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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. 

Monaco 1986. Pierre Corneille and "Le Cid". Monaco 1986. Franz Liszt.
  • Monaco 1986. Commemoration of Pierre Corneille and "Le Cid". Design by Pierrette Lambert, and engraving by Albuisson. 

  • Monaco 1986. Commemoration of Franz Liszt. Design by Pierrette Lambert, and engraving by Albuisson. 

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. 

Monaco 1987. International Philatelic Exhibition at Monte Carlo 1987. Monaco 1987. International Philatelic Exhibition at Monte Carlo 1987.
Monaco 1987. International Philatelic Exhibition at Monte Carlo 1987. Monaco 1987. International Philatelic Exhibition at Monte Carlo 1987.
  • Monaco 1987. International Philatelic Exhibition at Monte Carlo 1987. 

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. 

Monaco 1987. Bicentenary of Mozart's creation of Don Juan. Monaco 1987. Hector Berlioz.

 
Albuissons first "full stamp" for Monaco, i.e. both design and engraving, was this very nice Christmas stamp 1987, showing the face of a lovely little girl in expectance of Father Christmas, and all the presents he might bring her. Other than the girl, the stamp shows the Christmas Star shining brightly from above, Father Christmas, and a Christmas Angel. The engraving is made in taille-douce. 
  • Monaco 1987.  Christmas stamp.  

Monaco 1987. Christmas Stamp.

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. 

Monaco 1988. Lord Byron. Monaco 1988. Pierre de Marivaux. Monaco 1989. Notre Dame de la Miséricorde.
  • Monaco 1988. Lord Byron. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron, was born 22 January 1788 in London and died 19 April 1824 in Missolonghi, Greece.  He was among the most famous of the English 'Romantic' poets; his contemporaries included Percy Shelley and John Keats. He was also a satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe.  

  • Monaco 1988. Pierre de Marivaux. Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux was the most important French playwright of the 18th century. He wrote numerous comedies for La Comédie Française and La Comédie Italienne of Paris. 

  • Monaco 1989. 350th Anniversary of the Society for Our Lady of Mercy. Design Pierrette Lambert, and engraving by Pierre Albuisson. 

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. 

 Monaco 1989. The Four Seasons of the Grenadine. Souvenir Sheet.

  • Monaco 1989.  Souvenir sheet depicting "The Four Seasons of the Pomegranate". Design by Pierrette Lambert, engraving by Pierre Albuisson. 

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