Catalogue Number: 2412
Spanish postage stamp portraying Daza de Valdes
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Philatelic item
Government body: Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telegrafos, S.A.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1966
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Spain
Publisher/Manufacturer: Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telegrafos, S.A.
Description Of Item: Spanish postage stamp, 30 x 18 mm, blue and purple-red, denomination 2 ptcs, and the word 'Corres' beneath the denomination, meaning Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telegrafos, S.A., trading as Correos, is the national postal service of Spain, as recognised by the Universal Postal Union.
Historical Significance: Benito Daza de Valdes (1591-1634) was a Friar and an officer of the Spanish Inquisition and also the author of what is arguably the oldest optometry textbook. It was originally written in Spanish and published in 1623 under the title Uso de los Antoios. See Cat No 2014.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: April 2014
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 14. Stamp Album