Stamp Day 2013 celebrated by Italian Post

Stamp Day 2013 celebrated by Italian Post
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To celebrate the Stamp Day 2013, Italian Post issued five stamps dedicated to five different areas of stamp collecting. In particular:

Traditional Philately and Postal History: on a light blue background of the stamp is featured an envelope mailed on December 18, 1860 from Florence to Paris, known as the "Rothschild envelope" stamped with a Three Lire stamp of the Provisional Government of Tuscany, which is partially overlapped by the½ tornese stamp, issued in Naples in December 1860;

Interofilia: on a pink background is featured the first postcard issued by the Kingdom of Italy on 1 January 1874, with value of 10 cents and depicting the portrait of King Vittorio Emanuele II;

Thematic philately: on a green background are featured two stamps of 15 cents bearing the portrait of Garibaldi, issued in 1910 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Southplebiscites;

Aerophilately: on a mustard background are featured the stamps issued in 1933 on the occasion of North Atlantic Air Cruise, better known as "Balbo Triptych" and a registered cover addressed to the Mayor of Chicago and franked with one of Triptych stamps;

Philatelic literature: on a salmon background are featured covers of the so-called "Catalogue of Victory" issued in 1923 and of the magazine "Post World" in 1873, first Italian philatelic publications.

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