SALONICCO * THESSALONIKI

SALONICCO [SALONIKA - Thessaloniki] - a major city of Macedonia - since antiquity - where, on 26 May 1908, Italy opened a post office. Italian definitive stamps were regularly used throughout its years of activity. The piastre-denominated stamps issued for the Italian Levant (1908) were also used at the Italian Post Office. Seven Italian definitive stamps with a two-line overprint – “SALONICCO / face value” – were issued in February 1909. In January 1911, an additional 40 piastre top value was added. The Italian Post Office in Salonicco was closed on 29 September 1911, due to the war between Turkey and Italy triggered by the Italian occupation of Libya. In November 1912, the Ottoman rule came to an end, followed, a few months later, by the annexation of the entire region by Greece. The Italian postal facility was reopened in February 1913, and later closed for good in November 1914 as a result of the abolition of the Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire. COPYRIGHT: We own the copyright in this site and in material published on it such as articles, technical profiles, technical information, general information, descriptions and photographs of all items. Those works and the entire content of this website are protected by copyright laws around the world. All our rights are reserved. All images, text and stamps featured on this site (virginstamps.com) are our SOLE PROPERTY and may not be copied or reproduced in any form whatsoever. Swift legal action will be taken against any individual, organisation, group, or company found to have violated our copyright in any form or reproduced any of the webpages, images or content without prior written permission.

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SALONIKA 20 PIASTRE ON 5 LIRE FLOREALE MINT HINGED FRESH COLOR
Country: SALONICCO
Catalog #: Sassone #7
Condition: SALONIKA 20 PIASTRE ON 5 LIRE FLOREALE MINT HINGED FRESH COLOR
Description: A TRULY RARE STAMP * CENTERING TYPICAL OF THIS ISSUE * SCOTT 7 ** SASSONE 700 euros * SIGNED MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $380.00
Item Id #009945    See Details...
SALONIKA 1911 40 PIASTRE ON 10 LIRE USED VERY FINE TOP VALUE
Country: SALONICCO
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: SALONIKA 1911 40 PIASTRE ON 10 LIRE USED VERY FINE TOP VALUE
Description: SCOTT 8 ** SASSONE 160 euros RARE IN USED CONDITION
Price: $95.00
Item Id #009944    See Details...