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New issues on 5 March 2021

LEGENDARY RACE CARS - HONDA RA271

Driven by a 1.5-litre V12 engine, the Honda RA271 was the first Japanese single-seater vehicle to compete in Formula 1. Honda was one of the very few teams to build both the engine and the chassis. The car was entrusted to the American driver Ronnie Bucknum, and made its debut in the German Grand Prix in 1964. A unique model, it is now on display in the Honda Collection Hall, a transport museum at the Twin Ring Motegi track.

Design: Fabrice MONACI
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

LEGENDARY RACE CARS - WILLIAMS RENAULT FW14B

With its semi-automatic gearbox, active suspension and traction control system, the Williams Renault FW14B was the most sophisticated of all the vehicles entered into the 1992 Formula 1 World Championship. Driven by Nigel Mansell and Ricardo Patrese, it largely dominated the competition, winning the Constructors’ Championship and enabling the British driver to be crowned world champion after victory in nine of the season’s 16 races.

Design: Fabrice MONACI
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

LEGENDARY FORMULA 1 DRIVERS - STIRLING MOSS

Born in London in 1929, Stirling Moss is considered to be one of the greatest ever racing drivers. Nicknamed the ‘champion without a crown’, he won 212 races, including 16 Grand Prix events, and was crowned runner-up in the world championship four times in a row between 1955 and 1958, but he never succeeded in lifting the world title. An eclectic driver, he also notched up numerous victories in the Sport category (including a sensational victory in the Mille Miglia in 1955) and in rallies: he is one of three drivers to have won a Gold Cup in the Alpine Rally. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, and passed away in 2020, at the age of 90.

Design: Michel VERRANDO
Printing process: Heliogravure
Size of the pair: 83 x 31 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 pairs
Sheet of 4 pairs of 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 1st Part of the philatelic programme 2021 and offered to our subscribers and customers.