Hippocamp / 魚の尾をもつ馬

January 9, 2014

1983France005

18 June 1983, France
50th anniversary of Air France
design: C. Andréotto

I thought Unicorn stamp might be in my collection – did not find one, but instead I found Hippocamp – another mythological creature, a horse in its forepart with a coiling fish-shaped hindquarter.

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The Hippocamp was the company logo when Air France was first founded in 1933.  Together with the strips used for the tail assembly, design of this stamp is cool.

ユニコーンもきっとお正月らしいなぁ、、と手持ちの切手を探したのだけど見つからず、かわりに見つけたのがこれです。前半分が馬で後ろ半身がうずまきの魚の尾みたいな、ヒッポカムポス

この伝説上の生物はエールフランス社が創設された当初1933年の会社ロゴだったようです。尾翼に使われたラインと一緒にすっきりまとまった一枚。

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