Saturday, July 30, 2011

Monaco Wedding Stamps



This postcard has a night view of the Prince's Palace in the Principality of Monaco. The stamp in the upper right corner is not an actual stamp. It is an image of the stamp printed as part of the postcard design. The stamp commemorates the wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco on April 19, 1956. Grace Kelly was an American movie star.

For a couple of years when I was young, I both collected stamps and was fascinated with dime stores. One Saturday my father took me to a dime store in a neighboring town. Dime stores sold packages of stamps for collectors, so of course I had to look at the stamps. That is where I bought the stamps of the Monaco royal wedding. I seem to remember I was already aware of the wedding. Maybe I saw it on TV, or maybe it was because my Girl Scout troop was making scrapbooks of movie stars that year.

Below are the real stamps from my old stamp collection.



And here is a video with news coverage of the wedding:



I am participating in Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog




10 comments:

  1. We have a sub-theme going - extremely small countries (principalities) of Europe!! Happy sunday stamps, and thanks for participating!

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  2. funny!! i just ran across a few stamps of Prince Rainier...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  3. Funnily, I was going to put up some Monaco stamps but I've mislaid the cards and events have overtaken me.

    It was the recent wedding of Prince Albert that made me think of it.

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  4. Cool post! Monaco, a fairytale wedding...

    Buy discount postage, 70-100% of face value, from stamp shows/dealers.
    I use older stamps all the time, especially to create maximum cards. :)

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  5. Cool postcards!Must have for collectors^_^

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. Beautiful collection, Postcardy!
    We do not have dime stores. I would have loved spending time and exploring what treasures await me. We only have secondhand shops that sell mostly clothes, furniture, and other household items.

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  7. Great back story and really nice stamps!

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  8. I've got some of the old ones too, but I hadn't seen the new card with the imprinted stamp.

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  9. My postcard was mailed in 1981, but it may be older than that.

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