Lovely letters & postcards for Maryam

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#173 Cover from France

Today I received nice cover from France! It was sent by Eric Contesse.

On the cover, Eric affixed four stamps, one of them a vignette stamp without a value.

On the top right, the stamp shows the commune of Vouvant in Western France. It shows a picture of Notre Dame Church and  Tour Melusine in Vouvant. Vouvant is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (“The most beautiful villages of France). Below it is a stamp that shows a Petit Beurre de Nantes, the classic French butter cookie.

On the top right, there are two stamps issued to commemorate the 84th congress of French Federation of Philatelic Association in 2011, held in the city of Metz. The stamps show three main buildings of Metz: the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, the Temple Neuf, and in the vignette stamp Porte de Allemands.

The postmark date is April 13th, 2012 and it was cancelled at Lyon Bellecour. The cancels show image of equestrian statue of Louis XIV. Thank you very much Eric!

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