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1912 AUSTRIA TO BURMA * RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM FROM VIENNA TO BURMA * absolutely exceptional
Country: BURMA
Condition: 1912 AUSTRIA TO BURMA * RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM FROM VIENNA TO BURMA * absolutely exceptional
Description: AUGUST 1912: RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM (1908 postal stationery) FROM VIENNA to PORTO RANGOON, BURMA -- a truly amazing destination
Price: $400.00
Item Id #014659    See Details...
1862 FRANCE MARSEILLE TO TRIESTE
Country: FRANCE
Condition: 1862 FRANCE MARSEILLE TO TRIESTE "32" POSTAL RATE INTERESTING
Description: 1862 FRANCE MARSEILLE TO TRIESTE "32" POSTAL RATE INTERESTING - wrapper, sovracoperta senza testo -- signed by Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $38.00
Item Id #001604    See Details...
FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1848
Country: FRANCE
Condition: FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1848
Description: Entire letter complete with text ** ship agent ** Very Fine oval RHONE HERAULT OCEAN M. FRAISSINET & C.IE MARSEILLE * endorsed "SERVICE" as the letter was carried by one of 3 ships in his fleet -- elusive - signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $85.00
Item Id #002116    See Details...
1944 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 709 @ SOLOMON ISLANDS AUSTRALIA
Country: SOLOMON ISLANDS
Condition: 1944 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 709 @ SOLOMON ISLANDS AUSTRALIA
Description: Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES, TEARS and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc)
Price: $22.00
Item Id #007748    See Details...
NEW NEW NEW EDITION: THE POSTAL HISTORY OF LOMBARDY UNDER AUSTRIAN RULE: 1707-1796 -- by Giorgio Migliavacca
Country: ITALY
Condition: LOMBARDY UNDER AUSTRIA 1707-1796
Description: NEW NEW NEW EDITION: THE POSTAL HISTORY OF LOMBARDY UNDER AUSTRIAN RULE: 1707-1796 -- by Giorgio Migliavacca *************** 64 pages - beautifully illustrated throughout LARGE FORMAT 8 inches x 11 inches - in English - fantastic INDEX, Huge Bibliography, MANY MAPS Limited Edition of 100 copies, most copies have been placed to subscribers!!! already **** FROM Dr. McCann's FOREWORD **** This book fills a major gap in the published literature on the postal history of Northern Italy during the 1700s. Drawing on research published in the early 1980s in Italy, Switzerland, England and USA, Giorgio Migliavacca offers here a more comprehensive look at the postal history of Lombardy under Austrian rule. The main body of this research, was published by the Postal History Journal in 1983-1984, and was favourably reviewed in The London Philatelist two years later. It has now been augmented here by the first-ever Chronology of the Posts in Lombardy from 200 BC to 1800 AD, as well as a very informative Timeline of major historical developments affecting Milan and its territory from 1700 to 1800. New illustrations have been added and the reader can now benefit from a more complete picture of a very important but little known chapter of Italian postal history. Since the days of Charles V, Milan had been deemed the key to the Italian peninsula and the richest city in all of Italy, which was itself then the richest country in Europe. During the 172 years of Spanish rule that followed the economy witnessed a steady deterioration, but the strategic and postal pre-eminence of Milan had not lost its lustre. In 1706 Milan entered Vienna’s orbit and, apart from the traumatizing Napoleonic interlude, was to remain in it until 1859. What the author tells is the result of a thorough investigation based on documentation in the Italian and other European Archives, and on a wide range of unusual literary references. Although this book focuses on postal communications it also provides the reader vivid insights into socio-economic and political aspects of the day-to-day life of the people of the Lombardy region during the 1700s. The introduction of postmarks, the postal and administrative reforms, the postal relations and agreements with nearby states are discussed with a wealth of details disclosing much information never published before. A large section is devoted to postal communications in times of epidemics and public health precautions and measures affecting communications in general. Special emphasis is placed on health passports. Previously unpublished and hitherto unavailable data on the subject is divulged here for the first time. The narrative, which