Théodule Tellier

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Théodule Tellier (circa 1856 March 1922) was a French printer and the co-founder with Louis Yvert of French philatelic publisher Yvert et Tellier. He participated in its publication from 1895 to 1913.

Louis Yvert was the co-founder of French philatelic publisher Yvert et Tellier with printer Théodule Tellier, from the family-printing company established in the 1830s by his grandfather, legitimist journalist Eugène Yvert.

France Republic with mainland in Europe and numerous oversea territories

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Philately study of stamps and postal history and other related items

Philately is the study of stamps and postal history and other related items. It also refers to the collection, appreciation and research activities on stamps and other philatelic products. Philately involves more than just stamp collecting, which does not necessarily involve the study of stamps. It is possible to be a philatelist without owning any stamps. For instance, the stamps being studied may be very rare, or reside only in museums.


In 1879 in Amiens, Tellier was hired at the printing company of Henry Yvert. He climbed the ranks and finally became chief-printer.

Amiens Prefecture and commune in Hauts-de-France, France

Amiens is a city and commune in northern France, 120 km (75 mi) north of Paris and 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Lille. It is the capital of the Somme department in Hauts-de-France. The city had a population of 136,105 according to the 2006 census, and one of the biggest university hospitals in France with a capacity of 1,200 beds. Amiens Cathedral, the tallest of the large, classic, Gothic churches of the 13th century and the largest in France of its kind, is a World Heritage Site. The author Jules Verne lived in Amiens from 1871 until his death in 1905, and served on the city council for 15 years.

Printing process for reproducing text and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press

Printing is a process for reproducing text and images using a master form or template. The earliest non-paper products involving printing include cylinder seals and objects such as the Cyrus Cylinder and the Cylinders of Nabonidus. The earliest known form of printing as applied to paper was woodblock printing, which appeared in China before 220 AD. Later developments in printing technology include the movable type invented by Bi Sheng around 1040 AD and the printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century. The technology of printing played a key role in the development of the Renaissance and the scientific revolution, and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.

When Henry Yvert died in 1885, his widow associated her family to Tellier, until her son Louis would be ready to join the firm. Tellier directed the typographic plant, then all of the Yvert printing operations by 1889.

Tellier was a stamp collector, too, a passion he had discovered in the 1870s with the German stamps for Alsace-Lorraine. He printed L'Écho de la timbrologie , a philatelic bulletin written by Edmond Frémy of Douai. Suffering an illness, Frémy gave away his bulletin to Tellier in 1890. At the beginning of the 1890s, readers were asking for an exhaustive stamp album and catalog, and a service offering stamps of the world by mail order.

Stamp collecting the collecting of postage stamps and related objects

Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects. It is related to philately, which is the study of stamps. It has been one of the world's most popular hobbies since the late nineteenth century with the rapid growth of the postal service, as a never-ending stream of new stamps was produced by countries that sought to advertise their distinctiveness through their stamps.

Postage stamp small piece of paper that is purchased and displayed on an item of mail as evidence of payment of postage

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Alsace-Lorraine Territory created by the German Empire in 1871

The Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine was a territory created by the German Empire in 1871, after it annexed most of Alsace and the Moselle department of Lorraine following its victory in the Franco-Prussian War. The Alsatian part lay in the Rhine Valley on the west bank of the Rhine River and east of the Vosges Mountains. The Lorraine section was in the upper Moselle valley to the north of the Vosges.

After Louis Yvert became initiated into stamp collecting by Tellier, both decided in 1895 to make philatelic publications the main activity of the Yvert family company. In November 1896, they published the first Catalogue prix-courant de timbres-poste par Yvert et Tellier, alongside a stamp album.

With the prosperity of the Yvert et Tellier company, Théodule Tellier attended to the firm's daily operations while Yvert travelled for philatelic purposes. But Tellier decided to retire after the death of his grandson and sold his shares to Louis Yvert on 1 April 1913. Nevertheless, Yvert decided to maintain his friend's name in the catalog's title.

Tellier lived some years at a farm near Amiens. He died in this town in the night between the 3rd and 4 March 1922.


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