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DECEMBER 2019

J291 Dec Page154YandTTimbres de France’, Tome 1, 2020 is reviewed by Richard Broadhurst in Journal #291. Published in September 2019 the new edition contains 1500 pages, an increase of 176 from the previous year. It lists stamps to June 2019 with an additional 91 gummed stamps, 147 autoadhésifs and 16 blocs (miniature sheets) including France’s first circular example (Y&T F5325) ‘Sport, couleur, passion’.

New sections added this year include La Lettre Suivie (see below), an overlooked area which is the only source of a number of unique imperforate self-adhesive stamps that collectors of Marianne seek out for a complete collection and a first time listing for Pochettes Souvenirs Emissions Communes. Richard's full review is very comprehensive. Published by Editions Yvert & Tellier, 2 rue de l’Etoile, 80094 Amiens, Cedex 3, France Price: 25E90 plus carriage. For a full review by Richard see our Journal #291

 J291 Dec Page155 Lettre Suivie labels2   J291 Dec Page155 Lettre Suivie labels1

Above are the Marianne de Ciappa Kawena and the Marianne l’engagée pre-stamped Lettre Suivie labels were available from post offces in packets of five.

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THE NORTHERN GROUP is planning a Virtual meeting on 4 March from 15.00 GMT (Zoom will be open from 14.45). Email Peter Maybury for the Zoom invitation. Members are invited to send scans of stamps or covers in respect of which you have a query to Peter Maybury, for discussion at the meeting.

The Northern Group is also planning a 'real' meeting for 7 August – at Rotherham (location details to follow as it will be a changed venue).  1200 – 1700, commencing with pub lunch. Main display ‘Underpaid Mail’ plus members’ displays. When more details come to hand they will be advertised on the website, Should you wish more information contact Steve Ellis by email email

13 NEW JOURNALS NOW ON-LINE

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Thirteen Journals have been uploaded to the website for your enjoyment.
Our Journals on-line now number 74 - whole numbers 215 - 279.
You will find them here.

NEW VIRTUAL DISPLAYS ARE NOW ON-LINE:

Allies in the British-led Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 1916-1918’.

‘The Sabine definitives of France’.

‘The Canal du Midi’