Postage Stamp - Monaco - 2009

Title

Postage Stamp - Monaco - 2009

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Monaco

Date Issued

2009-06-03

Description

This set of three postage stamps was issued by Monaco to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of a committee of the Società Dante Alighieri in the principality. The stamps feature portraits of three famous Italians: Niccolò Machiavelli, Giovanni Boccaccio, and Francesco Petrarca. In the lower right corner of each stamp is a small version of Giotto's portrait of Dante surrounded by text as follows: "DANTE ALIGHIERI - MONACO 1979 - 2009". The stamps have text as follows:
  • 70-cent stamp: at the top: "Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527); and at the bottom: "0,70€ / MONACO".
  • 85-cent stamp: at the top: "Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375); and at the bottom: "0,85€ / MONACO".
  • 1.30-euro stamp: at the top: "Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374); and at the bottom: "1,30€ / MONACO".
The names of the designer, printer, and engraver appear along the bottom edge of each stamp: "DE LA PATELLIERE" (Cyril de la Patelliere); "Phil@poste 2009"; and "BEAUJARD" (Yves Beaujard).
Denomination: 0,70€ (0.70 EUR); 0,85€ (0.85 EUR); 1,30€ (1.30 EUR)
Perforation: 12 ¼ × 13 (comb)
Printing process: Three-color steel-engraving

Extent

40 × 52 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 2949 (0,70€)
Michel no. 2950 (0,85€)
Michel no. 2951 (1,30€)
Scott no. 2555 (0,70€)
Scott no. 2556 (0,85€)
Scott no. 2557 (1,30€)

Contributor

Cyril de la Patelliere
Yves Beaujard
Giotto
Phil@poste (Boulazac, France)

Language

French
Italian