is lively but historically verified, is full of stories which should interest even the general reader. For example, a nobleman living on a tiny island in Lake Maggiore wanted the courier to pick up his mail. Having his request refused, Count Federico Borromeo recruited a rogue Captain to threaten the courier. In another incident, Marquis Antonio Maria Melzi interfered with and actually censored the mails for almost twenty years. In fact, he was an undercover spy for Vienna, even reporting on the private correspondence of the Governors of Milan. From the newly added Postal Chronology the reader will learn about many significant postal developments. In compiling this specific section the author has revised, updated, incorporated and expanded research published by himself and leading Italian scholars in recent years, most notably Clemente Fedele, Franco Filanci, Vito Salierno and Bruno Caizzi. The Chronology further benefits from original research carried out by the Author some twenty-five years ago at the State Archive of Milan where he studied documents of the Postal Archive of Lombardy. These, together with similar documentation retrieved from Spanish archives will form the basis of a new book in Italian by Migliavacca. The appendixes focus on postal rates; coins used in Lombardy in the 1700s; and the 1785 postal agreement with the Republic of Venice (transcribed in its entirety, in its first-ever English translation). A very useful index, a list of additional sources, and a select bibliography complete this book. Famous historians such as James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle wrote that “being courier to the past is not enough; for better or worse, historians inescapably leave an imprint as they go about their business: asking interesting questions about apparently dull facts, seeing connections between subjects that had not seemed related before, shifting and rearranging evidence until it assumes a coherent pattern. The past is not history: only the raw material of it.” *** Peter P. McCann, PhD, FRPSL Vice President, FIP
Price: $49.00
Item Id #009796    See Details...
DISINFECTED MAIL EGYPT & HEALTH MEASURES BY BIOLATO
Country: EGYPT
Condition: DISINFECTED MAIL EGYPT & HEALTH MEASURES BY BIOLATO
Description: HEALTH MEASURES AND MAIL DISINFECTION IN EGYPT - (DISINFECTED MAIL OF EGYPT) by Biolato, 36p, large format, In English, many illustrations (Millennium Edition of “Pratique” with other interesting articles) THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $28.00
Item Id #010820    See Details...
1913 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO SHANGHAI * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Country: CHINA
Condition: 1913 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO SHANGHAI * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Description: JANUARY 1913: RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM (1908 postal stationery) FROM VIENNA to SHANGHAI, CHINA -- a truly rare destination [signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca]
Price: $375.00
Item Id #014660    See Details...
JULY 1920 FIELD POST POSTCARD
Country: FIUME
Condition: JULY 1920 FIELD POST POSTCARD "NON CENSURATA" FIUME "U" cds
Description: FROM DRENOVA: FIELD POSTCARD Franked with Italy's 20c because sender was an officer - upside "NON CANSURATA" handstamp *** transit AREZZO FERROVIA cd and GUBBIO cds at destination - most unusual and scarce
Price: $70.00
Item Id #015940    See Details...
ITALY * RUSSIA POSTA MILITARE 108  @ ROSSOSH, RUSSIA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * RUSSIA POSTA MILITARE 108 @ ROSSOSH, RUSSIA
Description: ITALY * RUSSIA POSTA MILITARE 108 @ ROSSOSH, RUSSIA - sender from POSTA MILITARE 156 - December 1942 - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $32.00
Item Id #001349    See Details...
USA PASSED BY ARMY CENSOR 1941-42 -- fantastic BOOK
Country: USA
Condition: USA PASSED BY ARMY CENSOR 1941-42 -- fantastic BOOK
Description: Passed By Army Censor By Richard W. Helbock 256 pages Hard Bound. in English A catalog of censor markings used on mail from American soldiers and War Department civilians assigned overseas in 1941 and 1942. There are 18 chapters in all and they are organized chronologically and geographically. All Army operations throughout the world are covered. The last chapter deals with Operation Torch (the invasion of North Africa) which involved nearly 200 thousand servicemen and was a turning point in the war in Europe. Well illustrated with covers and markings
Price: $62.00
Item Id #003397    See Details...
