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04 September 2020

La Roche-sur-Yon

France: La Roche-sur-Yon, 4 September 2020. Images from Phil-Ouest.

Technical Specifications:

Issue Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Illustrated obliteration 1st day in La Roche-sur-Yon (85) Town Hall, Point info, from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm, 2 Rue clemenceau, 85000 LA ROCHE SUR YON
and in Paris (75) at Carré d’Encre, from 10am to 5pm, 13 rue bis des Mathurins, 75009.
General sale on Monday, September 7, 2020 Info
Face value: €0.97 – See rates as of September 7, 2020
Postage of the green letter up to 20g for France, Monaco, Andorra and postal sectors (army)
Vertical stamp – Serration 13
Total dimensions: 30×40.85 mm
Colors : white on red background
Printed in heliography 42 stamps per sheet
Issued to 600,000 copies
Illustration by David Lanaspa

La Roche-sur-Yon is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France. It is the capital of the department. The demonym for its inhabitants is Yonnais.

The town expanded significantly after Napoleon I thing the site as the new prefecture of the Vendée on 25 May 1804, replacing Fontenay-le-Comte (then under its revolutionary name of Fontenay-le-Peuple). At the time, most of La Roche had been eradicated in the Vendée Revolt (1793-96); the renamed Napoleonville was laid out and a fresh population of soldiers and civilian servants was brought in. Napoleonville was designed to accommodate 15,000 people.

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