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Centenary of the death day of Jules Verne. Extraordinaire travels - Illustrations (6 stamps and Souvenir Sheet in set).

Stamp: Around the World in Eighty Days
Edition type: commemorative stamp
Denomination: 0,53 €
Date of issue: 2005 May 28
Depiction: Bisons stoped a train
Colour: multicolored
Paper: fluorescent coated paper
Designer: Michel Bez
Designer of the sheet: Valérie Besser
Perforation: comb. 13 or frame 13
Printing process: photogravure
Size of a stamp (mm): 26*40
Size of a sheet (mm):
Size of a souvenir sheet: 135*142
Sheet composition: 50 (10*5) stamps or 6 stamps
Printing run:
Stamp issuing authority: La Poste
Printer: Imprimerie des timbres-poste et des valeurs fiduciaires (ITVF)
  Special cancellations (ink - black, designer Louis Arquer, cancelations in Nantes, Amiens, Brest, Paris).
  This stamp was printed in the Souvenir Sheet of 6 stamps too. Surtax of the Souvenir Sheet was 1,62 € for French Red Cross.
  On other stamps of the souvenir sheet:
0,53 € - Five Weeks in a Balloon, 1863;
0,53 € - From the Earth to the Moon, 1865;
0,53 € - A Journey to the Center of the Earth, 1864;
0,53 € - Michael Strogoff, 1876;
0,53 € - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 1870.

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He was born in Nantes, Brittany in France on February 8, 1828, and died on March 24, 1905 in Amiens, France.

Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel first published in 1873.

Themes: bison (Bison bison), persons, literature, locomotives
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