ITALY POSTA MILITARE AFTER THE END OF WORLD WAR 1 By Bernardelli
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY POSTA MILITARE AFTER THE END OF WORLD WAR 1 By Bernardelli
Description: LE POSTE MILITARI DOPO LA FINE DELLA PRIMA GUERRA MONDIALE La Diaspora degli Uffici Postali Italiani dopo il 3 Novembre 1918 di Renzo Bernardelli THE ITALIAN FPOs AFTER THE END OF WORLD WAR I Poste Militari localizzate a/in: TRENTO * TRIESTE * VENEZIA GIULIA DALMAZIA * DALMATIA BULGARIA AUSTRIA ALBANIA LEGIONE CECOSLOVACCA * CZECH LEGION IN ITALY FIUME CORFU MACEDONIA * GREECE SLOVENIA LIBYA FRANCIA * FRANCE ANATOLIA * TURKEY * CONSTANTINOPLE SMIRNE * SMYRNA BELGIO * BELGIUM In Italian * 24 pages * Saddle stitched * illustrations throughout Easy to use: the information about each FPO has a plain easy to follow description giving useful details about the location/s and other technical details LIMITED EDITION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Price: $23.00
Item Id #006213    See Details...
1943 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 704 @ CAIRNS AUSTRALIA - stamp has pin hole
Country: AUSTRALIA
Condition: 1943 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 704 @ CAIRNS AUSTRALIA - stamp has pin hole
Description: Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES, TEARS and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc)
Price: $20.00
Item Id #007749    See Details...
FRANCE ITALY 1836 BRIGADE FRANCAISE A ANCONE cds + CONSULAT DE FRANCE A ANCONE rare
Country: FRANCE
Condition: FRANCE ITALY 1836 BRIGADE FRANCAISE A ANCONE cds + CONSULAT DE FRANCE A ANCONE rare
Description: TO LOUTEY BUT REDIRECTED - entire letter - exceedingly rare postmark - signed Migliavacca
Price: $500.00
Item Id #010821    See Details...
1949 EGYPT TO TURKEY VARIOUS CENSOR MARKS & CENSOR LABEL
Country: EGYPT
Condition: 1949 Air Mail EGYPT TO TURKEY VARIOUS CENSOR MARKS & CENSOR LABEL
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011333    See Details...
1912 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO HONG KONG * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Country: CHINA
Condition: 1912 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO HONG KONG * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Description: 8 NOVEMBER 1912: RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM (1908 postal stationery) FROM VIENNA to HONG KONG, CHINA -- a truly rare destination [signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca]
Price: $395.00
Item Id #014661    See Details...
ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 82 June 1943 ON PM stamp
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 82 June 1943 ON PM stamp
Description: ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 82 June 1943 ON PM (POSTA MILITARE) stamp - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $24.00
Item Id #001350    See Details...
ITALY SPAIN ITALIAN FORCES IN SPAIN CIVIL WAR 1936-9
Condition: ITALY SPAIN ITALIAN FORCES IN SPAIN CIVIL WAR 1936-9
Description: ITALY SPAIN ITALIAN FORCES IN SPAIN'S CIVIL WAR 1936-39 by Cadioli & Cecchi, in Italian with rarity scale and evaluations. 350 pages many illustrations, chronology, organisation of FPOs, shipping, rates, free franks, mail from Legionari POWs, Posta Speciale 500, stamps and postmarks, checking the mails, consular post at Tangeri, ` FPOs POSTA SPECIALE, MIS mails of MISSIONE ITALIANA, extensive bibliography - this book is over 2 lbs in weight - THE DEFINTIVE WORK & A MUST HAVE!!! almost as new L'INTERVENTO ITALIANO NELLA GUERRA CIVILE SPAGNOLA 1936-1936 - di Cadioli & Cecchi - volume pregevolissimo ed indispensabile - CON VALUTAZIONI - quasi come nuovo WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $84.00
Item Id #003398    See Details...
