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1809 SERVIZIO DI GENDARMERIA REALE from SAMMOGGIA - superb heading
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 1809 SERVIZIO DI GENDARMERIA REALE from SAMMOGGIA - superb heading
Description: 18 JUNE 1809 Entire Letter from Second Legion, 3 Squadron GENDARMERIA REALE KINGDOM OF ITALY under Napoleon, D. BRAMANI COMMANDER CAPTAIN OF THE RENO COMPANY - based at Sammoggia [NEAR MODENA] for an expedition to capture the "infamous" deserters * Extremely interesting and very fine conditions - On address Side handwritten SERVIZIO DI G(endarmeria) REALE - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $45.00
Item Id #014153    See Details...
1809 ENTIRE LETTER ROYAL GENDARMES MODENA DEPT TANARO
Country: MODENA
Condition: 1809 ENTIRE LETTER * VIGNOLA *ROYAL GENDARMES MODENA DEPT TANARO
Description: Letter from Vignola (Modena) POLICE FORCE - NAPOLEON'S KINGDOM OF ITALY - GENDARMERIA LIEUTENANT * HANDWRITTEN post-Free "SERVIZIO DI REAL GEND [ARMERIA]" Busy at the border to capture Brigands * Asking a nearby Municipality to supply four militia men to transport a wounded Marshal - The Post Scriptum informs that" Right at this moment I receive the news that the Brigands have been disbanded". SUPERB ITEM
Price: $125.00
Item Id #014186    See Details...
1859 BOXED CASTELNOVO DI GARFAGNANA Entire Letter
Country: MODENA
Condition: 1859 BOXED CASTELNOVO DI GARFAGNANA Entire Letter
Description: 24 January 1859 Entire Letter from GALLICANO to Livorno -
Price: $18.00
Item Id #014201    See Details...
1813 PP GUASTALLA in red * Vollmeier 10 points RARE *
Country: PARMA
Condition: 1813 PP GUASTALLA in red * Vollmeier 10 points RARE *
Description: PARMA DUCHY UNDER NAPOLEON * 1813 Entire Letter to Reggio rare P P GUASTALLA * Vollmeier 10 points $200 in the 1970s!!!
Price: $135.00     Sale Price! $119.00
Item Id #014207    See Details...
1788
Country: PARMA
Condition: 1788 "PARMA" in red WELL STRUCK * ENTIRE LETTER
Description: Initialled in pencil by postal historian Dr Migliavacca
Price: $28.00
Item Id #014239    See Details...
1805  BOXED PIACENZA in red WELL STRUCK + OVAL MILANO L T
Country: PARMA
Condition: 1805 BOXED PIACENZA in red + OVAL MILANO L T
Description: MILANO LT (LETTERE TRANSITO) - initialled in pencil by postal historian Dr Migliavacca
Price: $24.00
Item Id #014240    See Details...
1825 MODENA in green-blue to FLORENCE Entire Letter
Country: MODENA
Condition: 1825 MODENA in green-blue to FLORENCE Entire Letter
Description: initialled in pencil by postal historian Dr Migliavacca
Price: $20.00
Item Id #014242    See Details...
1840 PP REGGIO in red + Administrative CANCELLERIA DELLA GIUSDICENZA
Country: MODENA
Condition: 1840 PP REGGIO in red + Administrative CANCELLERIA DELLA GIUSDICENZA
Description: ENTIRE LETTER ** very fine * initialled in pencil by postal historian Dr Migliavacca
Price: $22.00
Item Id #014241    See Details...
1670 ENTIRE LETTER FROM PARMA TO PADOVA, RED CRAYON POSTAL TARIFF
Country: PARMA
Condition: 1670 ENTIRE LETTER FROM PARMA TO PADOVA, RED CRAYON POSTAL TARIFF
Description: Early Entire Letter (complete with text on folded sheet of one sheet making up the entire letter - postal tariff paid on arrival - EARLY LETTERS FROM PARMA ARE UNCOMMON
Price: $70.00
Item Id #014284    See Details...
