new STAMPS from SIGNE
Every time more and more collectors
become interested in ATM issues in Spain.
To simplify the shipment processes,
the Philatelic Service requested to the company SIGNE, S.A.,
manufacturer of the current self adhesive labels for the ATMs, that
already supply pre-printed stamps with the 3 basic franking values
conforming the sets in 2003; 0,26-0,51-0,76 EUR.
These new franking
values ARE NOT ATMs. They are "normal" self adhesive stamps
and they would have to appear in philatelic catalogues as a stamps; if
not, it will be a great error.
of the face value on the labels is made by offset and include
all the models manufactured by the company Signe, S.A.; this is
from the model Amilcar - 1927.
The printing is 6000 stamps
with each value and they are commercialized exclusively in complete
sets of 3 values. Other values requested to the Philatelic Service
are issued normally with franking scale number 0761.
The new stamps are manufactured
in strips with the 3 consecutive values, with cut marks.
For the printing of the face
value, they chose a practically identical font size than current printing
variety 5 digits small, which supposes a certain difficulty at the
time of distinguishing if it is a pre-printed stamp or an ATM
(printed with franking scales). Anyway, a good "clue" (although non definitive)
to recognize them is the absence of the machine number.
Service has also established supposed dates of issue for each
one of these designs, possibly based erroneously on the date of manufacture
of the sticky supports, but the certain thing is that no one of these stamps
could be acquired before October 2003. In many cases, its use in
rolls in post offices for the issue of ATMs is also very later to
the "official" date.
||"Official" 1st. date
||Sold in Philatelic
||1st. approx. date
in use in Post Offices
Sammer Gallery. El Verano
Sammer Gallery. Bodegon tulipanes
Sammer Gallery. El Otoño
Hispano Suiza 20-30 HP
Sammer Gallery. Bodegon
Sammer Gallery. Frutas
DKW con sidecar - 1938
(97) Sammer Gallery. Bodegon naranjas
Spider con Capota
Sammer Gallery. Bodegon Farmacia
Berliet - 1926
For the first
time in Spain, a same self adhesive paper has been used for
the manufacture of pre-printed stamps and for its use in the post
offices for the ATMs.
precedent exists with a Norway
issue in 1999).
Web - Spain and Latin American Postal Services: http://www.ateeme.net
J. Jove - M. Sans.
ATEEME. Variable value stamps study group
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