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1806 Entire Letter to CERVO
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: 1806 Entire Letter to CERVO "87 GENES" napoleonic handstamp
Price: $14.00
Item Id #010800    See Details...
THE PORT OF LIVORNO  Maritime Postal History by Alan BECKER
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: THE PORT OF LIVORNO Maritime Postal History by Alan BECKER
Description: Alan Becker, The Port of Livorno - A Survey of its Maritime Postal History -- 17th to the 20th Centuries. in English, 74 pages (A4) spiral bound, color illustrations throughout. *************** This book brings together into one volume the current knowledge of the postal history of the port of Livorno. Although touched on in several other more general works, the last book covering this specific subject was published some 50 years ago. The Author is a long-time specialist of Livorno’s maritime mail postal history with related extensive collections on the various aspects. In 1676 Livorno was officially declared a free port, thus consolidating a pre-existing situation that dated back to the 1500s. During the ensuing decades many foreigners settled in Livorno forming sizable communities of French, Jewish, Dutch, Greek, Armenian and Levantine expatriates. In due course Livorno became the most important seaport of the Mediterranean, especially for importation of salted fish, cereals and grains. The Author begins with the 1600s mail of the Medici era which illustrates the great postal interaction the port had with import-export traders all over the Mediterranean and throughout Italy and Northern Europe. The end of the Medici dynasty and the inception of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty characterized the 1700s; these were the years that saw the post office revenue increase substantially. By the end of the 1700s, although the port’s traffic is said to have slowed down, Livorno was attracting an average 5,000 ships of all kinds and descriptions each year. Contemporaries described it as a chronically crowded port. The British had warehouses and their presence was rather important since Livorno imported spices, fabrics and manufactured goods from Britain; at the same time it exported to Britain silk, wine, olive oil, olives, cumin, straw hats, cheese, capers, camel and goat’s hair etc. The Napoleonic period brought the first maritime postmark “COLONIES PAR/LIVOURNE” and a better organized postal service. The Lorraine Grand Duke was restored in 1814; from a postal history viewpoint the 1820s, 30s and 40s, saw greater maritime traffic and with it more mail and more maritime mail postmarks. In 1843, provenance, instructional, routing and accessory hand-stamps were introduced for mail carried to Livorno by French Navy Steamers. Indeed, Becker visits all aspects of maritime mail and succeeds in presenting a clear picture of a rather complex subject matter. The 1859 Second War of Independence inflicted a severe blow on Austria and Tuscany went through a Provisional Government followed by a plebiscite that confirmed the wish of the people to have the Grand Duchy become part of the Kingdom of Italy. The transition period resulted in the adoption of Provisional Government stamps followed by those of the 4th issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia and later on those of the Kingdom of Italy. This is reflected on the covers of the time which become even more interesting with maritime mail postmarks. Mail disinfection was a major task for Livorno’s four lazarettos; they certainly were busy with bigger tasks but the postal aspect was one that was at the top of the priority list of health authorities. From the 1600s to the 1800s the lazarettos were the first to handle and disinfect incoming mail. Becker examines health passports - a corollary collecting area that appeals to specialists of disinfected mail. The steamers’ age saw the opening of French, Sardinian and Neapolitan steamship agencies in Livorno. The Grand Duchy launched the Tuscan Steamship Company in 1834 with a fleet of two vessels operating routes to Genoa, Naples and Sicily. Many hand-stamps of the agencies used on their mail feature a steamship making them particularly endearing to postal historians. With so many ships arriving every day of the week at Livorno, the port was also a major mail sorting hub; the lion’s share was secured by forwarding agents - 160 of them so far recorded as operating at Livorno. Their activity is documented by their endorsements on the letters and in many cases by the use of hand-stamps. The book ends with a very useful catalogue of cancellations used on maritime mail, and hand-stamps and seals used on disinfected mail. The English-speaking reader has now the opportunity to benefit from information and research not available before in his/her language. The Author is well aware of the needs of those who would venture in a rather complex field. A one town postal history with focus on maritime mail may look like an easy task, but experienced collectors will tell you differently. In this specific case we have a cosmopolitan town and port interacting with North Africa, Mediterranean islands, the Near East, Turkey, France and quite a number of countries in Europe. This is a fascinating book and an eye-opener for those who want to venture into new areas of research and collecting. [Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $58.00
Item Id #013104    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL,  VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA
Country: ISRAEL
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO HAIFA ISRAEL, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot ENOTRIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 1000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014640    See Details...
