Italy 1956 10 years republic

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A."; commemorative stamps of the issue "10 years Republic of Italy"; issue of 4 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 967-970; Yvert et Tellier: No. 725-728; Scott: No. 710-713
  • Issue Date : 02 June 1956
  • Color : grey - red - blue - orangebrown
  • Watermark : Italy No. 4-II (multiple stars, 65° tilted)
  • Nominal Value : 10 L. (Lire) - 25 L. (Lire) - 60 L. (Lire) - 80 L. (Lire)
  • Postage Validity : to 31-12-1957
  • Designed by : Luigi Gasbarra
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforations : block perforation, B 14 : 14¼
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 36.0 x 20.0 mm
  • Print Run :
- 10 L., 25 L.: 10,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 60 L., 80 L.: 5,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamp of the issue 10 years Republic of Italy"

Michel No. 967, 10 L., mint
Michel No. 967, 10 L., postmarked
Michel No. 968, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 968, 25 L., postmarked
Michel No. 969, 60 L., mint
Michel No. 969, 60 L., postmarked
Michel No. 970, 80 L., mint
Michel No. 970, 80 L., postmarked


The stamp motive shows each the coat of arms of Italy over a silhouette with industrial buildings and tractor over inscriptions.
10 L.: The depited stamp was postmarked in the province of Messina (Sicily), 31-08-1956.
25 L.: The depicted stamp was postmarked on 30-06-1956.