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Monaco's Stamp & Coin Museum (1/2023)

The Museum of Stamps and Coins of Monaco establish in the end of 1995 and opened to the public in January 1996.

The Museum, of contemporary design, houses rare stamps depicting the Principality’s postal history, as well as all the documents, which have been used in the stamp-printing process from the first Charles III stamp in 1885 to the present day. For more details:


Since 1995 the museum has appeared several times on stamps of Monaco, all of which of course appear in our lists as stamps on stamps:


Scott: #1953, Issued: 8.5.1995


Scott: #2022a, Issued: 14.10.1996



Scott: #2111, Issued: 18.1.1999



Scott: #2255, Issued: 31.5.2002



Scott: #2406, Issued: 30.1.2006


monaco      ss  10.15.21

Scott: #3070, Issued: 15.10.2021



As you can see in the picture, the left side of the entrance to the museum is engraved with several stamps of Monaco. We managed to identify most of the stamps (see below), with the main identification done, of course, by Lou Guadagno, with a some help from Michael Merritt.

To this day we have not been able to identify the right stamp in the first row - this is a task that now rests on all of us...









sos monaco 1229      1980


Scan not available

Monaco #1229

Monaco #J65


sos monaco 1861  1993

sos monaco 1360  1982


Monaco #1861

Monaco #1360


sos monaco C39  1953

[The 50th Monte Carlo Rally, 1982, type BGB]


Monaco #C39

Monaco #1314


sos monaco 1813b  1992



Monaco #1813b



sos monaco 1322a-d from ss  1982

sos monaco C42  1952


Monaco #1322a-d

Monaco #C42



Stay well,





In My Collection - Malaysia 1967 (11/2022)

Lou Guadagno

1967 was the year I started collecting Stamps on Stamps, and I bought a set of the three Malaysia Centenary stamps from the Minkus shop in Gimbel's Department Store as soon as they were available. I lreally liked the colorful, odd-shaped stamps with their "then and now" SoS.


malaysia 48-500001


Some weeks later, I was visiting another dealer's shop in Manhattan, and he mentioned he had just gotten his supply of the issue. Before I could say I already had it, he pulled out his half-sheets, and I was delighted to see that they showed the stamps were printed tete-beche, which I had not been aware of before. He said to buy pairs, but I went with upper left corner blocks of four which showed the unusual layout much better than two. 

Years later, I started to acquire the reproduced stamps to add to my collection, and sought out the 1867 Straits Settlements and Malaysia 1965 bird stamps.  It took almost a year, with buys from three sources.


malaysia fdcs0001


I found out that first day covers were created in most of the major cities of  Malaysia and now have seven different such cancels-- I'm showing three.

I like to add a piece or two of commercial mail with SoS to my collections when I can find them, and especially if they show foreign destinations, so I was happy to add the two in my last scan.

This issue was one of my earliest SoS acquisitions, but its pages are an example of the growth of my collection thru the years.


malaysia comm'l0001


I hope you enjoyed seeing them, and it gave you some impetus to expand your own collection.


Stay well,

Lou Guadagno




Shame on Australia!

The Australia Post celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with a limited edition SoS imperf sheet folder with an issue of only 120 pieces!  Other non-SoS items are included. See below.


With a cost of AU$49.95, it sold out immediately and one dealer with 113 of them (why should he have been allowed to buy so many?) is asking for AU$175.00 each! For a U.S. buyer, if you have to have one and if he will sell to the U.S., that's only about $120.00 with the current exchange of the tanking AU$. If you are feeling lucky, you can contact Australia Post and enter a lottery to win the one available for the original price!

No post should do such a thing to the collectors of their stamps


australia     sheet




Stay well,

Lou Guadagno







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