I love the engraved issues of this period from France and this stamp is no exception. Designed and engraved by
This is the first of a series of enjoyable articles extracted from “More Fun with Stamps” (1958) by Dianne Doubtfire & Kay Horowicz. We have cut the title down to “Fun with Stamps” on PDb as we do not have a copy of the first in the series. We will continue to publish more of these articles in due course. We have retained the original charming illustrations. Perhaps you’re saying, ‘But I know how the post is carried now – it’s carried by van, train, boat or aeroplane, finishing up with a postman on a bicycle or on foot.’ And you’re perfectly right. But did you know that letters also travel by means of pigeons, bottles, casks, tin cans, dog sledges, camels, trams, buses, helicopters, balloons, underground railways and rockets?