La Poste celebrates guide dogs for the blind with a new stamp – Faire Face

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the French Federation of Associations of Guide Dogs for the Blind, La Poste issues a stamp in honor of these assistance dogs. With a message that will speak to all people with disabilities. “Let’s continue to make all paths of life accessible. »

It is the constant companion of people with visual disabilities. So, to pay tribute to the guide dog, this precious life assistant, La Poste has a stamp available from September 26th. The Huitième Jour agency carried out the graphic design. And, the face value of the stamp – €1.16 (Green Letter) – will also be printed in Braille. Finally, 600,000 copies will be on sale.

More than 6,000 guide dogs donated in 70 years

A little historical reminder. In 1952, to make life easier for his friend René Blin, who had been blind since the age of 8 years, Paul Corteville undertakes to educate Dickie. This German shepherd dog will be the first guide dog in France. Created in 1972, the French Federation of Guide Dog Associations for the Blind (FFAC) continues the action created by Paul Corteville with his associations established throughout France. More than 6,000 dogs were given free of charge to visually impaired people.

And, to celebrate the launch of this stamp, La Poste is opening a temporary office on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September. Go to the school for guide dogs in Cernay, in the Haut-Rhin. Note that the stamp will also be available in preview during these two days in Limoges, Mérignac, as well as in Paris at the philately shop Le Carré d’Encre.

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