The grinder sharpens (or re-sharpens) the cutting tools and edges of implements used by housewives and tradesmen.
In the past, he also dealt with the daggers and swords of gentlemen. He works with a small portable grindstone that he turns with his feet.
The trade of the grinder, which was still very common up to the period between the two world wars, has almost totally disappeared. The grinder moved through the main towns or from village to village, with his small cart to which a grindstone was fixed. He stopped at each streetcorner shaking his bell and shouting : “ Grinder, Grinder ! Sharpen your scissors ! Sharpen your scissors! ”.
|Price of the series:||3,75 + 0,50 = 4,25 €|
|Drawings:||Jacques Doppée (B)|
|Layout:||Advantage Communication S.A. (L)|
|Printing:||Multicoloured high-resolution offset by CARTOR SECURITY PRINT SA, La Loupe (F)|
|Size:||40 x 31.5 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated borders.|