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EARLY POSTAL HISTORY ITALY (FRANCE SPAIN) 1200s to 1700s
Country: ITALY
Condition: EARLY POSTAL HISTORY ITALY (FRANCE SPAIN) 1200s to 1700s
Description: EARLY POSTAL HISTORY ITALY (FRANCE SPAIN) 1200s to 1700s ******************** POSTAL HISTORY ITALY (FRANCE SPAIN) 1200s to 1700s The Post and Courier Service of Early Modern Italy: Documentation Revealed by Giorgio Migliavacca, in English New Millennium Limited Edition Reprint of 50 copies (most already sold to subscribers) 52 pages large size (8 inches x 11 inches). The lay-out of the original work has been changed and improved where possible, and this reprint is printed on high quality, white paper. New and important illustrations and maps have been added with lengthy and detailed information, some of it never published before in English. This important research won the 1980 Gold Medal for the Best Long Essay published by the Postal History Journal. Of particular merit is the new CHRONOLOGY OF ITALIAN POSTAL HISTORY FROM 200 BC to 1850 AD. This very useful chronology discusses the most significant postal developments spanning 2,000 years. In compiling this specific section, the author has revised, updated, incorporated and expanded research published in recent years by himself and leading Italian scholars. This chronology thus corrects a fair amount of incomplete or partly inaccurate information published in the past by reputed scholars. For those interested in French or Spanish Postal History this book is also very valuable because it discusses the postal communications of the three countries from Medioeval days to late Renaissance and beyond. This book is easy to ready and would fascinate even readers not interested in postal history per se. The bibliography is very extensive. There is quite a lot of new information added as compared to the 1980 work and if you collect Italian Postal History this is a fundamental work to have. ********************************* STORIA POSTALE ITALIANA DAL MEDIOEVO AL RINASCIMENTO, inoltre una nuova cronologia delle Poste in Italia dal 200 AC al 1850. Questa ricerca di Giorgio Migliavacca ricevette la medaglia d'oro della Postal History Society per il miglior articolo pubblicato dal Postal History Journal nel 1980. In inglese, 52 pagine, grande formato, numerose illustrazioni. Questa edizione ampliata e indispensabile allo studioso e al collezionista serio della storia postale italiana.
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The Tassis Family and the European Postal Service - First International Symposium.
Country: ITALY
Condition: The Tassis Family and the European Postal Service - First International Symposium.
Description: ****** THIS IS A VERY HEAVY BOOK TO SHIP: for USA buyers the $10 postage automatically included in the invoice is sufficient --- FOR BUYERS FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY we need to send you an extra invoice of $40 for postage - first pay the original invoice via PAYPAL, then pay the second $40 invoice sent to you as a Papal payment request -- We understand it is expensive but the lowest postage cost for this book sent to countries outside USA ranges from $48 upwards - we do not use BOOK POST as it is tantamount to losing the book...and the money ***************** ------ ********* Various Authors - I Tasso e le Poste d’Europa - The Tassis Family and the European Postal Service - First International Symposium. Acts of the First International Symposium, Cornello dei Tasso, 1-3 June 2012. In Italian and English, with two papers also in German. 328 pages, 9¼” x 11¾”, perfect bound, illustrated throughout (black & white). Published by Museo dei Tasso e della Storia Postale, Camerata Cornello, 2012. Available from virginstamps.com  ********************** Anyone familiar with symposia and congresses knows well that acts may take years to be published; however, exceptions exists and they are a symptom of vitality and interest in a given discipline or branch of learning. Despite the untouchable August holidays, when 90 percent of Italy comes to a halt, the acts of this symposium were published within three months - need I say that the interest in postal history and in our instance, early modern postal history, is beginning to get the attention of the international world of academia? Papers presented at this symposium were delivered by top Italian, Greek, Austrian, German, Spanish, and Belgian academicians - 22 of them! As would be expected the main focus is on the role played by members of the Tassis family in the development of modern posts. After an introduction by Adriano Cattani, executive director of the Tassis Museum, Tarcisio Bottani dwells upon the wills of Ruggero, Janetto and Leonardo Tassis. As a preamble to his most recent book, Bonaventura Foppolo offers well researched biographies of members of the Venetian branch of the Tassis family who held the post of Imperial Postmaster General in Venice from the early 1500s to the late 1700s. The postal enterprise of the Venetian Tassis was known as the postal service to and from Augusta and the Flanders in the city of Venice. Based on research he carried out at the Venice State Archive, Giorgio Plumidis offers his paper on the organisation of the Tassis family postal service from a Venetian perspective. Hailing from Mantua, noted postal