ITALY POSTAL STATIONERY

The postcard finally made its entrance in 1874, together with a twin called reply-paid card. The stamp imprinted on these first postcards did not show a face value, although the rate, which was the same as the cost of the card, was clearly shown in the heading. The unfounded fear that postcards would compete fiercely with letters, delayed their introduction by three years; this anxiety was shown to be groundless and in the first month of usage sales of postcards amounted to some 173,380 lire. The fall in the number of letters sent was absolutely risible, considering that in 1874 sales of postcards totaled 8,824,047 generating an income for the post office of about one million lire. The following year the number of letters went up by 11 million and sales of postcards increased by a million in comparison with the previous year; by the end of the century sales were in excess of 100 million postcards a year. Postcards produced by private companies, and later, picture postcards enjoyed equal success; and in respect of the latter an avid collecting trend became a global phenomenon.

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STATIONERY INTERO P. 30c 1924 SENZA VIGNETTA
Country: ITALY
Condition: STATIONERY 30c 1924 AMAZING VARIETY: SENZA VIGNETTA
Description: POSSIBLY UNIQUE Mint 30c MICHETTI 1924 POSTAL STATIONERY WITH 90% OF THE STAMP MISSING INTERO POSTALE 30c. Michetti, 1924, Nuovo, con gran parte della stampa del francobollo mancante - molto probabilmente pezzo unico ELUSIVE & SPLENDID ITEM OF GREAT RELEVANCE TO SPECIALIZED COLLECTORS signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $180.00
Item Id #006037    See Details...
ITALY CARTOLINA POSTALE WITH
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY CARTOLINA POSTALE WITH "TUTTO" ADVERTISEMENT rare
Description: 1920 Intero Postale (INTERITALIA usato 250 euro) Very Fine and Useful Unusual & scarce item listed at 250 euros in INTERITALIA 2010 TUTTO was a weekly tabloid Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $75.00
Item Id #009168    See Details...
1890 15c UNUSED RESPONSE ATTACHED POSTAL STATIONERY
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1890 15c UNUSED RESPONSE ATTACHED POSTAL STATIONERY
Description: RARE RESPONSE PAID POSTCARD 15c KING UMBERTO from CORNETO TARQUINIA TO PARIS The Reply card is still attached in UNUSED CONDITION rare item indeed Filagrano Catalogue 300 Euros
Price: $100.00
Item Id #009298    See Details...
ITALY CHRISTMAS 1984 Madonna & Child by Cimabue POSTAL STATIONERY CARD mint
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY CHRISTMAS 1984 Madonna & Child by Cimabue POSTAL STATIONERY CARD mint
Price: $9.00
Item Id #011085    See Details...
1988 ANNUNCIATION ARCHANGEL by Luini ITALY POSTAL STATIONERY CARD mint
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1988 ANNUNCIATION ARCHANGEL by Luini ITALY POSTAL STATIONERY CARD mint
Description: POSTCARD MINT
Price: $9.00
Item Id #011086    See Details...
Country: ITALY
Condition: MUSIC FLORENCE MAGGIO MUSICALE FESTIVAL 1987 POSTAL STATIONERY POSTCARD
Description: MINT
Price: $8.00
Item Id #011102    See Details...
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT ROME 1983 POSTAL STATIONERY CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT ROME 1983 POSTAL STATIONERY CARD
Description: INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT ROME 1983 POSTAL STATIONERY CARD * MINT UNUSED
Price: $8.50
Item Id #001765    See Details...
1990 WORLD CUP ITALY POSTAL STATIONERY POSTCARD MINT
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1990 WORLD CUP ITALY POSTAL STATIONERY POSTCARD MINT
Description: The painting at left depicts a football match in Florence in the 1400s
Price: $8.00
Item Id #011103    See Details...
1992 500th Anniversary COLUMBUS DISCORY AMERICA POSTAL STATIONERY POSTCARD MINT
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1992 500th Anniversary COLUMBUS DISCOVERY AMERICA POSTAL STATIONERY POSTCARD MINT
Price: $8.00
Item Id #011123    See Details...
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
Item Id #003630    See Details...
 ITALY POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS & GAGE CATALOG
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS & GAGE CATALOG
Description: 33 Original Pages including Occupations * POST OFFICE ABROAD * EAST AFRICA * ITALIAN LEVANT * ALBANIA FIRST ITALIAN SETTLEMENTS ************************************ We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. THE PAGES (UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED) are ORIGINAL PAGES from the Second and Last edition of the 1980s -- they ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $21.00
Item Id #013718    See Details...
1919 15c. POSTCARD  advertising WALTER MARTINY Tyres, Rubber etc
Country: Italy
Condition: 1919 15c. POSTCARD advertising WALTER MARTINY Tyres, Rubber etc
Price: $5.00
Item Id #014582    See Details...
1923 30c ADVERTISING POSTCARD * MUSSOLINI MESSAGE * fine used
Country: Italy
Condition: 1923 30c ADVERTISING POSTCARD * MUSSOLINI MESSAGE * fine used
Description: LA RINASCENTE DEPARTMENT STORE SLOGAN POSTMARK - 30 Euros Interitalia catalogue for the postcard
Price: $25.00
Item Id #014583    See Details...
1921 25c ADVERTISING POSTCARD * ITALIAN BANK DISCOUNT
Country: Italy
Condition: 1921 25c ADVERTISING POSTCARD * ITALIAN BANK DISCOUNT
Price: $5.00
Item Id #014584    See Details...
1924 10c ADVERTISING POSTCARD * POSTAL MONEY ORDERS
Country: Italy
Condition: 1924 10c ADVERTISING POSTCARD * POSTAL MONEY ORDERS
Description: INTERITALIA CATALOGUE 20 EUROS
Price: $14.00
Item Id #014585    See Details...