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Joint Vatican City State and Argentina Stamps Presented to Pontiff
Stamps Dedicated to Beginning of Pope Francis Pontificate
By Junno Arocho Esteves
VATICAN CITY, April 30, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Pope Francis was presented with the stamps issued jointly between the Vatican City State and Argentina, which are dedicated to the beginning of his pontificate. The presentation was made this morning in the Library of the Vatican Apostolic Palace.
The four stamps in the set, which reproduce photographic images of the new pontiff, have the values of: €0.70 (for mail to Italy); €0.85 (Europe); €2.00 (Africa, Asia, the Americas); and €2.50 (Oceania). There will be 250,000 complete series printed.
The Philatelic and Numismatic Office will issue, along with the stamp series, a stamp and coin card and an official collector's edition folder with the four stamps and a postcard on the front page of the special edition of the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, from March 13th, 2013 (the day of the new pontiff's election).
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