MODENA POSTS POSTMARKS CATALOGUE 2016
Country: MODENA
Condition: MODENA POSTS POSTMARKS CATALOGUE 2016
Description: Poste Estensi - Trattato Storico e Storico Postale 1453-1852: Catalogo dei bolli, 2016 [Este’ Posts - History and Postal History 1453-1852: Postmarks Catalogue, 2016] by Giuseppe Buffagni, published 2016 by Vaccari, perfect bound, 8” x 12” (A4), 64 pages, in Italian, black and white illustrations throughout, and evaluations. The first book on the postal history of the Duchy of Modena is Vittorio Mioni’s ‘La Storia Postale dei Domini Estensi 1598-1859’ published in 1975. It was most welcome, well researched and it remains an important source of information. In 2001 the Modenese publisher Paolo Vaccari courageously published the 4-volume opus by Giuseppe Buffagni on the Este’ Posts and postal history, totalling 1544 pages and over 3000 colour and black and white illustrations. To put it mildly, it was a colossal achievement. Fifteen years after that milestone in philatelic and postal history publishing both the publisher and the author realised that new postmarks and several handwritten marks, as well as complementary postmarks such as registration marks, post paid, posted after departure (of courier) postmarks of the various post offices of the former Duchy have been recorded during the last 15 years. Of course, this was due to an appreciable extent to discoveries made by collectors who had bought Buffagni’s volumes. To these discoveries one must add similar finds by the author and publisher which included more specific dates of use extending the earliest and latest date of use, plus the color of the ink used for the postmarks. As the information exceeded the most optimistic expectations it became increasingly clear that the section devoted to the postmarks of Buffagni’s 2001 work had to be be updated, revised and expanded by publishing a separate catalogue in tune with the new finds and with the market. This catalogue does not include administrative and free-frank handstamps which are dealt with in the main opus. For the collector or scholar who needs more information about the use of the Duchy’s postmarks the 2001 volumes are indispensable; there would be little excuse for the buyer to escape the temptation because the 2001 price was €335, while now you can buy it for €100, a giveaway for four hardbound lavishly produced volumes. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $55.00
Item Id #014598    See Details...
1831 SIENA TO PORTO FERRAIO Entire Letter
Country: ITALY
Condition: SIENA TO PORTOFERRAIO 1831
Description: SIENA Straight Line postmark in red ** on back flap date stamp 27 MARZO 1831 struck on arrival at PORTO FERRAIO * POSTAGE PAID BY addressee * Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $17.00
Item Id #000367    See Details...
1840 CHIUSI TO VICOPISANO * Straight Line MONTEPULCIANO postmark
Country: ITALY
Condition: CHIUSI TO VICOPISANO 1840
Description: From TRIBUNALE DI CHIUSI * POSTAGE PAID ** Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $19.00
Item Id #000368    See Details...
AREZZO TO VICOPISANO 1842 ENTIRE LETTER
Country: ITALY
Condition: AREZZO in red 1842
Description: AREZZO straight line in red * on backflap date stamp in red 16 DICEMBRE 1842 * POSTAGE PAID BY ADDRESSEE (postal rate clearly written over the address) * VERY FINE CONDITION * signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca -
Price: $0.00
Item Id #000370    See Details...
SIENA TO MASSA MARITTIMA 1832 Entire Letter
Country: ITALY
Condition: SIENA TO MASSA M. 1832
Description: Postage Paid by addressee * Text deals with overdue payments * Very Fine condition
Price: $19.00
Item Id #000375    See Details...
1816 PIETRASANTA TO PONTEDERA * ENTIRE LETTER * CON ENTRO DANARO
Country: ITALY
Condition: PIETRA SANTA * CON ENTRO DANARO *
Description: Text deals with legal matters and was sent exempt of postage as it was on official service * PIETRASANTA straight line weakly struck, but a rare postmark * MOST INTERESTINGLY the letter was inscribed CON ENTRO DANARO [with money inside], very unusual ** VERY FINE CONDITION * Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $22.00
Item Id #000378    See Details...
