The French artist Ben (full name Ben Vautier) has created 10 new colourful stamp designs for La Poste, to raise money for la Croix-Rouge.
The stamps will go on sale in post offices in Paris from tomorrow, Saturday April 24, and will then be rolled out nationwide.
For each book of stamps sold at €12.80, €2 will go to the Croix-Rouge, equivalent to two complete meals for someone in need.
The amount could also go to help a vulnerable mother to feed her child for a day, or distribute six survival packs to homeless people.
Each stamp measures 38x24mm, and will cost €1.08 individually. Using one will send your letter at the speed of a lettre verte. A total of 500,000 stamps will be printed.
The stamps, in different colours, include phrases such as “every moment is unique”, “we can do it”, “you are incredible”, “we must dare”, “I love life”, and “a big thank you”.
Artist Ben Vautier lives and works in Nice, and is known mainly for his text-based paintings. He is known for his work in defending the rights of minorities in France, and languages such as Occitan.
Œuvres : BEN— ToutSurLeTimbre (@toutsurletimbre) March 11, 2021
Conception graphique : Agence Bonne Impression
Impression : héliogravure
500 000 ex
10 timbres 1,08 € (Lettre Verte)
Prix de vente : 12,80 € (dont 2 € de don reversé à la Croix-Rouge française)
© La Poste, Œuvres de Ben mises en page par l’agence Bonne Impression pic.twitter.com/KjPtB32c1U
Photo: La Croix-Rouge française / La Poste