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Posted 05/12/2012   01:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cobi rowing and playing tennis and ping-pong.






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Posted 05/12/2012   03:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great stuff Cursus. So many wonderful Cinderellas from one area....amazing.

Well deserving of a 12-page thread.



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Posted 05/12/2012   03:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much LB for your nice comments. But we are not speaking of "an area" but a country (not yet free) of: 32.000 sq.km, 7.5 million people (not counting the, French-occupied, Northern Catalonia) and 2.700 busy years of history. That's a lot, even for European standards!
Not being an specialist, I've got material for a 100 pages thread
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Posted 05/15/2012   01:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
November 1929 Vilanova I la Geltrú, 3rd Penedès Art Show. The Penedès (written here as "Panades") is a "comarca", Catalan equivalent to British counties. It's written is Spanish (even the town's name, spelled "Villanueva y Geltru") as we were, as often, under a military dictatorship (1923-1929) and they forced everything to be written in Spanish, banning Catalan.
The aesthetics of the cinderellas is that of the "Nou-centisme".


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Posted 05/15/2012   02:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe I should just visit Barcelona and see the collection !
I can drool for a time then go home happy

And I just love Barcelona !

email on the way.
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Posted 05/18/2012   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A cinderella issued in Barcelona in 1937 by the "SIA" (Solidaridad Internacional Antifascista - International Antifascist Solidarity) to get money for the republican struggle.


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Posted 05/22/2012   11:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Barcelona 1957 Fair, Esperanto cinderellas. On the middle of the stamp there can be seen the geographical shape of our city with the two mountains (Tibidabo and Montjuïc)and the plane in-between

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Posted 05/26/2012   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cobi at five more sports: Olympic shooting, Archery, Handball, Sailing and Tae kwondo






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Posted 05/28/2012   2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just to end with the Cobi series: Skating Hockey, very popular on the Western European Mediterranean countries, as both ice and grass are rare and expenssive; and Jai Alai or Basque (from the Basque Country, or Euzkadi) Ball. Not too popular in Catalonia, but widely spread on the Basque Country (Gulf of Biscay shore, both in Spain and France).




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Posted 06/02/2012   03:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
October 21st 1923, 3rd Penya Rhin Grand Prix on the Vilafranca del Penedès (60 km South of Barcelona)circuit.

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Now that is one hot rod stamp. Great design and art work.
Makes you want to be there in the driver's seat.
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Barcelona Province Government Savings Bank cinderellas, from around 1950. On the second one, there's a "Mosso d'Esquadra", today Catalonia's Police.








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1959 Gracia's (Barcelona district) stamp show cinderellas. Quite ugly, but it's what we had by then...

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Posted 06/09/2012   05:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cursus, the one with the cave paintings on it, can we see a close up of that one if possible please? Thanks.
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Posted 06/09/2012   07:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here you've it.




Thank you for your interest, but they're not real paintings, but the artist's interpretation of the cave paintings found in Southern Catalonia and in other areas of the East of the Iberian peninsula,like these:



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