SMOM SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA

The Magisterial Posts of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) have been issuing their own stamps denominated in scudi, tari and grani since 1966. Italian stamp collectors showed interest in the SMOM stamps especially after Italy’s major stamp catalogue, Sassone, began listing them in the late 1960s. Since then other Italian and European stamp catalogues started to list SMOM stamps. Some 450 sets have been issued so far focusing mainly on the history of the SMOM, religion, arts and humanitarian endeavours of the Order. The Order uses proceeds from stamps sales to finance some of its worldwide humanitarian programs. The SMOM has two post offices at its quarters in Rome. The old currency consisted of 1 scudo=12 tari=240 grani. Then in 2005 SMOM started to issue stamps denominated in Euros; this was in compliance with postal agreements signed with Italy. Contrary to misinformation circulating on the internet and elsewhere SMOM stamps have postal validity in many countries – they are not cinderellas, they are postage stamps. Postal arrangements with SMOM have been signed by: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Benin, Canada, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy, Nicaragua, Panama, San Marino, the Vatican, and Uruguay, to name a few. Some catalogues elected not to list SMOM stamps and that is simply due to their unilateral, misinformed and myopic policies that in the long run will prove detrimental to their publishers. Collectors will simply use catalogues that publish information they need. Interestingly enough, the very same catalogues that do not list SMOM stamps list "labels" that never had postal validity because they were not issued as postage stamp.

