This is the first set in a new cycle of postal values dedicated to animals living in our fields and forests. The stamps depict the following subjects, painted in oil on canvas by Lorraine wildlife artist Yvan Ridel de Blénod-les-Toul (France):
The squirrel builds his nest in the branches of the highest trees, often in the middle of the forest, but also in the parks of large towns. This small rodent is perfectly suited to life in the trees : it is an excellent climber that is always on alert to avoid being surprised by a marten or a hawk. Everyone loves this gentle animal with its pleasing appearance, beautiful large reddish tail, and graceful manner. With its gnawing teeth, the squirrel can easily open the nuts and pine cones that make up its primary nourishment.
|Price of the series:||2,45 + 0,45 = 2,90 €|
|Paintings:||Yves Ridel, Blénod-les-Toul (F)|
|Printing:||Photogravure in 5 colours by Hélio Courvosier SA, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)|
|Size:||35.96 x 28 mm, 20 stamps per sheet|