Italy 1922 Guiseppe Mazzini

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", commemorative stamps of the issue "50th Anniversary of death of Guiseppe Mazzini", meant is Guiseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), an Italian journalist, politician and freedom fighter of the "Resorgimento" (1812-1879, political movement for the unity of Italy). Mazzini was active especially during the central-Italian "Carboneira"-riots in 1831.; issue of 3 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 157-159; Yvert et Tellier: No. 121-123; Scott: No. 140-142
  • Issue Date : 22 September 1922
  • Color : dark red - red brown - azure
  • Watermark : Italy No. 1 (crown)
  • Nominal Value : 25 Cent. (Centesimi) - 40 Cent. (Centesimi) - 80 Cent. (Centesimi)
  • Postage Validity : to 31-10-1922
  • Designed by :
Vittorio Grassi (1878-1958) (design)
A. Blasi (engraving)
  • Printed by : "Stabilimento Art-Grafiche E.Petiti", Rome
  • Print Process : letterpress printing
  • Perforations : comb perforation, K 14
  • Stamp Size :
25 C., 40 C.: printed area of a single stamp: 22.5 x 38.0 mm
80 C.: printed area of a single stamp: 38.0 x 22.5 mm
  • Print Run : each 300,000 stamps in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamp of the issue "50th Anniversary of death of Guiseppe Mazzini"

Michel No. 157, postmarked, 25 C.
Michel No. 158, postmarked, 40 C.
Michel No. 159, postmarked, 80 C.


25 C.: The stamp motive shows the drawing "The Sword of Justice forged by the Fire of Love" by Vittorio Grassi (1878-1958).
50 C.: The stamp motive shows a framed frontal portrait of Guiseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) with ornaments.
80 C.: The stamp motive shows a framed drawing of the entrance to the mausoleum of Guiseppe Mazzini at the "Cimitero di Staglieno" in Genoa.