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Achille Ouvré (1872-1951).

Even though he isn't as well known as Piel or Gandon or Decaris
in my opinion he was one of the best of the early French stamp
engravers, especially when one considers his portraitures.
He was also different in that he strictly worked on steel
engraved dies but none for typographic printing which many
French engravers of the 1930's did.

Here is his first issued stamp.

France Scott 295 1934

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Joseph Jacquard-Lyon, inventor of an improved loom
for figure weaving.


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France Scott 296 & 297 1934

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

400th Anniversary of Cartier "discovering" what is now
Canada.




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France Scott C7 1934

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

1st flight across the English Channel by Louis Blériot

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Beautiful work. This page has images of many more (but not all) of the stamps he created:

http://artinstamps.blogspot.com/201...e-ouvre.html

Dennis
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Thank you StamperMA for your interest and the link
which I hadn't seen before.

I have almost all of his French stamps which I hope to show
eventually.

I do not have his colonial stamps and Monaco, Andorra.

Perhaps separate threads showing those would be better ?
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France Scott 303 1935

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Victor Hugo



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France Scott 304 1935

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

300th Anniversary of founding of French Academy
by Cardinal Richelieu

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France Scott B43 1935

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Symbolic of Music.
Surtax was for distressed and exiled intellectuals.




The stamp was reissued in 1936 with a 20c surcharge.

France Scott B47 1936



Here are both for colour comparison


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France Scott C8 - C12 1936 ( missing are the 2 high values C13 & 14)

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Plane over Paris.







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France Scott B44 & B45

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Statue of Liberty
Surtax for the aid of political refugees


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France Scott 314 1936

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Jean Jaurčs, socialist politician




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France Scott B48 (1936) & B55 (1938)

Same design, different colour and denomination.

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Jacques Callot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Callot
Surtax was for unemployed intellectuals.
Makes me curious as to who/what/how helped the unemployed
common worker.



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France Scott 327 1937

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

13th annual Railroad Congress

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France Scott B64 (1937)& B65 (1939)
Same design, different colour & denomination.

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

"France and Infant"
Surtax was used for public health work.





Inscribed on the stamp is Pour sauver la race which
translates as "To save the race"

Actually what the stamp is really about is written
here on this fine site about French designers and engravers.

http://www.phil-ouest.com/Timbre.ph...er_race_1937

In the nineteenth century venereal diseases, widespread among sailors, were considered a scourge that could endanger humanity as a whole.
The fee of this stamp was for the Society of Sanitary and Moral Prophylaxis founded by Professor Alfred Fournier
first Professor of skin diseases and syphilis at the Saint Louis Hospital (Paris )
This stamp therefore demonstrates that this scourge was still regarded in the 30s as a threat to all humanity .

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France Scott B51 (1936) & B57 (1938)
Same design, different colour and denomination.

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Victor Hugo, French author and poet.
Surtax was for relief of unemployed intellectuals.



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France Scott B56 1938

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

Hector Berlioz , French Romantic composer


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