ITALY 1942 POSTA MILITARE 155 @ KOTOR MONTENEGRO
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY 1942 POSTA MILITARE 155 @ KOTOR MONTENEGRO
Description: APRIL 1942: Color Picture Postcard depicting the AMBA ALAGI BATTLE franked with 50c Imperiale definitive stamp (shaven at top) cancelled by cds POSTA MILITARE N. 155 at KOTOR, MONTENEGRO - very interesting item - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $25.00
Item Id #001329    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 77 CALTANISETTA SICILY 7 FEBRUARY 1943 SEZ CARBURANTI
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 77 CALTANISETTA SICILY 7 FEBRUARY 1943 SEZ CARBURANTI
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 77 DOUBLE CIRCLE -- COMANDO 15 SEZIONE CARBURANTI E LUBRIFICANTI / UFFICIO SPROVVISTO DI BOLLO Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc)
Price: $20.00
Item Id #007217    See Details...
REPUBBLICA SOCIALE Fascetto Pair AGENZIA STAB. TI
Country: ITALY
Condition: REPUBBLICA SOCIALE Fascetto Pair AGENZIA STAB. TI
Description: Card with pair of 25c definitive overprinted REPUBBLICA SOCIALE ITALIANA and Fascetto both plateable - see last "A" in ITALIANA of the right handside stamp "scuffed" at the top unusual postmark AGENZIA STAB. TIP. ED. CANTELLI BOLOGNA Printing Works for Municipalities and Government Agencies Very Fine & Useful Item signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $35.00
Item Id #009009    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: ISRAEL
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,TEL AVIV YAFO, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 3000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $80.00
Item Id #014641    See Details...
ITALY  MAY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 105 @ LECA DI ALBENGA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY MAY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 105 @ LECA DI ALBENGA
Description: ITALY MAY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 105 @ LECA DI ALBENGA - two line hand stamp 228o REGGIMENTO FANTERIA AUT. "ROVIGO / 9a COMPAGNIA FUCILIERI - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001330    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 146 EXPRESS FURTEI CAGLIARI SARDEGNA SARDINIA 4 SEPT 1943
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 146 EXPRESS FURTEI CAGLIARI SARDEGNA SARDINIA 4 SEPT 1943
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 146 COMPAGNIA MORTAI NEMBO JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE SIGNING OF ARMISTICE WITH ALLIES Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc)
Price: $20.00
Item Id #007218    See Details...
RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1974 300 L. SAVE VENICE HIGH VA
Country: ITALY
Condition: RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1974 300 L. SAVE VENICE HIGH VA
Description: ITALY: SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE POST OFFICE — The Collection of Debts on behalf of third parties This rather obscure chapter of Italian postal history brings us back to the days when the post office not only delivered bills but also acted as an intermediary in the collection of bank drafts, offering creditors and credit institutions an efficient and valuable service. The service was particularly helpful when the collection of bills had to be punctually executed on maturity of the bills, especially in distant areas and/or small villages where there were no banks. Beginning 1 August 1889, the Italian Postal Authorities took advantage of their vast network of post offices by offering a special service to creditors, usually banks or credit institutions, who needed to cash promissory notes and bank drafts. For this purpose, A Form was duly filled in with the relevant information and mailed inside a special envelope. Once this was done, the post office at the other end was automatically mandated with the collection of the bill or bills listed on the Form; in the event of non-payment the post office was required to go through the necessary red-tape in order to make the insolvency of the debtor official and legal (as required by Italian law). This duty was usually performed by a bailiff, or in his absence by a notary or a municipal secretary, and consisted of serving a formal written notice of protest to the debtor. In so doing the instrument of credit would become legally enforceable with no need for further litigation and/or court action. 5 December 1974: Form 489 (yellow paper, 1960-1961 requisition) issued by PESCARA 9 PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO (post office branch) on behalf of the sender, with stamps for a total of 300 Lire SAVE VENICE stamp affixed on it, representing the fee for the issuance of the form itself. The collection of the I Owe You note was carried out by request of a Pescara based creditor After the procedure was completed, both Form 489 and the special envelope (Requisition 490) were placed in post office files. After a number of years these files were routinely sent to a pulping plant and, therefore, this type of material is quite scarce. The use of a single high denomination to pay the fee is exceedingly RARE; the use of the SAVE VENICE 300 Lire high value for this type of service is known only on a handful of items The COMACCHIO (7 December cds) post office was asked to collect funds and send them to the creditor Rare modern postal history item, signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $85.00
Item Id #009010    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: CYPRUS
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,LIMASSOL CYPRUS, VIA ITALY, GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $125.00
Item Id #014642    See Details...
