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New issues on 19 September 2022

OCEANOGRAPHER SOVEREIGNS: ALBERT I OF MONACO AND CARLOS I OF PORTUGAL

In Lisbon, from October 2022, the exhibition “The Oceanographer Friend. Albert I of Monaco and Portugal, 1873-1920” will pay tribute to the friendship between two oceanographer sovereigns, Prince Albert I and King Dom Carlos of Portugal. Organised in cooperation with the Maritime Museum of Lisbon, and with contributions from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco Archives, the Oceanographic Museum, and the Albert I Committee, the exhibition will showcase the voyages and campaigns undertaken by Prince Albert I in Portugal.

Design and line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
Printing process: Steel-engraving and offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

ALBERT I AND THE AZORES

For more than 35 years, aboard his ships, Prince Albert I has traveled seas and oceans. His work led him to visit many countries, including the Azores archipelago, which was the preferred destination for thirteen scientific expeditions. Albert I was sensitive to the mild climate, the beauty of the landscapes and above all, the hospitality of the inhabitants of the Azores. The painting by Louis Tinayre represents the inauguration by Prince Albert I, on September 2, 1904, of the avenue that bears his name in Ponta Delgada.

Design: Painting of Louis Tinayre © Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
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

CENTENARY OF THE UNION INTERNATIONALE MOTONAUTIQUE

Created in 1922 and headquartered in Monaco since 1988, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the exclusive world umbrella organisation for powerboating. The UIM’s membership includes over 65 Federations from five continents. Each year, it organises more than 400 powerboat, Aquabike and MotoSurf races around the world. The UIM is committed to developing powerboat sports with respect for the environment, and aims to achieve “zero carbon” racing by 2030. In this, its centenary year, the UIM has begun organising the first races involving electrically-powered boats. It is also proud of its partnership with the Yacht Club de Monaco in the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge, which has taken place at Port Hercule every year since 2014.

Design and line-engraving: André LAVERGNE
Printing process: Steel-engraving and offset
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
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.