Bougez avec La Poste - get moving with the Post Office. I think it must have been a slogan in the 1970s or so, and a great postcard to go with it. It made me think of all the variations of the Marianne stamp, France's definitive stamp, so today for Sunday Stamps, I give you a type of series, some examples of the changing face of Marianne. Although I'm not sure that the first one is a Marianne, it is at least woman and red. She fits in fine as far as I'm concerned.
|1907 1964 1976 1980|
|1987 1991 1998 2009 2011|
All of these have come to me on postcards. The dates are the year the postcard was posted and not necessarily the year of publication. They do come in all sorts of colours but I kept to red for the simple reason that I had more of them.
Marianne is considered to be an emblem of France, although like the rooster, le Coq Gaulois, she is an unofficial emblem. The only official emblem of the state in France is the flag. She dates back to 1775 and has evolved considerably over the years. She doesn't show her age at all.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"