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Friday, April 1, 2016

Monaco 2016
Ancient Grimaldi Strongholds : Belfort




COUNTRY: MONACO
ISSUE DATE: 16 March 2016
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 31.77 mm
CIRCULATION: 50 000
STAMP DESIGN: André Lavergne




Cardinal Mazarin held a number of titles, including that of Count of Belfort. These titles reverted to the Grimaldi family upon the marriage in 1777 of Prince Honoré IV to Louise d'Aumont, a descendant of Cardinal Mazarin's niece. This year, Prince Albert II will make an official visit to Belfort.










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

OETP - Monaco Post