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GENOA TO LIVORNO 1842
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: GENOA TO LIVORNO 1842 "VAPORI TOSCANI AGENZIA GENOVA"
Description: Entire Letter complete with text showing oval handstamp featuring steamer and inscribed VAPORI TOSCANI AGENZIA DI GENOVA (TUSCANY STEAMERS GENOA AGENCY) - quality typical of this handstamp otherwise fine and rare ** signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $85.00
Item Id #002121    See Details...
ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY
Description: ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY STAMPS: ENGRAVER & PRINTER Francesco Matraire Incisore e Litografo By Carlo S. Cerutti Matraire designed and printed many of the early issues of the Kindom of Sardinia which later were used in the newly unified Kingdom of Italy; he also created some early litho stamps of Italy - 94pp A4 profusely illustrated and printed on high quality paper, written by the best specialist on the subject - although written in Italian this splendid publication can be used by the wise specialist who will extract a lot of very useful information - a most interesting and easy to understand primary source of information - highly recommended to the specialist - book's weight is 16 oz THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $40.00
Item Id #004174    See Details...
40c BRICK RED ROSSO MATTONE SASSONE 16B Scott 13c 450 Euros
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: 40c BRICK RED ROSSO MATTONE SASSONE 16B Scott 13c 450 Euros
Description: GOOD MARGINS ON ALL SIDES FRESH COLOR VERY FINE NICE MILANO CDS Signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $99.00
Item Id #006904    See Details...
SICILY 1861 10 cent SARDINIA CANCELED LERCARA on Wrapper VERY FINE
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: SICILY 1861 10 cent SARDINIA CANCELED LERCARA on Wrapper VERY FINE
Description: WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA 19 SEPTEMBER 1861 elusive LERCARA cds SARDO ITALIANO TYPE well struck -- Sassone 375 Euro on 10c SARDINIA GRIGIO OLIVASTRO (OLIVE GREY) very fine SASSONE 14C 300 Euro IMPRESSIVE ITEM FROM VERY FAMOUS COLLECTION signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $128.00
Item Id #006905    See Details...
SARDEGNA USED IN SICILY 10c BISTRO OLIVA SCURO
Country: SICILY
Condition: SARDEGNA USED IN SICILY 10c BISTRO OLIVA SCURO
Description: LARGE PIECE OF WRAPPER GRANDE FRAMMENTO DI COPERTA from PALERMO to CACCAMO 10 cent Sardinia BISTRO OLIVA SCURO Sassone 14Da 150 Euros Signed Migliavacca
Price: $49.00
Item Id #006915    See Details...
KINGDOM OF SARDINIA: 2nd & 3rd ISSUES: PROOFS, ESSAYS, REPRINTS by Cardillo
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA: 2nd & 3rd ISSUES: PROOFS, ESSAYS, REPRINTS by Cardillo
Description: “Prove, Saggi e Ristampe della II e III emissione del Regno di Sardegna" - [Proofs, Essays and Reprints of the Second and Third Issues of the Kingdom of Sardinia] by Paolo Cardillo, 144 pages (6.5" x 9.5"), colour illustrations throughout, including 16 colour plates, in Italian with English translation, sewn quality soft cover - published [2013] **************** The stamps of the Kingdom of Sardinia had four distinctive issues that epitomize the great creative skills of their engraver and printer — Francesco Matraire. The postal reform, introduced in late 1850, envisaged postage stamps. The Kingdom's ambassador in Paris contacted engravers and printers in the French capital, but due to their high prices and the impending deadline for the introduction of stamps it was decided to give the job to the less expensive Turin-based Matraire. The first issue (1 January 1851), depicting King Victor Emmanuel II facing right, was executed entirely in lithography. The head of the monarch was modeled after the one on the gold 20 Lire coin, commonly known as Marengo, engraved by a man who later, as we shall see, collaborated with Matraire. In late September, early October 1853 the second issue was distributed to post offices. The new three-value set had the same denominations (5c, 20c, and 40c) of the first issue, however, this time they were