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New French Marianne stamp being chosen

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Julia Lee16/07/2013 12:09:18
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Actually, everything I don't like about this design happens at the bottom with the value and the imprints, but maybe that will be improved when it isn't a rough.

Certainly isn't anything in the actual design to object to.

Julia Lee16/07/2013 12:25:16
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Guardian on the story now. (Includes one slightly rude quote).

sebastien marrot08/02/2014 21:26:31
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An update after a very conservative news week in France (about more serious subjects): the FEMEN inspiration of the artist is backfiring.

Separately a conservative association has been gathering 125'000 signatures against the stamp because the FEMEN are not respecting other people's faith, and a group of freethinker lawyers are preparing a lawsuit because in their opinion the stamp may not respect the principle of State securalism.

For now, it's just social networking and two articles in right-wing 'Le Figaro'... but it's not very often a stamp is printed on the very first page of a national newspaper these days.

La Poste told the stamp is selling as much as the previous Marianne.

Neville Lawson29/10/2018 23:44:02
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I've been coming across more and more Mariannes as I leaf through my catalogue. They make an excellent topic - from the feisty and determined ones, like the Gandon, to the delicate beauty queen chosen by Hollande. And the Dulac, the Cheffer, the Luquet, the Cocteau, the Briat. The new one - Marianne engagee is another winner, I think.

I notice also that they keep on appearing - either commemorated, or in another design as though they're endorsing something, like the constitution or the anti-aids campaign, or Europe. I'd like to get one of the 2008 booklets of 12 different Mariannes.

She deserves an entry in Adrian's database at least!

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