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POPE BENEDICT 60th of His Ordination 4 MAXIMUM CARDs
Country: VATICAN
Condition: POPE BENEDICT 60th of His Ordination 4 MAXIMUM CARDs
Description: LIMITED EDITION 4 MAXIMUM CARDS A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4" x 6") with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) with maximum concordance between elements (depiction on stamp matching the depiction on postcard - or elements of it -- with a postmark that is as closely related as possible to what is depicted on stamp and postcard) **** VATICAN STAMPS COMMEMORATE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF BENEDICT XVI By Giorgio Migliavacca On 21 June 2011 the Vatican issued a set of four postage stamps commemorating the 60th anniversary of the ordination of Pope Benedict XVI. Joseph Ratzinger was ordained as priest on 29 June 1951, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. On that historic day Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber ordained both the future Pope and his brother Georg. The most important moments in the Pope’s life as a man of the Church are depicted on each of the four stamps, accompanied by the symbols featured in his papal coat of arms. The stamp featuring his priestly ordination is adorned by the symbol of a scallop shell, which has a theological meaning. The scallop shell recalls a legend attributed to St. Augustine, who met a child on the beach who was trying to scoop up the sea into a hole in the sand. This revealed to Augustine the futility of trying to encompass the infinity of God within the confines of the limited human mind. The shell is also a symbol of pilgrims. Indeed the writings of St. Augustine had a great impact on the future Pope and in his 1953 doctoral dissertation Ratzinger wrote about the People of God and the House of God in Augustine’s Teaching. The stamp featuring Ratzinger’s 1977 ordination as a Bishop is adorned by the symbol of the brown bear with a pack-saddle on its back. An ancient tradition tells that the first Bishop of Freising, St Corbinian (680-730), set out for Rome on horseback. While riding through a forest he was attacked by a bear that tore his horse to pieces. Corbinian not only managed to tame the beast but also to make it carry his baggage to Rome. A simplified interpretation of the story would be that the bear tamed by God’s grace is the Bishop of Freising himself, and the pack saddle is the burden of his Episcopate. In the Consistory of the following 27 June, Ratzinger was named Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino by Pope Paul VI. The stamp featuring Pope Paul VI ordaining Ratzinger as Cardinal is adorned by a stylized moor’s head, an ancient emblem of the Diocese of Munich and Freising. The three symbols depicted on the said stamps are found in Benedict XVI’s papal coat of arms, which is featured on the top value of the set together with a very captivating photograph of the Pontiff. The coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI was designed in 2005 by then Archbishop Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo (who later was created a Cardinal) soon after the papal election. Benedict XVI was elected Pope at the age of 78. He is the oldest person to have been elected Pope since Pope Clement XII (1730–40). He had served longer as a cardinal than any Pope since Benedict XIII (1724–30). Benedict XVI is the ninth German Pope, the eighth having been the Dutch-German Pope Adrian VI (1522–23) from Utrecht - a teacher of Emperor Charles V. The last Pope named Benedict was Benedict XV, an Italian who reigned from 1914 to 1922, during World War I (1914–18). ***************************************
Price: $30.00
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MARCHES SCHOOL 1400s * ST FRANCIS SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: MARCHES SCHOOL 1400s * MAGI ADORATION SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARD
Description: rare maximum card
Price: $18.00
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1997 POPE JOHN PAUL II VISIT TO POLAND POSTCARD
Country: POLAND
Condition: 1997 POPE JOHN PAUL II VISIT TO POLAND POSTCARD
Description: MINT UNUSED
Price: $10.00
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POPE JOHN PAUL II VISIT TO VELLETRI 1980
Condition: POPE JOHN PAUL II VISIT TO VELLETRI 1980
Price: $10.00
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SAINT NICHOLAS 1971 NIKOLAUSDORF postmark
Condition: SAINT NICHOLAS 1971 NIKOLAUSDORF postmark
Price: $11.00
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ST NICHOLAS AUSTRIA 1976 SPECIAL CANCELLATION
Condition: ST NICHOLAS AUSTRIA 1976 SPECIAL CANCELLATION
Price: $10.00     Sale Price! $9.00
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POPE CLEMENS XIV 2 SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: POPE CLEMENS XIV 2 SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARDS
Price: $14.75
Item Id #002472    See Details...
LEPER VICTIMS HANSENIANI SILK CACHET FDC ITALY
Condition: LEPER VICTIMS HANSENIANI SILK CACHET FDC ITALY
Description: 1979, special First day of Issue Postmark * FRESCO DEPICTED ON STAMP FEATURE ST FRANCIS TAKING CARE OF LEPERS
Price: $10.00
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ST LUCIA TEACHING YOUTHS FROM SAINT'S ALTAR MAXIMUM CARD
Condition: ST LUCIA TEACHING YOUTHS FROM SAINT'S ALTAR MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $12.00
Item Id #003199    See Details...
