Monday, 8 July 2013

NICASTRO, Vittorio

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Vittorio Nicastro, brother of Pietro Nicastro, was born in Rome on 28 May 1916. He worked at the Italian Government Printing Works from 1932 to 1972. He was an autodidact. The first stamps he engraved were the 80c and 10l values of the 1938 airmail set for the Vatican City. In 1950, he engraved his first stamp for his native Italy; the 100l from the Occupations definitive set.

He has also engraved stamps for Libya.

STAMPS BY YEAR

1938
Italian East Africa, Definitives
Vatican City, Air 80c and 10l

1940
Vatican City, Pope Pius XII

1949
San Marino, UPU

1950
Italy, Italy at Work definitive 100l

1951
Italy, Verdi 10l
San Marino, Red cross
Vatican City, Decree of Gratian

1952
Italy, Milan fair

1953
Somalia, First Somaliland stamps
Vatican City, St. Peter's basilica
Vatican City, Express letter stamps

1954
San Marino, Air
Vatican City, Marian year

1955
San Marino, Sports

1956
Vatican City, Air
Vatican City, Swiss guard
Vatican City, St. John of Capistrano

1957
Italy, Antonio Canova
Italy, Filippino Lippi
Italy, St. Francis of Paola
Vatican City, Capranica college
Vatican City, Mariazell basilica

1958

Italy, Mary at Lourdes
Italy, Giovanni Fattori
Italy, First Naples stamps
Italy, Evangelista Torricelli
Vatican City, Mary at Lourdes

1959
Italy, First Sicilian stamps
Italy, Byron monument
Italy, Camillo Prampolini
San Marino, Lincoln

1960
Italy, Refugee year
Italy, Vittorio Bottego
Vatican City, Transfer of relics

1961
Italy, Michelangelo definitives 1000l

1962
Italy, Court of Accounts

1963
Vatican City, Coronation of Paul VI

1964
Vatican City, Michelangelo
Vatican City, Nicholas Cues

1965
Vatican City, Ugandan Martyrs

1966
Vatican City, Poland's millennium

1967
San Marino, Cathedrals

1968
Italy, Philosophers

1969
Vatican City, St. Peter's society

1970
Italy, Erasmo da Narni
Italy, Jacopo Tatti
Vatican City, First council

1971
Italy, Grazia Deledda
San Marino, Etruscan art
Vatican City, Frescoes

1972
Italy, Antonio Canova
San Marino, Life of St Marinus

1973
Italy, Caravaggio
Italy, Enrico Caruso
Vatican City, St Narsete Shnorali

1974
Italy, Luigi Einaudi
San Marino, Europa

1975
Vatican City, Pentecost
Vatican City, Apostolic library

1976
Vatican City, Titian

OTHER WORK

1940
Spain, Portrait on 500p banknote P119 (1)

1974
Italy, Illustration on back of 500l banknote

Notes:
(1) Collecting by engraver - Stampcommunity website

4 comments:

  1. I'm curious as to why you call the 100 Lire Italy at Work
    stamp from 1950, Occupation definitive?

    Italy wasnt occupied after WWII, maybe you're getting confused with Germany and Austria who were occupied by
    the Allies.

    The only place that was occupied in the area was Trieste
    (occupied by British & American) which had Italian stamps
    overprinted A.M.G.F.T.T.

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    1. I wasn't referring to being occupied (as in by other nations) but work-related occupations as in: what's your occupation? Basically, when compiling the list, I was just copying SG catalogue terminology.
      :-)

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  2. OK Adrian thanks for the explanation.
    Most catalogues called that set
    Italy at Work or Provincial Occupations.

    Again I want to compliment you for
    creating this wonderful database
    about engravers.
    I check in here frequently to see what
    new stuff you've come up with.

    Martin

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  3. Thanks for the thumbs up !
    I've now had a bit more time and have changed the entry for both Nicastro and Cionini.

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