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In 2022 the villages selected for the seal of charming villages are: Calaceite, Medinaceli, Olivenza and Tudanca Do you sign up to discover them with us?
Since 2016 in Correos we issue the philatelic series Pueblos con Encanto, to disseminate the wide heritage of Spain and make known the beautiful towns that we have in our geography.
The issue is a block sheet with 4 self-adhesive stamps, folded in bellows format, with the format of the old postal strips. On the back of each of them, the stamp is also printed, as if it were a postcard.
The villages listed in the 2022 series are:
Calaceite (Teruel). In Calaceite life takes place around the Plaza Mayor, the Church and the town hall, from 1609. From there depart the picturesque streets of its old town, dotted with stone manor houses, decorated with balconies made of wrought iron. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1973 and is considered the cultural capital of the Matarraña/Matarranya region.
Medinaceli (Soria). It has its origin in the city Occilis, a Roman municipality, and was also a dividing border between Christians and Muslims. Its charming urban case is formed by a network of narrow streets, where sometimes, even, you can touch both sides of them when stretching your arms. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1.963.
Olivenza (Badajoz). Of Templar origin, it belonged for years to the Kingdom of Portugal. By the Treaty of Badajoz of June 6, Manuel Godoy formally incorporated it into Spanish sovereignty. It has a rich monumental heritage, especially Manueline Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. This Spanish town with a Portuguese soul brings together the best of both cultures.
Tudanca (Cantabria). Nestled in the Nansa Valley, the oldest historical mention dates back to 1094. It was declared a National Historic-Artistic Site in 1.983. In it abound the rustic houses, among which the Casona de Tudanca, built in the times of Felipe V, stands out. Notable people such as Unamuno, Giner de los Ríos, Alberti or Gerardo Diego passed through it. In the village of Tudanca the ancient custom of exploiting pastures in community still survives, according to the ancestral "Prau Concejo".
Product Philately Correos
Format: Fold-out in accordion with 4 self-adhesive stamps + vignette 80x316mm
Printing: Offset with front and back printing
Seal size: 57.6 x 40.9 mm (horizontal)
Block sheet size: 80 x 316 mm (vertical)
Postal value of stamps: Rate A
Publication Date: March 21, 2022
Run: 110,000 block sheets
Product exempt from VAT.
What is a block sheet, and how is it different from a normal seal?
Taking into account that the normal seal has only the surface occupied by the seal, the block sheet is an illustrated surface where one or more seals can appear, so its dimension will be larger, occupying that of the seal and the rest of the sheet and, their sizes and shapes can be very varied.
A curious fact that also differentiates the seal and the block sheet, is that in the first one live characters cannot appear, but in the environment of the seal in the block sheet yes.
How many stamps are on this block sheet?
This block sheet has 4 stamps, with postal value of rate A each, with a vignette and a foldout in accordion.