Stamps from Monaco

The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling Grimaldi family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

CIA—The World Factbook

 

Monaco began printing their stamps in 1885. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1951.

 

Map of Monaco

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To view more information about a certain stamp, click on that stamp.
Pour lire les informations sur un timbre, appuyez sur ce timbre.

1950s

Madonna and Child

Virgin


Pietà

Apparition of Lourdes


Empty Grotto at Lourdes

Grotto with Statue and Altar

Virgin Mary, Popes Pius IX and XII

 

Basilica of Lourdes
1960s

Nativity
 

1970s

The First Crèche

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Christ Child—Adoration of the Kings

Christ Child—Adoration of the Kings

Christ Child—Adoration of the Kings

Lamentation for the Death of Christ

Virgin Mary, St. Teresa of Lisieux

Christ Child

Christ Child

The Juggler of Notre Dame

Nativity
 
1980s

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Laghet

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Laghet



1990s

Mary—Provençal Santon

Nativity

Nativity

2000s

150th Anniversary of Apparition at Lourdes


   
 
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