2008 Italian Regions

Issue of four regular stamps belonging to the “Regioni d’Italia” (Italian Regions) series, dedicated to: Aosta Valley, Veneto, Molise and Sicily

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Date of issue May 23 2008
Denominations € 0.60 for each stamp
Print run Four million, five hundred thousand copies per stamp
Design Each stamp is marked at the top left by a tricolour band, which bears the coat-of-arms of the relative region inside an ring, and features the following:
- for Aosta Valley: Savoy Castle in Gressoney Saint Jean (AO), an eighteenth-century, neogothic villa, inside the outline of the region, and Mount Cervino with a typical Pennine Alpine landscape on the background;
- for Veneto: a detail of the painting “Salomé with the Head of John the Baptist” by Titian inside the outline of the region, and a view of the lagoon city on the right;
- for Molise: the Romanesque Fraterna Fountain located in Piazza Celestino V in Insernia with the outline of the region highlighted in the middle;
- for Sicily: the façade of the Baroque cathedral in Noto (Siracusa) with the outline of the region highlighted on the right inside of which there is a three-legged triskell, the symbol of Sicily.
The respective words “VALLE D’AOSTA” “VALLEE D’AOSTE”, “VENETO”, “MOLISE”, “SICILIA”, “ITALIA” and the denomination “€ 0,60” complete each stamp
Designer Tiziana Trinca
Printer Officina Carte Valori - Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A., rotogravure
Colours Four for the stamps dedicated to Aosta Valley, Veneto and Sicily; six for the stamp dedicated to Molise
Paper Fluorescent, non-watermarked
Paper size 40mm x 30mm
Print size 36mm x 26mm
Perforation 13 x 13 ¼
Sheets Fifty copies arranged in ten lines of five. The coat-of-arms of the relative region is reproduced along the top and bottom edges, on level with the stamps dedicated to Aosta Valley, Molise and Sicily, for a total of ten coats-of-arms. The region’s coat-of-arms, the logo of the Asiago International Philatelic Art Award and the logo of the 110th Veronafil are reproduced alternately for the stamp dedicated to Veneto, for a total of six coats-of-arms and four logos.
The words “IL FOGLIO DI CINQUANTA FRANCOBOLLI VALE € 30,00” (A SHEET OF FIFTY STAMPS IS WORTH € 30.00) are printed on the left side of each sheet

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