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San Marino Postal Services 2006 Issue
Designs by Franco Filanci

Art

San Marino Postal Service has issued four new stamps that have postage values of 0.36, 0.45, 0.60 and 1.80 Euro named "Art" on the 5th of April 2006. The stamps were issued to recall the centenary of the death of Cezanne, the third centenary of the death of Mantegna, the fourth centenary of the birth of Rembrandt, and a stamp to commemorate the Grand International Exhibition of Fabriano (Gentile di Niccolo). Each of the Art stamps is described as follows:

  • Cezanne's Bathers (0.36 Euro) - painted around 1890 by Paul Cezanne. This stamp depicts a painting from a series of works by Cezanne dedicated to the nude bathers. It is one of the last to depict the nude male body in a sculptural way with respect to the landscape. The work can be seen in Musee d'Orsay.
  • Bathsheba with King David's Letter (0.45 Euro) - painted by Rembrandt around 1654. This stamp depicts Bathsheba seated on the bath holding King David's letter, with an elderly handmaid at her feet. The painting represent a moment from the biblical story when King David fell in love with Bathsheba. It can now be seen at Musee du Louvre
  • Coronation of the Virgin (0.60) - created by Gentile di Fabrano around 1420. This stamp depicts a detail from the Coronation of the Virgin. It is a painting of mostly gold on wood and can be seen at the J. Paul Getty Museum of Los Angeles.
  • The Bridal Chamber (1.80 Euro) - is a room painted by Andrea Mantenga between 1465 and 1474. It is located in the north-east tower of Castello di San Glorgio. The room portrays the meeting between Duke Ludovico Gonzaga (holding a letter) and his son Francesco, the newly-appointed Cardinal.

"Art" stamp can be purchased as a set of 4, or Sheet of 20 . The size of each stamp is 30mm x 40mm with a sheet size of 225mm x 180mm and a perforation size of 13 per 2cm reference. The stamps will be printed by ITVF using the Offset Printing process. A quantity of 120,000 stamps of each value will be printed.


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

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