Definitive Series 2017
Andorra Spain – The definitive series of Correos for the Principality of Andorra incorporates once again a stamp with Rate A whose printed motif is the coat of arms of the Principality, one of its national symbols along with the national flag and anthem.
The Definitive Series is probably one of the most common philatelic series in all postal operators in the world. It is fundamentally characterized by being an unlimited series, continuous and emitted for long periods of time that usually has a unique design that repeats over the years, which only changes in its face value and the color on which it’s printed.
The coat of arms of the Principality of Andorra has traditionally been formed by the union of the emblems of the four houses, alluding in pairs, to each of the two Coprinces who have jointly run the country, who at present are the bishop Of the Seu D’Urgell and president of the French Republic.
The four traditional houses are those of the bishopric of Seu d’Urgell, represented in the upper left quarter by the miter and the golden staff on gules background, the Foix County house represented in the upper right quarter with the three stripes on gold background. The other two houses are located at the bottom of the shield. In the left quarter the house of Catalonia is represented with the four stripes on gold and in the right quarter the emblem of the house of the Vizcondado of Bearne, with two cows on golden a background.The shield as a whole is framed by a decorative aureole and the Latin motto “Virtus Unita Fortior” which translated literally means “The united virtue is stronger”.
Issue Date: 13.02.2017
Size: 28.8 x 40.9 mm