Italy 1947 Democratica - Airmail - Supplementary Values 1947

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiana S.p.A."; 1947; express stamps of the issue "Democratica - Airmail -Supplementary Values 1947"; supplementary stamps to the 1945 series; issue of 2 stamps
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 712, 714; Yvert et Tellier: (P)A119, (P)A121; Scott: No. C113, C114
  • Issue Date : 21 April 1947
  • Color : brown - violet
  • Watermark : Italy No 3-I ("Routa CS" = winged wheel with wing below to left)
  • Nominal value : 25 Lire - 50 Lire
  • Postage validity : to 12 May 1992
  • Designed by :
- Paolo Paschetto (1885-1963) (25 L.)
- Alfredo Lalia (1907-1971) (50 L.)
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14 : 14¼
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp :
- 37.0 x 21.0 mm (25 L.)
- 36.0 x 21.0 mm (50 L.)


Stamp for pneumatic posts of the issue "Democratica - Airmail -Supplementary Values 1947"
(issue of 2 stamps)

Michel No. 712, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 712, 25 L., postmarked
Michel No. 714, 50 L., mint
Michel No. 715, 50 L., postmarked in Gubbio (Prov.Perugia, Umbria, 14-05-1949


25 L.: The stamp motive shows swallows in flight before coast.
50 L.: The stamp motive shows a handshake and an airplane type "Caprioni-Campini 1".