historian Lorenzo Carra is undoubtedly the best qualified scholar to give an exhaustive discourse on the inter-relation his town has had with the Tassis family through the centuries. Clemente Fedele examines the new millennium communications revolution to make us understand better the postal revolution of the 1500s. In his dissertation titled “Which postal service in the XVIth Century?” he explains that the innovation that changed history was the postal speed achieved in the 1500s using mounted couriers and setting up postal stations at regular intervals - the engine was the horse, and it remained so until the railroad arrived. The business sector noticed the speedy delivery of mail and demand, and possible pressure, for extending the service to the general public was palpable and inevitable. Marco Gerosa is a highly skilled researcher and his paper titled “Important figures of the Milanese Postal Service, from Simone to Ruggero Tassis” is truly valuable. Fabrizio Dal Vera illustrates the prospects for research on the Tassis family in Tyrol. The potential of research on the Trent postal stations run by the Tassis Bordogna family is convincigly discussed by Francesca Brunet. Vincenzo Fardella de Quernfort adds new information in his paper on the Tassis documents in Sicily. Bergamo scholar Gianni Molinari makes us aware of the palatial acquisitions of the rich and famous Tassis in the region and beyond. Gabriele Medolago continues on the same theme and elaborates on it. The scholarly presentation on the postal history of Bavaria made by Peter Styra adds a really important tessera to the Tassis mosaic. Equally interesting is the contribution of Fabian Fiederer about the end of the Thurn and Taxis mail system in the XIXth Century. Warmly welcomed is the paper of Julia Benavent about the Tassis family letters at the Biblioteca Nacional de España and Real Biblioteca in Madrid. Also from Spain, Maria Antonia Blat guides us through the Tassis family collections in the Simancas Archive. I must confess that as soon as I received this precious volume I rushed to read Armando Serra’s about Milan’s staffette in the mid-1500s. The Tassis documents preserved at the Municipal Library of Besançon, France, are introduced by Giulia Grata. James Van der Linden, a noted Belgian postal historian, contributes a remarkable essay on the Thurn and Taxis postal administration in the Spanish Netherlands from 1492-1713. To conclude this splendid collection of essays comes Vincent Schouberechts with his paper on the history of the horse post through a postmaster’s family archives in Belgian Luxemburg, 1621-1811. The volume is lavishly produced and replete with good illustrations. It is wise to secure a copy now as many earlier volumes published by the Tassis Museum are now hard to find. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $77.00
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TUNISIA ALGERIA MOROCCO ITALY POW WORLD WAR 2
Country: FRANCE
Condition: TUNISIA ALGERIA MOROCCO ITALY POW WORLD WAR 2
Description: ITALIAN POWS IN NORTH AFRICA 1942-1946 by Giorgio Migliavacca *** 32 pages, illustrated throughout, large size 8" x 11" *** in Italian and French with list of camps, classification of postal stationery, Vatican messages, and a noteworthy appendix with important documentation not published elsewhere ***** LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $29.00
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PORTRAITS OF QUEEN VICTORIA ON BRITISH EMPIRE STAMPS
Condition: PORTRAITS OF QUEEN VICTORIA ON BRITISH EMPIRE STAMPS
Description: VICTORIA REGINA: PHILATELIC ICONOGRAPHY AND THE ROYAL IMAGE by Giorgio Migliavacca — in English, replete with illustrations, 44 pages. This easy to use book focuses on the portraiture of Queen Victoria on the stamps of her long reign—the longest in philatelic history. As the subject matter warrants, there is much information about the early stamps of many territories and dominions of the British Empire. This well researched book also has a section devoted to short biographies of the major stamp designers and engravers of the Victorian era. It also shows many items from the famous “Chalon Heads” collection formed by Robson Lowe. This interesting book lists the major bibliographic sources. Providing a fresh and different look at the philatelic portraits of Queen Victoria, this is a MUST HAVE publication, especially for those who collect stamps of the British Empire. Very useful to specialists and even those with even only a passing interest in early stamps of the British Commonwealth. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY -- book signing event!!! SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL RECEIVE COPY WITH AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE AND AD PERSONAM DEDICATION (ie: to Mr. John Doe with best wishes - The Author) PLEASE ASK SPECIFICALLY GIVING THE NAME FOR DEDICATION, if you do not ask and supply name we cannot process your copy for Author's signature
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EUROPA POSTALE: EARLY 1600s OTTAVIO CODOGNO'S POSTAL GUIDE
Country: ITALY
Condition: EUROPA POSTALE: EARLY 1600s OTTAVIO CODOGNO'S POSTAL GUIDE
