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2008 World Youth Day Sydney Stamp & Medallion Cover

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2008 World Youth Day Sydney Stamp & Medallion Cover

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Postmarked 30th June 2008. Limited edition of only 10,000. This one is numbered 096400



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World Youth Day Sydney, took place between 16 and 20 July 2008

This Limited Edition Tri-Medallion cover issued by Australia Post to mark this very special occasion

First medallion: Dressed in his pontifical vestments, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI gestures to the faithful at the 2005 World Youth Day, held in Cologne, Germany. His gold-coloured mitre symbolises his ministry as bishop.

Second medallion : Pope Benedict XVI bears his crosier before him, representing the pastoral authority of the Pope. Italian artist Lello Scorzelli designed the staff for Pope Paul VI (r. 1963-78), who adopted the use of a crucifix-topped pastoral staff.

Third medallion: Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in Bari, southern Italy, in 2005, to celebrate an open-air Mass closing a national conference on the Eucharist. This was his first pilgrimage since becoming pontiff.

  • Postmarked 30th June 2008 Sydney NSW 2000.
  • Three 37mm Diameter , thickness 2.5mm, Brass Medallions with antique finish.
  • Each cover has a unique serial number.
  • Limited Edition of just 10,000 Issued.

Serial number shipped may differ from image.