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MONACO
2009

Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

200th Anniversary of his birth

Poe
Bulgaria 2009
Hungary 1948
Monaco 2009
Nicaragua 1972
San Marino 2009
São Tomé e Príncipe 2009
US 1949
US 2009


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February 16, 2009

Born in January 19, 1809 in Boston, Edgar Allan Poe, is considered as one of the precursors of the detective-fiction genre and the modern fantasy. Poet, novelist, drama writer, literary critic and editor, his collection of tales among which the best known are The purloined letter and The murders in the Rue Morgue, have been translated into French and gathered by Charles Baudelaire.

  • Design and Line-engraving: Pierre ALBUISSON
  • Printing process: Steel-engraving, 2 colors
  • Size of the stamp: 40 x 40 mm


first day cover