Sunday, 9 October 2011
Made in France
I bought both the card and the sheet of stamps fairly recently and I'm finding it difficult to part with either.
The card is one of the Nouvelles Images series which seem remarkably popular. Usually people like the multiple images such as teapots or cheeses like these but I must be one of the few who don't much care for them. The image here is a cockerel, the symbol of France, on top of an old fashioned milestone. You certainly won't find any like this any more along the N7 which has largely been upgraded to autoroute (autobahn, autostrada, motorway, highway) standard and runs from Paris to the Italian border near Monaco.
As an aside, if you like old cards, old roads, visit the N7 blog. I found it while researching the route of the road. It's in French but Google will translate for you if you want.
The sheet of stamps was issued very recently to commemorate the 200th anniversary of its creation by Napoleon. Firefighters are no longer limited to fighting fires - they specialise in any emergency or disasters, whatever the origin.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"