Italy 1965 100th Anniversary of UIT

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A."; 1965; commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniversary of the UIT", (UIT = "Union intermationale de téöécommunications" = "International Telecommunication Union"); issue of 1 stamp
  • Catalogue number: Michel: No. 1180; Yvert et Tellier: No. 922; Scott: No. 909
  • Issue Date : 17 May 1965
  • Color : green/red
  • Watermark : Italy No 4 ("stars-IV" = multiple stars, tilted, but horizontal aligned)
  • Nominal value : 70 L. (Lire)
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1966
  • Designed by : Luigi Gasbarra
  • 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 without signature line : 36.5 x 20.5 mm
  • Print Run : 5,931,128 in sheets à 50 stamps


Commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniversary of the UIT"
(issue of 1 stamps)

Michel No. 1180, 70 L., mint
Michel No. 1180, 70 L., postmarked


The stamp motive shows each the portraits of Antonio Meurri (left) (1808-1889, inventor of the telephone), and Guglielmo Marconi (right) (1874-1937, radio pioneer, Nobelprice for Physics 1909), and an emblem of the UIT (mid) (founded 1865).