Italy 1962 Europa

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  • Edition : "Poste Italiane S.p.A." of the "Repubblica Italiana", commemorative stamps of the issue "Europa (CEPT) 1962", series of 2 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 1129 + 1130; Yvert et Tellier: No. 873 + 874; Scott: No. 860 + 861
  • Issue Date : 17 September 1962
  • Color : red/blue and dark light blue/red
  • Watermark : Italy No. 4 (stars-IV)
  • Nominal Value : 30 L. ( Lire) and 70 L. (Lire)
  • Postal Validity : to 31 Dec 1963
  • Designed by : Lex Weyer (Senior) (1914-2005) (from Luxembourg)
  • Printed by : "I.P.S. Officina carte valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Instituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14 : 14¼ (both)
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp without signature line): 36.5 x 20.0 mm
  • Print Run :
39,954,957 each in sheets à 50 stamps (30 Lire)
9,393,338 each in sheets à 50 stamps (70 Lire)


Commemorative stamp of the issue "Europa (CEPT) 1962" The stamp motives show each a "symbolic tree" with 19 leaves as symbols of the 19 then member states of the European Community.

Sheet Stamps[edit]

Michel No. 1129, 30 L., postmarked in San Giorgio di Piano (near Bologna, region Emilia-Romagna, Italy), 04-12-1962
Michel No. 1130, 70 L., postmarked

Gutter Pairs[edit]

FDC


First Day Cover[edit]

FDC