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New issues on 3 April 2024

FEMINA SPORTS DE MONACO CENTENARY

In 1924, the women’s section of Monaco Sports broke away to form Femina Sports de Monaco. From 1982 onwards, the club adopted an ambitious sporting project, recruiting an efficient administrative team of volunteers, and employing qualified staff committed to passing on their passion for gymnastics to the next generation. The club reorganised to reflect the Principality’s needs, with both a recreational section and a competitive section that has racked up an impressive list of sporting achievements (national titles, participation in the Games of Small States of Europe, the European and World Championships, international matches, etc.). Femina Sports offers a number of different disciplines: artistic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, “baby gym”, fitness, circus arts, and parkour. Gymnastics is the foundation for all other sports, and a veritable school of life.

Design and line-engraving: Sophie BEAUJARD
Printing process: Intaglio and offset
Size of the stamp: 30 x 40,85 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations


75 YEARS OF MONACO'S MEMBERSHIP IN UNESCO

The Principality of Monaco joined UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1949, giving its support to the body’s efforts to promote peace through international cooperation in the fields of education, science, and culture. 

Design and line-engravingAndré LAVERGNE
Printing process: 3 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


CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF MARLON BRANDO

Born on 3 April 1924 in Omaha (Nebraska), Marlon Brando was one of the greatest American actors of the 20th century. He made his big-screen debut in the 1950 film The Men. The following year, he starred in the film adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, instantly becoming a Hollywood idol. He was one of the first to adopt method acting, a technique in which the actor seeks to truly inhabit the character they are portraying, often departing from the script and improvising. He was named Best Actor at the 1955 Oscars for his performance in On the Waterfront. After a lost decade in the 1960s, Brando found new success with his role as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic The Godfather, for which he earned a second Academy Award. He turned down the Oscar in protest against his country’s treatment of Native Americans. He made his final cinema appearance in The Score in 2001, alongside Robert De Niro and Edward Norton. He died of heart failure on 1 July 2004. The stamp shows the actor alongside Grace Kelly at the 1955 Oscars ceremony.

Design and line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
Printing process: 3 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 52 x 40,85 mm horizontal
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 1st Part of the philatelic programme 2024 and offered to our subscribers and customers.