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San Marino Postal Services 2005 Issue
Design by Irio Ottavio Fantini

300th Anniversary of the Birth of Pope Clement XIV

San Marino Postal Service has issued two new stamps that have a postage value of 0.80 and 1.00 Euro named "300th Anniversary of the Birth of Pope Clement XIV" on the 17th of November 2005. The stamps are being issued to commemorate Pope Clement XIV who started in the church as a preacher named Lorenzo. His excellent philosophical and theological knowledge made him very popular in the church. In 1740 he became a consultant of the Holy Office and head of the Convent of San Bonaventura. He was then appointed Cardinal by Pope Clement XIII and became pope after his death. Each stamp is describe as follows:

  • The 0,80 Euro stamp depicts the Pope in his Franciscan habit, to represent his religious origin, and then as a Cardinal. The background shows his native town Santarcangelo di Romagna and the Republic of San Marino.
  • The 1.00 Euro stamp depicts the Pope while blessing. Next to him there is the image of the triumphal arc of Clement XIV in Santarcangelo

"300th Anniversary of the Birth of Pope Clement XIV" stamps can be purchased as single Set. The size of each stamp is 30mm x 40mm with a perforation size of 13 x 13. The stamps will be printed by Carter Security Printing using the Offset Printing process. A total of 120,000 stamps each will be printed.


To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.aasfn.sm/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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