Arago: Definitives


The sole definitive issue of Benedict XVI's reign thus far has been a set of ten marking the 400th anniversary of Michelangelo's beginning work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Issued March 6, 2008, the stamps feature images of sibyls and prophets taken from the ceiling. The five-euro value of this series, depicting the prophet Zachariah, is notable as the highest-ever face value Vatican City postage stamp; five euro is approximately equal to 9,600 old lire.


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