Aug 1, 2012

Conquest of Navarre FDC from SPAIN

FDC Name:Anniversaries-Conquest of Navarre
Issue Date:29-02-2012
The Conquest of Navarre which took place in 1512. This was a lengthy process determined by the civil war in which the Kingdom of Navarre was fighting at the time, as well as the dispute between France and Spain. The war declared by Fernando the Catholic on the King of France was the reason why, on 21st July 1512, the Castilian troops led by Fadrique Álvarez of Toledo, 2nd Duke of Alba, invaded and easily overtook Navarre, meeting with very little opposition. This marked the beginning of the annexation of the Pyrenean kingdom to the crown of Castile.

In 1515, the Courts of Burgos issued a decree incorporating Navarre into the crown of Castile although, according to the legal dispositions, the territory kept its category of kingdom, its legislation and its Courts.

The stamp shows the former territories of the Kingdom of Navarre including the Lower Navarre area, which was later incorporated into French territory. 

Stamping Offset
Paper Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
Size of the Stamps 28,8 x 40,9 mm. (verticales)
Face value of the stamps 0,85 €
Fold effects 50
Print 300.000 sellos de cada motivo

Remark:Thanks Fabienne BELTRAN for sending this FDC on the issue date.

1 comment:


excellent selection of covers.Keep up the good work


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