The Daily Question
What is the length St. Peter's Basilica?
Click on the correct answer
VPS Daily Question
A ‘VPS Question of the Day’ is emailed to members each morning. Its intention is to enhance knowledge of Vatican City and Vatican City Stamps.
Do you know something unique about the Vatican or something interesting related to Vatican City stamps? If so, please share by contributing to our daily question collection.
VPS Budgetary Needs
To meet the Vatican Philatelic Society 2024 budgetary needs, a few more members and /or additional donation funding are needed. So far, 53% of the budgetary needs have been met through membership dues. Additionally, 26% of the budgetary needs have been met by generous member donations. (THANKYOU !!! ) That leaves 21% of the budget for this year that still needs to be funded.
Unfortunately, membership dues do not cover all of the VPS expenses. During the fiscal year 2022-2023, 34% of the VPS income was from donations.
Click donate to make your contribution.
Click on topic of choice to see article from Vatican Notes. These articles are good reading both for the new and established collector!
Got A Question?
Do you have a question to add the the VPS Daily Question collection? The Website Team is always on the hunt for additional questions to share with the VPS Membership. Give it a bit of thought, identify the Vatican stamp related to your question, and think of four semi-reasonable answers (only one will be right). Then go to the VPS website Member Page and click on the 'Submit Daily Question' button and submit your question. Keying instructions are on the bottom the the question submission page. Do not worry about having a totally finished product. The VPS Website Team will review everything and perhaps add a little additional research to finalize the question. You can, however, spend hours doing a whole bunch of work and impress us with a totally finished question and answer. Just don't copy your material from someone else. It needs to be originally written material. (We can get in trouble !) The main objective is to have a little fun, enjoy looking at your stamp collection, and share something with other VPS members. You probably know something about one of the stamps in your collection that at least other VPS member doesn't. Why not share it with the rest of us?
Website User Guide Revised
Revisions to the VPS Website User Guide have recently been completed. Click on the link below to give it a review.
The User Guide is the "how to do" document for everything on the VPS website!! Beginners and seasoned pros can both learn new ways of enhancing their stamp-collecting experience by using this website. It is all in the VPS User Guide!
The VPS Users Guide can be printed using your browser print function.
VPS Chat Room
Have you been to the VPS Chat Room lately? You never know what VPS members are talking about unless you check it out. Simply go to the VPS website member page and click on the CHAT ROOM button.
Add VPS Link Button
To Your Phone Screen
Here is how to create a desktop app for the Vatican Philatelic Society (VPS) website using the Chrome browser on your phone:
(1) Open browser - Go to the VPS Page3 link (https://vaticanstamps.org/Page3)
(2) Click on three horizontal dots in the upper right-hand corner of the browser screen
(3) Select the option to Add to Home screen
(4) If you want, change the title wording
(5)Confirm addition by touching Add button
(6) Go back to your home screen and test your new button
394 Publication Mailing
The 394nd issue of Vatican Notes was mailed to VPS members in late December 2022. This issue shows us a variety of messages found on postcards.
393 Publication Mailing
The 393nd issue of Vatican Notes was mailed to VPS members in late November 2022. This issue features an article on Doctors Of The Church.
Vatican City Visit - 2022
After a recent visit to Vatican City, Marvin Lanahan wrote several short articles. Click on the links below to see these articles:
• Attempting To Photograph The Central Post Office Building
• A Visit To The Vatican Postal Museum
• Looking For Vatican Postal Boxes
• A Central Post Office Postmark
392 Publication Mailing
The 392nd issue of Vatican Notes was mailed to VPS members in late July 2022. This issue features an article on Pontifical State Mourning Covers. Other interesting articles are on the Collegio Caprancica and some historical postcards of the Vatican Museum.
391 Publication Mailing
The 391st issue of Vatican Notes was mailed to VPS members in April 2022. This issue features an article on the ancient historical tradition of the venerated “Way of the Cross” in Jerusalem that gave rise to the well-known Stations of the Cross. Another interesting article is a comprehensive series of design essays created for the new Catholic University of the Sacred Heart stamp in Milano.
390 Publication Mailing
The 390th issue of Vatican Notes was mailed to VPS members in early January 2022. This issue features an article on Vatican City Hotel mail. It also documents the Vatican Postal History of Peru and Liechtenstein.
VPS Stamp Calendar
Check out the new VPS Stamp Calendar! This calendar shows Vatican stamps related to each day. It also provides links to the daily emails. Check it out!
Not every stamp issued by the Vatican Post Office is included on the calendar. If you feel a stamp should be added to the calendar click here to submit your suggestion.
Special Vatican Notes Issue
This special issue of Vatican Notes will not be available in print form. Jim Hamilton has updated and expanded his series of Philatelic Journeys. Read it on-line or download a copy.
VPS Want List
The VPS website has a Want List. There are a number of first-day covers we require images for to add to the Stamp List. Check out the Want List and help support the website by scanning and uploading your covers so we can share them with other VPS members.
Links From Vatican City
On-Line Vatican Notes
The VPS publication Vatican Notes is on-line with issues starting from the 1950's. New issues are published quarterly.