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New issues on 16 April 2024

TRIBUTE TO MARCEL PAGNOL AND PRINCE PIERRE OF MONACO

Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974) made a lasting impression on the Alpes-Maritimes region and the Principality, where he was a regular resident from 1943 to 1954. In Monaco, he created a play in 1926, Jazz, organized the premiere of his film, Topaze, in 1951. Member of the Literary Council since its creation in 1950, he chaired the jury of the first Television Festival in 1961. Pagnol was the friend of Prince Rainier III, but also of his father, Prince Pierre (1895-1964), a great patron of art and literature. The year 2024 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the writer's death and the 60th anniversary of that of Prince Pierre.

Design and line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
Printing process: 5 colours steel-engraving
Size of the pair: 104 x 40,85 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 36 000 pairs
Sheet of 3 pairs of stamps with illuminations


EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Three-time winners Germany will host the UEFA European Football Championship from 14 June to 14 July 2024. Matches will be held at ten world-class stadiums. The final will take place at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

DesignAlain BORGHERESI
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


300th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF IMMANUEL KANT

What can I know? What must I do? What may I hope? These are the three questions to which Immanuel Kant, a philosopher born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1724, devoted his life. His answers are contained in the works Critique of Pure Reason (1781 and 1787), Critique of Practical Reason (1788), Critique of the Power of Judgment (1790), and Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason (1793). Drawing parallels with the intellectual revolution in science led by Copernicus and later Newton, Immanuel Kant fathered a new philosophical movement, which he called critical philosophy. He founded the concept of transcendental idealism, arguing that we intuit the objects of existence according to our own sensibilities, and that we cannot know things in themselves. He also established the notion of absolute worth in morality, which he saw as a categorical requirement for human freedom. Through his teachings and writings, Kant left an indelible mark on philosophy. His ideas were not only taken up, but often adapted by the vast majority of thinkers in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Design and line-engraving: Sarah LAZAREVIC
Printing process: 4 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.