Monday, October 24, 2016

New modern designed Cagou for New Caledonia

Last Bastille Day, Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes newspaper presented the new definitive stamp of New Caledonia, the most autonomous French oversea territory, and its author Sébastien Werling.
The new design (Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes).
With one running line, the illustrator from Strasbourg recreated the cagou, New Caledonia's symbolic endemic bird, to participate in the public competition of last Spring.

His approach is both contemporary and untraditional, and symbolic: are there the letters C and a in the wing? A welcoming open hand on its crest?

The stamps will be issued on Thursday 3 November in New Caledonia and at the 70th Paris Autumn Stamp Show.
The 2013 stamp to mark the opening of Caledoscope, the philatelic street shop in Nouméa.
The printed article of the Nouvelles Calédoniennes is reproduced on the website of the local philatelic club Le Cagou. You can order them soon on Caledoscope, the philatelic service of New Caledonia's Office of Posts and Telecommunications.

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