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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.
   Greg Pirozzi

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How much do you know about Vatican Postmarks?

Read these two articles to gain some good informahtion about regular Vatican postmarks.

The Postal Markings Of The Vatican City State
Part I   Part II   Part III

The Number In The Moon
Part I   Part II   Part III

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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We are in need of a number of Vatican stamp cover images. Please check our list by clicking on the button below.