New Stamps from France

A Harvest of Cereals

france cereals stampsBook of 12 postage stamps with permanent validity at the rate of the priority letter for letters up to 20 g destined for France. Format of the notebook: 256 mm x 54 mmThis notebook speaks of cereals cultivated not just in France but in the world, where the land is fertile enough.

A cereal is a plant grown mainly for its seeds. These are mainly used in the feed of humans but also for domestic animals. The word ‘cereal’, by extension, also refers to the seed of plants. In the human diet, the seeds are eaten ground or in the form of seeds.At the beginning of the twenty-first century, cereals provide the bulk of human food calories, estimated at 45%. The most cultivated cereals are, in order, rice, maize, wheat, barley and sorghum.

Issue Date: 01.07.2017 Designer: Corinne Salvi Colours: Heliogravure Size: 38 x 24 mm Values: 10.20€

Centenary of the Entrance into the War of the United States

france us war stampIssue Date: 26.06.2017 Designer: Andre Lavergne Process: Taille Douce Size: 40.85 x 30 mm

France – Philippines Joint Issue

france philippines joint issueThe work of the painters, one Frenchman, Jacques Villon, the other Filipino, Macario Vitalis, illustrates the joint program commemorating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and the Republic of the Philippines. Jacques Villon, whose real name was Gaston Émile Duchamp, was born in 1875 and is the eldest of the famous Duchamp-Villon family of artists. Influenced by Impressionism, he later endeavored to give a different vision of cubism, and will be at the origin of the Group of Puteaux, around Camille Laurent. He will frequent Macario Vitalis.This Filipino painter knew France well. Born in 1898 in Lapog, Philippines, he left to earn a living in California, then joined France in 1926. He attended Camille Renault’s circle in Puteaux, and in particular Jacques Villon who inspired him at the beginning of his career.

After this Cubist period, he returned to an impressionist style. His work focuses on representing places in Brittany, religious scenes, but also daily life and some portraits. In the 1950s he settled in Plestin-les-Grèves in Brittany, until the 1980s to return to the Philippines where he died in 1989.

Issue Date: 27.06.2017 Designer: Lune Rousse Process: Heliogravure Size: 40.85 X 30 mm Values: 0.85€, 1.30€

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