New issue on 15 January 2024
50 YEARS OF THE MONTE-CARLO INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL
The 46th edition of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, which will take place from January 19 to 28, 2024, will mark the 50 years of existence of the most famous festival in the world and will close the commemorations of the Centenary of Prince Rainier III, founder of the Festival. Passionate about traditional circus and eager to support circus families, Prince Rainier III created a circus event in the Principality on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of His reign, in 1974. This is how the first Festival was born of the Monte-Carlo circus, under the big top of Joseph Bouglione and with the participation of the Togni cavalry. Since 2005, H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie has been President of the Festival and is fully involved in the design and organization of the shows with the major concern of respecting the traditional circus and selecting the best international acts.
Design: Elena ZAÏKA
Printing process: Heliogravure
Size of the block: 100 x 126 mm vertical
Size of the stamps: 1 round stamp and 1 heart-shaped stamp
Quantity of issue: 35 000 blocks
This issue will be sold exclusively by the “Office des Timbres”, the “Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies” and in the sales network of the Principality. It will be included, with other values,
in the 1st Part of the philatelic programme 2024 and
offered to our subscribers and customers.