On 10 November, the Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres & des Perles will host the launch of the jewellery stamp.
The stamp will be sold in the UFBJOP Boardroom from 10 am to 4 pm. It will be possible to have it cancelled on the spot on the first day, which is particularly important for many collectors.
Duchess of Angouleme tiara. Duchess of Angoulême’ diadem. Photo: RMN Musée du Louvre
This stamp has several sources of inspiration. It pays tribute to the tools of the craftsman and presents two very beautiful creations: the royal tiara of the Duchess of Angoulême (it was made by Christophe-Frédéric Bapst and Jacques-Evrard Bapst, jewellers to the Crown until the Second Empire. It was sold at the sale of the Crown diamonds in 1887. It was acquired by the Louvre in 2002) and a white gold, diamond and citrine pendant made by Mr Amar Naseer, winner of the Prix jacques Lenfant in 2009. The latter work required more than 300 hours of work.
The stamp was made by Florence Gendrin and the engraving was done by Elsa Catelin. It will be printed in 1 299 840 copies and will cost 1 euro. I count on you to give it a warm welcome and a place of choice in your albums!
See you soon!