SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO2 T67 (75)
Postal architecture. Zaragoza
Date of issue :
July 2002  (1st. known date : 24.07.02 - Phil. S.)
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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First issue of the new ATM set dedicated to the postal architecture with the images of some remarkable post office buildings in Spain.
The Zaragoza's main post office is located in the Paseo de la Independencia, 33. It was build in 1926 and it is a work of architect Antonio Rubio.

The building occupies the lot released with the demolition of the old Pignatelli Theatre in 1915.

Both the remarkable main facade to the Avenue as the design of the inner patio of operations is a neomudejar inspiration. 

It strongly contrasts with the neighbouring building of Telefonica, built only a year later with a rationalist style, showing therefore the varied architectonic tendencies that coexisted those years.

The displacement of the design and the tone variations are very common in all the models because the paper manufacture and printing process.
Other philatelic issues related in Spain ...
In 1990 Spanish Posts issued the Europa-CEPT set (31th. series) dedicated to Postal buildings, with two stamps showing the Communication buildings of Vitoria (20 pts.) and Malaga (50 pts.).
Edifil 3058-59 / Yvert 2672-73 / Michel 2937-38

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