Description: Clemente Fedele, Armando Serra, Marco Gerosa, - Europa Postale - L’opera di Ottavio Codogno luogotenente dei Tasso nella Milano Seicentesca - Postal Europe. The Postal Guides by Ottavio Codogno, Deputy Postmaster General of the Tassis in 1600s Milan. In Italian, with some sections translated into English. 286 pages 6” x 8¼”, perfect bound, illustrations, large map of Postal Routes of Europe, including sea and waterways routes. 2014, Tassis Museum, Camerata Cornello.  Available from virginstamps.com ****** CARNEADES! who was he?—thought Don Abbondio to himself, as he sat in his arm-chair, in a room upstairs, with a small volume lying open before him, just as Perpetua entered to bring him the message.—Carneades! I seem to have heard or read this name; it must be some man of learning—some great scholar of antiquity; it is just like one of their names; but whoever was he? [Alessandro Manzoni, The Bethrothed] So begins Chapter VIII of I Promessi Sposi. The vast majority of readers and even academicians, may ask a similar question: Ottavio Codogno! who was he? Such a reaction would be justified because his name was universally forgotten, not even relegated to footnotes, for a few centuries after his death. Then came the 1970s’ revival of postal history and in 1980 I was so brave - a term actually used by the dean of the history institute at my University - to economically reprint one of Codogno’s postal guides - namely the elusive 1620 Venice edition of his Itinerario. By then, the name of Codogno had already made the rounds among a few postal history scholars; however very little was known about him. This was not to remain so for too long and Armando Serra was the first to carry out serious research about this man and present it as a paper at a 1993 International Congress on Communications between Europe and the Americas held in Madrid. Marco Gerosa has researched and written a biography of Ottavio Codogno who was the Deputy Postmaster General of the State of Milan. Born presumably in 1570, or a year or two later, in his early 20s he was enrolled by the Milanese posts as a courier. After he proved his worth he was given more sensitive assignments. By the turn of the century Ottavio was promoted to the office of Deputy Postmaster General. The son of Simon Tassis, Ruggero, had been Postmaster General from 1556 to 1588, when he died. His widow, Lucina Cattaneo Tassis was given the authority to manage and administer the Milanese post office. Not a small achievement for a woman of those days. Codogno’s first postal guide was published in Milan in 1608, it was titled “The New Itinerary of the Post of the entire world. With addenda on the way to address (mail) to all places. Most Useful not only to the Princes’ Secretaries, but also to the Clergymen and Merchants”. The book had a sensational success and edition after edition, Codogno made revisions and additions. From the 460 pages of the 1608 first edition, Codogno’s 1623 “Compendium of the Posts”, 573 pages, included information for travellers such as currencies “needed for the journeys, the length of the Posts...Journeys for worship, and guide for Pilgrims. With a discourse on the seven Churches of Milan...devotions, and other curious things about the City. As well as the way to address (mail) to all places, and moreover Fairs.” During Codogno’s life time at least seven editions were published (1608, 1611, 1616, 1620, 1623, 1628, and 1630) followed by two reprints (1666, 1676) decades after his death by plague in 1630 - the very same plague Manzoni adopted as the backdrop of his masterpiece of Italian literature mentioned earlier. After four centuries, the best selling travel and postal guide by Codogno is back in a new and masterfully annotated edition. Indeed, this is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the communications modalities of early modern Europe. This guide enhances our appreciation of the history of a technique that is often underestimated and misunderstood. In a few words, Codogno’s book tells us with a wealth of details about a genuine history-changing Italian success story, beginning with the original name brand “poste”, coined for the first time ever in Northern Italy and exported all over the globe. The great importance of this volume is further augmented by a preface in English and Italian by Professor Mark Brayshay of the University of Plymouth, UK, and by remarkable contributions and essays by Clemente Fedele, “The Postal Geography of Ottavio Codogno” (with an English translation); Marco Gerosa, “For a biography of Ottavio Codogno, lieutenant of the posts of Milan and author of postal guides (in Italian); and Armando Serra, “Treatise, Itinerary by Codogno, especially the 1608, 1616 and 1623 editions, with notes about before and after Codogno’s times, up until the 1800s twilight of the horse-powered posts” (in Italian). As Fedele points out, “this new edition of Codogno’s itineraries is characterised by the identification of the ancient post horse stations with a view, when possible, to associate the old names with the modern ones. Such details would broaden the interest while catching the attention of local scholars and cultural institutions, and, in turn, generate reverberations in the tourism sector.” The special touch of this production is a postal map, in Fedele’s words: “the attached postal map will give a clear image of the postal geography of the times of Codogno. It offers a birds-eye view, not exclusively of the European