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Chateau de Malmaison Cinderella

Chateau de Malmaison Cinderella

Chateau de Malmaison Cinderellas issued
for a Philatelic Exhibition in 1944.

These labels were issued for a philatelic exhibition held at the Chateau de Malmaison from June 16 to July 16, 1944. They depict the profile of the Imperial Prince, son of Napoléon III, Napoléon Eugène Louis Bonaparte, sometimes called Napoléon IV. This image, often reproduced on philatelic souvenirs, is shared with twelve essays printed in 1869, called "Project Joubert." This particular set also exists without perforations and there is a a souvenir sheet with a black version of the stamp. The exposition was also marked by a commemorative cancellation, "Exposition Philatélique Château de Malmaison" from June 10 to July 17, 1944.

Chateau Malmaison Commemorative

Chateau Malmaison Commemorative issued on April 10, 1976.

A Renaissance style chateau, Malmaison was built in 1622 on the outskirts of Paris. It required extensive rennovations when it was acquired by the Empress Josephine and it became her retreat after her divorce from Napoleon.

Gerard's Napoleon at Malmaison

Detail from Gerard's Napoleon at Malmaison on a Liberian stamp issued on
October 20, 1970 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon.


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