First Day Cancellation on Palais de Chaillot Commemorative
Palais de Chaillot Commemorative issued on September 21, 1948 to Commemorate
the Openning of the U.N. General Assembly in the Palais de Chaillot, Paris.
On September 21, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly moved from Success Lake on Long Island in New York to the Palais de Chaillot, Paris. To mark the occasion, the French post office issued two commemoratives depicting the venue. The post card pictured above is cancelled on the day of issue at the General Assembly. The post card itself depicts a black and white image of the Palais de Chaillot which is a modern building that had been rebuilt for the colonial exposition of 1937.
The post card features a black and white image of the Palais de Chaillot.
A neo-classical structure built on the site of the Trocadéro Palace, the Palace of Chaillot was designed by architects Léon Azéma, Jacques Carlu et Louis-Hippolyte Boilea for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1937.
Front page article from the Schenectady Gazette,
February 17, 1948
"France." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 2005.
"Palais de Chaillot." Wikipedia. 28 Nov. 2015. Wikimedia Foundation. 4 Dec. 2015.
"Paris Is Chosen To Be Site of UN Assembly." Schenectady Gazette. 17 Feb. 1948: 1.
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