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

SCHWEIZ GA 2000 OLYPIA OLYMPIADE OLYMPICS RADFAHREN LAUFEN SCHWIMMEN h1465
SCHWEIZ GA 2000 OLYPIA OLYMPIADE OLYMPICS RADFAHREN LAUFEN SCHWIMMEN h1465
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POLAND STAMPS MNH Fi820 21 Sc727 28 Mi964 65 Bicycle Peace Race 1956
POLAND STAMPS MNH Fi820 21 Sc727 28 Mi964 65 Bicycle Peace Race 1956
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RUSSIA MK 1965 RADRENNEN RADFAHRER CYCLING MAXIMUMKARTE MAXIMUM CARD MC CM c7052
RUSSIA MK 1965 RADRENNEN RADFAHRER CYCLING MAXIMUMKARTE MAXIMUM CARD MC CM c7052
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CINDERELLA CYCLING 1911 Cycling Club poster stamp MH
CINDERELLA CYCLING 1911 Cycling Club poster stamp MH
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BELGIEN RAD WM 1969 SONDERBLATT RADRENNEN RADFAHREN CYCLING z2558
BELGIEN RAD WM 1969 SONDERBLATT RADRENNEN RADFAHREN CYCLING z2558
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