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Gazzetta di Mantova – one of World’s oldest newspapers

Gazzetta di Mantova – one of World’s oldest newspapers
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According to info got by StampNews.com Italian Post released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the 350th anniversary of the foundation of the Gazzetta di Mantova, the oldest surviving Italian newspaper. The issue was put into circulation on the 1st of September and is now available for purchasing.

Gazzetta di Mantova is a local daily newspaper, published in Mantova, Italy. It was established in 1664 making it one of World's oldest newspapers still existing.

The 70 cent stamp will go on sale on Monday, recording the printing of the Mantua organ's first issue in 1664, since when it has played a major role in the life of the historic Lombardy city and today belongs to the Espresso-repubblica group of publications.

The stamp depicts the oldest copy extant of the newspaper, conserved in the state archive of Modena, and its current masthead.

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