STAMPS & COVERS OF LIBYA SOMALIA ERITREA ETHIOPIA * AEGEAN RHODES ISLANDS * OCCUPATIONS OF ALBANIA, FRANCE , IONIAN ISLANDS * GREECE * CORFU * MONTENEGRO * DALMATIA * FIUME * ZARA ZADAR * LUBIANA

STAMPS & COVERS OF LIBYA SOMALIA ERITREA ETHIOPIA * AEGEAN RHODES ISLANDS * OCCUPATIONS OF ALBANIA, FRANCE , IONIAN ISLANDS * GREECE * CORFU * MONTENEGRO * DALMATIA * FIUME * ZARA ZADAR * LUBIANA

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AEGEAN ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY VOL. 1
Country: ITALY
Condition: AEGEAN ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY VOL. 1
Description: POSTAL HISTORY OF THE DODECANESE AEGEAN ISLANDS ** VOLUME I: THE CIVILIANS MAILS ** STORIA POSTALE DEL DODECANESO VOLUME I — LA POSTA CIVILE ** By Carloni—Cercena’ (2006) ** 270 pages, (20 x 30 cm), supplemented by a separate volume of 56 pages Catalogue giving illustrations and evaluations of all known postmarks, instructional and accessory marks of the post offices opened by various countries in the Aegean Isles. ALL IN COLOUR, lavish large format production, hard bound, already out of print. Absolutely first class book that will remain standard reference for decades to come. In ITALIAN with abridged but extensive sections translated into ENGLISH for each of the various chapters. The main volume deals with: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND THE FORERUNNERS THE AUSTRIAN POST OFFICES THE FRENCH POST OFFICES THE RUSSIAN POST OFFICE THE OTTOMAN POST THE EGYPTIAN POST THE GREEK POST THE BRITISH POST THE ITALIAN CIVIL POST RHODES THE ITALIAN POST OFFICES THE ITALIAN POST OFFICES OF THE SMALLER ISLANDS ITALIAN MARITIME MAIL ITALIAN AIR MAIL & FIRST FLIGHTS ***** HUGE & HEAVY BOOK ***** CHECK OUT OUR LISTINGS FOR VOLUME 2
Price: $88.00
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AEGEAN ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY VOL. 2
Country: United States
Condition: AEGEAN ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY VOL. 2
Description: POSTAL HISTORY OF THE DODECANESE AEGEAN ISLANDS VOLUME II: THE MILITARY MAIL ITALY * GERMANY * THE BRITISH & GREEK ADMINISTRATION STORIA POSTALE DEL DODECANESO VOLUME 2 196 pages, (20 x 30 cm), supplemented by a separate volume of 40 pages Catalogue giving illustrations and evaluations of all known postmarks, instructional and accessory marks ALL IN COLOUR, lavish large format production, hard bound, already out of print. Absolutely first class book that will remain standard reference for decades to come. In ITALIAN with abridged but extensive sections translated into ENGLISH for each of the various chapters. CHECK OUT MY LISTINGS FOR VOLUME 1 This is VOLUME 2 and deals with: MILITARY MAIL WW1 & WW2 FREE FRANK & CENSOR MARKS NAVY & SHIPS MAIL AIRFORCE MAIL GERMAN FELDPOST GERMAN INSELPOST BRITISH MILITARY ADMINISTRATION & MEF STAMPS USED IN AEGEAN GREEK MILITARY ADMINISTRATION POSTAL RATES POSTAGE STAMPS USED IN THE AEGEAN ISLANDS CORRECTIONS & ADDENDA TO VOLUME I BIBLIOGRAPHY ***** HUGE & HEAVY BOOK ***** THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $95.00
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EAST AFRICA: ERITREA 1936 POSTA MILITARE 70 AIR MAIL TO ITALY
Condition: EAST AFRICA: ERITREA 1936 POSTA MILITARE 70 AIR MAIL TO ITALY
Price: $11.00
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DALMATIA ITALY POSTA MILITARE N 32 on 10c DUBRONVIC
Condition: DALMATIA ITALY POSTA MILITARE N 32 on 10c DUBRONVIC
Description: 23 May 1941 Real Photo Postcard depicting ancient Venetian Well at Dubrovnic Ragusa - franked with 10c cancelled POSTA MILITARE N. 32 cds -- stationed in DALMATIA at this time -- this type of mail was POST FREE and when found with added postage stamps carries a premium - very fine quality -- signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca -
Price: $16.00
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CROATIA 1943 POSTA MILITARE 73 SEZ. A very RARE
Condition: CROATIA 1943 POSTA MILITARE 73 SEZ. A very RARE
Description: 19 Feb 1943 from KNIN - rated 13 point by Marchese ($1400) - a great rarity of Italian FPOs - this FPO functioned only for a few weeks SIGNED BY NOTED EXPERT DR. MIGLIAVACCA 13 PUNTI - pezzo di notevole importanza storico postale
Price: $59.00
Item Id #007208    See Details...
