SOMALIA ITALIANA * STAMPS OF BENADIR & LATER ISSUES OF ITALY'S SOMALILAND *

SOMALIA ITALIANA * STAMPS OF THE EARLY SETTLEMENT IN BENADIR & LATER ISSUES OF ITALY'S SOMALILAND * A fascinating collecting field that will take you from the days of the early commercial base to the founding of the Colony, the debacle of World War II resulting in the British Occupation followed by the AFIS transitional administration leading to Independence.

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LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Country: ITALIAN EAST AFRICA
Condition: LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Description: Typology of the various postmarks * Censor Marks * Accessorial & Instructional markings used by most FPOs * Air Mail delivery and routes * Checklist of the FPOs and Units they served * Use of postage free forces postal stationery and its discontinuation * FPOs opening dates and closing dates * Italian East Africa Civilian Post Offices as of 1 January 1938 * FPOs Basic Check List and Evaluations * Italian East Africa—A Chronology, 1888-1952. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. 36 pages - 28 centimeters high - many illustrations - highly recommended - limited edition reprint of 75 copies, many already sold to subscribers - ************ PREFAZIONE ALLA RISTAMPA Questo progetto editoriale si propone di offrire al collezionista di poste militari l’occasione per rivisitare una serie di articoli di Virgilio Lunardon sulla campagna nell’Africa Orientale del 1936- 1937 pubblicati dalla gloriosa Rivista Filatelica d’Italia mentre la campagna era in corso. Senza alcun dubbio gli articoli hanno tutti i pregi dell’attualità storico postale dell’epoca e, rileggendoli, ci si rende subito conto che dopo 70 anni le notizie tecniche contenute sono ancora valide e restano un punto di riferimento di grande rilievo. Inoltre, ho ritenuto opportuno pubblicare un elenco di tutti gli annulli noti utilizzando i dati pubblicati nella pregevolissima antologia sulle poste militari in Africa stilata dai membri dell’Associazione Italiana Collezionisti Posta Militare, aggiungendovi le quotazioni aggiornate usando come base le aste AICPM, i listini di vendita di commercianti e vari cataloghi d’asta. Al fine di rendere fruibile il volume anche per i lettori che non parlano l’italiano, è stata inserita la cronologia dell’AOI dal 1888 and 1952 oltre che note, appunti e didascalie in inglese, intercalate nei punti opportuni. Nel riproporre gli scritti di Lunardon spero di aver fatto cosa gradita ai collezionisti e mi auguro che questa pubblicazione possa contribuire ad un maggiore sviluppo del settore. Giorgio Migliavacca ***************** PREFACE TO THE 2007 REPRINT This reprint gives the opportunity to the increasing number of military mail collectors to re-visit a very interesting series of articles on the 1936-7 campaign in East Africa written by Virgilio Lunardon, and published by the renowned Rivista Filatelica d’Italia while the campaign was still in progress. In fact, Lunardon’s articles have all the qualities of eyewitness news reports of postal history in the making. The reader will also realise that although 70 years have elapsed since their publication, these articles hold their ground and remain required reading for both the novice and the specialist. A checklist of all known FPO postmarks has been added; it is largely based on the research presented in the splendid volume on Italian FPOs in Africa published by AICPM (the Italian Society of Military Mail Collectors) about 30 years ago. Additionally, the checklist gives the market value for each postmark based on recent AICPM auctions, public auctions, and dealers price lists. Captions and annotations in English have been inserted where appropriate to disseminate the information on an international scale. Similarly a chronology of Italian East Africa covering the events, both historical and philatelic, between 1888 and 1952, has been added. I sincerely hope that the publication of this reprint will increase the number of collectors of this most interesting chapter of Italian and East African postal history. --- Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $39.00
Item Id #010271    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA MANZONI 6 BESA USED FINE scarce
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: MANZONI 6 BESA USED FINE
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA MANZONI 6 BESA USED FINE scarce - Sassone Catalogue 55, 50 Euros ** Remaindered stocks of Italian definitives were used for overprinted stamps of the Colonies. Typically such stamps originated from sheets that had not passed the quality check for use in Italy because of poor centering and other inconsistencies. Colonial definitive stamps with overprints are normally poorly centered or at best Fine. Very Fine centering is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve. _______________________________________________ WE SHIP WORLDWIDE When possible we will combine multiple purchases into one shipment to save you money on postage SHIPPING & HANDLING: ALWAYS CONTACT US BEFORE MAKING YOUR PAYMENT TO CONFIRM CORRECT AMOUNT FOR SHIPPING & HANDLING PAYMENT PAYPAL accepted. _________________________________________________ RETURN POLICY: if an item is not as described you may return it within 7 days. A full refund will be paid after the lot reaches us in the same condition it was originally sold.