printed by colorless embossing on colored paper. The design of the embossing includes an ornate frame inscribed vertically FRANCO and BOLLO, at left and right respectively. Horizontally, at the frame top, the tablet shows the face value expressed in figures and POSTE in the middle (ie: C. POSTE 5), while at the bottom the face value is expressed in words, C. CINQUE. The frame is a device leaving an oval inner frame to highlight the embossed head of the monarch. Unfortunately, the embossing and the pallid color of the paper required a lambent light rather than the poor lighting from the post office candles and oil lamps in order to ensure that the right stamp or stamps had been affixed to the letter. In less than six months, by mid-April 1854, a redesigned issue was printed and distributed to the post offices. Good quality, white paper was utilized, the embossing printing remained the same but the colored frame was executed in lithography using somewhat brighter colors. The fourth issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia is very popular with collectors because the endless pressure on Matraire's staff resulted in several printings of virtually all denominations which in turn forced the pressman to use inks that did not quite match the required nuance. As would be expected, for the second, third and fourth issues there are proofs, essays, authorised reprints executed in 1863 by the enterprising Matraire, not to mention later reprints carried out in Florence in 1877 by argonauts. Imitations, so to speak, of some denominations of the fourth issue were printed in Berlin in 1889-90, followed by more blatant forgeries in the ensuing years. To complicate things, between 1900 and 1910, the new owners of Matraire's business sold his archives which included large quantities of printer's waste of the fourth issue as well as unfinished sheets without the embossed head. Such material was like a gargantuan banquet invitation for forgers who created double embossings, inverted heads, double heads, one inverted, you name it, they did it. All of this material, the good, the bad and the ugly, created uncertainty and prejudice and, to this day, Italian experts routinely receive the post Matraire creations from the four corners of the globe for verification. In very few cases genuine Matraire items surface. The footnotes in the standard catalogues give scanty or no details on how to detect the original Matraire proofs, essays and reprints. Now, comes this new book by Professor Paolo Cardillo to fill many gaps. A truly enthusiastic scholar, Cardillo was fortunate enough to acquire important files from the Matraire archive which had been retrieved by Emilio Diena in the early 1900s. It sounds like a fairy tale, but it is true. Apart from important documents and notes, proofs, essays and related items were found in these files. These certainly helped, but the Author of this book went the extra mile and consulted with all the major Italian experts, specialists and dealers. In the process, he accumulated a wealth of information that he decided to share in book form. The focus of this book is on proofs and essays of the second and third issues and related items such as color trials and embossing tests; additionally a chapter is devoted to Matraire's reprints. All of these items are duly catalogued in a scientific manner and carefully evaluated. Plates have been added to show the differences between essays, proofs, and issued stamps; the same is the case for paper color, thickness, and type as well as for the differences between sharp and worn-out impressions of the embossed head and frame. The book is illustrated by no less than 160 high definition, enlarged photographs. Cardillo presents the subject matter in terse language; the succession of chapters is sensible; and finally, the catalogue and plates are a true joy both for the beginner and the specialist. There is a good English translation of the entire book, the binding is excellent as is the layout. If you collect Italian States, this book belongs to your bookshelf. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca - copyright
Price: $75.00
Item Id #009332    See Details...