There are 20 items in this category

CIMA DA CONEGLIANO 3 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDs
Country: SMOM
Condition: CIMA DA CONEGLIANO 3 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDs
Description: Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) SMOM has been issuing stamps for over 40 years. SMOM stamps can be used on mail to Italy, Vatican, Austria, Canada, Portugal, Panama and 40 more countries - They are listed in all Italian catalogues. VIRGINSTAMPS: Your Number One Source for the BEST MAXIMUM CARDS
Price: $33.00
Item Id #004620    See Details...
STATUE ZEUS GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: SMOM
Condition: STATUE ZEUS GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (SMOM) First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy. THEY ARE ALSO LISTED IN ALL MAJOR ITALIAN CATALOGUES A Maximum Card has a postage stamp affixed on the view side of a picture postcard (6" x 4") 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: $14.50
Item Id #003656    See Details...
NAKED VENUS & PAN GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: SMOM
Condition: NAKED VENUS & PAN GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Description: First Day of Issue Special Postmark
Price: $20.00
Item Id #003658    See Details...
MICHELANGELO 2 SLAVES 2 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: SMOM
Condition: MICHELANGELO 2 SLAVES 2 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDS
Price: $30.00
Item Id #003660    See Details...
VAN EYCK Rolin Madonna SMOM 3 MAXIMUM CARDs
Country: SMOM
Condition: VAN EYCK Rolin Madonna SMOM 3 MAXIMUM CARDs
Description: Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) SMOM has been issuing stamps for over 40 years. SMOM stamps can be used on mail to Italy, Vatican, Austria, Canada, Portugal, Panama and 40 more countries - SMOM stamps are listed in all Italian catalogues. If someone is telling you that SMOM stamps are not postally valid stamps that person is giving GROSSLY inaccurate information. VIRGINSTAMPS: Your Number One Source for the BEST MAXIMUM CARDS Limited Edition
Price: $30.00
Item Id #004698    See Details...
HERMES & DIONYSIUS GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SMOM
Condition: HERMES & DIONYSIUS GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (SMOM) First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy. THEY ARE ALSO LISTED IN ALL MAJOR ITALIAN CATALOGUES A Maximum Card has a postage stamp affixed on the view side of a picture postcard (6" x 4") 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: $15.00
Item Id #006532    See Details...
VENUS & PAN GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: SMOM
Condition: VENUS & PAN GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (SMOM) First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy. THEY ARE ALSO LISTED IN ALL MAJOR ITALIAN CATALOGUES A Maximum Card has a postage stamp affixed on the view side of a picture postcard (6" x 4") 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: $19.00
Item Id #006533    See Details...
PERSEPHONE GREECE ART SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SMOM
Condition: PERSEPHONE GREECE ART SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $15.00
Item Id #006541    See Details...
 AURIGA GREEK ART SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: SMOM
Condition: AURIGA GREEK ART SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (SMOM) First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy. THEY ARE ALSO LISTED IN ALL MAJOR ITALIAN CATALOGUES A Maximum Card has a postage stamp affixed on the view side of a picture postcard (6" x 4") 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: $14.00
Item Id #006544    See Details...
MASACCIO ADORATION OF THE MAGI 2013 SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SMOM
Condition: MASACCIO ADORATION OF THE MAGI 2013 SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Description: Despite his short life, Masaccio (1401-1428) had a profound influence on painters of the Renaissance. Vasari deemed him the best painter of the early 1400s and called him the inventor of perspective, and even Masaccio’s contemporaries saluted him as the great initiator of Renaissance painting. On 18 November 2013 the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM for short) issued a Christmas stamp depicting Masaccio’s Adoration of the Magi. Pictured here is a limited edition Maximum Card with the said stamp cancelled by a special first day of issue postmark. The Magisterial Posts of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) have been issuing their own stamps denominated in scudi, tari and grani since 1966. Italian stamp collectors showed interest in the SMOM stamps especially after Italy’s major stamp catalogue, Sassone, began listing them in the late 1960s. Since then other Italian and European stamp catalogues started to list SMOM stamps. Some 450 sets have been issued so far focusing mainly on the history of the SMOM, religion, arts and humanitarian endeavours of the Order. The Order uses proceeds from stamps sales to finance some of its worldwide humanitarian programs. The SMOM has two post offices at its quarters in Rome. The old currency consisted of 1 scudo=12 tari=240 grani. Then in 2005 SMOM started to issue stamps denominated in Euros; this was in compliance with postal agreements signed with Italy. Contrary to misinformation circulating on the internet and elsewhere SMOM stamps have postal validity in many countries – they are not cinderellas, they are postage stamps. Postal arrangements with SMOM have been signed by: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Benin, Canada, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy, Nicaragua, Panama, San Marino, the Vatican, and Uruguay, to name a few. Some catalogues elected not to list SMOM stamps and that is simply due to their myopic policies that in the long run will prove detrimental to them. Collectors will simply use catalogues that publish information they need. Interestingly enough, the very same catalogues that do not list SMOM stamps list "labels" that never had postal validity because they were not issued as postage stamps.
Price: $11.00
Item Id #010646    See Details...
LEONARDO Madonna Child St Anne 3 MAXIMUM CARDS SMOM
Country: SMOM
Condition: LEONARDO Madonna Child St Anne 3 MAXIMUM CARDS SMOM
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (SMOM) 3 Maximum Cards First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy LIMITED EDITION A Maximum Card has a postage stamp affixed on the view side of a picture postcard (normally 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: $33.00
Item Id #005023    See Details...
CIMA Nativity LOUVRES SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SMOM
Condition: CIMA Nativity LOUVRES SMOM MAXIMUM CARD
Description: Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) SMOM has been issuing stamps for over 40 years. SMOM stamps can be used on mail to Italy, Vatican, Austria, Canada, Portugal, Panama and 40 more countries - SMOM stamps are listed in all Italian catalogues. If someone is telling you that SMOM stamps are not postally valid stamps that person is giving GROSSLY inaccurate information.
Price: $12.00
Item Id #004783    See Details...
ANCIENT EGYPT ART PRINCESS SESOSTRIS III AMENOTHEP IV 4 MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: SMOM
Condition: ANCIENT EGYPT ART PRINCESS SESOSTRIS III AMENOTHEP IV 4 MAXIMUM CARDS
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA 4 Maximum Cards First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy - These postally valid stamps are listed in all major Italian catalogues. LIMITED EDITION A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4" x 6") with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) 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: $49.00
Item Id #006604    See Details...
LEONARDO SKETCHES 2 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDs
Country: SMOM
Condition: LEONARDO SKETCHES 2 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDs
Description: Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) SMOM has been issuing stamps for over 40 years. SMOM stamps can be used on mail to Italy, Vatican, Austria, Canada, Portugal, Panama and 40 more countries - They are listed in all Italian catalogues.
Price: $30.00
Item Id #004561    See Details...
PADRE MATTEO RICCI YU WEN-HUI MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SMOM
Condition: PADRE MATTEO RICCI YU WEN-HUI MAXIMUM CARD
Description: LIMITED EDITION - SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA SMOM A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4" x 6") with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) 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) MOST BEAUTIFUL ITEM FOR THE CONNOISSEUR
Price: $14.00
Item Id #010456    See Details...
VENUS' HEAD GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: SMOM
Condition: VENUS' HEAD GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Description: First Day of Issue Special Postmark
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011494    See Details...
MARATHON EPHEBE GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Country: SMOM
Condition: MARATHON EPHEBE GREEK SMOM MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011495    See Details...
MANTEGNA
Country: SMOM
Condition: MANTEGNA "CRUCIFIXION" 2 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDS
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (SMOM) First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy. THEY ARE ALSO LISTED IN ALL MAJOR ITALIAN CATALOGUES
Price: $30.00
Item Id #004588    See Details...
 ARCIMBOLDI 4 SEASONS 4 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDs
Country: SMOM
Condition: ARCIMBOLDI 4 SEASONS 4 SMOM MAXIMUM CARDs
Description: SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA 4 Maximum Cards First Day of Issue Special Postmark SMOM HAS POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS WORLDWIDE; its stamps are avidly collected in Italy and abroad since the 1960s - its stamps are admitted for postal use on mail to a number of countries including Italy LIMITED EDITION
Price: $35.00
Item Id #004591    See Details...
GHIRLANDAIO Adoration SMOM 2 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SMOM
Condition: GHIRLANDAIO Adoration SMOM 2 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: LIMITED EDITION SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (SMOM) STAMPS ARE VALID FOR MAIL TO ITALY AND AN ADDITIONAL 50 other countries Worldwide They are listed in all Italian catologues IF ANYONE TELLS YOU SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT PERSON IS GROSSLY MISINFORMED
Price: $37.00
Item Id #004336    See Details...