Fake Pope plate ?

January 22, 2016

This plate is just offered on ebay. In my eyes it is a fake. Be careful.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/License-plate-S-C-V-1-Popes-visit-to-croatia-2011-Pope-Benedict-XVI-/262241573691?ssPageName=ADME:X:eRTM:US:1123

I enclose a photo of the ebay plate and a photo from his visit from a newspaper. Compare yourself.scv1 - fake Benedikt_XIV


New book: ‘License Plates of the Vatican City State’

December 7, 2011

Europlate member (#62)  Dr. Marcello Gallina has now published his new book on the history of the Vatican State registration systems.    Carlo Bellini has collaborated in the production.    That’s Bellini, not Fellini, chaps!

I was able to obtain two copies of the English-language version last week via a pal who was over in Italy and liaised with Marcello.

It is a very detailed, 170-page work, with 200 black-and-white photographs of Vatican plates old and new.

‘License Plates of the Vatican City State’ is  a must-have addition to each of our libraries.   Marcello’s contact email is:        marcellogallina@tiscalinet.it    

He plans to be at the Easter Europlate Convention near Milan.

Vatican City Plates by Marcello Gallina

Vatican City Plates by Marcello Gallina