DG20-06: FDC DE GAULLE 2020 - PRESTIGE Block "4 Old Dies" + Paris cancel
N° DG20-06: Maxi-FDC "YEAR OF DE GAULLE 2020 - Liberation of Paris, General de Gaulle descending the Champs Elysées on August 26, 1944"
Shipment Paris - London with a declared value (VD)
- PRESTIGE BLOCK "Charles de Gaulle 1890-1970" composed of 4 stamps at 5.00 € showing old dies of General de Gaulle's recess engraving stamps
5.00€ “The Appeal of June 18, 1940” - 5.00€ “Paris 1944” - 5.00€ “Charles de Gaulle Centenary” - 5.00€ “President of the French Republic”
(block issued on the occasion of the 74th Salon Philatélique d'Automne, Paris 2020 / layout Patte & Besset)
- Postmark PARIS "Charles de Gaulle 1890-1970 - 1st Day of issue" 05.11.2020
- Private red handstamp "Salon Philatélique d'Automne Paris 4-8 Nov. 2020 - CANCELED (virus)"
- Mail Service receipt stamp on the back ("Paris CdG Airport", "London SW1 - 4 Carlton Gardens", "Strasbourg, European Parliament")
COLLECTOR'S EDITION - Limited edition: only 15 numbered copies !
The "2020 YEAR OF DE 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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