In general, the ATM collectors
in Spain have little interest in ATM receipts ; possibly the
main reason is that the printing on thermal paper has a very limited
durability in most of the cases. But the receipts are very interesting
items for study.
With this article we start a series
of studies about different subjects related to receipts issued
by the different equipment (franking scales and ATM vending machines)
used in Spain.
This first article is dedicated to
a peculiar receipt sent to us by a Dutch collector.
It's a receipt printed by
a franking balance MOBBA nr. 2173, installed in El Paso
post office, in Sta. Cruz de Tenerife, on the December 15th,
2001 (just a few days before its removal), for the purchase of a stamp
(ATM) with face value 75 pts – the postal tariff for a letter
seems a normal receipt, but if we look in detail we can discover
some interesting mistakes;
- C.I.F. Q-2816025-E
(The correct C.I.F. of Correos was Q-2817025-F)
It's a very
rare and peculiar misconfiguration ; The incorrect letters / numbers
are one letter or number in advance of the correct character. (N
instead of 0, Q instead of R, 6….7,
E….F and M…..N).
In the last
line, there is a double error in the text LEDESEÃ; the lack
of separation between LE and DESEA is possibly a simple writing failure,
but the error in Ã belongs again to the previous series of
errors, because the character Ã is the one previous to A
in the character set, installed at the beginning of '90s in the
franking balances MOBBA.
Collaboration: H. A. Wolf,
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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page was created : 09.02.2004. Last updated : 17.04.04.
English edition rewritted by S. Goodman (17.04.04)