Italy 1913 50th Anniversary of the Kingdom of Italy, overprinted

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", definitive stamps of the issue "50th Anniversary of the Kingdom of Italy", issue of 1911 with overprint" (3 values in 1913)
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 107I-109I (= No. 101-103 from 1911 with overprint); Yvert et Tellier: No. 95-97 (= No. 89-91 from 1879 with overprint); Scott: No. 126-128 (= No. 120-122 from 1911 with overprint)
  • Issue Date : 1 March 1913
  • Color : green - red - bluegrey, each with violet-black overprint
  • Watermark : none
  • Nominal Value : 2 (Centesimi) on 5 Centesimi - 2 (Centesimi) on 10 Centesimi - 2 (Centesimi) on 15 Centesimi
  • Designed by :
Enzo Morelli (1896-1935) (5 C.) (design)
Alberto Repettati (engraving)
  • Printed by : "Officina carte valori", Turin
  • Print Process : calcography (recess printing)
  • Perforation : line perforation, L 14 : 13½
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp): 21.0 x 37.0 x mm
  • Overprint types :
- Michel No. 107I: distance between the overprinted numerals = 13.5 mm
- Michel No. 107II: distance between the overprinted numerals = 15.5 mm
- Michel No. 108I: distance between the overprinted numerals = 13.5 mm
- Michel No. 108II: distance between the overprinted numerals = 15.5 mm
- Michel No. 109I: distance between the overprinted numerals = 12.5 mm
- Michel No. 109II: distance between the overprinted numerals = 13.5 mm


Commemorative stamp of the issue "50th Anniversary of the Kingdom of Italy", issue of 1911 with overprint""

2 C. on 5 C., type I,
postmarked
2.C. on 10 C., type I, postmarked
20 C. on 15 C., type I, postmarked on 08 Aug 1913


- 2 C. on 5 C.: The stamp motive shows a naked knight from behind with a sword in the right hand before a horse. In the background are showed the "Mole Antonelliana" (left) and the "Palazzo del Campidoglio" (right), both in Rome.
- 2 C. on 10 C.: The stamp motive shows a man which directed a horse to the "Fonte di Guitana" (original name "Fonte Giuturna = sightseeing location in Rome from the intitial times of Rome). This "Fountain of the Diana" (Diuturna is also an ancient name for Diana) is also called "The Fountain of Juturna" or "Lacus Juturnae". The source with a fountain was initially dedicated to the nymph sister of "Tumo", the king of Rutuli, however this woman was probably wide more than only a nymph and woman, and since old times this fountain manages it to protect the life of the drinker, until he has to surrender to fate.
- 2 C. on 15 C.: A man sculpts the words "DEA ROMA" (literally: "Goddess Rome") meaning a symbol of eternity (of Rome).