50th Anniversary of Italian Cycling Championships

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

in First Day Covers

I've lived in Italy since 1994 so I thought it was time that I listed some Italian stamps. I picked up this 1967 Italian First Day Cover at an antiques market at Piazza Cola di Rienzo in Rome; Primo Giorno di Emissione (first day of issue) is printed in red. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the round-Italy cycling championships the Giro d'Italia, and was issued by a prestigious Italian First Day Cover collectors' society - the Venetia Club - stamped and numbered by them as Venetia 250/it.

All three stamps were designed by the team of Consolazione, Cuzzani, de Stefani and depict: 40 lire - Ciclisti in salita (cyclists climbing uphill) - print run of 25 million ; 90 lire - Ciclisti in volata (racing cyclists) - print run of 15 million; 500 lire - Ciclisti in pianura (cyclists on level ground) - print run of 3 million.

Italian - 50th Giro d'Italia -1967- FDC

82852 ITALY POSTAL HISTORY SPECIAL POSTMARK CYCLING 1953
82852 ITALY POSTAL HISTORY SPECIAL POSTMARK CYCLING 1953
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82854 ITALY CYCLING Giro DItalia 1955 INFORMATION BOOK
82854 ITALY CYCLING Giro DItalia 1955 INFORMATION BOOK
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82855 ITALY Postal History outdated STAMP on COVER Cycling 1975
82855 ITALY Postal History outdated STAMP on COVER Cycling 1975
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Monaco 1990 Cars Bike Rally Cycling Racing Motoring Bicycle Transport 1v n30571
Monaco 1990 Cars Bike Rally Cycling Racing Motoring Bicycle Transport 1v n30571
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JAPAN 2010 SCOTT 3280 NH HOME TOWNS 8 HARADA PAINTINGS CYCLE BUS Free Ship USA
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