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     ... to the web site of the Vatican Philatelic Society, promoting the collection and study of the stamps, covers, and postal history of the Vatican City State and its predecessor, the Pontifical (Roman) State.
     We have members in the U.S. and around the world. They range from beginners to specialists, and their interests encompass every possible branch of Vatican philately: stamps, first and last day covers, postal history, aerophilately, maximum cards, and much more.
     Please visit the rest of our site and see what membership in the VPS can offer you.
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90th Anniversary Issue

The Vatican Post Office issued an embroidered cloth stamp to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Lateran Pact. While the Brits are good at pomp and ceremony, it is hard to beat the Vatican UFN for coming up with creative stamps!   See the details

Publication Mailing

The 382th issue of Vatican Notes was mailed to VPS members in early December. This issue includes a great article entitled A 'Philatelic Face' for Jesus. (read article)

On-Line Vatican Notes

The VPS publication Vatican Notes is on-line with issues starting from the 1950's. New issues are published quarterly.

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Golden Series Covers: A listing by K. Thomas Adkins