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Last Stamp

Camino(s) past & future
Senda Litoral (Sept 2018)
#1
Does the pilgrim office provide the last stamp when obtaining the Compostela? Just trying to plan the completion of my credencial. Thanks.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
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#3
Interesting. Yes, you receive the cathedral/pilgrim office stamp when receiving your compostela and often pilgrim passports have a special box/place for it. But that may not quite be the end of the story, especially if you are then going further west to Muxia/Finisterre. Or if you stay further nights in Santiago then new stamps may be added at your albergue/hostel/hotel. Or you might visit the Santiago Museo das Peregrinaciones to contemplate pilgrimage more generally - and add its stamp too.. that's a favourite last stamp of mine.
 
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
#4
Actually, the Pilgrim Office affixes TWO sellos to your credencial.

One goes over the handwritten entries, typically on the inside front cover to signify that this credencial is now CLOSED and may not be used again to seek a Compostela. This prevents 'double-dipping."

The second sello goes in place, as the final sello in your chronological progression of sellos.

People who are seeking only sellos, and not a Compostela or other certificate, only get the second stamp. This holds open the possibility of their changing their mind the next day and returning for a Compostela... It happens.

On the other hand, the "solo sello" folks do not have to wait in the longish queues. Once they tell the security fellow that they only desire the sello as evidence that they arrived at the office and final destination, they are immediately taken care of. This reduces the number of folks waiting.

Hope this helps.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francis
(2014) SJPDP-SDC
(2015) SJPDP-Burgos
(2016)) Burgos-V-Franca -(2017) SDC
(2017) Fin-Mux-SDC
#5
Actually, the Pilgrim Office affixes TWO sellos to your credencial.

One goes over the handwritten entries, typically on the inside front cover to signify that this credencial is now CLOSED and may not be used again to seek a Compostela. This prevents 'double-dipping."

The second sello goes in place, as the final sello in your chronological progression of sellos.

People who are seeking only sellos, and not a Compostela or other certificate, only get the second stamp. This holds open the possibility of their changing their mind the next day and returning for a Compostela... It happens.

On the other hand, the "solo sello" folks do not have to wait in the longish queues. Once they tell the security fellow that they only desire the sello as evidence that they arrived at the office and final destination, they are immediately taken care of. This reduces the number of folks waiting.

Hope this helps.
Spot on t2andreo.
 

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