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Posted 04/14/2018   7:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add graphis to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A quartet of stamps issued in early 1939...the calm between the two world wars.

Issued Jan 1939
Surtax for Public Health Works
Scott#B65
Engraver:Achille Ouvre


Issued April 1939
Army Engineer Corps.-Surtax for Monument to members of the Corps that died during WWI
Engraver:Jules Piel

Scott#B82





Ministry of Post, Telegraph & Telephone
Surtax in aid of orphans of employees pf PTT
Scott#B83
Engraver:Jules Piel





Surtax in aid of orphans
Scott#B84
Engraver:Jules Piel


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graphis, I really like those preliminary designs since
it gives you an insight on what went on in the production
of these stamps.

Is there a link to the Postal Museum of France ?
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FRANCE 1943

Personalities of the 16th Century

Scott B161 - B166

Designer & Engraver : Gabriel-Antoine Barlangue

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was a philosophers of the French Renaissance




Engraver: Achille Ouvré

François Clouet, 16th Century painter.
The stamp is based on his self-portrait.




Designer & Engraver : Georges-Léo Degorce

Ambroise Paré 1517-1590 was a French barber surgeon and anatomist.




Designer & Engraver : Raoul Serres

Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French knight & soldier





Designer & Engraver : Pierre Munier

Maximilien de Béthune, duke de Sully, nobleman, soldier and statesman.





Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré

French King Henri IV
Surtax was for national relief.




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FRANCE 1946

Personalities of the 15th Century

Scott B207 - 212

François Villon 1431-1489. French poet of the late Middle Ages

Designer & Engraver : Albert Decaris




Jean Fouquet 1415-1480, French painter

Designer : Pierre Gandon

Engraver : Jules Piel





Philippe de Commynes 1447-1511 ,writer and diplomat

Designer & Engraver : Gabriel-Antoine Barlangue





Jeanne d'Arc 1412-1431, Martyr, saint and military leader

Designer & Engraver : Albert Decaris




Jean Gerson 1363-1429 French scholar, educator, reformer, and poet

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré





Charles VII 1403-1461 French king, under whose reign the English were expelled from France, thanks partly to Jeanne d'Arc.

Designer : Paul-Pierre Lemagny

Engraver : Charles-Paul Dufresne


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FRANCE 1949

Personalities of the 18th Century

Scott B238 - B242

Montesquieu 1689-1755 French political philosopher

Designer : Paul-Pierre Lemagny

Engraver : Charles-Paul Dufresne




Voltaire 1694-1778, writer, historian, and philosopher

Designer & Engraver : Charles Mazelin
After a painting by Maurice-Quentin de Latour




Watteau 1684-1721,French painter influential in the Rococo style.

Designer & Engraver : Henry Cheffer






Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon 1707-1788 was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste.

Designer & Engraver : Gabriel-Antoine Barlangue




Joseph-François, Marquis Dupleix 1697 - 1763, Governor-General of French India

Designer & Engraver : Raoul Serres




Anne Robert Jacques Turgot 1727 - 1781, French economist and statesman

Designer : After a painting by Joseph, Baron Ducreux

Engraver : Achille Ouvré



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FRANCE 1950

Personalities from the French Revolution.

Scott B249 - B254

André Chénier 1762-1794, poet, executed by the guillotine.

Designer : after an engraving by Joseph-Benoît Suvée

Engraver : Gabriel-Antoine Barlangue






Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825 a French painter in the Neoclassical style, was arrested and jailed but survived the Terror

Designer & Engraver : René Cottet
after a self portrait by David





Lazare Carnot 1753-1823 the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars

Designer & Engraver : Henry Cheffer





Danton 1759-1794, was a leading figure in the early stages of the French Revolution.
Executed by the guillotine.

Designer : Paul-Pierre Lemagny

Engraver : Charles-Paul Dufresne




Maximilien Robespierre 1758-1794, responsible for the Reign of Terror.
Executed by the guillotine.

Designer & Engraver : Charles Mazelin





Lazare Hoche 1768-1797,general of the Revolutionary army.

