ALBANIA 1939 - 1944

Italy opened post offices in the Albanian region of the Ottoman Empire in 1901. Italy’s interest in the area dated back to the Renaissance days of the Venetian Republic. On 7 April 1939, Italy started to occupy Albania; this was met with little resistance and five days later Victor Emmanuel III became king of Albania, and King Zog went into exile in Britain. Albanian stamps were overprinted to celebrate the decision by a puppet Constituent Assembly to offer the Albanian crown to the Italian king. Four Italian definitive stamps had been overprinted to solemnize the Italian takeover but the ship delivering the majority of the stamps to Albania was sunk en route and only about 200 sets are said to have survived. On 10 December 1940, Greece overprinted 17 definitive stamps to mark the takeover of Northern Epirus. By early spring 1941 Greece was forced to leave the area, and Albania became the springboard for the Italian invasion of Greece. In 1942 a set of seven stamps featuring the Italian monarch were issued to celebrate the third anniversary of the Constituent Assembly. Airmail stamps had been issued earlier on and in April 1943, an anti-tubercolosis charity set of eight stamps was issued. On 24 July 1943, the Italian prime Minister and fascist leader Benito Mussolini was toppled by a no confidence vote. On 8 September, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies. In no time German troops flooded Albania; their takeover was mirrored on 13 definitive stamps overprinted for the occasion. By October 1944, Albania was freed and in due course overprinted stamps to celebrate the liberation of the country were issued .

