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1864 SMYRNE TURKEY TO GENOA PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI
Country: TURKEY
Condition: 1864 SMYRNE TURKEY TO GENOA PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI
Description: 1864 SMYRNE TURKEY TO GENOA PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI - Letter sheet to TRIESTE (no text) - SOVRACOPERTA - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $55.00
Item Id #001597    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE LA SPEZIA DIREZIONE ARTIGLIERIA 21 AUGUST 1946 late date
Condition: POSTA MILITARE LA SPEZIA DIREZIONE ARTIGLIERIA 21 AUGUST 1946 late date
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK ARMED FORCES POSTAL STATIONERY USED WELL AFTER THE END OF WORLD WAR II 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: $15.00
Item Id #007229    See Details...
1591 FLORENCE TO BORGO SANSEPOLCRO Arezzo * to PRINCISVALLE DELLA STUFA
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: 1591 FLORENCE TO BORGO SANSEPOLCRO Arezzo * to PRINCISVALLE DELLA STUFA
Description: FLORENCE 29 MAY 1591: 425 YEAR OLD ENTIRE LETTER to PRINCISVALLE DELLA STUFA Special Commissioner at BORGO SANSEPOLCRO (near Arezzo). The letter is from LORENZO BERARDI and refers to the incarceration of a cavalryman in Borgo Sansepolcro. The Della Stufa were a noble family dating back to the 1200s, they were the owners of the famous CALCIONE CASTLE. They were also relatives and loyal allies of the MEDICIS. In 1632 the first-born lineage of the family was given the title of MARQUIS in perpetuity. *** Large portion of the “nizza” used to seal the letter has survived. The use of sealing letters with a NIZZA began in the fifteenth century; a NIZZA is a strip of paper on which it is struck a dry seal - the nizza is glued to the letter by wax or binding substance. The final (triangular) tongue of the nizza went through a slit of the folded letter reaching the address side. The tongue had to be torn to open the letter. If the nizza was not intact when delivered to the addressee it would be evidence that the letter had been violated. ****** Overall condition of this important and UNIQUE letter: fine to very fine. Signed in pencil by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity.
Price: $175.00
Item Id #013117    See Details...
ITALY - RUSSIA * JUNE 1942 POSTA MILITARE 152
Condition: ITALY - RUSSIA * JUNE 1942 POSTA MILITARE 152
Description: ITALY - RUSSIA * JUNE 1942 POSTA MILITARE 152 - scarce - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $34.00
Item Id #001342    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE DIVACCIA TRIESTE MAY 1942 BATTAGLIONE COSTIERO rare
Condition: POSTA MILITARE DIVACCIA TRIESTE MAY 1942 BATTAGLIONE COSTIERO rare
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK ARMED FORCES POSTAL STATIONERY 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 #007230    See Details...
1863 SOLMONA TO CHIETI STAMPLESS WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA
Country: NAPLES
Condition: 1863 SOLMONA TO CHIETI STAMPLESS WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA
Description: 1863 SOLMONA TO CHIETI STAMPLESS WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA - senza testo - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $13.00
Item Id #001599    See Details...
 POSTA MILITARE 3500 SICILY MESSINA 16 JUNE 1943 AEROPORTO 602
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 3500 SICILY MESSINA 16 JUNE 1943 AEROPORTO 602
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 3500 Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES and A VARIETY OF FLAWS WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $15.00
Item Id #007231    See Details...
MARCH 1945 COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Condition: MARCH 1945 COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Description: signed MIGLIAVACCA * CIRCLE DATE STAMP: FIUME CORR. PACCHI (SEGETERIA)
Price: $55.00
Item Id #015935    See Details...
ITALY * GREECE NOVEMBER 1942 POSTA MILITARE 65 @ LARISSA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * GREECE NOVEMBER 1942 POSTA MILITARE 65 @ LARISSA
Description: ITALY * GREECE NOVEMBER 1942 POSTA MILITARE 65 @ LARISSA - plus double circle administrative hand stamp of DELEGAZIONE TRASPORTI - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $24.00
Item Id #001344    See Details...
