The Vatican City

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     In 1933, 1945 and 1946 the Vatican City issued 6 special delivery stamps with an view from the east of Stato della Citta del Vanticano, “the State of the Vatican City” based on an engraving by Ferdinand Shirnbock (1859-1930). Shirnbock’s name appears in the lower right corner of the border of the city plan. The Papal Arms, the Mitre and Keys, also appear on the stamp, in the upper right corner. The stamp shown is surcharged 6 lira over 3.59 lira, surcharged with the new value and bars in black.