SAN MARINO

One of San Marino’s earliest postal history landmarks dates back to October 1607, when a Postillion was appointed to go to the Post of Rimini to post mail and to pick up the mail for San Marino. His salary was paid with some of the proceeds of the tax on every incoming letter, from which no one was exempt. A real post office was established in 1833, it used an AFFRANCATA hand-stamp to indicate that post had been paid. It was used until the introduction of the Papal States stamps, which were affixed on the outgoing Sanmarinese mail in Rimini, when needed; only in October 1862 a proper hand-stamp -- a boxed S. MARINO - started to be used on mail from the tiny Republic. In fact, in that same year San Marino signed a Friendship and Good Neighbourhood Agreement with the Kingdom of Italy. The first adhesive postage stamps used in San Marino were those of the Fourth issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia, followed by those of Italy proper. As usual, the mail was handed over to the Rimini post office where it was also postmarked with Rimini’s circle date stamp. On 1 August 1877 San Marino issued its own postage stamps which began regular postal use on 1 October 1877. This was the result of a new postal agreement signed with Italy that introduced reciprocity as regards to mail and postal money orders; the postal rates were the same as those paid in Italy, and only in 1899 did San Marino introduce its own postal rates.

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ITALY VATICAN SAN MARINO COLONIES & OCCUPATIONS POSTAL STATIONERY CATALOG 2011
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY VATICAN SAN MARINO COLONIES & OCCUPATIONS POSTAL STATIONERY CATALOG 2011
Description: IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH!! HIGH QUALITY PAPER, LAVISHLY PRODUCED 392 PAGES COLOR ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT UPDATED EVALUATIONS INCLUDES ITALY, ITALIAN STATES, ITALIAN COLONIES, OCCUPIED TERRITORIES WORLD WAR I & WORLD WAR II TRENTO * TRIESTE * DALMATIA * AEGEAN ISLANDS * LUBIANA * VENEZIA GIULIA * FIUME * ISTRIA ITALIAN POST OFFICES ABROAD (ALBANIA, CHINA, EGYPT, CRETE,TUNISIA) ITALIAN COLONIES SAN MARINO * VATICAN * SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA * ITALIANA: FOREIGN POSTAL STATIONERY WITH ITALIAN TEXTS AND/OR CONNECTIONS this is a "WOW" book BUY IT NOW & YOU WILL BE GLAD WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $78.00     Sale Price! $58.00
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DISASTERS EARTHQUAKE IN EMILIA 2012 SHEETLET OF 8 STAMPS SM MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: DISASTERS EARTHQUAKE IN EMILIA 2012 SHEETLET OF 8 STAMPS SM MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $25.00
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DISASTERS EARTHQUAKE IN EMILIA 2012 MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: DISASTERS EARTHQUAKE IN EMILIA 2012 MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $3.25
Item Id #003782    See Details...
RELIGION HISTORY CONSTANTINE EDICT MAPS Mini Sheet MNH Coin Sculpture
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: RELIGION HISTORY CONSTANTINE EDICT MAPS Mini Sheet MNH Coin Sculpture
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM VERY FINE The miniature sheet shows a plan of Milan on the background, while the Forma Urbis (MAP) of Milan at the time of the Edict is featured as background. The stamp on the left features two figures on the throne, taken from the bas-relief of the portal of the Cathedral of Milan, and represents those who issued the Edict: Constantine on the left and Licinius on the right. On the stamp on the right the portrait of the emperor taken from a numismatic medallion found near Salonica and held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien. Behind the medallion the map of Europe shows Mediolanum and the volute of a parchment, referring to the drafting of the Edict, with the symbol of the Chrismon of Constantine. In February 313, Constantine I, emperor controlling the western part of the Roman Empire and Licinius, controlling the Balkans, met in Milan and, among other things, agreed to treat the Christians benevolently. *********************************************
Price: $21.00
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UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS UFOs SPACE 20th ANNIV WORLD SYMPOSIUM 2013 MNH
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS UFOs SPACE 20th ANNIV WORLD SYMPOSIUM 2013 MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM VERY FINE The stamp design is reminiscent of movies like “Alien” or “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” by Steven Spielberg. A dawn, the sun caresses the leaves of the trees in the foreground, while the Third Tower called Montale is on the left. The protagonist of the stamp is the image of a UFO, the Anglo-Saxon acronym for Unidentified Flying Objects, used by the U.S. Air Force in 1947. The stamp celebrates the 20th anniversary of World Symposium about Unidentified Flying Objects in San Marino. *********************************************
Price: $4.25
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Nordic World SKI Championships 2013 MINIATURE SHEET WINTER SPORTS MNH
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: Nordic World SKI Championships 2013 MINIATURE SHEET WINTER SPORTS MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM VERY FINE ********************************************* WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $19.00
Item Id #003884    See Details...
