Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Prince Albert II of Monaco became the 40th world leader to honor my request. The correspondence consisted of the envelope and photo only. There was no letter.

Looking at the stamps you'll notice that pictured on each are two images. I first thought they were of the same person, at two different life periods. However, a quick internet search reveals that they are the images of two famous composers, sisters in fact, Nadia and Lili Boulanger. This is the first time I have seen two people pictured on one postage stamp. I wonder how rare this is.

The envelope is also stamped "Service de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco." Does anyone know what the abbreviation S.A.S. stands for?

The photo itself was very nice. The palace in the background was fitting and well placed. Can you tell what time it is in the clock in the background? Did the Prince pose for the photo in the morning or afternoon?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

S.A.S. is the abbreviation for 'His Serene Highness'(Sa Altesse Sereine), which is how the Prince of Monaco is referred to.

10:40 AM  

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