A Vatican Stamp Collection from the Past 150 Years
A Message from the Doner, Christopher Brunner, to Father Richard Kunst Regarding the Collection
Dear Fr. Kunst,
The collection of postage stamps is complete through year 2000; the postal stationery is close, but missing some early issues (as listed in my description of the albums).
Most postal systems regarded postage as simply functional (with a bit of advertising by colonies and small nations, and propaganda during the hot and cold war years) until serious marketing efforts developed from the 1960s on.
You’ll notice how the VC issues increase from Pope Paul VI on. I haven’t tracked more recent years, but see the stamp dealer pages for that material.
The numbers on the album pages are Scott catalog numbers, and I included the Scott pages, printed and scanned.
- Date June 20, 2018
- Tags The Stamp Collection of Christoper Brunner