One Maximum-Card (Monaco #818) depicting the head of La Fontaine
One Maximum-Card (Monaco #818) depicting the head of La Fontaine and a large tortoise. Postmarked Monaco, Jan. 18, 1972. Éditions CEF, Nice. A stamp is pasted onto the lower right corner of the picture, and the "Jour d'Emission" stamp is positioned to cover part of both the stamp and the picture. $3.50 from Ausdenmoore-McFarlane, Midland, MI.
Monaco is a new source for a fable stamp. The stamp itself is green and black and includes The Fox and the Crow, The Fox and the Stork, The Tortoise and the Hare, and perhaps "The Lion and the Ass." The verso of the card proclaims "La Fontaine: 350ème Anniversaire de sa naissance.