posts as it spans from Constantinople to the ports to and from the Americas. There is special consideration for the postal highways Italy-Spain, made even more important strategically because of the centrality of Milan, the town that was the Author’s operational base and where he lived too.” This well produced book has the undeniable virtue of shedding much light and providing new and valuable information on organised European postal communications between the end of the 16th century and the dawn of the 17th. Last but not least, the introduction, in Italian and English, by Gianfranco Lazzarini, Mayor of Camerata Cornello, “soul and engine” of all the initiatives that orbit around the Tassis Museum, delves into the two emerging forms of communication that changed Europe, from the 1400s onward, and became known throughout the old continent and beyond as horse post and letter post. This publication is a “must have” for any serious postal historian and for those who are interested in communications in general. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
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PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE
Description: PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE - BY CERRUTI & PADRIN ::::::::: POSTAGE FOR DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE THE USA -- please contact us before placing an order so we can assess postage depending on your location :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 230 A4 pages, with hundreds of superb color illustrations, including plating clues and flaws in great detail. IN ITALIAN -- Loose leaves in hardover, 3-flaps heavy card binder. Each stamp of the first issue is closely examined utilizing information from existing full sheets of each denomination (some of the large multiples and sheets shown, including the 1 Scudo top denomination)-- stamps you deemed common or of little interest can now be plated, and interesting constant flaws detected. On the plus side are the illustrations where each picture is worth 1000 words; the binder/folder is a compromise; the high price reflects production costs. If you are a serious collector of Papal States this work is an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE
Price: $310.00
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FRANCE 1849-1920 FORGERIES - De Haene - rare booklet
Country: FRANCE
Condition: FRANCE 1849-1920 FORGERIES - De Haene - rare booklet
Description: FRANCE 1849-1920 FORGERIES Étude sur les Faux Timbres de France --- Seminal work by A. De Haene , in French, plenty of good useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes forgeries, reprints, alterations, forged postmarks, forged overprints, phantom issues: FRANCE 1849-50, 1852, 1853-60 issues. Issues of 1862-71; Bordeaux 1870; 1871-1880 issues; plus a number of forgeries of the 1900-1920 years; Forged newspaper stamps 1869; Postage Due 1859-1884; Telegraph 1868; Reprints 1849-1884 issues; GERMAN OCCUPATION ALSACE LORRAINE 1870-71; FRENCH COLONIES GENERAL ISSUES: 1859-1881 and Postage Due 1884; Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper. 28 pages with black & white illustrations. A FEW ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION including some FOURNIER and SPERATI FORGERIES. LIMITED EDITION. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $33.00
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PROPAGANDA FORGERIES AUSTRIA BAVARIA GERMANY reprint
Country: GERMANY
Condition: PROPAGANDA FORGERIES AUSTRIA BAVARIA GERMANY reprint
Description: Williams, L.N. & M.: The "Propaganda" Forgeries. A History and Description of the Austrian, Bavarian and German Stamps Counterfeited by Order of the British Government During the Great War, 1914-1918. , London: David Field, 1938 ** 2011 LIMITED EDITION REPRINT (reprinted in larger size 5" x 8" ~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the well narrated story of the famous propaganda forgeries produced by Britain during World War I. This precious booklet has some very good illustrations that make it simple to detect these highly collectible forgeries. Long out of print, this book remains a classic of philatelic literature. In English, 42 pages, illustrated throughout) NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $26.00
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POWs IN GERMANY 1939-1945 [in German & Italian] NEW published 2016
Country: GERMANY
Condition: POWs IN GERMANY 1939-1945 [in German & Italian] NEW published 2016
Description: Prisoners of War in Germany: 1939-1945, by Gianfranco Mattiello, published 2016 perfect bound, 6 ½” x 9 ½”, 420 pages; introduction in Italian, English and German; listings of camps and related population divided by nationality in English, colour plates in German; black and white map, and an 85-page appendix with colour illustrations throughout. In 1986-1987 Dr. Mattiello and Wolfgang Vogt co-authored two books on the topic of this book; it was a seminal work and the first book dealt with the Stalags, the second one with the Oflags and other camps; a total of 2400 handstamps used by the censors of the camps to prove they had examined the POW mail were described and illustrated. Although much information was included in the two books some had to be reserved for a later work because of high printing