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Stamps of France: Radio-TV Centre Opening (1963)

By |April 27th, 2016|

Here is an issue for those interested in Telecommunications history. This 20c. blue-grey, yellow-chestnut stamp was issued to celebrate the Opening of the Radio-T.V. Centre in Paris in 1968. Designed and engraved by Combet.

Stamps of Syria: Alexandretta (1938)

By |March 7th, 2016|

The Sandjak (district) of Alexandretta, formerly part of Syria, was detached in April 1938 and administered by the French, pending a decision on its future. Syrian stamps were overprinted 'Sandjak d'Alexandrette' and issued between April and December 1938. Following a decision of the League of Nations, Alexandrette was ceded to Turkey.

Map of Algeria (1921)

By |February 27th, 2016|

For stamp collectors and postal historians of French Colonies, this French map shows Algeria in 1921.

Stamps of France: Winter Relief Fund (1941)

By |February 18th, 2016|

These two stamps formed the Winter relief Fund issue for France in 1941. Engraved by Ouvré and Serres. Recess Perf 13 Released March 4, 1941

Stamps of France: International Railway Congress (1937)

By |February 10th, 2016|

This issue celebrated the 13th International Railway congress held in Paris in 1937. It featured: 30c. Electric Train 1 f. 50 Stream-lined locomotive Engraved by Achille Ouvré and Degorce. Recess.

Stamps of France: Alfred de Musset (1951)

By |December 16th, 2015|

Map of French Indo-China (1886)

By |December 1st, 2015|


Stamps of France: Red Cross Issue (2015)

By |November 14th, 2015|


Stamps of Togo: 70th Stamp Anniversary (1967)

By |October 22nd, 2015|

This set of eight stamps celebrated Togo's 70th Stamp Anniversary, showing philatelic scenes and reproductions of Togo stamps. 5 fr. Philatelic auction 10 fr. Philatelic exhibition 15 fr. Counter sale 20 fr. Vending machine 30 fr. Counter sale 45 fr. Vending machine Airmail: 90 fr. Philatelic auction 105 fr. Father and Son with stamp album Designed by M.

Stamps of France: Stamp Day (1972)

By |September 18th, 2015|

This Stamp Day issue from France showed a Rural Postman of 1894. Designed and engraved by J.

Stamps of France: Stamp Day (1968)

By |September 14th, 2015|

This stamp featured a Rural Postman of 1830 and celebrated Stamp Day in 1968. Designed and engraved by Béquet. Perf 13. Released March 16, 1968

Map of Mayotte (Comoros Group)

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other islands of the Comoros group in 1843.

Stamps of France: Travelling Post Office Issue (1944)

By |September 1st, 2015|

We have had articles on Travelling Post Offices, postcards and videos on Philatelic Database..

Stamps of France: French Sailing Ships (1972)

By |July 19th, 2015|

This sailing ships issue from France featured the Newfoundland Bank Fishing boat the 'Côte d'Emeraude'. Designed by R. Chapelet and engraved by C. Durrens. Recess Perf 13 Released May 6, 1972 Ship details: 40 metres long, more than 9 m large, equipped of 14 doris, the Newfoundland banks fishing ship COTE d'EMERAUDE used to leave Dinard between 1925 and 1941 to catch the cod near Canada and Greenland coasts. Her crew of 35 men used to put back about 450 tons of fish at every campaign.

Stamps of France: French Revolution Anniversary (1939)

By |July 16th, 2015|

This stamp celebrated (not the word I would have chosen!) the 150th Anniversary of the French Revolution. It depicted the "Oath of the Tennis Court" Designed by André Spitz after L. David. Engraved A.