ITALY ALBANIA 1908 20 PARA POSTCARD POSTMARKED SCUTARI DI ALBANIA
Country: ALBANIA
Condition: ITALY ALBANIA 1908 20 PARA POSTCARD POSTMARKED SCUTARI DI ALBANIA
Description: 1908 elusive 20 Para ALBANIA (1905) postcard to MILAN cds SCUTARI DI ALBANIA (POSTE ITALIANE) Well Struck at left and on the stationary stamp two tiny pinholes far away from stamp, mentioned for accuracy but not detracting from the rarity, importance & freshness of this RARE postcard Signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $90.00
Item Id #009526    See Details...
POSTA MILITARE 91 METKOVIC CROATIA * HEALTH SECTION * OVAL HANDSTAMP
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 91 METKOVIC CROATIA * HEALTH SECTION * OVAL HANDSTAMP
Description: RARELY OFFERED FREE FRANK ARMED FORCES POSTAL STATIONERY POSTA MILITARE N. 91 oval & coat of arms: REGIE POSTE / 49^ SEZIONE DI SANITA' 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: $22.00
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POSTA MILITARE 1943 TUNISIA ITALY POSTA MILITARE 600 COMANDO XX CORPO D'ARMATA
Condition: POSTA MILITARE 1943 TUNISIA ITALY POSTA MILITARE 600 COMANDO XX CORPO D'ARMATA
Description: RARELY OFFERED 1943 16 April FREE FRANK FIELD POST OFFICE POSTCARD double circle date stamp POSTA MILITARE 600 straight line: COMANDO XX CORPO D'ARMATA / QUARTIERE GENERALE Signed by Expert Dr Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $18.00
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ITALY AIR MAIL BRAZIL ARGENTINA URUGUAY VENEZUELA
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY AIR MAIL BRAZIL ARGENTINA URUGUAY VENEZUELA
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY LATI: ITALIAN SOUTH ATLANTIC AIRLINE 98 pages A4 full color, illustrated throughout, spiral bound LOADED WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION AIRCRAFT * CENSORSHIP * WESTBOUND MAIL * EASTBOUND MAIL * THE AFTERMATH OF LATI SERVICE + APPENDIXES A MUST HAVE FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR OF THESE RARE POSTMARKS
Price: $79.00     Sale Price! $59.00
Item Id #002618    See Details...
MOVIES LIQUOR WINE SPORTS 1935 TELEGRAM LIBYA to ITALY
Condition: MOVIES LIQUOR WINE SPORTS 1935 TELEGRAM LIBYA to ITALY
Price: $60.00
Item Id #008528    See Details...
