Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monaco 2016
150th Anniversary Of The Foundation Of Monte-Carlo

ISSUE DATE: 16 March 2016
STAMP SIZE: 52 x 31.77 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Yves Beaujard

The Monte-Carlo district was founded in 1866 at the initiative of Prince Charles III, and built around the Casino designed by architect Charles Garnier. The stamp depicts a portrait of Charles III with Monte-Carlo in the background, shown as it was at the time. To the right of the Prince can be seen an extract from the Sovereign Ordinance which created Monte-Carlo.

Stamp images and description thanks to:
OETP - Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste

OETP - Monaco Post