1846 FIRENZE TO PISA * Entire Letter dealing with books of the 1500s
Country: ITALY
Condition: FIRENZE ROMA PISA 1846
Description: P P FIRENZE (Post Paid Florence) to ROME (cds on back flap) re-routed to PISA (postage for rerouting "6")- signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca. *** The sender of the letter compiles a WISH LIST of important books and early editions seeking the help of the lawyer in Pisa to find such books: including a 1533 Machiavelli "Mandragola" -- a 1562 Lorenzo de Medici "Canzoni a Ballo" -- 1541 prints by Poliziano -- 1668 Pallavicini "Storia del Concilio di Trento" -- Fascinating Letter
Price: $24.00
Item Id #000380    See Details...
1845 SIENA TO MASSA * ENTIRE LETTER
Country: ITALY
Condition: SIENA TO MASSA 1845
Description: SIENA datestamp beautifully struck * same for MASSA cds on back * postage paid by addressee, rate clearly written over the address * overall condition very fine * signed by note expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $18.50
Item Id #000384    See Details...
FIRENZE TO SIENA 1846 * ENTIRE LETTER
Country: ITALY
Condition: FIRENZE TO SIENA 1846
Description: FIRENZE cds clearly struck, same for the SIENA cds on the back * Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $14.00
Item Id #000385    See Details...
1811 ISLAND OF ELBA * PORTOFERRAIO DR. C. LAPI  MAYOR
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: PORTOFERRAIO ELBA 1811 LAPI MAYOR
Description: Portoferraio 5 August 1811 * Entire Letter from Dr. C. Lapi Mayor of Portoferraio and Acting Administrator of the Elba Jurisdiction - rare elliptic handstamp of Lapi (indistinct as usual), his seal on back flaps. Text deals with budget matters - Extremely rare item in fine to very fine condition * Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity.
Price: $175.00
Item Id #000557    See Details...
112 FLORENCE INTENDT DU TRESOR PUBLIC G DUCHE DE TOSCANE 1810
Country: United States
Condition: 1810 112 FLORENCE INTENDT DU TRESOR
Description: Florence 8 April 1810: Entire Letter from the Auditor of the Treasury and signed by him. 112 FLORENCE departmental postmark plus red script handstamp INTENDT DU TRESOR PUBLIC G. DUCHE DE TOSCANE *** Fine to very fine; quite interesting item *** Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $47.00
Item Id #000558    See Details...
LIVORNO TO MARSEILLE FRANCE 1852 * TOSCANE ANTIBES
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: LIVORNO TO MARSEILLE FRANCE 1852 * TOSCANE ANTIBES
Description: ENTIRE LETTER WITH TEXT -- "TOSCANE ANTIBES" ENTRY CDS in red -- signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $49.00
Item Id #002114    See Details...
FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1847
Country: FRANCE
Condition: FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1847
Description: Entire letter complete with text ** ship agent oval RHONE HERAULT OCEAN M. FRAISSINET & C.IE MARSEILLE * endorsed "P. OCEAN" one of 3 ships in his fleet -- fine to very fine and elusive - signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $75.00
Item Id #002115    See Details...
FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1848
Country: FRANCE
Condition: FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1848
Description: Entire letter complete with text ** ship agent ** Very Fine oval RHONE HERAULT OCEAN M. FRAISSINET & C.IE MARSEILLE * endorsed "SERVICE" as the letter was carried by one of 3 ships in his fleet -- elusive - signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $85.00
Item Id #002116    See Details...
LIVORNO TO GENOA
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: LIVORNO TO GENOA "IL LOMBARDO" STEAMER 1842
Description: ENTIRE LETTER COMPLETE WITH TEXT to GENOA, 1842, oval handstamp depicting steamer inscribed PIROSCAFO IL LOMBARDO AGENZIA DI LIVORNO, + entry mark at Genoa VIA DI MARE (E) in red -- signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $75.00
Item Id #002117    See Details...
NAPLES LIVORNO 1849 via IL LOMBARDO Steamer
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: NAPLES LIVORNO 1849 via IL LOMBARDO Steamer
Description: Entire Letter with text from Naples endorsed COL VAPORE LOMBARDO (BY IL LOMBARDO STEAMER)plus double oval blue green handstamp featuring steamer and inscribed C. DI LORENZO & C.I AGENZIA VAPORI SARDI NAPOLI * most attractive and fine * signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $95.00
Item Id #002118    See Details...