Altea will travel the world

LAUNCH: Jaume Llinares tried out the postmarkPhoto credit: Altea town hall

ALTEA’S Correos sorting office has a new postmark, featuring the town’s emblematic church dome. 

The design has a background of fireworks, suggesting the annual display let off each August from the La Olla beach but was cancelled this year owing to the Covid-19 health crisis. 

Those attending the presentation included Altea’s mayor Jaume Llinares,  Paco Zaragoza from Altea’s Club Filatelico, who proposed the postmark initiative, Jose Ivars, president of the regional philately association FASFILCOVA and Rafael Ramon Mompo who is Altea’s Correos manager and also the town hall’s Finance and Personnel councillor. 


Speaking as head of the local Corrreos, Mompo thanked all those involved in designing and producing the postmark which will take the church dome and La Olla fireworks “throughout the world.” 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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