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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
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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...
2017 FILIPPINO LIPPI * VIRGIN & CHILD & ANGELS * 1 v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 FILIPPINO LIPPI * VIRGIN & CHILD & ANGELS * 1 v MINT NH
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Price: $2.55
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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
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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...
2017 TRAFFIC POLICE 1v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 TRAFFIC POLICE 1v MINT NH
Price: $2.55
Item Id #016688    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
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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
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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...
2017 BASILICA ST. NICHOLAS BARI & ABBEYS MONDOLFO's SAN GERVASIO *  & CASAMARI
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 BASILICA ST. NICHOLAS BARI & ABBEYS MONDOLFO's SAN GERVASIO * & CASAMARI
Description: SET OF 3 VALUES MINT NH ********** THE BEST ITEMS WE OFFER SELL WITHIN DAYS AFTER WE UPLOAD THEM ON THIS WEBSITE – that means that you should either inform us about what you are looking for in case we may have such stamps and covers in our stock, not necessarily in our website; ALTERNATIVELY VISIT OUR WEBSITE REGULARLY ****************
Price: $7.65
Item Id #016689    See Details...
POPE BONIFACE VIII WATER SPRINGS FIUGGI ARCHITECTURE 2011
Country: ITALY
Condition: POPE BONIFACE VIII WATER SPRINGS FIUGGI ARCHITECTURE 2011
Description: mnh
Price: $4.95
Item Id #003890    See Details...
 ITALY ALL ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES IN COLOR best book
Condition: ITALY ALL ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES IN COLOR best book
Description: SIMPLY THE BEST *** IN ITALIAN *** BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE!!! 128 pages, illustrated throughout, high quality pictures in COLOR GIVES CHARACHTERISTICS OF GENUINE AND FORGED STAMPS OF LOMBARDY VENETIA SARDINIA TUSCANY PAPAL STATES - ROMAN STATES ROMAGNE MODENA PARMA NAPLES SICILY provides concise and clear background to All States and their issues highlights clues and details of genuine (in bold font) and forgeries (in script, italic) even if you do not know Italian in a few minutes, and with the help of a dictionary (Babel & others on the Internet) you will be able to use this book proficiently It is a bit expensive but the production is truly lavish, and if it saves you from buying the wrong stamp, as it will, then it's cheap, very cheap -- ALSO nowadays expertisers and expert committees charge up to $40-$50 per stamp even if forged...once you expertise a couple stamps by yourself with the help of this book you paid for it A BEAUTIFUL & MOST USEFUL BOOK LIMITED, BIBLIOPHILE EDITION: once sold out this will be a very difficult book to buy THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER BOOKS ON FORGERIES -- USE OUR SEARCH ENGINE FOR "FORGERIES"
Price: $109.00
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1968 AIR MAIL ANNUNCIATION ANGEL by Fra Angelico FIRST DAY COVER
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1968 AIR MAIL ANNUNCIATION ANGEL by Fra Angelico FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011058    See Details...
PAUL VI VISIT TO HOLY LAND 50th ANNIV. AEROGRAMME
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 2014 PAUL VI VISIT TO HOLY LAND 50th ANNIV. AEROGRAMME
Description: MINT UNUSED
Price: $9.00
Item Id #012082    See Details...
2017 PHILATELY'S DAY * MUSIC INSTRUMENTS * 1v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 PHILATELY'S DAY * MUSIC INSTRUMENTS * 1v MINT NH
Description: THE BEST ITEMS WE OFFER SELL WITHIN DAYS AFTER WE UPLOAD THEM ON THIS WEBSITE – that means that you should either inform us about what you are looking for in case we may have such stamps and covers in our stock, not necessarily in our website; ALTERNATIVELY VISIT OUR WEBSITE REGULARLY ****************
Price: $2.55
Item Id #016690    See Details...
STATUE SCULPTURE MICHELANGELO DAVID Tourism Poster MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: STATUE SCULPTURE MICHELANGELO DAVID Tourism Poster MAXIMUM CARD
Description: A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4" x 6") with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) 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: $13.00
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MEDICINE PHYSICIAN HISTORIAN STATESMAN LUIGI CARLO FARINI
Country: ITALY
Condition: MEDICINE PHYSICIAN HISTORIAN STATESMAN LUIGI CARLO FARINI
Description: mnh
Price: $3.25
Item Id #003891    See Details...