costs. In fact the two volumes had exceeded 600 pages. In 2003 the author of this book wrote and published a book in German on the same subject. It was a limited edition and was soon out of print. In recent times there has been a noticeable revival of interest on POW mail and this new edition promises to satisfy the demand from those who were not able to secure a copy of the first edition and from new collectors and scholars. This new book provides the information published in 1986-1987 plus the information that had been omitted at the time, minus the illustrations of the censor marks. Needless to say that the author had dug into the files of the Red Cross Archives and spent long hours to retrieve very valuable information. He had tried to do the same at the Information Office of the German Army in Berlin, but was told that they did not have any of the information he was looking for. This means that there remain gaps here and there that will be near to impossible to fill The statistics of the Stalags before July 1941 are very detailed, and the nationalities of the prisoners of war and their number are given for those from: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Finland, Soviet Union, USA and Yugoslavia. This is no small achievement and the appendix to this volume consists of 85 pages in colour featuring a very impressive selection from Mattiello’s collection. Although the covers and cards are described in German this is a very easy obstacle to overcome with the use of the internet. Additionally, it is very useful to the collector who decides to mount his collection and organise it in a very sensible way. The book includes a cross reference list of nationalities and camps in which they were detained, as well as an alphabetical list of the location of the camps and related camp numbers. The book is well produced and reasonably priced; it will undoubtedly appeal to collectors from countries that had members of their army captured by German forces and detained in POW camps in Germany. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $75.00
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FORGERIES TURKEY OVERPRINTS 1879-1911 STIEDL BILLIG * REPRINT
Country: TURKEY
Condition: FORGERIES TURKEY OVERPRINTS 1879-1911 new Reprint
Description: Otto E. Stiedl and Fritz Billig TURKEI II AUFDRUCK FAELSCHUNGEN 1879-1911 *** Original Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1937. Recent reprint in larger size, with some improvements to the illustrations In German; paperback, 64 illustrations showing blown-up characteristics of forgeries, 21 pages [8" x 11"] Useful guide to forgeries of overprints of the years between 1879 and 1911 with enlarged black & white photo illustrations of forged and genuine overprints; also some "invented" overprints (phantasie...as Billig called them) THIS RESEARCH IS STILL VERY USEFUL TO THE COLLECTOR WHO NEEDS TO WEED OUT THE BAD OVERPRINTS * KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN IS NOT ESSENTIAL BECAUSE WITH AN INTERNET TRANSLATOR (ie BABEL FISH) YOU CAN TRANSLATE THE FEW ESSENTIAL TERMS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CLUES THAT DISTINGUISH GENUINE FROM FORGERY LIMITED EDITION EXPECT: Research that was compiled in 1937 EXPECT: Good production with printing quality based on an original that was produced 75 years ago DO NOT EXPECT 2011 photography, or state-of-the-art typographical and lay-out quality in a reprint of a 1937 monograph BEING THE EARLIEST DETAILED RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT MATTER, THE VALUE OF THIS BOOKLET IS ESSENTIALLY ITS GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHIC RELEVANCE LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $26.00     Sale Price! $23.00
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FORGERIES ROMAN STATES FIRST ISSUE  * FALSI PONTIFICIO 1^ EMISSIONE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: FORGERIES ROMAN & PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE * FALSI PONTIFICIO 1^ EMISSIONE
Description: FORGERIES ROMAN STATES PONTIFICIO FALSI PRIMA EMISSIONE - NEW EDITION ROMAN STATES FIRST ISSUE FORGERIES by Fritz Billig, in English and Italian (first ever translation by Dr. Migliavacca); New Millennium Limited Edition Reprint of 50 copies (most already sold to subscribers), GENUINE STAMPS AND FORGERIES are all illustrated with enlargements of details, 20 pages large size (8 inches x 11 inches). The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible, the actual size has been increased to 120% of the original, and this reprint is printed on high quality, white paper. New illustrations have been added. Of particular merit is the study of the dangerous forgeries of the 50 Bajocchi e the 1 Scudo. Easy to use. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. ******************************** STATO PONTIFICIO: I FALSI DELLA PRIMA EMISSIONE, di Fritz Billig, prima edizione bilingue (Inglese Italiano), prima traduzione in Italiano del Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca. Falsi e originali sono tutti illustrati. Trattandosi di una ristampa si e cercato di migliorare le illustrazioni aggiungendone di nuove e migliorando quelle vecchie. 20 pagine grande formato. Di grande importanza lo studio dei falsi pericolosi del 50 Bajocchi e dello Scudo. Opera utilissima e di facile uso.
