Italy 1935 Bellini

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniversary of death of Vincenzo Bellini"; (meant is the Italian composer Vicenzo Bellini (1801-1835), (issue of 6 different stamps)
  • Issue date : 15 October 1935
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 532-537; Yvert et Tellier: No. 358-373; Scott: No. 349-354
  • Color : red (20 C.) - sepia (30 C.) - violet (50 C.) - light blue (1.25 L.) - red-orange (1.75+1 L.) - greyish green (2.75+2 L.)
  • Watermark : Italy No. 1 (crown)
  • Nominal Value :
20 Cent. (Centesimi) - 30 Cent. (Centesimi) - 50 Cent. (Centesimi)
1.25 Lire - 1.75+1.00 Lire - 2.75+2.00 Lire
(The surcharge at the both high values was used for the "Committee for the honors of Vicenzo Bellini".)
  • Designed by : Guiseppe Rondini (1881-1955)
  • Printed by : "Institutio Poligraphico di Stato (Officina carte valori)", Rome
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14
  • Stamp Size :
printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 21.0 x 37.0 mm (20 C., 30 C., 50 C., 1.25 L., 2,75+2 L.)
printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 37.0 x 21.0 mm (1.75+1 L.)
  • Print Runs :
20 C.: 2,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
30 C., 50 C.: 3,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
1.25 L.: 1,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
1.75+1 L., 2.75+3 L.: 200,000 in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamp of the issue "100th Anniversary of death of Vincenzo Bellini"
(meant is the Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835))

Michel No 532, 20 C., mint
Michel No 532, 20 C., postmarked
Michel No 533, 30 C., mint
Michel No 533, 30 C., postmarked
Michel No 534, 50 C., mint
Michel No 534, 50 C., postmarked
Michel No 535, 1.25 L., mint
Michel No 535, 1.25 L., postmarked
Michel No 536, 1.75+1 L., mint
Michel No 536, 1.75+1 L., postmarked
Michel No 537, 2.75+2 L., mint
Michel No 537, 2.75+2 L., postmarked


- 20 C., 30 C., 50 C., 1.25 L.: The stamp motives show each a portrait of Vicenzo Bellini.
- 1.75+1 L.: The stamp motive shows a pianoforte.
- 2.75+2 L.: The stamp motive shows the birth house of Vicenzo Bellini in Catania (Sicily).