Italy 1960 Garibaldi's Expedition

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiana S.p.A."; 1960; commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniversary of Garibaldi's Expedition of the Thousand" (meant is Guiseppe Garibaldi's "Expedition of the Thousand" in 1860/61 during the "Risorgimento" as Garibaldi with a corps of ca. 1000 men sailed from Quarto (near Genoa) to Sicilia in order to conquer the "Kingdom of the Two Sicilies", then ruled by the "House of Bourbon"); issue of 3 stamps
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 1060-1062; Yvert et Tellier: 809-811; Scott: No. 796-798
  • Issue Date : 05 May 1860 or 05 June 1860 (other source)
  • Color : brown - red - blue
  • Watermark :
- Italy No 4-I (multiple stars type I = vertical aligned) (15 L.)
- none (25 L., 60 L.)
  • Nominal value : 15 L- (Lire) - 25 L. (Lire) - 60 L. (Lire)
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1961
  • Designed and/or engraved by :
- G. Savini (15 L.)
- Egidio Vangelli (25 L.)
- Eros Donnini (1928-2017) (60 L.)
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process :
- rotogravure (photogravure) (15 L.)
- rotogravure or calcography (25 L.)
- calcography (recess printing (60 L.)
  • Perforation :
- comb perforation, K 14¼ : 14 (15 L., 25 L.)
- comb perforation, K 14 : 13½
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp :
- printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 36.0 x 26.5 mm (15 L., 60 L.)
- printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 26.5 x 36.0 mm (25 L.)
  • Print Run :
- 15 L.: 25 L.: 20,000,000 in sheets à 40 stamps
- 60 L.: 5,000,000 in sheets à 40 stamps


Commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniversary of Garibaldi's Expedition of the Thousand"
(issue of 3 stamps)

Michel No. 1060, 15 L., mint
Michel No. 1060, 15 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1061, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 1061, 25 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1062, 60 L., mint
Michel No. 1062, 60 L., postmarked


15 L.: The stamp motive shows the proclamtion of Garibaldi to the Sicilians.
25 L.: The stamp motive shows the meeting of Guiseppe Garibaldi with King Victor Emanuel II at Teano at 17th March 1861.
60 L.: The stamp motive shows the embarkment of Garibaldi's Thousand at Quarto (near Genoa).