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ITALY  MAY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 105 @ LECA DI ALBENGA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY MAY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 105 @ LECA DI ALBENGA
Description: ITALY MAY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 105 @ LECA DI ALBENGA - two line hand stamp 228o REGGIMENTO FANTERIA AUT. "ROVIGO / 9a COMPAGNIA FUCILIERI - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001330    See Details...
RUSSIA CENSORED 1916 MOSCOW interesting cover
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: RUSSIA CENSORED 1916 MOSCOW interesting cover
Price: $8.50
Item Id #008242    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: CYPRUS
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $125.00
Item Id #014642    See Details...
ITALY * JULY 1940 * POSTA MILITARE N. 2 @ Fossano
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * JULY 1940 * POSTA MILITARE N. 2 @ Fossano
Description: ITALY * Circular dated JULY 1940 * POSTA MILITARE N. 2 @ Fossano * signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001331    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...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA
Country: RWANDA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $125.00
Item Id #014643    See Details...
ITALY MAY 1942 * POSTA MILITARE 153 @ FORLI
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY MAY 1942 * POSTA MILITARE 153 @ FORLI
Description: ITALY MAY 1942 * POSTA MILITARE 153 @ FORLI - plus administrative hand stamp 153a DIVISIONE FANTERIA "MACERATA" - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001332    See Details...
ADEN SWITZERLAND MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL TO ADEN VIA ITALY
Country: SWITZERLAND
Condition: ADEN SWITZERLAND MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL TO ADEN VIA ITALY
Description: 1965 MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND TO ADEN VIA ITALY GENOA - PAQUEBOT GALILEO THE REQUISITION NUMBER INDICATES THAT ONLY 2,000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED??? FOR THE BENEFIT OF DOUBTING THOMASES: THE REQUISITION NUMBER IS PRINTED VERTICALLY AT LEFT AMAZING ITEM
Price: $59.00
Item Id #009012    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: RWANDA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 2000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $97.00
Item Id #014644    See Details...
ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE N. 3600 @ OLBIA SARDINIA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE N. 3600 @ OLBIA SARDINIA
Description: ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE N. 3600 @ OLBIA SARDINIA - postcard has vertical crease not detracting from the relevance of this item - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001333    See Details...
GERMAN FELDPOST 06187 IN FRANCE in JUNE 1940
Country: GERMANY
Condition: GERMAN FELDPOST 06187 IN FRANCE in JUNE 1940
Description: signed by postal history expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $25.00
Item Id #002357    See Details...
SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1970 PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from FROLUNDA TO AVENZA VIA CHIASSO (entry post office from Switzerland) NICE V FROLUNDA 1 parcel label + SIMILAR TRELLEBORG LABEL with various legible circle date stamps including TRELLEBORG UPAK B, VASTRA..., FIRENZE FERR (OVIA) DOGANA and CHIASSO STAZIONE (CO) A (CHIASSO RAILWAY STATION COMO - A) plus straight (2 lines) RISCUOTERE LIRE 200 DA TRAMUTARSI // IN FRANCOBOLLI SPECIALI PER PACCHI (CHARGE 200 LIRE BY USING / SPECIAL STAMPS FOR PARCEL POST) on back 200 Lire PARCEL POST STAMP canceled cds POSTE AVENZA (on arrival at destination) (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection
Price: $52.00
Item Id #009013    See Details...
ITALY * OCTOBER 1941 * POSTA MILITARE 167 @ BRINDISI
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * OCTOBER 1941 * POSTA MILITARE 167 @ BRINDISI
Description: ITALY * OCTOBER 1941 * POSTA MILITARE 167 @ BRINDISI - 2 censor marks of the censor office at Catania, Sicily -- signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $19.00
Item Id #001334    See Details...
USA PAN AM TEST FLIGHT NEWARK ST LUCIA 1946
Country: ST LUCIA
Condition: USA PAN AM TEST FLIGHT NEWARK ST LUCIA 1946
Description: Properly backstamped PORT CASTRIES boxed + CASTRIES ST LUCIA cds *** SELDOM SEEN
Price: $39.00
Item Id #002358    See Details...
JAPAN: A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation of CHINA
Country: JAPAN
Condition: JAPAN: A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation of CHINA
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY Jack G. Nielsen, Ralph A. Weil, A Specialized Listing of the Japanese Occupation Stamps of China, 1995 46pp. in English The two authors, both advanced collectors of Japanese Occupation stamps of China, undertook this research study after identifying that the three specialized catalogs on the subject differed substantially in their listings of these stamps. The three catalogs are the Colour-illustrated Stamp Catalogue of China, commonly referred to as 'Chan' after its editor Chan Shu-hou;Ma's Illustrated Catalogue of the Stamps of China, commonly referred to as 'MA'; and the Japanese Stamp Specialized Catalog (JSCA). The stamps are listed in Chan catalog order with the corresponding catalog numbers for not only the MA and JSCA catalogs where listed, but also for the Scott and Stanley Gibbons catalogs. Therefore, the tables in this monograph not only provide information on the disparities in the listings amongst the five catalogs, but also provide a concordance between their catalog numbers. The contents include Japanese Ocupation stamps used in provinces in North China, Inner Mongolia, Central China, and South China. NO ILLUSTRATIONS *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Price: $37.00     Sale Price! $30.00
Item Id #002614    See Details...
