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New issues on 11 July 2022

40 YEARS OF THE PRESIDENCY OF H.S.H. PRINCE ALBERT II AT THE MONACO RED CROSS

The Monaco Red Cross supports vulnerable people in the Principality and beyond its borders. It always responds to calls from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement during humanitarian crises and natural disasters. For all these years, H.S.H. Prince Albert II has been particularly attached to the humanitarian action carried out by all the volunteers and employees involved. This year, the Monaco Red Cross will celebrate, through various events, the 40th anniversary of the Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II within the Institution. The issue of a stamp bearing His effigy will allow Him to be honoured.

Design: Stefanie VAN ZYL
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


THE PRINCE'S PALACE FRESCOES

On the ceiling of the Throne Room of the Prince's Palace, a vast composition recounts the Nekya, an episode from Homer's Odyssey in which Ulysses goes to the gates of Hell. Through a ritual sacrifice, the hero invokes the soul of the seer Tiresias to render his oracle. In this detail, a shadow from the realm of the dead stands out against the darkened skies.

Design: Detail of the ceiling of the Throne Room after conservation-restoration © M. Voyer Gadin /Prince’s Palace of Monaco
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


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 2022 and offered to our subscribers and customers.