Jean Baptiste Charcot 1867 – 1936


France – The “Pourquoi-Pas ?” Is sinking. Standing on the bridge, Jean-Baptiste Charcot said serenely: “Ah, my poor children! These are his last words, reported by the only survivor of the shipwreck. Not far from the Icelandic coast, on September 16, 1936, a legend of polar exploration died out.

Extract from the philatelic document

The stamp is a summary of the universe of Jean-Baptiste Charcot: the Pourquoi pas? The polar regions, the seagull Rita who was his pet.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 24.04.2017
Designer: Eloise Oddos
Process: Taille Douce
Size: 60 x 25 mm
Values: 1.30€