Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Odd stamps : 08 Stamps with special cuts - 06 e

More hexagonal stamps?
Of course, you would be surprised how many hexagonal stamps were issued so far.

For this new post, I'm going back to teh Tour de France, the world famous cycling competition, held in France.
In 2013 the 100th "Tour de France" will be cycled, but in 2003 it was the 100th anniversary of the first event.

1903 winner Maurice Garin
2003 winner Lance Armstrong

full sheet with 10 stamps - France 2003
I don't know what biking has to do with hexagons (as wheels are generally round), but hexagons do have a connection with France .

The shape of the country fits in a hexagon (not a perfect one, but nearly).

hexagonal shape of France
The hexagon can also be found on the Euro coins of France :

Isn't stamp/coin collecting a wonderful hobby...

to be continued...

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