SAN MARINO METER MARKS 2003 Edition 104 pages
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: SAN MARINO METER MARKS 2003 Edition 104 pages
Description: METER MARKS OF SAN MARINO: COMPENDIUM & CATALOGUE 2003 edition -- written by Barberis, Caprinali & Consolini, in Italian - 104 pages ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT * EXTREMELY USEFUL TO THE THEMATIC COLLECTOR
Price: $29.00
Item Id #004234    See Details...
 BOTHANY MATHS MEDICINE 2 VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS 1983
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: BOTHANY MATHS MEDICINE 2 VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS 1983
Description: LEONARDO DA VINCI FLEMING VOLTA TORRICELLI LINNEUS PYTHAGORAS ELUSIVE ITEM FOR THE SPECIALIST-
Price: $23.00
Item Id #005570    See Details...
ASTRONOMY MATHS MEDICINE 3 VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS rare
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: ASTRONOMY MATHS MEDICINE 3 VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS rare
Description: GALILEO ARCHIMEDES MARCONI KOCH CURIE LAVOISIER EDISON COPERNICUS NEWTON HYPPOCRATES ELUSIVE ITEM FOR THE SPECIALIST-
Price: $23.00
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GUSTAV MAHLER SAN MARINO FDC LIMITED EDITION 2010
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: GUSTAV MAHLER SAN MARINO FDC LIMITED EDITION 2010
Description: THIS STAMP IS FOUND ONLY ON OFFICIAL FDCs TOGHETER WITH THE OTHER 3 STAMPS OF THE SAME SET THIS IS THE ONLY FDC WITH THE SPECIFIC STAMP BY ITSELF LIMITED EDITION
Price: $13.00
Item Id #005995    See Details...
SCHUMACHER 2 SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: SCHUMACHER 2 SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARDS
Description: A Maximum Card has a postage stamp affixed on the view side of a picture postcard [4" x 6"] and a cancellation (postmark) with maximum concordance between elements (depiction on stamp matching the depiction on postcard - or elements of it -- with a postmark that is as closely related as possible to what is depicted on stamp and postcard)
Price: $22.00
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CARAVAGGIO SAN MARINO SPECIAL FDC
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: CARAVAGGIO SAN MARINO SPECIAL FDC
Description: THE ONLY LIMITED EDITION FDC WITH THE SINGLE STAMP INSTEAD OF THE SET OF 4 STAMPS
Price: $9.50
Item Id #006333    See Details...
FLOWERS SAN MARINO 4 MAXIMUM CARDs
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: FLOWERS SAN MARINO 4 MAXIMUM CARDs
Price: $19.00
Item Id #008213    See Details...
VINTAGE AIRPLANES SAN MARINO 3 FDCs VENETIA
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: VINTAGE AIRPLANES SAN MARINO 3 FDCs VENETIA
Price: $18.00
Item Id #008551    See Details...
