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Catalonia's cinderellas

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In May/june 1952 it was held in Barcelona the 25th International Eucharistic Congress. Used by Franco's regime to cleanse its bad (well deserved) international image. The undergroung Catalanist opposition, took also advantage to show the world, that Catalonia was still alive. For example a gigant Catalan flag was flown from the hills backing Barcelona, at the very moment went a big mass, attended by Franco himself, was being celebrated at Barcelona's main avenue.
To support this event a minisheet with four cinderellas well designed and printed (by the printer Oliva de Vilanova, responsible also for the Barcelona's local stamps)and two sepparate ones. The donative for the sheet was of 15 pta (today, 40 €) and for the two items, 0.5 pta (today 1 €) and 1 pta, corrected to 0.25 pta.

Just to give you and idea of the real cost: on the same years the people of Barcelona staged a two weeks strike of no taking the tram (by then, the most popular públic transport), the first strike under the fascist dictatorship, to protest for a rise of just 15 cents (0.15/186 €) on the tram faré. No wonder, these cinderellas sold very badly and you're still able to buy them quite cheap. But, the quality is good.





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Just as a sample, I show two cinderellas of the "Album Catalunya" (April - October 1933).
The first one depicts Pau Casals, better known worldwide by the Spanish translation of "Pablo Casals", (el Vendrell, Catalonia, 1876 - Puerto Rico, USA, 1973). Perhaps the best cello payer in the history. Author of the UN anthem, he played in 1963 at the White House for Pres. JFK.




Pau/Pablo Ruiz Picasso (Málaga, Spain, 1881 - Mougins, France, 1973) Although, Spanish born, Picasso spent all his youth in Barcelona, where he had lifelong friends, spoke fluent Catalan and considered himself one of us. So, its fit that he's is on the Catalunya Album, among the other Catalan painters of the time.





The Catalan text under the cinderella reads: "The purest modern painting representative. The colectionists compete for his works"
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