LA CANEA: CRETE ITALIAN P.O.

ITALIAN POST OFFICE IN CRETE 1900-1914 LA CANEA overprint is found on Italian stamps used in Crete between 1900 and 1914. Canea, the capital of Crete, was under Italian protection following the 1897 military intervention of the European superpowers. The military operation was aimed at preventing a conflict between Turkey and Greece. From 1899 to 1908 Crete, one of the larger islands of the Mediterranean, was under the joint protection of Britain, France, Russia and Italy. To rub in the status quo, the four occupying powers issued stamps for their respective areas. Austria also had post offices in Crete and between 1903 and 1914 issued distinctive stamps. On 10 July 1900, just 19 days before King Umberto I was assassinated, a 25c. depicting the Italian monarch and overprinted in red “1 PIASTRA 1” was issued for use at La Canea. A year later another 25c. stamp, this time depicting Umberto’s son, King Victor Emmanuel III, overprinted LA CANEA / 1 PIASTRA 1 was issued , followed (15 November 1906) by a set of 11 definitive stamps of Italy with a similar overprint. A special delivery stamp with the same overprint was issued 5 November and an additional 6 definitive stamps with LA CANEA overprint were issued between 1907 and 1912. The Italian post office was closed 31 December 1914. On 1 January 1915, following the 1913 Treaty of London, Crete was handed over to Greece. Until 1715 when it fell to the Turks, Crete formed part of the Venetian Republic. (by Giorgio Migliavacca ©)

There are 15 items in this category

1 PIASTRA ON 25c UMBERTO 1900  FINE USED  SCOTT 1
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: 1 PIASTRA ON 25c UMBERTO 1900 FINE USED SCOTT 1
Description: SASSONE 110 EUROS - GUARANTEED GENUINE POSTAL USE
Price: $80.00     Sale Price! $65.00
Item Id #009674    See Details...
2c 1905 LA CANEA MINT HINGED FINE TO VERY FINE SCOTT 4
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #4
Condition: 2c 1905 LA CANEA MINT HINGED FINE TO VERY FINE SCOTT 4
Price: $1.60
Item Id #009670    See Details...
5c BLUE GREEN 1905 MINT NEVER HINGED SCOTT 5
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: 5c BLUE GREEN 1905 MINT NEVER HINGED SCOTT 5
Description: SASSONE MINT NEVER HINGED 13 EUROS
Price: $6.00
Item Id #009666    See Details...
10c FLOREALE USED FINE SCOTT 6
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #6
Condition: 10c FLOREALE USED FINE SCOTT 6
Description: SASSONE 400 EUROS * SIGNED EXPERT DR MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $225.00     Sale Price! $150.00
Item Id #009667    See Details...
25c FLOREALE 1905 USED SCOTT 8
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: 25c FLOREALE 1905 USED SCOTT 8
Description: SASSONE 35 EUROS
Price: $16.00
Item Id #009664    See Details...
45c OLIVE GREEN FLOREALE 1905 MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #10
Condition: 45c OLIVE GREEN FLOREALE 1905 MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Description: SCOTT 10 *** SASSONE 15 EUROS
Price: $8.70
Item Id #009663    See Details...
1 LIRA BROWN & GREEN FLOREALE$ FINE USED SCOTT 12 rare
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #12
Condition: 1 LIRA BROWN & GREEN FLOREALE$ FINE USED SCOTT 12 rare
Description: Sassone: 160 EUROS
Price: $110.00     Sale Price! $89.00
Item Id #009658    See Details...
1 LIRA FLOREALE MINT HINGED 1905 SCOTT 12
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #12
Condition: 1 LIRA FLOREALE MINT HINGED 1905 SCOTT 12
Description: 100 EUROS *** TYPICAL CENTERING
Price: $66.00
Item Id #009661    See Details...
1 LIRA FLOREALE MINT HINGED 1905 SCOTT 12
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #12
Condition: 1 LIRA FLOREALE MINT HINGED 1905 SCOTT 12
Description: 100 EUROS *** ABOUT FINE CENTERING, TYPICAL OF THESE ISSUES
Price: $70.00
Item Id #009662    See Details...
5 LIRE ULTRAMARINE & PINK 1905 VERY FINE MINT HINGED
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #13
Condition: 5 LIRE ULTRAMARINE & PINK 1905 VERY FINE MINT HINGED
Description: SCOTT 13 --- SASSONE DOUBLES THE PRICE FOR VERY FINE CENTERING, from 325 to 650 EUROS - RARE THIS QUALITY *** signed Migliavacca
Price: $250.00     Sale Price! $165.00
Item Id #009659    See Details...
5c 1907-1912 FINE MINT NEVER HINGED SCOTT 14
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #14
Condition: 5c 1907-1912 FINE MINT NEVER HINGED SCOTT 14
Description: 7.50 EUROS
Price: $4.50
Item Id #009655    See Details...
5c 1907-1912 FINE MINT HINGED SCOTT 14
Catalog #: Sassone #14
Condition: 5c 1907-1912 FINE MINT HINGED SCOTT 14
Price: $2.40
Item Id #009656    See Details...
15c GREY 1907-1912 MINT NEVER HINGED VERY FINE
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #16
Condition: 15c GREY 1907-1912 MINT NEVER HINGED VERY FINE
Description: SCOTT 19 8 SASSONE 25 EUROS
Price: $13.00
Item Id #009653    See Details...
15c GREY 1907-1912 MINT HINGED  FINE
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #16
Condition: 15c GREY 1907-1912 MINT HINGED FINE
Description: SCOTT 19 * TYPICAL CENTERING FOR THESE ISSUES
Price: $5.00
Item Id #009654    See Details...
25c BLUE 1907-1912 USED FINE SCOTT 16
Country: LA CANEA * CRETE
Catalog #: Sassone #17
Condition: 25c BLUE 1907-1912 USED FINE SCOTT 16
Description: 20 Euros
Price: $9.75
Item Id #009652    See Details...