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Europe/Other : 1877 Peace and Commerce .15 French Stamp - observations

 

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JohnnyRockets
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19 Mar 2018
01:31:02pm
Hi all,

Well, I found another cool (to me, newbie and all) French stamp. (The picture has a bit of a glare. Sorry about that, did not notice it when I first took it!)

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This one appears to be the 15 centime (100 in a franc) "Peace & Commerce" stamp.

From my understanding this is a "Type II" stamp. This is because the "N" in "INV" (that is at the very bottom left of the stamp) is below the "U" in "REPUBLIQUE". And the color appears to be correct as well. Blue on Blue on blue-ish

I'm amazed that this stamp is from 1877 and is already 131 years old. Pretty cool. As mentioned I'm new to stamp collecting, so these little things like extreme age are really fun to me.

The "Peace and Commerce" representatives on the stamp, have been referenced on some stamp sites as "Pax and Mercury". Pax is the greek goddess known as Peace and Mercury is known as a greek/roman god for shopkeepers and merchants (hence commerce).

From what I have read, 600 million of these stamps were made. Wow, seems like an extraordinary amount of one stamp for the time, but maybe that fits.

This stamp appears to be worth .58 cents or less in US dollars! Winking

Your input is GREATLY appreciated on this cool stamp. Please correct me on ANYTHING that I am wrong on.

I wonder if anyone collects these stamps on this site? There appear to be A LOT of variations of them still available, just like the "Sower" stamps.

Thanks!


JR

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19 Mar 2018
08:20:34pm
re: 1877 Peace and Commerce .15 French Stamp - observations

They are a very popular issue and most anyone who collects France would collect them.
They were also used in various forms for many of Frances Colonies. Sorry but your stamp is damaged and would have no value other than it pleases you.
Cut and paste the following link to see my collection of France where you can find these and nearly every other stamp issued by France up into the 1980's.
http://mitch.seymourfamily.com/mward/collection/europe/france/france.html


For locating and identifying nearly any stamp from most all countries of the world, see my collection at the URL below. If you know the name of the country of the stamp you are questioning, you will find it very easy to quickly find the stamp in question. The collection is laid out in Scott format. Of course you will also need catalogs for further info, such as Scott numbers. The Scott numbering system is copyrighted so it is illegal for anyone other than Scott to use their numbers without permission and they do not freely grant permission in using them. The major exception would be using them to identify stamps for sale.

Go here: Antonius-Ra.com

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19 Mar 2018
09:17:30pm
re: 1877 Peace and Commerce .15 French Stamp - observations

Nice stamp indeed.

Mercury was the Roman God. Hermes the Greek God. Same God.

He was the messenger of the Gods, with winged sandals, winged helm, and winged staff. Also said to be the one who escorts the dead to the underworld. The "messenger" aspect of course ties in nicely with postage.

His staff, Caduceus, with two snakes entwined and wings on top, is often mistakenly used as a symbol for medicine and hospitals. It has nothing to do with healing. The Rod of Asclepius, on the other hand, with one snake entwined around staff, and no wings, is what should be used as a symbol for medical related stuff -- it actually is a symbol of healing. The Caduceus was mistakenly employed by the Army Medical Corps in WW1, when it should have been the Rod of Asclepius. Same old story, when something gets into the system, you can never get it out.

Cheers!
Wine

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JohnnyRockets

19 Mar 2018
01:31:02pm

Hi all,

Well, I found another cool (to me, newbie and all) French stamp. (The picture has a bit of a glare. Sorry about that, did not notice it when I first took it!)

Image Not Found

This one appears to be the 15 centime (100 in a franc) "Peace & Commerce" stamp.

From my understanding this is a "Type II" stamp. This is because the "N" in "INV" (that is at the very bottom left of the stamp) is below the "U" in "REPUBLIQUE". And the color appears to be correct as well. Blue on Blue on blue-ish

I'm amazed that this stamp is from 1877 and is already 131 years old. Pretty cool. As mentioned I'm new to stamp collecting, so these little things like extreme age are really fun to me.

The "Peace and Commerce" representatives on the stamp, have been referenced on some stamp sites as "Pax and Mercury". Pax is the greek goddess known as Peace and Mercury is known as a greek/roman god for shopkeepers and merchants (hence commerce).

From what I have read, 600 million of these stamps were made. Wow, seems like an extraordinary amount of one stamp for the time, but maybe that fits.

This stamp appears to be worth .58 cents or less in US dollars! Winking

Your input is GREATLY appreciated on this cool stamp. Please correct me on ANYTHING that I am wrong on.

I wonder if anyone collects these stamps on this site? There appear to be A LOT of variations of them still available, just like the "Sower" stamps.

Thanks!


JR

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AntoniusRa

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19 Mar 2018
08:20:34pm

re: 1877 Peace and Commerce .15 French Stamp - observations

They are a very popular issue and most anyone who collects France would collect them.
They were also used in various forms for many of Frances Colonies. Sorry but your stamp is damaged and would have no value other than it pleases you.
Cut and paste the following link to see my collection of France where you can find these and nearly every other stamp issued by France up into the 1980's.
http://mitch.seymourfamily.com/mward/collection/europe/france/france.html


For locating and identifying nearly any stamp from most all countries of the world, see my collection at the URL below. If you know the name of the country of the stamp you are questioning, you will find it very easy to quickly find the stamp in question. The collection is laid out in Scott format. Of course you will also need catalogs for further info, such as Scott numbers. The Scott numbering system is copyrighted so it is illegal for anyone other than Scott to use their numbers without permission and they do not freely grant permission in using them. The major exception would be using them to identify stamps for sale.

Go here: Antonius-Ra.com

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19 Mar 2018
09:17:30pm

re: 1877 Peace and Commerce .15 French Stamp - observations

Nice stamp indeed.

Mercury was the Roman God. Hermes the Greek God. Same God.

He was the messenger of the Gods, with winged sandals, winged helm, and winged staff. Also said to be the one who escorts the dead to the underworld. The "messenger" aspect of course ties in nicely with postage.

His staff, Caduceus, with two snakes entwined and wings on top, is often mistakenly used as a symbol for medicine and hospitals. It has nothing to do with healing. The Rod of Asclepius, on the other hand, with one snake entwined around staff, and no wings, is what should be used as a symbol for medical related stuff -- it actually is a symbol of healing. The Caduceus was mistakenly employed by the Army Medical Corps in WW1, when it should have been the Rod of Asclepius. Same old story, when something gets into the system, you can never get it out.

Cheers!
Wine

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