ST GIUSEPPE COTTOLENGO 1993 MAXIMUM CARD
Condition: ST GIUSEPPE COTTOLENGO 1993 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: Saint Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo or Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo was the founder of the Little House of Divine Providence and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church
Price: $14.00
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POPE JOHN PAUL II IN MEMORIAM 2005 MAXIMUM CARD ITALY
Condition: POPE JOHN PAUL II IN MEMORIAM 2005 MAXIMUM CARD ITALY
Price: $10.00
Item Id #003201    See Details...
POPE BENEDICT XVI NEWLY ELECTED 2005 MAXIMUM CARD
Condition: POPE BENEDICT XVI NEWLY ELECTED 2005 MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #003202    See Details...
POPE JOHN PAUL II IN MEMORIAM VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD
Condition: POPE JOHN PAUL II IN MEMORIAM VIRGIN ISLANDS MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #003203    See Details...
LUDOVIC BREA SAINT DEVOUTE MONACO 1975 MAXIMUM CARD
Condition: LUDOVIC BREA SAINT DEVOUTE MONACO 1975 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4" x 6") with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) with maximum concordance between elements (depiction on stamp matching the depiction on postcard - or elements of it -- with a postmark that is as closely related as possible to what is depicted on stamp and postcard)
Price: $16.00
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PAINTINGS RELIGION PASTURA NATIVITY WITH St John the Baptist & St Bartholomew
Country: ITALY
Condition: PAINTINGS RELIGION PASTURA NATIVITY WITH St John the Baptist & St Bartholomew
Description: € 0.60 stamp issued by the Italian Post Office, belonging to the series theme "The Holy Christmas" and depicting the work "The Nativity with Saints John the Baptist and Bartholomew", a painting of the second half of the fifteenth century painter from Viterbo Antonio del Massaro nicknamed Pastura preserved at the Museum of Viterbo. A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $2.65
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RELIGION POPE JOHN PAUL I ALBINO LUCIANI 2012 ARCHITECTURE ST PETER CUPOLA
Country: ITALY
Condition: RELIGION POPE JOHN PAUL I 2012 ARCHITECTURE ST PETER CUPOLA
Description: Commemorative stamp issued on 17 October, to coincide with the centenary of Pope Luciani's birth, which occurred October 17, 1912, the Italian stamp dedicated to Pope John Paul I, born Albino Luciani. His pontificate was very short, little more than a month between the election to August 26, 1978 and his death on September 28 of that year.The stamp shows the smiling Pope blessing the faithful and, on the right, St. Peter's Basilica with Michelangelo's dome.
Price: $3.15
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POPE BONIFACE VIII WATER SPRINGS FIUGGI ARCHITECTURE 2011
Country: ITALY
Condition: POPE BONIFACE VIII WATER SPRINGS FIUGGI ARCHITECTURE 2011
Description: mnh
Price: $4.95
Item Id #003890    See Details...
RELIGION POPES BENEDICT XVI PAUL VI & JOHN XXIII ECUMENIC 2012
Country: ITALY
Condition: RELIGION POPES BENEDICT XVI PAUL VI & JOHN XXIII ECUMENIC 2012
Price: $3.25
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EDICT OF MILAN MINIATURE SHEET 2013 MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALY
Condition: EDICT OF MILAN MINIATURE SHEET 2013 MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: This is part of combo issue with Vatican (offered in the VATICAN section) detail of the frescoes painted in 1248 in the hall of the Oratory of San Silvestro in the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati in Rome, depicting St Sylvester showing an icon with the portraits of Saints Peter and Paul to Emperor Constantine I.
Price: $5.70
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POPE FRANCIS 2013 MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALY
Condition: POPE FRANCIS 2013 MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $2.15
Item Id #004124    See Details...
PAINTER MATTIA PRETI ST JOHN BAPTIST PREACHING 2013
Country: ITALY
Condition: PAINTER MATTIA PRETI ST JOHN BAPTIST PREACHING 2013
Description: Detail from Preti's painting featuring his self portrait
Price: $2.10
Item Id #004130    See Details...
ILLUMINATED HEADING ST LUKE MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: ILLUMINATED HEADING ST LUKE MAXIMUM CARD
Description: Heading of Illuminated Manuscript page showing St Luke & Beef - from the Statutes Book of the Municipality of Lucca, 1372 AD
Price: $13.00
Item Id #004338    See Details...
 TITIAN Pope Paul III & Nephews MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: TITIAN Pope Paul III & Nephews MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $24.00
Item Id #004354    See Details...
TITIAN RARE COMPLETE SET 10 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: TITIAN RARE COMPLETE SET 10 MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $180.00
Item Id #004374    See Details...
ST STEPHEN detail MAXIMUM Card
Country: VATICAN
Condition: ST STEPHEN detail MAXIMUM Card
Price: $12.00
Item Id #004375    See Details...