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New issues on 8 March 2022

LEGENDARY RACE CARS - VANWALL VW5

Little known by the general public after disappearing from the scene too soon, Vanwall was a motor racing team that competed in Formula 1 from 1954 to 1961, achieving nine victories in just 28 Grand Prix events. The team’s name was a contraction of the names of its founder, British industrialist Tony Vandervell, and his mechanical parts firm Thinwall. Vanwall developed a high-performance, sturdy VW5 which won the first-ever constructors’ world title in 1958, thanks to six wins by Stirling Moss.

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 - BENETTON B195

Powered by a Renault V10 engine, the Benetton B195 enabled Michael Schumacher to sail through the 1995 season, scoring nine victories and his second world championship title, while Benetton secured its first and only constructors’ world title. 

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 - JOCHEN RINDT

Born in 1942 in Mainz (Germany), Jochen Rindt competed in his first F1 Grand Prix event in 1964. With an aggressive and spectacular driving style, he was considered to be one of the best drivers of his era. In 1970, on the eve of the Italian Grand Prix, he had four consecutive wins under his belt and was sitting 20 points ahead. A victory in Monza would have secured him the world championship title. However, during the practice sessions, Rindt lost control of his Lotus 72, probably due to a mechanical fault. He was seriously injured and was pronounced dead several hours later. The season continued, and Rindt’s lead was such that he was posthumously crowned world champion. A unique and tragic moment in history.

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 2022 and offered to our subscribers and customers.