Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A French FDC

Yesterday I have shown you the postal card sent by the French post to communicate about the philatelic program of 2009. If you check the left part of the second postcard, the yellow/orange one, you can see all the modifications made in the philatelic program of the first half of the year compared to the first postcard (the blue one). In this section, at the bottom, you can see a stamp planned to be issued on the 22nd of June 2009 as a tribute to Jean Moulin.
I recently had the very nice surprise to receive from
Eric, a FDC of this stamp. Thank you very much Eric, I don’t received FDC from France so often!
Here is the cover.
Nice stamp, nice cancellation. Jean Moulin (1899-1943) was a member of the French resistance during World War II, probably the most famous one. He is known by all French people (at least he should be) and is really seen as a symbol of the resistance due to his courage and death at the hand of the Germans. If you want to know more about him, you can check this website. The portrait of Jean Moulin used on the stamp and the cancel is a very well known one. The background of the stamp pictures the house where Jean Moulin got arrested. This house is going to be a memorial that should open in 2011. The house is located in Caluire (a small city located near Lyon) where was held the first day ceremony of the stamp as you can read on the cancellation.

This is not the first stamp issued by the French postal administration and picturing Jean Moulin. A stamp was issued on the 20th of May 1957 in a set dedicated to heroes from the restistance. Here is the 1957 stamp (picture is coming from the
PHILA ECHANGE website).







1 comment:

Eric from Jura said...

salut Eric,
c'est vrai que ca fait tjrs plaisir de recevoir une jolie lettre de notre propre pays !
je suis heureux que celle-ci t'ait plu :-)
Félicitations pour cet intéressant article dans Timbres Magazine !
Tu es une star maintenant :-)
A très bientôt
Eric