Albuisson's first stamps for Monaco were released in 1986, and his career for the Monegasque Post Office has continued ever since. When browsing the Monaco-pages of this site, you will see a wonderful evolution in his work, ranging from the strict lines of a closely defined job to engravings of a more free style with a light and easy touch.
The International Philatelic Exhibition at Monte Carlo 1987 took place from 13th to 17th November 1987, and the below four stamps on the theme "Butterfly and Philately" were issued for the occasion. The stamps show a butterfly mirroring itself in en engraving plate. They were designed by Odette Baillais, and engraved by Albuisson.
In a large series of eight stamps that include such renowned persons as Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Isaac Newton, and Samuel Morse, Pierre Albuisson was commissioned to engrave these two stamps, featuring the bicentenary of Mozart's creation of "Don Juan" [Don Giovanni], and the composer Hector Berlioz and the 150th anniversary of his composition "The Mass of the Deads" [La Messe des Morts]. Again the design is by Pierrette Lambert, and the engraving by Albuisson.
From the set of four stamps of "Celebrities" (containing also Jean Monnet and Maurice Chevalier), Albuisson was chosen for the design and engraving of the British romantic poet, Lord Byron (1788-1824), and the French dramatist, Pierre de Marivaux (1688-1763).
In 1989 Monaco released the stamp below right, depicting The Venerable Archbishopric Notre-Dame de la Miséricorde.
The below stamps of "The Four Seasons of the Pomegranate" was only issued as a souvenir sheet. Design by Pierrette Lambert, and engraving by Pierre Albuisson.
Sources and links:
Microsoft Encarta 2002.
Timbres Magazine, November 2004.
The engraver's personal notes and comments.
|Published June 2005. Revised 10-feb-2007.
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