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1944 AIRMAIL FROM ANDALUSIA SOUTH AFRICA INTERNMENT CAMP
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: 1944 AIRMAIL FROM ANDALUSIA SOUTH AFRICA INTERNMENT CAMP
Description: To Germany where it was censored and tested chemically for invisible ink, right hand lower corner - INTERNMENT CAMP HANDSTAMP at left and South African censor label on reverse - signed Migliavacca - scarce as AIR MAIL
Price: $70.00
Item Id #012922    See Details...
FROM POW IN SOUTH AFRICA TO OLDEANI TANGANYIKA rare AIR MAIL
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: FROM POW IN SOUTH AFRICA TO INTERNEE AT OLDEANI TANGANYIKA rare AIR MAIL
Description: ANDALUSIA CAMP HANDSTAMP AT LOWER LEFT - censored bilingual handstamp - 1943 OLDEANI cds on reverse - censored at destination, censor label - to female at OLDEANI - uncommon and highly desirable - signed Migliavacca
Price: $70.00
Item Id #012923    See Details...
1943 AIR MAIL from German POW at BLOEMFONTEIN SOUTH AFRICA TO GERMANY & CENSORED IN ITALY!!!
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: 1943 AIR MAIL from German POW at BLOEMFONTEIN SOUTH AFRICA TO GERMANY & CENSORED IN ITALY!!!
Description: A cover with a story to tell: censored in South Africa, ok; censored in Germany, ok; but then UFFICIO POSTA ESTERA I ROME ITALY + VERIFICATO PER CENSURA CENSOR LABEL - POW camp oval handstamp - JULY 1943 early example of Air Mail - signed Migliavacca
Price: $85.00
Item Id #012929    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...
ITALY IN LEBANON 1979 AIRFORCE NAQOURA ITALAIR ** REGISTERED ** rare
Country: LEBANON
Condition: ITALY IN LEBANON 1979 AIRFORCE NAQOURA ITALAIR ** REGISTERED ** rare
Description: USE SEARCH ENGINE FOR MORE "LEBANON" ITALIAN AIRFORCE IN LEBANON: ITALAIR AT NAQOURA rare cover signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $25.00
Item Id #013238    See Details...
LEBANON * ITALCON Italian TROOPS IN BEIRUT 24 DEC 1982
Country: LEBANON
Condition: LEBANON * ITALCON Italian TROOPS IN BEIRUT 24 DEC 1982
Description: USE SEARCH ENGINE FOR MORE "LEBANON"
Price: $14.00
Item Id #013239    See Details...
LEBANON * ITALCON Italian TROOPS IN BEIRUT  19 FEB 1983
Country: LEBANON
Condition: LEBANON * ITALCON Italian TROOPS IN BEIRUT 19 FEB 1983
Description: USE SEARCH ENGINE FOR MORE "LEBANON"
Price: $18.00
Item Id #013240    See Details...
WEST INDIES & FALKLAND ISLANDS CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2
Country: WEST INDIES
Condition: WEST INDIES & FALKLAND ISLANDS CENSORSHIP WORLD WAR 2
Description: WORLD WAR 2 POSTAL CENSORSHIP IN THE BRITISH WEST INDIES AND FALKLAND ISLANDS -- 242 pages (8"x11"), 2010, SPIRAL BOUND -- IN ENGLISH * ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT LOOK AT THE SCANS TO READ DETAILS OF THE CONTENT ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS SCHOLAR ****************** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE ~~~ HANDLING & POSTAGE: VARIES DEPENDING ON DESTINATION
Price: $60.00
Item Id #013543    See Details...
1943 AIRGRAPH FROM CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN FORCES IN ITALY CHRISTMAS
Country: Italy
Condition: 1943 AIRGRAPH FROM CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN FORCES IN ITALY CHRISTMAS
Description: Complete with envelope * rare
Price: $38.00
Item Id #014577    See Details...
