On December 2, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening of the 2011 MonacoPhil Stamp Show held at three venues in Terrasses de Fontvieille.
According to a press release regarding this three-day event:
The Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies will display a selection of one hundred exceptional philatelic rarities from internationally renowned collections, including those of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, ten national postal museums and members of the Club de Monte-Carlo.
The Monaco Top Cars Collection will show exceptional items, some of them for the very first time, on the theme ‘The United Kingdom and its colonies’. Visitors can admire philatelic gems from the collections of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Royal Philatelic Society London.
A stamp fair in the Salle du Canton, will feature 80 stands operated by postal administrations and well-known international stamp dealers; giving both collectors and the general public a chance not only to find out about the latest philatelic novelties, but also to enjoy classic stamps from all over the world.
On 2 December, the Office des Emissions de Timbres-Poste will issue a special commemorative sheet featuring a photograph of the marriage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlène Wittstock. As an exclusive offer to MonacoPhil, a limited, numbered edition of this sheet and its non-perforated version will be sold in a presentation pack.
This evening, at a gala dinner, Prince Albert II received the 2011 ASCAT Grand Prix Award, for his avid support of “…philately and stamp collecting…”
To learn more about the 2011 MonacoPhil please click here.
Sources: ASCAT and MonacoPhil