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AEGEAN ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY VOL. 2
Country: United States
Condition: AEGEAN ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY VOL. 2
Description: POSTAL HISTORY OF THE DODECANESE AEGEAN ISLANDS VOLUME II: THE MILITARY MAIL ITALY * GERMANY * THE BRITISH & GREEK ADMINISTRATION STORIA POSTALE DEL DODECANESO VOLUME 2 196 pages, (20 x 30 cm), supplemented by a separate volume of 40 pages Catalogue giving illustrations and evaluations of all known postmarks, instructional and accessory marks ALL IN COLOUR, lavish large format production, hard bound, already out of print. Absolutely first class book that will remain standard reference for decades to come. In ITALIAN with abridged but extensive sections translated into ENGLISH for each of the various chapters. CHECK OUT MY LISTINGS FOR VOLUME 1 This is VOLUME 2 and deals with: MILITARY MAIL WW1 & WW2 FREE FRANK & CENSOR MARKS NAVY & SHIPS MAIL AIRFORCE MAIL GERMAN FELDPOST GERMAN INSELPOST BRITISH MILITARY ADMINISTRATION & MEF STAMPS USED IN AEGEAN GREEK MILITARY ADMINISTRATION POSTAL RATES POSTAGE STAMPS USED IN THE AEGEAN ISLANDS CORRECTIONS & ADDENDA TO VOLUME I BIBLIOGRAPHY ***** HUGE & HEAVY BOOK ***** THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $95.00
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FORWARDERS IN ITALIA * ITALIAN FORWARDING AGENTS
Country: ITALY
Condition: FORWARDING AGENTS IN ITALY
Description: ITALIAN FORWARDING AGENTS by G. Migliavacca, in Italian, 1975, with evaluations, mails from various Italian cities despatch through forwarding agents 66pp, long out of print WITH EVALUATIONS ** *************** I FORWARDERS IN ITALIA con dettagliata introduzione e poi elenco dei forwarders conosciuti per le varie localita' dalla A alla Z ANCONA a Verona Venezia - opera ancora valida e molto utile su un argomento poco noto CON VALUTAZIONI
Price: $38.00
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POSTAL HISTORY OF ITALY & EUROPE RENAISSANCE
Country: ITALY
Condition: RENAISSANCE POSTS ITALY & EUROPE
Description: POSTAL HISTORY OF ITALY & EUROPE RENAISSANCE NEW NEW POSTAL COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE ************** SIMONE TASSO E LE POSTE DI MILANO NEL RINASCIMENTO ************ SIMON TAXIS AND THE POSTS OF THE STATE OF MILAN DURING THE RENAISSANCE ************* By Giorgio Migliavacca & Tarcisio Bottani -- 1st Edition, May 2008 -- HARD BOUND, COLOR DUST JACKET -- 238 pages, 8" x 12", illustrations throughout, mostly in color -- In Italian and English -- This book deals with the creation of a modern postal service in Italy and Europe. A fast and reliable postal service that also served private citizens and businessmen was introduced by the Taxis family in the early 1500s. Simon Taxis was one of the top three members of the family and his great contribution to the creation of a modern postal system is discussed in great detail in this exceedingly interesting book. The efficiency and speed of the postal system created by the Taxis remained unchallenged until the introduction of the train in the 1800s. ************ Scholars and researchers of postal history and postal communications, and historians in general, will find this volume extremely useful as it unearths a huge amount of new research and information not only at an Italian level but at a European level with emphasis on FRANCE * GERMANY * SPAIN * BELGIUM * AUSTRIA ******* From the foreword to this impressive volume we quote: *** FOREWORD *** The Taxis postal empire that began in the 14th century in northern Italy flourished in the social and cultural transformations of the Renaissance. Timely, reliable communication – the hallmark of the Taxis system and a transformative force throughout history – still underpins civilization in the 21st century. During the Renaissance and in the ensuing centuries, the Taxis system spread throughout Europe and the family's rise to the highest ranks of nobility made them prominent personages in the history of their respective countries. Thanks to research by European scholars during the last 120 years, the Taxis family boasts a rich bibliography. During the last decades of the 20th century, the growing popularity of postal history generated greater interest and the information gathered by earlier scholars has been supplemented by new research in archival sources. The book you hold in your hands is the result of just such new, in-depth research carried out by the co-authors in archives in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria over a span of three decades. In 1991, under the auspices of the local municipality, a Taxis Postal History and History Museum was opened at Cornello dei Tasso, near Bergamo – the cradle of the dynasty. The Cornello museum has gathered a remarkable quantity of documentation on the Taxis family – as postmasters general, art collectors, and members of the European nobility – that makes clear their vital and varied contributions to economic life, culture, religion, and diplomacy. Torquato Tasso, a relative of Simon Taxis and best known for his epic Jerusalem Delivered, remains to this day at the pinnacle of Italian poetry. Among its many praiseworthy initiatives, the Cornello museum has been instrumental in publishing an impressive series of volumes on major personalities of the Taxis family. The museum has also established an ongoing cultural collaboration with the princely family of Thurn und Taxis, who own and oversee a prestigious postal museum at Regensburg. With its array of detail on rates and routes and relationships, this new volume brings to life the colorful, challenging world of the Taxis postal couriers in the 16th century. **** Bill Welch *** THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. *** VERY HEAVY BOOK TO SHIP
Price: $90.00
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ITALY 1918-9 BOZEN SOUTH TYROL POSTAGE DUE STAMPS new
Country: ITALY
Condition: SOUTH TYROL POSTAGE DUE WW1 - BOOK
Description: BILINGUAL TEXT: ITALIAN & GERMAN ** 128 pages, illustrated throughout in colour ** For many years the status of these Postage Due stamps was that of semi-official issues until recently, when Carlo Ciullo found documentation proving their legitimate status. In recent years the Sassone catalogue has listed them under TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE ** When this book was published in 1999 it was sold out in a matter of weeks. We deemed ourself lucky to get a copy from a London philatelic supplies dealer for GBP 40 plus Shipping & Handling - ** That was then! Your opportunity to get your copy at a more down to earth price. ** PLEASE READ THE ITALIAN & GERMAN INTRODUCTION to get more details ** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE * HANDLING & POSTAGE: TO USA — $7.00 ~~~~~~ TO ALL OTHER DESTINATIONS via AIRMAIL (only) : $16.00 ~~~~~ WHEN POSSIBLE WE WILL COMBINE MULTIPLE PURCHASES INTO ONE SHIPMENT TO SAVE YOU MONEY ON POSTAGE
Price: $46.00
Item Id #001231    See Details...