Designer : After a portrait by Joseph Boze

Engraver : Achille Ouvré



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FRANCE 1951

Personalities of the 19th Century

Scott B258 - B263

Alfred de Musset 1810-1857,French dramatist, poet, and novelist

Designer : Paul-Pierre Lemagny

Engraver : Charles-Paul Dufresne




Eugène Delacroix 1799-1863, French painter

Designer & Engraver : Henry Cheffer
after a self portrait by Delacroix




Gay-Lussac 1778-1850, French chemist and physicist

Designer & Engraver : Pierre Munier





Robert Surcouf 1773-1827 French privateer

Designer & Engraver : Charles Mazelin





Talleyrand 1754-1838 , French statesman

Designer & Engraver : Achille Ouvré
after a painting by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon





Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 French Emperor

Designer & Engraver : Albert Decaris
after a tableau by Antoine-Jean Gros

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FRANCE 1952

Personalities of the 19th Century (part 2)

Scott B267 - B272


Gustave Flaubert 1821-1880, novelist

Designer :Paul-Pierre Lemagny

Engraver : Charles-Paul Dufresne 1885-1956





Edouard Manet 1852 - 1883 painter

Designer :Paul-Pierre Lemagny

Engraver : Charles-Paul Dufresne 1885-1956





Camille Saint-Saëns 1835-1921 composer

Designer :Paul-Pierre Lemagny

Engraver: Charles Mazelin 1882 - 1964




Henri Poincaré 1854 - 1912 philosopher of science and mathematics

Designer & engraver : Jean Pheulpin 1907 - 1991





Georges Eugène Haussmann 1809 - 1891 civic planner

Designer & engraver : René Cottet 1902 - 1992





Adolphe Theirs 1797 - 1877 statesman and historian.

Designer & engraver : Pierre Gandon 1899 - 1990

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Souvenir sheet of Charity Cinderellas in Aid of Musicians
Produced in conjunction with the 3rd Philatelic Eposition of Paris 1944
The images depict scenes from famous French Operas, each stamp engraved by a who's who of French Engravers at that time.
There were other SS issued:Aid to Artists in 1942 and Aid to Intellectuals issued in 1943...if someone has them maybe they can post it here.
Remember in 1944 Paris was occupied so I assume that resources for engraving and printing were limited which counts for the qulaity or lack of you see here.


Forgive the reproduction of the sheet..best the optimizer can do.


Engravers:Piel/Cottet


Engravers:Degorce/Feltesse


Engravers: Serres/Munier


Engravers:Dufresne/Cheffer


Engravers:Gandon/Barlangue


Engravers:Ouvre/Mazelin

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Preliminary design (Postal Museum of France) and stamp issued 1n 1936
of Jean Jaurès:a French Socialist leader. Initially an Opportunist Republican, he evolved into one of the first social democrats, becoming the leader, in 1902, of the French Socialist Party, which opposed Jules Guesde's revolutionary Socialist Party of France. The two parties merged in 1905 in the French Section of the Workers' International. An antimilitarist, Jaurès was assassinated at the outbreak of World War I, and remains one of the main historical figures of the French Left.



Scott#314
Engraver: Achille Ouvré

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Preliminary design (Postal Museum of France) and stamp issued 1n 1939
Surtax in aid of the Postal Museum.
Based on the painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806)





Scott#B92
Engraver:Jules Piel
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Lot's of nice stamps.
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FRANCE 1942

La Légion Tricolore (Tricolor Regiment)

These were the stamps which almost terminated Gandon's
career.
Check out this blog http://pierregandon.blogspot.ca/201...-legion.html

Designer : Éric

Engraver : Pierre Gandon

Scott B147 - B148




Scott B147a The albino impressions were not valid for postage.

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I for one am glad that Pierre Gandon was allowed to
continue engraving stamps.
These two airmails are my favourite Gandon stamps.

FRANCE 1947

UPU 12th Congress, Paris,
Ile de la Cité

Designed & engraved by Pierre Gandon

Scott C22




FRANCE 1949

ITT Congress Paris
Alexander III bridge

Designed & engraved by Pierre Gandon

Scott C228

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FRANCE 1953

Personalities from the 12th to the 20th Century

Scott B276 - B281

Saint Bernard 1091-1153, French abbot

Designer & Engraver : Jean Pheulpin





Olivier de Serres 1539-1619, author and agronomist

Designer & Engraver : Raoul Serres





Jean-Philippe Rameau 1683-1764, French composer of the Baroque era.

Designer & Engraver : Pierre Munier






Gaspard Monge 1746-1818, French mathematician

Designer : André Spitz

Engraver : René Cottet




Jules Michelet 1798-1874 , French historian

Designer & Engraver : Charles Mazelin





Maréchal Lyautey 1854-1934 , French Army general and colonial administrator

Designer : André Spitz

Engraver : Gabriel-Antoine Barlangue






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