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ERITREA Ethiopia ITALIAN COLONY 1883-1903 by Bianchi
Country: ERITREA
Condition: ERITREA Ethiopia ITALIAN COLONY 1883-1903 by Bianchi
Description: COLONIA ERITREA 20 YEARS OF POSTAL HISTORY 1883-1903 BY PAOLO BIANCHI, 1976 In Italian 150 pages, paperback, 6" x 9" illustrated throughout, including Color Plates DEALS EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE ITALIAN COLONY ERITREA Chapters include: ASSAB & MASSAWA THE STAMPS USED IN THE COLONY POSTAL STATIONERY POST OFFICES MILITARY MAIL, FPOs ETC RED CROSS MAIL POW MAIL SEA MAIL VALUATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY THIS BOOK COMES WITH A VERY USEFUL BONUS THE AUCTION CATALOGUE OF THE BIANCHI COLLECTION OF ERITREA (1989) with prices realised: 584 lots, most of them illustrated, including many color plates - this bonus alone would justify the purchase VERY USEFUL BOOK, indispensible reference
Price: $65.00
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ITALY: UMBRIA SABINA ROMAN STATES Postmarks to 1890s
Condition: ITALY: UMBRIA SABINA ROMAN STATES Postmarks to 1890s
Description: THE UMBRIA & SABINA REGION POSTMARKS FROM PRE-ADHESIVES FROM THE 1500s TO 1890s I BOLLI DELL'UMBRIA E DELLA SABINA By Mario Gallenga (1973) This is the elusive PART 6 of the Gallenga series on Papal States postmarks, which is missing in most sets of this series. In Italian, 168 pp, illustrated throughout, with evaluations. It includes introductions on the early posts, use of regular and accessory postmarks, as well as much useful information and research - DISINFECTED MAIL AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES MARKS AND STAMPERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED AND given a market value - THIS BOOK AFTER 35 YEARS REMAINS THE STANDARD REFERENCE FOR THE POSTMARKS OF THE UMBRIA, SABINA, PERUGIA, FOLIGNO, ORVIETO, RIETI, TERNI REGION POSTMARKS A most useful book with lots of information; easy to use even for those who know little or no Italian. Long out of print --- CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE FOR OTHER VOLUMES IN THIS SERIES --- RARE
Price: $61.00
Item Id #003412    See Details...
ITALY SWITZERLAND POSTAL HISTORY rates & conventions
Condition: ITALY SWITZERLAND POSTAL HISTORY rates & conventions
Description: This is a magnificent 200 page, lavish color illustrations book that is indispensible to serious postal historians by Professor Vito Salierno -- In Italian but quite simple to translate with Babel and similar internet translation sites The Postal relations during the 1800s between Italy and Switzerland: postal agreements & conventions; postal rates; and richly annotated inventory of all known covers during the philatelic era with emphasis on the pre UPU era 1850 1875 The Situation in the first half of the 1800s: liaisons with Sardinia, Lombardy-Venetia, Tuscany, Papal States; Modena & Parma; and the Two Sicilies FROM 1850 TO THE UNITED ITALY: liaisons with Sardinia, Lombardy-Venetia, Tuscany, Papal States; Modena & Parma; and the Two Sicilies THE KINGDOM OF ITALY up to the 1870s THE MAIL VIA SWITZERLAND DURING THE 1859 & 1866 INDEPENDENCE WARS SWISS POSTAL AGENCIES IN ITALY HUGE INVENTORY OF KNOWN LETTERS FANTASTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY compiled by the most distinguished Italian bibliographer of Italian Postal History
