Papal Trip Collections

John Paul II Trips

What are Papal Trip Collections?

When the Pope visits a country a collection is issued by dealers to commemorate the visit.  The collection is usually made of covers cancelled in cities visited by the Pope during his visit. The set may contain postcards, special non-philatelic souvenir sheets or an air letter.   A set of covers covers may also be added, which are cancelled on the date the Pope leaves and returns to the Vatican.   An annual collection is also created for travels within Italy.

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Year

(manufacturer)

Visit

Collection

Price

 

1996

(Filagrano)

Central and Latin America

and Tunisia

19 covers

$45

1996

(Filagrano)

Germany and Slovakia

12 covers

$25

2003

(Filagrano)

Croatia

14 covers

$38

2003

(Filagrano)

Italy

2 covers

$5

2004

(Filagrano)

Switzerland

4 covers

$18

2004

(Filagrano)

Lourdes

4 covers

$18