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03 April 2020

Bird Eggs (booklet stamps)

France: Bird Eggs (booklet stamps), 3 April 2020. Images from Phil-Ouest.

The stamp
First day Friday, April 3, 2020
Cancellation illustrated 1st day in PARIS at the Carré d’Encre, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 13 bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 PARIS.
Aurélie BARAS will lead a signing session from 10am to 12.15pm on Friday 3 April.
General sale on Monday April 6, 2020 Info
Stamps with permanent validity Face
value on the date of issue € 11.64 See prices as of April 6, 2020
Postage of 10 green letters up to 20g for France, Monaco, Andorra and postal sectors (army)
Stamps self-adhesive horizontal overall dimensions 256×54 mm Perforation 11
Full color
Rotogravure printed with 10 stamps per notebook
3,000,000 copies issued

Layout by Aurélie Baras
Copyrights of the stamp photographs: JL. Klein & ML. Hubert -Naturagency
Copyrights of the cover
photographs : photos of JL’s eggs. Klein & ML. Hubert -Naturagency
photo of ostrich feather details by Emilie Tournier-Naturagency
photo of the couple of ostriches with their cubs by Sabine Bernet – Naturagency
© La Poste

A bit of natural history…
Carrion crow’s egg, ostrich egg, wild bunting egg, song thrush egg, turkey egg, emu egg, kestrel egg, gray flycatcher egg, rustic swallow egg, house sparrow egg, red laying hen’s egg and crested lapwing egg. All these eggs are of size, color, graphics so different from each other that it is a pleasure to discover them. To accentuate our astonishment, the stamps make you discover which bird is the egg which illustrates it. A couple of ostriches and their young, on the cover, immediately question you and invite you to guess.

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From Phil @ Poste press release


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