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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1962 AIRMAIL ARCHANGEL GABRIEL SCULPTURE 2 VATICAN Venetia First Day Covers Rare
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1962 AIRMAIL ARCHANGEL GABRIEL SCULPTURE 2 VATICAN Venetia First Day Covers Rare
Price: $16.50
Item Id #011059    See Details...
LA GUERRA DIMENTICATA  -- Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945
Country: AEGEAN ISLANDS
Condition: LA GUERRA DIMENTICATA -- Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945
Description: Gianfranco Mattiello, Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945. In ITALIAN, 362 pages (A4), perfect-bound, black and white illustrations and maps throughout. ****** The Author is a well-known postal historian who has written important books and articles on Prisoners of War in Germany during World War II, Censorship of the Third Reich, Italian POWs in Rhodes, German Concentration Camps Censorship, and much more. Published in 2006. This book sheds much light on a tragic chapter of World War II that, due to post-war political correctness, many historians have often glossed over. Collectors of World War II postal history followed the same path, simply because the subject matter required serious research on existing literature and - more importantly - on archival sources. The latter were decimated by fire and war events. Mattiello is one of a few Italian postal history scholars who was not intimidated by such a challenge. Cephalonia is only 200 miles from the Italian coast, at the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth. What happened at Cephalonia with the massacre of the Acqui Division was not the best kept secret, but there was some reluctance in gathering solid information and evidence of what actually happened after the Germans discovered that their best ally had signed an armistice with the enemy. Of the 12,000 Italian soldiers on Cephalonia, 1,250 died in combat, and 5,000 were executed by the Germans. About 4,000 who had surrendered were imprisoned and in October shipped to camps in Greece. A rather detailed account of the war crimes perpetrated on Cephalonia landed on Mussolini’s desk at Salò and was stamped “Seen by the Duce”; as would be expected, he made no protests to the Germans! Italian civilians and soldiers in the Aegean and on Cephalonia found themselves in a terrible situation stemming from the poor coordination and strategy of prime minister Pietro Badoglio - a large number of them paid with their lives for other people’s awful mistakes. Mattiello carried out massive research at the Military Archives of Freiburg; the documentation he retrieved would make serious professional historians turn pale. He had no hesitation in using such important evidence as a blueprint of his book, and he must be highly commended for this. The trial and tribulations of Italians based in Cephalonia and the Aegean Islands after the fateful 8 September 1943 are mirrored in this book. A year later the German Army left the South-West sector of Europe leaving a few garrisons in the islands who resisted and persisted until May 1945. The German Army devised a special postal service known as “Inselpost” - this aspect is thoroughly explored and will prove of great interest to both the postal history specialists and the average readers who will discover how much postal history can contribute to a greater understanding of global catastrophes like World War II. The book delves into the early Autumn 1943 developments when Germans created transit camps for Italian prisoners of war from the islands in Athens, Salonika, Belgrade, and Crete. In fact, as early as mid-September the Germans held some 40,000 Italian prisoners of war. In due course more camps mushroomed in Greece; meanwhile in the Aegean the Italian resistance was short-lived. On taking over Kos the Germans found themselves with 1,388 English and 3,245 Italian prisoners of war; on instructions issued by Hitler, the Italian commander and hundreds of officers were executed. At Leros the Germans captured 3,200 British and 5,350 Italian prisoners of war. More POWs were captured in Samos, and camps were created at Rhodes, Asguro, Afando, Damatra, Kalato and Vati. The developments on Crete are discussed in great detail with much information never investigated before. By 1944 the situation in the Balkans became even more complex and the late Summer advance of the Russian Army generated a domino effect that caused havoc on the German forces. Mattiello documents each phase of this debacle. This important book explores the postal services with the Greek islands, with major emphasis on the German Feldpost and its offspring, the Inselpost. As would be expected, the Author provides us with lots of information not available before. This highly informative book is a must have for serious collectors. [Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $135.00
Item Id #013107    See Details...