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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Monaco 2017 - The Calypso



COUNTRY: MONACO
ISSUE DATE: 22 March 2017 
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 31.77 mm
CIRCULATION: 50 000
ENGRAVING: Martin Mörck
STAMP DESIGN: Martin Mörck



Given the name of the sea nymph from Greek mythology, the Calypso is the famous vessel used by Commander Cousteau for his scientific explorations between 1951 and 1996. Twenty years after it was sunk in Singapore, the vessel left Concarneau in March 2016 to be restored in Turkey.   







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

OETP - Monaco Post