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 In some cases the information in them may be superseded by more recent discoveries.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

Postal History

1/1 (Jan 1975) The Postal History of Andorra (Part 1) - by D. W. Tanner
A study of the postal service in Andorra from its origins to the end of the 19th Century

2/2 (Nov 1975) The Postal History of Andorra (Part 2) - by D. W. Tanner
Covering the early part of the 20th Century

3/1 (Feb 1976) The Postal History of Andorra (Part 3) - by D. W. Tanner
Covering the period 1920s up to the establishment of full postal services

4/2 (Oct 1976) The Postal History of Andorra (Part 4) - by D. W. Tanner
Final part covering the establishment of full postal services by Spain and France.

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.

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.

10/2 (Oct 1979) Forged Andorra Material

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

12/7 (Oct 1980) Postmarks of the Head Office (Spanish) in Andorra la Vella
First of a series covering all the postmarks used in Andorra.

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

37/4 (Apr 1993) Revisado por Seguridad - by Ernesto Fink
Comment on a cachet applied to covers containing publicity material for the issues of the Vegueria Episcopal.

41/10 (Apr 1995) Spanish Bureau - First Day Cancellations
Error in one of 3 FD cancellations for 1994 Nature (mushroom) stamps

41/11 (Apr 1995) The Postal History of Lerida
Account of the postal arrangements in the neighbouring Spanish province in the early 20th century.

42/7 (Nov 1995) Spanish Andorra - Provisional Cancellations 1959-60 - by Alec Jacques
Study of ad hoc arrangements for cancelling mail while the regular datestamps were withdrawn for alteration

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.

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 June 2002