IONIAN ISLANDS Greece Italy by Bernardelli 1790-1920s
Condition: IONIAN ISLANDS Greece Italy by Bernardelli 1790-1920s
Description: IONIAN ISLANDS—LE ISOLE JONIE by Bernardelli, in Italian, 12 pages with many illustrations, modern reprint of the 1943 article serialised in Rivista Filatelica d’Italia— still very useful, giving information about postmarks from late 1700s to the 1920s- Seminal work very useful, and required reading for the specialist THIS IS A MUST HAVE COMPENDIUM WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $9.50
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IONIAN ISLANDS ITALY OCCUPATION & FORGERIES ATHEN
Condition: IONIAN ISLANDS ITALY OCCUPATION & FORGERIES ATHEN
Description: ******************** ALSO CONSIDER BUYING LOT 3300 and LOT 3768 - look at these before you finalise your order ************* IONIAN ISLANDS ITALIAN OCCUPATION, 1941 LETTERPRESS OVERPRINTS, by Piero Penco, in Italian: CEFALONIA E ITACA, OCCUPAZIONE MILITARE ITALIANA —reprint of Penco’s research with detailed synopsis in English by Dr. Migliavacca, plus two articles by Guglielmo Oliva, one on the ATHENS FORGERIES published in 1942, and the other on the quantities of these issues destroyed in Rome in July 1942. Both articles have an abstract in English. All this first hand information has never been available before to the English-speaking collectors. Much valuable information, many illustrations and enlargements of the overprints have been added to Penco’s work. 28 pages, incl. 2 maps. Quite rare, limited edition for the specialist and bibliopole.- Seminal work very useful, and required reading for the specialist. While the quality of the printing is good, the original printing was typical of the 1950s-1960s. On the whole this is a good readable and clear print with reasonably good pictures. If you expect perfect printing do not buy this item. On the other hand, if you are not a perfectionist, then the information is valuable, and this booklet is very useful. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $27.00
Item Id #003425    See Details...
TRIESTE POLA FIUME ISTRIA SLOVENE LITTORAL 1945-47
Country: TRIESTE
Condition: TRIESTE POLA FIUME ISTRIA SLOVENE LITTORAL 1945-47
Description: TRIESTE, POLA, FIUME, ISTRIA & SLOVENE LITTORAL UNDER YUGOSLAV ADMINISTRATION: 1945-1947 STAMPS & POSTAL HISTORY BY DAMIR NOVAKOVIC Hardbound; 912 pages (17 cm x 24 cm); hundres of colour illustrations; IN ENGLISH with evaluations plating charts; Historical & Political Background POLA: Provisional Issue & Postal History TRIESTE: Provisional Issue & Postal History TRIESTE ZONE B & FIUME: 1945-1847 Provisional Issues & Postal History AIRMAIL * CENSORSHIP * MILITARY MAIL * STAMPLESS MAIL POSTAL STATIONERY * POSTAL RATES PLATING OF STAMPS & OVERPRINTS PLATING DICTIONARY PLACE NAMES CROAT SLOVENE ITALIAN APPENDIX MONETARY SYSTEM MAPS WITH POST OFFICES LOCATIONS You name it; this book got it beware: from 1945 to 1947 VERY HEAVY TO SHIP * WE SHIP ONLY BY AIRMAIL (allow 4 to 8 weeks for postal delivery)
Price: $140.00     Sale Price! $99.00
Item Id #003434    See Details...
