Varieties in the Postage Stamps of Italy

by Tony Clayton

1952 Trieste Leonardo 60 lire Varieties

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On the left is Type 1, while on the right is Type 2. They can be distinguished by the angel at the top left, and the rocks at the top of the picture, which are very weakly engraved in Type 1 and are much more deeply engraved in Type 2. This variation is found for Italy as well as Trieste Zone A. In the latter case Type 1 is rare. For Italy, despite identical catalogue values, I have yet to find an example of Type 1.

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Close-ups of the relevant parts, Type 1 at the top.

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Stamps of Italy - 60 lire Leonardo Trieste issue of 1952
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