The images chosen by the Vatican Philatelic Office for this stamp issue include the dome of St. Peter\’s Basilica, symbol of Christianity and destination of religious and cultural pilgrimage for millions of people. Another image is the dove in the window above the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter\’s Basilica, a masterful work by Bernini symbolizing the Holy Spirit.
Malta Post has launched EUROPA 2012 Stamps Collection which marks the international 2012 theme, “Visit…..”, with a set of two stamps showing the stunning view of the Grand Harbour taken from the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta. The set ‘EUROPA 2012 – Visit Malta’ was designed by Sean Cini. Issue Date- 9th May 2012 as a pair of se-tenant stamps with values of €0.37 and €1.19. They measure 88.0mm x 31.0mm, with perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb.). The stamp has been offset with the watermark of the Maltese Cross and was printed by Printex Ltd.
French Post issued this stamp featuring five landmarks or monuments representing France.It includes as well the Place Stanislas in Nancy. World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it was created at the request of the Duke of Lorraine Stanislaw Leszczynski and built from 1755. This place has experienced many upheavals in the history of France but kept its name. Date of Issue: 21 May 2012 Denominations: 0.77 euros