Saturday, November 22, 2008
On May 22 and 23, 2004, All The Mail in France Featured a Special Jean Gabin Postmark.
The great French movie icon Jean Gabin was born on May 17, 1904, and on May 22 and 23, 2004, on the occasion of what would have been his one hundredth birthday, all of the posted mail in France bore this special Jean Gabin Postmark -- for two days only.
Here is an envelope bearing the special Jean Gabin postmark. It was sent to me by Corinne Marchal of the Jean Gabin Museum in Meriel, France -- and Meriel was, of course, Gabin's birthplace. (Of course, this envelope is actually Jean Gabin museum stationery!)
You can click on the picture of the envelope to enlarge it.