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07 February 2020

Victoria Zorzano, Radio Announcer

French Andorra: Victoria Zorzano, Radio Announcer, 7 February 2020. Images from Philandorre.

Information from La Poste:

Issue date: 08/02/2020
Author: BEAUJARD Sophie
Theme: Famous people
Number of stamps per sheet: 20
Intaglio printing technique
Dimensions: 30 X 40.85
Legal notices: Creation and engraving Sophie Beaujard, layout Stéphanie Ghinéa. On ap. photo Govern d’Andorra – Arxiu Nacional d’Andorra – Jean Gabriel Seruzier

The first speaker to speak at Radio Andorra’s microphone was called Maria Escrihuela but she will never have the celebrity of Victoria Zorzano, who succeeded her and who became the real “” Mademoiselle Aqui “”. This former Spanish nun fled the civil war that bloodied her country and took refuge in Andorra. She was hired at Radio Andorra in 1939 and inaugurated the antenna by saying for the first time the words “” Aqui Radio Andorra “”. She will become a real myth for millions of Europeans fascinated by her melodious voice which will relieve them in these hours of suffering. Throughout the war, she received thousands of letters from listeners of all nationalities and from soldiers on all fronts. After

This stamp is only valid from the Principality of Andorra.

Information from Philandorre:

Victoria ZORZANO
Issued February 7, 2020

cachet_VictoriaThe € 1.40 stamp “Victoria ZORZANO (1908-1998)”, issued on February 7, was intaglio printed on the TD 202 press in sheets of 20.
Its circulation is 60,000 copies. The dated corner is 14.11.19.

The stamp was designed and engraved by Sophie BEAUJARD, and laid out by Stéphanie GHINÉA from a photo by Arxiu Nacional d’Andorra / Jean-Gabriel SÉRUZIER (1905-1994).

NOTE:  Philandorre states the issue date as 7 February; La Poste, Colnect and StampWorld all list 8 February as the first day of issue; the illustrated postmark reads 7 March.

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