Code 634: Italian fertility day

The Italian fertility day is celebrated on the 7th of May. The aim of the set designed by Cristina Chiappini is to enhance motherhood and fatherhood, health and wellness of the unborn child. The three illustrations depict a mother, a father and a baby with a seed-shaped body with a germ on the top of the head. On the mouth of the crying baby there are real seeds of dwarf Petunia, that can be planted following the instruction leaflet that will be delivered with the stamps. The set shows the metaphor of life as an embryo that develop into a plant. Values: 3 values of €0.05 – €0.10 - €2.50 in sheets of 9 stamps with seeds of dwarf Petunia attached to the €2.50 stamp (each sheet is made up of 3 tryptics)  Print run: 40,005 sets Printing: 4 colour offset and yellow fluorescent invisible ink by Cartor Security Printing Perforation: 13¼ x 13¼ Stamp size: 35 x 35 mm Designer: Cristina Chiappini