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New issues on 7 May 2024

EUROPA - THE MEDITERRANEAN OCTOPUS

A common Mediterranean species, the octopus, Octopus vulgaris, illustrates the Europa stamp, the theme of which this year is underwater fauna and flora. The octopus lives mainly at depths between 1 and 25 meters and up to 100 meters in winter, in rocks or in coralligenous reefs, but also in Posidonia meadows or in sandy bottoms, in which it hides in covered with stones. The Mediterranean octopus is endowed with cognitive capacities comparable to those of vertebrates. Camouflage, vision, innovation, deception, learning, memory, are facets of its intelligence. In order to best preserve the species, particularly during the breeding periods from June to September, its capture is prohibited in certain areas of the Mediterranean.

Design: Marie-Christine LEMAYEUR and Bernard ALUNNI
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


50 YEARS OF THE MONEGASQUE ASSOCIATION OF THE SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA

Founded 50 years ago, in 1974, the Monegasque Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta supports large-scale medical, social and humanitarian projects, in the Principality and throughout the world. Counting among its illustrious members HSH Prince Albert II and Mgr Dominique-Marie David, the Order of Malta of Monaco operates in close collaboration with the Order of Malta International, one of the oldest and historic humanitarian associations in the world, since it was born in 1113.

Layout: Creaphil
Printing process: Offset and gold tooling
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 2024 and offered to our subscribers and customers.