Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vatican City State

First Vatican stamp 1929

Vatican commemorative stamps 2009

In addition to the official Vatican site which deals with Popes, religion and doctrine, there is also (to my surprise) a separate website for the Vatican City State.

Tomorrow is the eightieth anniversary of the signing of the Lateran accords

There will be a number of "distinctive celebrations" to mark the 80th anniversary of the city-state’s founding.

The first picture (above) depicts the first stamp printed by the new state in 1929.

The stamps for the 80th anniversary (above) depict the Popes from 1929 to today