Monday, April 12, 2010
Alfa Romeo covers ...
This year marks the centenary celebrations for Alfa Romeo, which was founded on 24 June 1910 in Milan. Poste Italiane had issued, on 20 Mar 2010, gutter pair of two €0,60 stamps, to commemorate this event, in its "Made in Italy" thematic series.
The above cover was sent to me by Giovanni from Milan. Grazie, Giovanni!
The stamp on the left of the gutter pair shows the 24 HP model, which was one of Alfa Romeo's first model, produced between 1910 and 1913 while the stamp on the right shows the latest Giulietta model, which was introduced during March 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
I received another Alfa Romeo cover, sent by Riccardo from Livorno. Grazie, Riccardo!
In my opinion, these "Made in Italy" stamps are great! They showcase many luxury Italian brandnames such as Bvlgari (issued on 24 Apr 2009), Lamborghini (issued on 23 May 2007) and so on.