Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Spain FDC
Name: JUVENIA 2009
Date of Issue: 06 November 2009

The National Exhibition of Youth Philately (Juvenia 2009) is an important philatelic event for youth stamp collecting. It has been taking place every two years and in 2009 will be held in Mieres (Asturias). From the 6 to the 14 November, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other commemorative events will take place in this XXI edition of JUVENIA. The challenge of this edition, as in previous ones is to widespread the exciting, formative and varied world of philately amongst the young ones. This XXI edition is organised by the Club Filatélico Mierense who celebrates its 50th anniversary. There will be collections on exhibition from France, Portugal and Spain. Within the programme of Juvenia there will be many activities taking place: Seminars, visits, lectures, stamp presentations etc. these events will be hosted in the hall of the main building of the University Campus of Barredo in Mieres.

Mieres borders on Ribera de Arriba, Oviedo and Langreo to the north; to the south on Lena and Aller : to the east on Langreo, San Martín del Rey Aurelio and Laviana; and to the west on Morcín and Riosa. There are remains of Celtic fortifications and mounds which evidence the existence of pre Roman inhabitants. From the Roman times there remain vestiges and inscriptions, though the importance of this municipality begins in the IX century when a number of monarchs from Asturias make important donations to its churches and jurisdictions. Mieres was part of the Jacobean Path thus its name, Mieres-on-the path. From the XIX century, the region had a buoyant coal mining industry which is nowadays in decline and up until 1970 it also had a prosperous metal industry.

The stamp depicts a view of the Requejo square with a statue of a man pouring cider in a glass and in the background there features the typical glass window galleries of this region besides the logo and text allusive to Mieres and Juvenia.

Comment: This FDC is a surprise from my Spanish friend. Francisco, please email me if you see this post.

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