UNITED KINGDOM CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2 Two Volumes
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: UNITED KINGDOM CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2 Two Volumes
Description: WORLD WAR 2 POSTAL CIVIL CENSORSHIP IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ** 2 VOLUMES ** 216 + 133 pages (8"x11"), 2011, SPIRAL BOUND IN ENGLISH * ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT LOOK AT THE SCANS TO READ DETAILS OF THE CONTENTS OF VOLUME 2 ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR ******************** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE ~~~ HANDLING & POSTAGE: VARIES DEPENDING ON DESTINATION
Price: $62.00
Item Id #001914    See Details...
FORGERIES OF THE EARLY ISSUES OF SOVIET RUSSIA
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: SOVIET RUSSIA EARLY ISSUES FORGERIES & IMITATIONS
Description: FORGERIES OF THE EARLY ISSUES OF SOVIET RUSSIA *** IN GERMAN, 28 pages (8" x 11"), with illustrations of the 1936 Edition ~~~ Due to their "primitive" design the early postage stamps of Soviet Russia became the target of forgers based in Western Europe and elsewhere. In fact, in the 1920s one of the clever forgers was arrested in Vienna and sentenced to serve time. *** Being cheap stamps these Soviet issues hardly attracted the attention of experts and the average collector was not suspicious and could not detect any difference at a glance. Thus a black market prospered for years and lots of forgeries made their way to collections all over the world. Nowadays with the great revival of interest for Russian stamps together with the keenness to collect and study forgeries have brought these early Soviet issues back in the limelight. ~~~ To this day this monograph published in 1936 in Vienna remains a valid reference for the detection of forgeries and imitations of Russia's early 1920s issues. *** Where possible the illustrations have been improved and the overall format has been increased about 15% making details more obvious to the naked eye. Of course the monograph was printed in 1936 and has the limits of its time, however this reprint is better than the original. *** 2011 Reprint of the 1936 Edition in German ~~~ EXPECT: Research that was compiled in 1936 ** EXPECT: Good production with printing quality based on an original that was produced 75 years ago ** DO NOT EXPECT 2011 photography, or state-of-the-art typographical and lay-out quality in a reprint of a 1936 monograph ** BEING THE EARLIEST DETAILED RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT MATTER THE VALUE OF THIS BOOKLET IS ESSENTIALLY ITS GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHIC RELEVANCE ~~~ LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $22.00
Item Id #001931    See Details...
FORGERIES TURKEY & THESSALY EARLY ISSUES by Billig * REPRINT
Country: TURKEY
Condition: FORGERIES TURKEY & THESSALY EARLY ISSUES by Billig * REPRINT
Description: IMPORTANT NOTICE In quite a few instances the clues' numbers placed on the sides of the illustrations were positioned by Billig in problematic spots or weakly struck. Additionally, photography limitations of some 75 years ago made some of the said numbers not always clearly legible. Scholars who have the 1937 edition can easily verify the accuracy of this statement. The publisher of this reprint has done his best to tackle the problem and has achieved some improvement here and there. [See the 3rd scan for exemplification] Despite the slight drawback inherent with the original edition, which nevertheless served three generations of philatelists well, this reprint is undoubtedly a valid tool for those who want to detect the forgeries of early stamps of Turkey and Thessaly. ********************************************************** Otto E. Stiedl and Fritz Billig TURKEI I FAELSCHUNGEN 1863-1898 Original Publisher: Billig, Vienna, 1937. Recent reprint in larger size, with some improvements to the illustrations In German; paperback, 95 illustrations showing blown-up characteristics of forgeries, 28 pages [8" x 11"] Useful guide to detect forgeries of most issues from 1863 to 1898 THIS RESEARCH IS STILL VERY USEFUL TO THE COLLECTOR WHO NEEDS TO WEED OUT THE FORGERIES * KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN IS NOT ESSENTIAL BECAUSE WITH AN INTERNET TRANSLATOR (ie BABEL FISH) YOU CAN TRANSLATE THE FEW ESSENTIAL TERMS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CLUES THAT DISTINGUISH GENUINE FROM FORGERY LIMITED EDITION EXPECT: Research that was compiled in 1937 EXPECT: Good production with printing quality based on an original that was produced 75 years ago DO NOT EXPECT 2011 photography, or state-of-the-art typographical and lay-out quality in a reprint of a 1937 monograph - if that is your expectation do not buy or criticize this reprint BEING THE EARLIEST DETAILED RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT MATTER, THE VALUE OF THIS BOOKLET IS ESSENTIALLY ITS GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHIC RELEVANCE LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $26.00
Item Id #001958    See Details...
