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30 April 2020

The Colors of the Cosmos (booklet stamps)

France: The Colors of the Cosmos, 30 April 2020. Images from Phil-Ouest.

The stamp
First day Thursday April 30, 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. in Paris at the “Carré ink” 13 bis rue des Mathurins 75009 PARIS
Katy COUPRIE will lead a signing session on Thursday April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
General sale on Monday May 4, 2020 Info
Face value: € 11.64 See prices as of May 4, 2020
Postage of 12 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
Printed in rotogravure
3,500,000 copies issued

Graphic design by Katy Couprie
Original creations by Katy Couprie mixing wood engravings and monotypes on plexiglass
Layout by Etienne Théry
© La Poste

The term cosmos (from the ancient Greek kósmos, “good order, order of the universe”), can refer to several different notions (Wikipedia )

The cosmos (Greek kosmos , “ornament or good order”) are annual plants of the genus Cosmos, native to Mexico. Their height varies between 35 and 120 centimeters, depending on the varieties. Flowering is spread from the beginning of summer until the frosts of autumn; they are resistant to light frosts; they are planted in beds, borders, in tubs or in rock gardens.
• Cosmos atrosanguineus
• Cosmos bipinnatus (edible)
• Cosmos caudatus
• Cosmos diversifolius
• Cosmos herzogii
• Cosmos parviflorus
• Cosmos peucedanifolius
• Cosmos scabiosoides
• Cosmos sulphureus


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