- About Albuisson
- Awards Won (MOF)
- France 2006-2010
- Monaco 1986-1989
- Monaco 2006-2010
Overseas Domains &
- New Caledonia
- TAAF 1997-2000
- TAAF 2001-2005
- TAAF 2006-2010
- The Author
John Huston (1906-1987) was an American motion-picture director and actor of
Scottish and Irish descent on his father's side.
||Huston was raised by his maternal grandparents, Adelia
Richardson and John Marcellus Gore.He created some of the most critically acclaimed films of American cinema in his long and distinguished career. He was born in Nevada, Missouri, son of noted stage and screen actor Walter Huston.
After leaving school at the age of 14, Huston spent 20 years in a variety of professions, working as a boxer, actor, editor, artist, reporter, and screenwriter.
Mozart was born in Salzburg (Austria) in January 1756, and showed musical
gifts at a very early age, composing when he was five and when he was six
playing before the Bavarian elector and the Austrian empress.
|Mozart astonished his audiences with his precocious skills;
he played to the French and English royal families, had his first music
published and wrote his earliest symphonies. The family arrived home late
in 1766; nine months later they were off again, to Vienna, where hopes of
having an opera by Mozart performed were frustrated by intrigues.
Mozart died in Vienna early December 1791, and was buried in a Vienna
suburb, with little ceremony and in an unmarked grave, in accordance with
- Monaco 2006. 250th birth anniversary of W.A. Mozart. Steel engraving. Scan
by courtesy of Pierre Albuisson.
Luchino Visconti (1906-1976), Italian director of motion pictures, operas, plays, and ballets, considered by many to be the originator of the influential neorealist movement of Italian cinema, which emphasized authenticity rather than the artificial and romanticized visual style of most Italian films in the 1930s and early 1940s.
|| Visconti was born into an aristocratic family in Milan. After military service in the Italian cavalry (1926-1928), he spent the period from 1929 to 1936 traveling in France.
While in Paris, Visconti worked as an assistant to French director Jean Renoir on Toni (1935), Une Partie de campagne (A Day in the Country, 1936), and other notable films.
He died in Rome of a stroke at the age of 69.
- Monaco 2006. 100th birth anniversary of Luchino Visconti.
The Monegasque Museum of Stamps and Money
houses the stamp collection of Prince Rainier III. The museum was built on
his request and applies the most modern techniques of presenting the
heritage of an inestimable value. As an example the delicate lighting
problem has been resolved by applying optic fibers in order to avoid
overheating the documents, and favouring an excellent rendition of colours.
The Museum's 10th anniversary was celebrated by the issuance of the below
stamp. (Freely translated from French by the webmaster. For the original
French version, see the link quoted below).
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), was an English writer and Nobel laureate, who wrote novels, poems, and short stories, mostly set in India and Burma (now known as Myanmar) during the time of British rule.
He received the 1907 Nobel Prize in literature, the first English author to be so honored. Kipling died January 18, 1936, in London.
This block was presented at the Monaco Stamp Exhibition
1st-3rd December 2006. It is favour-cancelled on 1st December 2006 --
officially released only in January 2007 -- and used on a letter sent by
ordinary mail from Monaco to Denmark. Kipling's portrait is shown on the
background of an illustration inspired by the Jungle Book; the word
"If ..." in the lower right corner of the stamp refers to his
poem of the same title. For your convenience I have quoted below the poem
|IF you can
keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
|If you can
make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
|If you can
dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools
|If you can
talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
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