Unesco

Issue of two stamps belonging to the "Il patrimonio artistico e culturale italiano" (Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage) series dedicated to UNESCO sites: Val d’Orcia and historical centre of Urbino

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Date of issue October 31, 2008
Denominations € 0.60 and € 2.80
Print run Three million, five hundred thousand copies per stamp
Design - The € 0.60 stamp features a characteristic landscape from Val d’Orcia and the main façade of the cathedral in Pienza. The words “VAL D’ORCIA”, “PATRIMONIO MONDIALE” (World Heritage), “ITALIA”, and the denomination “€ 0,60” complete the stamp.
- The € 2.80 stamp features the Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) and dome of the cathedral in Urbino.
The words “CENTRO STORICO DI URBINO” (Historical Centre of Urbino), “PATRIMONIO MONDIALE” (World Heritage), “ITALIA”, and the denomination “€ 2.80” complete the stamp
Design and engraving Rita Morena for the € 0.60 stamp, and Antonio Saliola for the € 2.80 stamp
Printer Officina Carte Valori dell’Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A., copper printing
Colours Three for the € 0.60 stamp and one for the € 2.80 stamp
Paper Fluorescent, non-watermarked
Paper size 48mm x 40mm
Print size 44mm x 36mm
Perforation 13¼ x 13
Sheets Twenty-five – “€ 15.00” value for the € 0.60 stamp, and “€ 70.00” for the € 2.80 stamp

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