DULAG LEYTE PHILIPPINES 1845 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 248  aerogramme
Country: USA
Condition: DULAG LEYTE PHILIPPINES 1845 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 248 aerogramme
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011318    See Details...
ITALY * MARCH 1941 POSTA MILITARE 10 @ GORIZIA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * MARCH 1941 POSTA MILITARE 10 @ GORIZIA
Description: ITALY * MARCH 1941 POSTA MILITARE 10 @ GORIZIA (OBLOCCA FUSINA) - plus straiglht 2-line stamper 45o BATTAGLIONE TERRITORIALE / IV COMPAGNIA -- signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $20.00
Item Id #001335    See Details...
USA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE VOLUME I 6th EDITION 517 page
Condition: USA AIR MAIL CATALOGUE VOLUME I 6th EDITION 517 page
Description: American Air Mail Catalogue, Sixth Edition, 1998 Volume One consists of 517 pages of listings of: U.S. Pioneer Covers - 1910-1916, U.S. Governmental Flight Covers, U.S. Air Express Covers, Crash Covers, Airport Dedication Covers & Mexico First Flight Covers - 1917-1939 All newly-discovered airmail items as well as all new material since the last edition have been included. This catalogue is profusely illustrated and nearly all items are valued or priced. A TRULY ESSENTIAL BOOK FOR THE AIR MAIL COLLECTOR Very Heavy to ship
Price: $69.00
Item Id #004151    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO PORT SUDAN, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot GALILEO
Country: SUDAN
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO PORT SUDAN, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot GALILEO
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO PORT SUDAN, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot GALILEO *** 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 #014647    See Details...
ITALY * FEBRUARY 1943 * POSTA MILITARE N. 9 @ ROME
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * FEBRUARY 1943 * POSTA MILITARE N. 9 @ ROME
Description: ITALY * FEBRUARY 1943 * POSTA MILITARE N. 9 @ ROME from the General Headquarters of the Royal Army - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $20.00
Item Id #001336    See Details...
MADAGASCAR PICTORIAL POSTAL ENVELOPE MANANJARY SHIP
Country: MADAGASCAR
Condition: MADAGASCAR PICTORIAL POSTAL ENVELOPE MANANJARY SHIP
Description: From time to time we come across some extraordinary items, this is one of them POSTAL STATIONERY MADAGASCAR PICTORIAL POSTAL ENVELOPE 0.50 Francs TO PARIS TO THE EDITOR OF THE MAGAZINE "LES AILES" MOST ATTRACTIVE ILLUSTRATIONS AT LEFT DEPICTING INDIGENOUS FEMALE & STEAMSHIP MANANJARY circle date stamp with DATE MODIFIED BY HANDWRITING An unusual, significant and desirable showpiece for the advanced collector Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $48.00
Item Id #009528    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BEIRUT LEBANON, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot AKDENIZ
Country: LEBANON
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BEIRUT LEBANON, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot AKDENIZ
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO BEIRUT LEBANON, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot AKDENIZ *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 2000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014648    See Details...
ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE 92 @ BRINDISI
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE 92 @ BRINDISI
Description: ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE 92 @ BRINDISI - plus double circle censor mark COMMISSIONE PROVINCIALE DI CENSURA 70R (Pavia) and companion mark "32" in circle -- signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $21.00
Item Id #001337    See Details...
ITALY FRANCE 1915-1919 FRENCH TROOPS IN ITALY BY TRAPNELL
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY FRANCE 1915-1919 FRENCH TROOPS IN ITALY BY TRAPNELL
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE FRENCH IN ITALY 1915-1919 & THE FRENCH MILITARY MISSION 38 pages A4 full color, illustrated throughout, spiral bound LOADED WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION
Price: $34.00
Item Id #002617    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 1943 TUNISIA ITALY POSTA MILITARE 600 COMANDO XX CORPO D'ARMATA
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 1943 TUNISIA ITALY POSTA MILITARE 600 COMANDO XX CORPO D'ARMATA
Description: RARELY OFFERED 1943 16 April FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 600 straight line: COMANDO XX CORPO D'ARMATA / QUARTIERE GENERALE Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $18.00
Item Id #007225    See Details...