This year, the theme of the Europa best stamp competition is "national music instruments". The mandolin plays an essential role in Monegasque traditions. It accompanies the dancing of the folk group, La Palladienne de Monaco.
This issue will be on sale at the "Office des Emissions de Timbres-Poste", the "Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies", the post offices and philatelic counters of the Principality, the Monaco stamp-dealers as well as the "Musée de la Poste" and the "Carré d'Encre" in Paris, France. It will be included, with other values, in the philatelic programme of the 2nd Part 2014 offered to our subscribers and customers.