Italy 1962 Europa

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A." of the "Repubblica Italiana", commemorative stamps of the issue "Europa (CEPT) 1962", series of 2 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 1129 + 1130; Yvert et Tellier: No. 873 + 874; Scott: No. 860 + 861
  • Issue Date : 17 September 1962
  • Color : red/blue and dark light blue/red
  • Watermark : Italy No. 4 (stars-IV)
  • Nominal Value : 30 L. ( Lire) and 70 L. (Lire)
  • Postal Validity : to 31 Dec 1963
  • Designed by : Lex Weyer (Senior) (1914-2005) (from Luxembourg)
  • Printed by : "I.P.S. Officina carte valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Instituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14 : 14¼ (both)
  • Stamp Size : 40mm x 24.0 mm
  • Print Run :
39,954,957 each in sheets à 50 stamps (30 Lire)
9,393,338 each in sheets à 50 stamps (70 Lire)


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Europa (CEPT) 1962" The stamp motives show each a "symbolic tree" with 19 leaves as symbols of the 19 then member states of the European Community.

Sheet Stamps

Michel No. 1129, 30 L., postmarked in San Giorgio di Piano (near Bologna, region Emilia-Romagna, Italy), 04-12-1962
Michel No. 1130, 70 L., postmarked

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First Day Cover

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