Thursday, June 30, 2011

The new 2011 Marianne stamps are here

July 1st in France rhyme with postal rates increase hence new Marianne stamps! The 7 new Marianne will be available today. No new design, it will still be the Marianne de Beaujard but with new values and colors.

You can have a look at those new Marianne here

Buy your French stamps directly from La Poste

Did you know? You can order all the new France stamps issues directly on La Poste (the French postal service) webpage? They have a shopping cart, with credit card payment. Shipping charges are 4.50 € for all orders under 40 €, free for orders over 40 euros (2.50 euros extra for registered mail on any order under 100 euros). Orders over 100 euros ships for free (by registered mail only).

Please don't forget that depending where you live, you could be subject to duty charges, collected by your government. All packages send by La Poste have their custom declaration forms filled with the value of your purchase.

Here's the link to La poste philatelic website

Welcome to collecting France stamps blog

Welcome to the collecting France stamps blog. This blog was started as a complement to my collecting France postage stamps webpage.

The blog will feature the latest news about France stamps, pictures of France stamps collection, links and various philatelic news.

I hope to see you around, feel free to post comments or questions, I will do my best to answer.