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August 1650 LETTER FROM BERGAMO rare
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: August 1650 LETTER FROM BERGAMO rare
Description: Entire Letter with text, in fine condition from BERGAMO, August 1650 - rare early date
Price: $74.00
Item Id #005986    See Details...
 LOMBARDY VENETIA TIRANO 1848 Scalpellato
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: LOMBARDY VENETIA TIRANO 1848 Scalpellato
Description: 1 August 1848 Entire Letter - Lettera completa di testo from TIRANO to CLUSONE boxed [REGIA] PRETURA DI TIRANO - REGIA having been chipped off due to uprising and war events REGIA scalpellato - molto interessante Very Interesting Item Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $48.00
Item Id #006863    See Details...
 ITALY FRANCE MILAN TO FRENCH POSTMASTER IN ROME 1805
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: ITALY FRANCE MILAN TO FRENCH POSTMASTER IN ROME 1805
Description: 1805 Entire Letter from MILANO to Rome to GIUSEPPE ANTONIO MOLTEDO DIRETTORE DELLA POSTA DI FRANCIA (POSTMASTER OF THE FRENCH POST OFFICE IN ROME) most unusual, fascinating, not to say rare item signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $80.00
Item Id #007172    See Details...
VENICE FRANCE TROOPS 1797 POSTMASTER FRENCH ARMY
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: VENICE FRANCE TROOPS 1797 POSTMASTER FRENCH ARMY
Description: ORDER TO GIVE HORSES TO THE COURIER OF THE FRENCH ARMY * SIGNED BY POSTMASTER OF THE FRENCH ARMY IN THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE 11 APRIL 1797 (Very Early Date of the French Occupation) Text reads as follows: FROM THE HEAD OFFICE OF THE POSTS OF THE ARMY this 22nd day of Germinal 5th Year of the French Republic THE POSTMASTER OF CASTELFRANCO WILL SUPPLY UP TO VICENZA THE CITIZEN LAPIERRE COURIER WITH 2 HORSES UPON PRESENTATION OF THIS SHEET, AND WITH THE CUSTOMARY POSITIVE REPORT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ORDER HE WILL RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR THE SAID SERVICE ON THE SAID ROUTE; AS FOR THE TIP TO BE GIVEN TO THE POSTILIONS AND STABLE KEEPER IT WILL BE PAID BY THE SAID CITIZEN (LAPIERRE) signed..... TO THE POSTMASTER OF CASTELFRANCO ************* EXTREMELY RARE DOCUMENT signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $295.00
Item Id #007317    See Details...
Venice Republic BRESCIA Franca to VENICE 1784
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: Venice Republic BRESCIA Franca to VENICE 1784
Description: 19 August 1784 Entire Letter from BRESCIA to VENICE BRESCIA handstamp in combination with the (post paid) "Franco" handstamp CFC scarce combination (7 points rarity) signed by noted experts Dr. Vollmeier and Dr. Migliavacca - firmata dai noto esperti Dr. Vollmeier e Dr Migliavacca
Price: $119.00
Item Id #007542    See Details...
1689 LETTER FROM VENICE TO GANDINO BERGAMO rare early WITH TEXT
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: 1689 LETTER FROM VENICE TO GANDINO BERGAMO rare early WITH TEXT
Description: RARE ENTIRE LETTER OF THE 1600s 9 APRIL 1689 from VENICE TO GANDINO - BERGAMO - LETTERA COMPLETA DI TESTO - rara per il 1600 Signed by expert Dr Migliavacca (firmata da esperto storia postale)
Price: $75.00
Item Id #007543    See Details...
 PADOVA to VENICE 1805
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: PADOVA to VENICE 1805 "Da Padova" handwritten
Description: Entire Letter from PADOVA 1805 unusual HANDWRITTEN "Da Padova" lettera completa di testo per Venezia con insolito manoscritto DA PADOVA rara signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $49.00
Item Id #007544    See Details...
