DG20-02ND: FDC DE GAULLE 2020 imperf Block APPEAL, 2 Stamps Paris, Calais cancel
N° DG20-02ND: Maxi-FDC YEAR OF DE GAULLE 2020 - 74th Salon Philatélique d'Automne, Paris
"80th anniversary of the Appeal ("Appel du 18 juin") made by General de Gaulle - the leader of the Free French Forces - on the BBC in London on 18 June 1940, after the fall of France. "
France Mixed Postage and cancellations (Type 4)
- € 1.16 “General de Gaulle 1890-1970 - Portrait of the Head of State in 1960” (2020)
Postmark CALAIS "General de Gaulle in front of the BBC microphone - 1st Day of issue" 05.11.2020
- € 1.16 “General de Gaulle 1890-1970 - Portrait with kepi in 1940” (2020)
Postmark PARIS "2020 Year of de Gaulle (Salon Philatélique d'Automne)" 05.11.2020
- IMPERFORATED block of 4 labels (cinderellas) “2020 Year of Gaulle 1890-1970 - 80th anniv. of the Appeal (Appel du 18 juin 1940)"(2020)
(block issued for the philatelic exhibition "The Builders of Europe" - European Parliament of Strasbourg, May 2020)
- Private red handstamp "Salon Philatélique d'Automne Paris 4-8 Nov. 2020 - CANCELED (virus)"
COLLECTOR'S EDITION - Limited edition: 25 numbered copies
The "2020 YEAR OF DE GAULLE" postage stamps
The French Post has issued a series of stamps on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the birth of General de Gaulle, the 50th anniversary of his death and the 80th anniversary of his Appeal to Resistance of June 18, 1940.
This commemorative issue is composed of a DIPTYCH (2 values at 1.16 € - creation and engraving Sarah Lazarevic), a SOUVENIR BLOCK (2 values at 1.16 € - graphic design by Bruno Ghiringhelli) and a PRESTIGE BLOCK of 4 stamps at 5.00 € with old dies of General de Gaulle's recess engraving stamps (Patte & Besset layout).
A SPECIAL BLOCK (1 x Green Letter 20g) produced by the CNEP for the Salon Philatélique d'Automne, as well as a series of LABELS (cinderellas) published for the philatelic exhibition "The Builders of Europe" at the European Parliament in Strasbourg (graphic design Historiaphil), complete this collection.
The 74th Salon Philatélique d'Automne in Paris organized by the CNEP (4-8.11.2020) CANCELED due to the HEALTH CRISIS
Having no visibility as to the health rules that will be imposed by the government authorities to allow it to open to the public in November, the CNEP (Chambre Syndicale des Experts et Négociants en Philatelie) has decided to cancel its 74th Autumn Philatelic Fair. in Paris, initially scheduled for November 4-8, 2020.
As a result, the early sale of the "2020 YEAR OF DE GAULLE" postage stamps and the "First Day of Issue" cancellations of the Salon Philatélique d'Automne in Paris, were exceptionally processed from the Imprimerie des Timbres-Poste in Boulazac. A private red handstamp "Salon Philatélique d'Automne - CANCELED (virus)" has only been affixed to our philatelic documents.
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