Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Today I have some stamps from France and Kenya/Uganda ..

"Marianne de Gandon " is the name of this series... Marianne is nothing more then a representation of the ' Republic ', designed by Pierre Gandon.. (as usual, You can see the name of the designer at the left and the name of the engraver at the right of the inferior frame.. in this case , the name of the engraver is Henry Cortot..) .. The first stamps from this series were issued near the end of the II Word War , in February 1945..the last of the stamps of this series were retired from circulation in 1955..
In 1945 there were two different emissions of the series... the 1st with 19 stamps and the 2nd with 9... both the emissions have stamps issued from 1945 until 1947.. the first emission was intended to serve with the common mail and the 2nd to serve with mail to foreign countries..( the 4 last stamps are larger than the others...)
In 1948 and 1951 two more emissions of "Marianne de Gandon" were made , until the appearance in 1955 of "Marianne de Muller"

The 1st group presented is from the 1st emission of 1945/47 ; this time I will only use the YT catalog , because it was the only one who present the 4 stamps of 3F...
Perf: 14 x 13.5
YT(713A,715,716,716A,716B, 718,718A,719,719B,721,721A) [Typo]

The 2nd group presents us 3 stamps from the 1948 issue and 1 stamp from 1951...
Perf: 14 x 13.5
YT(807,811,812) [Typo] YT(883) [Typo]

Complete series 1958 "Brussels International Exhibition"
Perf: 13
SG(1398) Sc(878) [Engr]

This is a stamp from my favorite series from France...Every year , stamps from the series "Sites et Monuments" are issued , and I am very proud to say that I already have 64 of these stamps.. however , they are just a small part of the many, many stamps of this regular series...
I think that somewhere in the future I will make a video with some of these stamps...
from a series (6) 1954 "Sites et Monuments"
Perf: 13 
SG(1207) Sc(721) [Engr]

from a series (6) 1953 "Olympic Games Helsinky 1952"
Perf: 13
SG(1187) Sc(702) [Engr]

[Left] Air stamp from a series (4) 1954

The plane represented is a Noratlas..
Perf: 13
SG(1195) Sc(C30) [Engr]

[Right] from the series (4) 1953 "French Theatre" ; the play in focus is Figaro by Beaumarchais.
Perf: 13
SG(1164) Sc(690) [Engr]

[Left] complete series 1973 " 75th Anniv of Eiffel Tower-Pantheon Experimental Radio Linkation."
Perf: 13
SG(2014) Sc(1380) [Engr]

[Right] complete series from 1971 "40th Anniv of 1st Meeting of Crafts Guilds Association"
Perf: 13
SG(1935) Sc(1320) [Engr]

Kenya And Uganda

some stamps of King George V, from a series of (20) 1922/1927 ; in this series the stamps are divided in two different designs and formats.. some of the  stamps from ' Kenya and Uganda' are very beautiful and in the near future I will present some more...
Perf: 14
SG(78,80,82,83,84,85) Sc(20,22,24,25,26,27) [Typo]

Kenya , Uganda And Tanganyika

from the series of (4) 1935 "Silver Jubilee" ; the stamp present us King George V , again.. the stamp itself have a very low catalog value, but there are 4 or 5 possible varieties that could increase it considerably ..( I think that this is a ' normal' one..)
Perf: 13.5 x 14
SG(124) Sc(42) [Engr] 


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