Saturday, March 29, 2014

2014 China-France Joint Issue

France issued 2 new stamps as part of a joint issue with China. The theme is the special, and fragile link between a city and its river. The stamps feature Paris and the Seine and the other one feature the city on Qinhuai and the Nankin river. One is for local mail and the other is for international 20 grams international post.

France China 2014 stamps joint issue

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Way Of Saint James New France 2014 Souvenir Sheet

This is the third souvenir sheet in a series started in 2012. This year the souvenir sheet depict views from the city of Pons, Moissac, Auch and Bazas. Face values of the stamps are 0,83 euros (which is the rate for 20 grams letters to the European Union countries).

This is a beautiful engraved souvenir sheet. Issue date: March 17th 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 First France Art Stamps

Tokyo is the name of this photography by artist Maxime Bruno. It's an high face value at 1,65 euros.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

If You Think a Cow is a Cow, Think Again

This new France 2014 booklet features 12 different cows found in different French regions. Includes: Armoricaine, Béarnaise, Casta, Bordelaise, Bretonne Pie Noir, Ferrandaise, Lourdaise, Maraîchine, Mirandaise, Nantaise, Saosnoise and illard de Lans. These are all rare cows, protected and raised because they are part of the French patrimony. The don't produce as much as our modern cows, but are important nonetheless.