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Posted 05/25/2020   10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any help would be great thank you.



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Posted 05/25/2020   10:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fernando Po, as shown on the stamps.
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Posted 05/25/2020   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
GeoffHa, thank you. What Scott calatlog would I find these in? I am having some trouble. Thank you.
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Posted 05/25/2020   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fernando Po is listed in my Scott Volume 2.
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Posted 05/25/2020   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you
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Posted 05/26/2020   12:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fernando Po is an island in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa, and together with the islands of Elobey, Annobon and Corisco was administered by Spanish Guinea. It seems to have issued its own stamps from 1868 until 1908, with a set of Spanish stamps overprinted for use there in 1929. It is interesting about the name, because the official name is Fernando Po, with the Po part pronounced as in Edgar Allen Poe, but on all the stamps it seems to be spelled "Poo" which of course must have made every schoolboy who ever came across one of the stamps dissolve in hysterical laughter. What is strange is that as far as I know, there is no double "O" in the Spanish language, so I don't know where the name derives from.
Incidentally, these are revenue stamps overprinted for use as postage stamps.
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Edited by waddsbadds - 05/26/2020 12:27 am
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Posted 05/26/2020   12:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that there is no "oo" in written Spanish. I actually looked this up a long time ago because it was just plain weird. The territory is named after the explorer who discovered it, Fernao do Po, who was PORTUGUESE. Apparently his name is also spelled Poo.
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Edited by shermae - 05/26/2020 12:42 am
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The Navigator Fernão do Pó in Spanish is Fernando Poo. Póo and Pó are variations on this spelling. Póo would be pronounced Po-o even without the tilde. Thus Poo suffices. This is the spelling used for what is now the island of Bioko.

A double o written at the end of a Spanish word is rare, but not unheard of. When it occurs, the word is borrowed from a foreign language or a shortened version of another word. An example is the word "zoo." As a shortened version of "parque zoológico" it would become zo-o.

It is possible to double vowels: cooperación. These must be pronounced individually. Doubling of consonants in Spanish is rare; only one consonant can be doubled, being the c.
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Edited by NSK - 05/26/2020 10:57 am
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Posted 05/26/2020   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And the l (llena) and the r (tierra)
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@vayolene:

No, ll and rr are letters of the spanish alphabet. they are not doubled.
A Spanish dictionary such as the RAE has a section Ll between L and M. Rr does not occur at the start of a word.
Ll is a completely different letter from l-l and rr is completely different from r-r.

ll-e-n-a and not l-l-e-n-a
t-(i-e)-rr-a and not t-(i-e)-r-r-a.

CH also is a letter and not a combination as Dutch has, where ch is a soft g-sound, but not a letter.

Interestingly, you chose a diptongue "ie."
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Edited by NSK - 05/26/2020 11:46 am
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Posted 05/26/2020   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And what about the n (innovación) ?
CaRoLiNa (that was a way to remember them,not for pronunciation of course,only for writing)
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Posted 05/26/2020   12:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are correct. That only occurs when in is placed in front of another word that starts with an n.

Ñ is a separate one again. The 21st edition RAE paperback has pages 1456 and 1457 dedicated to Ñ. It follows the n-section and precedes the o-section. It is a letter and there are words that start with it.

It also has a k-section. But the k is not really a Spanish letter. These are all foreign words. Spanish uses either c or qu for that sound. W is another foreign letter, but has no alternative.
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Edited by NSK - 05/26/2020 12:53 pm
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