First Century of Cinema – Stamps of France 1995

First Century of Cinema – Stamps of France 1995

France issued a miniature sheet with four stamps to commemorate the First Century of Cinema. All four stamps carry a denomination of 2.80 Fr.

FRANCE MS CENTURY OF CINEMA
FRANCE MINIATURE SHEET 1995 – FIRST CENTURY OF CINEMA

Priority Stamps on Eiffel Tower -France 2017.

Priority Stamps on Eiffel Tower -France 2017.

To celebrate the Centenary of the French Revolution in 1889 an International Exhibition was planned in Paris. Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier, two senior engineers working for Compagnie des establishments Eiffel made a design of Eiffel Tower in 1884, based on Latting observatory in New York. This design improved by Stephen Sauvestre of Eiffel Company was displayed in an exhibition in 1884. Its patents were bought. The Government signed a contract to built this tower as a centrepiece for the exhibition in 1887. it was constructed from 1887-1889 as an entrance to the 1889 World exhibition, it is wrought-iron lattice tower on Champ de Mars in Paris, France and named after Gustav Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower. It is 324 metres tall. It is the tallest man-made structure in the World & the most visited paid monument in the world.

La Poste issued a set of four Priority Stamps ( Permanent validity, priority letters of 20g to France) on Eiffel Tower in all its splendour on 21 Mar 2017. Each stamp was sold for 0.85 euro and a sheet of four stamps for 5.30 euro.

A Sheet with four stamps on Eiffel Tower is listed.

FRANCE EIFFEL TOWER
PRIORITY STAMPS OF FRANCE 2017 ON EIFFEL TOWER

2002 FIFA World Cup Football -Stamps of France

2002 FIFA World Cup Football -Stamps of France

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea. It was 17th FIFA World Cup . The Final was played at The International Stadium in Yokohama ,Japan.It was first World Cup to be held in Asia and First one outside of Europe and Americas. China ,Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia made their debuts

Brazil beat Germany 2-0 to lift their fifth title ,the first country to do so. Turkey beat South Korea 3-2 to secure third place in only their second appearance in World Cup Finals.

France issued a set of se-tenant stamps including a round shaped stamp on 28 April 2002 to commemorate the 2002 FIFA World Cup. One stamp features flags of World champions and second stamp features 1998 FIFA World Champion France.

WC 98 FRANCE ODD SHAPED
STAMPS OF FRANCE -2002 FIFA WORLD CUP

1998 FIFA World Cup Football -Stamps of France

1998 FIFA World Cup Football -Stamps of France

The 1998 FIFA World Cup Football was 16th FIFA World Cup . It was held in France from 10 Jun 1998 to 12 Jul 1998. France hosted it for the second time after 1938. Thirty Two (32) teams participated and France defeated Brazil 3-0 in the final at Stade de France in Saint Denis to lift the trophy. Croatia defeated The Netherlands to clinch the third place.

Croatia , Japan ,Jamaica and South Africa made their first appearances in World Cup finals.

France issued a round shaped stamp on 28 Feb 1998 to commemorate this event.

WC 98 FRANCE ODD SHAPED ONE STAMP
1998 FIFA WORLD CUP FOOTBALL -ROUND SHAPED STAMPS -FRANCE 1998

Introduction of Euro- Odd Shaped stamps of France.

Introduction of Euro- Odd Shaped stamps of France.

Euro as a currency came into existence on 01 Jan 2002. France issued an odd shaped -round shaped – stamps on Introduction of Euro on 23 Jun 2001. The stamp features One Euro coin of Frnace.

COIN ODD SHAPED FRANCE
ODD SHAPED STAMPS OF FRANCE-ONE EURO COIN

Crocodile Locomotives on stamps – France 2001

Crocodile Locomotives on stamps – France 2001.

France issued a souvenir sheet of 10 stamps on History of Railways on 06 Jul 2001. One of the stamps features the Crocodile class of electric locomotives. It derives its name from the crocodile snouts at each end of loco.It first applied to Swiss locos but later to other countries also.

The French SNCF 25KvĀ  AC locomotives of classes CC 14000 & CC 14100 used mainly for iron ore trains are sometimes called Crocodiles.

A stamp on Crocodile used on a cover is listed.

CROCODILE LOCOMOTIVE
CROCODILE LOCOMOTIVE -FRANCE 2001