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San Marino Postal Service 2014 Issue
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450th Anniversary of the Birth of Galileo Galilei

The San Marino Postal Service has issued 2 new stamps that have postage values of 0.70 Euro named "450th Anniversary of the Birth of Galileo Galilei" on the 22nd of October 2014. The stamps have been issued to honor Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) for his contributions to the science community. He was an Italian astronomer and physicist who was the first to use scientific experimental investigations. He was the first to use a telescope for astronomical observation, discovering the moons around Jupiter and the phases of Venus. He also explained the motion of falling bodies by carefully timing balls rolling down an inclined plane. But he is best known for his experiment on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where he found that a heavy rock and a light rock fell at the same rate.

"450th Anniversary of the Birth of Galileo Galilei" stamps can be purchase as singles and Sheets of 20 . The size of each stamp is 40mm x 30mm with a Perforation size of 13 x 13 1/4 using the 2cm reference. They were printed by Cartor Security Printing using the four color offset printing process. Quantity of each printed is: 50,000.


To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.aasfn.sm/on-line/en/home/philately.html Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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