30 December 2013

Old Money


Last month I received this stamp on a postcard from John (the UK). He explained me that he stuck it just as a sticker, because it is "old money". Also in November Heleen (the Netherlands) sent me a lot of gulden stamps because it was the last time she could use them (what a pity!).

In Spain the euro replaced the peseta, in 2002, so we were obliged to change the stamps too. I remember stamps in pesetas were allowed for a short period after. Still now you can exchange them in post offices (you must go to a special post office if you have more than... 600 euros? Something like that).

I wonder if a lot of people have faced this problem...

4 comments:

  1. Have you????
    I hope it wasn't your case!!! ;)

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    1. No, happily I haven't!

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  2. Not here in the USA. That does seem sad....

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    1. Yes, if you are the kind of people who try to match the stamps (so you keep them for long time...). Not a problem in Morocco, where they sell me the same stamp again and again...!

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