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FIUME POSTAL HISTORY & STAMPS by Ciullo - 210 pages
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME POSTAL HISTORY & STAMPS by Ciullo - 210 pages
Description: FIUME: COMPENDIUM OF POSTAL HISTORY & STAMP ISSUES FROM THE ORIGINS TO THE 1920s 210 pages, in Italian, illustrated throughout Compendium of information published in a long series of articles from the 1920s to the 21st century. The Author has added his personal reasearch and his ability of presenting the subject matter in a clear fashion shows throughout this important work which is essential reading for anyone who collects Fiume's stamps and Postal History Postal History and Postmarks from origins to 1918 Fiume and the Croat Occupation Allied Occupation Provisional Issue The Fiume post during the allied occupation - FIRST ISSUE Currency and postal rates Second Period: Pictorial and Allegories Series; Military Mail FPOs; Mail from Air Force and Navy D'Annunzio Stamps: Arbe, Veglia Free State : Governo Provvisorio stamps; Costituente Fiumana issue San Vito Stamps, Annessione etc The Author touches on the subject of FORGERIES in most of the Seven Chapters of this book . WE SHIP WORLDWIDE HANDLING & POSTAGE: TO USA — FREE SHIPPING TO ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS via AIRMAIL (only) : 8.00
Price: $80.00     Sale Price! $59.00
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YUGOSLAVIA TRIESTE FIUME REVENUES CATALOG CROATIA BOSNIA
Condition: YUGOSLAVIA TRIESTE FIUME REVENUES CATALOG CROATIA BOSNIA
Description: Standard catalogue covering the revenues of Yugoslavia, including Municipals, and related territories such as Bosnia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Fiume, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Trieste. Adds much more to the old Spajic listing, and the country and municipal groupings are easier to follow. Text in English, 132 pages, published 2003.
Price: $47.00
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TRIESTE POLA FIUME ISTRIA SLOVENE LITTORAL 1945-47
Country: TRIESTE
Condition: TRIESTE POLA FIUME ISTRIA SLOVENE LITTORAL 1945-47
Description: TRIESTE, POLA, FIUME, ISTRIA & SLOVENE LITTORAL UNDER YUGOSLAV ADMINISTRATION: 1945-1947 STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY DAMIR NOVAKOVIC Hardbound; 912 pages (17 cm x 24 cm); hundres of colour illustrations; IN ENGLISH with evaluations plating charts; Historical & Political Background POLA: Provisional Issue & Postal History TRIESTE: Provisional Issue & Postal History TRIESTE ZONE B & FIUME: 1945-1847 Provisional Issues & Postal History AIRMAIL * CENSORSHIP * MILITARY MAIL * STAMPLESS MAIL POSTAL STATIONERY * POSTAL RATES PLATING OF STAMPS & OVERPRINTS PLATING DICTIONARY PLACE NAMES CROAT SLOVENE ITALIAN APPENDIX MONETARY SYSTEM MAPS WITH POST OFFICES LOCATIONS You name it; this book got it beware: from 1945 to 1947 VERY HEAVY TO SHIP * WE SHIP ONLY BY AIRMAIL (allow 4 to 8 weeks for postal delivery)
Price: $140.00     Sale Price! $99.00
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FIUME ITALY REGISTERED Cover 3 different stamps
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME 1919 REGISTERED Cover 3 different stamps
Description: Elusive Cover with 3 Different Stamps of FIUME Machine Overprint - HARVESTERS TYPE & WELFARE (Eagle) REGISTERED COVER & REGISTRATION LABEL - SUSAK arrival postmark on back of cover all genuine GUARANTEED cancelled FIUME "3" cds 1919 - superb reference material Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $74.00
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3 COLOR FRANKING REGISTERED LETTER TO SUSAK
Country: FIUME
Condition: 3 COLOR FRANKING REGISTERED LETTER TO SUSAK
Description: Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $65.00
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FIUME HARVESTERS 3 DIFFERENT REGISTERED LETTER TO SUSAK
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME HARVESTERS 3 DIFFERENT REGISTERED LETTER TO SUSAK
Description: Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $55.00
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FIUME ITALY Cover 9 different stamps SIGNED genuine
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME ITALY Cover 9 different stamps SIGNED genuine
Description: Elusive Cover with 9 Different Stamps of FIUME Machine Overprint - all the HARVESTERS TYPE of the First Issue except the 10f 70 Euros as used stamps, without counting that these are on a cover all genuine GUARANTEED cancelled FIUME I c cds 1919 - superb reference material Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $125.00
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FIUME ITALY Cover 8 different stamps SIGNED genuine
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME ITALY Cover 8 different stamps SIGNED genuine
