Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Sede Vacante Stamps Issuance Today

The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City will begin issuing special stamps today to indicate that the Holy See is vacant. The stamps will be printed with the phrase "Sede Vacante 2005" and will also contain the crossed keys surmounted by the pavilion, the coat of arms used by the Vatican during the interregnum. The sede vacante stamps are only valid for use while the Holy See is vacant.

Read more from the Agence France-Presse via ABC Online: Vatican to issue rare stamps for papal vacancy

7 comments:

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Ben E. said...

For a stamp, or for the conclave?

Andy H said...

stamp!

nubchai said...

How do you order a stamp?

Jimbo said...

Right now, I only know of two ways to get the stamps:

1) Buy them in person from the Vatican post office in Rome.

2) ebay.

Jimbo said...

This AP story via Seattle Post-Intelligencer includes photos of the stamps.

nubchai said...

Jimbo - thanks! I never even thought of Ebay