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ADEN PAQUEBOT 1913 from EGYPT PORT SAID color postcard
Condition: ADEN PAQUEBOT 1913 from EGYPT PORT SAID color postcard
Description: PORT SAID BAINS MINERVE color postcard, tiny part of right low corner of right stamp missing
Price: $9.00
Item Id #011306    See Details...
ITALY JUNE 1942 SICILY POSTA MILITARE 63
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY JUNE 1942 SICILY POSTA MILITARE 63
Description: ITALY June 1942 - post free army postcard POSTA MILITARE NRO. 63 cds at PARTANNA (Sicily) to NICOLOSI (Catania, Sicily) - very interesting use inland mail - 4-line stamper reminding addressee about the correct return address - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $24.00
Item Id #001323    See Details...
1963 JAMAICA PAQUEBOT P & O ORIENT LINE STEAMER SS ORIANA
Country: JAMAICA
Condition: 1963 JAMAICA PAQUEBOT P & O ORIENT LINE STEAMER SS ORIANA
Price: $13.50
Item Id #011307    See Details...
2015 * FIRST WORLD WAR * ITALY 4 MAXIMUM CARDS First Day matching postmark
Country: ITALY
Condition: 2015 * FIRST WORLD WAR * ITALY 4 MAXIMUM CARDS First Day matching postmark
Price: $33.00
Item Id #013355    See Details...
ITALY * 1943 * POSTA MILITARE 159 @ GORIZIA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * 1943 * POSTA MILITARE 159 @ GORIZIA
Description: MARCH 1943: post free postcard cds POSTA MILITARE 159 @ GORIZIA - two circle 159 DIVISIONE FANTERIA "VENETO" QUARTIER GENERALE / UFFICIO SPROVVISTO DI BOLLO (Office with no postmark) - plus 4 line 159A DIVISIONE FANTERIA "VENETO" / QUARTIER GENERALE / REPARTO COMANDO - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $19.00
Item Id #001324    See Details...
BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP ZOSSEN
Country: GERMANY
Condition: BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP ZOSSEN
Price: $15.00
Item Id #007724    See Details...
USA PAQUEBOT MV CITY OF NEW YORK SOUTH AFRICAN LINE
Country: USA
Condition: USA PAQUEBOT MV CITY OF NEW YORK SOUTH AFRICAN LINE
Price: $12.00
Item Id #011308    See Details...
1811 ISLAND OF ELBA * PORTOFERRAIO DR. C. LAPI  MAYOR
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: PORTOFERRAIO ELBA 1811 LAPI MAYOR
Description: Portoferraio 5 August 1811 * Entire Letter from Dr. C. Lapi Mayor of Portoferraio and Acting Administrator of the Elba Jurisdiction - rare elliptic handstamp of Lapi (indistinct as usual), his seal on back flaps. Text deals with budget matters - Extremely rare item in fine to very fine condition * Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity.
Price: $175.00
Item Id #000557    See Details...
ITALY 1945 * POSTA MILITARE 226 @ MILANO
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY 1945 * POSTA MILITARE 226 @ MILANO
Description: Cover to Rome - cds POSTA MILITARE N. 226 - plus straight 2-line hand stamp COMANDO TERRITORIALE MILITARE DI MILANO / 3 COMPAGNIA TRASPORTI AMMINISTRATIVI (repeated in a circle and coat of arms format on back flap) - very fine - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $20.00
Item Id #001325    See Details...
BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP WEIMBERG ZOSSEN
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP WEIMBERG ZOSSEN
Description: Early date 30 DEC 1914 Very Useful Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $15.00
Item Id #007725    See Details...
NEW YORK PAQUEBOT SS RYNDAM OCEAN POST Netherlands
Condition: NEW YORK PAQUEBOT SS RYNDAM OCEAN POST Netherlands
Price: $8.00
Item Id #011309    See Details...
112 FLORENCE INTENDT DU TRESOR PUBLIC G DUCHE DE TOSCANE 1810
Country: United States
Condition: 1810 112 FLORENCE INTENDT DU TRESOR
Description: Florence 8 April 1810: Entire Letter from the Auditor of the Treasury and signed by him. 112 FLORENCE departmental postmark plus red script handstamp INTENDT DU TRESOR PUBLIC G. DUCHE DE TOSCANE *** Fine to very fine; quite interesting item *** Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $47.00
Item Id #000558    See Details...