Description: Elusive Cover with 8 Different Stamps of FIUME all genuine GUARANTEED vancelled FIUME I c cds 1919 Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca A Maximum Card has a postage stamp affixed on the view side of a picture postcard and a cancellation (postmark) with maximum concordance between elements (depiction on stamp matching the depiction on postcard - or elements of it -- with a postmark that is as closely related as possible to what is depicted on stamp and postcard)
Price: $75.00
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FIUME ANNESSIONE overprints PRINTER'S WASTE
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME ANNESSIONE overprints PRINTER'S WASTE
Price: $44.00
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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
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FIUME OVERPRINT 4 COLOR FRANKING REGISTERED rare
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME OVERPRINT 4 COLOR FRANKING REGISTERED rare
Description: GENUINE LETTERPRESS (MACHINE) OVERPRINTS rare 4 color franking, registered signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $87.00
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FIUME ITALY FRANCO overprints on cover RARE SIGNED
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME ITALY FRANCO overprints on cover RARE SIGNED
Description: Elusive Cover with FRANCO overprints on FIUME and POSTA FIUME issues 12 different stamps all genuine GUARANTEED cancelled FIUME "I AE" cds 1919 - superb reference material Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $129.00
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GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO 2013 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO 2013 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: LIMITED EDITION
Price: $8.90
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FIUME STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY DEHN in English
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY DEHN in English
Description: The Stamps and Postal History of Fiume 1600-1924, by Roy A. Dehn, Published 1998 by the Author. Perfect bound 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 card cover, 120 pages, 141 black and white illustrations - ISBN 0 9532797 0 7. When looking at the vast amount of literature on the stamps and postal history of the Italian area published in the English language, most philatelists will realize that this is not only a fascinating area but also one where scholarly research can be accessed quite easily. Sometimes, as is the case with the book under review, the information is first published in English; and this does not happen with English-speaking authors only but with Italian scholars too. Emilio Diena, to cite a major example, published his opus magnus on the stamps of Sicily in English, and there are many similar cases where Italian readers have to wait in line for quite a few years before the information becomes available in their own language. Up until the publication of this book there virtually was no monograph on the stamps and postal history of Fiume. The Fiume section of the Catalogo Storico e Descrittivo dei francobolli d’Italia published in 1923 was not reliable (see Rivista Filatelica d’Italia, July 1924, p. 204-5). To complicate things the bad publicity about the endless number of forged overprints and forged stamps, compounded by the apparent difficulties in deciphering the six hand overprints was a big deterrent. The few articles written on the subject were in Italian and occasionally in German; but things improved during the 1970s and 1980s when Dehn began to publish a series of articles in Italian and British magazines. Nevertheless it was not enough and the need for a monograph was all too evident. We are glad that the project has finally come to fruition. Now, of course, Italian publishers want to publish an Italian edition of Dehn’s book to satisfy a sizable demand on the domestic market. At the end of World War One the Croatian port of Fiume (now called Rijeka) on the East side of the Northern Adriatic Sea became the subject of controversy between the new nation of Yugoslavia and Italy. Fiume dates back to Roman times when it was called “Tarsatica” or “Terra Fluminis Sancti Viti” (the river-land of St Vitus); Fiume, in fact means river. In 1465 the Waldsee dynasty came to an end and the Habsburgs inherited Fiume from them. This was a valuable acquisition since it gave Austria a much needed outlet on the sea. It later became Hungary’s only major port when it was annexed to that country in 1776 by a decree of Empress Maria Theresa. In 1809 Fiume was incorporated into the Napoleonic province of Illyria, but in 1814 it was returned to Austria, and eight years later re-assigned to Hungary. In 1848, despite the city’s adverse feelings to ‘Croatisation’, it became part of the Croatian Crownland. In 1870 the postal network was controlled by Hungary. Stamps of Austria were used at Fiume until 1871 when Hungarian stamps were introduced. The secret Treaty of London (26 April 1915) assigned Fiume to Croatia, while Italy was to annex Dalmatia. But when the “October Revolution” forced Russia to withdraw, Italy found herself bearing