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France  2010  "Institut de paleontologie humaine 1910-2010" (Joint issue with Monaco)

Issue Date 02.06.2010
ID Michel: Scott:  Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  FR063.10  Category: pP
Author C. Andreotto
Stamps in set 1
Value 0.56 €
Size (width x height) 60 mm x 25 mm 
Layout Sheet of 40 stamps
Products FDC  x2  Folder x1
Paper
Perforation 13 x 13
Print Technique
Printed by Phil@Poste Boulazac 
Quantity
Issuing Authority LA POSTE
Albert 1, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Abbe Breuil Institut de paleontologie humaine on stamp of France 2010

On June 2nd 2010, Post authority of France issued a joint issue stamp with Monaco "Institut de paleontologie humaine 1910-2010"  (Monaco issued their stamp one fay earlier on June 1st). Both countries produced some FDC with  both stamps and  two postmarks, of France and Monaco, on it.  The stamp shows  portraits of founders of the Institute of Human Paleontology (HPI) and the Grimaldi caves surrounding the front of the HPI:Albert 1, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Abbe Breuil

Albert 1, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Abbe Breuil Institut de paleontologie humaine on stamps of France  and Monaco  2010

The Institute of Human Paleontology is a research foundation devoted to the study of human paleontology and prehistory. In 2010, HPI was a hundred years. It was created in 1910 mainly by Albert 1er, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and Abbe Breuil (both are depicted on left side of the stamp). This commemoration is an opportunity for a joint issue with the Principality of Monaco. The HPI Headquarters in Paris in a building built in 1912 by architect Pontremoli and decorated with bas-reliefs by sculptor Constant Roux.L institute's research mission on the ground (archaeological sites) and in laboratories, conservation products of excavation (collections of prehistoric artifacts and bones), dissemination to the greatest number of research results (scientific meetings and publications, exhibitions, public lectures, international exchanges ...) and training of future prehistory. 



Products

Joint issue FDC, similar FDC with only one stamp and one postmark were produced too.

Albert 1, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Abbe Breuil Institut de paleontologie humaine on FDC of France  and Monaco  2010

Albert 1, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Abbe Breuil Institut de paleontologie humaine on FDC of France  and Monaco  2010

Souvenir folder Some used covers
Albert 1, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Abbe Breuil Institut de paleontologie humaine on stamps of France  and Monaco  2010 Albert 1, Sovereign Prince of Monaco, and the Abbe Breuil Institut de paleontologie humaine on used cover of France  2010

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