Stamps from Italy

Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.

CIA—The World Factbook

Italy began printing their stamps in 1862. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1951.

 

map of Italy

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Pour lire les informations sur un timbre, appuyez sur ce timbre.

1950s

Silhouette of the Virgin Mary Over the Building

Virgin of the Rocks

Madonna

Pietà

Immaculate Conception
Statue—Lourdes

Immaculate Conception Statue—Lourdes

Ave Maria on the Lake

1960s

Holy Spirit Descending
on the Apostles

Holy Spirit Descending
on the Apostles

Madonna of Bruges

Madonna
1970s

Madonna with the Goldfinch

Virgin and Child

Adoration of the Magi

Nativity Miniature from Mathilde Gospel Book

Adoration of the Kings Miniature from Mathilde Gospel Book

Virgin and Child

King William II Offering Model of Church to the Virgin Mary—Mosaic

Pitti Madonna

Nativity

Adoration of the Kings

Nativity

Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

Virgin and Child

Adoration of the Kings

Virgin Mary
1980s

Nativity—Sculpture

Adoration of the Magi

Madonna of the Chair

Sistine Madonna

Madonna of the Candelabra

Madonna

Madonna and Child

Adoration of Jesus
in the Manger

The Epiphany

Nativity

Nativity

Adoration of the Kings
1990s

Nativity

Nativity

The Nativity

The Nativity

The Nativity

Living Créche in the
Town of Corchiano

Annunciation

Annunciation

Madonna and Child


Nativity


Adoration of the Magi

Annunciation

Madonna and Child

Statue of Our Lady of the Snows—Mt. Rocciamelone

Nativity

2000s


Crèche


Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

The Annunciation

Madonna and Child

Nativity
   

 

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