ITALY SARDINIA 4TH ISSUE COLOR IDENTIFICATION PLATES
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: ITALY SARDINIA 4TH ISSUE COLOR IDENTIFICATION PLATES
Description: HARDBOUND, IN ITALIAN, 68 pages (8" x 11") FOURTH ISSUE KINGDOM OF SARDINIA 1855-1863 COLOR IDENTIFICATION PLATES (based on colors as listed by Sassone Catalogue 2010) BY UMBERTO BALLABIO LANGUAGE BARRIER: non existant....pictures speak 1000 words...all you have to do is place your stamps side by side with the pictures...if you only get a stamp or two in the right shade or nuance the book has paid for itself and then some The 4th Issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia (initially consisting of Piedmont, Genoese Riviera and Sardinia) has always attracted collectors because it was printed and reprinted over a span of 8 years - in fact these stamps witnessed the unification of Italy and with it the ever increasing stamp demand from the annexed regions and territories. The color shade of each denomination changed every time a new printing was required and some nuances are very scarce, some are priced into the thousands of Euros/Dollars. Color identification plates were printed in the 50s, reprinted in the 90s and then another publisher made a similar attempt. All were sold out and all are bibliographic rarities. This new book stands out for a number of merits that match and surpass previous publications on the same subject for the following reasons: The Author is a seasoned collector of these stamps The book has been vetted by a number of experts Other prominent collectors had their input The color plates are state of the art and have been vetted at the production stage by an expert on light and visual perception of colors (the best way to use this book is at noon time in a room with windows solely facing north....the eyes must be rested and the identification sessions must be short because the eyes tire very quickly...a combination of day light and fluorescent bulbs can also be useful. Never utilize strong daylight and excessive artificial light...never go in spots where there is a strong reflection of sun beams, blue skies or afternoon skies because each will influence a distorted identification). Guidelines can be translated using Babel or similar online translation programs. The book is replete with color illustrations and technical notes accumulated by the Author over a lifetime. IN CONCLUDING: THIS IS THE BEST BOOK YOU COULD EVER BUY ABOUT THESE FASCINATING STAMPS The price is influenced by high production costs, however Italy is well know for real state of the art printing and every penny spent on this book is well spent. INDISPENSABLE & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LIMITED EDITION!!!
Price: $135.00     Sale Price! $99.00
Item Id #002612    See Details...
FORGERIES ROMAN STATES FIRST ISSUE  * FALSI PONTIFICIO 1^ EMISSIONE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: FORGERIES ROMAN & PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE * FALSI PONTIFICIO 1^ EMISSIONE
Description: FORGERIES ROMAN STATES PONTIFICIO FALSI PRIMA EMISSIONE - NEW EDITION ROMAN STATES FIRST ISSUE FORGERIES by Fritz Billig, in English and Italian (first ever translation by Dr. Migliavacca); New Millennium Limited Edition Reprint of 50 copies (most already sold to subscribers), GENUINE STAMPS AND FORGERIES are all illustrated with enlargements of details, 20 pages large size (8 inches x 11 inches). The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible, the actual size has been increased to 120% of the original, and this reprint is printed on high quality, white paper. New illustrations have been added. Of particular merit is the study of the dangerous forgeries of the 50 Bajocchi e the 1 Scudo. Easy to use. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. ******************************** STATO PONTIFICIO: I FALSI DELLA PRIMA EMISSIONE, di Fritz Billig, prima edizione bilingue (Inglese Italiano), prima traduzione in Italiano del Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca. Falsi e originali sono tutti illustrati. Trattandosi di una ristampa si e cercato di migliorare le illustrazioni aggiungendone di nuove e migliorando quelle vecchie. 20 pagine grande formato. Di grande importanza lo studio dei falsi pericolosi del 50 Bajocchi e dello Scudo. Opera utilissima e di facile uso.
Price: $36.00     Sale Price! $34.00
Item Id #001925    See Details...
ITALY: MARCHE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1890s TIMBRI ANNULLI FINO AL 1890
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: ITALY: MARCHE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1890s TIMBRI ANNULLI FINO AL 1890
Description: THE MARCHE REGION POSTMARKS FROM PRE-ADHESIVES TO 1890s I BOLLI DELLE ROMAGNE By Mario Gallenga (1972) This is the elusive PART 3 of the Gallenga series on Papal States postmarks, which is missing in most sets of this series. In Italian, 214 pp, illustrated throughout, with evaluations. It includes introductions on the early posts, use of regular and accessory postmarks, as well as much useful information and research - DISINFECTED MAIL AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES MARKS AND STAMPERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED AND given a market value - THIS BOOK AFTER 35 YEARS REMAINS THE STANDARD REFERENCE FOR THE POSTMARKS OF THE MARCHE, PESARO, ANCONA, ASCOLI REGION POSTMARKS A most useful book with lots of information; easy to use even for those who know little or no Italian. Long out of print --- CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER VOLUMES IN THIS SERIES RARE THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $57.00
Item Id #003319    See Details...