Price: $63.00
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CENSORED CIVIL MAIL ITALY & COLONIES WORLD WAR I
Country: ITALY
Condition: CENSORED CIVIL MAIL ITALY & COLONIES WORLD WAR I
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY By Alan Becker In English LARGE FORMAT, SPIRAL BOUND 158 pages with colour illustrations INCLUDES: ITALY PROPER ALBANIA FIUME AEGEAN ISLANDS CAMPIONE CONSTANTINOPLE CORFU ERITREA LIBYA SMYRNA TRENTO & TRIESTE ZARA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Price: $88.00
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ITALY LAKE MAIL MONOGRAPH BY LINDSEY IN ENGLISH
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY LAKE MAIL MONOGRAPH BY LINDSEY IN ENGLISH
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY *** 104 A4 PAGES, IN ENGLISH, SPIRAL BOUND *** ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT WITH INDICATION OF RARITY & VALUE FOR EACH POSTMARK ** ALL MAJOR ITALIAN LAKES INCLUDED: LAKE MAGGIORE ~ LAKE COMO ~ LAKE GARDA ~ LAKE ISEO ~ PLUS BIBLIOGRAPHY ****** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $59.00
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ITALY EARLY AVIATION AIR MAIL POSTER STAMPS & PRICES
Country: AIR MAIL
Condition: ITALY AVIATION POSTER STAMPS *** NEW EDITION 2016 WITH UPDATED PRICES
Description: ERINNOFILI TEMA AEREO ITALIA DAL 1909 al 1933 (*** PREZZI AGGIORNATI AL 2016) -- ITALY: AIRPLANES & EARLY AVIATION POSTER STAMPS from 1909 to 1933 (with up to date prices) -- Reprint of the 1934 work written by the Gustave Bertrand -- 40 pages, 5" x 8", in French, illustrated throughout -- CONTENT: 1928 - NOBILE'S FLIGHT TO THE NORTH POLE* DIRIGIBLE "ITALIA" -- 1929 CRUISE OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN -- 1930 * FLIGHT ROME * BRAZIL -- 1933 * MASS FLIGHT ROME-CHICAGO * BALBO'S CROCIERA DEL DECENNALE -- BUSTO ARSIZIO'S AVIATION SCHOOL -- 1919 RAID PADOVA-VIENNA-PRAGUE -- AERIAL DEFENSE OF BRINDISI -- 1910 * GEO CHAVEZ FLIGHT OVER THE ALPS -- 1919 * COMMEMORATING THE DEATH OF FRANCESCO BARACCA -- 1928 * 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY -- 1933 * 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE AVIATION -- 1909 - 1932 CHECKLISTS OF POSTER STAMPS ISSUED FOR AIR SHOWS AND NEW AIR ROUTES (ie 1917 Raid Torino-London; Aero Club) -- 1929-31: AERO CLUB OF ITALY -- ADRIA: 1912 AIRPLANES DAY -- 1910 BOLOGNA: EXPERIMENTAL AIR SHOWS -- 1909: BRESCIA - FIRST AIR COMPETITION -- FLORENCE 1911: AIR SHOW -- GROSSETO * PRO FLOTTA AEREA -- LIVORNO 1925 -- MILAN 1910 AIR SHOW -- NAPLES 1918 * ZEPPELIN BOMBING -- NOVARA 1926 -- PALERMO 1917 -- PARMA 1913 * VERDI'S AIR SHOW -- REGGIO EMILIA 1912 -- RIMINI 1911 -- ROME 1930 -- LA SPEZIA 1911 -- STRESA 1913 -- TORINO 1911 * 1917 -- VERCELLI 1913 -- VERONA 1910 -- VIAREGGIO 1931 -- and more, and more -- Seminal work with good information. -- IMPORTANT BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE
Price: $28.00     Sale Price! $26.00
Item Id #003769    See Details...
