Design errors - SPAIN




First one or two rejones de castigo ('lances of punishment') are stabbed into the bull's neck, before the rejoneador places up to six banderillas.
 


1920

One PTS (PESETAS) in an incorrect plural - should have been One PTA (see other stamp)
 


1920

2Cts is of course correct, but 1Cts should have been 1Ct.
 


1930

When Colombus arrived in America, he was not accompanied by a priest !
 


1930

Inverted head
 


1930

The first flight over the Rio de la Plata took place in 1912, not in 1913
 


1930

The country name is El Salvador, not San Salvador.
 


1931

The message 'Radio Vivo' is inverted on the banner.
 


1952

The island of Madagascar was forgotten.
 


1955

Inverted representation on the stamp, comparing to the original portrait.
 


1956

Why choose a descending curve to illustrate a stamp commemorating the Spanish Bureau of Statistics ?
 


1958

Inverted painting from Goya on a Spanish stamp. Loof at the Dubai stamp with the correct portrait and the correct colours.
 


1959

The correct name of the painter is LE BRUN in two words, not LEBRUN.
 


1959

Those pilars are not located in front of the central building, but at the entrance of the Escorial Memorial.
 


1960

A whale cannot float on water
 


1961

El Greco's Holy Trinity has been reduced to a duo, as the dove, representing the Holy Ghost was omitted on the stamp.
 


1962

Such a book was not in use when Jesus lived.
 


1963

No accents are used in the written Latin language.
 


1963

The horses are not connected to the carriage.
 


1965

No portrait was ever made of Francisco DE ORELLANA. We only know that he had lost one eye.
 


1965

Wrong colors on the shield og Tarragona : blue instead of red, and silver instead of gold.
 


1966

Inverted representation of the original painting. Correct on a stamp from Peru.
 


1967

Trained oxes to pull the plow synchroneously ?
 


1968

Bobsleigh with three people was not a competition at the Grenoble Winter Olympics.
 


1970

In this 'flaming sun' the number of threads are supposed to match the number of coutries in CEPT, 24 at the time the common issue of this stamp was conceived, but before the stamp was issued Jugoslavia and Malta also joined, so there should have been 26 threads (France and Andorra got it right).
 


1971

Wrong : EXTRAJEROS - Correct : EXTRANJEROS
 


1972

What a bad technique, certainly not a winners jump !
 


1976

These boxers would have been disqualified at the Olympic Games, as protection vests are obligatory for amateur boxing events
 


1976

This stamp of 1976 commemorates the 200th anniversary of the American Constitution, which was not signed until September 17th 1787.
 


1977

The Judo worldchampionship, foreseen in September 1977 in Barcelona, was cancelled for political reasons.
 


1979

This is not the ACTINIA EQUINA, but the ANEMONIA SULCATA. Correct on the stamp from Monaco.
 


1981

Planes without engines
 


1981

As the front of one of the skis is curved, one could expect that the other one should be curved too.
 


1986

Wrong : loquitud - Correct : loquitur.
 


1990

Wrong representation of the Olympic rings
 


1995

The colours of this rainbow have nothing in common with a real one.
 


2010

The designers of this stamp used without permission a photo from a professional photographer, who complained about it.