ITALY May 1945 * POSTA MILITARE 225 @ BOLOGNA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY May 1945 * POSTA MILITARE 225 @ BOLOGNA
Description: MAY 1945 * cover to War Ministry, Rome, hand stamp DISTRETTO MILITARE DI BOLOGNA (MILITARY DEPOT BOLOGNA) plus cds POSTA MILITARE N. 225 - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $20.00
Item Id #001326    See Details...
JUGOSLAVIA GERMAN POW AT BELGRADE 1947 to Germany
Country: YUGOSLAVIA
Condition: YUGOSLAVIA GERMAN POW AT BELGRADE 1947 to Germany
Description: ***** IMPORTANT: it is a well-known and widely accepted fact that POW Mail and Disinfected Mail have blemishes or defects such as staples holes, slits,punched holes, tears, rust spots, water or liquids damage etc - therefore this is no ground for returns
Price: $19.00
Item Id #007726    See Details...
1916 SERBIA FELDPOST 16 on Feldpost card
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: 1916 SERBIA FELDPOST 16 on Feldpost card
Price: $18.00
Item Id #011310    See Details...
ITALY * JUNE 1941 POSTA MILITARE 76 @ CATANZARO
Condition: ITALY * JUNE 1941 POSTA MILITARE 76 @ CATANZARO
Description: ITALY * JUNE 1941 POSTA MILITARE 76 @ CATANZARO plus censor mark VERIFICATO PER CENSURA and "46" both used at AGRIGENTO's censor office. Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $22.00
Item Id #001327    See Details...
POW IN RUSSIA POSTCARD FOR MAIL TO POW IN RUSSIA
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: POW IN RUSSIA POSTCARD FOR MAIL TO POW IN RUSSIA
Description: RED CROSS BILINGUAL (RUSSIAN & FRENCH) POSTCARD 1943-45 for mail sent to POWs in RUSSIA In Mint Condition!!! Very fine quality (unusual) & RARE Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $88.00
Item Id #007727    See Details...
APRIL 1945 USA ARMY POST OFFICE APO 630 at GAYA, INDIA censored
Country: USA
Condition: APRIL 1945 USA ARMY POST OFFICE APO 630 at GAYA, INDIA censored
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011311    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BIRGANJ, NEPAL,  VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot VICTORIA ***
Country: INDIA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BIRGANJ, NEPAL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot VICTORIA *** "VIA CALCUTTA"
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BIRGANJ, NEPAL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot VICTORIA *** "VIA CALCUTTA" INDIA, THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $135.00
Item Id #014639    See Details...
ITALY 1942 POSTA MILITARE  94 @ SAVONA to PM 23
Condition: ITALY 1942 POSTA MILITARE 94 @ SAVONA to PM 23
Description: NOVEMBER 1942 Post Free postcard cds POSTA MILITARE N. 94 at SAVONA, to POSTA MILITARE 23 (unusual)- signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001328    See Details...
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...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL,  VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA
Country: ISRAEL
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 1000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014640    See Details...
ITALY 1942 POSTA MILITARE 155 @ KOTOR MONTENEGRO
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY 1942 POSTA MILITARE 155 @ KOTOR MONTENEGRO
Description: APRIL 1942: Color Picture Postcard depicting the AMBA ALAGI BATTLE franked with 50c Imperiale definitive stamp (shaven at top) cancelled by cds POSTA MILITARE N. 155 at KOTOR, MONTENEGRO - very interesting item - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $25.00
Item Id #001329    See Details...
USA ARMY POST OFFICE 528 TUNISIA & 520 ALGERIA SEPT 1943 CENSORED AIR MAIL
Country: ALGERIA
Condition: USA ARMY POST OFFICE 528 TUNISIA & 520 ALGERIA SEPT 1943 CENSORED AIR MAIL
Description: FROM THE FAMOUS ROBSON LOWE COLLECTION signed by expert, Dr Migliavacca
Price: $15.00
Item Id #008241    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: ISRAEL
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 3000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014641    See Details...