USA HISTORY LINCOLN 1959 SAN MARINO 2 FDCs VENETIA
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: USA HISTORY LINCOLN 1959 SAN MARINO 2 FDCs VENETIA
Price: $14.00
Item Id #009303    See Details...
METER MARK SAN MARINO UFFICIO FILATELICO 1972
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: METER MARK SAN MARINO UFFICIO FILATELICO 1972
Price: $8.00
Item Id #009305    See Details...
GIOTTO * CRUCIFIXION WITH FRANCISCANS SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARD 2013
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: GIOTTO * CRUCIFIXION WITH FRANCISCANS SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARD 2013
Description: A visit to the Papal Basilica of San Francesco of Assisi is a lifetime spiritual experience. The magnificent Basilica is also a true treasure trove of Italian art, including paintings by Cimabue, Cavallini, Giotto and many other great artists. A most astonishing series of 28 frescoes by Giotto is found along the lower part of the nave; it is a jaw-dropping experience when you enter the Basilica. Giotto’s Crucifixion with five Franciscans (1308-1310) was featured on a stamp issued by San Marino on 9 October 2013 as part of a miniature sheet saluting the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy – the first in a series. The stamp also depicts the grand Basilica and its bell tower. Pictured here is the limited edition Maximum Card franked with the said stamp.
Price: $14.00
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DEL COSSA * APRIL ALLEGORY 2013 SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: DEL COSSA * APRIL ALLEGORY 2013 SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARD
Description: The Renaissance jewel called Palazzo Schifanoia (The Palace of Boredom Haters, literally) in Ferrara was built for the Este dynasty of Dukes. The Hall of the Months includes “April” (1469-70) by Francesco del Cossa. Duke Borso d’Este wanted the months cycle to highlight his government’s achievements. In fact, the cycle is one of the greatest examples of Italian Renaissance culture. Del Cossa’s “April” was featured on a stamp issued by San Marino on 9 October 2013 as part of a miniature sheet saluting the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy – the first in a series. The stamp also depicts the Estes Castle in Ferrara. Pictured here is the limited edition Maximum Card franked with the said stamp.
Price: $14.00
Item Id #010451    See Details...
1964 HISTORY OF TRAINS  3 SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: 1964 HISTORY OF TRAINS 3 SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Description: VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS are the most prestigious in Italy and the best known internationally - all Venetia FDCs are registered and have gone through the mail
Price: $19.00
Item Id #011090    See Details...
HUNTING 1962 SAN MARINO 3 Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: HUNTING 1962 SAN MARINO 3 Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Description: VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS are the most prestigious in Italy and the best known internationally - all Venetia FDCs are registered and have gone through the mail
Price: $15.00
Item Id #011089    See Details...
Mountaineering & MOUNTAINS  1962 3 SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: Mountaineering & MOUNTAINS 1962 3 SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Description: VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS are the most prestigious in Italy and the best known internationally - all Venetia FDCs are registered and have gone through the mail
Price: $16.70
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1959 FIRST FLIGHT RIMINI LONDON FLOWN SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: 1959 FIRST FLIGHT RIMINI LONDON FLOWN SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Description: FLOWN FDC -- VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS are the most prestigious in Italy and the best known internationally -
Price: $14.50
Item Id #011092    See Details...
1964 EUROPA - SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: 1964 EUROPA - SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Description: VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS are the most prestigious in Italy and the best known internationally - all Venetia FDCs have gone through the mail
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011093    See Details...
1964 TOWARDS TOKYO OLYMPICS SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: 1964 TOWARDS TOKYO OLYMPICS SAN MARINO Venetia FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $10.00
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1964 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES SET SAN MARINO 3 Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: 1964 TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES SET SAN MARINO 3 Venetia FIRST DAY COVERS
Description: VENETIA FIRST DAY COVERS are the most prestigious in Italy and the best known internationally - and have gone through the mail
Price: $19.00
Item Id #011096    See Details...