 x 29.5 cm (closed)
- Binding: Hardback and jacket, shrink-wrapped container
- P.V.P.: €65 without stamps, €80 with stamps (including VAT). Sujeto a cambio de tarifa anual vigente.
A tribute to the Spanish Navy.
Philately and the Armed Forces have always gone hand in hand, which is why this year Correos wanted to strengthen the relationship by issuing a book paying tribute to the three branches of the armed forces to promote and spread military values.
This book, divided into three volumes of 136 pages each, tells the story of each branch of the armed forces through stamps. The volume dedicated to the Army is written by Lieutenant Colonel Julio Peñas Artero, who is also a recognised stamp collector. Naval Captain Marcelino González collaborated on the volume dedicated to the Navy. Finally, General Federico Yaniz tells of aeronautical feats and stories from the world of military aviation in the volume dedicated to the Air Force . The prologue is written by the Chief of the Defence Staff, and each volume includes an illustration of King Felipe VI in the corresponding uniform.
This work of art for stamp collectors, fans of the Armed Forces or anyone who wants to learn about the military through stamps, comes with a shrink-wrapped case for optimum conservation.
The book was presented on 12th October, to celebrate Hispanic Day, at the 55th Exfilna Fair which was held this year in Portugalete. Two versions of the book will go on sale. 500 copies of the book with stamps and 500 copies without stamps (with reproductions only). There are 15 stamps representing each branch of the armed forces:
Military uniforms, light infantry 1830 Stamp issue 17/07/1976
50th Anniversary of the 3rd Legion Tercio "Don Juan de Austria" Stamp issue 21/06/1971
Armed Forces on peacekeeping missions Stamp issue 04/07/2007
200th anniversary of the birth of General Prim Stamp issue 06/02/2015
Agustina de Aragón Stamp issue 08/04/1968
Spanish activities in Antarctica, Gabriel de Castilla Stamp issue 30/01/2017
300 Years of the Royal Company of Midshipmen Stamp issue 28/04/2017
Hundredth Anniversary of the Submarine Flotilla Stamp issue 20/02/2015
450th Anniversary of the creation of the Marine Infantry Corps Stamp issue 1984
Historical vessels, San Telmo Issue 1995
Hundredth anniversary of Spanish military aviation Stamp issue 31/05/2011
75th Anniversary of the Air Force Stamp issue 27/06/2014
Hundredth Anniversary of Aviation in the Canary Islands Issue 07/05/2013
Pro Spanish Red Cross, Breguet19 aircraft Issue 15/09/1926
La Cierva Autogyro Stamp issue 09/1938
The book will be on sale starting 25th October
Print run: 1,000 copies
€65 RRP without stamps, €80 with stamps (including VAT).
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