DECEMBER 2019

J291 Dec Page154YandTTimbres de France’, Tome 1, 2020 is reviewed by Richard Broadhurst in Journal #291. Published in September 2019 the new edition contains 1500 pages, an increase of 176 from the previous year. It lists stamps to June 2019 with an additional 91 gummed stamps, 147 autoadhésifs and 16 blocs (miniature sheets) including France’s first circular example (Y&T F5325) ‘Sport, couleur, passion’.

New sections added this year include La Lettre Suivie (see below), an overlooked area which is the only source of a number of unique imperforate self-adhesive stamps that collectors of Marianne seek out for a complete collection and a first time listing for Pochettes Souvenirs Emissions Communes. Richard's full review is very comprehensive. Published by Editions Yvert & Tellier, 2 rue de l’Etoile, 80094 Amiens, Cedex 3, France Price: 25E90 plus carriage. For a full review by Richard see our Journal #291

 J291 Dec Page155 Lettre Suivie labels2   J291 Dec Page155 Lettre Suivie labels1

Above are the Marianne de Ciappa Kawena and the Marianne l’engagée pre-stamped Lettre Suivie labels were available from post offces in packets of five.

News

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We regret to inform members that John Allison died recently - funeral arrangements and details on contacting the family are available from Chris Hitchen

ZOOM MEETINGS

The next Zoom meeting is on 13 February 2024 -with Mick Bister’s the ‘50c issue of 1929’.

Notice was given in the December 2023 Journal number 303.that the Annual General Meeting of the France & Colonies Philatelic Society will take place at the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, Charlecote, CV35 9EW (during the Annual Philatelic Weekend) at 9.20 am on Friday 8 March 2024.  Minutes of the 2023 annual General Meeting were distributed within the August 2023 Journal - number 302. The AGM itself generally takes just over half an hour. The rest of the weekend is all about meeting your fellow members, acquisition of material, gaining knowledge, and especially enjoyment.