4 BAJ ROSY BROWN SASSONE 5a Scott 5b USED
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 4 BAJ ROSY BROWN SASSONE 5a Scott 5b USED
Description: FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES FRESH COLOR LIGHT POSTMARK VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 5a 220 Euros SCOTT 5b Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $89.00
Item Id #006809    See Details...
7 BAJ MINT NO GUM 712 EUROS SASSONE 8 SCOTT 8
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 7 BAJ MINT NO GUM 712 EUROS SASSONE 8 SCOTT 8
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES MINT NO GUM FRESH COLOR VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 8 712 EUROS as No Gum SCOTT 8 Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $125.00
Item Id #006810    See Details...
4 BAJ YELLOW USED FINE SASSONE 5A 120 EUROS
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 4 BAJ YELLOW USED FINE SASSONE 5A 120 EUROS
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES USED FRESH COLOR LIGHT POSTMARK FINE TO VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 5A 120 EUROS SCOTT 5a Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $38.00
Item Id #006811    See Details...
HALF BAJ GREY LILAC USED SASSONE 1c 650 EUROS
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: HALF BAJ GREY LILAC USED SASSONE 1c 650 EUROS
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES USED FRESH COLOR LIGHT POSTMARK FINE TO VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 1c 650 EUROS Euros SCOTT 1b Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $159.00
Item Id #006812    See Details...
3 BAJ BROWN MINT SIGNED SASSONE 4Aa 500 EUROS fine
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 3 BAJ BROWN MINT SIGNED SASSONE 4Aa 500 EUROS fine
Description: EXTRA FINE MARGINS ON 3 SIDES + SIDEWALK MARGIN AT THE TOP MINT ORIGINAL GUM HINGED FRESH COLOR VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 4Aa BROWN 500 EUROS SCOTT 4 Signed by expert SAVARESE-OLIVA
Price: $145.00
Item Id #006813    See Details...
4 BAJ Mint Sassone 5Ab 285 Euros
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 4 BAJ Mint Sassone 5Ab 285 Euros
Description: good margins - no defects of any kind, mint hinged Scott 5 Sassone 5Ab LIGHT YELLOW 285 euros ($430) signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $80.00
Item Id #006815    See Details...
RAVENNA: FORLI DISINFETTATA
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: RAVENNA: FORLI DISINFETTATA with 3 BAJ BROWN
Description: 1859 WRAPPER (sovracoperta) FROM RAVENNA to FORLI' 3 Bajocchi BROWN - good margins - neatly tied by straight line RAVENNA - Sassone 4Aa Bruno (300 Euros on cover! $400!) Disinfected (horizontal disinfection slits) Boxed FORLI' DISINFETTATA (AISP TYPE 2) on address side (rare thus) Minor flaws of typical of disinfected mail, as would be expected Fascinating Disinfected Mail Item signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca (BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE -- ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI STORIA POSTALE (AISP) "BOLLI E DOCUMENTI DI SANITA' DELL'AREA ITALIANA" -- ROME EDIZIONI STUDI FILATELICI) ______________________________________________
Price: $150.00
Item Id #006822    See Details...
DISINFECTED FERRARA NETTA FUORI E DENTRO 1855
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: DISINFECTED FERRARA NETTA FUORI E DENTRO 1855
Price: $55.00
Item Id #007869    See Details...
1849 ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG newspaper to BOLOGNA
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 1849 ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG newspaper to BOLOGNA "DISINFETTATO PEL CONTATTO"
Description: Elusive disinfection mark, rare on complete newspaper - from AUGSBURG TO BOLOGNA where it was disinfected - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $145.00
Item Id #013230    See Details...