ITALIAN OCCUPATIONS WWII   **** Occupazioni ed Annessioni Italiane nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale - Albania, Francia, Grecia, Jugoslavia - 1939-1943 La Posta Civile
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALIAN OCCUPATIONS WW2 * THE TOP REFERENCE BOOK
Description: ITALIAN OCCUPATIONS WWII ****   Occupazioni ed Annessioni Italiane nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale - Albania, Francia, Grecia, Jugoslavia - 1939-1943 La Posta Civile by Valter Astolfi. Published March 1996 by Fiorenzo Zanetti Editore, Milan. 640 pages, several maps; 6 1/2” x 9 1/2”; black and white illustrations throughout. Perfect bound. [Limited edition of Hardbound copies exist - ask for more details] ****   A REVIEW BY GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA (copyright) ****    Quite a few volumes have been published during the last two decades about Italian military mail of World War II; most of them were well received both by reviewers and the collecting public. Some of their success story is contributed by the information given on the exact location of the various field post offices — a very important detail for postal history collectors of the various countries and territories occupied by Italy. Another crucial factor is that Italian military mail of WWII is still in relatively large supply, and although stocks and trouvailles had been cherry-picked in the 1950s and early 1960s by pioneering specialists, chances of an occasional lucky find keep collectors’ adrenaline going. Once occupied and/or annexed the various territories and countries had to be governed, sometime by a civilian administration, sometime by military rule, and in some instances by a combination of both, depending on circumstances which had strategic, political and diplomatic ramifications. The postal service for civilians was a rather important aspect of public administration and the plethora of occupation stamps listed by the various catalogues is, for the serious specialist or postal historian, the classical “tip of the iceberg”. In some of the occupied territories definitive stamps of Italy were used, in other places specific overprinted stamps were issued, and in one case local definitives continued in use. In each case the adopted course had been influenced by circumstances, and although some mistakes were made, Italy was quite careful not to step on Germany’s toes while devising some long-term policy as to better incorporate the newly acquired territories without hurting local sensitivities and pride. Germany, on the other hand, had none of these complexities to contend with and her approach was - to put it in one word - rather brutal. On the whole, war cover enthusiasts will find this collecting field quite exciting and challenging. On 10 June 1940, Mussolini issued declarations of war against Britain and France; as a result Italian troops began to occupy bordering areas on the western front. Two weeks later France had agreed to sign an armistice. The acquisitions were pitifully modest and included Mentone where Italian stamps were introduced by mid-March 1941. Additionally, as a result of the disruption of postal service between Italy and France, mail from Italians residing in France and her colonies were forwarded through special arrangements and concessions. Covers benefitting from such concessions are usually recognizable by official “straight line” hand-stamps. The partition of Yugoslavia after the annexation by the Axis powers resulted in the birth of two new countries, Croatia and Serbia, and the subdivision of the other areas into smaller entities under German or Italian rule. Southern Slovenia became the Province of Lubiana, the Italianized name of its main city, Ljubljana. Here the annexation caused no disruption of the postal service and Yugoslav stamps continued to be used for a short time. The Fiume-Kupa zone, in the vicinity of Fiume, included Arbe and Veglia - two of the nearby islands - and was eventually incorporated into the pre-existing Province of Fiume. Other acquisitions included the Dalmatian coast where the administrative subdivision included the provinces of Zadar (Zara), Split (Spalato) and the offshore islands, and Kotor (Cattaro). From a strictly philatelic point of view it is interesting to notice that Yugoslav stamps with an Italian (Co.Ci.) overprint were issued for Lubiana, and a similar measure was implemented for the Fiumano-Kupa zone. Montenegro followed a similar pattern but here there were some “sensitivities” that had to be carefully dealt with. Firstly, Queen Helena (nee Petrovic), the consort of