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Friday, May 22, 2015

Italy 2015 Stamp Issue
70th Anniversary of Liberation








:: ITALY 

 :: THEME: Fosse Ardeatine 
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 0.80 € 
   :: ISSUE DATE: 25 April 2015
    :: DESIGN: Luca Romani
    





Stamp shows a detail of the solemn entrance gate to the Ardeatine Caves Memorial Cemetery, a bronze work sculpted by Mirko Basaldella as a figurative representation of the horror of the cruel massacre perpetrated by the German troops occupying Rome on 24 March 1944 in the caves in Via Ardeatina.






POSTMARK





FIRST DAY COVER





ISSUE DATE: 25 April 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 0.80  
CIRCULATION: 800 000
STAMP DESIGN: Luca Romani
STAMP SIZE: 48 mm x 40 mm
PERFORATION: die-cut, size 11
ADHESIVE: acrylic, water-based adhesive, 
pread 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.