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Valira Torrent:   Contents | Subject index


Perforation image from Serif Art Gallery. © Serif Inc, 1996

Selected Articles from Valira Torrent

Your reference to our published articles on Andorra and its stamps.

The reference before each item is the issue and page where published in Valira Torrent. Quote the issue if ordering back numbers.

The articles are presented as originally published. In some cases the information in them may be superseded by more recent discoveries. Additional illustration has been added to some items.

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Subject Index to Issues 1-43 - compiled by David Hope
Look here if you are interested in particular topic.

All articles | French Bureau | Spanish Bureau
Postal History | General Interest | Stamp Designs/Thematic

French Bureau

2/9 (Nov 1975) Artists Proofs of the French Post Offices - by D. C. Lamb

Note: There were two printings of Issue 6, on foolscap and on A4 page size. The page numbering used here is based on the A4 reprinted edition.

6/3 (Nov 1977) The Great "rarities" of The French Post in Andorra - by Jean Bacquer
"Unravelling the mystery of a 'star' - The 20c Bridge of St Antoni in ultramarine"

6/8 (Nov 1977) A study of the 6f rose/carmine of the 1944-53 French Bureau - by Jean Bacquer

6/10 (Nov 1977) Artists proofs of the Issues of the French Post Offices in Andorra - by D. C. Lamb
Follow up the article in Issue 2, p9, with check list of proofs then known.

7/4 (Mar 1978) A Famous Andorran - by Jean Bacquer
An account of the origins of Guillem de Areny y de Plandolit, author of the New Reform of 1866.

7/10 (Mar 1978) Defective Presse numbers - by W. A. Jacques
Three examples of Presse numbers with a missing character and request for information on any futher instances.

8/2 (Nov 1978) Supplements to "Andorra Andorre"
Extending the list of Fr. P.O. printing dates, withdrawals and quantities.

8/5 (Nov 1978) French Andorra - The 1931/1932 Provisional Issue (Part 1) - by Alec Jacques and Jean Bacquer
Study of the French Bureau overprinted stamps of 1931/2

9/1 (Mar 1979) Book Review - Catalogue National Spécialisé, Maury S.A.

9/3 (Mar 1979) French Andorra - The 1931/1932 Provisional Issue (Part 2) - by Alec Jacques and Jean Bacquer
Study of the French Bureau overprinted stamps of 1931/2

9/8 (Mar 1979) Notes on Stamps Designs - The Altar Screen of St Jean de Caselles
An account of the scenes depicted on the 12 stamps of the French Bureau.

10/2 (Oct 1979) Forged Andorra Material

10/7 (Oct 1979) French Andorra 1979 Europa

10/8 (Oct 1979) Andorra Revisited 1958 (Part 1) by John Mashiter

11/2 (Apr 1980) Recent Nature Protection Series by W. D. Bent
Covering the issues of 1978 and 1979

11/3 (Apr 1980) The Flower Stamps of Andorra by John Mashiter
Covering the issue of 1975

11/4 (Apr 1980) French Postal Service - Notes on the Postal Use of the Special Issues from 1971

12/5 (Oct 1980) Rotary Recess Printing
Study of the methods used by the French National Printing Works.

13/5 (Mar 1981) The Flower Stamps of Andorra by John Mashiter
Covering the French Bureau issues of 1980.

13/6 (Mar 1981) New Varieties by W. A. Jacques

14/2 (Oct 1981) The Rarest Andorra Stamp - by William H. Bennett
Describing the discovery of an incompletely printed Europa stamp.

14/4 (Oct 1981) Nature Protection Series 1981 - by W. D. Bent

16/6 (Oct 1982) French Postal Administration - Postmarks. Postal Agencies

17/5 (Mar 1983) Telstar - the 1st Transatlantic Television Satelite - by Ray Dixon
History of early communications satelites.

22/3 (Nov 1985) Historic Features of Andorra - by David Hope
Covering the Iron Forge, Mill, Cheesery, and Bordes de Mereig issues.

