France: Heraldry

The town Marquise is situated in North-West France between Calais and Boulogne sur Mer.

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On the coat of arms we see on the background a hive and two bees. Placed in front are 2 attributes symbolizing the industries of Marquise: mines - the two picks; breweries - the shovel for the hops.

The machine franking stamp, Geraldine Forrestier sent, is not red but blue. 

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by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 1/2008 
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