Postage Stamps of Italy

by Tony Clayton


The Republic of Italy


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1951 Triennial Art Exhibition, Milan


Two stamps were issued on 23rd July 1951 to commemorate The Triennial Art Exhibition held in Milan.

Milan 20 lire

20 lire Milan Triennial Art Exhibition
Sassone 666

The 55 lire is one of the scarcer post-war commemoratives, and comes with two orientations of the Type 1 Winged Wheel watermark. The more common is CS (inverted, wing to left, viewed from the back of the stamp), while the ND version (upright, wing to right) is somewhat scarcer in mint condition.

Milan 55 lire

55 lire Milan Triennial Art Exhibition
Sassone 667

Wmk 1CS

Watermark Winged Wheel
Type 1 CS

Wmk 1ND

Watermark Winged Wheel
Type 1 ND


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