ITALY AIRMAIL POSTA AEREA D’ITALIA INCL. ZEPPELIN
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY AIRMAIL POSTA AEREA D’ITALIA INCL. ZEPPELIN
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY *************** LA POSTA AEREA D’ITALIA ITALIAN AIRMAIL *** by Piero Consonni, reprint of the 1954 edition with added colour illustrations. In Italian, 48 pages, large format (21 cm x 27 cm). With rarity scale and evaluations. Compendium - Check list: concise history of the subject matter; chronology, listings and evaluations of all the flights from pioneer days of 1911 to the early 1950s. Rescue and damaged mail from crash and accident flights. Newspapers sent via air mail. ZEPPELIN flown covers 1932 to 1935 with chronology, listings and evaluations. BALLOONS from 1784 to 1907. Postcards related to pioneer flights, aerial shows etc with listings, chronology and evaluations. Early but still valid and useful work that keeps the subject matter simple and easy to understand even for those who have little knowledge of the Italian language. This book is recommended both to the novice and the specialist. The flights include domestic ones and those to TO and FROM ITALIAN COLONIES and a variety of countries in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 48 pagine, in Italiano con qualche illustrazione a colori. Lavoro ancora valido e utile in ristampa molto curata e di formato piu’ grande dell’originale ( 21 x 27 cm). Include cronologie e valutazioni di tutti i voli dal 1911 ai primi anni ‘50. Comprende anche una buona catalogazione delle cartoline d’epoca sul tema aviazione, spettacoli aviatori ecc; vi e’ pure un elenco dei voli pionieristici per aerostato e anche i voli Zeppelin. Consigliato sia ai neofiti che agli specialisti in quanto il Consonni seppe mantenere il tutto molto semplice e accurato. I voli, oltre a quelli interni, comprendono collegamenti con vari paesi europei, l’Africa e i voli transatlantici da e per le Americhe.
Price: $55.00
Item Id #003771    See Details...
FORGERIES LEVANT: Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: FORGERIES LEVANT: Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy
Description: LEVANT FORGERIES: GERMAN, AUSTRIAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, POLISH, ROMANIAN, and RUSSIAN LEVANT, plus MALTA & IONIAN ISLANDS *** Étude sur les Faux Timbres du LEVANT, MALTE & ILES IONIENNES *** 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, and forged overprints. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. 16 pages with black & white illustrations. A FEW ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. LIMITED EDITION.
Price: $22.00
Item Id #003877    See Details...
ITALY PACCHI IN CONCESSIONE BY CERONI 20 pages - COURIER MAIL PARCEL STAMPS
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY PACCHI IN CONCESSIONE BY CERONI 20 pages - COURIER MAIL PARCEL STAMPS
Description: IN ITALIAN, 1979 20 pages illustrated throughout Used but overall fine - minor signs of shelf life mentioned for the perfectionist (this is a used book) A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $20.00
Item Id #004164    See Details...
ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY
Description: ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY STAMPS: ENGRAVER & PRINTER Francesco Matraire Incisore e Litografo By Carlo S. Cerutti Matraire designed and printed many of the early issues of the Kindom of Sardinia which later were used in the newly unified Kingdom of Italy; he also created some early litho stamps of Italy - 94pp A4 profusely illustrated and printed on high quality paper, written by the best specialist on the subject - although written in Italian this splendid publication can be used by the wise specialist who will extract a lot of very useful information - a most interesting and easy to understand primary source of information - highly recommended to the specialist - book's weight is 16 oz THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $40.00
Item Id #004174    See Details...
 ITALY * VENICE MAIL & WRITING PLACES by Rigo 364 page
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: ITALY * VENICE MAIL & WRITING PLACES by Rigo 364 page
Description: FRANCO RIGO VENICE: THE PLACES WHERE MAIL WAS WRITTEN AND HANDLED FROM 1100s TO 1700s NOTARIES MAIL THE DUCAL CHANCELLERY AND ITS MAIL THE MILANESE LINK MAIL FROM VENICE TO ROME THE POST OFFICES OF VENICE BEFORE THE 1700s Magnificent book - a must have 364 pages illustrated in color throughout * HARDBOUND LIMITED EDITION - IN ITALIAN & ENGLISH USED with negligible postal transit scuffs, mentioned for accuracy, otherwise very FINE
Price: $115.00
Item Id #004183    See Details...
AUSTRIA LOMBARDY VENETIA POSTS & TELEGRAPHS Melillo
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: AUSTRIA LOMBARDY VENETIA POSTS & TELEGRAPHS Melillo
Description: ENRICO MELILLO POSTE E TELEGRAFI NEL REGNO LOMBARDO VENETO 1800-1860 1970s Reprint due to some problematic originals 2 or 3 pages of the reprint are not the best but quite readable (no returns for this reason) IN ITALIAN 20 pages with some illustrations USED WITH MINOR AGEING
Price: $24.00
Item Id #004184    See Details...
