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Posted 07/03/2010   11:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Puzzler to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is an opened booklet of 20 different stamps.

I am wondering what these guys are. Generals and Admirals I would hazard a guess.

My French is not good. To me it looks like The French Ladies Association of the French Red Cross and the military gentlemen's names below.

This has been folded about three stamps in and then somewhat creased here and there throughout also. It looks like it was originally stapled into a booklet of some sort.

The other stamps and covers this was amongst could be dated to around 1947-9.

The only ones of these I could find on eBay or Delcampe at this tine were one stamp (the left most lower purple one) being sold (asking price) by a fellow in Latvia on eBay for USD $15.

Is that a realistic buy-it-now price? Are these chaps that sought after? I have seen other similar but different cinderellas / labels with a starting price of $3 to $6 each. (not hat I am planning on breaking apart this pane(s)!)

Any info appreciated, thanks.







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Posted 07/04/2010   03:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As a cinderella collector, I have never seen these before,
that is some seriously nice paper you have there Puzzler.

$15 for a singleton seems very pricey,
but your set, keep under Mylar, I'd say would fetch
handsomely.

Probably best marketed on a French eBay.

The horizontal perfs seem bigger than the perpendicular
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Very nice thing!
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Perf 10.65 horizontal and vertical as best as I can see.

The holes are different sizes indeed, horizontal about 0.9 mm and the vertical about 0.7 mm diameter.
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My meandering about on Google and Wikipedia has shed a bit of light.

The Association dss Dames Francaises (pardon the lack of proper accents and infections etc) were a predecsesor organization to the French Red Cross (formed in 1940 from a number of associations).

The Ladies seemingly, if I understand things correctly (poor French again), issued or paid for or were responsible somehow for a number of medals awarded to various people.

All the gentlemen, including the first, President Poincare, were involved in World War I somehow.

This auction on eBay France
http://cgi.ebay.fr/FRANCE-TIMBRE-VI...em335e9bffab
is for a pane (10) of these same stamps, cut close and margins removed.

There were other versions of these stamps issued with different people on them, perhaps different medals awarded?, bronze, silver or some such, if my guess is correct.

To arrive in my possession, these stamps came from an inlaw's family ancestor in St Pierre et Miquelon, a French colony at the time.
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Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre 12 January 1852 - 3 January 1931) was a French general during World War I. He is most known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in 1914.
Honors

Place Joffre, Avenue de la Motte-Piquet, Paris, with bronze statue of mounted subject.

Rue du Maréchal Joffre located in Nice, France

Mount Joffre, a mountain located on the Continental Divide, in British Columbia

Rue Joffre (Joffre Street), located in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada.

Joffre Avenue, located in Milltown, New Jersey, USA.

Avenue Joffre, located in Shanghai, China (since renamed Huaihai Road).

Joffre Street, located in Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia.

Joffre, Pennsylvania, zip code 15053 (Latitude 40.4 degrees




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