22/4 (Nov 1985) Colour Proofs and Colour Trials of the French P.O. in Andorra - by David Lamb

24/6 (Oct 1986) Europa 1985 - by David Hope
The French Bureau issue with European Music Year theme.

24/10 (Oct 1986) Nature Protection - by W. D. Bent
Covering the Spanish Bureau (fungi) and French Bureau Europa of 1986.

35/2 (Mar 1992) The Chapel of Sant Romà dels Vilars - by David Hope

35/2 (Mar 1992) Holy Mother of the Remedy of Sant Julià and Sant Germà

35/3 (Mar 1992) Small Bottles from the Tombs of Sant Vicenç d'Enclar

35/4 (Mar 1992) French Bureau - Proofs, Essays and Imperforates (Part 1) - by David Lamb and Alec Jacques
First part of a detailed study of material relating to the production of the French Bureau issues.

36/6 (Nov 1992) Church of St Andreu - by David Hope

36/6 (Nov 1992) Winter Olympics

36/6 (Nov 1992) Altar-piece in Santa Eulalia, Encamp

36/9 (Nov 1992) French Bureau Proofs, Essays and Imperforates (Part 2) by David Lamb & Alec Jacques
Covering the 1931 overprinted issue and the 1932 views and arms issues.

37/2 (Apr 1993) Bureau of Social Security - 25 Years - by David Hope
Describing the sculptures commissioned for the anniversary and subsequently featured on stamps.

37/2 (Apr 1993) Ordino Arcalis
Describing the "Ring of Stainless Steel" sculpture.

37/3 (Apr 1993) Pétanque - World Championships
Commemorating the game also known as Boules.

37/5 (Apr 1993) French Bureau Proofs, Essays and Imperforates (Part 3) by David Lamb and Alec Jacques
Covering the issues of 1944-51.

37/12 (Apr 1993) Nature Protection - by W. D. Bent
Covering the Sheep, Cattle, Globe Flower and Griffon Vulture issues.

38/04b (Nov 1993) Urgel Cathedral - by W. D. Bent.

38/6 (Nov 1993) Europa 1983 - by David Hope
Two more of the modern sculptures commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Bureau of Social Security.

38/6 (Nov 1993) Storm in a Teacup
Another of the sculptures.

38/7 (Nov 1993) Skiing
Describing the resorts depicted in the French Bureau tryptichs.

38/8 (Nov 1993) Tour de France 1983

38/8 (Nov 1993) The Andorran School

39/8 (Apr 1994) More Sculpture - by David Hope
Two more of the sculptures commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Bureau of Social Security.

39/11 (Apr 1994) French Bureau Proofs, Essays and Imperforates (Part 4) by David Lamb & Alec Jacques
Covering the 1950 airmail, 1958 postage and airs and unissued souvenir proofs prepared for the 25th anniversary of the French Bureau.

40/10 (Nov 1994) French Bureau Proofs, Essays and Imperforates (Part 5) by David Lamb & Alec Jacques
Covering the issue of 1961-71.

41/4 (Apr 1995) French Bureau Proofs, Essays and Imperforates (Part 6) by David Lamb & Alec Jacques
Covering the issue of 1983.

43/11 (Apr 1995) French Bureau Proofs, Essays and Imperforates (Part 7) by David Lamb & Alec Jacques
Final part of the study, covering commemorative and booklet stamps.

47/2 (Mar 1998) Andorran Legends - by David Hope
Story of the Virgin of Meritxell, the Seven Branched Cross of Prats and the Battle of Seturia (la Font de l'Esmelicat)

48/3 (Oct 1998) Design Amendments - French Bureau Issues - by D. C. Lamb
A study of differences between pre-release publicity photos and the issued stamps.

48/5 (Oct 1998) The 20c Sower with marginal "7"
Unusual marginal inscription believed to be the Presse No.

Andorran Philatelic Study Circle / Hon. Librarian: E. J. Jewell / apsc@free.fr /
Updated 31st October 2000