the burden; thus, expectations of greater rewards were fuelled by public opinion, and while Dalmatia had only marginal connections with Italy, Fiume had a strong ethnic presence of Italians. The suburb of Susak had 11,000 Croats and 1,500 Italians, but the rest of Fiume was said to have 22,488 Italians and 13,351 Croats. On 28 October 1918 the Italian flag was raised on the Civic Tower of Fiume (A4 type: Scott 30-32) heralding the strong wind of change. Two days later a plebiscite called for annexation to Italy, and an inter-Allied force (British, French and American) had to intervene to prevent a clash. From a strictly postal viewpoint, the “de facto” Italian annexation resulted in overprinting stocks of Hungarian stamps with the name “FIUME” in capital letters. This operation was carried out by letterpress for the post office stocks and by hand for privately held part sheets or single stamps. The provisional (overprinted) issue of Fiume (Scott 1-23; SG 1-28) is familiar to specialists for its complexities. Many of these stamps are known to have two distinct types of letterpress overprints and as many as six distinct types of hand overprints (Scott 7, SG 5 exists with hand overprints but the rare letterpress type is known only with the overprint inverted, while regular - upright - letterpress overprints of this stamp are forgeries). Forgeries abound, but Fiume overprints, as Dehn explains in his monograph, are not exceedingly difficult to assess once some genuine reference copies of each overprint are acquired. Eventually Rome twisted the arm of the Allies and on 22 February 1923 (Scott 184-195) Fiume was annexed to Italy. The process had been far from painless as it involved the highly embarrassing intervention of Gabriele d’Annunzio - a charismatic hero and poet with a penchant for flamboyance - and his “Arditi” paramilitary force. After the Rapallo Treaty was signed (11 November 1920) it became necessary to get rid of the belligerent poet-hero and his Legionari and on Christmas Eve the battleship “Andrea Doria” shelled d’Annunzio headquarters and his men capitulated. Between December 1918 and March 1924 (“Annessione” set: Scott 196-207, SG 225-238) Fiume had issued no less than 280 stamps. This figure (which is taken from Sassone - the standard Italian catalogue) excludes the offshore islands of Arbe and Veglia (now known as Rab and Krk respectively). With only one exception (Scott B4-B15, SG 71-82) all the series issued by Fiume between 1918 and 1923 have been forged. The proliferation of these forgeries was fuelled in the post World War One years when demand for “war stamps” was at its peak. The 1918-1924 issues of Fiume have witnessed a great revival in popularity during the last fifteen-to-twenty years. The specialist’s appetite is greater than ever and the advanced collector is always on the lookout for something impressive to add to the collection. The “unique” 1920 d’Annunzio “Pro Fondazione” 15c. stamp was until recent times Fiume’s most elusive acquisition. Recent research has proved that the stamp is not “unique” and that some books, a philatelic encyclopedia, some Italian catalogues, and a few over-zealous auctioneers had been deceived by d’Annunzio’s lie. The stamp depicting the poet wearing a Lancers beret to disguise his bald head was welcomed by d’Annunzio but was not readily available to the general public. Until recently only one cover with this semi-stamp was known; it was autographed by d’Annunzio himself to give it the needed “pedigree” and attest its “uniqueness”. In due course the cover was auctioned for 50,000 Lire (or today’s equivalent of $25,000). In recent times two postcards with the same unique d’Annunzio stamp have surfaced on the market; needless to say, the perspective buyers got suspicious that many more may come out of the drawer and one such item offered at auction with an estimate of $3,000 found no buyers. To clear d’Annunzio’s reputation from allegations of getting rich at the expense of stamp collectors, suffice it to say that the proceeds from the sale of the “unique” stamp were donated to a Fiume welfare institution. After a few weeks of life the 1920 Legionari issue (Scott type A12; SG type M17) was overprinted and all the Lira denominations were handstamped on the gummed side with the emblem of the Arditi - a snake swallowing its own tail symbolizing eternity and Rome the eternal city. Needless to say, this overprint has been forged causing great concern among collectors. Unfortunately the Arditi handstamp, or backprint, is not illustrated in major catalogues, except for Catalogo Enciclopedico Italiano and Michel. But such illustrations are of little help to the collector who wants to detect forged backprints. This critical information is now available in Dehn’s book. With the advent of the Fascist party to power, the 1920 Rapallo Treaty, which envisaged a free state of Fiume-Rijeka with an Italo-Fiuman-Yugoslav consortium for the port, was ignored despite the fact that such a solution had been approved by the Fiuman electorate on 24 April 1921. Benito