CENSOR MARKS CENSORSHIP OF MAIL IN IRELAND
Condition: CENSOR MARKS CENSORSHIP OF MAIL IN IRELAND
Description: 2003 EDITION IN ENGLISH, spiral bound 125 pages (8" x 11"), ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT INCLUDES WORLD WAR I & II CENSORSHIP IN THE 1920s S P I LABEL INTERNMENT CAMPS 1939-46 IRA PRISONERS INTERNMENT 1957-1960 etc etc ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $62.00
Item Id #002054    See Details...
FRANCE BALLOON POST 1870 - 1871 BALLON MONTE AIR MAI
Country: FRANCE
Condition: FRANCE BALLOON POST 1870 - 1871 BALLON MONTE AIR MAI
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY *********** FRANCE BALLOON POST 1870 - 1871 BALLON MONTE rare book ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris, 1870-71 by Louis Chaintrier, translated from the French by George W. Angers, Prof. Everett Thompson, and Joseph L. Eisendrath, and edited by Ernst Cohn. This is a 163 page volume containing the series of articles which ran for many years in the Airpost Journal. Also included are many hitherto unpublished photographs, an account of the Pigeon Post of the same era by George Angers, and an updated French Balloon Post Section (excluding prices) from the Fifth Edition of the American Air Mail Catalogue. BRAND NEW!! Hardbound - very impressive!! -
Price: $60.00
Item Id #002516    See Details...
ROCKET MAIL FLIGHTS OF THE WORLD to1986 INDISPENSABLE HARDBOUND
Condition: ROCKET MAIL FLIGHTS OF THE WORLD to1986 INDISPENSABLE HARDBOUND
Description: LAST COPIES!!! ROCKET MAIL FLIGHTS OF THE WORLD to 1986 -- magnificent anthology A 191 page compilation of over 60 individual articles by the late Dr. Max Kronstein. This profusely illustrated book has a chronological format. All of Dr. Kronstein's widely-scattered Airpost Journal articles on the postal rocket and related events are included. The period before World War II is broken down into groups of articles on rocket developments in Europe, the USA, and other countries. Various experiments during WWII are in a single chapter, while the postwar period concentrates on further progress in the USA, Europe and Germany. A detailed table of contents facilitates the locating of articles on particular countries, individuals, experiments, or years Hardbound *** A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $59.00
Item Id #002517    See Details...
POLAND LEGIONS (FRANCE) IN ITALY 1797-1806 last copies in stock
Country: ITALY
Condition: POLAND LEGIONS (FRANCE) IN ITALY 1797-1806 last copies in stock
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY *** POLISH LEGIONS IN ITALY 1797-1806 by Luciano Previato, in Italian, French, English, 52 pp A4 format, with many illustrations VERY RARE NOW - in good condition, almost as new **** QUESTO pregevole e RARO Volume e' indispensabile ai collezionisti del settore e a tutti quelli che studiano il periodo NAPOLEONICO, tutti i bolli di franchigia sono illustrati - - solo 150 copie stampate - copia in buono stato quasi come nuova WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $60.00     Sale Price! $39.00
Item Id #002543    See Details...
POW IN ITALY WORLD WAR ONE Prigionieri in Italia
Country: ITALY
Condition: POW IN ITALY WORLD WAR ONE Prigionieri in Italia
Description: Prisoners of War Regulations: PRISONERS OF WAR ON ITALIAN TERRITORIES WORLD WAR I by Migliavacca, in English - illustrated throughout 12pp - PRIMA GUERRA MONDIALE: PRIGIONIERI DI GUERRA IN ITALIA E TERRITORI ITALIANI in Inglese ALMOST LIKE NEW LAST COPIES AVAILABLE
Price: $14.00
Item Id #002613    See Details...
CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2 DENMARK SCANDINAVIA
Condition: CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2 DENMARK SCANDINAVIA
Description: MAGNIFICENT "MUST HAVE" BOOK See Scans for details about book & book contents
Price: $39.00
Item Id #003234    See Details...
AUSTRIA THE FIRST ISSUE 1850-54 CAPELLARO COLLECTION
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: AUSTRIA THE FIRST ISSUE 1850-54 CAPELLARO COLLECTION
Description: AUSTRIA'S FIRST ISSUE 1850-4: THE CAPELLARO COLLECTION 206 plates with illustrations FULL COLOR— HARDBOUND DELUXE, LAVISH PRODUCTION in GERMAN The legendary Capellaro Collection A MUST HAVE BOOK
Price: $118.00
Item Id #003298    See Details...