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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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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: Paris, Budapest, and Copenhagen

Three years ago the French Post started a new stamp series entitled “Capitales Européenes” (European Capitals).  Each souvenir sheet contains four stamps issued at the national first class 20g rate.  (You can see the price rise in between the second … Continue reading

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French Stamps: Portraits of Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, the French Post released a collection of 12 stamps featuring portraits of women last Thursday, March 8th.  Painting like so many other domains was considered an all-male field for centuries.  Women were considered great … Continue reading

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2012 French Stamps

As you might guess from someone who loves postcards and mail, I pay close attention to the French stamp issues.  I am not organized enough to be a stamp collector but I do appreciate nice stamps….enough so that I received … Continue reading

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