1849 IL RISORGIMENTO daily Boxed
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 1849 IL RISORGIMENTO daily Boxed "DISINFETTATA" struck at BOLOGNA
Description: October 1849 - elusive disinfection mark on complete newspaper
Price: $80.00
Item Id #013231    See Details...
PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE
Description: PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE - BY CERRUTI & PADRIN ::::::::: POSTAGE FOR DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE THE USA -- please contact us before placing an order so we can assess postage depending on your location :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 230 A4 pages, with hundreds of superb color illustrations, including plating clues and flaws in great detail. IN ITALIAN -- Loose leaves in hardover, 3-flaps heavy card binder. Each stamp of the first issue is closely examined utilizing information from existing full sheets of each denomination (some of the large multiples and sheets shown, including the 1 Scudo top denomination)-- stamps you deemed common or of little interest can now be plated, and interesting constant flaws detected. On the plus side are the illustrations where each picture is worth 1000 words; the binder/folder is a compromise; the high price reflects production costs. If you are a serious collector of Papal States this work is an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE
Price: $310.00
Item Id #013938    See Details...
ITALY: ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1880
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY: ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1880
Description: THE ROMAGNE POSTMARKS FROM PRE-ADHESIVES TO 1880s I BOLLI DELLE ROMAGNE By Mario Gallenga (1968) This is the elusive PART 1 of the Gallenga series on Papal States postmarks, which is missing in most sets of this series. In Italian, 160 pp, illustrated throughout, with evaluations. It includes introductions on the early posts, use of regular and accessory postmarks, as well as much useful information and research - DISINFECTED MAIL AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES MARKS AND STAMPERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED AND given a market value - THIS BOOK AFTER 40 YEARS REMAINS THE STANDARD REFERENCE FOR THE POSTMARKS OF THE AEMILIA AND BOLOGNA REGION POSTMARKS A most useful book with lots of information; easy to use even for those who know little or no Italian. Long out of print and RARE THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $75.00
Item Id #014014    See Details...
UMBRIA * TRE SECOLI DI STORIA POSTALE 1300s-1800s
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: UMBRIA * TRE SECOLI DI STORIA POSTALE 1300s-1800s
Description: Umbria: Tre Secoli di Storia Postale [Umbria: Three Centuries of Postal History] by Paolo Marcarelli, published in 2016 by Fondazione proPosta, Rome; perfect bound, 8” x 12” (A4), 194 pages, replete with illustrations, many in colour. There are a number of us who can claim that postal history ‘for better or for worse’ was ‘love at first sight’: an encounter that changed the course of our life. When we consider how many lives are wasted on trivial pursuits, especially in our internet era, we may be considered a bit extravagant by some ignoramus, but to all effects we are blessed and very, very lucky. By the same token, as we all know, our first love is never forgotten and this is undoubtedly what happened to the author of this fascinating book. It all started in 1987 at the University of Perugia where he presented his doctoral thesis centetring on the postal history of Umbria; renowned Roman postal historian Mario Gallenga publicly praised the thesis suggesting to publish it without delay. Although Dr. Marcarelli did not pursue an academic career, his interest for the postal history of his region never relented as he pursued new research as well as the acquisition of letters and collectables relating to his favoured theme. As pointed out in his preface to Marcarelli’s book, learned postal historian Clemente Fedele, explains that this book focuses on a postal geography of Perugia and Umbria that due to its peripheral location is still able to convey starting points of great interest. The region was a major transit traversed by the Via Flaminia which was the major north-south postal artery of the Papal posts linking Rome to Bologna and beyond via the Marche region. In his narration the author tells us about the early 1300s presence in Perugia of merchant couriers, and the existence of an ‘Ufficio delle Bollette’ at Gubbio in 1384. Similar offices existed in other Italian states and their main task was to examine all letters brought into the state or sent outside of it; officers had the right to