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New issues on 30 May 2024

INTERNATIONAL CAT SHOW

Organized by the Monegasque association “De Gati de Munegu”, the Monaco International Cat Show will be an opportunity to admire more than 190 cats of different breeds on October 19 and 20, 2024. The stamp represents a British shorthair, a breed cat with a calm and affectionate character.

Photo: © De Gati de Munegu
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



60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE JEANNE D'ARC HELICOPTER CARRIER

Built by the Brest arsenal and originally named La Résolue, the Jeanne d'Arc helicopter carrier was commissioned on July 16, 1964. It received and trained during its 45 application campaigns more than 6 000 officers including H.S.H. Prince Albert II during the 1981/1982 campaign. A training ship, the Jeanne d'Arc was nonetheless a military vessel intended to intervene in the event of conflict. Measuring 181.38 m long and 24 m wide, the “Jeanne” was withdrawn from service on June 7, 2010. On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, an exhibition will be held in Brest from June 1 to November 3, 2024.

Design and line-engraving: Martin MÖRCK
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


150th ANNIVERSARY OF UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION

A specialized United Nations institution founded in Bern in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. With its 192 member states, the UPU sets the rules for international mail exchanges and constitutes the main forum for cooperation between players in the postal sector, ensuring a truly universal network of products and services at the cutting edge of progress. The organization plays an advisory, mediation and liaison role, and provides technical assistance where needed.

Layout: Creaphil
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


BICENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF ALEXANDRE DUMAS FILS

Born July 27, 1824 in Paris, Alexandre Dumas fils is the illegitimate child of the famous writer Alexandre Dumas. Placed in a boarding school from his birth, he had to wait until he was seven years old for his father to finally agree to recognize him. He retained a deep resentment throughout his life which manifested itself in his works, characterized by the theme of the disintegration of the family and imbued with a certain moralism. He first encountered success with La Dame aux camélias, published in 1848. Adapted to the theater by the author himself in 1852, the work marks the birth of the comedy of manners. Alexandre Dumas takes advantage of his writings to discuss the social problems of his time. A precursor of feminism, he is committed to the cause of women by trying to participate in their emancipation. Rewarded both for his talents as a writer and his commitments, he was elected to the French Academy in 1874. He died on November 27, 1895.

Design and line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
Printing process: 5 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40 x 52,85 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations


5th MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL SITES OF THE GRIMALDIS OF MONACO

To perpetuate the links between the territories having a common past with the Principality of Monaco, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco wanted to organize every year since 2018, on the Place du Palais, a meeting of the historical Sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco. The aim is to highlight the history that links these “old strongholds” to the Principality of Monaco and the Grimaldi dynasty, and to introduce the cultural, artisanal, culinary and musical heritage of these regions. The 5th edition will be held on June 15 and 16, 2024 and will welcome twelve municipalities, ten Italian and two French.

Layout: Pavillon Monaco
Printing process: Offset
Size of the block: 100 x 120 mm vertical
Size of the stamp: 40 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 35 000 blocks


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, with the exception of the block "Meeting of the historical Sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco" which will be sold exclusively  by the “Office des Timbres”, the “Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies” and in the sales network of the Principality.  All issues will be included, with other values, in the 2nd Part of the philatelic programme 2024 and offered to our subscribers and customers.