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- 40 lire Burying the Dead single
40 lire Burying the Dead single
- On November 8, 1960, Vatican City released its 10-value set to publicize the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy.
- The stamps, designed by Grassellini, depict details from a frieze in the Ospedale del Ceppo in Pistoia, Italy. The frieze, created in terracotta by Giovanni della Robbia, represents the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy.
- The 40-lire stamp depicts burying the dead. The left side of the frieze appears on the stamp and shows Dominicans and another man attending to a dead man. On the unseen right side, four Dominicans and a mourner conduct obsequies for another dead man.
- The stamps were printed at the Italian State Printing Office, Rome, by the photogravure method from plates containing forty subjects per pane (5 x 8) arranged in horizontal format.
- Vatican Notes 10, no. 6 (May-June 1962): 5, 6.
- Vatican Notes 9, no. 3 (November-December 1960): 1.
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- National Postal Museum
- November 8, 1960
- Object number
- Postage Stamps
- paper; ink / photogravure
- VATICAN CITY (independent city state)
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- Scott Catalogue Vatican City 290
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