On the Correos stand they sold the usual philatelic items (the Exfilna souvenir-sheet 2004, first day covers, philatelic issues, ...) and collectors could obtain the different commemorative postmarks.
Also there was a franking balance EPELSA ET-RL/T from the Valladolid Main Post Office, with the number 1403.
By way of an unexpected 'bonus', the director of the main post Office In Valladolid discovered a stock of some 15 end rolls of different designs of ATMs that had been forgotten about over the years and decided to make them available to collectors at the Exhibition.
In doing this he was able to offer a wider range of ATMs featuring the commemorative text, to collectors, whilst at the same time increasing sales turnover. After all some dedicated collectors would feel that they had to have all 15 ATMs with text (and even maybe on cover as well ?).
Experience from the International Philatelic Exhibition held at Valencia in May 2004, showed that ATMs with commemorative text on them were much in demand, so these extras would be a bonus for collectors ! ?
Most of these rolls were not complete and were printed by the balance at the beginning of the Exhibition with the different current values for normal, registered and express post. Some end of rolls of a few of these designs were reserved for normal usage in the franking balance, during the days of the Exhibition.
used: Literatura-Cervantes / Phosphorescent paper,
Naturaleza / Bright paper, 100
Años Club tenis Barcelona, Exp.
Filatelia. España'2000, Gran
Regata 2000, 350 Aniv. Castroverde
Campos, Hispasat 1C,
Año Jubilar Lebaniego,
Hispano Suiza T, Motobecane
B-44, 1930, Arquitectura postal-
Gallery. Bodegon, Spider con Capota,
Berliet - 1926, 11-M. Dia Victimas
Terrorismo, España 2004).
As a resumée, we show a philatelic item that we consider constitutes a nice souvenir: an Official illustrated commemorative cover published by the Grupo Filatelico Vallisoletano, franked with the souvenir-sheet EXFILNA 2004 and with the postmark of the 1st day of issue, and one ATM issued by the franking balance in the Exhibition, with the commemorative text EXFILNA 2004 VALLADOL and the Exhibition general postmark.
(Size: 19,90 x 14.50 mm.).
At dusk, and after savoring a splendid chocolate con churros in a center doughnut shop, we walked up to the main post office, where a last goodbye surprise waited for us ...
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