Todays stamp is showing a beautiful painting of horses. It is painted by one of the most celebrated French painters: Yves Brayer (1907 – 1990). He was known for his paintings of everyday life.
The 6th country to issue stamps was France. On 1. January 1849 France issued seven stamps with different denominations. The stamps all show the portrait of the roman goddess Ceres. Todays stamp is the 40 centimes red orange.