SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO2 T65 (73)
Date of issue :
June 2002  (1st. known date : 11.06.02, Philat. Serv.)
47 x 27 mm. - Format type 2
Paper :
Thermal self adhesive - multicoloured 
Imprint :
Thermal on black
Imprint varieties : 2+2 (Epelsa with 5 and 4 digits small and large)
Values / Set :
0,01 € to 99,99 € / Set Phil.S.: 0,20-0,25-0,50 €
Design and Printer :
RCM-FNMT. Real Casa de la Moneda - Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
50.000.000 of labels
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Third issue of the ATM set dedicated to the historic ships.
The oldest and best known shipping company of Spain, the Naviera Pinillos, was founded in 1835 when D. Miguel Martinez de Pinillos y Saenz de Velasco started in Cadiz his maritime activities, that means sea goods, merchandising and passengers crossing between the Antillas and Canarias harbours using sailing ships. The two first sailing ships used were the Apolo and Castilla.
In 1883 a new phase started with the new steamer ships. Antonio M. de Pinillos Izquierdo, founder's son, registered in Cadiz the new company using the name "Pinillos, Saenz y Compañia".

From 1885 there was an important growth of the company ; They bought six big steamers able to sail using steam propellers or sails, to be used with passengers and goods. They were named : Martin Saenz 1º,Miguel Martinez de Pinillos,Pio IX, Conde Wifredo, Martin Saenz 2º and Catalina. With these boats the company covered a monthly line starting in Barcelona and having stops over in Cadiz, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de La Palma, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Santiago de Cuba, La Havana and New Orleans.

One of this ships, the steamer Miguel Martinez de Pinillos was the first boat built by direct order of Pinillos, Izquierdo y Compañia
It was a two masts ship with a central engine, uncovered bridge, lots of lifeboats and very well ventilated hold.
The steamer sailed the line without problems during the First World War, but the lack of coal, its price and shortage of supplies made the crossings large and arduous.

In 1920 the boat was bought by and old company captain turned on ship owner in the Abrizqueta y Compañia. The steamer had stayed for large time in the Galveston harbour and was renamed Juan Abrizqueta. It continued to sail three years more until it was broken up in Holland.

Miguel M. de Pinillos  (1885-1920)
Construction: 1885 – J. Laing,Sunderland
Gross weight: 2.999 t
Total length:  109 m / Breadth:  13,79 m
Support:  9,43 m / Draught:  6,25 m
Plate:  Cadiz
Passengers:  550
One steam machine  “compound”, J. Laing
Power:  1.200 hp
Speed:  11
From the book : La Palma, escala en la ruta de América, J. C. Diaz Lorenzo. Madrid, 2001

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