SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues 2OO2 T62 (70)

Madrid, May 6th, 7th and 8th, 2002

Date of issue :
  May 6th, 2002
    47 x 27 mm. - Format type 2
Paper :
  Thermal self adhesive - multicoloured 
Imprint :
  Thermal on black
  Imprint varieties :   2 (Epelsa with 5 digits small and large)
Values / Set :
  0,01 € to 99,99 € / Set Phil.S.: 0,20-0,25-0,50 €
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Design and Printer :
  RCM-FNMT. Real Casa de la Moneda - Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
  182.400 labels (96 rolls)

The Europe-America Postal Forum 2002 was celebrated from 6th to 8th May 2002, at the Meliá Castilla Hotel, Madrid.

Under the motto "A meeting point for the postal world", the Forum was designed as an open and dynamic space where Post Office leaders can come together, on the different basic topics, to discuss and compare the most important aspects on postal world.
The Forum was rounded out with two exhibition rooms: One orientated to postal organizations and enterprises, interested in finding solutions, products or services, and a second one to a Philatelic exhibition.

One franking balance EPELSA ET-RL/T number 0001 (printing variety 5 digits small) was installed in the Exhibition issuing the ATM Postal Forum. Some ATMs were printed without machine number.

Also a commemorative postmark was used during the Exhibition ; it can be considered as a First Day of Issue, a great rarity in ATM collecting in Spain !

This ATM issue had a very reduced printing (only 200.000 adhesive labels) and it was used only in franking balances in Philatelic Service (nr. 0761), Exhibition room (nr. 0001) and in a closer Post Office for a few days ; all them with 5 digits small printing variety. Some rolls appeared again some months later in another Madrid post office and it was possible to obtain rare ATMs with the printing variety 5 digits large.

From April 10th until May 10th, 2002 was used a mechanical commemorative cancellation also in Madrid. The design shows again the Postal Forum 2002 logo.

The sesions were organized by the Ministerio de Fomento, with the special colaboration of Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telégrafos S.A

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