Help. 1938th stamp. Spain-Franco?

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Help. 1938th stamp. Spain-Franco?

Post by howardgustav » 29 Dec 2019 04:33

Hey, everybody! Can you give me a hint? Does this postage stamp refer to Spain-Franco? I understand that it refers to the 38th and is dedicated to the "2nd anniversary of the National Uprising". If there are people here who know. Can you tell me more about this postage stamp?
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Re: Help. 1938th stamp. Spain-Franco?

Post by Ironmachine » 31 Dec 2019 09:16

There is not much to say. This stamp was part of a series of four stamps (green, 15 cents; carmine, 25 cents; blue, 30 cents; and yellow, 1 peseta) that was put into circulation in 1938 on the occasion of the celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the National Movement (the 18 July 1936 coup). It was designed by the Departamento Nacional de Plástica of the Servicio Nacional de Propaganda (National Propaganda Service), at that time controlled by the Falange, which explains the presence of Falangist symbology such as the saluting hand and the yoke and the arrows.
These stamps were authorized to circulate only three days, between 17 and 19 July 1938, leaving approximately half of the circulation of each one as left over.
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Re: Help. 1938th stamp. Spain-Franco?

Post by von thoma » 31 Dec 2019 09:21

The stamp depicts the Falangist salute and its emblem.
The stamp is a tribute of the Falange towards Franco, during the II anniversary of the beginning of the armed conflict ( 18 July )
There were still some months of war until 1939 April 1, Franco was not Caudillo of Spain yet, only the best military leader of
Nationalist troops
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Re: Help. 1938th stamp. Spain-Franco?

Post by GregSingh » 31 Dec 2019 13:32

According to Michel catalogue, 30c one had a highest edition number and is least valuable, ca. 4-10 Euro for mint.
1 peseta could fetch ca. 200E
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Help. 1938th stamp. Spain-Franco?

Post by Ironmachine » 31 Dec 2019 15:59

von thoma wrote:There were still some months of war until 1939 April 1, Franco was not Caudillo of Spain yet, only the best military leader of Nationalist troops
You are wrong here, because in July 1938 Franco was not just "only the best military leader of Nationalist (sic) troops" (in fact, as far as "best" goes, it could be said that he was never the best, but that's another question). He was actually the Head of State and Generalissimo of the land, sea and air forces, and General Chief of the armies of operations (General Jefe de los Ejércitos de operaciones), titles conferred by a decree of 29 September 1936 (published on the Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Defensa Nacional of 30 September 1936).
And he was also Caudillo; that title had been in use unofficially since 1936, and officially since 28 September 1937 when an order from Presidencia de la Junta Técnica del Estado was publised in the Boletín Oficial del Estado. That order created its festivity, la "Fiesta Nacional del Caudillo" on 1 October , saying that Franco was "Caudillo", though not "Caudillo de España" but "Caudillo Supremo del Movimiento salvador de España". The title of "Caudillo de España" was given by the "Ley de Sucesión en la Jefatura del Estado" of 26 July 1947, that said that Franco was "Caudillo de España y de la Cruzada".

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Re: Help. 1938th stamp. Spain-Franco?

Post by howardgustav » 01 Mar 2020 17:47

I wanted to know something about them. Well, that's appreciated. I found them in this catalogue. https://findyourstampsvalue.com/stamp/hHZ0PBsfIv

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