Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Michèle Chauvet and French America

Since Monday, June 1st 2008, the new postal history book by Michèle Chauvet is published by Brun & Fils editions.

The French specialist already composed books about France's classical postal history and about postal relations between France and Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. She earned her philatelic titles: elected member of the Académie de philatélie and of the equivalent academies in Belgium, Spain and Switzerland. In 2006, she signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists.

In these around four hundreds pages, she told, with official texts and covers, the history of postal services (and rates) of the French American territory at the age of postage stamps: Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

If 130 euros seem a round sum, watch Jean-François Brun's firm website: the book was at one hundred euros by subscription. Better than money, Brun pointed in his presentation of the book that French-speaking philately wrote little about French colonial postal history after all. Compared to the English-speaking philatelists and the former British Empire postal history.

Bonne lecture.

Reminder : Jean-François Brun and Michèle Chauvet (2007). Introduction à l'histoire postale [de France].

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