1949 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 616 @ DHAHRAN SAUDI ARABIA
Country: SAUDI ARABIA
Condition: 1949 USA ARMY POST OFFICE 616 @ DHAHRAN SAUDI ARABIA
Description: Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES, TEARS and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc)
Price: $36.00
Item Id #007750    See Details...
1912 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO TIENTSIN * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Country: CHINA
Condition: 1912 TELEGRAM RECEIPT FROM VIENNA TO TIENTSIN * CHINA * VERY ELUSIVE
Description: 27 MARCH 1912: RECEIPT FOR TELEGRAM (1908 postal stationery) FROM VIENNA to TIENTSIN, CHINA -- a truly rare destination [signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca]
Price: $395.00
Item Id #014662    See Details...
ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 62 @ DELPHI GREECE - Postage Due
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 62 @ DELPHI GREECE - Postage Due
Description: ITALY June 1941 * GREECE * Picture Postcard (DELPHEA) POSTA MILITARE 62 @ DELPHI GREECE - Postage Due stamp on arrival - at top right ZONA SPROVVISTA DI FRANCOBOLLI (No Postage Stamps in the Area)
Price: $23.00
Item Id #001351    See Details...
POW ITALY GERMANY BRITAIN 1944 LEAFLET DROPPED BY GERMANS ON BRITISH TROOPS
Condition: POW ITALY GERMANY BRITAIN 1944 LEAFLET DROPPED BY GERMANS ON BRITISH TROOPS
Description: VERY INTERESTING "FLYER" DROPPED BY THE GERMANS ON BRITISH TROOPS IN ITALY IN 1944 WHILE THE ALLIES WERE ADVANCING NORTHWARDLY IN ITALY PRISONERS OF WAR GET A SQUARE DEAL GERMANY STRICTLY OBSERVES GENEVA CONVENTION ....THEY ARE ENJOYING CIGARETTES JUST RECEIVED FROM THE RED CROSS...EVERY POW GETS ONE PARCEL A WEEK CONTAINING CIGARETTES, CHOCOLATE, BISCUITS AND OTHER USEFUL AND PLEASANT THINGS... A GEM EX GEORGE CRABB LEGENDARY COLLECTION
Price: $89.00
Item Id #007239    See Details...
1964 USA ARMY & AIR FORCE PS 291 @ IRAKLION CRETE Armed Forces RADIO TV SERVICE
Country: CRETE
Condition: 1964 USA ARMY & AIR FORCE PS 291 @ IRAKLION CRETE Armed Forces RADIO TV SERVICE
Description: NOTICE RETURN ADDRESS: AFRS - TV stands for ARMED FORCES RADIO SERVICE - TV Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES, TEARS and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc)
Price: $14.00
Item Id #007751    See Details...
1959 USA N S SAVANNAH FIRST NUCLEAR MERCHANT VESSEL
Country: USA
Condition: 1959 USA N S SAVANNAH FIRST NUCLEAR MERCHANT VESSEL
Description: cacheted cover & special postmark; lot includes photo card with lots of technical information
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011335    See Details...
ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 28 ON AIR MAIL CARD  OCTOBER 1941
Country: FRANCE
Condition: ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 28 ON AIR MAIL CARD OCTOBER 1941
Description: ITALY * GREECE * POSTA MILITARE 28 ON AIR MAIL CARD OCTOBER 1941 - Varese censor mark on arrival - postcard has vertical crease (due to its nature, this type of mail is very rarely in very fine condition and minor blemishes are to be expected)
Price: $22.00
Item Id #001352    See Details...
USA APO 777 JUNE 1945 FLORENCE ITALY very useful and interesting
Country: ITALY
Condition: USA APO 777 JUNE 1945 FLORENCE ITALY very useful and interesting
Description: RARE & INTERESTING signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest it is genuine
Price: $20.00
Item Id #007240    See Details...