There are 24 items in this category

GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 10 LEPTA MINT HINGED 5 EUROS
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Condition: GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 10 LEPTA MINT HINGED 5 EUROS
Description: SASSONE 2
Price: $4.50
Item Id #003822    See Details...
GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 5 LEPTA MINT HINGED 5 EUROS
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Condition: GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 5 LEPTA MINT HINGED 5 EUROS
Description: SASSONE 1
Price: $4.50
Item Id #003823    See Details...
GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 10 LEPTA SOCIAL SECURITY MH
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Condition: GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 10 LEPTA SOCIAL SECURITY MH
Description: SASSONE 18 MINT HINGED 5 EUROS
Price: $4.50
Item Id #003826    See Details...
1939 1q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY  USED SCOTT 299
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Scott #1
Condition: 1939 1q overprinted USED SCOTT 299
Description: SASSONE 3 euros
Price: $1.50
Item Id #010035    See Details...
1939 FIRST DEFINITIVE SET COMPLETE USED
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #1-11
Condition: 1939 FIRST DEFINITIVE SET COMPLETE USED
Description: COMPLETE SET 11 VALUES * USED rare SASSONE 1-11 185 Euros SCOTT 299-309
Price: $95.00
Item Id #005211    See Details...
GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 20L MINT HINGED
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #3
Condition: GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 20L MINT HINGED
Description: SASSONE 5 euros
Price: $3.90
Item Id #010034    See Details...
1939 15q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY  USED SCOTT 303
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: 1939 15q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY USED SCOTT 303
Description: SASSONE 8 euros ~~~~~~ 1939 15q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY USED SCOTT 303
Price: $4.00
Item Id #010040    See Details...
GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 80L MINT HINGED FINE
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #6
Condition: GREEK OCCUPATION 1940 80L MINT HINGED FINE
Description: SASSONE 5 euros
Price: $3.45
Item Id #010033    See Details...
1939 25q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY  USED SCOTT 304
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #6
Condition: 1939 25q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY USED SCOTT 304
Description: *** SASSONE 8 euros *** 1939 25q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY USED SCOTT 304
Price: $3.95
Item Id #010039    See Details...
1939 COMPLETE DEFINITIVE 14 values VERY FINE USED
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #16-29
Condition: 1939 COMPLETE DEFINITIVE 14 values VERY FINE USED
Description: SCOTT 310-323 *** SASSONE 250 euros
Price: $170.00     Sale Price! $140.00
Item Id #010042    See Details...
1939 50q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY  USED
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #24
Condition: 1939 50q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY USED
Description: SASSONE 6 euros *** 1939 50q overprinted CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY USED
Price: $3.10
Item Id #010041    See Details...
1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY 5q MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #30
Condition: 1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY 5q MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SASSONE 15 euros
Price: $8.00
Item Id #010036    See Details...
1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY 7 values MNH
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #30-36
Condition: 1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY 7 values MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM * SCOTT 324-330 ***** SASSONE 150 EUROS
Price: $140.00     Sale Price! $120.00
Item Id #003814    See Details...
1942 DEFINITIVE SET COMPLETE MINT HINGED
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #30-36
Condition: 1942 DEFINITIVE SET COMPLETE MINT HINGED
Description: COMPLETE SET 7 VALUES * Mint Hinged original gum rare SASSONE 30-36 60 Euros SCOTT 324-330
Price: $47.00
Item Id #005210    See Details...
1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY 65q  MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #34
Condition: 1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY 65q MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SASSONE 40 euros
Price: $21.00
Item Id #010038    See Details...
1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY 1fr  MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ALBANIA
Catalog #: Sassone #35
Condition: 1942 3rd ANNIVERSARY 1fr MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SASSONE 40 euros
Price: $21.00
Item Id #010037    See Details...
1942 PROVISIONAL OVERPRINTED 1 QIND MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #37
Condition: 1942 PROVISIONAL OVERPRINTED 1 QIND MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT 331 - SASSONE 5 EUROS
Price: $4.70
Item Id #003815    See Details...
1942 PROVISIONAL OVERPRINTED 1 QIND MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #37
Condition: 1942 PROVISIONAL OVERPRINTED 1 QIND MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT 331 - SASSONE 5 EUROS
Price: $4.90
Item Id #005209    See Details...
1943 ANTI TUBERCOLOSIS FUND RAISING MINT HINGED SET
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #38-45
Condition: 1943 ANTI TUBERCOLOSIS FUND RAISING MINT HINGED SET
Description: SCOTT B9-B16 COMPLETE SET - SASSONE 20 EUROS
Price: $19.00
Item Id #003816    See Details...
1939 AIR MAIL 20 q. MINT HINGED scarce 80 EUROS
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #A4
Condition: 1939 AIR MAIL 20 q. MINT HINGED scarce 80 EUROS
Description: SCOTT C46
Price: $85.00     Sale Price! $69.00
Item Id #003817    See Details...
1939 AIR MAIL 20 q. USED FINE scarce 50 EUROS
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #A4
Condition: 1939 AIR MAIL 20 q. USED FINE scarce 50 EUROS
Description: SCOTT C46
Price: $55.00     Sale Price! $44.00
Item Id #003818    See Details...
1940 AIR MAIL SET 7 VALUES MINT HINGED 100 EUROS
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #A5-11
Condition: 1940 AIR MAIL SET 7 VALUES MINT HINGED 100 EUROS
Description: SCOTT C47-C53 -- Sassone is the Standard Reference Catalog for the Italian area - for maximum ACCURACY Sassone is the Answer. Would you use an Italian catalogue to price your BRITISH EMPIRE, USA or CHINA collection? Therefore choose to be informed, choose SASSONE!!
Price: $110.00     Sale Price! $88.00
Item Id #003819    See Details...
1940 RARE POSTAGE DUE SET MINT HINGED SASSONE 450 EUROS
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE1-5
Condition: 1940 RARE POSTAGE DUE SET MINT HINGED SASSONE 450 EUROS
Description: SCOTT J40-J44 -- Complete set 5 VALUES FINE VERY FINE ** VERY ELUSIVE ** Sassone is the Standard Reference Catalog for the Italian area - for maximum ACCURACY Sassone is the Answer. Would you use an Italian catalogue to price your BRITISH EMPIRE, USA or CHINA collection? Therefore choose to be informed, choose SASSONE!!
Price: $425.00     Sale Price! $395.00
Item Id #003820    See Details...
1940 POSTAGE DUE 1q VIOLET MINT HINGED rare 95 EUROS
Country: ALBANIA 1939 - 1944
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE41
Condition: 1940 POSTAGE DUE 1q VIOLET MINT HINGED rare 95 EUROS
Description: SCOTT J41
Price: $69.00
Item Id #003821    See Details...