Monday, December 30, 2013

French Philately Quote Of The Year: By Inna Shevchenko

I think this quote sums up the controversy regarding the new Marianne 2014 stamps:

Now a little background. The latest Marianne stamps design, issued this year, was inspired by Femen leader Inna Shevchenko and it sparked a lot of controversy, especially from right-wing Christians. The topless Femen leader was seen hacking a cross in one of her public appearance.

  Inna Chevchtchenko
By FEMEN Women's Movement (Flickr: FEMEN "Blue Bucket"  protest) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

France 2013 Complete Mint Collection

Now available at La Poste, the complete 2013 yearbook. Priced at 87 euros it contains all stamps and souvenir sheets issued in 2013. Note that it includes only the regular "philatelic" gummed issues. None of the so called "collector"  adhesive souvenir sheets (which amount at a couple of hundreds euros per years).

France 2013 collection
France 2013 collection available at La Poste