Italy 1956 Avogadro

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiana S.p.A."; 1956; commemorative stamp of the issue "100th Anniversary of death of Amedo Avogadro"; meant is Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro, Count of Quaregna and Carreto (1776-1856, Italian physicist and chemist); issue of 1 stamp
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 972; Yvert et Tellier: 730; Scott: No. 714
  • Issue Date : 08 September 1956
  • Color : grey
  • 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 : G. Savini
  • 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 : 36.0 x 20.0 mm
  • Print Run : 10,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniversary of death of Amedo Avogadro"
(issue of 1 stamp)

Michel No. 972, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 972, 25 L., postmarked in Rome, 31-09-1956


The stamp motive shows a portrait of Amedo Avogadro and a verbal formulating of his "Avoadro's Law" from 1811 in Italian language,.