King Victor Emmanuel III, was also a Montenegrin princess, and a special administrative arrangement had to be adopted. Therefore, on 3 October 1941 Mussolini issued a special decree making Montenegro an Italian Governorship. The special status of Montenegro under Italian occupation is also reflected by its stamps, which include a set commemorating Prince Bishop Petrovic Njegosh, author of the Montenegrin national poem. Each of the ten stamps bore a few lines of the poem inscribed on the back. Undoubtedly Queen Helena had a lot of influence in all of this; and having a famous Sicilian collector at the top of the newly established Governorship made things easier. In 1901 Italy opened a post office at Scutari; the following year two additional offices were opened at Janina and Durazzo (Durres) and in 1908 Valona (Vlone) also had its Italian post office. This was simply another indication of Italian long-term interest in the area. The 1913 Treaty of London gave independence to Albania; the stamps of the new country depicting Skander-Beg (also known as Gjergji Kastrioti) were printed by the Italian Government Printing Works in Turin. Following a period of anarchy and unrest during World War I, and with the help of Italy, the country stabilized itself. The cordial relationship with Rome improved as years went by, and quite a few pre-war stamp issues of Albania were printed by the Italian Government Printing Works which had by then moved to Rome. The situation deteriorated in 1939, when King Zog refused to align Albania with the Axis; Mussolini, who wouldn’t take no for an answer, occupied the country in a matter of days. On 12 April 1939 Victor Emmanuel III became King of Albania and Albanian stamps were overprinted at first, to be followed by definitives depicting the Italian monarch. The idea of overprinting Italian definitives was discarded because it would have met with stern resistance and incensed the Albanians whose national pride was well known. Instead, a definitive series blending the image of Victor Emmanuel with local pictorial elements and featuring Albanian inscriptions and currency was issued. The inevitable fasces were also a design element, but to circumvent local criticism many of the later issues also featured the Albanian coat of arms. Metropolitan postal rates were adopted and the use of Italian definitives was tolerated for about twelve months. In 1941 Albania expanded its boundaries at the expense of Yugoslavia. As a result some 15 post offices became part of the Albanian postal network. Covers with stamps of Albania under Italian rule cancelled by postmarks of these post offices are quite elusive, and even the advanced collector would never know what he is dealing with unless he has Astolfi’s book.   After declaring war on Greece (28 October 1940), Italy found out that it was not an easy task and only in the spring of 1941 with massive help from Berlin the occupation was successfully completed. From a postal history point of view evidence of the Italian occupation on the mainland was only marginal. Stamps featuring King George II and/or members of the royal family were declared obsolete and withdrawn; however, all the other definitives remained in use. The only postal vestiges of the Italian occupation of Greece to be found on mails from civilians are the often bi-lingual (Italian and Greek) censor marks and labels. The approach with the offshore islands was quite different. In the Ionian Islands, at first, Greek stamps were overprinted locally at Corfù, Cephalonia, Ithaca, and Zante; then, in an attempt to wipe out even the minutest visual link with the mainland, Italian definitives overprinted “ISOLE JONIE” were introduced. On Crete and throughout the Cycladian and Sporades Islands Greek stamps were used. The occasional use of Italian and Rhodes’ definitives was only marginal. Astolfi makes a very good point when he discusses the Cephalonia and Ithaca overprints in used condition. As we all know the format of these rather large and clumsy overprints required two stamps to leave a full impression. The acquisitive mind of collectors combined with the money-grabbing attitude of most dealers resulted in marketing these issues as “pairs”. As such they have been catalogued and collected from day one, irrespective of evidence to the contrary; in fact, the overprint did not actually modify the face value of each stamp. It was simply an expedient method due to the emergency. For generations now, catalogues have been penalizing single stamps with half of the overprint, but the often rare pieces of mail of non-philatelic origin that have been