The Cadete issue (1901-1909)

This issue generally consists of 12 values from 2 céntimos up to 10 pesetas. The 15 cts and the 40 cts value stamps were printed in different colours/shades so that at least there exist 15 main numbers in the catalogues. One fact that makes them quite interesting for collectors: They are the first Spanish stamps with control numbers on the reverse side (cifras de control). Also, they show some retouches, especially with the 15 cts value.

Engraver: Bartolomé Maura Montaner | Recess printing of the F.N.M.T. | Sheets of 200 (5, 10, 15 and 25 cts) and 100 (all others) | Perforation: 14 (comb) | First issued: 01.01.1901 (except the 15 cts. lilac shades and the 40 cts. rose) | Valid until: 11.01.1935 | Control numbers on the reverse