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Bedrock Of The Community
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Posted 07/26/2011   12:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



I have a stamp image of Hygeia (glass and snake)

any idea where that fits in the scheme of things?

Not listed in Galvez AFAIK

More...Barcelona Cobi





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Posted 07/26/2011   12:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Cobi stamp, part of a series of 20 cinderella. I like it very much, as I was involved in the 1992 Barcelona Games; by the way, working with Aussie people.
As for your question. If you are speaking of a snake that rolls over a cup/glass. I guess it should be a drug tax stamp that was affixed to medicine boxes. I don't have any of them, but I've seen many times. No longer in use
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Posted 07/26/2011   05:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Any gossip on these?

The lovely lady?



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Posted 07/26/2011   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a bicicle operated Barcelona private post of early 20th century. There are some different of them. Quite rare.
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Posted 07/27/2011   3:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another cinderella issued for an aborted event: the Electric Industries Fair, to be held in 1915. At least in this case we know the reason for its cancellation: World War I. Anyway, it was the first steps towards 1929 Barcelona International Fair. So, it's worth studying.




Then, another one, for which I don't have any data. For the desing I'll put on decade of 1910, as the lettering and the Barcelona coat of arms remind me of the ones that you can see around town, on the buildings of that time. But, the round shape seems a little odd for such an early cinderella.
Perhaps is more modern, even from the sixties... Who knows?




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Posted 07/28/2011   08:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Muestra = "specimen"

any relevance you can see on the stamp/label?

Specimen: 1: an individual collectable stamp. 2: muster (Ger.); spécimen (Fr.); saggio
(It.); muestra (Sp.).
Specimen: 1: overprint on stamps that are distributed to members of the Universal
Postal Union for identification purposes; started in 1879; the USA discontinued this
practice in 1904. 3: an overprint used on special prints of the U. S. department stamps
sold to the public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.
Specimen envelopes: sample envelopes provided by the Post Office to prospective
manufacturers as samples.
Specimen stamps: collectors consider these as the overprinted stamps of 1851-95.
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Posted 07/28/2011   08:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

This is becoming an enjoyable thread,
we are fortunate to share in your knowledge.

Any chance you would like to expand on some of the
more common species from Barcelona?

I for one, would like to hear what you have to
share in these...





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Posted 07/28/2011   08:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Barcelona expo 1929
(not mine)
unfortunately the image is not big
enough to determine the message in the iconography
Nice Cinderella
showing a large cog wheel for Industry.


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Posted 07/28/2011   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are right to translate "Fira/Feria de Barcelona" into Barcelona's Trade Fair.
But in the case of the studied cinderella, "Feria de Barcelona" stands for the organizing body, while "Feria Muestrario" stands forthe type of trading fair, in this case, a sample's fair ("muestra" in Spanish, also means "sample" in English).

As for the cinderella that you show, it belong to series issued for the 1929 Barcelona International Fair. Like the following ones:







Most of them are quite common.

Here, there's an imperforatted pair of my fevorite: a mace bearer with a mace and a vest showing Barcelona City's arms: Saint George's Cross (as England's flag) and the Catalan Arms/flag (four red strips on a golden field).



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Posted 07/28/2011   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just to finish with the 1929 cinderellas, I'm showig the one devoted to Poble Espanyol (Pueblo Español in the Spanish text)meaning Spanish Village, a erstwhile representation of buildings from all around Spain, built for the 1929 fair, and still standing. I'm showing it in two different shades and sizes, one with printer's name. And another smaller one inscribed "Spanish General Exhibition, Sevilla/Barcelona", as at the same time of the International Barcelona Exhibition there was an Hispanoamerican one held in Sevilla (Southern Spain).





Two unadopted designs. The right one was being advertised in e-bay as "an erotic cinderella", what no one (at least in Western Europe) would thought about.





Note: As I'm trying tho keep this thread (and any others that I might open)easy to read, and understanding my English's limitations; I'm giving just the information that I guess might be rellevant for the readers. But do not hesitate on asking anything on the subject that might interest you. I'll be glad to do my best to answer them.

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Posted 07/28/2011   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As for the "Barcelona obligatory tax stamps". It was a tax imposed by the Spanish government to all domestic mail and telegrams originated within 50 km around Barcelona on a first step being later extend to the whole of Barcelona province (Spanish administrative division). The reason was to pay for the deficit originated by the 1929 International Fair. The 5 cent of peseta tax, was levied from 1929 to 1947. By that time, the deficit had been paid many times.
Bizarre enough, no tax was ever imposed around Sevilla, having held a similar fair, with an Spanish government investment higher than the Barcelona one. Oddities of Spanish politics...
Anyway, in my view they're neither cinderella nor due stamps; they are local (or better provincial) postal stamps, as no domestic letter could circulate without them.
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Posted 07/28/2011   5:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And in my view they are a postal tax stamp.
They are obligatory, but they cannot carry postage.

Thanks for subsidiary information, great stuff.

Your English is excellent, no problems here.

I understand pro valencia was for flood control projects,
so how do you explain "pro sevilla" when you say no tax
was imposed around seville?
What was this benefit for please?

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Posted 07/28/2011   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On your mace bearer Cinderella, the iconography
shows three rings, the discus, Hermes, and a helmeted warrior,
which I guess is the symbol for Art. (Hellenic ?)

The subject of the 1929 Barcelona Expo was
Industry, Art and Sport.

Official name: Exposición Internacional de Barcelona

Subject: Industry, art and sport

Duration: 20 May 1929 - 15 January 1930, 241 days, opened on 19 May by King Alphonso XIII

Place: Park de Montjuich

Area: 118 ha

Symbol: El Palacio Nacional with the exhibition of art in Spain with 3,000 exhibits, El Pueblo Español - a traditional Spanish village, German pavilion (Mies van de Rohe)

Organisation:
Patron - Alphonso XIII
Executive committee - Chairman: Marqués de Foronda
Honorary committee - Chairman: Mayor of Barcelona
Advisory committee

Royal General Commissioner: Albert Henri Marie de Bourbon e de Castellvi

Architects - Chief architect: Pedro Domenech
Josep Puig y Cadafalch, Luis Domenech y Montaner

Participants: 14 European countries and private, international exhibitors

Exhibitors: 1,714

Exhibits: 129,000

Costs: 130,000,000 Pesetas = $25,000,000

Finance: City of Barcelona and Spanish state
State subsidy: 10,000,000 Pesetas

Classification: 18 groups and 116 classes divided into three thematic sections: industry, art in Spain, sport

Prizes: 1,175 prizes, of which 655 Grand Prix

Category: International exposition, second category


http://expo2000.de/expo2000/geschic...ng=1&s_typ=5
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Posted 07/28/2011   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


The idea for comtemporary and local scenes,
as in the Spanish Village, had been used before,
and must have been fascinating to experience.

In the 1908 London Exhibition, an complete Irish Village
was built, called Ballymaclinton.

A ballymaclinton postmark exists.


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