recorded so far show clearly that the overprinted pairs were invariably separated to make up the required postal rates. Scott says that used halves (sic!) are worth 50% of their already ridiculously low-priced pair counterparts. Sassone, who should know better, adopts an even more absurd approach when it states that used “singles” (a more fitting description than halves) with half impression of the overprint are worth 10% of the price given for used pairs. However, Sassone says, such “singles” on cover are worth the same as pairs. Ironically enough, Sassone does not give prices for pairs on cover — a clear indication that the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Unsevered pairs are usually found on philatelic covers which can be easily recognized since they are invariably “over-paid” and do not reflect an actual postal rate of any kind. In this respect Astolfi’s book is a very valuable tool for spotting philatelic covers since he devotes detailed chapters to the various postal rates used in the occupied territories.   What has just been said reminds us of what Walter G. Weisbecker wrote in 1958 in an article on WWII Occupation Overprints published by “Stamps” magazine (4 January): “The failure of the Scott catalogue to provide detailed listings of these occupation series (in particular, the recognized varieties and reasonable price quotations) is, in the final analysis, really a matter of no great importance except to the collector who relies upon it. Every leading European catalogue...carries the great majority of them as readily marketable items. Scott, I fear, is still struggling off to a very late start. Thus, assuming that you recognize that Scott is certainly no collector’s ‘bible’ in this field, the way lies open for you to probe a highly specialized, little known area that may well be as profitable as it is fascinating.” This is certainly a mouthful, especially knowing that it was said almost 40 years ago and that Scott has made little progress since then. What are the “shakers and movers” of the American philatelic world doing? Sleeping, we assume. By mid-1943 Hitler was already highly suspicious that the Italians were going to betray him. After Mussolini’s ousting (25 July) Italy signed an armistice with the Allies (8 September), followed by a declaration of war on Germany (13 October). German take-over of just about all territories and islands occupied by Italy was marked by a series of atrocities. Those perpetrated in Yugoslavia and Greece have been widely publicised, but little has been said about the 5,000 Italians on Cephalonia put to death by the Germans after the surrender. The remaining 4,000 were embarked for Greece but their ships hit mines and sank. The few who jumped into the sea were machine-gunned by the Germans. Similar atrocities were committed in Corfu and Rhodes involving thousands. But Astolfi’s book does not deal with the German take-over and his postal history of civilian mails ends exactly on that fateful 8 September 1943. Astolfi hopes to tackle the postal history of civilian mails in former Italian territories taken over by Germany in a separate volume to be published at a later date. We wish him every success in this new venture. What Astolfi has provided for us in these 640 pages will keep us busy long enough for him to accomplish his new project. Astolfi is not one of Italy’s most prolific writers, but when he decides to put pen to paper he does so in the most authoritative fashion. This is all too evident in the volume under review which, interestingly enough, belongs to a new series appropriately named “Le Pietre Miliari” (The Milestones). What we have here is a monumental monograph filled with previously unpublished research. One only needs to look at the existing bibliography to realise how little had been written previously on the postal history of civilian mails from Italian Occupations of World War II. Each section has substantial chapters outlining the historical events, the administrative status, stamps and postal stationery, postal rates, post offices, postal service, postmarks, stampers, registration labels, and censorship. Additionally, for those who want to put a cash value on everything, Astolfi’s book also provides evaluations based on a point system. Stamp issues of the occupied territories are not the main objective of this publication; however, the clarity imparted by Astolfi to his listings and the added information gathered by him make this section alone worth buying this book. His approach is realistic and unbiased and, therefore, at times conflicting with time-honoured but not time-tested