Monday, February 2, 2015

Marc Leguay

[France] (b 1910/d 2001)

Marc Leguay was separated from his parents during WWI and went to live with his Grandmother in Normandy.. He studied in Evreux and Graduated in the following years he made several exhibitions in France and Spain , where he even met Salvador Dali... during one of his exhibitions, he was introduced to Mr. Pierre André Michel, Governor of Indochina.. he then gained a three month  stay in Indochina in December 1935..After this time period , Marc decided to stay in Oriental lands and when he was expected to return to France , he disappeared being uncovered in Laos, where the Governor himself went to see him and grant him the right to live in Laos... from that day Laos was his Country of Adoption..During the next 10 years he absorbed all the Beauty and richness of Laos Nature and Culture...He opened the Laos Art School and meets his future wife with whom he marries in 1946.. in 1947 he decide to went to the Capital,with his family  due to the proximity of the Japanese Invading forces.. He then became a Professor of Drawing , profession that he exercised until 1975.. In 1951 he starts his career as Stamp and Bank Note Designer, by which he is mostly known, after Laos had just received Postal autonomy .. 
Due to a Political Movement in Laos, all the foreigners had to abandon the country in 1975 and Marc Leguay went to Thailand , where he lived until his final days in 2001...


Laos 1952 "Laotian Woman" (5,1) [Engr (Raoul Serres)][Intaglio] Sc(4,8,10,12,15)

Laos 1952 "AIR MAIL" (4,4,4) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Intaglio] Sc(C1,...,C4) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

Laos 1952/1953 "Postage Due stamps" (7,2,2) [Engr (Dufresne 10c to 5p)(Pheulpin 10p)][Intaglio] Sc(J1,...,J7)

Laos 1953 "Red Cross Fund" (3,1) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Intaglio] Sc(B1,...,B3)

Laos 1953 "AIR MAIL / Various statues of Buda" (6,6,6) [Engr (Dufresne 4p)(Pheulpin / others)][Recess] Sc(C7,...,C12)  [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

Laos 1954 "Golden Jubilee of King Sisavang Vong" (3,1) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(25,26,C13)

Laos 1955 "AIR MAIL / New Currency / 'Ramayana' (Dramatic Poem)" (6,6,6) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(C14,...,C19) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

Laos 1956 "2500th Anniversary of the Buddhist Era" (5,1) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(27,28,29,C20,C21)

Laos 1956 "1st Anniversary of the Admission of Laos into United Nations Organization" (6,2,2) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(30,...,33,C22,C23) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

                Laos 1957 "Native Musicians" (6,6,6) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(34,...,36)(C24,...,C26)  [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]


  Laos 1957 "Rice Cultivation" (4,4,4) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(37,...,40) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

Laos 1957 "AIR MAIL / Buddhism" (4,4,4) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(C27,...,C30) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

Laos 1958 "AIR MAIL / 3rd Anniversary of Laotian Red Cross" (4,1) [Engr (Pheulpin)][Recess] Sc(C31,...,C34)

Laos 1960 "AIR MAIL / Tourism" (4,4,2) [Engr (Miermont 15k)(Fenneteaux  19k)][Recess] Sc(C37,C38) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

Laos 1962 "AIR MAIL / Festival of Makha Bousa" (4,4,1) [Engr (R. Fenneteaux 11k)][Recess] Sc(C39)

Laos 1962 "Malaria Eradication" (3,3,2) [Engr (Munier 4k)(Pheulpin 9k)][Recess] Sc(74,...,76) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

Laos 1964 "People of Laos" (4,4,3) [Engr (R. Fenneteaux 5k)(J. Pheulpin 10k)(A. Frères 50k)][Recess] Sc(100,C43,C45) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ] ( The double Perforation is not Real.. it is just an effect of a 'bad' image bonding..)

Laos 1965 "Butterflies and Moths" (4,4,1) [Engr (R. Cami 20k)][Recess] Sc(C46)   [ Image Credit of StampWorld 

Laos 1971 "AIR MAIL / 'Twin Cities' of Saint Astier (France) and Keng-Kok (Laos)" (3,1) [Engr (J. Miermont)][Recess] Sc(C80,...,C82)

Laos 1971 "20th Anniversary of Laotian stamps" (4,4,4) [Engr (Raoul Serres 30k)(J. Pheulpin / others)][Recess] Sc(223,...,225,C84) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ] [ Reissue of previous Leguay Designs , with new Frames and details...]

Laos 1973 "AIR MAIL / Traditional and Modern Aspects of Space" (2,2,2) [Engr (J. Larriviere 80k)(C. Jumelet 150k)][Recess] Sc(C104,C105) [ Image Credit of StampWorld ]

[ two series of stamps from 1969 and 1970 respectively , exist with paintings of Marc Leguay, but I don't considered them as stamps designed by the Artist...]

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