Friday, 18 March 2016

France 1948 - Luxembourg Palace Reissue

In 1948 France reissued the 1946 Luxembourg Palace stamp, designed and engraved by Albert Decaris. I did a study of the 1946 stamp in a previous blog. Click HERE to check it out.

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The Luxembourg Palace stamp was reissued in two new values and colours.

The 12f value was issued on 10 May and it was printed in red carmine (Yvert colours)


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The 15f value was issued on 10 December and it was printed in red. (Yvert colours)


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The original 1946 issue.


Until next time...


7 comments:

  1. Matt,
    Yours is a great site.
    Your comments and insights are much appreciated.
    Pity you did not include the image of the 10f value here as well so that the transferred lines of the engraving could be compared at one more click as is the case with the 12f and 15f values.

    Do you think you could do something about it? Thanks.

    Regards,

    Florian

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    1. Hi Florian,
      I'm really glad you like my blog! I am very passionate about Decaris stamps, and I love sharing his stuff. In answer to your question, I will add the 10f image to the bottom of the blog post tonight. I like your idea. Thanks for the input.
      Matt

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  2. Hello, Matt,
    Thanks a lot. I only have the 10f and 15f values in my collection and was wondering at the differences in their details. Having perceived the same in yours, I could not resist dropping you a note.
    Certain Decaris stamps have been a passion of mine for a long time as well: his expressive faces, the vigour of his figures in motion, the poetry of his landscapes (Seine valley - Les Andelys) ...
    Back in 2005, I searched for details in the reading room of Le Musée de La Poste, Paris (now closed for renovation and accessibility improvement). Found a list of his stamps for France and BEPTOM.
    I am using my grandchilren's computer, that's why the profile I have selected.
    Regards. Florian

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    1. Hi Florian,
      Great to talk to a fellow enthusiast! The trip to the French Post archives sounds fantastic. You said you got a list of all of Decaris' stamps for France and the colonies. I have a full list of his France stamps, but not the colonies. Is there any possibility at all that I could get a copy of the colony list from you? I can't tell you how much I'd appreciate it. As I am in the process of trying to create a full Decaris catalogue, similar to those done for Slania.
      Cheers
      Matt

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  3. Hello, Matt,
    I am afraid I have not got a copy of the list - too busy studying a lot of material just then. Moreover, I have not been able to trace the editor either (seems to have been a special number of a philatelic revue). I have just tried to contact Le Musée, only the staff will be too busy just now.
    As for the differences in the three values, a retired French stamp printer has promised to deal with them in his blog http://blog-impressions-timbrees.blogspot.cz/ and I will then attempt to translate his article and post it on http://www.stampcommunity.org/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48681&whichpage=5#425899
    Cheers
    Florian

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  4. Hello, Matt,

    Papy24's detailed commentary on the Luxembourg Palace issues has just appeared on his blog http://blog-impressions-timbrees.blogspot.cz/

    Cheers,

    Florian

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  5. Hello, Matt,

    This is the illustrated list of stamps created by Albert Decaris not only for France but also for BEPTOM, which I dipped into during my visit to the reading room of the Musée de La Poste back in 2005: Bernard Gontier , « Maître Albert Decaris. Sa vie, son œuvre philatélique ». Phila, édition spéciale du Monde des Philatélistes, 1988. Therefore no vivid dream of mine as I had feared after searching the Internet and made some abortive enquiries with collectors in France. See http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,0275588727,language,E.html

    Regards,

    Florian

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