Italy 1956 80 years postal saving

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiana S.p.A."; 1956; commemorative stamp of the issue "80 years of postal savings in Italy"; issue of 1 stamp
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 978; Yvert et Tellier: 736; Scott: No. 720
  • Issue Date : 31 December 1956
  • Color : greenish blue / azure
  • Watermark : Italy No 4-II (multiple stars, 65° tilted to left and right)
  • Nominal value : 25 L. (Lire)
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1957
  • Designed by : Renato Pierbattista
  • 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 : 36.5 x 21.0 mm
  • Print Run : 10,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamps of the issue "80 years of postal savings in Italy"
(issue of 1 stamp)

Michel No. 978, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 978, 25 L., postmarked in Rome-Ostiense, 11-02-1957


The stamp motive shows a view to the "Palazzo delle casse postali di rispamio" (= Italian for "Palace of the Postal Saving Bank") in Rome and stocks.