SARDINIA ITALY REGNO SARDEGNA POSTS & TELEGRAPHS Melillo
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: SARDINIA ITALY REGNO SARDEGNA POSTS & TELEGRAPHS Melillo
Description: ENRICO MELILLO POSTE E TELEGRAFI NEL REGNO DI SARDEGNA 1800-1860 1970s Reprint - due to some problematic originals 2 or 3 pages of the reprint are not the best but quite readable (no returns for this reason) IN ITALIAN 32 pages with some illustrations USED WITH MINOR AGEING
Price: $23.00
Item Id #004185    See Details...
 ITALY VIAGGI IN POSTA TRAVELLING BY POST Migliavacca
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY VIAGGI IN POSTA TRAVELLING BY POST Migliavacca
Description: I VIAGGI IN POSTA Turismo e mezzi di comunicazione: dalla sella di posta alle diligenze di Giorgio Migliavacca 44 pagine, 21 x 28 cm, con molte illustrazioni e carte postali. Ristampa della prima edizione del 1982 ampliata con nuova appendice tratta dalla NUOVISSIMA GUIDA PER I VIAGGIATORI IN ITALIA pubblicata da Artaria a Milano nel 1834. Questo utilissimo saggio sulla posta cavalli e sui viaggi in posta dal 1500 al 1800 comprende un lessico dei mezzi per i viaggi in posta, numerose illustrazioni, compresi decreti ed editti dell’epoca. L’appendice riporta i regolamenti per il servizio delle poste cavalli nel Lombardo-Veneto, e nei vari regni e ducati italiani, inoltre una interessante tabella delle partenze ed arrivi delle corrispondenze nell’Ufficio generale delle Poste Pontificie in Roma. L’appendice si conclude con notizie sui battelli a vapore nel Mediterraneo, Adriatico, Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como, Lago di Garda. TIRATURA LIMITATA. TRAVELLING BY POST Tourism and postal communications: from the post saddle to the Mail Coach by Giorgio Migliavacca 44 pages, 21 x 28 cm., with many illustrations and postal maps Reprint of the 1982 edition with an added Appendix from the Artaria’s Travellers Guide of 1834. This very useful book on the horse post from 1500s to 1800s includes a glossary of the various types of coaches, diligences, etc. The illustrations include quite a few interesting decrees regarding travelling by post. The Appendix supplies long forgotten information about Horse Posts in Italy in 1834 plus the arrival and departure of mails in Rome as well as useful contemporary information on mailboats and steamers serving the Mediterranean and Adriatic routes, as well as those serving the Garda, Como, and Maggiore Lakes in Northern Italy. LIMITED EDITION.
Price: $38.00
Item Id #004229    See Details...
SAN MARINO METER MARKS 2003 Edition 104 pages
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: SAN MARINO METER MARKS 2003 Edition 104 pages
Description: METER MARKS OF SAN MARINO: COMPENDIUM & CATALOGUE 2003 edition -- written by Barberis, Caprinali & Consolini, in Italian - 104 pages ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT * EXTREMELY USEFUL TO THE THEMATIC COLLECTOR
Price: $29.00
Item Id #004234    See Details...
 ITALY SARDINIA BOLLI CORSIVI REGNO SARDO by Omodeo
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY SARDINIA BOLLI CORSIVI REGNO SARDO by Omodeo
Description: ITALY SARDINIA BOLLI CORSIVI REGNO SARDO by Omodeo Seminal work on the rural post offices postmarks of the Kingdom of sardinia offices in Piedmont, Savoy, Nice, Liguria and Genoese Riviera - in Italian, 20 pp with illustrations, published in the early 1970s and long out of print
Price: $19.00
Item Id #004289    See Details...