Price: $27.00
Item Id #000571    See Details...
SOMALIA * MANZONI 13 BESA USED SASSONE 57
Country: SOMALIA ITALIANA
Condition: MANZONI 13 BESA USED a VF
Description: SOMALIA * MANZONI 13 BESA USED SASSONE 57, 50 Euros, almost very fine centering, fresh color *** ******************************************* Remaindered stocks of Italian definitives were used for overprinted stamps of the Colonies. Typically such stamps originated from sheets that had not passed the quality check for use in Italy because of poor centering and other inconsistencies. Colonial definitive stamps with overprints are normally poorly centered or at best Fine; this also applies to a number of commemorative and pictorial issues. Very Fine centering of most colonial issues is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve. _______________________________________________ WE SHIP WORLDWIDE When possible we will combine multiple purchases into one shipment to save you money on postage SHIPPING & HANDLING: ALWAYS CONTACT US BEFORE MAKING YOUR PAYMENT TO CONFIRM CORRECT AMOUNT FOR SHIPPING & HANDLING PAYMENT PAYPAL accepted. _________________________________________________ RETURN POLICY: if an item is not as described you may return it within 7 days. A full refund will be paid after the lot reaches us in the same condition it was originally sold.
Price: $28.00
Item Id #000572    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA * COLONIAL INSTITUTE Sassone 86-91 nice USED
Country: SOMALIA ITALIANA
Condition: COLONIAL INSTITUTE set USED fine
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA * COLONIAL INSTITUTE Sassone 86-91 nice USED - Typical centering * Clear BENDER CASSIM cds postmark - 70 Euros *** ******************************************* Remaindered stocks of Italian definitives were used for overprinted stamps of the Colonies. Typically such stamps originated from sheets that had not passed the quality check for use in Italy because of poor centering and other inconsistencies. Colonial definitive stamps with overprints are normally poorly centered or at best Fine; this also applies to a number of commemorative and pictorial issues. Very Fine centering of most colonial issues is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve. _______________________________________________ WE SHIP WORLDWIDE When possible we will combine multiple purchases into one shipment to save you money on postage SHIPPING & HANDLING: ALWAYS CONTACT US BEFORE MAKING YOUR PAYMENT TO CONFIRM CORRECT AMOUNT FOR SHIPPING & HANDLING PAYMENT PAYPAL accepted. _________________________________________________ RETURN POLICY: if an item is not as described you may return it within 7 days. A full refund will be paid after the lot reaches us in the same condition it was originally sold.
Price: $35.00
Item Id #000573    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA: BIRD OSTRICH  2,55 LIRE MINT NH OG VERY FINE rare 750 Euros
Country: SOMALIA ITALIANA
Condition: 2,55 LIRE OSTRICH PERF 14 Sass 226
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA * OSTRICH * BIRD * 2,55 LIRE * PERF 14 ** VERY FINE, FRESH COLOR * SASSONE CATALOGUE 226 Mint Never Hinged Original Gum Guaranteed * VERY RARE STAMP especially this quality - Catalogue Value 750 Euros+++ SIGNED BY NOTED EXPERT DR MIGLIAVACCA *** ******************************************* Remaindered stocks of Italian definitives were used for overprinted stamps of the Colonies. Typically such stamps originated from sheets that had not passed the quality check for use in Italy because of poor centering and other inconsistencies. Colonial definitive stamps with overprints are normally poorly centered or at best Fine; this also applies to a number of commemorative and pictorial issues. Very Fine centering of most colonial issues is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve. _______________________________________________ WE SHIP WORLDWIDE When possible we will combine multiple purchases into one shipment to save you money on postage SHIPPING & HANDLING: ALWAYS CONTACT US BEFORE MAKING YOUR PAYMENT TO CONFIRM CORRECT AMOUNT FOR SHIPPING & HANDLING PAYMENT PAYPAL accepted. _________________________________________________ RETURN POLICY: if an item is not as described you may return it within 7 days. A full refund will be paid after the lot reaches us in the same condition it was originally sold.
