Thursday, 26 February 2009

Lighthouses, eurocoin and Fondation de France... from France!

Another great cover from the inimitable Eric from Lyon! Featuring the brand-new Fondation of France stamp with the special cancellation of the day of issue from Lyon (5/2/2009). This foundation, with its goal "to help organisations to realise philanthropic, cultural, scientific and general interest projects", was established on the initiative of General De Gaulle and André Malraux 40 years ago...

And there is more... two lighthouses taken from a sheet of "Le Coin du Collectionneur" series (second installment), issued on 12 November 2007: Cap Frehél lighthouse (northern Brittany) and L'Espiguette lighthouse (Department of Gard)...

... and a euro coin stamp with the map of the EU member countries and a part of the sheet showing an old map of Europe, issued on 1 July 2008, at the very beginning of the French EU Presidency (which has been followed by the current Czech presidency).

Thank you, Eric, for this treat!

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