(10-09-2019) CARTOLINE 2019

(10-09-2019) CARTOLINE 2019

€7.65

90th anniversary of the foundation of the Vatican City State

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The series of four postcards, works by artist Gabriella Titotto, celebrates the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Vatican City State.On the first postcard, Our Lady of Lourdes (taken from the replica in the Vatican Gardens) recalls the event of 11 February as the date of the first Marian apparition in Lourdes and the signing of the Lateran Pacts; on the sides are the coat of arms of Pius XI in the upper left and of Pius XII in the lower right. The second postcard reproduces the flag of Vatican City State: in the background appears the pontifical hymn score composed by Charles Gounod and declared the Vatican’s official anthem by Pius XII in 1950, with details of the coat of arms of Saint John XXIII and Saint Paul VI.The perimeter of the walls that today represent the territorial boundary between the Vatican and Italy, with the coat of arms of John Paul I (top left) and of Saint John Paul II (bottom right) are the subject chosen for the third postcard, where also appearing are the statue of St. Peter by Arnolfo di Cambio, and the representation of the Holy Spirit in St. Peter’s Basilica. The fourth postcard features Saint Michael the Archangel, Patron Saint of Vatican City, taken from the impressive statue found in the Vatican Gardens, and the coats of arms of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.The cover instead features the Lateran Palace, site of the treaty’s signature, with the attached basilica. The impression common on all four postcards shows the coat of arms of Vatican City State.

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Data sheet

Number of postacards
4
Postcards' values
€ 1.10 - € 1.15 - € 2.40 - € 3.00
Dimensione aerogramma
100 x 150 mm
Image format
40 x 40 mm
Printer
Tipografia Vaticana
Set Price
Euro 7.65
Max. total printing
12,500 complete sets