The postal cheque stamped

The Post put in general sale on Friday 2 November, a stamp to 0.80 euro for the centenary of the giro.

In fact, it is the act of January 7, 1918, which gives rise to the “service of current accounts and postal cheque” (PAC). Nearly 42,000 accounts opened in 1919, The post office Bank cash today more than 10 million customers.

The postal orders are a theme of collection, as evidenced by the article published by The Gazette, the quarterly magazine of the Association of philatelists and collectors of the personnel of the Groups The Post and Orange, Philapostel. Its authors, Jean-Claude Labbe, and Bernard Lherbier, insist on “the diversity of philatelic materials” : datestamps, cancellations, mechanical, envelopes, advertising, postcards for repayment (” put at the disposal of the account holders, permitted to operate on the collection of claims by the payment to the credit of the account “), books of postal orders illustrated with stamps, cheques watermarked with the effigy of ” Marianne “, etc

Not to mention the stamp that The Post office had published in 1968 for the fiftieth anniversary of this ” institution “.

The stamp of the centenary has recently been preceded by the issuance of thumbnails postal “bank” on the bicentenary of the Caisse des dépôts (2016) and savings banks (by march 2018).

The stamp, in a square format 40,85 x 40,85 mm, printed in gravure and are fired to 900 000 copies. From 2 November, there will be sold at some post offices, at the store Square Ink (13bis rue des Mathurins, 75009 Paris), the Museum of The Post office, 21 avenue du Maine, Paris (XVe), or by correspondence at Phil@poste Service Client POLYGON, avenue Benoit Frachon, BP 10106 Boulazac, 24051 Périgueux Cedex 09 and on the website

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