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New issues on 17 October 2022

FOOTBALL IN QATAR

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. The unprecedented period in which the tournament will occur is linked to the climate of Qatar and the excessively hot weather prevailing there on the dates when the competition is usually held. In order to combat the extreme temperatures, Qatar has developed an air conditioning system in the stadiums. Six new stadiums have been built, including one, Stade 974, made from recycled shipping containers, fully removable and reusable.

Design: Christophe FORT
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


500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF HONORÉ I

When Lucien Grimaldi died in 1523, his son Honoré was just nine months old. His uncle, Augustin Grimaldi, Bishop of Grasse, was named regent. But he also died in 1532. Honoré I, aged nine, reigned under the guardianship of Etienne Grimaldi, known as “le Gubernant”. He continued the work undertaken by Augustin to fortify the Rock, as can be seen in the gate at the top of the Rampe Major, which bears the initials HG and the Christogram IHS. Ten years after Honoré I gate was completed, and with Nice under siege from both King François I and the Turks, a new campaign of fortification works was launched. The prow of the Serravalle Bastion was completed in 1545, and Tous-les-Saints Tower in 1552.

Design and line-engraving: Louis BOURSIER
Printing process: 6 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40 x 31,77 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 2021 and offered to our subscribers and customers.