Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas Mail 2014 14 - Italy

Christmas cover from Italy. This one's got both the stamps issued this year for Christmas. Again there is a traditional stamp issue and a contemporary or modern one. The stamps were issued on the 1st of December 2014.

The €0.95 stamp depicts a typical Italian Christmas.

The €0.80 religious-themed stamp reproduces a 1586 painting by Agostino Carracci titled Madonna with Child and Saints, one of the many treasures of the National Gallery of Parma. The painting shows Mary feeding Jesus in the center with St. Cecilia on the right, a young St. John the Baptist at Mary’s feet, a kneeling St. Margaret and St. Benedict standing on the left. Each saint is pictured with various symbols

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