1982 Saint Francis Of Assisi Plate Block of 4 20c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 2023

1982 Saint Francis Of Assisi Plate Block of 4 20c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 2023

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1982 Saint Francis Of Assisi Plate Block of 4 20c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 2023

Francis of Assisi, venerated as Saint Francis of Assisi, also known in his ministry as Francesco, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. On October 7 1982 in San Francisco CA, the USPS honored St. Francis of Assisi, the man who renounced material goods and family ties and embraced a life of poverty. St. Francis is remembered for his love of nature and all creatures on Earth. He founded the Franciscan Order in 1209. He is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and Italy, and it is customary for Catholic churches to hold ceremonies honoring animals around his feast day of 4 October. St Francis died on October 3, 1226.

 

These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.

 

The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive and it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.