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Documents and manuscripts

Old manuscripts dated back from more than three centuries of history!

The ideal section for lovers of stamp collecting, palaeography and for those keen on exceptional and singular bundles. Go deep into the root of knowledge by purchasing our wide section of old manuscripts and ancient documents.

In each of these manuscripts you will find information closed to property transfers, censuses, feudal incomes, royal charters, legal issues, manumission of slaves and chaplaincies. In addition to other historical collectable documents which be useful to complete your collection of vintage revenue stamps.

Most people give assurance that in former times, it took place an exchange between people and it seems that a bilateral contract in stamped paper was signed alike. Within documents and ancient documents, we could highlight legal writings such as inheritances, boundary line agreements, codicils, privileges, books of territorial laws or pious work.

Classification of old manuscripts by its antiquity:

Manuscripts from XVII and XVIII centuries, considered as the oldest documents from our shop window. Some of the most accurate proofs of its historical transcendency is reflected through the use of Spanish auric, sealing wax, watermarks as well as stamps made with an old Spanish coin as currency (maravedíes) and bookbindings made in parchment paper to protect its already amber-coloured tone, in which the ink gleams full of an ethereal shine.

Manuscripts from XIX century, they make reference to handwritten documents which cover different procedures: notarial, legal, property transfers as well as dry stamps and official stamps quantified in ‘reales de vellón’ (old Spanish copper coin).  It should be noted the bundle which comprises property transfers made in Seville between XVIII and XIX centuries. All of which are signed beautifully with elaborated flourish.

The XX century documents collect old writings such as manuscripts, more recent handouts, municipal papers and of military division, letters and correspondence from both enterprises and private use.
The emergence of typographical printing is noticeable by its reading, also stamps become expressed in ‘pesetas’, its date of issue disappears and the embellishment of its calligraphy decreases.

If you are a lover of palaeography and archival science or maybe you are studying sealed paper and Spanish tax stamps, you will be delightful with this section devoted to you!

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