Vatican City: First stamps honouring Pope Francis issued

Source: FSSPX News

The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State issued on May 2, 2013, a collection of four stamps honouring Pope Francis. 250,000 sets have been issued, each set with a total face value of 6.05 euros and individual values of 0.70 €, 0.85 € , 2 € , and 2.50 €.

The Philatelic Office is also selling a case containing the collection postmarked with the date of issue, a case with coins and one stamp, and a postcard with a picture of the front cover of the Osservatore Romano on the day of the pope’s election (March 13, 2013). (Sources: VIS/vaticanstate – DICI no. 275, 17/05/13)