Thursday, July 20, 2017

A stunning abstract

Philippe sent this amazing abstract design. I love how the stamps (and my address!) fit perfectly on the envelope.



12 comments:

  1. This is perfect!
    But it was a bit expensive, wasn't it?

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    1. The stamps are in francs so it makes 8.80 francs which is around 1.3 euro. So the right price for a letter to US.

      The enevelop is really stunning. As a lot of Philippe s work.

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    2. I thought so, but I didn't know if it is still allowed to send this kind of stamps, in francs. In Spain, you can't sent stamps in pesetas any more.

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    3. In France all stamps issued since the beginning are valid for postage except few ones that have been forbidden to be used as postage.

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    4. Forbidden stamps? What's the story behind them? Would love to hear more, if you have time. Thx.

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    5. That's good. In Spain, all you can do is exchange them. And you can't do that in all the post offices.

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    6. Stamps picturing Marechal Petain are forbidden on mails since the end of WWII. Some other stamps have been removed from allowed postage because of thechinal reasons.

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  2. Très belle enveloppe ? c'est un feutre blanc style signo pour les petits doddlings et l'adresse ?

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    1. I think so - the white ink is a little raised on the black envelope.

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  3. Wow. He was a Nazi collaborator! Mon Dieu! Now I see why those might be forbidden. What a clever design and layout.

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    1. Philippe is the master of clever design.

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