Price: $349.00
Item Id #000575    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA DEFINITIVE OVERPRINTED ONORANZE AL DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI 50c USED VERY FINE
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: 50c DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI USED VERY FINE
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA DEFINITIVE OVERPRINTED ONORANZE AL DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI 50c USED - clearly struck cds, fresh colour VERY FINE, Sassone Catalogue 187, 30 Euros
Price: $13.00
Item Id #000577    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA PICTORIAL DEFINITIVE 35c PERF 14 VERY FINE USED
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: 35c PICTORIAL PERF 14 VF USED
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA PICTORIAL DEFINITIVE 35c PERF 14 VERY FINE USED; Sassone Catalogue 220, 50 Euros
Price: $23.00
Item Id #000578    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA PICTORIAL DEFINITIVE 35c PERF 14 VERY FINE USED; Sassone Catalogue 220, 50 Euros
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: 35c PICTORIAL PERF 14 VF USED
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA PICTORIAL DEFINITIVE 35c PERF 14 VERY FINE USED; Sassone Catalogue 220, 50 Euros
Price: $23.00
Item Id #000579    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA DEFINITIVE 1,25 LIRE PERF 14 MINT HINGED OG SASSONE 223 100 EUROS, FINE
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: 1,25 LIRE DEFINITIVE PERF 14 MINT HINGED
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA DEFINITIVE 1,25 LIRE FINE PERF 14 MINT HINGED OG, SASSONE 223 100 EUROS
Price: $29.00
Item Id #000580    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA ESPRESSO SPECIAL DELIVERY 1,25 LIRE USED
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: SOMALIA ESPRESSO 1,25 LIRE USED
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA ESPRESSO SPECIAL DELIVERY 1,25 LIRE USED, TYPICAL CENTERING FOR THIS ISSUE Sassone Espressi 7 18 Euros
Price: $7.00
Item Id #000581    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA AIR MAIL 3 LIRE USED SASSONE A24 Fine
Country: United States
Condition: AIR MAIL 3 LIRE USED SASSONE 24
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA AIR MAIL 3 LIRE USED SASSONE A24 Fine, 15 Euros
Price: $5.00
Item Id #000582    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA POSTAGE DUE 25c. VERY FINE USED
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: POSTAGE DUE SEGNATASSE 25c USED VF
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA POSTAGE DUE 25c. VERY FINE USED, Sassone Tasse 55, 12 Euros
Price: $4.00
Item Id #000583    See Details...
SOMALIA ITALIANA POSTAGE DUE SEGNATASSE 20c VERY FINE USED, SASSONE 54, 12 EUROS
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: POSTAGE DUE SEGNATASSE 20c VF USED
Description: SOMALIA ITALIANA POSTAGE DUE SEGNATASSE 20c VERY FINE USED, SASSONE 54, 12 EUROS
Price: $4.00
Item Id #000586    See Details...
ITALIAN POWs AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WORLD WAR II 1983 edition
Country: EAST AFRICA
Condition: ITALIAN P.O.W.s AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WW2, 2014 REPRINT with ADDENDA
Description: ITALIAN P.O.W.s AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WW2, 2014 REPRINT of the Second Revised edition 1983, WITH ADDED INFORMATION & ADDED ILLUSTRATIONS -- 72 pages, with many illustrations throughout. Countries covered include: Libya, Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyka, Palestine, Rhodesia, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Somaliland, Eritrea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Congo, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Madagascar; plus a section on related Italian FPOs, Airmail Routes, Stationery, and Censor marks. For more in-depth information we suggest Migliavacca’s book on Italian POWs in North Africa and Weisbecker’s Camp Mail in East Africa. All in short supply. All 3 books are essential to the serious collector of POW Mail.
Price: $38.00
Item Id #010590    See Details...
