Italy 1960 Olympic Summer Games

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiana S.p.A."; 1956; commemorative stamps of the issue "XVII Olympic Summer Games 1960 in Rome"; issue of 9 stamps
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 1064-1072; Yvert et Tellier: 812-820; Scott: No. 799-807
  • Issue Date : 25 June 1960
  • Colors and motives :
- 5 L.: brown, Lupa di Roma
- 10 L.: orange/bron, "Stadio Olympico" in Rome
- 15 L.: azure, Ancient Statue of a Roman Senator
- 25 L.: violet/brown, Velodrome in Rome
- 35 L.: purple to reddish violet, "Discobolus"-Statue of Mirone
- 60 L.: green/brown, "Palazzo delle Sport" in Rome
- 110 L.: violet, Ancient Sculpture of a Roman Boxer
- 150 L.: azure/brown, "Palazzo delle Sport" in Rome
- 200 L.: green, Ancient Sculpture of the Apoxyomenos (athlete) of Lysippos (Sicily)
  • Watermark :
- Italy No 4-I (multiple stars vertical aligned) (5 L., 10 L., 25 L., 60 L., 150 L.)
- none (15 L., 35 L., 110 L., 200 L.)
  • Nominal value :
5 L. (Lire) - 10 L. (Lire) - 15 L. (Lire) - 25 L. (Lire) - 35 L. (Lire) -...
...- 60 L. (Lire) - 110 L. (Lire) - 150 L. (Lire) - 200 L. (Lire)
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1961
  • Designed and/or engraved by :
- 5 L., 10 L., 25 L., 50 L., 150 L.: Tranquillo Marangoni (1912-1992)
. 15 L.: Alceo Quieti (1922-1914)
- 35 L.: Mazzini Canfarini
- 110 L.: Mario Colombati (1912-?) (has engraved to 1970)
- 200 L.: Tullio Mele (1929-2008)
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process :
- rotogravure (photogravure) (5 L., 10 L., 25 L., 60 L., 150 L.) on smooth paper
- calcography (recess printing) (15 L., 35 L., 110 L., 200 L.)
  • Perforations :
- block perforation, B 14¼ : 14 (5 L., 10 L., 25 L., 60 L., 150 L.)
- comb perforation, K 14¼ : 14 (15 L., 35 L., 110 L., 200 L.)
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp :
- 21.0 x 36.5 mm (vertical format)
- 36.0 x 20.5 mm (horizontal format)
  • Print Run :
- 5 L.: 100,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 10 L.: 50,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 15 L.: 75,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 25 L.: 50,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 35 L.: 30,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 60 L.: 30,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 110 L.: 30,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 150 L.: 10,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps
- 200 L: 10,000,000 in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamps of the issue "XVII Olympic Summer Games 1960 in Rome"
(issue of 9 stamps)

Michel No. 1064, 5 L., mint
Michel No. 1064, 5 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1065, 10 L., mint
Michel No. 1065, 10 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1066, 15 L., mint
Michel No. 1066, 15 L., postmarked in Paciano (Prov.Perugia, Umbria), 19-08-1960
Michel No. 1067, 25 L., mint
Michel No. 1067, 25 L., postmarked in Rome, 09-05-1961
Michel No. 1068, 35 L., mint
Michel No. 1068, 35 L., postmarked in Rome, 98-08-1961
Michel No. 1069, 60 L., mint
Michel No. 1069, 60 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1070, 110 L., mint
Michel No. 1070, 110 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1071, 150 L., mint
Michel No. 1071, 150 L., postmarked
Michel No. 1072, 200 L., mint
Michel No. 1072, 200 L., postmarked