Special Delivery Stamps – Spanish Sahara – 1971
Special Delivery was postal service paid for with additional postage for urgent letters and postage packets which are delivered in less time than by standard mail or First Class mail service. These articles are delivered immediately on receipt at Delivery post offices rather than waiting for next regular delivery schedule.
In 1885 ,Universal Postal Union established the basis for this speedy delivery of mail at extra charge. The special delivery stamp only paid for extra charge ,the regular postage is to be paid by postage stamps.
A Large number of Countries and Postal authorities have issued Special Delivery stamps.
Spanish Sahara issued a Special delivery stamp on 06 Sep 1971 featuring a Motorcycle with a Postal rider delivering mail (Urgent mail) .
A First Day Cover Postally used from Aaiun or El Aaiun or Laayoune in Spanish Sahara to Salzburg Austria.