By Cathy Elelman • 06 August 2019 • 23:30
STRENGTHS: The stamp features some of the province’s most distinctive symbols.
CREDIT: Almeria Provincial Council website
ALMERIA has a huge presence on social media and the internet, but this month images of the province will reach all corners of the country and overseas in a more old-fashioned way.
The province is the featured region for August in the post service’s ’12 months, 12 stamps’ series.
Unveiling the commemorative stamp at the provincial government offices in Almeria city, Diputacion Vice-President Angel Escobar and Post Office Stamp Collecting director Modesto Fraguas, revealed the design is made up of some of the province’s most distinctive symbols, including an indalo, a Garrucha red prawn, a Raf tomato, a cowboy, the Alcazaba fortification and the Cabo da Gata natural park coastline.
Escobar thanked the post office for dedicating the stamp series to Almeria in such an important month for the tourism sector and for the design which he said captures “our strengths of agriculture, our main economic motor, the seagoing tradition, culture, cinema and our beaches, which every year attract thousands of visitors.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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