sources such as stamp catalogues. He sticks to the facts and as a postal historian his penchant for detail is never fastidiously boring. The reader’s reaction is quite often - “Oh, I didn’t know that”. Astolfi also gives clear exhaustive explanations on various “too good to be true” bogus overprints; these include the 1940 “SOLLUM” overprints on stamps of Libya; the 1942 Siwa overprints (“OCCUPAZIONE ITALIANA” on two lines) on Egyptian definitives to celebrate the Axis counter-offensive in Libya; and the hilarious 1942 “TOBRUCH” overprints on the Rome-Berlin Axis stamps. Justifiably maligned, these stamps were also the target of another invention of forgers when a two line overprint “C.S.I.R. / VINCEREMO” (Italian Expeditionary Force in Russia / We will Win) was added to them by some practical joker. The bogus overprints of Santa Maura, Cerigo, and Paxo on Greek stamps; and the Lassithi (Crete) overprints on stamps of Rhodes are also discussed. The book requires a good knowledge of the Italian language, but don’t let this influence you because the many illustrations and the abundance of maps, charts, synoptic tables and Astolfi’s use of plain language will make your task rather easy. The information is carefully researched and well documented, and all the pertinent facts are discussed in a lucid style. If criticism, for the sake of criticism, must be made, then it may be said that an index would have been an added asset; but, quite honestly, the subject matter is arranged and organized in such a way that the lack of an index is only to the regret of the printer who would have benefitted from printing the few extra pages. From a practical point of view, most postal history material of these territories is far from common; additionally this collecting area is marred by dressed-up (philatelic) covers and outright forgeries. Putting all of these in the right contest and finding out their relevance and worth from a collecting point of view can be rewarding and can easily justify the purchase of this book. For the specialist, this is a veritable goldmine; you will go back to it time and again and you either purchase two copies (one for your bookshelf and one for research purposes and annotations) or you make sure you go to a bookbinder to give it a solid hardback. All the illustrations are crisp and clear, including maps and postmarks; the book is lavisly produced and is complimented by a dust jacket. From a commercial point of view, Fiorenzo Zanetti, the publisher, has been very generous because this is clearly “five books in one”. He could have easily serialized this “opus magnus” in five tomes, but then Fiorenzo comes from a family of collectors/dealers that has earned the highest accolades in Italian philately. This is his way to contribute to the hobby and we are very grateful. This book is a must for all philatelic libraries and for anyone interested in this rather difficult collecting area. — Giorgio Migliavacca (COPYRIGHT) ******   VERY HEAVY BOOK TO SHIP
Price: $145.00     Sale Price! $99.00
Item Id #012673    See Details...
MONTENEGRO JULY 1943 CRNA GORA ON NEWSPAPER WRAPPER
Country: MONTENEGRO
Condition: MONTENEGRO JULY 1943 CRNA GORA ON NEWSPAPER WRAPPER
Description: 10c CRNA GORA CANCELLED CETTINJE ON HALF OF A NEWSPAPER WRAPPER - the newspaper GLAS CRNOGORCA was published by the Montenegro Governatorate - very rare use of these issues - signed Migliavacca
Price: $110.00
Item Id #010897    See Details...
MONTENEGRO JULY 1943  POSTA MILITARE 142 ON NEWSPAPER WRAPPER
Country: MONTENEGRO
Condition: MONTENEGRO JULY 1943 POSTA MILITARE 142 ON NEWSPAPER WRAPPER
Description: STAMPLESS HALF NEWSPAPER WRAPPER - the newspaper GLAS CRNOGORCA was published by the Montenegro Governatorate - very rare use of the POSTA MILITARE 142 postmark - signed Migliavacca
Price: $90.00
Item Id #010898    See Details...
1918 MERAN SUDTIROL 2 H IMPERFORATE STAMP ON NEWSPAPER WRAPPER rare
Condition: 1918 MERAN SUDTIROL 2 H IMPERFORATE STAMP ON NEWSPAPER WRAPPER rare
Description: DECEMBER 1918 -- Genuine rare use of this already rare stamp; the first time we have seen one in 40 years - Sassone 600 euros on cover but worth much more for this particular use -- signed Migliavacca
Price: $500.00
Item Id #010899    See Details...
1938 NEWSPAPER FROM GONDAR ETHIOPIA TO TRIESTE by AIR MAIL rare
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1938 NEWSPAPER FROM GONDAR ETHIOPIA TO TRIESTE by AIR MAIL rare
Description: LA VOCE DEL TANA inviato per posta aere su intero Giornale * Affrancata Lire 1,10 annullati GONDAR POSTA AEREA rara
Price: $250.00
Item Id #013225    See Details...
IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3
Country: IONIAN ISLANDS
Condition: IONIAN ISLANDS CEFALONIA ITACA ZANTE HAND OVERPRINTS 1941-3
Description: ***** ********** ALSO CONSIDER BUYING LOT 3425 and LOT 3300 - look at these before you finalise your order ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SPIRO RAFTOPULOS LE SOVRASTAMPE A MANO DI CEFALONIA * ITACA * ZANTE 1941-1943: The Hand Overprints of the Italian Occupation of Cefalonia, Itaca & Zante 48 pages, 8" x 11" - illustrated in black & white throughout. Limited Edition reprint of the 1961 edition In Italian, with some excerpts in English of technical information regarding the minute details of overprints with a view to help identifying forgeries. Do not expect a word-by-word translation, but rather the translation of many captions of the illustrations and translation of the major characteristics of overprints. The illustrations are definitely worth a thousand words and they are plentiful, mostly magnified two, three, four times the actual size. Raftopulos was a major Greek expert who had researched these stamps since their inception. The focus of this monograph is: 1941 CEFALONIA, ARGOSTOLI HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS; their characteristics, positioning, postal use and postmarks 1941 ITACA HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1941 ZANTE, ZAKINTHOS, HAND OVERPRINTS ON GREEK STAMPS, their characteristics, postal use and postmarks 1943 (October) ZANTE "ELLAS" HAND OVERPRINTS ON ITALIAN DEFINITIVE STAMPS For each series of overprints a detailed checklist is given with 1961 market values. This is a very useful book with lots of information not found elsewhere. The original edition has been sold out since the early 1960s. This reprint has benefited from a larger size resulting in larger illustrations. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $37.00
Item Id #003768    See Details...
ITALY LIBYA 1909 10c ITALY DEFINITIVE POSTCARD FROM TRIPOLI TO MILAN
Country: LIBYA
Condition: ITALY LIBYA 1909 10c ITALY DEFINITIVE POSTCARD FROM TRIPOLI TO MILAN
Description: 1909 TRIPOLI DI BARBERIA cds (very fine strike) on 10c Italian definitive well before Italian occupation on postcard to Milan very minor vertical crease in the middle of the postcard not affecting stamp nor appearance (mentioned for accuracy but not detracting) Signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $89.00
Item Id #009184    See Details...
ITALY SLOVENIA GERMANY OCCUP LJUBLJANA Postage Due
Country: LUBIANA
Condition: ITALY SLOVENIA GERMANY OCCUP LJUBLJANA Postage Due
Description: Scott NJ19 (Sassone T6) used on Postal "VAGLIA" TO SEND MONEY a similar item fetched $400 in an Italian auction signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $49.00
Item Id #009194    See Details...
ITALY SLOVENIA GERMANY OCCUP LJUBLJANA 20c P Due
Country: LUBIANA
Condition: ITALY SLOVENIA GERMANY OCCUP LJUBLJANA 20c P Due
Description: GERMAN OCCUPATION OF LJUBLJANA PAIR of 20c. Scott NJ16 (Sassone T3) used on Postal Vaglia a similar item fetched $400 in an Italian auction signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $45.00
Item Id #009195    See Details...
1902 ALBANIA POSTCARD 20 PARA MINT  VERY FINE
Country: ALBANIA
Condition: 1902 ALBANIA POSTCARD 20 PARA MINT VERY FINE
Price: $25.00
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PHILATELIC DICTIONARY ITALIAN-GERMAN-ITALIAN
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Description: DIZIONARIO FILATELICO TEDESCO - ITALIANO ITALIANO - TEDESCO PHILATELIC DICTIONARY ITALIAN-GERMAN-ITALIAN By Vanni Alfani, 2002 edition, 100 pages Simply the best Italian-German-Italian philatelic dictionary ever written. Most useful to both the beginner and to the specialist. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***************** di Vanni Alfani, 100 pagine, edizione 2002 Dizionario dei termini filatelici più usati e più comuni per aiutare i collezionisti a capire ed utilizzare in maniera più semplice i cataloghi e i volumi scritti in lingua tedesca che spesso sono alla base di numerose collezioni e studi anche dell’area italiana. VERAMENTE INDISPENSABILE
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