- About Albuisson
- Awards Won (MOF)
- France 2006-2010
- Monaco 1986-1989
- Monaco 2006-2010
Overseas Domains &
- New Caledonia
- TAAF 1997-2000
- TAAF 2001-2005
- TAAF 2006-2010
- The Author
Albuisson has engraved the three air post stamps shown below for
this area. Click on any of the three images and see them in large
version. The links will open in a new window.
||Near the south
coast of Newfoundland, the archipelago of St. Pierre and Miquelon stretches its
44 km of length between 46°45 ' and 47°09 ' of North latitude.
With a 242 km²
surface it is composed of two main islands whose names confound themselves with
agglomerations that they shelter: Miquelon-Langlade (206 km²) and St. Pierre
(25 km²), to which it is necessary to add four small islands at the east of St.
Pierre including “l’île-aux-Marins” and the “Grand Colombier” (about
50 ha) and about fifteen islets and rocks dispersed.
configuration gives an extraordinary inshore development of 216 km (892 m of
coasts by km² !) well shared between cliffs and low coasts.
- Saint Pierre & Miquelon 1997. Air post. Peregrine Falcon [falco
peregrinus]. Design by Olaisola, engraving by Pierre Albuisson.
- Saint Pierre & Miquelon 1995. Air post. Arctic Tern [sterna paradisaea].
Design by Borotra, engraving by Pierre Albuisson.
- Saint Pierre & Miquelon 1996. Air post. Whimbrel [numenius phaeopus].
Design by Olaisola, engraving by Pierre Albuisson.
- Saint Pierre & Miquelon 2006. French senator (Socialist Party) of SPM
1968-1984. Scan by courtesy of Pierre Albuisson.
Cliffs are often steep, like
those of the Cape of Miquelon or the continuous rampart of 11 km in the South of
The low coasts are either
accumulations of glacial origin in terraces or marine in the form of
beaches, dunes and pebbles.
The high parts form a set
of bare rocky bumps (the " mornes "), culminating at 239m on
Miquelon (“la Grande Montagne”) and 207m on St. Pierre (the “Trépied”),
separated by peaty small valleys. They are occupied by ponds, often
linked by streams that finish in cascade in the sea.
The island of Langlade
distinguishes itself by tabular and uneven profile of some rocky bars
between 160 and 190 meters of altitude.
Its south-east half,
badly drained, is covered of immense peat-bogs, and of a hundred of ponds
and pools. The northeast part, with a relief more broken, is crossed by
the only important river of the islands, the " Belle Rivière ".
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