Italy 1957 Europa

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A." of the "Repubblica Italiana", commemorative stamps of the issue "Europa 1957", series of 2 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 973 + 974; Yvert et Tellier: No. 731 + 732; Scott: No. 715 + 716
  • Issue Date : 16 September 1957
  • Color : multicolored
  • Watermark : Italy No. 4 (stars-II)
  • Nominal Value : 25 L. (Lire) + 60 L. (Lire)
  • Postal Validity : to 31-12-1958
  • Designed by : Corrado Mancioli (1904-1968)
  • Printed by : "I.P.S. Officina carte valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Instituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : photolithography
  • Perforations :
comb perforation, K 14¼ : 14 (25 L.)
comb perforation, K 13¼ : 13 (60 L.)
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 21.0 x 36.0 mm
  • Print Run : 10,800,000 each in sheets à 50 stamps (10 by 5)


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Europa 1957"
The stamp motives show a letter "E" formed by the flags of the member states of the then European Community.

Michel No. 992, 60 L., postmarked in Florence, 07 Oct 1957
Michel No. 993, 25 L., postmarked

First Day Cover

ROMA First Day of Issue