Jul 16, 2009

When I passed to Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées (8 th arrondissement), there's a stamp market. I found here collectors and amateurs of all ages, equipped with small or large budgets, around fifty stands of professional traders who sell and repurchase stamps, sets of themes of the whole world, letters, postcards and phonecards.

In Paris, the young schoolboys collectors take since 1860 the practice to meet in the gardens of the Palais Royal to make there exchanges. The stamp market was born. But in 1864, this large market attracted some undesirable elements and the stock exchange was prohibited.It is in 1887 that a rich person collector of stamps bequeaths the ground of the Marigny Square to the Town of Paris in condition that it authorizes the full air market installation there.

Stamp market is open all year long on Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and during public holidays between 9H00 and 18H0

Station on Paris metro: Franklin-Roosevelt