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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 In some cases the information in them may be superseded by more recent discoveries.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.

Copyright notice

  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

General Interest

4/8 (Oct 1976) My first visit to Andorra (1929) - Part 1 - by J. Mashiter
A first hand account of what Andorra and adjacent parts of the Pyrenees were like at around the time of the establishment of the first full postal service.

5/1 (Mar 1977) The Andorran Coat of Arms - by W. D. Bent
An attempt to explain the varying versions of the coat of arms as depicted on Andorran stamps.

5/7 (Mar 1977) The First Andorran Postmaster - by Jean Bacquer
A history of Tomas Rossell y Moles based on interviews with surviving friends and neighbours.

5/10 (Mar 1977) My first visit to Andorra (1929) - Part 2 - by J. Mashiter
Continuing the first hand account of what Andorra and adjacent parts of the Pyrenees were like at around the time of the establishment of the first full postal service.

6/1 (Nov 1977) My first visit to Andorra (1929) - Part 3 - by J. Mashiter
Final part of the first hand account of what Andorra and adjacent parts of the Pyrenees were like at around the time of the establishment of the first full postal service.

7/2 (Mar 1978) A. P. S. C. Rules

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.

8/3 (Nov 1978) The Proposed Air Service of 1932 (supplement to "Andorra Andorre", page 32)
Discovery of details of the promotor, pilot and aircraft of the trial flights.

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

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

11/6 (Apr 1980) Andorra Revisited 1958 (Part 2) by John Mashiter

12/1 (Oct 1980) Andorra Revisited 1958 (Part 3) by John Mashiter
Final part of the description of a visit to Andorra.

13/2 (Mar 1981) Charlemagne and Andorra by W. D. Bent
The facts and the myths of Andorra's early history.

14/10 (Oct 1981) A Package to Andorra (Part 1) - by John Wilson Smith
Describing a visit to Andorra in 1981.

15/4 (Mar 1982) A Package to Andorra (Part 2) - by John Wilson Smith
Continuing the description of a visit to Andorra in 1981.

18/2 (Mar 1983) Governing Andorra (Part 1) - by David Hope
19/2 (Oct 1983) Part 2
Describing the development of Andorra's political and administrative institutions as illustrated by stamps.

37/9 (Apr 1993) Liebig Cards - by David Lamb
Study of a series of publicity cards featuring Andorran subjects.

39/1 (Apr 1994) The APSC 20th Anniversary souvenirs

39/3 (Apr 1994) Twenty Years in Retrospect - by David Hope
A look back over the first 20 years of APSC.

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)

48/7 (Oct 1998) Andorra Revisited 1998 - by E. J. Jewell
Account of a summer visit to Andorra.

48/10 (Mar 1999) The New Andorran Postal Musuem by François Dupré
Description and pictures of the Museum.
Note: Approx. 240K of pictures - you may prefer to view with graphics disabled and select the pictures of interest.

50/20 (Oct 1999) Andorra at the End of the Century - by E. J. Jewell
Account of a summer visit to Andorra.

52/16 (Oct 2000) The Hotel Pla - by E. J. Jewell
The story of the oldest Andorran hotel and the family which ran it.

54/3 (Oct 2001) Post Offices Past and Present (Part 1) - by E. J. Jewell
First part of a series describing the history of the post offices and agencies in Andorra with pictures of the premises.
En français

55/7 (Mar 2002) Post Offices Past and Present (Part 2) - by E. J. Jewell
Second part of a series describing the history of the post offices and agencies in Andorra with pictures of the premises.

Andorran Philatelic Study Circle / Hon. Librarian: E. J. Jewell / apsc@free.fr /
Updated 9th October 2002