medieval stamps for France

Congratulations to SBA Fellow Florence Gendre who has designed another postage stamp for France! This is the seventh stamp for the wonderful “Métiers d’art” series, after Jeweler / Leatherworker / Ceramist / Crystal cutter / Bookbinder / Luthier.
This stamp celebrates the work of medieval illuminators.
“After extensive and fascinating iconographic research, it was challenging to adapt the know-how of medieval illuminators to that of the engraved stamp. I took back my Ecoline pens and inks, brushes and gouaches and above all OOOOR!!! What a pleasure to return to all these techniques that I no longer practiced.
Multiple versions were necessary to harmonize all the philatelic products offered by Philaposte: stamp, sheet, souvenir, philatelic document and cancellation stamp.”
The stamps will be launched this week with a special signing session on Friday September 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Carré d’Encre, 13 Bis Rue des Mathurins, Paris 9