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- 70 lire "The Adoration" single
70 lire "The Adoration" single
- On November 25, 1961, Vatican City issued three stamps commemorating the Nativity. The stamps share the same multicolor design but have differently tinted borders.
- The design features a nativity scene by the Chinese artist Luca Ch'en. The top of each stamp bears the Latin inscription NAVTIVITAS D.N.I. CHRISTI, ("Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ") below which appears the year 1961 in Roman numerals. At the left of the design appears an inscription consisting of six Chinese characters. These translate into English as "Respectfully presented by Yuen-tu CHEN."
- The 15-lire stamp has a gray green border; the 40-lire, a gray border; and the 70-lire, a lilac border. The central design on all three values is multicolored, with red, blue, and green predominating.
- The stamps are perforated 14. They were printed by photogravure in panes of four on paper watermarked with the papal Crossed Keys design.
- Vatican Notes 10, no. 3 (November-December 1961): 2.
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- National Postal Museum
- November 25, 1961
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- Postage Stamps
- paper; ink(multicolored)
- VATICAN CITY (independent city state)
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- Scott Catalogue Vatican City 325
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