Sunday, 26 August 2012

Spanish football and a warning



An unusual map of Spain showing the principal football teams with a stamp carrying a useful warning about a useful object.


It shows what I would call a mobile phone, and others call a cell phone, or if you're French, a portable.  The slogan using my translation says: "Drive carefully!" while on the mobile itself the message reads "Lose the call, not your life".  It's one of a set of three stamps issued in 2012, all with similar slogans.  The other two address pollution and speeding.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"

12 comments:

  1. A warning that could go out here too, though I can't imagine it appearing on a GB stamp - I'm now trying to think of any GB stamps that address safety issues (haven't thought of any as I type).

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  2. a very important message... though I wonder how many people who use mobiles (while driving) also use stamps?

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  3. An important message on this stamp!

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  4. Love the card and wish folks would pay attention to the warning

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  5. love the message..short and powerful!
    btw, i love the German word for a cell-phone..das Handy :)

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    1. das Handy? I didn't know that one - love it!

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  6. A warning that always needs reinforcing. Lisa has me looking for a GB stamp related to safety - no luck so far.

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  7. Funny to read so many comments praising this stamp when I have been sulking all year for its dull image! (I need to use it everytime I want to send a card or letter to Europe, they don't sell any other).

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  8. With wide open roads and a sense of entitlement, this is a real problem in the USA. talking away while passing through dangerous intersections. I don't like it, you can tell. Great stamp!

    Thanks for participating!

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  9. Great journey around the football grounds of Spain, hopefully not using your mobile phone. A useful message, it always horrifies me seeing drivers talking on their mobiles on roundabouts.

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  10. Mobile phones are lethal when you're driving! I agree - lose the call!

    I learned on holiday that they take football very seriously. One man sulked for two days after Barca lost to Real Madrid.

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