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San Marino 2021 stamps

Written by catpaw

June 03, 2021

San Marino 2021 stamps started with a terminally adorable tribute to postal workers and the new sports premiering at the upcoming Olympics. It’s an amusing combination that works well. But then again, the cancel features a cat on a skateboard, so win-win. 

Sport - new Olympic sports cancel

San Marino cancel for March 30, 2021

San Marino is heavy with masterpieces of art and I expected their tribute to Dante to follow with a traditional themed stamp for the 700th anniversary of his death. Designer Davide Pagliardini shocked me with his out of the box design. His work tends to be more typography based and he carried through with his stylings on 3 stamps that that used Dante’s famous words, rather than his visage. Here is one of the stamp sheets:

700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri

Interesting and brave choice to ditch the traditional tribute and opt for this layout. Pagliardini has now set the benchmark for any other Dante stamps this year and it’ll be hard to change my opinion that this will be the best of the lot.  

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March 

Sport – new Olympic sports
Shows postal workers delivering mail 

Sport - new Olympic sports cancel San Marino 2021 stamps

Sport - new Olympic sports cat on a skateboard San Marino 2021 stamps Sport - new Olympic sports fox climbing a cliff Sport - new Olympic sports a bunny surfing

4 stamps, cancel

Designer: Franco Matticchio

Release date: March 30, 2021


 

450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio

450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio cancel San Marino 2021 stamps

450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio 450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio San Marino 2021 stamps 450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio 

450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio San Marino 2021 stamps450th anniversary of the birth of Caravaggio San Marino 2021 stamps

3 stamps, cancel 3 sheets of 12

Original paintings: courtesy of: Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Roma ©ADP s.r.l.
“Penitent Magdalene”, “San Giovanni Battista” and “Rest on the Flight into Egypt”

Release date: March 30, 2021


 

80th anniversary of the death of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe

80th anniversary of the death of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe San Marino 2021 stamps 

80th anniversary of the death of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe San Marino 2021 stamps 80th anniversary of the death of Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe

Designer: Mauro Mazzara

Release date: March 30, 2021


 

550th anniversary of the birth of Albrecht Dürer

550th anniversary of the birth of Albrecht Dürer San Marino 2021 stamps 

550th anniversary of the birth of Albrecht Dürer San Marino 2021 stamps 550th anniversary of the birth of Albrecht Dürer

1 stamp, cancel, sheet of 12

Release date: March 30, 2021

 


 

Europa – Endangered National Wildlife

Europa - Endangered National Wildlife San Marino 2021 stamps 

Europa - Endangered National Wildlife San Marino 2021 stamps  Europa - Endangered National Wildlife San Marino 2021 stamps

Europa - Endangered National Wildlife  Europa - Endangered National Wildlife

2 stamp, 2 sheets of 12, cancel

  • Geotritone (amphibian), visible in sheet selvedge sparrow Monticola Solitarius, the small rodent Moscardinus, the rare mantis Empusa Pennata and the grasshopper Acrometopa Macropoda 
  • River Crab visible in sheet selvedgeskunk, the amphibious Bombina Pachypus, the butterfly Zerinthia Cassandra and the fish Barbus Caninus

Designer: Mauro Mazzara

Release date: March 30, 2021

You can see all of 2021’s Europa stamps here Europa 2021 Endangered Wildlife stamps | Bitter Grounds Magazine


 

San Marino 2021 stamps June

700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri

700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri San Marino 2021 stamps 

700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri San Marino 2021 stamps 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri San Marino 2021 stamps 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri San Marino 2021 stamps 

700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri San Marino 2021 stamps 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri

3 stamps, cancel, sheets of 4

Shows different verses from the Divine Comedy

Designer: Davide Pagliardini

Release date: June 1, 2021


 

50 years of official relations with the People’s Republic of China

50 years of official relations with the People’s Republic of China San Marino 2021 stamps 

50 years of official relations with the People’s Republic of China San Marino 2021 stamps 50 years of official relations with the People’s Republic of China

Designer: Giovanni Piccoli

Release date: June 1, 2021


 

50th anniversary of Doctors without Borders

50th anniversary of Doctors without Borders 

50th anniversary of Doctors without Borders San Marino 2021 stamps 50th anniversary of Doctors without Borders San Marino 2021 stamps 

50th anniversary of Doctors without Borders  50th anniversary of Doctors without Borders 

2 stamps, cancel, sheets of 12

Designer: Riccardo Guasco

Release date: June 1, 2021


 

200th anniversary of the birth of Anita Garibaldi

200th anniversary of the birth of Anita Garibaldi San Marino 2021 stamps 

200th anniversary of the birth of Anita Garibaldi San Marino 2021 stamps  200th anniversary of the birth of Anita Garibaldi

Designer: Clorophilla

Release date: June 1, 2021


 

San Marino-Italia joint issue: Centenary of the detachment of the Carabinieri in San Marino

San Marino-Italia joint issue: Centenary of the detachment of the Carabinieri in San Marino 

San Marino 2021 stamps San Marino-Italia joint issue: Centenary of the detachment of the Carabinieri in San Marino  

1 stamp, cancel

Designer: Maria Carmela Perrini
Perrini has designed stamps for the Vatican and Italian post.

Release date: June 1, 2021

You can see Italy’s 2021 stamps, including the joint issue here So tempting! 2021 Italian stamps | Bitter Grounds Magazine 


 

There are more stamps to enjoy over on the main listing page Stamps by country 2021 | Bitter Grounds Magazine. Pick a country and enjoy the journey.

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