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FIUME PROVINCE POSTMARKS 1924 -1943 INCL. PRECURSORS
Country: FIUME
Condition: FIUME PROVINCE POSTMARKS 1924 -1943 INCL. PRECURSORS
Description: THE POSTMARKS OF THE PROVINCE OF FIUME 1924- 1943 INCLUDING PRECURSORS BY JOHN F GILBERT In English, 134 (A4) Pages, Illustrated Throughout, spiral bound HISTORICAL OVERVIEW: MAPS & GENERAL INFORMATION POSTMARKS OF THE PROVINCE OF FIUME: A STUDY BY PROF. FRANCESCO GERINI BASIC DESIGN TYPES OF MARKINGS POSTMARKS: A TO V INDEX OF TOWN NAMES FIUMANO KUPA ZONE FIUME LITORALE VEGLIA AND ARBE SLOVENIA & CROATIA: A POSTSCRIPT This Volume completes the Study of This fascinating Area: see my store for the 1st Volume HANDLING & POSTAGE: TO USA: FREE SHIPPING TO OTHER DESTINATIONS: $12.00 When possible we will combine multiple purchases into one shipment to save you money on postage
Price: $56.00
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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
Item Id #011679    See Details...
FORGERIES SICILY * NEW EDITION REVISED EXPANDED
Country: ITALY
Condition: SICILY FORGERIES indispensable book - revised & expanded reprint
Description: FORGERIES SICILY SICILIA NEW REVISED IMPROVED 2006 EDITION - NEW EDITION FORGERIES OF THE 1859 KING BOMBA STAMPS OF SICILY by Otto Stiedl and Fritz Billig, in German NOW in English and Italian (first ever translations 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, 80 pages large size (8 inches x 11 inches). The lay-out of the original work has been changed and improved where possible and this reprint is printed on high quality, white paper. New important illustrations have been added. Of particular merit is the new information on the ONEGLIA FORGERIES with an extensive chapter on them, plus the PALERMO REPRINTS. Misattributions by Stiedl and Billig have been corrected by Dr Migliavacca and extensive information on the stamps of Sicily has been added. A Sperati forgery is also discussed and for the first time FORGED HORSESHOE POSTMARKS OF SICILY also receive some attention. Easy to use. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. . *********************** SICILIA 1859: I FALSI - di Otto Stiedl e Fritz Billig, prima edizione trilingue (Tedesco Inglese 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. 80 pagine grande formato. Di grande importanza il capitolo sui falsi di ERASMO ONEGLIA e la rivista della attribuzioni erronee a Fournier, e un errata corrige onde porre le ristampe di Palermo degli anni 30 nella esatta prospettiva. Uno dei falsi Sperati e anche discusso in dettaglio, e vi e in prima assoluta una sezione dedicata ai timbri ferro di cavallo falsi. Opera utilissima ora riveduta, corretta, e ampliata. Di facile uso.
Price: $49.00
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SICILY SICILIA 1859 PLATING MONOGRAPH LAVISHLY PRODUCED
Country: SICILY
Condition: SICILY SICILIA 1859 PLATING MONOGRAPH LAVISHLY PRODUCED
Description: LAVISHLY PRODUCED ***** slip-case includes the comparative study and the 15 plates 128 pp. - fine quality paper - format cm 24x31 - hardbound - 2009 – IN ITALIAN (but very simple to follow) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN COLOUR SICILY’S CLASSICS PLATING GUIDE IN COLOUR Preface by noted Experts Nino Aquila and Francesco Lombardo. detailed study, updates, and the MAGNIFICENT COLOUR PLATING PLATES stamps & plates are life size and divided into four parts with the indication of the main characteristics for each stamp and the distinctive elements for each position in the sheet. MAGNIFICATION OF THE PLATES WILL NOT CAUSE DISTORTION!!! Collectors can compare the original copies checking position and variations. Describing in great detail the retouches, reproductions enlarged. In special folder: 15 plates reproducing life size and in colour through state-of-theart printing system to obtain better image definition and detail preciseness. On the back of each plate, "fac-simile" has been printed to avoid any forgers manipulation A MUST HAVE FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR Very Heavy to Ship
Price: $279.00     Sale Price! $199.00
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 SICILY 1862 10 cent SARDINIA CANCELED ARAGONA rare on Wrapper VERY FINE
Country: SICILY
Condition: SICILY 1862 10 cent SARDINIA CANCELED ARAGONA
Description: LARGE PART OF WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA QUASI COMPLETA 23 FEBRUARY 1862 rare ARAGONA cds SARDO ITALIANO TYPE wonderfully struck Sassone 8 points rarity 1,000 Euro on SARDINIA 10c BRUNO CIOCCOLATO CHIARO (LIGHT CHOCOLATE BROWN) SASSONE 14Cea (300 ++ euro on cover) good margins IMPRESSIVE ITEM FROM VERY FAMOUS COLLECTION signed Alberto Diena signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $425.00
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1863 15 cent CANCELED ARAGONA rare on Wrapper VERY FINE
Country: SICILY
Condition: 1863 15 cent CANCELED ARAGONA rare on Wrapper VERY FINE
Description: WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA 6 SEPTEMBER 1863 rare ARAGONA cds SARDO ITALIANO TYPE wonderfully struck on 15 cents -- 7 points rarity (550 Euros!!) IMPRESSIVE ITEM FROM VERY FAMOUS COLLECTION signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $225.00
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15c CANCELED TERMINI IMERESE rare on large Piece VERY FINE
Country: SICILY
Condition: 15c CANCELED TERMINI IMERESE rare on large Piece VERY FINE
