Archive for the ‘France’ Category

#1114 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 10/04/09

TAAF 100409Here is anothe beautiful cover from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! The cover was cancelled with postmark of Martin-de-Viviès  on April 4 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

The left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “minerals” series and depicts a tourmaline crystal. The three stamps on top are part of the “Elephant Seal” mini-sheet, which was issued on January 1, 2008. The stamp on the right depicts a pyrite crystal. It was issued on January 1, 2009.

On the back there is the mission cachet of the 61st mission.
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See also: #548 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île Amsterdam 11/04/20

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#1078 France 16/10/26

france-161026This very nice FDC from France was sent by Jean-Pierre, thank you very much! It was issued in Château-Chinon on October 26 and arrived on October 28, 2016.

The left stamp commemorates the former French president François Mitterrand (1916–1996).

#1057 France 16/01/22

France 160122-2Philippe has sent this nice cover from France, thank you! It was posted at the Place Bellecour in Lyon on January 22 and arrived on January 25, 2016.

The attached stamp is the 2015 EUROPA stamp, which was issued on May 4, 2015.

#1053 France 16/06/05

France 160606Jean-Pierre has sent this nice first day cover from France, thank you! It was posted in Paris on June 5 and arrived on June 8, 2016.

The stamp depicts the painting “Lost Illusions” by Charles Gleyre (1806–1874).

#1018 France 15/12/23

France 151223This very nice cover with special Christmas postmark was sent by Roland, thank you! It was posted in Paris on December 23 and arrived on December 29, 2015.

The right stamp was issued on June 11, 2012.

#1014 France 16/01/22

France 160122Jean-Pierre has sent this nice FDC from France, thank you!

The FDC was issued on January 22 and arrived on January 28, 2016. It commemorates the American painter Mark Rothko (1903–1970).

#990 France 15/10/12

France 151012-2Mr. A. has sent this very nice cover from France, thank you! It was posted in Dunkirk (Dunkerque) on October 12 and arrived on October 15, 2015.

The top stamps are part of the sets “Famous Frenchmen”, which were issued on February 14 and April 11, 1970. They commemorate Maurice de Broglie (1875–1960),  Louis Le Vau (1612–1670), Philibert de l’Orme (c. 1514–1570), and Édouard Branly (1844–1940).

The bottom left stamp was issued on March 26, 1949. It commemorates the Stamp Day.

#982 France 15/10/12

France 151012Jean-Pierre has sent this very nice FDC from France, thank you! It was posted on October 12 and arrived on October 14, 2015.

The mini-sheet commemorates the Ballet Preljocaj.

#978 Council of Europe 15/10/02

France - Council of Europe 151002This very nice first day cover from the Council of Europe was sent by Olivier, thank you very much! It was posted in Strasbourg on October 2 and arrived on October 6, 2015.

The stamp commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Flag of Europe.

#940 France 15/05/29

France 150529Roland has sent this nice FDC from France, thank you! It was issued in Paris on May 29 and arrived on June 2, 2015.

#936 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Îles Glorieuses 15/01/19

TAAF 150119This very nice cover from the Glorioso Islands (Îles Glorieuses) was sent by Roland, thank you very much! It was cancelled on January 19 and arrived on May 11, 2015.

The stamp is a joint issue with the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles. It was issued on October 9, 2014 and depicts the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).

See also: #300 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Îles Glorieuses 10/02/12

#921 French Polynesia 15/03/31

French Polynesia 150331This beautiful cover from French Polynesia was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Mahina (Tahiti) on March 31 and arrived on April 13, 2015.

The two stamps on the left are part of the mini-sheet, which depicts the new banknotes of 2014. The mini-sheet was issued on January 20, 2014.

The stamps on the right are part of a set, which was issued on January 29, 2015 and commemorates some professions.

See also: #471 French Polynesia 11/01/26

#916 Saint Martin 15/02/13

St Martin 150213Here is another beautiful cover from the Caribbean, which was sent by Radim, thank you very much! It was posted in Grand Case on February 13 and arrived on February 27, 2015.

The right stamp is part of the set “French Overseas Territories”, which was issued on November 25, 2011.

See also: #765 Saint Martin 14/02/25

#915 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Europa 14/10/17

TAAF Europa 141017Here is another amazing cover from the TAAF, thank you Jean Pierre! The cover is a FDC, which was cancelled on Europa Island on October 17, 2014 and arrived on April 8, 2015.

#911 Saint Barthélemy 15/02/11

St Barthelemy 150211Radim has sent this beautiful cover from St. Barthélemy, thank you! It was posted in St. Jean on February 11 and arrived on February 18, 2015.

The left stamp (issued on January 11, 2014) commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Anne de Bretagne (1477–1514).

The stamp on the right is part of the set “French Overseas Territories”, which was issued on November 25, 2011.

See also: #295 Saint Barthélemy 10/02/26

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