2021 Année Napoléon > La Poste (French postal Service)

In 2021, La Poste Group will issue a set of two stamps and a presentation sheet to commemorate the death of Napoleon I in 1821 on St Helena.

This information was updated on 30 March 2021.


Edition of special Bicentenary stamps

Read the press release and the presentation of the special bicentenary stamp block

► Preview sale on Saturday 17 April:

The block of stamps Napoleon I (1769-1821) will be on sale on Saturday 17 April in Ajaccio, Fontainebleau and Paris :

Institutional presentation of the stamp:
Due to the health context, the official presentation of the stamp by Pascal MARIANI, Regional Director of La Poste Group, will not be open to the public. It will take place on Saturday 17 April at the Ajaccio Tourist Office, in the presence of local elected officials.
The Ajaccio Philatelic Association and its president Jean-Claude LEROY will present 3 exhibitions devoted to the life of Napoleon I, the Egyptian campaign and Napoleonic battles.

Temporary First Day Office :
A temporary First Day office will be held on Saturday 17 April from 8am to 1pm outside, on the Square Campinchi, opposite the Tourist Office.
Two philatelic associations – including Philapostel Ajaccio – are taking part in this First Day alongside the agents of the Ajaccio Saint-Gabriel Post Office.
This temporary office will allow collectors to have the block of stamps stamped with the special First Day cover postmark.

Following the evolution of the health situation and the announcements concerning the confinement in Ile-de-France, the institutional presentation of the stamp at Fontainebleau is unfortunately cancelled.
The First Day cover postmark will be available at the Fontainebleau post office, Place Napoléon Bonaparte, on Saturday 17 April from 9am to 12.30pm.

The First Day postmark will be available at the Carré d’Encre, from 10am to 5pm, 13 bis rue des Mathurins, Paris 9th arrondissement.
Following the evolution of the health situation and the announcements concerning the confinement in Ile-de-France, the signing session of Sophie BEAUJARD is unfortunately cancelled.



Timbres spécial Bicentenaire de la mort de Napoléon © La Poste 2021
Special bicentenary stamps for the death of Napoleon © La Poste 2021


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