VENEZIA TRIDENTINA - TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE –

When World War I started in 1914, Trento was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Following the 3 November 1918 armistice the northern provinces of the Trentino region - which included Bolzano, Merano and Trento - became part of Italy. The Italian army arrived in Trento the following day. During the early days, after the liberation, mail was either stamp-less or franked with current stamps of Italy. This situation continued even after postage stamps were issued for use in the Trentino region. Newly issued stamps created by overprinting Austrian definitive stamps depicting Emperor Karl I (1917-8) or the Habsburg coat of arms (1916-8) with the words “Regno d’Italia – Trentino – 3 nov. 1918” on three lines. The typographic overprinting was carried out in Trento at the Enrico Seiser printing shop. Unlike his counterpart in Trieste, Seiser was well supplied and did not need to shorten “1918” to “18”. By December, no less than 17 Austrian denominations had been overprinted. Only eleven 10 crowns “coat of arms” stamps were found at the Trento post office; in due course they were overprinted and given to authorities as a gift. Only about half of them are said to have survived to our days. Sometime later, a second printing of twenty 10 crowns stamps was executed with a grayish-black ink (instead of black). The face value of the stamps was expressed in hellers and crowns of the Austrian currency; the fixed rate being: 1 crown consisting of 100 heller was worth 40c.Italian lira. In some quarters the overprints on stamps depicting the Austrian emperor, or his coat of arms, were reminiscent of the old regime. Additionally, the conversion rate from Austrian currency generated confusion and displeasure. In the meantime Seiser was given the job to overprint Italian definitive stamps with the words “Venezia – Tridentina” on two lines. Nine different values were so overprinted and issued in early December, but although the stamps were Italian, their face value was meant to be in Austrian crown and hellers and not in Italian lira and cents. In December, in a controversial move the postal authorities in Rome had approved the overprinting of three Italian definitive stamps with face values in the Austrian currency, for use in the Trentino region. The “Venezia – Tridentina - …Heller” overprint on three lines was placed on matching Italian denominations: 5h on 5c, 10h on 10c, and 20h on 20c. The job was given to the Scotti printing shop in Rome. There was also a need for postage due stamps which caused quite a few misgivings until January 1919, when Italian postage due stamps were overprinted and issued for use in both the Trieste and Trento regions. On the whole, the post offices in South Tyrol were not enthused by the new “Italian” stamps and continued until mid-April 1919 to use provisional postage due overprinted locally for the purpose. For many years the status of these “local” postage due stamps created in the aftermath of World War I for use in the South Tyrol, Bolzano, region was that of semi-official issues. However, in recent years Carlo Ciullo found documentation proving their legitimate status. As such the Sassone catalogue has listed them under Trentino Alto Adige. [Visit our SOUTH TYROL & BOZEN WW1 section where you will find Ciullo’s book and several of these postage dues] [G.M. 2013 copyright]

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1918 LIBERATION 3 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 3 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT N33 * UNIFICATO 2018 9 EUROS MINT HINGED
Price: $9.00     Sale Price! $5.75
Item Id #016411    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 5 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #2
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 5 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT N34 * UNIFICATO 2018 8 EUROS MINT HINGED
Price: $8.00     Sale Price! $5.00
Item Id #016412    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 6 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #3
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 6 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT N35 * UNIFICATO 2018 118 EUROS for MINT HINGED
Price: $118.00     Sale Price! $77.00
Item Id #016413    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 10 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #4
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 10 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT N36 * UNIFICATO 2018 9 EUROS for MINT HINGED -------- SIGNED BOLAFFI
Price: $9.00     Sale Price! $5.90
Item Id #016414    See Details...
TRIDENTINA TRENTINO AUSTRIA N37 USED
Country: VENEZIA TRIDENTINA
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: TRIDENTINA TRENTINO AUSTRIA N37 USED
Description: REGNO D'ITALIA TRENTINO overprint on Austria SCOTT N37 very fine used Sassone 5 400 Euros *** UNIFICATO 2018 280 Euros
Price: $280.00     Sale Price! $140.00
Item Id #009285    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 12 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 12 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT N37 * UNIFICATO 2018 280 EUROS for MINT HINGED ---
Price: $280.00     Sale Price! $167.00
Item Id #016415    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 20 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #7
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 20 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT N39 * UNIFICATO 2018 8 EUROS for MINT HINGED ---
Price: $8.00     Sale Price! $5.25
Item Id #016416    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 25 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 25 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Fine
Description: SCOTT N40 * UNIFICATO 2018 100 EUROS for MINT NEVER HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most cases higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 25 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Fine
Price: $100.00     Sale Price! $68.00
Item Id #016417    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 30 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #9
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 30 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N41 * UNIFICATO 2018 32 EUROS for MINT NEVER HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 30 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Price: $32.00     Sale Price! $19.00
Item Id #016418    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 40 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #10
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 40 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N42 * UNIFICATO 2018 170 EUROS for MINT NEVER HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- SIGNED EMILIO DIENA 1918 LIBERATION 40 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Price: $170.00     Sale Price! $109.00
Item Id #016419    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 50 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #11
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 50 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N43 * UNIFICATO 2018 115 EUROS for MINT NEVER HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 50 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Price: $115.00     Sale Price! $77.00
Item Id #016420    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 50 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #11
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 50 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N43 * UNIFICATO 2018 70 EUROS for MINT HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 50 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Price: $70.00     Sale Price! $47.00
Item Id #016421    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 60 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #12
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 60 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N44 * UNIFICATO 2018 95 EUROS for MINT HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 60 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Price: $95.00     Sale Price! $61.00
Item Id #016422    See Details...
