Postage stamps and postal history of Spain

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One of the first stamps of Spain, issued 1850.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Spain.

Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.

First stamps[edit]

1851 Dos reales stamp, printed in blue instead of red. One of only 3 examples known. (The Tapling Collection)

The first stamps of Spain were issued on 1 January 1850 and depicted Queen Isabella II.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Part 9 Portugal & Spain. 5th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2004, p.265. ISBN 0-85259-567-0

Further reading[edit]

  • Shelley, Ronald G. The postal history of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Brighton: R.G. Shelley, 1967.

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