Mussolini’s pressures resulted in a new Italo-Yugoslav treaty (Rome, 27 January, 1924) recognizing Fiume itself as Italian while Susak was given to Yugoslavia. The Author has divided the subject matter in nineteen concise chapters packed with information. The beginner will find this book exceedingly useful because Dehn does not leave any stone un-turned and takes time out to explain details that other scholars may have omitted as “common knowledge”. The specialist - and even the advanced collector - will find new information and Dehn’s methodical approach will stimulate him/her to delve further. This well written book is replete with very useful and clear illustrations of stamps, overprints, postmarks, forged stamps and forged overprints; it also benefits from a truly exhaustive bibliography. The binding is solid, and the production is excellent. There is no doubt that this is a very useful monograph that will stand the test of time. It is highly recommended to the collector of the Italian area and the philatelist who wants to venture into something new and challengingly exciting. GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA **** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE When possible we will combine multiple purchases into one shipment to save you money on postage
Price: $85.00
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AUGUST 1944 EXPRESS COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Condition: AUGUST 1944 EXPRESS COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Description: ESPRESSO COVERS OF THIS DATE FROM FIUME ARE SCARCE **** signed MIGLIAVACCA * CIRCLE DATE STAMP: FIUME CORR. PACCHI (SEGETERIA)
Price: $85.00
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MARCH 1945 COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Condition: MARCH 1945 COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Description: signed MIGLIAVACCA * CIRCLE DATE STAMP: FIUME CORR. PACCHI (SEGETERIA)
Price: $55.00
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1927 FIUME 14th PHILATELIC CONGRESS REGISTERED COVER
Country: FIUME
Condition: 1927 FIUME 14th PHILATELIC CONGRESS REGISTERED COVER
Description: signed Migliavacca
Price: $30.00
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JULY 1920 FIELD POST POSTCARD
Country: FIUME
Condition: JULY 1920 FIELD POST POSTCARD "NON CENSURATA" FIUME "U" cds
Description: FROM DRENOVA: FIELD POSTCARD Franked with Italy's 20c because sender was an officer - upside "NON CANSURATA" handstamp *** transit AREZZO FERROVIA cd and GUBBIO cds at destination - most unusual and scarce
Price: $70.00
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1920 POSTCARD FRANKED WITH VEGLIA STAMPS ON VIEW SIDE
Country: FIUME
Condition: 1920 POSTCARD FRANKED WITH VEGLIA STAMPS ON VIEW SIDE
Description: VEGLIA'S REGGENZA DEL CARNARO OVERPRINTS 5c and 55c on 5c on view side of postcard, both cancelled VEGLIA "a" - rare item
Price: $175.00
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1919 BLOCK OF 16 MINT REGISTRATION LABELS OF FIUME
Country: FIUME
Condition: 1919 BLOCK OF 16 MINT REGISTRATION LABELS OF FIUME
Description: AMAZING FIND
Price: $200.00     Sale Price! $169.00
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1918
Country: FIUME
Condition: 1919 "PARLIAMENT" HIGH VALUES ON COVER LETTERPRESS OVERPRINTS + one HAND OVERPRINT III signed SORANI
Description: signed SORANI and MIGLIAVACCA - all MACHINE (LETTERPRESS) OVERPRINTS TYPE 1 and 2 except for 5 K which is HAND OVERPRINT III - very impressive
Price: $200.00     Sale Price! $120.00
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1918-19 POSTAGE DUE ON COVER  MACHINE 1 & 2 + HAND overprints II, & IV  signed SORANI
Country: FIUME
Condition: 1918-19 POSTAGE DUE ON COVER MACHINE 1 & 2 + HAND overprints II, & IV signed SORANI
Description: signed SORANI and MIGLIAVACCA - many MACHINE (LETTERPRESS) 1 and 2 overprints plus clearly marked HAND OVERPRINTS....SASSONE 2018 PRICE FOR USED STAMPS IS 832 EUROS, these being on cover!!!
Price: $800.00     Sale Price! $265.00
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1918-19 POSTAGE DUE STAMPS ON COVER MACHINE TYPE + HAND OVERPRINTS signed CAFFAZ
Country: FIUME
Condition: 1918-19 POSTAGE DUE STAMPS ON COVER MACHINE TYPE + HAND OVERPRINTS signed CAFFAZ
Description: Signed CAFFAZ and MIGLIAVACCA *** all types marked clearly M (MACHINE/LETTERPRESS) and roman numerals for HAND OVERPRINTS -- SASSONE 2018 value for used stamps 607 EUROS but these are on COVER!!!
Price: $600.00     Sale Price! $185.00
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10 FILLER POSTCARD OVERPRINTED FIUME - MINT UNUSED
Country: FIUME
Condition: 10 FILLER POSTCARD OVERPRINTED FIUME - MINT UNUSED
Description: INTERITALIA no. 4
Price: $15.00     Sale Price! $13.00
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10c ITALY POSTCARD OVERPRINTED
Country: FIUME
Condition: 10c ITALY POSTCARD OVERPRINTED "FIUME" 10c CORONA * MINT UNUSED
Description: INTERITALIA no. 8
Price: $8.00
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