Italy 1945 Pneumatica

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia"; stamps for pneumatic postal transports; issue Pneumatica 1945"; (issue of 2 different stamps)
  • Issue date : 22 October 1945
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 721, 722; Yvert et Tellier: No. PN16, PN17; Scott: No. D17, D18
  • Color : brown (60 C.) - azure (1.40 L.)
  • Watermark : Italy No. 3 ("Routa-NS" or "Routa-I", winged wheel, upon wing to left)
  • Nominal Value : 60 Cent. (Centesimi) - 1.40 Lire
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1948
  • 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: 37.0 + 21.0 mm


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Pneumatica 1945"

Michel No 721, 60 C., mint
Michel No 721, 60 C., postmarked
Michel No 722, 1.40 L., mint
Michel No 722, 1.40 L., postmarked


- 60 C..: The stamp motives shows an side portrait of Dante Aligheri (1265-1321, Italian poet and philosopher) with view to right.
- 1.40 L.: The stamp motive shows an frontal effigy of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642, Italian universal scholar of the Renaissance time).