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New issues on 2 October 2020

In partnership with the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco, the Stamp Issuing Office is launching a new cinema series featuring the posters of films shot in Monaco. 


L'AMOUR ET LA VEINE

The stamp depicts the Spanish poster for the film L’Amour et la Veine, directed by Monty Banks in 1932. It is the French version of the British comedy Money for Nothing. A penniless gambler shares the same name as a billionaire, which brings him sudden luck: he finds love, wins 24 million, loses his love – or at least the one he thought he loved – but then finally finds his ideal girl and fortune.

Poster: Montero, Amichatis © All rights reserved
Printing process: offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

THE STORY OF A CHEAT

The Story of a Cheat is a film by Sacha Guitry, which was released in 1936 and was adapted from his novel Mémoires d’un tricheur (Memoirs of a Cheat). The stamp depicts the Swedish poster for the film. The story concerns a man who writes his memoirs: from a very young age, the circumstances of his life have constantly pushed him, almost despite himself, towards dishonesty. He recounts for us the phenomenal successes and various failures of a professional cheat.

Poster: Munthe-Sandberg, Stig © All rights reserved
Printing process: offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

QUADRILLE OF LOVE

This stamp depicts the Swedish poster for Richard Eichberg’s film Die Katz’im Sack, known as Quadrille d’amour (Quadrille of Love) in French, which was released in 1935. The film focuses on a young provincial girl from Hungary who transforms herself into a sparkling Parisian socialite out of love for a racing driver who, after spurning her, falls madly in love with her.

Poster: © All rights reserved
Printing process: offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

UNKNOWN OF MONTE-CARLO

The stamp depicts the full-length version of the poster for André Berthomieu’s 1939 film Unknown of Monte-Carlo, the French version of the Italian film La signora di Montecarlo by Mario Soldati, which tells the story of an adventurous woman weary of her role as bait for a swindler who cleans up playing poker against the gullible marks that she brings to him. She reconnects with a childhood friend who pulls her away from the clutches of her accomplice and the police.

Poster: © All rights reserved
Printing process: offset
Size of the stamp: 31,77 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

These issues will be on sale at the “Office des Timbres”, the “Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies”, the post offices and philatelic counters of the Principality, the Monaco stamp-dealers as well as the “Carré d’Encre” in Paris, France. They will be included, with other values, in the 2nd Part of the philatelic programme 2020 and offered to our subscribers and customers.