Italy 1945 – Galileo (pneumatic post) 

Italy 1945 Galileo

A modified version of the pneumatic post stamp issued by Italy in 1933. Apart from a change in face value and colour, the most noticeable difference is that this stamp is inscribed simply ‘Italia’ instead of ‘Regno d’Italia’. Closer comparison shows that the border is also different from the 1933 stamp, as is the Italian coat of arms behind the inscription. 

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Face value 

1.40 l 




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