FRIULI & VENETO: AUSTRIAN OCCUPATION 1917-1918

At the time of the declaration of war between Italy and Austria, Friuli was divided between the Kingdom of Italy and Austria-Hungary. The region became a battleground for the two armies as the Austrians planned to take back large portions of Northern Italy. After the battle of Caporetto they succeeded in taking over the eastern side of the Venetian region with the Piave River becoming the frontline. In October 1918, Italy was finally able to mount a decisive offensive at Vittorio Veneto which ended with the surrender of 300,000 Austrian soldiers. An armistice was signed on 3 November. Austrian Feldpost stamps were used in the occupied towns, however, beginning in June 1918, Austria issued stamps for use in Italian regions occupied by Austrian troops. A set of 19 Austrian Feldpost stamps of 1917 depicting Emperor Karl I overprinted to highlight the face value in Italian currency [Austrian Crown = 100 hellers = 106c. Italian lira] were issued on 1 June 1918. Apparently, the Emperor was not impressed with his portrait on these stamps and a similar set of 14 values, 13 of them featuring a new portrait, was planned for October but was not issued due to the Austrian defeat. The top value of 1.06 Lire was produced utilizing the 1 Crown denomination of the 1917 Austrian Feldpost series featuring the old portrait. Meanwhile stamps for newspapers, special delivery, and postage due stamps had been issued by overprinting Feldpost issues for Bosnia Herzegovina (special delivery and postage due) and Austro-Hungarian Feldpost stamps for newspapers. Imperforate matchbox revenue stamps for local courier delivery in 18 different towns overprinted “ORTSPOSTMARKE” were prepared but did not get the required approval and are considered unissued. Each town was to have four stamps for basic postal rates.

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AUSTRIA OCCUPATION OF ITALY 1918 NP1 DUE PERF VARIETY
Country: FRIULI & VENETO AUSTRIAN OCCUPATION
Catalog #: Sassone #GIORNALI1a
Condition: NEWSPAPER STAMP - 1918 NP1 DUE PERF VARIETY
Description: GREAT RARITY: PERFORATION 11.1/2 instead of 12.1/2 MINT HINGED * ORIGINAL GUM SCOTT NP1 VARIETY Sassone GIORNALI 1a 110 Euros US$145.00 SIGNED BY NOTED EXPERT DR. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $49.00
Item Id #009276    See Details...
1918 AUTHORISED DELIVERY CODROIPO 4c on 2c  Mint Never Hinged
Country: AUSTRIAN OCCUPATION
Catalog #: Scott #RECAPITO 16
Condition: 1918 AUTHORISED DELIVERY CODROIPO 4c on 2c Mint Never Hinged
Price: $7.00
Item Id #012855    See Details...
1918 AUTHORISED DELIVERY GEMONA 2c on 1c Mint Never Hinged
Country: AUSTRIAN OCCUPATION
Catalog #: Scott #RECAPITO 18
Condition: 1918 AUTHORISED DELIVERY GEMONA 2c on 1c Mint Never Hinged
Price: $10.00
Item Id #012854    See Details...
AUSTRIA OCCUPATION OF ITALY 1918 NJ1 DUE PERF VARIETY
Country: FRIULI & VENETO AUSTRIAN OCCUPATION
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE1a
Condition: AUSTRIA OCCUPATION OF ITALY 1918 NJ1 DUE PERF VARIETY
Description: USED RARITY: PERFORATION 11.1/2 instead of 12.1/2 SCOTT NJ1 VARIETY Sassone T1a 180 Euros US$250.00 SIGNED BY NOTED EXPERT DR. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $88.00
Item Id #009274    See Details...
AUSTRIA OCCUPATION OF ITALY 1918 NJ2 DUE PERF VARIETY
Country: FRIULI & VENETO AUSTRIAN OCCUPATION
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE2a
Condition: AUSTRIA OCCUPATION OF ITALY 1918 NJ2 DUE PERF VARIETY
Description: USED RARITY: PERFORATION 11.1/2 instead of 12.1/2 SCOTT NJ2 VARIETY Sassone T2a 180 Euros US$240.00 SIGNED BY NOTED EXPERT DR. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $88.00
Item Id #009275    See Details...
1918 POSTAGE DUE COMPLETE SET of 7 Values  USED FINE
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE-1-7
Condition: 1918 POSTAGE DUE COMPLETE SET of 7 Values USED FINE
Description: SCOTT NJ1-7 *** SASSONE VALUE 100 Euros
Price: $49.00
Item Id #012790    See Details...
1918 POSTAGE DUE COMPLETE SET of 7 Values  MINT HINGED FINE
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE-1-7
Condition: 1918 POSTAGE DUE COMPLETE SET of 7 Values MINT HINGED FINE
Description: SCOTT NJ1-7 *** SASSONE VALUE 40 Euros
Price: $19.00
Item Id #012791    See Details...
1918 POSTAGE DUE 6 CENT ON 5c PERF VARIETY 11.1/2 MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE-1a
Condition: 1918 POSTAGE DUE 6 CENT ON 5c PERF VARIETY 11.1/2 MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Description: SCOTT NJ1 unlisted variety -- SASSONE VALUE 130 Euros
Price: $77.00
Item Id #012788    See Details...
1918 POSTAGE DUE 11 CENT on 10 C PERFORATION VARIETY 11.1/2 MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Country: ITALY
Catalog #: Sassone #TASSE-2a
Condition: 1918 POSTAGE DUE 11 CENT on 10 C PERFORATION VARIETY 11.1/2 MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Description: UNLISTE IN SCOTT NJ2 VAR -- SASSONE VALUE 130 euros
Price: $82.00
Item Id #012789    See Details...