a new digital format will emerge



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P.-Y.Salique, S.Aramon, P.Caron, J.Durand – France 2

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The stamp paper could well be replaced by the digital stamp. To relaunch the sending of letters, La Poste has decided to create a different format that can be downloaded from the Internet.

A veritable institution, the red, green or yellow paper stamp is known to everyone. However, it could be that it disappears in favor of a digital format. No more picture, but a downloadable code on Internet will be available in 6 months. Created in 1849, the paper stamps have become part of the daily life of the French. Mail is now used three times less and the creation of the digital code could reconcile a section of the population with sending letters, even if this is not the primary objective.

Since its creation in the middle of the 19th century, the stamp has known its finest hours and it has passed through generations. A lot of French even collected them. Those who are called philatelists are true enthusiasts of this little piece of paper. “It allows me to travel, it allowed me to learn a lot of things, to take an interest in all subjects”indicates a collector. For those accustomed to paper stampthe code idea is not welcome. Rest assured, this digital format is just a trial launched by La Poste.

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