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

SCOTT UX12 POSTAL CARD CHICAGO ILLINOIS TO MONTANA GLADIATOR CYCLE WORKS 1897
SCOTT UX12 POSTAL CARD CHICAGO ILLINOIS TO MONTANA GLADIATOR CYCLE WORKS 1897
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SCOTT UX12 POSTAL CARD CHICAGO ILLINOIS TO NEBRASKA BUTLER BORTHERS BICYCLE 1897
SCOTT UX12 POSTAL CARD CHICAGO ILLINOIS TO NEBRASKA BUTLER BORTHERS BICYCLE 1897
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50 Cycling Souv Sheets Sealed Pack Of 100 Mint Never Hinged
50 Cycling Souv Sheets Sealed Pack Of 100 Mint Never Hinged
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1978 GREAT BRITAIN CYCLING COMPLETE SET VERY LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT
1978 GREAT BRITAIN CYCLING COMPLETE SET VERY LIGHTLY MOUNTED MINT
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SPORT Russie 8 val de 1965  CYCLISME CYCLING RADSPORT
SPORT Russie 8 val de 1965 CYCLISME CYCLING RADSPORT
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