 1918 LIBERATION 80 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #13
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 80 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N45 * UNIFICATO 2018 135 EUROS for MINT HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 80 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Price: $135.00     Sale Price! $89.00
Item Id #016424    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 80 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #13
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 80 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N45 * UNIFICATO 2018 210 EUROS for MINT NEVER HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- SIGNED EMILIO DIENA --------------- 1918 LIBERATION 80 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Price: $210.00     Sale Price! $139.00
Item Id #016423    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 90 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #14
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 90 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N46 * UNIFICATO 2018 3500 EUROS for MINT HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- **** Photocopy of RAYBAUDI GOLD CERTIFICATE FOR TOP VALUES OF THIS SET INCLUDING THE 90 HELLER + MIGLIAVACCA CERTIFICATE FOR 90 HELLER *** <<< RAYBAUDI ISSUED GOLD CERTIFICATES ONLY FOR GREAT RARITIES >>> 1918 LIBERATION 90 HELLER overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Price: $3,500.00     Sale Price! $2,185.00
Item Id #016427    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 1 KRONE overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #15
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 1 KRONE overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N47 * UNIFICATO 2018 200 EUROS for MINT NEVER HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 1 KRONE overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT NEVER HINGED Very Fine
Price: $200.00     Sale Price! $135.00
Item Id #016425    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 1 KRONE overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #15
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 1 KRONE overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N47 * UNIFICATO 2018 130 EUROS for MINT HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- 1918 LIBERATION 1 KRONE overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Price: $130.00     Sale Price! $85.00
Item Id #016426    See Details...
1918 LIBERATION 2 KRONEN overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #16/I
Condition: 1918 LIBERATION 2 KRONEN Silk Fibers Paper overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Description: SCOTT N51 * UNIFICATO 2018 2900 EUROS for MINT HINGED --- Sassone prices are in most instances higher -- **** Photocopy of RAYBAUDI GOLD CERTIFICATE FOR TOP VALUES OF THIS SET INCLUDING THIS 2 KRONEN SILK FIBERS PAPER + MIGLIAVACCA CERTIFICATE FOR THIS 2 KRONEN SILK FIBERS PAPER *** <<< RAYBAUDI ISSUED GOLD CERTIFICATES ONLY FOR GREAT RARITIES >>> 1918 LIBERATION 2 KRONEN overprinted REGNO D'ITALIA - TRENTINO MINT HINGED Very Fine
Price: $2,900.00     Sale Price! $1,950.00
Item Id #016428    See Details...
1918 SET OF 9 OVERPRINTS ON ITALIAN CURRENCY DEFINITIVE STAMPS USED ON PIECE EXTRA FINE
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Scott #19-27
Condition: 1918 SET OF 9 OVERPRINTS ON ITALIAN CURRENCY DEFINITIVE STAMPS USED ON PIECE EXTRA FINE
Description: SCOTT N52-60 - UNIFICATO catalogue 2018 470 EUROS FOR USED
Price: $470.00     Sale Price! $299.00
Item Id #016429    See Details...
1 CENT TRIDENTINA INVERTED OVERPRINT
Country: VENEZIA TRIDENTINA
Catalog #: Sassone #19aa
Condition: 1 CENT TRIDENTINA INVERTED OVERPRINT
Description: Beautiful, mint hinged, original gum guaranteed RARE INVERTED OVERPRINT ERROR Sassone 19aa *** UNIFICATO 2018 35 Euros Scott N52a very scarce, especially in this quality, centering is typical of these issues (there are no better genuine copies - be "careful" with better ones)
Price: $35.00     Sale Price! $18.00
Item Id #009284    See Details...
1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 20c USED FINE
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #23
Condition: 1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 20c USED FINE
Description: SCOTT N56 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 value 15 EUROS FOR USED ** generally more in Sassone
Price: $15.00     Sale Price! $8.50
Item Id #016430    See Details...
1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 40c USED FINE
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #24
Condition: 1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 40c USED FINE
Description: SCOTT N57 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 value 100 EUROS FOR USED ** generally more in Sassone
Price: $100.00     Sale Price! $59.00
Item Id #016431    See Details...
1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 45c USED FINE
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #25
Condition: 1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 45c USED FINE
Description: SCOTT N58 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 value 100 EUROS FOR USED ** generally more in Sassone
Price: $100.00     Sale Price! $59.00
Item Id #016432    See Details...
1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 50c USED FINE
Country: TRENTINO
Catalog #: Sassone #26
Condition: 1918 VENEZIA TRIDENTINA OVERPRINT on ITALY 50c USED FINE
Description: SCOTT N59 *** UNIFICATO CATALOGUE 2018 value 100 EUROS FOR USED ** generally more in Sassone
Price: $100.00     Sale Price! $59.00
Item Id #016433    See Details...