Vatican City 1951 Dogma of the Assumption

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  • Issue date: 8th May 1951
  • two values
  • Designed by: Corrado Mezzana
  • Printed by: IPS, Rome
  • Print process: photogravure
  • stamp format height 40mm x width 30mm
  • Perforations: 14 x 14

Proclamation of the Dogma of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (1950)

25Lire ~ Pope Pius XII on the throne erected before the central gate of St Peter's Basilica, flanked by Cardinals Canali and Mercati, 1st November 1950 (from photograph)
55Lire ~ View taken from an aircraft of the ceremony of the proclamation of the dogma, showing (very heavily stylised) crowds in St Peter's Square, and angels. Inscribed GAVDENT ANGELI (Gaudent Angeli, or Angels Rejoice!)