examine and censor the letters if deemed necessary; however, so far, there is no evidence that the Ufficio executed or facilitated mail delivery on a regular basis. As we move into the 1400s we find the Venetian couriers on the route from Rome to Bologna and Venice, later modified to follow the Foligno, Ancona and Ravenna route, and tweaked again in 1508 to include a transit through Gubbio and Assisi. In the course of time the papal posts took direct control of mail conveyance to destinations outside the Pope’s states. In the 1700s the preeminence of the Via Flaminia as a major postal highway continued to benefit the post offices of Umbria, including Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto and Terni, to name a few. In 1789 the French descended on Italy bringing innovations and progress even on the postal front; nevertheless all the achievements came at a price as the French stole works of art all over the region and used couriers to deliver them to the other side of the Alps. The author does not mince words when he says that “Napoleon is a conqueror, he is not an emancipator, he does not free Italy, he conquers it.” Although the innovations introduced by the French were not always great,nonetheless, their implementation was systematic and uniform, even though at times slow paced. When the old regime was restored it could not deny that some positive reforms had been introduced by the French. In this vein the postal regulations issued at the end of 1815 contained an unprecedented 206 sections addressing every administrative and operational aspect of the Papal posts. The chapters dealing with the postal history of Umbria from 1815 to the 1860 arrival of the Piedmontese forces and the ensuing plebiscite sanctioning the annexation to what was soon to become the Kingdom of Italy are well knitted with very detailed information on postal developments such as the introduction of a telegraphic service which played its part in the liberation of the region. The volume ends with very informative chapters on the mailcoach service, the postal highways, the post horse, postilions, couriers, cholera and mail disinfection, and the changing locations of the General Post Office of Perugia. The bibliography is extensive; the 553 footnotes are very useful, and the author knows how to keep the reader’s attention with a good and balanced blend of history and postal history. The illustrations are captivating and the book is well produced and rather inexpensive. If you collect Papal States postal history this is a “must have” volume. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $50.00
Item Id #014599    See Details...
NICE COVER LOT: 12 COVERS + 1 FRONT some short margins but LOW PRICE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: NICE COVER LOT: 12 COVERS + 1 FRONT some short margins but LOW PRICE
Description: UNUSUAL ATTRACTIVE LOT of 12 covers and 1 front, each different because of postmarks, route, color, cancellations etc High catalogue value if all were perfect, A GOOD STARTER & INTERESTING ACQUISITION AT JUST $12 per cover - a bargain difficult to find again
Price: $280.00     Sale Price! $150.00
Item Id #014612    See Details...
NEAPOLITAN PROVINCES LOT OF 2 COVERS Sassone over  900 EUROS
Country: NAPLES
Condition: NEAPOLITAN PROVINCES LOT OF 2 COVERS Sassone over 900 EUROS
Description: SHORT MARGINS IN PLACES otherwise good condition and FRESH COLORS
Price: $135.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #014615    See Details...
FIUME POSTMARKS 1809-1945 by Gilbert IMPORTANT BOOK
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME POSTMARKS 1809-1945 by Gilbert IMPORTANT BOOK
Description: THE POSTMARKS OF FIUME 1809-1945 By J. F. Gilbert In English, 2007, A4, 164 pages, illustrated throughout, spiral bound Historical & Political background * French Occupation * Austrian period * Hungarian period * World War One: Censor Marks, Feldposts, FPOs, British FPOs, Italian Posta Militare, French & British presence * SHS * D’Annunzio Regime * Free State, Sub post offices, Veglia, Arbe, Fiume annexed to Italy, World War Two: Fiumano-Kupa, Yugoslav Military Occupation, Railway TPO postmarks, Maritime & Paquebot postmarks, Air Mail postmarks, miscellaneous, registered and accessory, instructional postmarks etc etc. Required reading for the specialist and the astute collector who wants to know the real importance and value of certain items. A very useful reference that will enable you to mount your postal history collection in a sensible way and in a way that will greatly enhance its value and relevance. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE HANDLING & POSTAGE: TO USA — FREE SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS : $4.00
Price: $63.00
Item Id #001850    See Details...