ITALY * JULY 1940 * POSTA MILITARE N. 2 @ Fossano
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * JULY 1940 * POSTA MILITARE N. 2 @ Fossano
Description: ITALY * Circular dated JULY 1940 * POSTA MILITARE N. 2 @ Fossano * signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001331    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 63 SALEMI SICILY 5 JULY 1943 22 REGG ARTIGLIERIA D F AOSTA
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 63 SALEMI SICILY 5 JULY 1943 22 REGG ARTIGLIERIA D F AOSTA
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 63 22 REGG.TO ARTIGLIERIA D F "AOSTA" / BATTERIE SICILIANE / COMANDO LAST DAYS BEFORE LANDING OF ALLIED FORCES Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc) WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $19.00
Item Id #007219    See Details...
RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1973 500 LIRE ST GEORGE HIGH VA
Country: ITALY
Condition: RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1973 500 LIRE ST GEORGE HIGH VA
Description: ITALY: SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE POST OFFICE — The Collection of Debts on behalf of third parties This rather obscure chapter of Italian postal history brings us back to the days when the post office not only delivered bills but also acted as an intermediary in the collection of bank drafts, offering creditors and credit institutions an efficient and valuable service. The service was particularly helpful when the collection of bills had to be punctually executed on maturity of the bills, especially in distant areas and/or small villages where there were no banks. Beginning 1 August 1889, the Italian Postal Authorities took advantage of their vast network of post offices by offering a special service to creditors, usually banks or credit institutions, who needed to cash promissory notes and bank drafts. For this purpose, A Form was duly filled in with the relevant information and mailed inside a special envelope. Once this was done, the post office at the other end was automatically mandated with the collection of the bill or bills listed on the Form; in the event of non-payment the post office was required to go through the necessary red-tape in order to make the insolvency of the debtor official and legal (as required by Italian law). This duty was usually performed by a bailiff, or in his absence by a notary or a municipal secretary, and consisted of serving a formal written notice of protest to the debtor. In so doing the instrument of credit would become legally enforceable with no need for further litigation and/or court action. 19 September 1973: Form 489 issued by MILANO 40 VIA MAURO MACCHI (post office branch) on behalf of the sender, with stamps for a total of 500 Lire affixed on it, representing the fee for the issuance of the form itself. The collection of the I Owe You note was carried out by request of an Agricultural Veterinarian Company (SIVAM) based in Milan After the procedure was completed, both Form 489 and the special envelope (Requisition 490) were placed in post office files. After a number of years these files were routinely sent to a pulping plant and, therefore, this type of material is quite scarce. The use of a single high denomination to pay the fee is exceedingly RARE; the use of the St George 500 Lire high value for this type of service is known only on a handful of items The ALBERONE DI CENTO (cds) post office was unable to collect funds because the debtor claimed he had paid his debt. Rare modern postal history item, signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $110.00
Item Id #009011    See Details...
