Italy 1927 Alessandro Volta

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia"; commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniverary of death of Alessandro Volta"; meant is Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), natural scientist (physicist and chemist). He is seen as discoverer of the methane and as pioneer of the electrochemistry ("Voltaic cells").; set of 4 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 259-262; Yvert et Tellier: No. 196-199; Scott: No. 188-191
  • Issue Date : April 1927 (20 C., 1.25 L.); 17 March 1927 (60 C.); 08 September 1927 (50 C.)
  • Color : red - black grey blue - brown - dull light azure
  • Watermark : Italy No. 1 (crown)
  • Nominal Value : 20 Cent. (Centesimi) - 50 Cent. (Centesimi) - 60 Cent. (Centesimi) - 1.25 Lire
  • Postage Validity : to 31-03-1928
  • Designed by : Guilio Cisari (1892-1972)
  • Printed by : "Officina Carte Valori", Rome
  • Print Process : letterpress printing
  • Perforations : line perforation, L 14
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp): 22.0 x 27.5 mm


Commemorative stamp of the issue "100th Anniversary of death of Alessandro Volta"

Michel No. 259, mint, 20 C.
Michel No. 260, postmarked, 50 C.
Michel No. 261, 60 C.
Michel No. 262, postmarked, 1.25 L.


The stamp motive shows a side portrait of Alessando Volta (1745-1827). These stamps were issued also in the Italian colonies (with corresponding overprints).