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MONACO 1891 onwards

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Monaco 1885-1890

1891 Prince Albert facing the left

5 c blue 15 c red 25 c green 5 F lilac 5 F green


(Reduced size)

  1 c green
  2 c lilac
  5 c blue
  5 c green (1901)
  10 c brown
  10 c red (1901)
  15 c red
  15 c brown (1901)
  15 c green (1921)
  25 c green
  25 c blue (1901)
  40 c blue on red
  50 c brown on orange
  75 c lilac on yellow
  75 c brown on yellow (1921)
  1 F black on yellow
  5 F red on green
  5 F lilac (1920)
  5 F green (1921)

surcharged with red cross and 5 (1914)

  '+ 5 c' on 10 c red

surcharged

  20 c on 15 c green (1923)
  25 c on 10 c red (1922)
  45 c on 50 c brown on orange (1924)
  50 c on 1 F black on yellow (1923)
  75 c on 1 F black on yellow (1924)
  85 c on 5 F green (1924)

overprinted '28 Decembre 1920'

  5 c green
  75 c brown
  '2 F =' on 5 F lilac

These stamps have perforation 14 x 13 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
1 c vc vc  
2 c vc vc  
5 c blue ** **  
5 c green vc vc 1901
10 c brown ** **  
10 c red c c 1901
15 c red *** c  
15 c brown * c 1901
15 c green c c 1921
25 c green *** *  
25 c blue * c 1901
40 c c c  
50 c * *  
75 c lilac on yellow ** **  
75 c brown on yellow *** *** 1921
1 F * *  
5 F red on green *** ***  
5 F lilac *** *** 1920
5 F green ** ** 1921
Red Cross issue
5 c + 10 c * *  

Overprinted '18 DECEMBRE 1920'

5 c c c  
75 c * *  
2 F on 5 F ** **  
Surcharged
20 c on 15 c c c 1923
25 c on 10 c c c 1922
45 on 50 c c c 1924 A variety exists with the '5' fatter
(appears once in every sheet)
50 c on 1 F * * 1923
75 c on 1 F c c 1924, I've seen a double overprint: RR
85 c on 5 F c c 1924, Double overprint: RRR

I have seen a postcard 10 c brown in the same design as the above stamps. Other postal stationery exists: 1 c green, 2 c lilac, 2 c brown, 5 c blue, 10 c brown on blue, 10 c red, 10 c brown, 15 c red on green, 25 c blue on lilac and 25 c green on lilac.

Typical cancel:

Stamps with a small dotted circular cancel with 'OL' in the center exists; these are not overprints, but cancels for letters destined for France.

 

1920 War charity, mother with child behind view of Monaco

  2 + 3 c brown
  5 + 5 c green
  15 + 10 c red
  25 + 15 c blue
  50 + 50 c brown on brown
  1 + 1 F black on yellow
  5 + 5 F red

Overprinted '20 mars 1920' (1920)

1 + 1 F black on yellow 5 + 5 F red

  15 + 10 c red
  25 + 15 c blue
  50 + 50 c brown on brown
  1 + 1 F black on yellow
  5 + 5 F red

Overprinted '20 mars 1920' and surcharged (1920)

  2 + 3 c on 15 + 10 c red
  2 + 3 c on 25 + 15 c blue
  2 + 3 c on 50 + 50 c brown on brown
  5 + 5 c on 1 + 1 F black on yellow
  5 + 5 c on 5 + 5 F red

These stamps have perforation 14 x 13 1/2.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
2+3 c * *  
5+5 c * *  
15+10 c * *  
25+15 c * *  
50+50 c *** **  
1+1 F R R  
5+5 F RR RR  
Overprinted '20 mars 1920'
15+10 c * *  
25+15 c * *  
50+50 c ** **  
1+1 F *** ***  
5+5 F RR RR  
2+3 c on 15+10 c *** ***  
2+3 c on 25+15 c *** ***  
2+3 c on 50+50 c *** ***  
5+5 c on 1+1 F *** ***  
5+5 c on 5+5 F *** ***  

 

The next stamps issued in Monaco bore the head of Prince Albert I (25 c with hat) and various sceneries; oceanographic museum (30 c and 50 c), Royal palace (5 F and 10 F) and the rock of Monaco (60 c, 1 F and 2 F). They were issued in 1922.


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