LA GUERRA DIMENTICATA  -- Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945
Country: AEGEAN ISLANDS
Condition: LA GUERRA DIMENTICATA -- Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945
Description: Gianfranco Mattiello, Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945. In ITALIAN, 362 pages (A4), perfect-bound, black and white illustrations and maps throughout. ****** The Author is a well-known postal historian who has written important books and articles on Prisoners of War in Germany during World War II, Censorship of the Third Reich, Italian POWs in Rhodes, German Concentration Camps Censorship, and much more. Published in 2006. This book sheds much light on a tragic chapter of World War II that, due to post-war political correctness, many historians have often glossed over. Collectors of World War II postal history followed the same path, simply because the subject matter required serious research on existing literature and - more importantly - on archival sources. The latter were decimated by fire and war events. Mattiello is one of a few Italian postal history scholars who was not intimidated by such a challenge. Cephalonia is only 200 miles from the Italian coast, at the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth. What happened at Cephalonia with the massacre of the Acqui Division was not the best kept secret, but there was some reluctance in gathering solid information and evidence of what actually happened after the Germans discovered that their best ally had signed an armistice with the enemy. Of the 12,000 Italian soldiers on Cephalonia, 1,250 died in combat, and 5,000 were executed by the Germans. About 4,000 who had surrendered were imprisoned and in October shipped to camps in Greece. A rather detailed account of the war crimes perpetrated on Cephalonia landed on Mussolini’s desk at Salò and was stamped “Seen by the Duce”; as would be expected, he made no protests to the Germans! Italian civilians and soldiers in the Aegean and on Cephalonia found themselves in a terrible situation stemming from the poor coordination and strategy of prime minister Pietro Badoglio - a large number of them paid with their lives for other people’s awful mistakes. Mattiello carried out massive research at the Military Archives of Freiburg; the documentation he retrieved would make serious professional historians turn pale. He had no hesitation in using such important evidence as a blueprint of his book, and he must be highly commended for this. The trial and tribulations of Italians based in Cephalonia and the Aegean Islands after the fateful 8 September 1943 are mirrored in this book. A year later the German Army left the South-West sector of Europe leaving a few garrisons in the islands who resisted and persisted until May 1945. The German Army devised a special postal service known as “Inselpost” - this aspect is thoroughly explored and will prove of great interest to both the postal history specialists and the average readers who will discover how much postal history can contribute to a greater understanding of global catastrophes like World War II. The book delves into the early Autumn 1943 developments when Germans created transit camps for Italian prisoners of war from the islands in Athens, Salonika, Belgrade, and Crete. In fact, as early as mid-September the Germans held some 40,000 Italian prisoners of war. In due course more camps mushroomed in Greece; meanwhile in the Aegean the Italian resistance was short-lived. On taking over Kos the Germans found themselves with 1,388 English and 3,245 Italian prisoners of war; on instructions issued by Hitler, the Italian commander and hundreds of officers were executed. At Leros the Germans captured 3,200 British and 5,350 Italian prisoners of war. More POWs were captured in Samos, and camps were created at Rhodes, Asguro, Afando, Damatra, Kalato and Vati. The developments on Crete are discussed in great detail with much information never investigated before. By 1944 the situation in the Balkans became even more complex and the late Summer advance of the Russian Army generated a domino effect that caused havoc on the German forces. Mattiello documents each phase of this debacle. This important book explores the postal services with the Greek islands, with major emphasis on the German Feldpost and its offspring, the Inselpost. As would be expected, the Author provides us with lots of information not available before. This highly informative book is a must have for serious collectors. [Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $135.00
Item Id #013107    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA
Country: RWANDA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA,KIGALI, RWANDA, VIA ITALY, VENICE - CONVEYED BY Paquebot EUROPA to TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 500 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $125.00
Item Id #014643    See Details...
ITALY MAY 1942 * POSTA MILITARE 153 @ FORLI
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY MAY 1942 * POSTA MILITARE 153 @ FORLI
Description: ITALY MAY 1942 * POSTA MILITARE 153 @ FORLI - plus administrative hand stamp 153a DIVISIONE FANTERIA "MACERATA" - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001332    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 77 SICILY CALTAGIRONE 30 MAY 1943 BATTAGLIONE MITRAGLIERI
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 77 SICILY CALTAGIRONE 30 MAY 1943 BATTAGLIONE MITRAGLIERI
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 77 FEW WEEKS BEFORE LANDING OF ALLIED FORCES Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc) WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $19.00
Item Id #007220    See Details...
