Saturday, June 17, 2017

FRANCE - 2017 (II)

NEW ISSUE


Code: FRA-2017-02
Release Date: July 10, 2017
Postal Authority: La Poste
Title: Tourism 2017 - Cherbourg-En-Cotentin Manche
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation: Sheets of 48 stamps
Design and Gravure: Elsa Catelin
Printing Process: Taille-douce
Printed by: Phil @ poste
Quantity: 1.100.016 stamps

Currency: Euro - EUR
Facial: 0.73 (EUR)
Service: Local Lettre Verte up to 20g (in post office)
Dimensions (mm): 41 x 30
Perf:


Lighthouse: Jetée du Homet Head (Front)
ALL: A-1486



Also depicted in the stamp, the Fort Central of the Cherbourg. One of many fortifications present in the area.  A lighthouse mounted in a tower (destroyed) functioned here until the ends of the 19th century.  Now, a light under the ALL code of A1478 is mounted in one of the walls of the fort, but it is not visible in the gravure.


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