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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Vatican City,  (VIS) - A note released by the Governorate of Vatican City State announces the issue of the traditional commemorative envelope for Christmas 2012.

On the left side of the envelope there is a reproduction of the "Nativity and journey of the Three Kings", in tempera and gold leaf on board, of the Marchigian School (mid 15th century), on display in the Vatican Museums Picture Gallery.

The 60 cent stamp from the "Christmas 2012" series, issued on 6 November 2012, is franked with the special postmark in use on Christmas Day. The postmark is completed with the Latin phrase "Christus Natus est Alleluia" and the inscription "POSTE VATICANE. 25.12.2012". The serial code PV/78 is printed the back of the envelope in the lower right corner.

The commemorative envelope costs 3.50 Euros, or five Euros in a protective portfolio.

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