Friday, July 29, 2011

Joint issue Monaco-France - Centenary Of The Institute Of Human Palaeontology 1.6.2010

The theme of the joint issue of Monaco and France is dedicated to the Institute of Human Palaeontology (IPH). The Multicoloured Twin issue feature Identical stamps, namely, the Portrait of Prince Albert 1st of Monaco and the Abbé Breuil, building, caves (Grimaldi cave) and early humanoids. The first scientific establishment of this type in the world, the IPH, situated in Paris, came into being in 1910 under the patronage of Prince Albert 1st, as a result of his meeting two of the most famous founders of contemporary prehistoric archaeology, Professor Marcellin Boule and Abbe Henri Breuil. Currently directed by Professor Henry de Lumley, the IPH takes on several missions: to manage extensive prehistoric excavation sites, to carry out field and laboratory research, to preserve a rich prehistoric heritage, to diffuse and develop scientific culture, and to provide facilities for students and researchers. Maria sent me this nice cover.
It is worth mentioning that stamps commemorating the IHP both from Monaco and From France as well as the special first day cancellations from the two countries are also on this nice First Day Cover. It is significant, as it was authorised in both countries.

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