By Euro Weekly News Media • 20 January 2015 • 8:30
CORREOS Post Office has launched six new stamps with the image of King Felipe VI in various colours, with prices ranging from one centimo to €5.
The €5 stamp includes technology which can be accessed via a smartphone application.
Users who capture the image of the king with their smartphones will see an animated icon leading to an informative video on the Head of State and his presence on Spanish stamps. During the reign of King Juan Carlos I, the public postal service put more than 150 different stamps into circulation bearing images of the former king.
Now the official portrait of King Felipe VI appears on a wide range of stamps created to cover postal needs.
Colours vary depending on value, with stamps for one, four and 10 centimos and €1 and €2 all being of the same size (24.88 by 28.88mm) while the €5 stamp is larger (24.5 by 35mm).
The new stamps have an ‘ñ’ stamped in one corner to show they are from Spain.
Correos also launched an artist’s copy of the €5 stamp made of gold on a silver base for collectors.
This is the second time Felipe has appeared as King of Spain on stamps, as the postal service launched the first stamps dedicated to the Royal Couple on October 12, 2014.
As Prince of Asturias, Felipe’s image was used on stamps in 1977 and 1979 and included in Royal Family stamps in 1984 and 2001.
Correos also made stamps featuring the Royal Family to commemorate the then Prince Felipe of Asturias’s wedding in 2004.
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