Vatican City 2013 Sede Vacante 2013

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 1st March 2013
  • four values
  • Designed by: Daniela Longo
  • Printed by: Cartor, France, in sheets of ten (5 x 2)
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 40mm x width 30mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 13.25

SEDE VACANTE MMXIII. Angel holding up umbraculum and crossed keys of St Peter

The Umbraculum, a canopy with red and gold strips, is the symbol of the authority of the Apostolic Camera over the Vatican during the interregnum (period between Popes)

  • Notes. These stamps were valid for postal use only between date of issue (1st March) and the election of Pope Francis I

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