Stamps of the Kingdom of Italy

by Tony Clayton


Propaganda Fide Issue


1922 Mazzini Issue <<-- : -->> 1925-6 Silver Jubilee Issue

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On 11th June 1923 four stamps were issued to celebrate the Tercentenary of the Congregation De Propaganda Fide. They were sold in 3 post offices in Rome for just three days, and remained valid until the 30th June. Of the 200,000 sets printed, 150,000 were allocated to the 'Patronato Romano di Italica Gens'

30c normal

30c carmine and orange


Two of the values show an interesting retouch. Stamp 17 in the sheet of 24 for the 20c and 30c had a defective area to the right of Jesus's halo. This was retouched using five lines instead of the normal nine or ten.

This retouch can also be found on the stamps overprinted for use in Eritrea, Italian Somalia, Cirenaica and Tripolitania.


20c normal

20c normal print

20c retouch

20c retouch

30c normal

30c normal print

30c retouch

30c retouch


1922 Mazzini Issue <<-- : -->> 1925-6 Silver Jubilee Issue
Main Italian Stamp Index
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Stamps of Italy - Propaganda Fide issue of 1923
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