Friday, February 5, 2016

ITA-2016-01 - ITALY

New Release


Release Date: February 13, 2016
Authority: Poste Italiane
Title: Celebrations.  Carnival of Viareggio
Format: 1 stamp
Presentation:  Sheets of 45 stamps
Printing Process:  Rotogravure
Paper: White Neutral Coated 
Gum:  Self Adhesive
Printer:  I.P.Z.S. Spa (Rome)
Quantity: 800.000

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Facial:  0.95 (EUR)
Service:  Standard Local Letter up to 20g
Dimensions (mm): 30 x 40   
Perf: 11 

The design is based in an old promotional poster of 1931 of the carnival. 

The light is the original Viareggio lighthouse that not exists anymore. It was replaced by a modern tower.

Lighthouse:   Viareggio (old)
Location:  Viareggio, Toscana, ITALY

Old Postcard from the Klaus Hülse collection,
with a view of the original lighthouse depicted
in the new stamp.

Also exists label stamps from differents
years of the 1930 decade with the original

Thanks to VACCARI NEWS for the info and images
Thanks to Klaus for the image of the postcard and label

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