Sunday, August 12, 2007

New Vatican website and philatelic museum reports the Vatican has activated a new website aimed at tourists, pilgrims as well as stamp and coin collectors.

The portal allows visitors to buy recently relased Vatican stamps together with an online catalog of past issues.

Shown above are stamps marking the opening of the new Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Museum which will be released in September.

The museum will showcase the entire Vatican City philatelic and numismatic production from 1929 to date, including a wide selection of postmarks, sketches, typographic plates, plasters, bronze casts and other items illustrating the different stages in the productions of stamps and coins.

The museum will also feature a collection of philatelic material and postal history (1852-1870) relating to the Papal State. The paintings on display in the Museum are all original artists’sketches used to create stamps, postcards and aerograms.

To visit the new site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM