Friday, February 8, 2013

Cover - France

Hermes has turned some of its iconic scarf designs into stamps for La Poste’s annual Valentine’s Day “Heart” collection. This years edition features the French luxury brand’s “De tout coeur” scarf design by Zoe Pauwels.
"De tout coeur" in english means From the heart or whole heartedly. Not too sure. Maybe some of you french speaking visitors could comment.

This edition is the first time, it has issued a sheet of five stamps with different designs. The illustrations incorporate images of swans, hearts, shooting stars and a lyre, instrument of the messenger god Hermes. Here on the cover are three of the five stamps and the specially designed cancellation to go with the theme.

The postage stamps, sold in lots of five, are available for the very reasonable price of 2.90 euros – not a bad price from the same house who sells their famous Birkin bag for over 100,000 €!

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