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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Italy 2015
Carnival in Sciacca and Putignano








ISSUE DATE: 5 February 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 0.80  
CIRCULATION: 1 600 000 (each)
STAMP DESIGN: Maria Carmela Perrini
STAMP SIZE: 30 mm x 50.8 mm
PERFORATION: 13½ x 13½
ADHESIVE: acrylic, water-based adhesive,
spread in a quantity of 20 g/m² dry
PAPER: non-fluorescent, self-adhesive,
neutral glossy white
PRINTER: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A.






Carnival in Sciacca – The float that symbolises the Carnival parade features Peppe Nappa, an allegorical character dating back to the nineteenth century, traditionally burnt on a bonfire at the peak of the Carnival celebrations around him are other papier mâché characters typical of the Carnival in Sciacca. 


Carnival in Putignano - Falstaff, the fat, boastful knight created by Shakespeare around him, characteristic figures of the event. Top right is the head of “Farinella”, a character from Puglia typical of the Carnival in Putignano.  





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Stamp images thanks to Poste Italiane

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