Vatican inaugurates new Philatelic and Numismatic Museum

.- On September 25 the new Philatelic and Numismatic (Stamp and Coin) Museum on the Vatican Hill will be inaugurated as part of the Vatican Museums.

The announcement was made by the Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Governor of the Vatican City State.

The Museum showcases 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. There is also 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 artist sketches used to create stamps, postcards and aerograms.

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