September 8, 2015
1881 FRANCE - Two children
I believe that this is an advertising postcard, issued by La Redoute, a French mail order company, a multi-line retailer specializing in ready to wear apparel and home decor. It is the 2nd largest seller of women's apparel and the 3rd largest seller of linens in France. The company operates in 26 countries and has more than 10 million active customers. La Redoute was founded in 1837 when Joseph Pollet, son of a rural family, moved to the capital of the French wool region, Roubaix.
About the stamps
The first stamp was issued in 1982 to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, 1957.
The last two stamps are part of the series of eight stamps depicting Fables de La Fontaine, issued in 1995. Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.
La Redoute - Official website
Sent from Meylan (Rhône-Alpes / France), on 10.08.2015