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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...
2017 LIONS CLUB CENTENARY 1v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 LIONS CLUB CENTENARY 1v MINT NH
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Price: $2.60
Item Id #016691    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...
PAINTING GIULIO ROMANO MILVIAN BRIDGE BATTLE IT MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: PAINTING GIULIO ROMANO MILVIAN BRIDGE BATTLE IT MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $11.00
Item Id #003636    See Details...
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
Item Id #007732    See Details...
1961 ST MEINRAD VATICAN Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1961 ST MEINRAD VATICAN Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011060    See Details...
2017 FRANCESCO TASSO QUINCENTENARY Postal History 1v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 FRANCESCO TASSO QUINCENTENARY Postal History 1v MINT NH
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Price: $2.55
Item Id #016692    See Details...
PAINTING ALIGI SASSU THE KNIGHTS BATTLE MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: ITALY
Condition: PAINTING ALIGI SASSU THE KNIGHTS BATTLE MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Price: $11.00
Item Id #003637    See Details...
ITALY DEMOCRATICA MOVIES CINEMA ISTITUTO LUCE
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY DEMOCRATICA MOVIES CINEMA ISTITUTO LUCE
Description: LIRE 6 DEMOCRATICA USATO COME "CORSO PARTICOLARE" annullato ISTITUTO NAZIONALE LUCE - IL COMMISSARIO (FATTOROSSI) used rarissimo LATE 1940s DEFINITIVE STAMPS USED ON PRIVATE DELIVERY (CORSO PARTICOLARE) COVER TO A SENATOR IN ROME. CANCELLED WITH THE HANDSTAMP OF THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE ISTITUTO LUCE - very RARE use Signed (Firmato) by expert Dr. Migliavacca Istituto Luce is the oldest public institution devoted to promoting films and movies for educational and informative purpose throughout the world. Established in Italy in 1924, Istituto Luce soon became a powerful instrument of propaganda of the fascist regime. The Institute also participates in the production and distribution of movies and documentaries for cinemas. It is based in Rome - read more on WIKIPEDIA
Price: $49.00
Item Id #006453    See Details...
ST VINCENT DE PAUL & ST LOUISE MARILLAC VATICAN Venetia First Day Cover
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1960 ST VINCENT DE PAUL & ST LOUISE MARILLAC VATICAN Venetia First Day Cover
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011061    See Details...
2017 GRANAROLO Cheese DAIRY PRODUCTS 1v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 GRANAROLO Cheese DAIRY PRODUCTS 1v MINT NH
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Price: $2.55
Item Id #016693    See Details...
2012 ARCHITECTURE RELIGION FERMO THE CATHEDRAL MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: 2012 ARCHITECTURE RELIGION FERMO THE CATHEDRAL MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $11.50
Item Id #003638    See Details...
1978 80th BIRTHDAY POPE PAUL VI FIRST DAY COVER
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1978 80th BIRTHDAY POPE PAUL VI FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $8.70
Item Id #011062    See Details...
2017 ITALY'S GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 1v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 ITALY'S GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 1v MINT NH
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Price: $2.55
Item Id #016694    See Details...
POLICE INTERPOL CONGRESS ROME 2012 (ARCHITECTURE, COLISEUM)
Country: ITALY
Condition: POLICE INTERPOL CONGRESS ROME 2012 (ARCHITECTURE, COLISEUM)
Description: mnh
Price: $3.20
Item Id #003895    See Details...
1978 POPE JOHN PAUL I VACANT SEE FIRST DAY COVER
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1978 POPE JOHN PAUL I VACANT SEE FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $13.50
Item Id #011063    See Details...
2017 VAL GARDENA LITTLE TRAIN 1v MINT NH
Country: Italy
Condition: 2017 VAL GARDENA LITTLE TRAIN 1v MINT NH
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Price: $2.60
Item Id #016695    See Details...
COURT OF AUDITORS ROME * STATUE, ARCHITECTURE 2012
Country: ITALY
Condition: COURT OF AUDITORS ROME * STATUE, ARCHITECTURE 2012
Description: mnh
Price: $3.25
Item Id #003896    See Details...
ST. VALENTINE STAINED GLASS MAXIMUM CARD FIRST DAY OF ISSUE PICTORIAL POSTMARK
Country: ITALY
Condition: ST. VALENTINE STAINED GLASS MAXIMUM CARD FIRST DAY OF ISSUE PICTORIAL POSTMARK
Price: $8.80
Item Id #013624    See Details...
ITALIAN SURGEONS SURGERY MEDICINE CONGRESS 2012
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALIAN SURGEONS SURGERY MEDICINE CONGRESS 2012
Description: mnh
Price: $3.25
Item Id #003897    See Details...
1980 POPE JOHN PAUL II JOURNEYS TO USA IRELAND etc 4 FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1980 POPE JOHN PAUL II JOURNEYS TO USA IRELAND etc 4 FIRST DAY COVERS
Price: $24.00
Item Id #011065    See Details...
2016 WRITER ELIO VITTORINI MAXIMUM CARD First Day of Issue Special Postmark
Country: ITALY
Condition: 2016 WRITER ELIO VITTORINI MAXIMUM CARD First Day of Issue Special Postmark
Price: $8.80
Item Id #013625    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...
1979 PADRE ANGELO SECCHI ASTRONOMER VATICAN2  FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: VATICAN
Condition: 1979 PADRE ANGELO SECCHI ASTRONOMER VATICAN2 FIRST DAY COVERS
Description: He discovered three comets, including Comet Secchi -- and was one of the first scientists to state authoritatively that the Sun is a star.
Price: $9.80
Item Id #011066    See Details...