12 Months 12 Stamps

Huesca is the province chosen to continue for the third consecutive year with the series 12 months, 12 stamps, 12 provinces that Correos started in 2017. As in previous years in the center of the stamp appear the letters HU, referring to the old vehicle license plates of Spain. Huesca province that stands out for its surrounding nature with treasures of art, culture and history in every corner that invites you to walk its paths, merging with the environment to get an experience that will remain in the memory forever.

Date of Issue: 2 January 2019

Tourism

Tourism in Spain accounts for approximately 14.9% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2017, it contributed 172,900 million euros to the Spanish economy according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.As every year, Correos dedicates two stamps to Tourism, one that symbolizes with sunglasses in which its crystals reflect a beach that tourism of coast, and another, with a pair of ski goggles, in this case, reflecting elements that we can find in the Spanish mountains.

Date of Issue: 2 January 2019

Channel Engineering of Panama

A century ago, when the first Canal was being created, many Spaniards worked on its construction under the orders of the American engineers who carried out the great work and, therefore, the fact that the new expansion was carried out by companies of our country, that somehow closes that historical cycle and is another example of the relationship and commitment that Spain has with America.The centennial Panama Canal, is an impressive engineering work that links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and makes the ships that cross it avoid a much more dangerous crossing through Cape Horn.But over the years, the need to expand and improve the infrastructure of the Canal, with the aim of adapting it to the current needs of international trade and freight traffic.

The stamp that recognizes the Spanish work in this macro project, includes an illustration that represents the ships and merchandise that have been crossing the continent for more than a century and, in the background, a detail of the map of the Channel indicating the situation of The locks that open the way to each of the Oceans.

Date of Issue: 2 January 2019

International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

The periodic table is a collective work contributed by a large number of scientists who have known how to place the bricks of which the universe is made in the positions that correspond to them. But if there is one person who has made the periodic table possible, it was Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleev. This Russian scientist realized that not all the chemical elements had been discovered and that he had to leave spaces for those who were still to come. Also note that the first day envelope that accompanies the stamp is illustrated with the facade of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Murcia that has built on its main facade the Periodic Table of the largest elements in the world. The image of this facade has been used by the IUPAC before the general assemblies of UNESCO / UN to obtain the declaration of the Year 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table.

Date of Issue: 9 January 2019

450 Years of The Bear Bible 

The character of the seal is Casiodoro de Reina who worked for twelve years in the preparation of the translation of the Bible. It was published in Basel (Switzerland) on September 28, 1569, and an illustration of a bear reaching a honeycomb, logo of the Bavarian printer Matthias Apiarius, was placed to avoid the use of religious icons, since at that time it was The translation of the Bible into vernacular languages ​​is forbidden. The few copies smuggled into Spain fell into the hands of the Inquisition and were burned. Although only 32 original copies survived, its transcendence came to influence literature, law, philosophy and religion in the Hispano-American world.

Date of Issue: 14 January 2019

Spanish Capital of Gastronomy : Almeria

Almeria is known worldwide for its greenhouses and is considered the garden that supplies all of Europe.

But not only the land produces everything that Almería can give, with its more than two hundred kilometers of coastline, it obtains excellent delicacies from the sea such as the red shrimp from Garrucha, or the octopus, with which delicious recipes such as dried octopus can be made seasoned with lemon.More forceful dishes such as crumbs, which unlike the La Mancha, are made with wheat semolina and are often accompanied with fried peppers or fish.The gurullos, pasta made from wheat flour, water and saffron, that usually accompany the rabbit or the typical soup of the province, a delicious and typical seafood soup in which the monkfish, the clams and the prawns, accompany the peas, peppers peppers and carrots that are seasoned with mayonnaise diluted in the broth, are also signs of their identity.To all this, it is necessary to add the affable and honest character of the Almerians who are the best hosts and ambassadors of their products and gastronomy.

As it is happening every year, Correos issues a stamp with which it intends to make known through the stamps, to Almería and everything that this province can bring to the palate.Tomato, the star product of the Almeria orchard, is also the protagonist of a stamp full of images of prawns, watermelons and other ingredients that make Almería worthy of this distinction.The logo that will illustrate this year to the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy, gives color to this stamp that adds to the series with which every year Correos invites us to learn a little more about our country.

Date of Issue: 23 January 2019

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