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2014 LIBRARIES & COLLEGE 3 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALY
Condition: 2014 LIBRARIES & COLLEGE 3 values MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: 31 May 2014 Issue of three € 0.70 ordinary stamps belonging to the series theme “the Excellencies of knowledge” dedicated to: Braidense National Library in Milan, Biblioteca Oliveriana in Pesaro, Tulliano College of Arpino
Price: $6.30
Item Id #011563    See Details...
Nordic World SKI Championships 2013 MINIATURE SHEET WINTER SPORTS MNH
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: Nordic World SKI Championships 2013 MINIATURE SHEET WINTER SPORTS MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM VERY FINE ********************************************* WE SHIP WORLDWIDE >>>> portafogli
Price: $19.00
Item Id #003884    See Details...
1911 FLORENCE ITALY AIR RALLY POSTER STAMP Bright Yelow  MINT - CERTIFICATE
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1911 FLORENCE ITALY AIR RALLY POSTER STAMP Bright Yellow MINT - CERTIFICATE
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE -- ITALY, FLORENCE, CAMPO DI MARTE, 7-14 MAY 1911: monochrome, bright yellow, AIR RALLY Poster Stamp, mint, original gum, featuring the same design of the official postcard issued for the historic event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy [Longhi, Aerofilia Italiana: 456 11BXh]. Famous pioneer aviators took part in the event; however the Rally also saw the unprecedented participation of two female pioneer aviators: Helene Dutrieu - who won the King's Cup — and Jeanne Herveux. I have examined the above-described Poster Stamp — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion it is in fine condition and genuine in all respects, including its gum. I signed this Poster Stamp with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $55.00
Item Id #010284    See Details...
VATICAN 1976 GARDENS 3 FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: VATICAN
Condition: VATICAN 1976 GARDENS 3 FIRST DAY COVERS
Price: $11.00
Item Id #011052    See Details...
Tourism: Lovere, Monsummano Terme, Margherita di Savoia, Olbia MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALY
Condition: Tourism: Lovere, Monsummano Terme, Margherita di Savoia, Olbia MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: Five € 0.70 stamps Tourism series: Lovere, Monsummano Terme, Margherita di Savoia, Olbia, and promotional poster
Price: $10.50
Item Id #011564    See Details...
WRITER LITERATURE SCIENCE CHEMISTRY PRIMO LEVI JUDAICA 2012
Country: ITALY
Condition: WRITER LITERATURE SCIENCE CHEMISTRY PRIMO LEVI JUDAICA 2012
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.35
Item Id #003885    See Details...
1911 FLORENCE ITALY AIR RALLY POSTER STAMP Light Brown   MINT - CERTIFICATE
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1911 FLORENCE ITALY AIR RALLY POSTER STAMP Light Brown MINT - CERTIFICATE
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE -- ITALY, FLORENCE, CAMPO DI MARTE, 7-14 MAY 1911: monochrome, light brown, AIR RALLY Poster Stamp, mint, original gum, featuring the same design of the official postcard issued for the historic event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy [Longhi, Aerofilia Italiana: 456 11BXh]. Famous pioneer aviators took part in the event; however the Rally also saw the unprecedented participation of two female pioneer aviators: Helene Dutrieu - who won the King's Cup — and Jeanne Herveux. I have examined the above-described Poster Stamp — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion it is in fine condition and genuine in all respects, including its gum. I signed this Poster Stamp with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $55.00
Item Id #010285    See Details...
VATICAN 1974
Country: VATICAN
Condition: VATICAN 1974 "HOLY YEAR 1975" 4 FIRST DAY COVERS
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011053    See Details...
EUROPA 2014 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALY
Condition: EUROPA 2014 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: 9 May 2014 The theme of the Europa 2014 omnibus series is musical instruments. Italy will join the rest of Europe on 9 May with two stamps, one depicting a ZAMPOGNA player (€ 0.70) (zampognaro) and the other a LAUNEDDAS player (€ 0.85). Double chantered pipes or ZAMPOGNA is typical of central and southern Italy, it is associated with shepherds and Christmas, the latter because “Tu scendi dalle Stelle” (You come from a starry Haven) is the most popular Italian Christmas Carol. In December, zampognari can be seen in most Italian towns playing Christmas tunes. The triple clarinet LAUNEDDAS is an instrument from southern Sardinia that goes back to Biblical times. In modern times, because of their exceptional versatility, Launeddas have been used in jazz performances in Europe and USA.
