Marianne du 14 Juillet
is a definitive stamp
series issued in France
between 14 July 1997 and 2005. She replaced the Marianne du Bicentenaire series
and was replaced by Marianne des Français series
. It was designed by Ève Luquet
and engraved by Claude Jumelet
The stamp represents Marianne
of the French Republic
, wearing as usual a tricolor cockade, and the Phrygian cap
. She is looking to the left. The French motto is written on top of the stamp.
Finally chosen by President Jacques Chirac after a competition, the design was better received than the Marianne du Bicentenaire series, often judged as a dead face with its empty eyes.
The first stamps were issued 15 July 2005 nationwide, with a first day of issue
on 14 July, National Day in France. They can be used in Metropolitan France
, French Guyana
, and overprinted
for use in Mayotte
From 1997 to 2001, the stamps wore the mention "République française" as usual for French stamps. From 2001 to 2005, the stamps wore the mention "RF".
Two commemorative stamps were issued with this Marianne on the left side of the stamp :