1941 COVER * MENTONE very Fine
Country: Italy
Condition: 1941 COVER * MENTONE very Fine
Price: $28.00
Item Id #014578    See Details...
1945 AIRGRAPH WITH COVER FROM CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN FORCES in Italy
Country: Italy
Condition: 1945 AIRGRAPH WITH COVER FROM CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN FORCES in Italy
Price: $38.00
Item Id #014579    See Details...
1943  TUNISIA ARMY POST OFFICE 529 and 763 at BIZERTE
Country: USA
Condition: 1943 TUNISIA ARMY POST OFFICE 529 and 763 at BIZERTE
Price: $13.00
Item Id #016821    See Details...
NOV. 1943 ALGERIA (US) ARMY POST OFFICE 698 at ALGIERS
Country: USA
Condition: NOV. 1943 ALGERIA (US) ARMY POST OFFICE 698 at ALGIERS
Price: $11.00
Item Id #016822    See Details...
1942 NATAL SOUTH AFRICA * LADYSMITH No. 6 GARRISON COY * boxed
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: 1942 NATAL SOUTH AFRICA * LADYSMITH No. 6 GARRISON COY * boxed
Description: signed Migliavacca
Price: $30.00
Item Id #016828    See Details...
1943 TANZANIA DAR ES SALAM to NAIROBI E.A. APO 68 + APO 2
Condition: 1943 TANZANIA DAR ES SALAM to NAIROBI E.A. APO 68 + APO 2
Description: on reverse NAIROBI APO 2 cds at destination in Nairobi - good quality + BRIDGE TYPE CENSOR MARK (HENNING EA.4A) - signed Migliavacca
Price: $45.00
Item Id #016829    See Details...
1919 2c 3c and 10c FIUME Allegories/City Hall on postcard POSTA MILITARE 83
Country: FIUME
Catalog #: Sassone #33-33 & 35
Condition: 1919 2c 3c and 10c FIUME Allegories/City Hall on postcard POSTA MILITARE 83
Description: PICTURE POSTCARD Fiume Riva Marco Polo - 3 color franking cancelled FIELD POST OFFICE 83 - very attractive - signed Migliavacca
Price: $100.00
Item Id #016019    See Details...
1919 10c FIUME CITY HALL on cover POSTA MILITARE 83
Country: FIUME
Catalog #: Sassone #35
Condition: 1919 10c FIUME CITY HALL on cover POSTA MILITARE 83
Description: from PRIMO REGGIMENTO GRANATIERI to soldier in Agrigento VERY FINE cover -- signed Migliavacca
Price: $110.00
Item Id #016018    See Details...
2008 WORLD WAR 1 REMEMBRANCE 90th ANNIVERSARY 6v + 1 MS MNH
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #1221-MS1227
Condition: POPPY 2008 WORLD WAR 1 REMEMBRANCE 90th ANNIVERSARY 6v + 1 MS MNH
Description: Complete Set MINT NEVER HINGED + MINIATURE SHEET
Price: $25.00
Item Id #000423    See Details...
WORLD WAR I REMEMBRANCE 90th ANNIVERSARY POPPY DAY OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Catalog #: Gibbons #1221-MS1227
Condition: WORLD WAR I REMEMBRANCE 90th ANNIVERSARY POPPY DAY OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS
Description: 2008 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SET OF 3 OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS 90 YEARS OF REMEMBRANCE POPPY DAY
Price: $30.00
Item Id #014372    See Details...
1919 POSTA MILITARE 83 at FIUME on Cover franked with
Country: FIUME
Catalog #: Sassone #C36-C37
Condition: 1919 POSTA MILITARE 83 at FIUME on Cover franked with "CITY HALL" 20c + 15c Pair
Description: PAPER TYPE C * SIGNED MIGLIAVACCA ** SASSONE 2018 price for C37 & C37 on cover 720 EUROS + POSTA MILITARE 83 (8 points)
Price: $800.00     Sale Price! $240.00
Item Id #015939    See Details...