Stamps from The Vatican

The territory on the right bank of the Tiber between Monte Mario and Gianicolo (Janiculum) was known to antiquity as the Ager Vaticanus, and, owing to its marshy character, the low-lying portion of this district enjoyed an ill repute. The origin of the name Vaticanus is uncertain; some claim that the name comes from a vanished Etruscan town called Vaticum. This district did not belong to ancient Rome, nor was it included within the city walls built by Emperor Aurelian. In the imperial gardens situated in this section was the Circus of Nero. At the foot of the Vatican Hill lay the ancient Basilica of St. Peter. By extensive purchases of land the medieval popes acquired possession of the whole hill, thus preparing the way for building activity. Communication with the city was established by the Pons Ælius, which led directly to the mausoleum of Hadrian. Between 848 and 852 Leo IV surrounded the whole settlement with a wall, which included it within the city boundaries. Until the pontificate of Sixtus V this section of Rome remained a private papal possession and was entrusted to a special administration. Sixtus, however, placed it under the jurisdiction of the urban authorities as the fourteenth region.

Catholic Encyclopedia

The Vatican began printing stamps in 1929. Printing of Mary stamps began in 1938.

 

The Vatican

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1930s

Our Lady of Loreto—Angels Moving the Holy House

Our Lady of Loreto—Angels Moving the Holy House




1940s

House of Our Lady of Loreto

House of Our Lady of Loreto


1950s

Virgin Mary and St. Bernard



Virgin Mary and St. Bernard



Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn

Black Madonna of Czestochowa

Black Madonna of Czestochowa

Black Madonna of Czestochowa

Mariazell Shrine

Mariazell Shrine

Mariazell Shrine

Mariazell Shrine

Apparition of the Virgin Mary

Apparition of the Virgin Mary

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

   
1960s

Flight Into Egypt

Flight Into Egypt

Madonna of Mercy

Madonna of Mercy

Holy Family

Holy Family

Holy Family

Our Lady of Einsiedeln

Monastery of Einsiedeln

The Adoration

The Adoration

The Adoration

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Pieta

Head of Mary from Pieta

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Black Madonna of Czestochowa

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Shepherd Children of Fatima

Basilica of Fatima

Paul VI Praying Before the Statue of Virgin of Fatima

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity
1970s

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Holy Family

Madonna—Patron of Hungary

Head of the Virgin—Pieta

The Annunciation

African Nativity Scene

Tree of Life

Pentecost

Madonna and Child

Dormition of the Virgin

Virgin Mary in Heaven

Adoration of the Kings

Madonna with the Parrot and Rubens Self-Portrait
   
1980s

Virgin Appearing to Bernadette

Pilgrims Going to Lourdes

Bishop and Pilgrims

Virgin in Prayer—Pueri Cantores

400th Anniversary of St. Teresa d'Avila

Nativity

Nativity

Our Lady of Penafrancia

Our Lady of Lujan

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Lourdes

Christianization of Latvia, 600th Anniversary

Two Angels and Our Lady Holding the Body of Christ


Nativity


Pentecost

Assumption

Mother of the Church

Refuge of Sinners

Mother of God in Prayer

Nativity

The Assumption

The Visitation (Mary and Elizabeth)

Mary, Elizabeth and Saints
1990s

Madonna

Nativity

St. Bridget Receiving Madonna's Revelations

La Virgen de Los Reyes Catolicos

Our Lady of Childbirth

Our Lady of Childbirth

The Annunciation

Nativity

Adoration of the Magi

Presentation in the Temple

Crucifixion

Madonna of Solothurn

Madonna of Solothurn

Madonna and Child and Two Angels

Holy Family

Holy Family and Two Women

Adoration of the Shepherds

Marble Carving Containing Holy House of Loreto

The Annunciation

Nativity

Flight Into Egypt

Nativity

Crucifixion
 
2000s

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Annunciation

The Nativity

Adoration of the Magi

Our Lady of Women in Labor

Our Lady with People Praying

Our Lady at the Tomb of Pius XII

Our Lady of the Fever

Our Lady of the Slap

Mary Immaculate

Our Lady Help of Christians

Virgin of the Deesis

L'Addolorata

Presentation of Mary at the Temple

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity

Drawing of Angel—Painting of Virgin Mary

Painting of Angel—Drawing of Virgin Mary

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

Stained Glass from Pope's Private Chapel—Holy Family

Adoration of the Magi

Nativity

Madonna and Child

Nativity

Madonna and Child

Nativity






 
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