Category Archives: Stamps

Stamp Calendar 2013–A 12-month Overview of Life in France

Laura is working on time at school. She comes home and proudly recites the days of the week, months, and seasons off to me along with their associations–Wednesday means no school, Saturday and Sunday are the weekend, December equals Christmas, … Continue reading

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Toy Soldier Stamps and 2013 Price Increases

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.  (No scratch that…it’s beginning to feel a lot like Téléthon time again but that’s a post for another day!)  How do you know Christmas is coming?  Besides the decorations, lights and displays … Continue reading

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A bit of lace, a bit of color, a bit of UNESCO heritage

France might have its annual heart-shaped stamps but I’m lucky in that I don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to find a bit of love in my mailbox!  I wanted to share two amazing stamps that brought me huge … Continue reading

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World Karate Championships France 2012 Stamp Minisheet

Outside of Asia, France is one of the world’s martial arts powerhouses.  Both judo and karate are extremely popular across the country and French athletes regularly medal in international competitions.  France is second only to Japan in karate medals since … Continue reading

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Visit France! Europa 2012

As someone who’s always dreaming of traveling or trying to go somewhere new, I couldn’t help but smile when I heard about this year’s EUROPA tourism-centered stamp theme.  Since 1993, PostEurop has run the annual EUROPA stamp program.  Each year … Continue reading

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French Stamps: Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux

We’re having another two days of sun and spring-like weather here–as a measure of just how bad I’ve been craving being outside, you only need to look at my sunburned arms and face after yesterday’s birdwatching expedition!  Laura has been … Continue reading

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French Stamps: Tropical Fish

It’s still raining!  We’ve had one beautiful picture-perfect day in the past month and the rest have been filled with rain!  Did I mention that I’m sick of rain?  I want to get outside and explore some!  I’d like to … Continue reading

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