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06 March 2020

A Cabinet of Curiosities (booklet)

France: A Cabinet of Curiosities (booklet), 6 March 2020. Images from Phil-Ouest.

The stamps
First day Friday, March 6, 2020
Cancellation illustrated 1st day in PARIS (75) Le Carré d’Encre, from 10H to 17H, 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS.
Christelle Guénot will lead a signing session from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday March 6.
General sale on Monday March 9, 2020 Info
Face value: € 11.64 See prices as of March 9, 2020
Postage of 12 green letters up to 20g for France, Monaco, Andorra and postal sectors (army)
Stamp vertical overall dimensions 256×54 mm Perforation 11
Printed with 12 stamps per booklet
3,000,000 copies issued

Layout by Christelle Guénot
Copyrights of the photos
1) for the stamps from left to right and from bottom to top
– P. Bessa and AF Dennel – Bossual tulip © National Museum of Natural History, Dist. RMN Grand Palais / image of the MNHN, central library
– Hans Tucher II and III – Sundial © RMN-Grand Palais (Louvre museum) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
– Nautilus mounted in hanap © RMN-Grand Palais (Renaissance museum, château d’Ecouen) / Gérard Blot
– Art India – Shyâm © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Hugues Dubois
– Owl burrowing naturalized © François Gilson / Biosphoto
– A. Van der Kabel – Herring fishing © RMN-Grand Palais / Agence Bulloz
– J.-BC Corot – The lady in blue © RMN- Palace (Louvre museum) Adrien Didierjean
– Gastropod © François Gilson / Biosphoto – P. Delabarre
– Ewer © RMN-Grand Palais (Louvre museum) / Daniel Arnaudet
– A. Dürer – De Rhinocerote © National Museum of Natural History, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / image of the MNHN, central library
– P. Fitxer and Blanchard – Tatous © © National Museum of Natural History, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / image of the MNHN, central library
– J.-B. Delure and J. Pigeon – Armillary sphere © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot

2) for the cover of the notebook
– Armadillo with 3 bands from Brazil © Eric Isselée / Biosphoto
– P. Delabarre – Ewer (detail) © RMN-Grand Palais (Louvre museum) / Daniel Arnaudet
– A. Altdorfer – double cup and cup etching © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand-Palais / Martine Beck-Coppola
– Georg Hoefnagel – Allegory of summer © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Martine Beck-Coppola
– HS Beham © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Philippe Fuzeau

A little history…
Cabinets of curiosities were rooms, or sometimes furniture, where “rare, new, singular things” were stored and displayed. From the Renaissance, the World is understood in a scientific way. The cabinets of curiosities are in a way the outline of the museums, museums and botanical gardens to come. Heterogeneous objects are gathered there: botanical plates, shells, minerals rub shoulders with paintings, drawings, engravings, compasses, often exotic naturalized animals, works of art. From the New World discovered, amazing objects are brought back to examine and show.

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