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 In some cases the information in them may be superseded by more recent discoveries.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

French Bureau | Spanish Bureau
Postal History | General Interest | Stamp designs/thematic
All articles

Spanish Bureau

1/7 (Jan 1975) Spanish Andorra - The Provisional Issue of 1928 (Part 1) - by W. A. Jacques
Study of the Spanish Bureau overprinted stamps of 1928

3/7 (Feb 1976) Spanish Andorra - The Provisional Issue of 1928 (Part 2) - by W. A. Jacques
Study of the Spanish Bureau overprinted stamps of 1928

6/9 (Nov 1977) Spanish Andorra 1977 Europa

8/8 (Nov 1978) Spanish Bureau "Customs" of 1972
Gibbons Catalogue describes the 1pta as "St Anthony Singers". The stamp actually depicts an auction of charcuterie.

10/2 (Oct 1979) Forged Andorra Material

10/6 (Oct 1979) 1928 Spanish P. O. Provisional Overprints (Varieties) by W. A. Jacques

10/10 (Oct 1979) Supplement to "Andorra Andorre" Spanish P. O. Quantities Issued

11/9 (Apr 1980) Stamp Designs - The 1972 2ptas Christmas (Pessebre Vivent)
Story of the stamp depicting the "Living Crib" tradition of Engordany.

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

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

13/8 (Mar 1981) Postmarks - Spanish Agencies, First Day and Special Cancellations

13/11 (Mar 1981) Spanish Andorra 1980 Christmas Issue - by Alec Jacques
Varieties of colour.

17/8 (Mar 1983) 1928 Spanish Bureau Specimen Stamps - by W. A. Jacques

17/9 (Mar 1983) Stamp Designs - The Cross with Seven Arms

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

29/5 (Mar 1989) Spanish Bureau - The 1972 Europa forgery - by Alec Jacques
Identifying characteristics of the genuine and forged stamps.

35/11 (Mar 1992) Nature Protection - by W. D. Bent
Covering the 1990 and 1991 mushroom stamps of the Spanish Bureau.

38/4 (Nov 1993) Nature Protection - by W. D. Bent
Covering the 1993 mushroom issue of the Spanish Bureau.

38/4 (Nov 1993) Urgel Cathedral - by W. D. Bent

39/17 (Mar 1994) Spanish Bureau Forgeries - by Alec Jacques
5c St Joan de Caselles and 30c Casa de la Vall "errors of colour" - cautionary note

40/4 (Nov 1994) The Unissued 20c Green of 1948 - Fact or Fiction? by E. J. Jewell
Discussion of the offsets on Spanish Stamps featured in the APSC anniversary souvenir sheet.

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

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

47/4 (Mar 1998) Automatic Machine Labels of the Spanish Postal Service - by Phillipe Louviau

47/8 (Mar 1998) Spanish Co-Princes of Andorra - by David hope
Short biographies of the Bishops of Urgel who have appeared on stamps.

48/6 (Oct 1998) Lucky finds .... the 4 peseta double perforation - by E. J. Jewell
The story of a double perforation variety bought over the post office counter.

Andorran Philatelic Study Circle / Hon. Librarian: E. J. Jewell / apsc@free.fr /
Updated 9th April 1999