Price: $4.80
Item Id #011565    See Details...
ITALY VATICAN SAN MARINO COLONIES & OCCUPATIONS POSTAL STATIONERY CATALOG 2011
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY VATICAN SAN MARINO COLONIES & OCCUPATIONS POSTAL STATIONERY CATALOG 2011
Description: IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH!! HIGH QUALITY PAPER, LAVISHLY PRODUCED 392 PAGES COLOR ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT UPDATED EVALUATIONS INCLUDES ITALY, ITALIAN STATES, ITALIAN COLONIES, OCCUPIED TERRITORIES WORLD WAR I & WORLD WAR II TRENTO * TRIESTE * DALMATIA * AEGEAN ISLANDS * LUBIANA * VENEZIA GIULIA * FIUME * ISTRIA ITALIAN POST OFFICES ABROAD (ALBANIA, CHINA, EGYPT, CRETE,TUNISIA) ITALIAN COLONIES SAN MARINO * VATICAN * SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA * ITALIANA: FOREIGN POSTAL STATIONERY WITH ITALIAN TEXTS AND/OR CONNECTIONS this is a "WOW" book BUY IT NOW & YOU WILL BE GLAD WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $78.00     Sale Price! $58.00
Item Id #003630    See Details...
1911 FLORENCE ITALY AIR RALLY POSTER STAMP Light Olive   MINT - CERTIFICATE
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1911 FLORENCE ITALY AIR RALLY POSTER STAMP Light Olive MINT - CERTIFICATE
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE --ITALY, FLORENCE, CAMPO DI MARTE, 7-14 MAY 1911: monochrome, light olive, AIR RALLY Poster Stamp, mint, original gum, featuring the same design of the official postcard issued for the historic event celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy [Longhi, Aerofilia Italiana: 456 11BXh]. Famous pioneer aviators took part in the event; however the Rally also saw the unprecedented participation of two female pioneer aviators: Helene Dutrieu - who won the King's Cup — and Jeanne Herveux. I have examined the above-described Poster Stamp — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion it is in fine condition and genuine in all respects, including its gum. I signed this Poster Stamp with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $49.00
Item Id #010286    See Details...
THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY 1977 VATICAN FIRST DAY COVER
Country: VATICAN
Condition: THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY 1977 VATICAN FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $9.00
Item Id #011054    See Details...
GRAND-DUCHY TUSCANY PREPHILATELIC POSTMARKS 1760s-1851 NEW FABULOUS CATALOGUE HARDBOUND
Country: ITALY
Condition: GRAND-DUCHY TUSCANY PREPHILATELIC POSTMARKS 1760s-1851 NEW FABULOUS CATALOGUE HARDBOUND
Description: IN ITALIAN HARDBOUND, HIGH QUALITY PAPER, LAVISHLY PRODUCED 220 PAGES + TRANSPARENCIES TO FIND CORRECT TYPES & SUB-TYPES ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT ALL THE PRE-PHILATELIC POSTMARKS OF TUSCANY FROM 1760s TO 1851 IT INCLUDES POSTMARKS OF THE VARIOUS POST OFFICES FROM ARCIDOSSO TO VOLTERRA, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER RAILWAY POSTMARKS DISINFECTED MAIL HANDSTAMPS PROVENANCE & ROUTING HANDSTAMPS ACCOUNTANCY MARKS & ARRANGEMENTS SEA MAIL AS WITH THE EARLIER VOLLMEIR WORK ON THE SAME SUBJECT, ONCE SOLD OUT THIS BOOK WILL BECOME A RARITY IN ITSELF BUY IT NOW & YOU WILL BE GLAD WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $99.00
Item Id #003631    See Details...
FOLGORE THUNDERBOLT PARACHUTE BRIGADE 2012
Country: ITALY
Condition: FOLGORE THUNDERBOLT PARACHUTE BRIGADE 2012
Description: MNH
Price: $5.25
Item Id #003887    See Details...
