Friday, July 1, 2011

Traditional Costumes : Postage Stamps France

After The Netherlands and Belgium, we go now to France. This week I show you the 1943 series with regional French caps of the 18th century. For this series, issued in favor of the National Aid, the French Vichy government (French government from 1940 to 1944 who allied with Germany) wanted to strengthen the idea of regionalism in France, thinking perhaps that it would weaken the sense of patriotism. The Vichy stamps bear the mention of "France - Postes" instead of "Postes - République Française". Unfortunately, not the only time that traditional costumes were misused by politicians....

The regions on the stamps are:
Picardie (60c + 1f30)
Bretagne (1f20 + 2f)
Ile de France (1f50 + 4f)
Bourgogne (2f40 + 5f)
Auvergne (4f + 6f)
Provence (5f + 7f)


Star of the East said...

I think there should be a P8 Museum :)

ingermaaike said...

I second what Star said :)

Erika Price said...

I agree with Star!!! Let's campaign for a P8 museum :) Erika

Morrgan said...

I've seen a lot of Finnish traditional costumes around here in the past week or two, due to various events. Guess who they reminded me of. :)

aegeansea said...

Wonderful! I, too, vote for P8 Museum, to be opening soon!