Sunday, 18 December 2011
This is the full offering of Christmas stamps from France this year. They are really very small stamps and it's hard to make out what they show. In fact the first three scans are all from the same booklet and, if it weren't for the Father Christmas on the last page, I would have thought they could be for almost anything.
The second booklet is called "Nativities", again very small stamps, but at least they provide a list of the museums where the original paintings can be found. To find out what the paintings actually are, you have to visit La Poste.
I'm not quite sure why they produce such small stamps unless it's to save money in paper costs. The UK stamps for the last two years have been small format too. Personally, I prefer something a little more showy.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"