MONACO

Stamps inscribed 'Monaco' or 'Principauté de Monaco'

1885 ->

From 1885: 1 [French] Franc = 100 Centimes
From 1960: 1 New Franc (FRF) = 100 Centimes =
100 Old Francs
From 2002: 1 Euro (EUR) = 100 Eurocents (= FRF 6.55957)
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WILD CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
25 September 1972 - 27th International Zoological Congress
MC19720925 ST 0_30 Stamp 0.30 Leopard
MI 1051
 
1 November 1974 - 1st International Circus Festival
MC19741101 ST 0_02 Stamp 0.02 Tiger
Leopard
MI 1130
 
9 November 1976 - 3rd International Circus Festival
MC19761109 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Lion
Stylized Lion
MI 1250
BDC
MC19761109 MC 1_00 Maximum card 1.00 Lion (on stamp and card)
Stylized Lion
Official MC with
MC19761109 ST 1_00
BDC
8 November 1978 - 5th International Circus Festival
MC19781108 ST 1_00 2 Stamp 1.00 Lion
MI 1352
 
5 November 1981 - Monegasque Red Cross: Herculean Myths
MC19811105 ST 2_50__0_50 Semi-postal stamp 2.50
+ 0.50
Lion
MI 1489
FDC
MC19811105 ST 3_50__0_50 Semi-postal stamp 3.50
+ 0.50
Lion
Hercules in a Lion's skin
MI 1490
FDC
MC19811105 MC 2_50__0_50 Maximum card 2.50
+ 0.50
Lion (on stamp and card)
Official MC with
MC19811105 ST 2_50__0_50
CC
MC19811105 MC 3_50__0_50 Maximum card 3.50
+ 0.50
Lion (on stamp and card)
Hercules in a Lion's skin
Official MC with
MC19811105 ST 3_50__0_50
CC
5 November 1981 - 8th International Circus Festival
MC19811105 ST 1_40 Stamp 1.40 Tiger
MI 1499
 
22 May 1986 - FIFA World Cup in Mexico
MC19860522 ST 7_00 Stamp 7.00 Jaguar
Wild Cat Art
Mayan bas-relief (3. - 10. c.)
Stamp from
MC19860522 MS 12_00
MI 1755
 
MC19860522 MS 12_00 Miniature sheet 12.00
(5.00
+ 7.00)
Jaguar
Wild Cat Art
Mayan bas-relief (3. - 10. c.)
Two-stamp MS with
MC19860522 ST 7_00
and another stamp
MI 1755
 
28 October 1986 - Monegasque Red Cross: Herculean Myths
MC19861028 ST 3_00__0_70 Semi-postal stamp 3.00
+ 0.70
Lion
Hercules in a Lion's skin
MI 1771
FDC
MC19861028 ST 4_00__0_80 Semi-postal stamp 4.00
+ 0.80
Lion
Hercules in a Lion's skin
MI 1772
FDC
MC19861028 MC 3_00__0_70 Semi-postal stamp 3.00
+ 0.70
Lion
Hercules in a Lion's skin
MI 1771
CC
If you have a scan of this item, please share. MC19861028 MC 4_00__0_80 Semi-postal stamp 4.00
+ 0.80
Lion
Hercules in a Lion's skin
MI 1772
 
20 October 1988 - 14th International Circus Festival
MC19881020 ST 2_00 Stamp 2.00 Tiger
MI 1892
 

FDC with private cachet
MC19881020 FDC 2_00 First Day Cover 2.00 Tiger (on stamp and postmark)
Official FDC with
MC19881020 ST 2_00
CC
MC19881020 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
20 October 1988
CC
7 December 1989 - 15th International Circus Festival
MC19891207 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
7 December 1989
 

4 September 1990 - Bicentenary of the Birth of Jean François Champollion

This item is also listed under Mythic Cats

MC19900904 ST 5_00 Stamp 5.00 Lion
Sphinx
Wild Cat Art
Great Sphinx of Giza
MI 1977
 
2 January 1991 - 16th International Circus Festival
MC19910102 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
2 January 1991
 
