This block is a continuation of the series first issued in 2013 to mark the opening of the major sensory exhibition allowing visitors to experience an encounter with sharks. The exhibition runs until 2015. The objective is to overcome prejudices and help people to discover the true nature of these masters of the seas. Essential to the health of ecosystems, these large predators now find themselves under threat. The three stamps in the block depict three different species: the blacktip reef shark, the hammerhead shark, and the grey reef shark.
Design: Thierry MORDANT Printing process: Heliogravure Size of the block: 100 x 120 mm vertical Size of the stamps: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal Quantity of Issue: 45 000 blocks
Ancient Grimaldi Fiefdoms in the Carlades Area of Cantal
In 1643, King Louis XIII gave the Comté of Carladès to Prince Honoré II under the terms of the 1641 Treaty of Péronne. Next May, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco will pay an official visit to these ancient fiefdoms. The block comprises two stamps: one representing the House of the Princes of Monaco at Vic-sur-Cère, where Prince Louis Ier stayed in 1668; the second depicting the Rocher de Carlat. This year marks the centenary of the date that the Rocher was handed over to Prince Albert Ier, and it still belongs to the Sovereign of Monaco.
Design: André LAVERGNE Printing process: Heliogravure Size of the block: 100 x 110 mm vertical Size of the stamps: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal Quantity of Issue: 45 000 blocks