Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is a city-state situated on the French Riviera.  It has a border with the Mediterranean Sea and is surrounded by France.  It is the second smallest and most densely populated country in the world.  It is known as the playground of the rich and famous.  This is probably due to its tax laws (no  income tax and low business taxes).  Tourism is important but banking has also added to its importance.  In 2014, about 30% of the population were millionaires.  Prince Albert II became the head of state after the death of his father in 2005.

The first stamps of Monaco were issued in 1885 and featured the image of Prince Charles II of Monaco.  Prince Rainier III who ruled  the country  from 1949 – 2005 was a keen philatelist and he involved himself in all aspects of Monaco‚Äôs stamp issues.

1891

Prince Albert Series

Monaco 12 H745

SG # 12

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-23-AJ40

SG # 23

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-24-AJ40

SG # 24

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1921

Princess Antoinette’s Baptism (Overprinted 20 DECEMBRE 1920 or surcharged)

Monaco-49-AJ40

SG # 49

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1922

Various Scenes Series

Monaco-56-J54

SG # 56

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco-59-AJ42

SG # 59

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1924

Various Frames Series

Monaco 73 H746

SG # 73

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco 74 H746

SG # 74

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco 75 H747

SG # 75

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-76-AJ40

SG # 76

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-77-J54

SG # 77

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-79-AJ40

SG # 79

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-80-AJ40

SG # 80

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-84-AJ40

SG # 84

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco 85 i10

SG # 85

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-86-AJ40

SG # 86

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco 89 i10

SG # 89

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-92-J54

SG # 92

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-97-J54

SG # 97

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Monaco 101 i10

SG # 101

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1926

Various Scenes Series (Surcharged)

Monaco-109-AJ42

SG # 109

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Monaco-110-AJ40

SG # 110

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-112-AJ42

SG # 112

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1933

Various Frames Series

Monaco-118-J54

SG # 118

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-119-AJ40

SG # 119

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-122-AJ41

SG # 122

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Monaco-125-AJ41

SG # 125

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-127-AJ41

SG # 127

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Air Surcharge Series with Blariot XI airplane 1f50

Monaco 143 i10

SG # 143

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1937

Postage Due Stamps Series (Overprinted POSTES or surcharged)

Monaco 153 i10

SG # 153

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1939

Various Scenes Series

Monaco-174-AJ41

SG # 174

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-185-AJ41

SG # 185

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

1941

Various Frames from various series (New values and colours)

Monaco-250-AJ41

SG # 250

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-362-AJ41

SG # 362

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-363-AJ41

SG # 363

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-256-AJ41

SG # 256

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-258-AJ41

SG # 258

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Monaco-259-AJ41

SG # 259

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-392-AJ42

SG # 392

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Monaco-394-J54

SG # 394

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco-401-AJ41

SG # 401

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1946

Prince Louis II Series

Monaco-308-J54

SG # 308

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Air Series

Monaco-325-AJ42

SG # 325

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1947

Participation in the Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition New York Series

Monaco-337-AJ42

SG # 337

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Monaco-338-AJ42

SG # 338

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Monaco-339-J54

SG # 339

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1949

Birth Centenary of Prince Albert I

Monaco-380-AJ42

SG # 380

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1950

Prince Rainier III Series

Monaco-426-J54

SG # 426

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-432-J54

SG # 432

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1950

Accession of Prince Rainier Series

Monaco-417-AN39

SG # 417

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

Monaco-418-AN39

SG # 418

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

Monaco-419-AN39

SG # 419

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

Monaco-420-AN39

SG # 420

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

1951

Holy Year Series

Monaco-438-AN39

SG # 438

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-439-AN39

SG # 439

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

1954

St. J.B. De la Salle Series – Educationist

Monaco-483-J54

SG # 483

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1955

Prince Rainier III Series

Monaco-519-AN39

SG # 519

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Death Anniversary Series of Jules Verne (author)

Monaco-529-AN39

SG # 529

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1956

5th International Stamp Exhibition in New York Series

Monaco 544 i10

SG # 544

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco 545 i10

SG # 545

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco 546 i10

SG # 546

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Royal Wedding Series featuring Princes Grace & Prince Rainier III

SG # 578

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

1958

Centenary of Apparition of Virgin Mary at Lourdes Series

SG # 598

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1960

Prince Rainier III Series

Monaco-628-AN39

SG # 628

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Monaco-632-AN39

SG # 629

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Various Scenes Series

Monaco-646-AJ40

SG # 646

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Marine Life and Plants Series
Monaco 672 i10

SG # 672

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1961

Veteran Motor Cars Series

Monaco 704 i118

SG # 704

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco 705 i118

SG # 705

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco 706 i118

SG # 706

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco 707 i118

SG # 707

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco 708 i118

SG # 708

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1963

Centenary of English Football Association Series

Monaco 774 i10

SG # 774

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Monaco 775 i10

SG # 775

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Monaco 776 i10

SG # 776

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Monaco 777 i10

SG # 777

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1964

50th Anniversary of the 1st Aerial Rally of Monte Carlo Series

Monaco 787 i10

SG # 787

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1967

25th Motor Grand Prix in Monaco Series

Monaco 868 i10

SG # 868

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco 869 i118

SG # 869

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Monaco 870 i118

SG # 870

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1974

60th Death Anniversary of Fernand Forest Series (motor engineer and inventor)

Monaco-1118-AN39

SG # 1118

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Prince Rainier III Series

Monaco 1148 i10

SG#1148

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Various Scenes Series

Monaco-1169-AN39

SG#1169

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

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