ITALY 1901 - 2013

POSTAL HISTORY OF THE 1900s and EARLY 21st CENTURY

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ITALY METER MARK LLOYD'S BAIA HOTEL VIETRI
Condition: ITALY METER MARK LLOYD'S BAIA HOTEL VIETRI
Price: $14.00
Item Id #008992    See Details...
1937 CONTRASSEGNO (C.O.D.) FROM BIELLA TO MILANO nice COD LABEL rare
Condition: 1937 CONTRASSEGNO (C.O.D.) FROM BIELLA TO MILANO nice COD LABEL rare
Price: $19.00
Item Id #009002    See Details...
ITALY 1926 REGISTERED SICILY TO FLORENCE from CASTELVETRANO TRAPANI
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY 1926 REGISTERED SICILY TO FLORENCE from CASTELVETRANO TRAPANI
Price: $15.00
Item Id #009003    See Details...
ITALY NETHERLANDS REFUSED UNKNOWN MAIL 1979 postcard
Country: NETHERLANDS
Condition: ITALY NETHERLANDS REFUSED UNKNOWN MAIL 1979 postcard
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009004    See Details...
ITALY POSTAGE DUE HUGE MULTIPLE USE 1973 FOR BULK MAILING
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY POSTAGE DUE HUGE MULTIPLE USE 1973 FOR BULK MAILING
Description: STUNNING MULTIPLE USE OF HIGH DENOMINATION POSTAGE DUE STAMPS 1973 Post Office Form (MOD 32 Giallo) for BULK MAILING totalling a rather impressive 15,225 Lire paid with POSTAGE DUE STAMPS affixed on the receipt - two blocks of 6 and several pairs cancelled by PONTEDERA (FI) circle date stamp. Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $75.00
Item Id #009005    See Details...
ITALY TO SWITZERLAND 1926 COLORFUL FRANKING 4 color
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY TO SWITZERLAND 1926 COLORFUL FRANKING 4 color
Description: 1926 FROM QUERCETA TO ZURICH Very Useful Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $24.00
Item Id #009006    See Details...
ITALY MONACO REFUSED UNKNOWN MAIL 1979 postcard
Country: MONACO
Condition: ITALY MONACO REFUSED UNKNOWN MAIL 1979 postcard
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009007    See Details...
ITALY AFGHANISTAN NEWSPAPER WRAPPER 1933 BARI TO KABUL (date stamp) delivered!!
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY AFGHANISTAN NEWSPAPER WRAPPER 1933 BARI TO KABUL (date stamp) delivered!!
Description: 1933 - WEEKLY BULLETIN NEWPAPER WRAPPER FROM BARI TO KABUL Single Commemorative 25c stamp paying the entire postal rate (AMAZING! and most likely UNIQUE to such a destination) KABUL CDS proving it was delivered to an Italian diplomat, and then the diplomat's handwriting (red ink) confirming safe and happy delivery small defect to the stamp upper right corner perforation (mentioned for accuracy) does not diminish AT ALL the rarity and importance of this postal history RARITY 25c Decennale isolato come tariffa completa dall'Italia all'Afghanistan su fascetta per giornali - probabile pezzo UNICO, piccolo difetto al dentello d'angolo superiore destro (citato per accuratezza) nulla toglie al grande interesse e rarita' del pezzo
Price: $175.00
Item Id #009008    See Details...
REPUBBLICA SOCIALE Fascetto Pair AGENZIA STAB. TI
Country: ITALY
Condition: REPUBBLICA SOCIALE Fascetto Pair AGENZIA STAB. TI
Description: Card with pair of 25c definitive overprinted REPUBBLICA SOCIALE ITALIANA and Fascetto both plateable - see last "A" in ITALIANA of the right handside stamp "scuffed" at the top unusual postmark AGENZIA STAB. TIP. ED. CANTELLI BOLOGNA Printing Works for Municipalities and Government Agencies Very Fine & Useful Item signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $35.00
Item Id #009009    See Details...
RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1974 300 L. SAVE VENICE HIGH VA
Country: ITALY
Condition: RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1974 300 L. SAVE VENICE HIGH VA
Description: ITALY: SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE POST OFFICE — The Collection of Debts on behalf of third parties This rather obscure chapter of Italian postal history brings us back to the days when the post office not only delivered bills but also acted as an intermediary in the collection of bank drafts, offering creditors and credit institutions an efficient and valuable service. The service was particularly helpful when the collection of bills had to be punctually executed on maturity of the bills, especially in distant areas and/or small villages where there were no banks. Beginning 1 August 1889, the Italian Postal Authorities took advantage of their vast network of post offices by offering a special service to creditors, usually banks or credit institutions, who needed to cash promissory notes and bank drafts. For this purpose, A Form was duly filled in with the relevant information and mailed inside a special envelope. Once this was done, the post office at the other end was automatically mandated with the collection of the bill or bills listed on the Form; in the event of non-payment the post office was required to go through the necessary red-tape in order to make the insolvency of the debtor official and legal (as required by Italian law). This duty was usually performed by a bailiff, or in his absence by a notary or a municipal secretary, and consisted of serving a formal written notice of protest to the debtor. In so doing the instrument of credit would become legally enforceable with no need for further litigation and/or court action. 5 December 1974: Form 489 (yellow paper, 1960-1961 requisition) issued by PESCARA 9 PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO (post office branch) on behalf of the sender, with stamps for a total of 300 Lire SAVE VENICE stamp affixed on it, representing the fee for the issuance of the form itself. The collection of the I Owe You note was carried out by request of a Pescara based creditor After the procedure was completed, both Form 489 and the special envelope (Requisition 490) were placed in post office files. After a number of years these files were routinely sent to a pulping plant and, therefore, this type of material is quite scarce. The use of a single high denomination to pay the fee is exceedingly RARE; the use of the SAVE VENICE 300 Lire high value for this type of service is known only on a handful of items The COMACCHIO (7 December cds) post office was asked to collect funds and send them to the creditor Rare modern postal history item, signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $85.00
Item Id #009010    See Details...
RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1973 500 LIRE ST GEORGE HIGH VA
Country: ITALY
Condition: RECEIVABLES COLLECTION SERVICE ITALY POST OFFICE 1973 500 LIRE ST GEORGE HIGH VA
Description: ITALY: SPECIAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE POST OFFICE — The Collection of Debts on behalf of third parties This rather obscure chapter of Italian postal history brings us back to the days when the post office not only delivered bills but also acted as an intermediary in the collection of bank drafts, offering creditors and credit institutions an efficient and valuable service. The service was particularly helpful when the collection of bills had to be punctually executed on maturity of the bills, especially in distant areas and/or small villages where there were no banks. Beginning 1 August 1889, the Italian Postal Authorities took advantage of their vast network of post offices by offering a special service to creditors, usually banks or credit institutions, who needed to cash promissory notes and bank drafts. For this purpose, A Form was duly filled in with the relevant information and mailed inside a special envelope. Once this was done, the post office at the other end was automatically mandated with the collection of the bill or bills listed on the Form; in the event of non-payment the post office was required to go through the necessary red-tape in order to make the insolvency of the debtor official and legal (as required by Italian law). This duty was usually performed by a bailiff, or in his absence by a notary or a municipal secretary, and consisted of serving a formal written notice of protest to the debtor. In so doing the instrument of credit would become legally enforceable with no need for further litigation and/or court action. 19 September 1973: Form 489 issued by MILANO 40 VIA MAURO MACCHI (post office branch) on behalf of the sender, with stamps for a total of 500 Lire affixed on it, representing the fee for the issuance of the form itself. The collection of the I Owe You note was carried out by request of an Agricultural Veterinarian Company (SIVAM) based in Milan After the procedure was completed, both Form 489 and the special envelope (Requisition 490) were placed in post office files. After a number of years these files were routinely sent to a pulping plant and, therefore, this type of material is quite scarce. The use of a single high denomination to pay the fee is exceedingly RARE; the use of the St George 500 Lire high value for this type of service is known only on a handful of items The ALBERONE DI CENTO (cds) post office was unable to collect funds because the debtor claimed he had paid his debt. Rare modern postal history item, signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $110.00
Item Id #009011    See Details...
ADEN SWITZERLAND MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL TO ADEN VIA ITALY
Country: SWITZERLAND
Condition: ADEN SWITZERLAND MAILBAG TAG FOR MAIL TO ADEN VIA ITALY
Description: 1965 MAIL FROM SWITZERLAND TO ADEN VIA ITALY GENOA - PAQUEBOT GALILEO THE REQUISITION NUMBER INDICATES THAT ONLY 2,000 of these mailbag tags were printed...HOW MANY DO YOU THINK HAVE SURVIVED??? FOR THE BENEFIT OF DOUBTING THOMASES: THE REQUISITION NUMBER IS PRINTED VERTICALLY AT LEFT AMAZING ITEM
Price: $59.00
Item Id #009012    See Details...
SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Country: SWEDEN
Condition: SWEDEN TO ITALY 1970 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM FROLUNDA TO FOSSONE CARRARA
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1970 PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from FROLUNDA TO AVENZA VIA CHIASSO (entry post office from Switzerland) NICE V FROLUNDA 1 parcel label + SIMILAR TRELLEBORG LABEL with various legible circle date stamps including TRELLEBORG UPAK B, VASTRA..., FIRENZE FERR (OVIA) DOGANA and CHIASSO STAZIONE (CO) A (CHIASSO RAILWAY STATION COMO - A) plus straight (2 lines) RISCUOTERE LIRE 200 DA TRAMUTARSI // IN FRANCOBOLLI SPECIALI PER PACCHI (CHARGE 200 LIRE BY USING / SPECIAL STAMPS FOR PARCEL POST) on back 200 Lire PARCEL POST STAMP canceled cds POSTE AVENZA (on arrival at destination) (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection
Price: $52.00
Item Id #009013    See Details...
