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1978 French LaFontaine Biography

1978 "Série 'Croix-Rouge,' Fables de la Fontaine." French First Day Cover commemorative panel celebrating the Fables of La Fontaine and displaying the newly issued stamps of TH and TMCM. 6˝" x 9". 2 Decembre 1978. No. 334. $5 from Lois Marchat, Villeurbanne, France, through eBay, August, '05.

This unusual card pictures La Fontaine and five of his most famous fables. There is then a presentation of his life and work along with judgments on the work. The artist's signature, difficult to read, is something like "F.L."