May 5th, within the framework of a joint emission with the Slovakia, is emitted a stamp of 0,50 € in homage to the general Milan Rastislav Štefánik, naturalized Slovak scientist French, who engaged in the Air force during the First World War. Represented in its behavior of general, it is placed in front of the observatory of Meudon where it worked in the first years of the 20th century.
It is about the first stamp carrying the new tariff of the letter of less than 20 grams, envisaged by the change of tariff of June 1st, 2006.
The stamp is drawn by Josef Balaz and Martin Cinovsky and is engraved by Claude Jumelet. Printed in Copper-plate engraving, it is conditioned in sheet of forty.
It is withdrawn from the sale on May 7th, 2004 and is sold with more than 3,8 million specimens.
The Slovak stamp of 14 crowns is identical to the stamp French and emitted on May 3rd, is the same day as the demonstration First day French.