1972 INTL YEAR OF THE BOOK ILLUMINATED BIBLE & GOSPEL 2 VATICAN FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1972 INTL YEAR OF THE BOOK ILLUMINATED BIBLE & GOSPEL 2 VATICAN FIRST DAY COVERS
Description: APOCALYPSE of St John, - St Paul's to the Romans etc etc
Price: $13.70
Item Id #011055    See Details...
ENEL ELECTRICITY CORPORATION 50th ANNIVERSARY 2012
Country: ITALY
Condition: ENEL ELECTRICITY CORPORATION 50th ANNIVERSARY 2012
Description: mnh
Price: $3.20
Item Id #003888    See Details...
FIUME ANNESSIONE overprints PRINTER'S WASTE
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME ANNESSIONE overprints PRINTER'S WASTE
Price: $44.00
Item Id #007728    See Details...
1932 NORTH ATLANTIC BALBO FLIGHT MINIATURE SHEET - certificate
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1932 NORTH ATLANTIC BALBO FLIGHT MINIATURE SHEET - certificate
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE -- ITALY, JULY-AUGUST 1933, 10th Anniversary of Italy's Royal Airforce: NORTH ATLANTIC MASS FLIGHT (Orbetello-Chicago-New York-Rome) led by General Italo Balbo, in which 25 S.I.A.I. Marchetti S.55X Seaplanes participated. Miniature Sheet of 6 blue and green Poster Stamps. [Longhi: Aerofilia Italiana 2970 33AAb; 150 Euros]. I have examined the above-described Miniature Sheet which is photographically reproduced* here. In my opinion the said Miniature Sheet is genuine in all respects and in very fine condition. I signed it on the recto lower right margin with my initials - “GM” - in pencil ————————
Price: $120.00
Item Id #010288    See Details...
1977 SCULPTURES FROM EARLY CHRISTIAN SARCOPHAGI  3 First Day Covers
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1977 SCULPTURES FROM EARLY CHRISTIAN SARCOPHAGI 3 First Day Covers
Description: Depicting THE CREATION OF MANKIND * THE 3 YOUTHS IN THE FURNACE * THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI * LAZARUS RESUSCITATION * GOOD SHEPHERD * THE RESURRECTION
Price: $14.50
Item Id #011056    See Details...
THE PORT OF LIVORNO  Maritime Postal History by Alan BECKER
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: THE PORT OF LIVORNO Maritime Postal History by Alan BECKER
Description: Alan Becker, The Port of Livorno - A Survey of its Maritime Postal History -- 17th to the 20th Centuries. in English, 74 pages (A4) spiral bound, color illustrations throughout. *************** This book brings together into one volume the current knowledge of the postal history of the port of Livorno. Although touched on in several other more general works, the last book covering this specific subject was published some 50 years ago. The Author is a long-time specialist of Livorno’s maritime mail postal history with related extensive collections on the various aspects. In 1676 Livorno was officially declared a free port, thus consolidating a pre-existing situation that dated back to the 1500s. During the ensuing decades many foreigners settled in Livorno forming sizable communities of French, Jewish, Dutch, Greek, Armenian and Levantine expatriates. In due course Livorno became the most important seaport of the Mediterranean, especially for importation of salted fish, cereals and grains. The Author begins with the 1600s mail of the Medici era which illustrates the great postal interaction the port had with import-export traders all over the Mediterranean and throughout Italy and Northern Europe. The end of the Medici dynasty and the inception of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty characterized the 1700s; these were the years that saw the post office revenue increase substantially. By the end of the 1700s, although the port’s traffic is said to have slowed down, Livorno was attracting an average 5,000 ships of all kinds and descriptions each year. Contemporaries described it as a chronically crowded port. The British had warehouses and their presence was rather important since Livorno imported spices, fabrics and manufactured goods from Britain; at the same time it exported to Britain silk, wine, olive oil, olives, cumin, straw hats, cheese, capers, camel and goat’s hair etc. The Napoleonic period brought the first maritime postmark “COLONIES PAR/LIVOURNE” and a better organized postal service. The Lorraine Grand Duke was restored in 1814; from a postal history viewpoint the 1820s, 30s and 40s, saw greater maritime traffic and with it more mail and more maritime mail postmarks. In 1843, provenance, instructional, routing and accessory hand-stamps were introduced for mail carried to Livorno by French Navy Steamers. Indeed, Becker visits all aspects of maritime mail and succeeds in