France 1961 Aristide Maillol

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  • Label : "La Poste (France)"; 1961; commemorative stamp of the issue "100th Anniversary of birth of Aristide Maillol":

(issue of 1 stamp)

Meant is the French sculptor and painter Aristide Maillol (1861-1944).

Stamp datas:

  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 1334; Yvert & Tellier: No. 1281; Scott: No. 984; AFA: No. 1353
  • Color : red / black blue
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal value : 0.20 (Franc)
  • Postage validity :
- since 18 February 1961
- since 20 February 1961 (other source)
  • Designed by :
- Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) (creator of the depicted sculpture)
- Albert Decaris (1901-1988) (design and engraving of the stamp)
  • Printed by : "Imprimerie des Timbres-Poste", Paris (...?)
  • Print process : Recess printing
  • Perforation :
- Comb perforation, K 13 (the depicted stamp)
- Comb perforation, K 14 (other source)
  • Print run : 5,445,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
  • Stamp size (printed area of a single stamp): 36.0 x 22.5 mm
  • Variants :
- stamp also imperforate
- slate and pale pink color as real misprints
- black carpet

Commemorative stamp of the issue "100th Anniversary of birth of Aristide Maillol":
(issue of 1 stamp)

Stamp

mint

Michel No. 1334, mint

postmarked

Michel No. 1334, postmarked at "Valenciennes Ppal", 15-05-1961


To the stamp motive:
- 0.20 (Franc) : sculpture "La Méditerranée" or "The sentiment" by Aristide Maillol (original marble, a form-identical bronze sculpture is a product of later time); sculpture created in 1904 in the style of the Impressionism or Moderne; contemporary located in the "Musée d‘Orsay", Paris (France)

Note:
The abbreviation "Ppal" in French postmarks means "Bureau Principal" at locations with more as one post ofiice.