Italy 1958 Europa

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A." of the "Repubblica Italiana", commemorative stamps of the issue "Europa 1958", series of 2 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 1016 + 1017; Yvert et Tellier: No. 765 + 766; Scott: No. 750 + 751
  • Issue Date : 13 September 1958
  • Color : red/blue and dark light blue/red
  • Watermark : Italy No. 4 (stars-I)
  • Nominal Value : 25 Lire and 60 Lire
  • Postal Validity : to 31 Dec 1959
  • Designed by : André van der Vossen (1893-1963)
  • Printed by : "I.P.S. Officina carte valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Instituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, K 14¼ : 14 (both)
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 21.0 x 36.0 mm
  • Print Run :
50,000,000 each in sheets à 50 stamps (25 Lire)
15,000,000 each in sheets à 50 stamps (60 Lire)


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Europa 1958"

Michel No. 1016, 25 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1017, 60 L., postmarked

The stamp motives show a letter "E" and a stylized pigeon.