6 January 1992 - 16th International Circus Festival
MC19920106 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
6 January 1992
 
5 January 1993 - 17th International Circus Festival
MC19930105 ST 2_50 Stamp 2.50 Tiger
MI 2099
 
20 November 1998 - 23rd International Circus Festival
MC19981120 ST 2_70 Stamp 2.70 Lion
MI 2431
 
MC19981120 FDC 2_70 First Day Cover 2.70 Lion (on stamp)
Tiger (on postmark)
Official FDC with
MC19981120 ST 2_70
 
MC19981120 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
20 November 1998
 
13 December 1999 - 24th International Circus Festival
MC19991213 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
13 December 1999
 
3 December 2000 - 25th International Circus Festival
MC20001203 ST 6_00 3 Stamp 6.00
/ 0.91
Tiger
Dual denomnation FRF/EUR
Stamp from
MC20001203 MS 30_00
MI 2541
MC
MC20001203 ST 6_00 4 Stamp 6.00
/ 0.91
Tiger
Lion
Dual denomnation FRF/EUR
Stamp from
MC20001203 MS 30_00
MI 2542
 
MC20001203 MS 30_00 Miniature sheet 30.00
/ 4.55
(5 x
6.00
/ 0.91)
Tiger (on 2 stamps)
Lion (on 1 stamp)
Dual denomnation FRF/EUR
5-stamp MS with
MC20001203 ST 6_00 3
MC20001203 ST 6_00 4
an 3 other stamps
MI B82
 
1 January 2002 - 26th International Circus Festival
MC20020101 ST 0_41 Stamp 0.41 Lion
MI B82
 
MC20020101 FDC 0_41 First Day Cover 0.41 Lion (on stamp)
Tiger (on postmark)
Official FDC with
MC20020101 ST 0_41
 
MC20020101 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
1 January 2002
 
15 December 2003 - 28th International Circus Festival
MC20031215 ST 0_70 Stamp 0.70 Tiger
MI 2670
 
1 December 2006 - HH Prince Albert II
MC20061201 ST 0_60 1 Stamp 0.60 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion head (carved in chair's armrest)
MI 2822
 
1 December 2006 - MONACOPHIL '06 International Philatelic Exhibition
MC20061201 ST 6_00 Stamp 6.00 Lion head (carved in chair's armrest)
Stamp from
MC20061201 MS 6_00
MI 2844
 
MC20061201 MS 6_00 Miniature Sheet 6.00 Lion head (carved in chair's armrest) (on stamp only)
Single stamp MS with
MC20061201 ST 6_00
MI B94
 
MC20061201 FDC 6_00 1 First Day Cover 6.00 Lion head (carved in chair's armrest) (on stamp and on cachet)
FDC with stamp from MS
 
MC20061201 FDC 6_00 2 First Day Cover 6.00 Lion head (carved in chair's armrest) (on stamp and on cachet)
FDC with MS
 
22-25 June 2007 - Filsanda 2007 Philatelic Exhibition


On comm. cover

MC20070622_25 PMK IT330308 Commemorative postmark - Lion
""Principauté de Monaco - Filsanda 2007"
San Daniele del Friuli (Italy)
22 - 25 June 2007
BDC
15 October 2007 - 32nd Circus Festival
MC20071015 ST 0_60 Stamp 0.60 Lion
Tiger
MI 2860
 
19 December 2008 - 33rd Circus Festival
MC20081219 ST 0_85 Stamp 0.85 Tiger
MI 2909
 
MC20081219 FDC 0_85 First Day Cover 0.85 Tiger (on stamp and postmark)
Official FDC with
MC20081219 ST 0_85
 
MC20081219 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Féstival international du cirque - Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
19 December 1999
 
20 December 2010 - 35th Circus Festival
MC20101220 ST 0_75 Stamp 0.75 Tiger
MI 3013
 
19 December 2011 - 36th Circus Festival
MC20111219 ST 0_77 Stamp 0.77 Lion
MI 3066
 
MC20111219 FDC 0_77 First Day Cover 0.77 Lion (on stamp and postmark)
Official FDC with
MC20111219 ST 0_77
 
