These pages feature a selection of over 700 of my favorite topical artist's proofs.
The French art series of the 1960s to early 1970s features attractive paintings, a large-size stamp, and detailed engraving. Many were printed using the T.D. 6 process and have a separate "negative" artist's proof for the 3 additional colors. This section shows 200 artist's proofs from the French art series of 1964-73.
This section shows 130 artist's proofs of French Europa stamps issued from 1956-1996. The earlier issues feature the common designs used on stamps issued by seveal EU members and are among the most attractive abstract designs used on French stamps.
The ship stamps artist's proofs gallery shows images of more than 200 ship proofs from FSAT, St. Pierre & Miquelon, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna, and Mali issued between 1967 and 2005.
Between 1970 and 1975, Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, and Niger each issued series of 3-4 engraved stamps depicting train locomotives. They were engraved by Andréotto, Aufschneider, Durrens, Haley, and Monvoisin. More than 170 artist's proofs in various colors are shown.
Other topical artist's proofs, such as Concorde, appear in the Highlights section.