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FIRST STAMPS: Spain or France to 1928

FIRST STAMPS ISSUED: Spanish overprinted - March 1928


CURRENCY

1928, French PG- as France

1928, Spanish PG- as Spain



Province in the Pyrenees which in 1278 was placed under the joint protection of the Spanish Bishop of Urgel and the French Count of Foix. As a result, Andorra had two overlords and today still plays a nominal tribute to the Bishop and to the French President. Andorra has remained aloof from all the troubles of the succeeding centuries.


Spanish stamps overprinted and special issues in Spanish currency were used until June 1931 when France, having obtained approval from the UPU Congress in London in 1929, established its own postal administration and issued overprinted stamps. Since that date issues of both Spanish and French currencies have been in use for external mail, but uniquely there is no charge for internal mail in the province.


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