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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monaco 2015
Monacophil 2015





COUNTRY: MONACO
ISSUE DATE: 7 December 2015
THEME: Prince Albert I Expeditions
PRINT RUN: 45 000
STAMP/BLOCK SIZE: 30 x 40 mm / 120 x 100 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Martin Mörck


Prince Albert I (1848-1922) had a thirst for travel and science from an early age, and embarked upon his first campaigns in the Mediterranean and Atlantic from 1885 onwards. As early as 1906, he was in the vanguard of efforts to protect the environment, exploring previously unknown areas of Spitsbergen. His four Arctic expeditions resulted in the publication of extremely detailed maps of Spitsbergen, which are still in use today. To commemorate Prince Albert I's expeditions, MonacoPhil 2015 devotes a collective exhibition to polar philately.