This Map is Not a Map

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France 3011

     The French stamp, issued in 2004, to encourage people to wear their seat belts, shows a seat belt across a human figure colored like a map. Pierre Mo´se's article in the New CartoPhilatelist (Whole No. 12; January 2006) raised the question: "Can a map stamp without a map exist?" The map is not really a map, but a map-like pattern. I am not sure how it should be catagorized, so I am placing it with the Design Errors for the time being.

SCN 3011

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