Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Le Tour de France: commemorative 100th anniversary stamps (2003)

In Stamps > French Stamps > Show & Tell.
French Stamps1 of 11Celebrating 175 Years of Photography – part 3Stamps
7
Love it
0
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 years ago

    rniederman
    (330 items)

    The Tour de France started today (29 August 2020)! It normally takes place during the month of July but these are extraordinary times and I am happy that the biggest annual sporting event in the world is underway.

    As background, I raced in the 1970s (not at this level of competition) and have always admired the incredible fitness, strength, and dedication of athletes who are able to compete over 2,000 miles. It is said that racing in the tour is the equivalent of running one marathon a day for twenty-one days. Amazing.

    The tour’s 100th edition was in 2003 and this souvenir sheet of French stamps is special because it was an unexpected gift from a French camera collector. Although we often cross paths and compete for rare cameras, many of us became close friends across continents.

    Early in my collecting, I got to know a French collector (Bernard) who has, in my opinion, one of the finest early camera collections in Europe. We eventually met at an international symposium held in Rochester, New York and got to better know each other over wine. One evening I asked if he followed the tour while describing my cycling background and love of the sport. Ironically as a Frenchman, he didn’t follow the tour. Months later these 100th anniversary commemorative stamps arrived.

    Merci beaucoup, Bernard!

    logo
    French Stamps
    See all
    nystamps France Stamp # 49 Mint OG H $2280 Signed G12y2648
    nystamps France Stamp # 49 Mint OG ...
    $200
    France France Ceres Bordeaux 1870 complete oo KW 3100 €, some small defects
    France France Ceres Bordeaux 1870 c...
    $113
    CKStamps: France Stamps Collection Scott#254A Mint NH OG Signed
    CKStamps: France Stamps Collection ...
    $10
    Mayfairstamps French Africa & Colonies Mint & Used Stamp Collection in Album
    Mayfairstamps French Africa & Colon...
    $113
    logo
    nystamps France Stamp # 49 Mint OG H $2280 Signed G12y2648
    nystamps France Stamp # 49 Mint OG ...
    $200
    See all

    Comments

    1. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      BB2
      fortapache
      vetraio50
    2. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      kwqd
      Newfld
      racer4four
    3. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Thomas!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.