there is soon a year, Jacques Chirac went off. It was September 26, 2019. This July 16, 2020, the former president of the Republic has offered a vibrant back in the news around the anniversary of his famous speech on the Vel d'hiv in 1995. A date that The Post office has also decided to commemorate with a stamp bearing the effigy of Jacques Chirac, is France Bleu Correze. It will go on sale from the 28th of September in France. Two days earlier, exactly one year after the disappearance of the former head of State, the collectors may, however, buy it at Sarran, in the museum that bears his name and in a place of the capital.
On the stamp, which The Post office has unveiled the visual on the social networks, we discovered the portrait, the bust and face of Jacques Chirac. Dressed in a suit and tie on a background, the habs, the former president of the Republic displays a big smile. It is the designer Sarah Bougault, who made the drawing, especially detailed, from several photos chosen by Claude Chirac. It will then be issued according to the print size-sweet. "This printing technique is ancestral. The stamp is first drawn and then engraved on a punch into the metal. It is a process is a noble one prefers for this type of portrait," explains Christine Lence, product manager at The Post office.
On 28 September 2020, #LaPoste emits a #stamp logo #JacquesChirac ���� on the occasion of the first anniversary of his disappearance on September 26, 2019.— Group-Post NA (@LPNews_NA) July 16, 2020
Illustration and engraving : Sarah BOUGAULT.
Printing : intaglio
500 000 e.g.
0,97 € Letter Green @fondationchirac pic.twitter.com/DmccjJkJja
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The Station waits for typically five years after the death of a celebrity to create a postage stamp with his effigy, and often longer. On The Post website, one can find models to Luis Mariano, Olympe de Gouges, Andrée Chedid, or Boris Vian. The fact that it is this time of a chair however, it would upset the schedule. An ambition, without doubt, strengthened by the passion of Jacques Chirac for the stamps. In 1988, then presidential candidate, he would express himself in The World of philatelists, describing what was the stamp for him, tells The World. "It symbolizes in my eyes the life, the culture, the history of a country through its great achievements, its celebrities (...). Thanks to the stamps, all civilizations come to us, and I admire the gesture of the one, collector or not, retains a stamp because it is beautiful, and because it comes from far away."
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Three hallmarks of obliteration of the stamp will be available. One in Paris and two in the Corrèze : in Sarran and to Sainte-Féréole, the cradle of the family. The stamp will be sold at a price of 97 cents, the price of a letter green, and is published in 500 000 copies. Keep in mind that it is not the first stamp, which appears Jacques Chirac. As noted in one specialized site, from Bolivia to Turkmenistan, passing through Mauritania or the Maldives, dozens of countries have already immortalized. France joins now the list.