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Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

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Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937) Postal Historians: Francisco Carreas Candi (1862-1937)

Francesco Carreas Candi was one of the greatest Spanish postal historians.

He was born in Barcelona on July 4, 1852.

His many works on philately include ‘Las Tarjetas postales enEspaña’ (0n Spanish postcards), published in 1902, and ‘Emisiones Fiscales de los Barcelone’ (Fiscal Stamps of the Legal College of Barcelona) published in 1905. Candi’s ‘Estudos Postales’ (Postal Studies) appeared in 1908 and ‘Idea de la Filatelia Española’ (Spanish Philately) followed in 1918.

The Spanish Government appointed candi vice-consul of the Dominican Republic in 1898, and he later became consul-general. He represented the Dominican Republic at the Universal Postal Union Congress in Berne in 1900, and also at the Rome Congress in 1908.

source: philatelicdatabase.com