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France : The SCF Cinderella Catalogue.

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Posted 02/05/2023   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Thematic:Constellations.
Any members explain the Vignette / Icon please?


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The hippocampus from mythology. They drew Poseidon's chariot.
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And here is one that I was hoping to find an ID for in this thread but no joy so far. It looks to be WWII to me but other than the initials in the upper corner, I cannot see who may have issued it.


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Commissariat Général aux Prisonniers de Guerre Rapatriés

1944? I have a bookmark to a page with the various values described. I'll dig it out.

ETA: It is 1944. This is the low value of six. Here is some more information (in French):
http://1f50bersier.free.fr/vignette.php
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The hippocampus from mythology. They drew Poseidon's chariot.


Thank you.
I think I have seen it on stamps before, but never gave it much heed.

Great Link for French Cinderellas too !


Hippocampus Antiquorum (Adriatic)

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Cjd Thank you for the link. As it suggested in the description, the portrait really is quite striking.
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The hippocampus---important brain structure (aren't they all). Functions include memory recall, spatial orientation. So-called because if its resemblance to the beautiful sea creature. My major research focus for 30 years.
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What makes a Cinderella. I know the basic definition but how about something like this? It was used in a Philatelic Sense and it was issued, kind of, by the French government. However, it's intended use was not enforced and it is not recognized by all Stamp catalogues, most notably by Scott. Admittedly, they are notorious for being very choosy about what they will or will not have an entry for, but....








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