Italy 1947 Pneumatica - Minerva

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiana S.p.A."; 1958; stamp for pneumatic post of the issue "Pneumatica 1958 - Minerva"; meant is the the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy; She is seen as Roman variant of the Greek goddess Athene.; issue of 2 stamps
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 738,739; Yvert et Tellier: PN18,PN19; Scott: No. D19,D20
  • Issue Date : 15 November 1947
  • Color : light violet - greenish blue
  • Watermark : Italy No 3-I ("Routa DA" = winged wheel with wing right to up)
  • Nominal value : 3 L. (Lire) - 5 L. (Lire)
  • Postage validity : to 13 February 1992
  • Designed by : Renato Garrasi (1915-1990)
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, K 14¼ : 14
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp : 21.0 x 36.5 mm


Stamp for pneumatic posts of the issue "Pneumatica 1947 - Minerva"
(issue of 2 stamps)

Michel No. 738, 3 L., mint
Michel No. 738, 3 L., postmarked
Michel No. 739, 5 L., mint
Michel No.739, 5 L., postmarked


The stamp motives show each a head of the Minerva in round frame.