SOMALIA STAMPS & THEIR STORY by Migliavacca
Country: SOMALIA
Condition: SOMALIA STAMPS & THEIR STORY by Migliavacca
Description: THE STAMPS OF SOMALIA AND THEIR STORY - by Giorgio Migliavacca; 112 pages illustrated throughout, 1860s-1990s chronology, Lion & Elephant definitives, postage due, air mail, parcel post. Grand Award winning handbook in English, very useful, limited stock, perfect bound GRAND AWARD WITH FELICITATIONS & VERMEIL: COLOPEX 97 VERMEIL: STAMPSHOW 97 VERMEIL: CHICAGOPEX 97 VERMEIL: OKPEX 98 VERMEIL: CNPLE CANADA
Price: $44.00
Item Id #009093    See Details...
FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR SPECTACULAR BLOCK OF 4 USED
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR SPECTACULAR BLOCK OF 4 USED
Description: SCOTT #1 - SASSONE 35 Euros x 4 = 140 EUROS ++++ VERY FINE & BEAUTIFULLY POSTMARKED BY SQUARED CIRCLE "BRAVA"
Price: $90.00     Sale Price! $65.00
Item Id #014600    See Details...
FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR SPECTACULAR BLOCK OF 4 USED
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR SPECTACULAR BLOCK OF 4 USED
Description: VERY FINE SCOTT #1 - SASSONE 35 Euros x 4 = 140 EUROS ++++ BEAUTIFULLY POSTMARKED BY SQUARED CIRCLE "BRAVA"
Price: $90.00     Sale Price! $65.00
Item Id #014601    See Details...
FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR  USED EXTRA FINE
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR USED EXTRA FINE
Description: SCOTT #1 - SASSONE 35 Euros TOP QUALITY
Price: $30.00     Sale Price! $16.00
Item Id #014602    See Details...
FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR  USED EXTRA FINE
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: FIRST STAMP SOMALIA BENADIR USED EXTRA FINE
Description: SCOTT #1 - SASSONE 35 Euros TOP QUALITY
Price: $30.00     Sale Price! $16.00
Item Id #014603    See Details...
FIRST DEFINITIVE BENADIR 1 anna USED very fine SCOTT 3
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Scott #3
Condition: 1 ANNA USED VERY FINE
Description: SASSONE 3 14 Euros; VERY FINE (for this issue) USED, fresh color, clear postmark *** In most instances, colonial stamps centering is at best Fine. Very Fine centering is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve.
Price: $8.50
Item Id #000914    See Details...
SOMALIA: BENADIR FIRST DEFINITIVE 2 Annas, very fine USED * SCOTT 4
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Scott #4
Condition: 2 ANNAS USED VERY FINE
Description: SASSONE 4: VERY FINE, 25 Euros * In most instances, colonial stamps centering is at best Fine. Very Fine centering is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve.
Price: $13.00
Item Id #000915    See Details...
SOMALIA BENADIR FIRST DEFINITIVE 2 and Half Annas, very fine Used Scott 5
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Scott #5
Condition: 2 and Half Annas Used Very Fine
Description: SASSONE 5 * Very Fine, fresh color, clear postmark, 25 Euros *** In most instances, colonial stamps centering is at best Fine. Very Fine centering is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve.
Price: $12.00
Item Id #000916    See Details...
DEFINITIVES OF BENADIR OVERPRINTED: 2c on 1 Besa Mint OG Fine, fresh color Scott 10
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Scott #10
Condition: 2c on 1 BESA MINT OG
Description: BENADIR: SASSONE 10 (8 Euros) Fine MINT ORIGINAL GUM 88 *** In most instances, colonial stamps centering is at best Fine. *** Very Fine centering is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve.
Price: $4.50
Item Id #000918    See Details...
DEFINITIVES OF BENADIR OVERPRINTED: 2c on 1 BESA VERY FINE USED SCOTT 10
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Scott #10
Condition: 2c on 1 BESA USED VERY FINE
Description: SASSONE 10 20 Euros good fresh color** In most instances, colonial stamps centering is at best Fine. *** Very Fine centering is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve.
Price: $9.00
Item Id #000919    See Details...
SOMALIA BENADIR 5c on 2 BESA USED VERY FINE SCOTT 11
Country: SOMALIA
Catalog #: Scott #11
Condition: 5c on 2 BESA VERY FINE USED
Description: SASSONE 11 used (14 Euros)** In most instances, colonial stamps centering is at best Fine. *** Very Fine centering is the exception and commands a premium as reflected in all Italian catalogues. To expect Very Fine centering for most Colonial issues is rather naïve.
Price: $7.00
Item Id #000921    See Details...