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dc.date.accessioned2016-05-12T13:31:16Z
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dc.date.issued1955en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/87572
dc.description.abstractI had not been aware of this Florian stamp. He was born in Sauve in Gard in 1755. Poor Florian. Even this celebration of him includes, in the prose under his portrait: "Author of lovely pastorals and especially of numerous fables, which rank him as the follower, even if from a great distance, of our own good La Fontaine" (italics mine). Perhaps the easiest scene to recognize on the fable composite has the monkey lecturing with a magic lanterne. The stamp itself classifies him as "Fabuliste Romancier Autour Dramatique.en_US
dc.titleTwo FDC envelopes celebrating the 12 Franc stamp
dc.description.noteTwo FDC envelopes celebrating the 12 Franc stamp from 1955 featuring a portrait of Florian. Both have a postmark "Premier Jour Sauve - Florian - 2 Avril 1955." One envelope features a duochrome bust of Florian. The other presents a full-color collection of scenes from his fables. $4 each from Loic Marchat, Villeurbanne, France, through eBay, Oct. 11, 05.en_US
dc.subject.local1Stamps and Mail : France : 1955 Florianen_US
dc.subject.local1Stamps and Mail : Franceen_US
dc.subject.local1Stamps and Mailen_US
dc.time.yr1955
dc.time.yr1955


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