PAPAL STATES ROME POSTMARKS 1550-1870 by Gallenga
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: PAPAL STATES ROME POSTMARKS 1550-1870 by Gallenga
Description: ************ LAST COPY **************** THE POSTMARKS OF ROME FROM PRE-ADHESIVES TO 1870 I BOLLI DI ROMA By Mario Gallenga (1979) This is the elusive PART V of the Gallenga series on Papal States postmarks, which is missing in most sets of this series. In Italian, 152 pp, illustrated throughout, with evaluations. It includes introductions on the early posts, the postal contractors era 1551-1809, the first Roman Republic (1798-9), the Restoration (1799-1809); the Foreign Post Offices in Rome; the Neapolitan, French, Spanish, Venetian, Tuscan, and Milanese POs in Rome and their postmarks; the Murat interim (January May 1814); the French Military Post in the Papal States (1798-1814), the War Commissioners stamps; the Papal States postmarks of Rome 1814-1851 and then the philatelic era up to 1870. It also includes RAILWAY postmarks, SEA MAIL postmarks; accessory marks; the postmarks of the FRENCH EXPEDITIONARY CORPS in Rome; disinfected mail and health ministry & department stamps; and FORWARDERS mail. A most useful book with lots of information; easy to use even for those who know little or no Italian. Long out of print and RARE
Price: $120.00
Item Id #005578    See Details...
MODENA Emilio Diena STAMPS OF DUCHY OF MODENA
Country: MODENA
Condition: MODENA Emilio Diena STAMPS OF DUCHY OF MODENA
Description: EMILIO DIENA I FRANCOBOLLI DEL DUCATO DI MODENA E DELLE PROVINCIE MODENESI In Italian, 2002 reprint of the 1894 edition 240 pages, perfect bound, 7 plates with illustrations THE STANDARD REFERENCE BOOK ON THE STAMPS OF MODENA A MUST HAVE BOOK
Price: $63.00
Item Id #006212    See Details...
SARDINIA FIRST ISSUE 1851 * by LUCINI -- RARE
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: SARDINIA FIRST ISSUE 1851 * by LUCINI -- RARE
Description: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA FIRST ISSUE 1851 by F. Lucini In Italian, 76 pages, illustrated throughout including many color illustrations. This is a very impressive work with excellent documentation and research. It also gives a step by step information about the execution of lithographic stones. All the decrees relating to this issue are reproduced from originals. The book provides information about the engraver/printer and his machinery; plus information about large multiples and gutter pairs. It must be pointed out that Lucini is one of the pioneers of modern printing in Italy and his remarkable ability to transmit to the reader very intricate technical details in plain language is a major plus.
Price: $59.00
Item Id #006864    See Details...
ITALY 1848 1861 FIELD POST OFFICES Posta Militare
Condition: ITALY 1848 1861 FIELD POST OFFICES Posta Militare
Description: POSTMARKS & POSTAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FIELD POST OFFICES OF THE KINGDOM OF SARDINIA AND VOLUNTEERS 1848-1861 FPOs OF THE INDEPENDENCE WARS OF ITALY BY POZZOLINI GOBBI in Italian, paperback, 1973, 220 pp, many illustrations Used, some storage scuffs and minor "age" problems - otherwise the book is fine
Price: $45.00
Item Id #007209    See Details...
POSTAL HISTORY OF PAVIA Poste Hosti Peste RARE
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: POSTAL HISTORY OF PAVIA Poste Hosti Peste RARE
Description: POSTAL HISTORY OF PAVIA (and Lombardy for that matter) from 100 BC to 1790 AD there is also an important section devoted to plague, epidemics and DISINFECTION OF MAIL In Italian, 168 pages, illustrated throughout * useful index Good reference for the serious scholar Used with some shelf and time wear, otherwise fine and very presentable copy
Price: $79.00
Item Id #008887    See Details...
 ITALY FRANCE OCCUPATION APENNIN DEPT CHIAVARI SARZANA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY FRANCE OCCUPATION APENNIN DEPT CHIAVARI SARZANA
Description: POSTAL HISTORY OF THE DEPARTEMENT DES APENNINS 1805-184 By Raffaele Ciccarelli in Italian, paperback, 2005, 138 pp, many illustrations POSTAL LAWS POSTAL ORGANIZATION POST OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT POSTMARKS POSTAL RATES COURIERS ESTAFETTES FOOT COURIERS END OF THE FRENCH OCCUPATION
Price: $33.00
Item Id #009630    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...
LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Country: ITALIAN EAST AFRICA
Condition: LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Description: Typology of the various postmarks * Censor Marks * Accessorial & Instructional markings used by most FPOs * Air Mail delivery and routes * Checklist of the FPOs and Units they served * Use of postage free forces postal stationery and its discontinuation * FPOs opening dates and closing dates * Italian East Africa Civilian Post Offices as of 1 January 1938 * FPOs Basic Check List and Evaluations * Italian East Africa—A Chronology, 1888-1952. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. 36 pages - 28 centimeters high - many illustrations - highly recommended - limited edition reprint of 75 copies, many already sold to subscribers - ************ PREFAZIONE ALLA RISTAMPA Questo progetto editoriale si propone di offrire al collezionista di poste militari l’occasione per rivisitare una serie di articoli di Virgilio Lunardon sulla campagna nell’Africa Orientale del 1936- 1937 pubblicati dalla gloriosa Rivista Filatelica d’Italia mentre la campagna era in corso. Senza alcun dubbio gli articoli hanno tutti i pregi dell’attualità storico postale dell’epoca e, rileggendoli, ci si rende subito conto che dopo 70 anni le notizie tecniche contenute sono ancora valide e restano un punto di riferimento di grande rilievo. Inoltre, ho ritenuto opportuno pubblicare un elenco di tutti gli annulli noti utilizzando i dati pubblicati nella pregevolissima antologia sulle poste militari in Africa stilata dai membri dell’Associazione Italiana Collezionisti Posta Militare, aggiungendovi le quotazioni aggiornate usando come base le aste AICPM, i listini di vendita di commercianti e vari cataloghi d’asta. Al fine di rendere fruibile il volume anche per i lettori che non parlano l’italiano, è stata inserita la cronologia dell’AOI dal 1888 and 1952 oltre che note, appunti e didascalie in inglese, intercalate nei punti opportuni. Nel riproporre gli scritti di Lunardon spero di aver fatto cosa gradita ai collezionisti e mi auguro che questa pubblicazione possa contribuire ad un maggiore sviluppo del settore. Giorgio Migliavacca ***************** PREFACE TO THE 2007 REPRINT This reprint gives the opportunity to the increasing number of military mail collectors to re-visit a very interesting series of articles on the 1936-7 campaign in East Africa written by Virgilio Lunardon, and published by the renowned Rivista Filatelica d’Italia while the campaign was still in progress. In fact, Lunardon’s articles have all the qualities of eyewitness news reports of postal history in the making. The reader will also realise that although 70 years have elapsed since their publication, these articles hold their ground and remain required reading for both the novice and the specialist. A checklist of all known FPO postmarks has been added; it is largely based on the research presented in the splendid volume on Italian FPOs in Africa published by AICPM (the Italian Society of Military Mail Collectors) about 30 years ago. Additionally, the checklist gives the market value for each postmark based on recent AICPM auctions, public auctions, and dealers price lists. Captions and annotations in English have been inserted where appropriate to disseminate the information on an international scale. Similarly a chronology of Italian East Africa covering the events, both historical and philatelic, between 1888 and 1952, has been added. I sincerely hope that the publication of this reprint will increase the number of collectors of this most interesting chapter of Italian and East African postal history. --- Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $39.00
Item Id #010271    See Details...
