FORGERIES Scott #0 IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3 Stamp

Condition: IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3
Country: IONIAN ISLANDS
***** ********** ALSO CONSIDER BUYING LOT 3425 and LOT 3300 - look at these before you finalise your order ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SPIRO RAFTOPULOS LE SOVRASTAMPE A MANO DI CEFALONIA * ITACA * ZANTE 1941-1943: The Hand Overprints of the Italian Occupation of Cefalonia, Itaca & Zante 48 pages, 8" x 11" - illustrated in black & white throughout. Limited Edition reprint of the 1961 edition In Italian, with some excerpts in English of technical information regarding the minute details of overprints with a view to help identifying forgeries. Do not expect a word-by-word translation, but rather the translation of many captions of the illustrations and translation of the major characteristics of overprints. The illustrations are definitely worth a thousand words and they are plentiful, mostly magnified two, three, four times the actual size. Raftopulos was a major Greek expert who had researched these stamps since their inception. The focus of this monograph is: 1941 CEFALONIA, ARGOSTOLI HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS; their characteristics, positioning, postal use and postmarks 1941 ITACA HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1941 ZANTE, ZAKINTHOS, HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1943 (October) ZANTE "ELLAS" HAND OVERPRINTS ON ITALIAN DEFINITIVE STAMPS For each series of overprints a detailed checklist is given with 1961 market values. This is a very useful book with lots of information not found elsewhere. The original edition has been sold out since the early 1960s. This reprint has benefited from a larger size resulting in larger illustrations. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
$37.00
Item Id #: 003768