Monday, August 1, 2011

les timbres

I went for a wander today to find my nearest library and I stumbled across a very interesting street.  It’s very common here in Paris (and possibly elsewhere) that specific industries/markets hang out together. 
 For example, Saint Germain des Pres is well known for all its galleries.  It’s not far from Les Beaux Arts (an art school) and there is a particular street that is just gallery after gallery after gallery.  In Montmarte, if you’re in need of fabric and haberdashery, you go to Marche St Pierre, they have it ALL.
So I’m dawdling along and I realise that I keep seeing the same thing! 
Stamps!  Postage Stamps! 
Attention all avid stamp collectors - Buying or Selling, Rue Drouot is the place to go.

Shop after shop, displaying, buying and selling, gorgeous vintage stamps – I counted at least 7!  If you’re after a specific time period or style, you can buy individually or you can buy in bundles or you can even buy whole albums of a set grouping.  Fantastic!

This one was my favourite, all the stamps displayed like Real Estate, description, photo, price.....

What I love is that some are still on the envelope and they have the most beautiful penmanship!

I’m a bit of a stationery fiend and now I’m feeling rather inspired to write letters… who to write to……
-Rue Drouot-10th Arrondisement-

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! You can send me a letter and I'll save the postage (in case it's worth something someday)! haha