Description: LARGE FRONT OF WRAPPER GRANDE FRAMMENTO DI SOVRACOPERTA 6 NOV 1863 rare TERMINI IMERESE double circle date stamp wonderfully struck Sassone 8 points rarity *** 300 Euro on ITALY 15c good margins IMPRESSIVE ITEM FROM VERY FAMOUS COLLECTION signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $125.00
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2 GRANA PLATE I used POSITION 23 200 EUROS FINE
Country: SICILY
Condition: 2 GRANA PLATE I used POSITION 23 200 EUROS FINE
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES USED FRESH COLOR PLATE I POSITION 23 FINE QUALITY SASSONE 6 200 EUROS SCOTT
Price: $44.00
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SICILIA Italy 1 gr Plate III Deep Olive Green Ex Rothschild Collection
Country: SICILY
Condition: SICILIA Italy 1 gr Plate III Deep Olive Green Ex Rothschild Collection
Description: Position 97 - Sassone cat 5b over 400 Euros ($550++) - very fine, fresh vibrant color, horseshoe postmark perfectly struck - signed CHIAVARELLO - a most impressive addition to any collection - a magnificent investment!!! from the legendary Baron Alphonse de Rothschild Collection - most impressive gem - SASSONE 5b Tav III firmato CHIAVARELLO ex Collezione Rotschild -SPLENDIDO PEZZO PER CONOSCITORE
Price: $149.00
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SICILY 5 GRANA VERMILION MINT EX ROTHSCHILD COLLECTION SIGNED DIENA SENF
Country: SICILY
Condition: SICILY 5 GRANA VERMILION MINT EX ROTHSCHILD COLLECTION SIGNED DIENA SENF
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES MINT HINGED ORIGINAL GUM FRESH COLOR PLATE II POSITION 16 FINE TO VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex ALPHONSE DE ROTHSCHILD Collection) SASSONE 11 1000 EUROS Signed by expert ENZO DIENA + EMILIO DIENA + SENF
Price: $235.00
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MAIL TO & FROM ITALY STATES 1850-1870 - IN ENGLISH 320 pages NEW NEW
Condition: MAIL TO & FROM ITALY STATES 1850-1870 - IN ENGLISH 320 pages + CD * 5 POUNDS TO SHIP SEE SHIPPING COSTS before ordering
Description: VERY IMPORTANT * WHEN BUYING THIS BOOK IGNORE THE AUTOMATIC $10 charge [we will send you a Paypal invoice or equivalent for the exact amount] -THIS IS a 5 Pounds PACKET- *** SHIPPING COSTS: TO USA $24 ** TO CANADA $43 ** TO OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE AMERICAS & EUROPE $55 ** AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, ASIA & FAR EAST $65 ******* FINALLY!!! LETTER MAIL FROM AND TO THE OLD ITALIAN STATES 1850-1870 - by Mario Mentaschi & Thomas Matha; 320 pages * 717 illustrations in b & w (repeated in color in the CD) - HARDBOUND A4 - ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH This is possibly the most useful postal history book published in Italy in recent years MAIN FOCUS: postal rates and routes of mail addressed to the Italian States in the years that saw the Risorgimento wars which resulted in its unification (1861); similarly mail from the Italian States to various countries all over the globe is examined in great detail. The 1850-1861 period is extended to 1866 for Austrian Venetia and to 1870 for the Papal States. In a nutshell this is the postal history of the fall of the colonial eagles in the Italian peninsula Well researched, magnificently illustrated, a true eye-opener and a pleasure for the eyes and the mind Incoming mail to Italy and outgoing: to from... to from AUSTRIAN EMPIRE ALGERIA ARGENTINA BAHAMAS BELGIUM BRAZIL CHILE CHINA IONIAN ISLANDS GREECE MALTA INDIA FRANCE GERMANY you name it.... THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. very heavy and large book weighing 5 pounds when packed to ship Once sold out this book's price will skyrocket ***************************** VERY IMPORTANT * WHEN BUYING THIS BOOK IGNORE THE AUTOMATIC $10 charge [we will send you a Paypal invoice or equivalent for the exact amount] -THIS IS a 5 Pounds PACKET- *** SHIPPING COSTS: TO USA $24 ** TO CANADA $43 ** TO OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE AMERICAS & EUROPE $55 ** AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, ASIA & FAR EAST $65 *******
Price: $115.00     Sale Price! $93.00
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CERAMICS MYTHOLOGY ARTEMIS, BIRDS, STOVE SE TENANT STRIP OF 5 MNH 2012
Country: ITALY
Condition: CERAMICS MYTHOLOGY ARTEMIS, BIRDS, STOVE SE TENANT STRIP OF 5 MNH 2012
Description: A se-tenant strip of five stamps of 60 cents each, with different subjects refering to the centuries-old tradition of Italian ceramic art, were issued in October 2012. The Post Office said the new stamps fall within the ongoing series dedicated to "made in Italy" products. The five stamps depict ceramics from Castelli (Teramo) on stamp shows a ceramic plate depicting Artemis, who embraces the sleeping Endymion, created at the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Baroque painter Carlo Antonio Grue and preserved in the Museum of Abruzzo; Caltagirone (Catania) stamp shows a detail of the Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte , built in 1606 and decorated in 1954 entirely with polychrome ceramic tiles, two artistic ceramic stoves are reminiscent of Castellamonte (Turin) which has centuries old tradition for this production; Squillace (Catanzaro) stamps depicts a ceramic plate featuring a bird, exhibited at the Diocesan Museum of Santa Severina. The fifth stamp does not refer to specific locations and shows a series of ceramic tiles arranged to form a square. ITALIAN CERAMICS MYTHOLOGY ARTEMIS, BIRDS, STOVE SE TENANT STRIP OF 5 MNH 2012 A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $8.90
Item Id #003576    See Details...