From 3rd to 5th December 2015 the Club de Monte-Carlo and the OETP (the Monegasque Office for Stamp Issues) organized the MonacoPhil 2015 International Philatelic exhibition. The event was under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Specially for MonacoPhil 2015, the OETP issued the limited edition, numbered and not perforated sheet, representing TT.SS.HH the Prince and the Princess of Monaco.
The visitors could see 100 worldwide rarities from world famous collections belonging to His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, national postal museums, members of the Club de Monte-Carlo.
On the 3rd of December H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the Exhibition.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Mr. Patrick Maselis, President the Club de Monte-Carlo de l'Elite de la Philatélie.
Mr. Serge Kahn, Secretary General of the AEP, is telling H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco about Polar Philately exhibits.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco is at the booth of DAVID FELDMAN S.A.
H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco is greeting Georgi Shishkin, Russian artist, the author of about 20 Monaco’s postage stamps including the Monaco’s stamp devoted to “2015 - Russian Year in Monaco”.
Welcome cocktail offered by the OETP (Monegasque Office for Stamp Issues) and the Stamps and Coins Museum.
Igor Rodin, AEP Board and Boris Esenkin (right), General Director of the “Biblio-Globus” Trading House.
Official ceremony of the memorable postal cancellation dedicated to the Year of Russia in Monaco.
The officials from Monaco and Russia took part in the “Year of Russia in Monaco” memorable postal cancellation, from left to right: Mr. Henri Fissore, Ambassador in detached service to the Minister of State (Monaco); Mr. Jean Castellini, the Minister of Finance and Economy of Monaco; Mrs. Ekaterina Semenikhina, Honorary Consulate General of Russia in Monaco; Mr. Artem Adibekov, General Director of the Russian “Marka” publishing and trading center.
Igor Rodin, Artem Adibekov, Boris Esenkin
Igor Rodin with his exhibit “From Poles to Space Station” was invited to take part in Polar Philately exposition at “MonacoPhil 2015”.
The exhibition venue, where the Polar Philately was exhibited, had been specially decorated in Arctic and Antarctic style.
The Empire Room of Hôtel de Paris, where Gala Dinner took place, had been specially decorated in Arctic and Antarctic style.
General Meeting of the European Academy of Philately.
From left: Serge Kahn, Secretary General of the AEP; Bruno Crevato-Selvaggi, President of the AEP; Michel Letaillier, Treasurer of the AEP.
Boris Esenkin (right) is congratulated to become a member of the European Academy of Philately.
Andrey Strygin, President of the Russian National Academy of Philately, is reporting about “Rossica-2016”.
Wolfgang Maassen, AIJP President.
Palmarès of the Polar Exhibition and Reception took place at Oceanographic Museum. The Reception was sponsored by the BPMA (British Postal Museum and Archives).
Igor Rodin is being awarded with an exhibition medal for his exhibit.
Patrick Maselis is being awarded with a special prize for his exhibit.
The AEP Past President Hendrik Slabbinck is awarding the winners with Grand Prix (a polar bear and a penguin made of Murano glass).
Hôtel Hermitage, Salle Belle Epoque. Closing Dinner of 'MonacoPhil 2015', during which all participants at the exhibitions received a certificate.
Photos by Sergey RODIN