EAST AFRICA ITALY POW INTERNEES 1940-1947 New Edition
Country: KENYA
Condition: EAST AFRICA ITALY POW INTERNEES 1940-1947 BY WEISBECKER ** NEW EDITION
Description: EAST AFRICA ITALY POW INTERNEES 1940-1947 BY WEISBECKER ** NEW EDITION WALTER G. WEISBECKER *** CAMP MAIL OF ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR AND CIVILIAN INTERNEES IN EAST AFRICA 1940-1947 *** NEW LIMITED EDITION over 130 illustrations in black & white, spiral bound. 166 pages 8 x 11 - Filled with very useful information complemented by a good 6-page INDEX. Plus a NEW 26-page ADDENDA & UPDATE to the 1981 edition of which only 100 copies had been printed. This research covers POW, Internee and Evacuee Camps in ETHIOPIA, SOMALIA, KENYA, SUDAN, TANGANYIKA, ERITREA, UGANDA, RHODESIA, BRITISH SOMALILAND. The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible and this reprint is printed on high quality, extra white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. ****** FROM THE Foreword to the New Millennium Edition A native of Seattle, Walter G. Weisbecker was a highly respected senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome. He made Italy his home after meeting his future wife Antonietta. Walter was also a recognised authority on the Italian presence in East Africa, particularly Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, with many of his articles being published by leading stamp and postal history magazines in Europe and in the United States. He contacted me in 1980, shortly after the publication of my book on the Italian Prisoners of War in Africa during World War II. Walter told me frankly that he could write a much more exhaustive work on the subject and I did not miss the opportunity to tell him that if ever he needed a publisher I was more than willing to be both his publisher and editor. From this initial conversation that could so easily have generated negative vibes, in fact a very constructive friendship was born. The book that you are holding in your hands was published in less than six months, in mid-1981, and before that year ended Walter had been showered with silver medals at international exhibitions such as Tokyo 81 and WIPA 81. These accolades were buttressed by a series of very favourable reviews and Walter told me that he felt a great sense of achievement. He won silver medals the following year at the First World Philatelic Literature Exhibition in Milan and in Chicago. Walter exhibited his collection at a stamp exhibition in my hometown, Pavia, and won a gold medal. Stuart Rossiter described his collection as one of the top three and probably the best of the three . The best compliment Walter paid to me was his seeking my input on quite a few articles he was writing for Italian and English magazines. His book starts by reproducing some of the relevant articles from the 1929 International (Geneva) Convention on the Treatment of P.O.W.s, followed by a an informative account of the background of the campaign. Chapter I starts with the first East African civilian internment camps in Southern Rhodesia, Kenya and elsewhere in September 1939. It continues with the Italian declaration of War on 10 June 1940 and the enlargement of the camps to take Italians as well as Germans. The Italian invasion of Sudan, British Somaliland and Kenya prompted the British to retaliate early in 1941 and by October camps were needed for 65,000 Italian P.O.W.s. Eventually there were some 200,000 P.O.W.s to accommodate and camps were sited in Sudan, British Somaliland, Italian East Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika, Nyasaland, Northern and Southern Rhodesia. The early civilian internment camps at Salisbury and Hartley are dealt with in Chapter II and are followed by the P.O.W./civilian internment camps 1941-1942, the definitive camps, the evacuee and refugee camps from 1942. Postal stationery, much of it captured from the Italians and overprinted and adapted by the British, fills Chapter VI, and is followed by the handstamps, censor markings and labels divided under the East African and the Middle East Commands. There are over ninety covers illustrated and they help to bring this book to life. On the whole, Weisbecker makes this complex subject appear uncomplicated, largely through his skill in organising and presenting the fruits of his research. A six-page index is primarily keyed to camp names and locations. In reviewing Weisbecker s book for The London Philatelist, Stuart Rossiter wrote that it is perhaps ironic that the first comprehensive book in English on this subject should be from an American pen and that it should be published by the author of a briefer work on the same subject as recently as last year. However it is a good combination. Robson Lowe wrote a very positive review for The Philatelist and described the book as a model of the humanity of postal history . Robbie noted that he rarely picked up a volume which contained more interesting information in the text of a time when he was alive. After moving to the other side of the Atlantic, in 1983, I looked forward to continuing my correspondence with Walter, but then, most unexpectedly Antonietta wrote to me with the most sad news of Walter s death. I felt I had lost a true friend. The 1981 edition of Weisbecker s work was out of print in a matter of months, and in later years many collectors contacted me with the hope of obtaining copies. However, only now the opportunity has presented itself to produce a new limited edition. In most instances the illustrations have been improved upon, and borrowing from my personal collection some new and significant illustrations and updates have been added. This 26-page addenda gives more than a glimpse at what a learning experience collecting postal history is. The publication of this new edition is a tribute to a major postal historian whose work is still very much valid and cannot be ignored by the new generation of scholars. I have continued to collect Prisoners Of War postal history material and I have managed to add considerably to my research files. Therefore, I would like to invite collectors to contact me with any supplementary information that can shed new light. In fact, I am planning to publish a new edition in Italian and English of my book that was mentioned earlier. GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA
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