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Collection of stamps with the traditional costumes of each Spanish province.

These are the stamps belonging to the autonomous communities of the Spanish archipielagoes the Balearic Islands/Illes Balears and the Canary Islands (Santa Cruz de Tenerife y Las Palmas), and the following former Spanish territories in Africa: Ifni (in current Morocco), Sahara (also known as the Spanish Sahara) and Fernando Poo, commonly known as Equatorial Guiena.

Colección de sellos con los trajes tradicionales de cada provincia española.

Estos son los sellos pertenecientes a las comunidades autónomas de las Islas Baleares y Canarias (Santa Cruz de Tenerife y Las Palmas), y los antiguos territorios españoles de ultramar en África de Ifni (en el actual Marruecos), el Sáhara Occidental (llamado también Sáhara español) y Fernando Poo, comúnmente conocido como Guinea Ecuatorial o Guinea Española.

Admiral Horatio Nelson wounded after the Battle of the Nile. Painted by Guy Head, circa 1800.

While Horatio Nelson was known for being victorious in battle, his successes often came at a personal price.  He lost his right arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and sight in his right eye after actions off the coast of Corsica.  During his most famous victory, the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, he was mortally wounded by a French sharpshooter.