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New issues on 17 June 2021

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI EXHIBITION AT GRIMALDI FORUM

The Giacometti Foundation has joined forces with the Grimaldi Forum to present, for the first time in Monaco, a very special retrospective of the work of sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966). The most significant exhibition of its kind in recent years, the exhibition will run from 3 July to 29 August 2021. This journey into the work of Alberto Giacometti will be characterised by wonder. The public will have the opportunity to see more than 230 works accompanied by photographs and films.

Design© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP) Paris
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 30 x 40,85 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 30 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations


10th MONACO LITERARY SALON

Organised by Fabian Boisson Literary Meetings, the 10th Monaco Literary Salon (Salon du Livre de Monaco) will take place on 19 and 20 June 2021. This is a major literature festival held under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II.

Design: Joël TCHOBANIAN
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


15th MONTE-CARLO INTERNATIONAL SHOW JUMPING EVENT

Since it was founded in 2006, the Monte-Carlo International Show-Jumping Event has been one of the top stages on the Longines Global Champions Tour. The fifteenth event will welcome the world’s best riders for three days of competition on Port Hercule from 1 to 3 July 2021.

Photo: © Vanessa VON ZITZEWITZ
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 30 x 40,85 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations


CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF CZESLAW SLANIA

Born in Poland in 1921, Czesław Słania was passionate about drawing from childhood. He studied engraving at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków, and developed his talent in intaglio. He threw himself wholeheartedly into this painstaking discipline, which is beloved of philatelists because, from an aesthetic point of view, it produces a much better effect than can be achieved by offset printing. Słania began his philatelic career in his country of origin in 1951. In 1960, by which time he had been living in Sweden for several years, he managed to secure employment as an engraver with the Swedish postal service. Słania would go on to produce some 450 stamps for the country. His 600 other creations were exported to more than 30 countries, including Monaco, making him the most prolific stamp engraver in the world. In 1972, he received the extremely honoured title of Royal Court Engraver of Sweden. A meticulous worker whose creations are unmatched, he produced his dies in just a few days with enormous attention to detail. Słania died in Kraków in March 2005, having left his mark on the history of philately.

Design and line-engraving: Martin MÖRCK
Printing process: 3 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40,85 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 2021 and offered to our subscribers and customers.