12 Months, 12 Stamps – Caceres


Spain – Following with the series 12 months, 12 stamps, Correos dedicates in this occasion a new emission to the province of Cáceres. The stamp represents the letters CC, recalling the old license plates of vehicles and, within these letters, reproduce some of the most emblematic symbols of this place. The paprika of the Vera, one of the most famous condiments of our country, used in hundreds of recipes and that provides a very characteristic flavor. The paprika is a product with Denomination of Origin and is the result of the grinding of red peppers.

The Peropalo or Pero Palo is the particular form that the inhabitants of Villanueva de la Vera have to celebrate the carnival. The festival simulates a popular trial of an evildoer and has remained until the present being part of the tradition of this region.

The Wild Cat is very similar to a domestic cat, although its appearance is larger and has a larger size, with broad head and short muzzle. It is a great hunter of rodents, small birds and, above all, mice.

The Iberian ham of the zone of Extremadura has D.O. Dehesa de Extremadura. The area of ??production of Extremadura ham is concentrated mainly in meadows of cork oaks and holm oaks of Cáceres and Badajoz. La Torreo de Sande an impressive tower built in the 14th century, presents a superb defensive mattacán, in addition to a ajimez window and other elements of Gothic style. It was part of a manor house now missing.

The flower of the Jara is a precious species of white that is born in a typical shrub of the zone. Its branches are reddish and very fragrant.

At the bottom of the stamp we can see the roofs of the city of Trujillo, emblematic city of Spain in which great figures were born as Francisco Pizarro or the conqueror Francisco de Orellana. Its streets contain Roman and medieval vestiges. The lower strip of the stamp shows a red strip in allusion to the color of the flag of the province on which the name of the same is written.

Issue Date: 16.04.2017
Process: Offset
Size: 35 x 24.5 mm
Values: Tarifa A