Postage Stamp - Italy - 2017

Title

Postage Stamp - Italy - 2017

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

2017-11-03

Description

This stamp is part of a set of eight celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse in Italy (19282018). The set is the 33rd issue in the series "Le Eccellenze del sistema produttivo ed economico" (The excellencies of the productive and economic system).

The stamp shows Mickey Mouse as Dante and Goofy as Virgil as illustrated by cartoonist Giorgio Cavazzano after Angelo Bioletto's comic strip version of Inferno published from October 1949 to March 1950 in Topolino. On the left side of the stamp is text as follows: top: "Disney" (logo); middle: "90 ANNI di / TOPOLINO" (90 years of Mickey Mouse); bottom: "ITALIA / € 0,95". Vertically, along the right side is: "© Disney". Along the bottom edge of the stamp is the abbreviated name of the printer: "I.P.Z.S. S.p.A. - ROMA - 2017" (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato).

This is the only stamp in the set of eight that also was issued in sheets of 28 stamps.
Denomination: € 0,95 (0.95 EUR)
Perforation: 11 (diecut)
Printing process: Six-color rotogravure
Print run: 800,000

Extent

40 × 48 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Sassone no. 3791

Contributor

Angelo Bioletto
Giorgio Cavazzano
Disney
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Rome, Italy)

Language

Italian