Italy 1953 Congress of Microbiology

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A."; commemorative stamp of the issue "VI International Congress of Microbiology"; This congress took place in Rome in the time 06-12 Sep 1953.; stamp drawing with a portrait of Agostino Bassi (1773-1856): issue of 1 stamp
  • Catalogue Number: Michel: No. 900-905; Yvert et Tellier: No. 664-669; Scott: No. 641-646
  • Issue Date : 31 December 1953
  • Color : brown/grey
  • Watermark : Italy No. 3-III (= "Routa-ND" or "Routa-III" = winged wheel with wings upon to right)
  • Nominal Value : 25 Lire
  • Postage Validity : to 30-06-1954
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforations : block perforation, B 14 : 14 ¼
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 21.5 x 28.0 mm
  • Print Run : 7,8000,000 stamps in sheets à 60 stamps


Commemorative stamp of the issue "VI International Congress of Microbiology"

Michel No. 899, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 899, 25 L., postmarked


The stamp motive shows a portrait of Agostino Bassi (1773-1856). The showed stamp was postmarked in Atessa (region Abruzzo, Prov.Chieti), on 22-09-1953.