SPAIN. Thermal ATM issues  2OO2 T76 (84)
Competition "Pinta el teu segell - Llengües d'Europa"
(Draw your own stamp - European languages)
Winner design : Nadia Espinosa. CEIP Campclar, Tarragona
Date of issue :
November 2002 (28.11.02-Ph.S./ 16.12.02-Tarragona)
47 x 26 mm. - Format type 3
Paper :
Thermal self adhesive - multicoloured 
Imprint :
Thermal on black
Values / Set :
0,01 € to 99,99 € / Set Phil.S.: 0,20-0,25-0,50 €
Design : Nadia Espinosa Alvarez, Tarragona and RCM
Printer :
RCM-FNMT. Real Casa de la Moneda - Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
300.200 labels (158 rolls)
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First ATM issue in Catalan language (excepting the words CORREOS and ESPAÑA).
The new issue has a very reduced printing and it had to be used from the 16th December 2002 only in the G.P.O. in Tarragona and its branch offices because the winner of the competition is from this city.
But from the 28th November it was also possible to obtain this ATM through the Philatelic Service in Madrid (franking balance nr. 0761).

"Pinta el teu segell" (Draw your own stamp) competition was developed between November 2001 and April 2002 and was called by the Departments of Ensenyament i de Cultura de la Generalitat and the Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüistica, in collaboration with the Gremi de Filatelia i Numismatica, l'Organització pel Multilingüisme and the CCOO and UGT unions. Two hundred schools from all Catalunya took part in the competition with more than 12.000 designs from students between 10 and 14 years old.

The short listed works were shown in the XVII Exposicio i fira del segell, la moneda i el col·leccionisme (Collecting, philatelic and numismatic Fair and Exhibition) - Barnafil 2002 celebrated from 30th April to 5th of May 2002 in the Reials Drassanes of Barcelona.

Poster for the competition "Pinta el teu segell"

The works had to be related with the importance of the languages and the post office world, showing the slogan "Llengües d'Europa" (European languages) considering that the contest was a part of the events organized to celebrate the European languages Year 2001.

The final jury was composed by organization and collaboration entities with the artists America Sanchez and Carme Soler Vendrell
The winner was Nadia Espinosa Alvarez, from the Primary School in Campclar, Tarragona, and its design has been used to make-up this ATM issue :

"It is a draw similar to a tree with a lot of branches, and in all of them you can see the word Correos (Post) in different languages. It has a lot of colours and it means that Correos is everywhere (...)"

Sheet with the eight short listed works issued by the Gremi de Filatelia i Numismatica. Size: 142 x 194 mm.
The 16th of December 2002 was the official public presentation of the new issue in the Pati Jaume I in the Tarragona City Council. It was organized by the Consorci per a la Normalitzacio Lingüistica and the Gremi de Filatelia i Numismatica de Catalunya. The young girl winner of the scholar competition and many local representatives, entities and public institutions related with the contest attended the public presentation.
Official function of the new ATM issue. Tarragona City Council Nadia Espinosa is the author of the winner design

The piece of news was spread in media.
Reports appearing in different newspapers "El Punt" and "Diari de Tarragona" - 17.12.2002

Paper and design varieties, errors ...

The adhesive labels of this model have a cyclical manufacture error. The design move downwards on each label and jump to the starting point each 21 supports.
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FDC in Tarragona Main Post Office issued by ATEEME. 16.12.2002 Cover issued by the Gremi de Filatelia commemorating the scholar competition "Pinta el teu segell".

Consorci per a la Normalitzacio Lingüistica European Languages Year - 2001 Organització pel Multilingüisme

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