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14 June 2018 News flash

Issue of four-stamp block to mark 1st Meeting of Historical Sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco

Characteristics: Palace design: Alain Giampaoli Palace engraving: Line Filhon Layout: Créaphil Printing: Intaglio and offset Block format: 120 x 100 mm Stamp format: 30 x 40.85 mm vertical Print run: 35,000 blocks

On 23 and 24 June 2018, Place du Palais is hosting a meeting of the “historical sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco”. This first event will showcase the Marquisate of Baux and the Earldom of Carladès, places whose titles are associated with Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, the Marquis of Baux and Countess of Carladès, respectively. The final guest area is the town of Menton, which was part of the Principality for five centuries. 

Each area will present its cultural and craft heritage. A variety of events will be on offer: puppet shows, dancing and folklore, medieval fighting, games for children, a lavender workshop, the making of traditional santon Nativity scene figurines, a stone cutter, a ceramics workshop, etc. A sound and light show will also be projected onto the Prince’s Palace during the evening of Saturday 23 June. 

To commemorate this event, a block of four stamps will be issued by the Stamp Issuing Office on 23 June. The Office will be selling the block and other philatelic products related to Grimaldi historic sites on Place du Palais on 23 and 24 June. 

For more information, see: www.oetp-monaco.com

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