ITALY 1941 PATENTED COVER SHOWING MUSSOLINI PROFILE
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY 1941 PATENTED COVER SHOWING MUSSOLINI PROFILE
Description: scan darkened 30% to show details
Price: $36.00
Item Id #009014    See Details...
GREECE TO ITALY PARCEL POST FORM TO PISA VIA TRIESTE rare AEGEAN KALYMNOS
Country: ITALY
Condition: GREECE TO ITALY PARCEL POST FORM TO PISA VIA TRIESTE rare AEGEAN KALYMNOS
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1976 PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from KALYMNOS (AEGEAN ISLANDS) TO PISA VIA TRIESTE HIGH FRANKING WITH MULTIPLES with various legible circle date stamps including KALYMNOS, TRIESTE PACCHI DOGANA (TRIESTE PARCELS CUSTOMS) and on back arrival cds PISA FERROVIA PACCHI (PISA RAILWAY PARCELS) plus straight (3 lines) RISCUOTERE LIRE 1000 // DA CONVERTIRSI IN FRANCOBOLLI // SPECIALI PER PACCHI PARCEL POST STAMP 1000 Lire canceled TRIESTE PACCHI DOGANA (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection
Price: $49.00
Item Id #009180    See Details...
FINLAND TO ITALY PARCEL POST FORM TO MASSA VIA CHIASSO FLORENCE from IISALMI
Country: FINLAND
Condition: FINLAND TO ITALY PARCEL POST FORM TO MASSA VIA CHIASSO FLORENCE from IISALMI
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1971 PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from IISALMI FINLAND TO MASSA VIA CHIASSO & FLORENCE HIGH FRANKING NICE IISALMI parcel label with various legible circle date stamps including CHIASSO STAZIONE (CO) (Chiasso, near Como, being at the border between Switzerland and Italy), FIRENZE FERROVIA plus straight (3 lines) FIRENZE PACCHI DOGANA // RISCOUTERE LIRE 400 // PACCO DONO (Florence Parcel Post Customs / Cash 400 Lire / SHIPMENT OF GIFTS) on back PAIR OF 200 Lire PARCEL POST STAMPS canceled MASSA C.P. PACCHI (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection
Price: $49.00
Item Id #009181    See Details...
ISRAEL TO ITALY 1979 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM ROSH-HA-AYIN TO FLORENCE
Country: ISRAEL
Condition: ISRAEL TO ITALY 1979 SIGNED FOR PARCEL POST FORM ROSH-HA-AYIN TO FLORENCE
Description: THIS IS THE TYPE OF POSTAL HISTORY THAT RARELY SURVIVES 1979 AIR MAIL PARCEL POST PROOF OF DELIVERY (signed for) FORM from ROSH HA-AYIN, ISRAEL, TO FLORENCE NICE ROSH HA-AYIN parcel label with various legible circle date stamps including ROSH HA-AYIN, DOGANA FIRENZE, FIRENZE FERROVIA DOGANA plus straight (4 lines) FIRENZE PACCHI DO[GANA] // RISCOUTERE LIRE 1100 DA // CONVERTIRE IN FRANCOBOLLI // SPECIALI PER PACCHI (FLORENCE PARCELS CUSTOMS / CHARGE LIRE 1100 BY / USING POSTAGE STAMPS / FOR PARCEL POST on back PAIR OF 150 Lire PARCEL POST STAMPS PLUS 800 LIRE PARCEL POST STAMP canceled cds FIRENZE FERROVIA SEZ CONT - A - (FLORENCE RAILWAY ACCOUNTANCY DEPT - A -) also stamped with cds FIRENZE FERROVIA DISTR PACCHI (PARCELS COUNTER) (stamp not severed and showing both sections of the stamp still attached -- rare use thus since these stamps were normally used on receipt forms and cut in half) some creases and imperfections as to be expected for this type of postal documentation SELDOM SEEN ITEM very important addition to your collection WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $55.00
Item Id #009182    See Details...
1939 RECAPITO AUTORIZZATO CANCELLED F. DE CAPITANI ROMA
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1939 RECAPITO AUTORIZZATO CANCELLED F. DE CAPITANI ROMA
Description: AUTHORIZED COURIER DELIVERY - Capitani was the Roman authorised agency for in district delivery
Price: $28.00
Item Id #013215    See Details...
