Centenary of the speech on the ocean by Prince Albert I


26 February 2021
A single stamp from Monaco recalls the speech given by Prince Albert I on 25 April 1921.

One hundred years ago, on 25 April 1921, Prince Albert I gave his Speech on the Ocean at the Smithsonian Museum, in front of the members of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

It was a visionary speech, predicting some of the problems that affect the oceans today, such as the overexploitation of resources caused by new technology – at the time represented by steam trawlers.

During this trip, Prince Albert I was awarded the Agassiz Medal in honour of his significant contribution to oceanography.

  • Design and line-engraving: Sophie BEAUJARD
  • Printing process: Steel-engraving and offset
  • Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
  • Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
  • Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations
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