ADEN SWITZERLAND MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL TO ADEN VIA ITALY
Country: SWITZERLAND
Condition: ADEN SWITZERLAND MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL TO ADEN VIA ITALY
Description: 1965 MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND TO ADEN VIA ITALY GENOA - PAQUEBOT GALILEO THE REQUISITION NUMBER INDICATES THAT ONLY 2,000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED??? FOR THE BENEFIT OF DOUBTING THOMASES: THE REQUISITION NUMBER IS PRINTED VERTICALLY AT LEFT AMAZING ITEM
Price: $59.00
Item Id #009012    See Details...
1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA  - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Country: RWANDA
Condition: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA
Description: 1965 MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND, GENEVA, TO JERUSALEM Israel VIA ITALY, VIA GENOA - CONVEYED BY Paquebot MESSAPIA *** THE REQUISITION NUMBER OF THE SWISS POSTS (SIDEWAYS AT LEFT) INDICATES THAT ONLY 2000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED???
Price: $97.00
Item Id #014644    See Details...
ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE N. 3600 @ OLBIA SARDINIA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE N. 3600 @ OLBIA SARDINIA
Description: ITALY * APRIL 1943 POSTA MILITARE N. 3600 @ OLBIA SARDINIA - postcard has vertical crease not detracting from the relevance of this item - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #001333    See Details...
ITALY DEMOCRATICA MOVIES CINEMA ISTITUTO LUCE
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY DEMOCRATICA MOVIES CINEMA ISTITUTO LUCE
Description: LIRE 6 DEMOCRATICA USATO COME "CORSO PARTICOLARE" annullato ISTITUTO NAZIONALE LUCE - IL COMMISSARIO (FATTOROSSI) used rarissimo LATE 1940s DEFINITIVE STAMPS USED ON PRIVATE DELIVERY (CORSO PARTICOLARE) COVER TO A SENATOR IN ROME. CANCELLED WITH THE HANDSTAMP OF THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE ISTITUTO LUCE - very RARE use Signed (Firmato) by expert Dr. Migliavacca Istituto Luce is the oldest public institution devoted to promoting films and movies for educational and informative purpose throughout the world. Established in Italy in 1924, Istituto Luce soon became a powerful instrument of propaganda of the fascist regime. The Institute also participates in the production and distribution of movies and documentaries for cinemas. It is based in Rome - read more on WIKIPEDIA
Price: $49.00
Item Id #006453    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 75 SASSARI SARDEGNA OSPEDALE DA CAMPO HOSPITAL SARDINIA
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 75 SASSARI SARDEGNA OSPEDALE DA CAMPO HOSPITAL SARDINIA
Description: POSTA MILITARE 75 SASSARI SARDEGNA OSPEDALE DA CAMPO HOSPITAL SARDINIA ---RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD 14 FEBRUARY 1941 double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 75 DOUBLE CIRCLE -- OSPEDALE DA CAMPO Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES and A VARIETY OF FLAWS (pin holes, rust spots etc) WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $16.00
Item Id #007221    See Details...
SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1970 PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from FROLUNDA TO AVENZA VIA CHIASSO (entry post office from Switzerland) NICE V FROLUNDA 1 parcel label + SIMILAR TRELLEBORG LABEL with various legible circle date stamps including TRELLEBORG UPAK B, VASTRA..., FIRENZE FERR (OVIA) DOGANA and CHIASSO STAZIONE (CO) A (CHIASSO RAILWAY STATION COMO - A) plus straight (2 lines) RISCUOTERE LIRE 200 DA TRAMUTARSI // IN FRANCOBOLLI SPECIALI PER PACCHI (CHARGE 200 LIRE BY USING / SPECIAL STAMPS FOR PARCEL POST) on back 200 Lire PARCEL POST STAMP canceled cds POSTE AVENZA (on arrival at destination) (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection
Price: $52.00
Item Id #009013    See Details...
ITALY * OCTOBER 1941 * POSTA MILITARE 167 @ BRINDISI
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * OCTOBER 1941 * POSTA MILITARE 167 @ BRINDISI
Description: ITALY * OCTOBER 1941 * POSTA MILITARE 167 @ BRINDISI - 2 censor marks of the censor office at Catania, Sicily -- signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $19.00
Item Id #001334    See Details...