 ITALY ENGLAND 1738 LONDON TRENTO VENICE Flanders Cour
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: ITALY ENGLAND 1738 LONDON TRENTO VENICE Flanders Cour
Description: Very rare ENTIRE LETTER from LONDON 12 June 1738 to VENICE (docketed on arrival 7 July) handwritten F. TO (franca p. Trento) via TRIENT TRENTO some ink burn on the postmark does not detract from this exceedingly important letter there is no sign of postal rate paid except at top right corner of the address panel where there is an handwritten "1/" Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $190.00
Item Id #007545    See Details...
VENICE INSURRECTION 1849 INTENDENZA GENERALE
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: VENICE INSURRECTION 1849 INTENDENZA GENERALE
Description: 1849 WRAPPER - SOVRACOPERTA showing the are INTENDENZA GENERALE DELL'ARMATA VENETA - -- Gaggero Type 205
Price: $37.00
Item Id #007546    See Details...
REPUBLIC OF VENICE 1581 PADOVA TO VENICE scarce
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: REPUBLIC OF VENICE 1581 PADOVA TO VENICE scarce
Description: PADUAN COURIERS Padova 13 April 1581 to the Ambassador of the City of Padova in Venice most impresive and scarce item signed by noted expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $140.00
Item Id #007548    See Details...
 ITALY LOMBARDY CREMA I.R. SCALPELLATO
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: ITALY LOMBARDY CREMA I.R. SCALPELLATO
Description: 22 SEPTEMBER 1848 LETTERA COMPLETA DI TESTO * ENTIRE LETTER Wreathed Circle CHIPPED * SCALPELLATO I.R. REMOVED DURING THE 1848-9 UPRISING * I.R. SCALPELLATO PRETURA DI CREMA SCALPELLATO lettere I.R. rimosse poi aggiunte a penna IMPERIAL ROYAL (I.R.) chipped off and after the war "I" handwritten CREMA straight line date Very Interesting Item of the RARE UPRISING ERA Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $46.00
Item Id #008031    See Details...
 ITALY LOMBARDY UNDER AUSTRIAN RULE 1710 TO SALE
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: ITALY LOMBARDY UNDER AUSTRIAN RULE 1710 TO SALE
Description: 2 APRIL 1710 Entire letter Lettera completa di Testo From Milan to Sale, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia Surviving mail from the early 1700s is quite rare Certificate by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca - Certificato Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $85.00
Item Id #008032    See Details...
ITALY FRANCE 1680 VENICE TO LILLE FLANDERS COURIER rare FLANDERS COURIER MAIL
Condition: ITALY FRANCE 1680 VENICE TO LILLE FLANDERS COURIER rare FLANDERS COURIER MAIL
Description: FLANDERS COURIER VENICE to LILLE by way of the FLANDERS COURIER Entire Letter 8 October 1680 Postage Paid "3" Patar Docketed 28 October on arrival most impressive and scarce item signed by noted expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $160.00
Item Id #008034    See Details...
LOMBARDY VENETIA AUSTRIA ITALY 1848 POSTS DECREE rare
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: LOMBARDY VENETIA AUSTRIA ITALY 1848 POSTS DECREE rare
Description: 1848: RARE BILINGUAL DECREE ABOUT THE POSTAL SERVICE DURING THE FIRST WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1848 RARO MANIFESTO BILINGUE del 3 Ottobre concernente i costi dei noleggi dei legni alle truppe - molto interessante documento postale del periodo della Prima Guerra d'Indipendenza
Price: $29.00
Item Id #008035    See Details...
LOMBARDY AUSTRIA 1853 CORTEOLONA S. ANGELO rare
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: LOMBARDY AUSTRIA 1853 CORTEOLONA S. ANGELO rare
Description: Entire Letter from SANT'ANGELO TO CORTEOLONA - CASALPUSTERLENGO straight line transit mark on back flaps
Price: $16.00
Item Id #008036    See Details...
LOMBARDY VENETIA BERGAMO 1856 COMANDO DI PIAZZA
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: LOMBARDY VENETIA BERGAMO 1856 COMANDO DI PIAZZA
Description: HANDWRITTEN IMPERIAL REGIO COMANDO MILITARE DI PIAZZA BERGAMO cds Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $15.00
Item Id #008037    See Details...
