Nevertheless I am going to proceed with what I had in mind to see if I can get there in the end.
My favourite market stallholder seems to have bought up the collection of a man from the town of Hartlepool. Among a number of first day covers, I found this:
|Philatelic Souvenir from Spain|
Inside the envelope was a hand written message on a card.
From this I have deduced that Mother and Dad had begun their holiday in Spain and as you can see the plane was new. Boeings 737s started commercial services in 1968; unfortunately the date on the postmark can't be seen but could have been in the early 1970s.
The postmark tells us the envelope was posted at Malgrat; Malgrat de Mar is situated in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.
The two CEPT stamps with the Europa Bird were first issued in 1961.
The stamps on the bottom row show the Costa Brava and Lope de Vega, author, playwright and poet (1562-1635)
On the top row from left to right are:
- Torla in the province of Huesca, Aragon. Take a good look at the stamp and compare it with this picture ex wikipedia
|Torla (by Gordito1869 - 1987 - CC BY 3.0)|
- Nave Medieval - medieval ship.
- Betanzosica, Corunna - Emblem, church stamp issued 1967
- Catedral Sevilla - Seville Cathedral issued in 1965.
Don't forget to visit the usual crowd at Viridian's Sunday-stamps-103