Tuesday, May 01, 2007

End of ski season

While temperatures in Europe took a trip in the upper scale of the thermometer, the season for skiing is ended. After their one-week long snow week, Physical and sport education teachers are buying the "skiing stars" won by their students. The UCPA sent this simple enveloppe containing some medals from the Hautes-Alpes :
On 0,64 € stamp and two 0,10 € stamps from the Marianne des Français series, new engraving and ITVF brand (now the brand is Phil@poste).
This franking is a mean to use an old stock of stamps since the 0,64 € was replaced by a 0,70 € since the tarriffs change of October, 1st 2006 (non prioritary letter from 20 to 50 grams). With 20 cents more, you can send a non prioritary letter from 50 to 100 grams anywhere in France. UCPA saved 0,86 € compared to the prioritary sending.

I was speaking of it some days ago, new French mechanical cancellations are accused of being anonymous considering the place of expedition. This UCPA cover is cancelled with good old cancellations... you can't read the town from where it starts.

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