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03 January 2020

Butterfly Effects

France: Butterfly Effects (booklet), 3 January 2020. Image from Phil-Oest.

The Stamp
First day on Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Illustrated cancellation 1st day at PARIS Le Carré d’Encre, from 10:00 to 17:00, 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS
General Auction on Monday, January 6th, 2020 Info
Face value:  € 13.92 See the rates on January 6, 2020
Postage of 12 priority letters up to 20 g for France
Horizontal stamp Total dimensions 256×54 mm Serration 11
Printed in rotogravure
Issued 3,700,000 copies – see prints of 202

Layout by Corinne Salvi
Photographs illustrating the stamps:
1st line from left to right:
– Ornithoptera goliath © Konrad Wothe / Minden Pictures / Biosphoto
– Zerynthia rumina © Gilles Martin / Biosphoto
– Melitaea phoebe © Claude Nuridsany & Maria Perennou / SPL – Science Photo Library / Biosphoto
– Agrias claudina © Dr Keith Wheeler / SPL – Science Photo Library / Biosphoto
– Morpho hecuba © Gilles Martin / Biosphoto
– Papilio demoleus © Ingo Arndt / Minden Pictures / Biosphoto

2nd line from left to right:
– Agatasa calydonia © Gilles Martin / Biosphoto
– Parnassius nomion © Gilles Martin / Biosphoto
– Agatasa calydonia © Claude Nuridsany & Maria Perennou / SPL – Science Photo Library / Biosphoto
– Papilio swallowtail © Silvia Reiche / Minden Pictures / Biosphoto
– Graellsia isabellae © Thomas Marent / Minden Pictures / Biosphoto
– Peleid Morpho © Ingo Arndt / Minden Pictures / Biosphoto

Photographs illustrating the cover:
– Graellsia isabellae (female) © Robert Thompson / Photoshot / Biosphoto
– Agrias claudina © Dr Keith Wheeler / SPL – Science Photo Library / Biosphoto
– Zerynthia rumina © F. Martinez Clavel / SPL – Science Photo Library / Biosphoto
– Graellsia isabellae (male) © Berndt Fischer / Biosphoto

Un peu d’histoire … naturelle
Un début d’année virevoltant sur vos courriers avec ce carnet de timbres-poste intitulé « Effets papillons ». Chaque timbre est illustré par des détails d’ailes de papillons. Le dessin est graphique et les couleurs chatoyantes, proches d’oeuvres d’art contemporaines ou de motifs de tissus ethniques.
. Le titre du carnet ? Un clin d’oeil à Edward Lorenz qui en 1972 a intitulé l’une de ses conférences scientifiques “Le battement d’ailes d’un papillon peut-il provoquer une tornade au Texas ?” On a appelé cela ‘L’effet Papillon’. Le titre du carnet joue avec cette expression.
. Mais les 2 mots du titre du carnet sont au pluriel, exprimant les effets produits sur notre vue par les couleurs, contrastées ou harmonieuses, chaleureuses de ces ailes qui illumineront vos courriers !
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D’après le communiqué de presse de Phil@Poste

A little history … natural
A start to the year twirling on your mail with this postage stamp book entitled “Butterfly effects”. Each stamp is illustrated with details of butterfly wings. The design is graphic and the colors shimmering, close to contemporary works of art or ethnic fabric patterns.
. The title of the notebook? A nod to Edward Lorenz, who in 1972 titled one of his scientific lectures “Can the flutter of a butterfly cause a tornado in Texas?” It’s called ‘The Butterfly Effect’. The title of the notebook plays with this expression.
. But the 2 words of the title of the notebook are in the plural, expressing the effects produced on our sight by the colors, contrasted or harmonious, warm of these wings which will illuminate your couriers!
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According to the press release of Phil @ Poste

France: Butterfly Effects (first day cancellation), 3 January 2020. Image from Phil-Oest.


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