1863 SPOLETO TO PERUGIA WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 1863 SPOLETO TO PERUGIA WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA
Description: 1863 SPOLETO TO PERUGIA WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA senza testo - plus COMUNE DI MONTE SANTO free frank stamper - signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $13.50
Item Id #001600    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 92 ITALY FRANCAVILLA FONTANA BRINDISI 30 AUGUST 1943
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 92 ITALY FRANCAVILLA FONTANA BRINDISI 30 AUGUST 1943
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 92 straight line 336 REGGIMENTO FANTERIA "PICENO" COMANDO BATTAGLIONE Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca ITEMS FROM FIELD POST OFFICES and PRISONERS OF WAR ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE CREASES and A VARIETY OF FLAWS WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $14.00
Item Id #007232    See Details...
AUGUST 1944 EXPRESS COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Condition: AUGUST 1944 EXPRESS COVER FROM FIUME REPUBBLICA SOCIALE STAMPS MONUMENTI DISTRUTTI scarce franking
Description: ESPRESSO COVERS OF THIS DATE FROM FIUME ARE SCARCE **** signed MIGLIAVACCA * CIRCLE DATE STAMP: FIUME CORR. PACCHI (SEGETERIA)
Price: $85.00
Item Id #015936    See Details...
ITALY * DALMATIA FEBRUARY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 32 @ RAGUSA (DALMATIA)
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * DALMATIA FEBRUARY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 32 @ RAGUSA (DALMATIA)
Description: ITALY * DALMATIA FEBRUARY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 32 @ RAGUSA (DALMATIA) - cover - signed by Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $22.00
Item Id #001345    See Details...
1856 CODIGORO TO FERRARA stampless WRAPPER Sovracoperta
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 1856 CODIGORO TO FERRARA stampless WRAPPER Sovracoperta
Description: 1856 CODIGORO TO FERRARA stampless WRAPPER Sovracoperta - PAPAL STATES * Signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $14.50
Item Id #001601    See Details...
ITALY SARDEGNA ANNUNZI LEGALI SASSARI Official Gazette
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY SARDEGNA ANNUNZI LEGALI SASSARI Official Gazette
Description: 1889 - ANNUNZI LEGALI Gazette (4 pages) 1 Cent Definitive cancelled SASSARI cds Very interesting Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $40.00
Item Id #007233    See Details...
1927 FIUME 14th PHILATELIC CONGRESS REGISTERED COVER
Country: FIUME
Condition: 1927 FIUME 14th PHILATELIC CONGRESS REGISTERED COVER
Description: signed Migliavacca
Price: $30.00
Item Id #015937    See Details...
ITALY * RUSSIA SEPTEMBER 1941 POSTA MILITARE 40
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * RUSSIA SEPTEMBER 1941 POSTA MILITARE 40
Description: ITALY * RUSSIA -- SEPTEMBER 1941 POSTA MILITARE 40 @ MIRONOVKA, RUSSIA on Cuneo picture postcard -- signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $29.00
Item Id #001346    See Details...
1855 FRANCE MARSEILLE TO TRIESTE APRES LE DEPART RATE AMENDED
Country: FRANCE
Condition: 1855 FRANCE MARSEILLE TO TRIESTE APRES LE DEPART RATE AMENDED
Description: 1855 FRANCE MARSEILLE TO TRIESTE APRES LE DEPART interesting RATE AMENDED- Letter sheet, no Text, sovracoperta senza testo -- Signed by Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $30.00
Item Id #001602    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...
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...
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...
VENEZIA & IL LEVANTE (VENICE & THE LEVANT) by Rigo ITALIAN & ENGLISH
Country: ITALY
Condition: VENEZIA & IL LEVANTE (VENICE & THE LEVANT) by Rigo ITALIAN & ENGLISH
Description: Italian & English - POSTAL HISTORY OF COMMUNICATIONS WITH CONSTANTINOPLE & THE LEVANT * 270 A4 PAGES, PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED MOSTLY IN COLOUR * From Venice to Tana * CONSTANTINOPLE & VENICE AND RELATED POSTAL COMMUNICATIONS * MARITIME MAIL POSTMARK OF VENICE
Price: $68.00
Item Id #016708    See Details...
ITALY * RUSSIA POSTA MILITARE 108  @ ROSSOSH, RUSSIA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY * RUSSIA POSTA MILITARE 108 @ ROSSOSH, RUSSIA
Description: ITALY * RUSSIA POSTA MILITARE 108 @ ROSSOSH, RUSSIA - sender from POSTA MILITARE 156 - December 1942 - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $32.00
Item Id #001349    See Details...