LOMBARDY VENETIA NEWSPAPER 1841 BRESCIA I.R. SPED
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: LOMBARDY VENETIA NEWSPAPER 1841 BRESCIA I.R. SPED
Description: GAZZETTA PROVINCIALE DI BRESCIA 26 DECEMBER 1841 complete edition, no pages missing Edizione completa Double Circle: I.R. SPEDIZIONE DELLE GAZZETTE DI BRESCIA Not listed in Vollmeier VERY RARE even during Philatelic Era 1850-1859 (11 points rarity) EXHIBITION QUALITY * SUPERB Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $330.00
Item Id #008038    See Details...
MILAN TO NOVELLARA VIA REGGIO (Modena)
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: MILAN TO NOVELLARA VIA REGGIO (Modena)
Description: 19 January 1805 - Entire Letter from Milan to NOVELLARA curved MILANO oval REGGIO in transit postage paid "3" Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $25.00
Item Id #008042    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 MILAN HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS CASA DI CORREZIONE
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY MILAN HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS CASA DI CORREZIONE
Description: Entire Letter - Lettera completa di testo 1829 from the Manager of the CASA DI CORREZIONE DI MILANO to MELEGNANO nice en-tete of the text page signed Migliavacca
Price: $19.00
Item Id #009174    See Details...
ITALY AUSTRIA LOMBARDIA GOVERNO PROVVISORIO 1848 rare
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: ITALY AUSTRIA LOMBARDIA GOVERNO PROVVISORIO 1848 rare
Description: RARE DOCUMENT OF POSTAL HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN RISORGIMENTO -- PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF LOMBARDY just three days after the plebiscite approving the annexation of Lombardy to Piedmont (Savoy & Kingdom of Sardinia) 11 June 1848 from Milan GUARDIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA MARIA SEGRETA seal on back flap of entire letter - Lettera con bollo al retro GUARDIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA MARIA SEGRETA - testo d'enorme interesse storico - of the greatest postal history relevance and rarity
Price: $70.00
Item Id #009179    See Details...
ITALY 1726 GRIDA MILANO CONTRO DISERTORI Principe Daun
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: ITALY 1726 GRIDA MILANO CONTRO DISERTORI Principe Daun
Description: 36 cm x 50 cm high - OFFICIAL DECREE REGARDING DESRTERS DURING THE SUCCESSION WARS GRIDA emessa dal Principe di Tiano Conte di Daun a Milano il 29 Marzo 1726 - comandante governatore della Lombardia Austriaca Riguarda i ripetuti episodi di diserzione rifacendosi e trascrivendo gride precedenti del Colloredo Documento di importanza storica notevole Piccoli difetti tipici di questi documenti non detraggono per nulla sulla grande rarita' e pregio della Grida
Price: $69.00
Item Id #009190    See Details...
GIORNALE ITALIANO * 1806 MILAN NEWSPAPER Paris News
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: GIORNALE ITALIANO * 1806 MILAN NEWSPAPER Paris News
Description: Complete 4 Page (23 cm x 35 cm) Newspaper GIORNALE ITALIANO stamped with local boxed handstamp MEZZO SOLDO CHOCKFUL OF NEWS including (see scan) report about the handing over of over 50 enemy's flags captured at the AUSTERLITZ BATTLE in a ceremony at NOTRE DAME, Paris (see scan) - also lengthy article about BOTANY SUPERB & RARE
Price: $79.00
Item Id #009470    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...
1842 OCCHIOBELLO TO FERRARA WRAPPER form I R PRETURA
Country: LOMBARDY VENETIA
Condition: 1842 OCCHIOBELLO TO FERRARA WRAPPER form I R PRETURA
Description: FANCY FREE FRANK mark I. R. PRETURA / DI / OCCHIOBELLO -- SOVRACOPERTA senza testo - WRAPPER no text
Price: $10.00
Item Id #010512    See Details...