1939 RECAPITO AUTORIZZATO CANCELLED SINDACATO NAZ FASCISTA GIORNALISTI
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1939 RECAPITO AUTORIZZATO CANCELLED SINDACATO NAZ FASCISTA GIORNALISTI
Description: AUTHORIZED COURIER DELIVERY - cancelled SINDACATO NAZIONALE FASCISTA DEI GIORNALISTI - National Fascist Union of Journalists *** very fine and unusual
Price: $50.00
Item Id #013216    See Details...
ROME, 1934: NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS CLIPPING SERVICE; 10c
Country: ITALY
Condition: ROME, 1934: NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS CLIPPING SERVICE; 10c
Description: ROMA, 1934: SERVIZIO RITAGLI GIORNALI & PERIODICI; 10c DECENNALE ERA FASCISTA isolato e in TARIFFA PER QUESTO SERVIZIO - tuttaltro che comune ***** ROME, 1934: NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS CLIPPING SERVICE; 10c 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FASCIST ERA - correct franking by single commemorative stamp - uncommon
Price: $45.00
Item Id #013219    See Details...
1934 RARE MASTEAD OF GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO Air Mail DELIVERY
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1934 RARE MASTEAD OF GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO Air Mail DELIVERY
Description: TESTATA GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO (grande frammento) 26 MARZO 1934 CON TIMBRO SPECIALE rosso IN CARTELLA "TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA / CON APPARECCHI DELLA A.L.I." ottima qualita' [Catalogo Longhi 4067] TAGLIO ALTO ARTICOLO ELEZIONI & MUSSOLINI - pezzo alquanto inusitato MAI visto con questa notizia ************ MASTHEAD of GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO Daily 26 March 1934 (LARGE PIECE with INTERESTING ELECTIONS HEADLINE & MUSSOLINI) conveyed by Air Mail, boxed red hand-stamp "TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA / CON APPARECCHI DELLA A.L.I." AIR MAIL DELIVERY / BY A.L.I. AIRPLANES [Longhi Catalogue Type 4067] EXCELLENT QUALITY * Eye catching attention getting item NEVER SEEN with such headline
Price: $170.00
Item Id #013220    See Details...
AIR DELIVERY OF NEWSPAPER GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO * ROME 1934 rare
Country: ITALY
Condition: AIR DELIVERY OF NEWSPAPER GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO * ROME 1934 rare
Description: 1934 TESTATA COMPLETA GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO 9 GENNAIO 1934 (grande frammento a striscia della sola testata, come di consueto) bollo verde in cartella TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA DALLA NAVIGAZIONE AEREA S.A. SEDE IN ROMA [Catalogo Longhi 4077] ottima qualita' e raro **** 1934 GAZZETTA DEL POPOLO MASTHEAD, complete clipping of Masthead with green boxed handstamp TRASPORTATO PER VIA AEREA DALLA NAVIGAZIONE AEREA S.A. SEDE IN ROMA [Longhi catalogue 4077] AIR TRANSPORTED BY AIRLINE NAVIGAZIONE AEREA S.A. ROME HDQ - excellent quality seldom seen
Price: $160.00
Item Id #013221    See Details...
1951 COVER FROM FLOODED AREA * BRESCELLO Red Cross Handstamp
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1951 COVER FROM FLOODED AREA * BRESCELLO Red Cross Handstamp
Description: 7 DICEMBRE 1951 Lettera da Brescello con bollo ovale POSTE ITALIANE / CROCE ROSSA ITALIANA / ALLUVIONATI / REGGIO EMILIA - dattiloscritto al posto dei francobolli ZONA ALLUVIONATA - giunge a Milano il giorno dopo ************* MAIL FROM FLOODED AREA: 7 December 1951 COVER FROM BRESCELLO showing oval handstamp POSTE ITALIANE / CROCE ROSSA ITALIANA / ALLUVIONATI / REGGIO EMILIA - typewritten in place of postage "ZONA ALLUVIONATA" (FLOODED AREA)
Price: $50.00
Item Id #013222    See Details...
1938 NEWSPAPER FROM GONDAR ETHIOPIA TO TRIESTE by AIR MAIL rare
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1938 NEWSPAPER FROM GONDAR ETHIOPIA TO TRIESTE by AIR MAIL rare
Description: LA VOCE DEL TANA inviato per posta aere su intero Giornale * Affrancata Lire 1,10 annullati GONDAR POSTA AEREA rara
Price: $250.00
Item Id #013225    See Details...
1920 BOLLETTINO DISOCCUPAZIONE FROM CAEMO TO PORTO TOLLE
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1920 BOLLETTINO DISOCCUPAZIONE FROM CAEMO TO PORTO TOLLE
Description: Giornale completo * Insolito e di pregio
Price: $60.00
Item Id #013226    See Details...