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The Vatican issued its first stamps in a design depicting the crossed keys emblem of the Vatican were in denominations of 5c to 75c, while 80c to 10 lira stamps featured a portrait of Pope Pius XI. The first design was printed by the intaglio process and the second was photogravure printed.
From: Post Dates by Kenneth A. Wood
St. Cajetan of Thiene is the patron saint of the gamblers, document controllers, gamers, and good fortune. He’s also the patron saint of the unemployed and job seekers, so you can definitely ask for his intercession if you are seeking employment.
Michaelangelo secured a contract in 1498 to make a 'Pieta of marble' thus making him a famous sculptor of his time. Read the story in Vatican Notes Volume 13, Issue 1.Click here to open issue, see page 7
... 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.
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The VPS publication Vatican Notes is on-line with issues starting from the 1950's. New issues are published quarterly.Visit Library
The Vatican Post Office issued a folder to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Latern Treaty signed in 1929 which established Vatican City as an independent country. The stamp is also jointly issued with Itally. See the details
The 380th issue of Vatican Notes was mailed to VPS members in late May. It featured the iluminated 1995-1999 Manuscript Stamps. (see stamp list)
See the VPS collection of UFN brochures from Vatican City and get the technical details on each stamp issue. (1983 to current)Visit Collection
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