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Set of four uncancelled stamps from Albania featuring "Zhan de la Fonten.
Earlier I had found the FDC with the three cancelled stamps. Now I have a set of the stamps uncancelled and the fourth piece that goes with them. This larger piece is not perforated. It presents La Fontaine, The Lion and ...
Albanian fable stamps
Now here is a surprise! I would not have thought of Albania as a country that would celebrate Jean de la Fontaine. The spiffy design on the envelope, rendered in brown, blue, and violet, slenderizes and stylizes La Fontaine ...
One FDC envelope from Australia celebrating the World Masters Games
The hare leads the tortoise in swimming and cycling, but the tortoise seems to have arrived first at the goal in running. The 45c stamp, which is part of the envelope's own material, lists events from archery through ...
Set of eight "Republique du Burundi" postage stamps
One four-page documentation folder on the series of La Fontaine stamps issued in 1995
This is a large (8¼" x 11¾") folder done in full color on its front and back. The front makes La Fontaine's scarf into a stage curtain over the two characters of TMCM. Surrounding his portrait are animals from the most ...
Six (out of six?) FDC envelopes featuring a first-day postmark
The illustrations on these envelopes are the same as those on the set of "hologram" postcards I catalogued earlier. Thus "Le Chat, la Belette et le petit Lapin," The Fox and the Crow, The Tortoise and the Hare, and The ...
4 French First Day Cover postcards dated "2 Decembre 1978"
The postmarks on all the cards celebrate "La Croix Rouge et la Poste," as do the backs of the Mauzan cards. The place of each postmark is La Fontaine's own Chateau-Thierry. The Mauzan illustrations show particular whimsy. ...
6 large envelopes, each featuring in its upper left corner an enlarged representation of one of the series of La Fontaine fable stamps
I was amazed to find that there is yet another incarnation of the designs of this series. As opposed to other items in the collection, this set is not a first day cover; the envelopes were sent at various times. The five ...
6 envelopes, each featuring on its left a line-drawing dramatizing one of the series of La Fontaine fable stamps
I wrote earlier about another set that I was amazed to find that there was yet another incarnation of the designs of this series. So here is yet another! The line-drawings are humorous, particularly in the case of "Le Chat, ...
One maxi postcard, about 4" x 6
This postcard seems to come from something other than the official French sets. It bears a title, between two foxes with top-hats, of "Les fables de La Fontaine." This image can be found at only one other place among the ...