MC20111219 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Lion
"Jour d'émission"
Monaco O.E.T.P.
19 December 2011
 
6 January 2014 - 38th Circus Festival
MC20140106 ST 0_83 Stamp 0.83 Tiger
MI 3165
 
If you have a scan of this item, please share. MC20140106 FDC 0_83 First Day Cover 0.83 Tiger (on stamp, postmark and cachet)
Official FDC with
MC20140106 ST 0_83
 
MC20140106 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Jour d'émmision"
Monaco OETP
6 January 2014
 
MC20140100_ PMK 98020 Slogan postmark - Tiger
"Féstival International de Cirque de Monte-Carlo"
Monte-Carlo
Earliest use reported:
18 January 2014
Latest use reported:
24 January 2014
Same design as 2015-version
If you know more about the dates of use for this postmark, please let us know.
 
7 January 2015 - 39th International Circus Festival
MC20150107 ST 0_95 Stamp 0.95 Tiger
MI 3211
 
MC20150107 FDC 0_95 First Day Cover 0.95 Tiger (on stamp and postmark)
Official FDC
 
MC20150107 FDP 98050 First Day Postmark - Tiger
"Jour d'émission"
Office des Timbres, Monaco
7 January 2015
 
MC20150100_ PMK 98020 Slogan postmark - Tiger
"Féstival International de Cirque de Monte-Carlo"
Monte-Carlo
Earliest use reported:
13 January 2015
Latest use reported:
17 January 2015
Same design as 2014-version
If you know more about the dates of use for this postmark, please let us know.
 
5 January 2016 - 5th 'New Generation' Circus Festival in Monaco
MC20160105 ST 0_80 1 Stamp 0.80 Lion
MI 3268
BPB
1 April 2016 - Former Territories of the Grimaldi Family / Visit of HH Prince Albert to Belfort
MC20160401 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Statue
The Belfort Lion (1880) by Frédéric Bartholdi
MI 3288
 
1-3 April 2016 - Spring Philatelic Fair in Belfort
MC20160401_03 PMK 90000 Commemortaive postmark - Lion
Wild Cat Art
Lion Statue
The Belfort Lion (1880) by Frédéric Bartholdi
"Principauté de Monaco - - Salon Plilatélique de Printemps"
This postmark can often be found as First Day Postmark for
MC20160401 ST 1_00
Belfort
1 - 3 April 2016
 
30 June 2016 - Prince Albert II Foundation
MC20160630 ST 1_25 3 Stamp 1.25 Tiger
Stamp from
MC20160630 MS 5_00
MI 3307
 
MC20160630 MS 5_00 Miniature sheet 5.00
(4 x 1.25)
Tiger (on one stamp)
4-stamp MS with
MC20160630 ST 1_25 3
and 3 other stamps
MI B119
 
3 January 2017 - 41st International Circus Festival
MC20170103 ST 1_10 Stamp 1.10 Lion
Tiger
MI 3320
M
ILS
1 June 2017 - Centenary of Lions International
MC20170601 ST 0_85 Stamp 0.85 Lion
Lions Club Emblem
MI 3351
 
  Sheetlet 8.50
(10 x 0.85)
Lion (on stamps and marginal label)
Lions Club Emblem
Sheetlet with 10 x
MC20170601 ST 0_85
MI KB3351
 
MC20170601 FDC 0_85 First Day Cover 0.85 Lion (on stamp and postmark)
Lions Club Emblem
Official FDC with
MC20170601 ST 0_85
 
MC20170601 FDP 98000 First Day Postmark - Lion
Lions Club Emblem
"100 - Jour d'émission"
Office des Timbres, Monaco
1 June 2017
 
MC20170601 LB 14 Marginal label - Lion
Lions Club Emblem
Lower row, right marginal label from
MC20170601 SH 8_50
 

Compiled by Geir Arveng with valuable help from Maurizio Sacchi, Greg Balagian, Marci Jarvis, Mary Ann Brown, and
Nahum Shereshevsky.
Latest update: 6 October, 2017