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Hello all I hope every one had a great turkey day. I am looking for Scott number 1515 to fill out my 2012 stamp year. Does anyone out there in Vatican stamp land know where I might be able to purchase one? Thanks in advance!! Steve Atwood    (12/04/2019 - SA)

I'm answering my own message: I did the research. Maurizio Raybaudi died, his assistant took over, Serena Vignati. Now the best expert for Vatican City is Alberto Bolaffi.   (11/24/2019 - M.R.)

An internet search for Raybaudi is located at http://www.raybaudi.it/index.php/en/raybaudi-eng/experience. It appears he died in the 1990s but no date is listed. Relatives appear to be carrying on work in philately.    (11/23/2019 - JCH)

I just joined, want to know who's the best expert for Vatican City; is Maurizio Raybaudi still active ? I haven't written to him in over 6 years, so ???   (11/23/2019 - M.R.)

I wish this person would have given some contact info.    (11/16/2019 - MJL)

i am unable to register. why not   (11/05/2019 - )

A lot of work has been done on the VPS stamp list, accessed through the Reference tab on the members page. Take a look and see the wealth of information now available.   (10/19/2019 - MJL)

We have talked about member contact and will consider implementing something. We would need to revise our programming to allow members to opt into sharing their contact information with other members (and not with non-members). We need to be very cautious as the days of publishing member contact info has changed a bit since the VPS was founded in the 1950's. I think we need a little more discussion on this.    (10/06/2019 - MJL)

I am not aware of any vehicle that VPS members have to be able to easily correspond with each other.

It would be a great idea if members could easily correspond with each other regarding their Vatican collection specialties… Mint, Used, NH, FDC's, ornamental corner blocks, flight covers, cancellations, maximum cards, specialty covers, whatever else.

Years ago, a membership list was published periodically. I understand that at some point, some members preferred to not be part of a list for privacy purposes, so the list was discontinued.

I suggest recreating a membership roster that includes name, city, state, email address, list of Vatican collection specialties, VPS # (to give an idea when one initially became a member of the VPS). Exclude street address and telephone numbers for privacy. Knowing what members collect can generate member contact for trade, sale, collection ideas, or just plain conversation.

It would be great if the powers to be would consider addressing t   (10/03/2019 - DSO)

Hi I just sent you my new email address via the contact link

Thanks for your help!!
Steve Atwood   (10/03/2019 - SA)

Steve - use contact link to send me you new email address. Thanks!   (09/29/2019 - MJL)

I have an update with the macros not working It seems that Firefox doesn't like it. But I opened with Edge with no issues. Thanks    (09/28/2019 - SA)

Thanks for the email. I will be looking for it. I did change my email. Did you use the outlook.com email by chance?
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I tested all links from the VPS home page and all seem to be working fine. I also downloaded the pdf, which is slow, but did work. Let's talk off line. I've sent you an email. Is anyone else experiencing problems with the website?   (09/27/2019 - MJL)

Hello all
I wanted to ask if any one knows why the links in Vatican City Collecting basics wont open? Wondering if its my computer settings on this end . Thanks Steve    (09/26/2019 - SA)

VPS member Dennis Oniszczak has graciously shared several of his first day album pages with us.    (09/25/2019 - MJL)  click here for additional info

Thank you everyone for your Vatican catalog suggestions.    (09/14/2019 - Sa)

A new item coming to the VPS website is some information on Vatican postmarks / cancels. This is a "work in progress" webpage but you can view what has been built so far.   (09/13/2019 - MJL)  click here for additional info

The VPS stamp list is far from being a "complete" information source. (see Members page, References) If anyone is willing to do some work on it, please contact me. Marvin Lanahan at mlanahan404@comcast.net. We do have the UFN announcements from 1983, which has technical information listed for each stamp issue.   (09/13/2019 - MJL)

Another source for a Vatican City Catalogue
https://stampsbooks.com/vatican-city-stamps-catalogue/   (09/12/2019 - DSO)  click here for additional info

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