Monday, May 9, 2011

FRANCE - 1958

13. September 1958
20 Fr - red - used
35 Fr - cobalt blue - used

First Day Cover - 13. September 1958
Conseil de L'Europe - Strassbourg

The Council of Europe (French: Conseil de l'Europe) is an international organisation promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in the areas of legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation. It was founded in 1949, has 47 member states with some 800 million citizens, and is an entirely separate body from the European Union (EU), which has only 27 member states. Unlike the EU, the Council of Europe cannot make binding laws. The two do however share certain symbols such as the flag of Europe. The Council of Europe has nothing to do with either the Council of the European Union or the European Council, which are both EU bodies. from wikipedia

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