PE750-1/2ND: 2 FDC DE GAULLE 2020 IMPERF Block Eur. Parliament Strasbourg- VIRUS
N° PE750-1/2ND : 2 “European Parliament” official envelopes
covered with the series of 16 IMPERFORATED labels (cinderellas) in pairs and blocks of four
"European Parliament Strasbourg JPO May 17, 2020 - Philatelic exhibition‘ The Builders of Europe - 2020 Year OF GAULLE "
(130 years since his birth in 1890, 80 years since the Appeal of June 18, 1940, 50 years since his death in 1970, Mission Foch 2020 from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle)
- TVP 20g Green Letter and TVP 20g Prio France Letter “Marianne l´Engagée”
- Mock-up stamp cancellation "Strasbourg - European Parliament Open Day - de Gaulle - Adenauer, Les Bâtisseurs de l'Europe 17.5.2020" (note: non-postage stamp following cancellation of JPOs due to pandemic)
- Red overprint cachet “European Parliament - JPO 2020 CANCELED (virus)“
- COLLECTOR'S EDITION - Limited edition: 50 numbered copies - Rare
PHILATELIC EXHIBITION "THE BUILDERS OF EUROPE"
16 cinderellas sheetlet “Year of de Gaulle - European Parliament JPO Strasbourg, May 17, 2020“
with SURCHARGE “JPO 2020 CANCELED“
General de Gaulle (1890-1970) is celebrated this year on the occasion of a triple anniversary: the 130 years of his birth, the 50 years of his disappearance and the 80 years of the call to the Resistance of June 18 1940. Hero of the Second World War, founder of the Fifth Republic, he is the architect of Franco-German reconciliation, the engine of Europe. But its name above all embodies the “Grandeur de la France”.
A philatelic exhibition on the theme of "Builders of Europe" had been prepared by the Philately Kiosk of the European Parliament, to be presented during the European Parliament's Open Day 2020 (JPO), on May 17 in Strasbourg. A special "de Gaulle - Adenauer, Les Bâtisseurs de l'Europe" philatelic stamp was designed to be put into service at the EP post office. The exhibition was notably devoted to the 70 years of the Schuman Plan (Declaration of May 9, 1950 on the construction of Europe) and to the Elysée Treaty, signed on January 22, 1963 between German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle.
HEALTH CRISIS / VIRUS: In view of the evolution of the health crisis in France linked to the pandemic, the European Parliament in Strasbourg has decided to close its doors to visitors until further notice. With 700,000 people per year passing through its doors, the institution had to take precautionary measures. The Open Day at the European Parliament in Strasbourg (JPO 2020) has therefore been canceled.
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