Huzzah! 51Studebaker gets the point for Monaco (of all places for such a stamp issue?!). Another quiz next Friday. Points so far 19 – NigelC 16 -- Stamperix 14 – 51studebaker, MaJu, 22Crows 12 – StamperMA 11 - Johan Buvelot 7-- Jogil 5 – Lithograving 4 – Angore, Blaamand, Partime, Pnjstamps, Rogdcam 3 - Rob Roy 2 – Glenn Estus, ModernStamps, SCB, SforgCa, Tgswanner, Willwood42, Yeapolska 1 – Florian in search of the Grand High Most Excellent and Most Beloved and Fervently Envied Master of Postal Detail in Our Solar System.
Not really a colony in the sense of the foreign territories taken over by France by various means in Africa, Asia and America. Originally a part of the Holy Roman Empire, it was governed by the Grimaldi family and various Italian entities after the HRE. France annexed it after the French revolution, but lost it after Napoleon's fall.