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Spain issued their first stamps in 1850. All five values showed a portrait of Queen Isabella II. The denominations were: 6 Centimos (Cs), 12 Cs, 5 Reales (R), 6 R and 10 R. Today’s stamp is the most expensive stamp from the series. This 10 Reales (R) stamp has a catalog value of approx. $5,000.