presenting a clear picture of a rather complex subject matter. The 1859 Second War of Independence inflicted a severe blow on Austria and Tuscany went through a Provisional Government followed by a plebiscite that confirmed the wish of the people to have the Grand Duchy become part of the Kingdom of Italy. The transition period resulted in the adoption of Provisional Government stamps followed by those of the 4th issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia and later on those of the Kingdom of Italy. This is reflected on the covers of the time which become even more interesting with maritime mail postmarks. Mail disinfection was a major task for Livorno’s four lazarettos; they certainly were busy with bigger tasks but the postal aspect was one that was at the top of the priority list of health authorities. From the 1600s to the 1800s the lazarettos were the first to handle and disinfect incoming mail. Becker examines health passports - a corollary collecting area that appeals to specialists of disinfected mail. The steamers’ age saw the opening of French, Sardinian and Neapolitan steamship agencies in Livorno. The Grand Duchy launched the Tuscan Steamship Company in 1834 with a fleet of two vessels operating routes to Genoa, Naples and Sicily. Many hand-stamps of the agencies used on their mail feature a steamship making them particularly endearing to postal historians. With so many ships arriving every day of the week at Livorno, the port was also a major mail sorting hub; the lion’s share was secured by forwarding agents - 160 of them so far recorded as operating at Livorno. Their activity is documented by their endorsements on the letters and in many cases by the use of hand-stamps. The book ends with a very useful catalogue of cancellations used on maritime mail, and hand-stamps and seals used on disinfected mail. The English-speaking reader has now the opportunity to benefit from information and research not available before in his/her language. The Author is well aware of the needs of those who would venture in a rather complex field. A one town postal history with focus on maritime mail may look like an easy task, but experienced collectors will tell you differently. In this specific case we have a cosmopolitan town and port interacting with North Africa, Mediterranean islands, the Near East, Turkey, France and quite a number of countries in Europe. This is a fascinating book and an eye-opener for those who want to venture into new areas of research and collecting. [Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $58.00
Item Id #013104    See Details...
CATHEDRAL FERMO * ARCHITECTURE 2012 MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ITALY
Condition: CATHEDRAL FERMO * ARCHITECTURE 2012 MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: mnh
Price: $3.20
Item Id #003889    See Details...
FIUME ITALY POSTAGE DUES RED & BLACK FIGURES on cover
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME ITALY POSTAGE DUES RED & BLACK FIGURES on cover
Description: Elusive Cover with POSTAGE DUE STAMPS RED FIGURES 1 F. 15 F (hand overprint Type II) ** 30 F (hand overprint Type IV) BLACK FIGURES 6 F and 50 F (hand overprint Type II) ** 12 F ( hand overprint Type IV) Over $650 Sassone as Used stamps without considering the premium as a Cover all genuine GUARANTEED cancelled FIUME "I c" cds 1919 - superb reference material Signed by noted Experts Dr. Migliavacca and Silvano Sorani
Price: $250.00
Item Id #007729    See Details...
1932 NORTH ATLANTIC BALBO FLIGHT MINI SHEET green & carmine - certificate
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1932 NORTH ATLANTIC BALBO FLIGHT MINI SHEET green & carmine - certificate
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE -- ITALY, JULY-AUGUST 1933, 10th Anniversary of Italy's Royal Airforce: NORTH ATLANTIC MASS FLIGHT (Orbetello-Chicago-New York-Rome) led by General Italo Balbo, in which 25 S.I.A.I. Marchetti S.55X Seaplanes participated. Miniature Sheet of 6 green and carmine Poster Stamps. [Longhi: Aerofilia Italiana 2970 33AAe; 150 Euros]. I have examined the above-described Miniature Sheet which is photographically reproduced* here. In my opinion the said Miniature Sheet is genuine in all respects and in very fine condition. I signed it on the recto upper right margin with my initials - “GM” - in pencil ————————
Price: $120.00
Item Id #010289    See Details...
971 AIR MAIL * 4 EVANGELISTS by Beato Angelico 2 FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 971 AIR MAIL * 4 EVANGELISTS by Beato Angelico 2 FIRST DAY COVERS
Price: $13.70
Item Id #011057    See Details...