ALLIED MILITARY GOVERNMENT A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA

On 3 September 1945, from the headquarters of the Allied Military Government (A.M.G.) 13 Corps, Major Charles I. Turner, Chief Postal Officer, sent a letter to the Communications Sub-Commission in Rome stating that, “A final decision has been made to the effect that only postage stamps of the present Italian Government will be used in the Occupied Territory, Venezia Giulia, after they have been overprinted” as described in an earlier document (General Order No. 9 dated 25 July 1945 issued at Trieste by Colonel Alfred C. Bowman). The decision had some diplomatic and political undertones because the possibility of using Italian stamps had once been entertained but eventually discarded. In fact, it was suggested that Belgrade would have viewed the use of current Italian stamps as evidence that Venezia Giulia was in fact run by Rome. Italians, on the other hand were quite happy to see their stamps used in the region despite the overprint — to them it was something like a Machiavellian double-edged sword. Interestingly enough, due to understandable shortages of certain denominations, stamps with the emblems of the fascist regime were also overprinted, but this did not seem to bother either side because the overprint was a firm statement as to who was actually in charge. Italian definitive stamps overprinted A.M.G.-V.G. at the Renato Fortuna Press in Trieste were first used on 22 September 1945 and ceased to be valid after 30 September 1947. They were used at Trieste, Gorizia, and Pula; and although after 1 January 1946, Udine remained under A.M.G. administration these overprints were not used in that province. In June 1946 Italy voted against the monarchy and opted to become a republic, thereby making all the stamps of the old regime obsolete. During the summer of 1946 various denominations of the new Italian definitive series nicknamed “Democratica” were also overprinted A.M.G.-V.G. [This profile of Venezia Giulia under Allied Military Government is under COPYRIGHT]

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TRIESTE BETWEEN ALLIES & CLAIMANTS AMG VG ETC
Country: TRIESTE
Condition: TRIESTE BETWEEN ALLIES & CLAIMANTS AMG VG ETC
Description: In Italian - Published in 1999, long out of print - 176 pages - A4 size - with lots of illustrations - very useful, well documented, well research INDISPENSABLE TO THE COLLECTOR OF THE 1944-1954 TRIESTE POSTAL HISTORY & STAMPS GERMAN DIENST POST TRIESTE RED STAR ON VENEZIA GIULIA SOCIAL REPUBLIC STAMPS USED IN TRIESTE AMG VG OVERPRINTS (postal history & varieties) * FREE TERRITORY OF TRIESTE & ITS STAMPS IN DEPTH POST OFFICES OF VENETIA JULIA & ISTRIA 1943-1954 POSTAL RATES * FIELD POST OFFICES & APOs
Price: $65.00     Sale Price! $49.00
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DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM COMPLETE SET
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1-21
Condition: DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM COMPLETE SET
Description: MOSTLY VERY FINE * VIBRANT COLORS *** SASSONE 125 EUROS
Price: $50.00     Sale Price! $45.00
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DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM COMPLETE SET
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1-21
Condition: DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM COMPLETE SET
Description: MOSTLY VERY FINE * VIBRANT COLORS *** SASSONE 125 EUROS
Price: $52.00     Sale Price! $47.00
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10 CENT AUGUSTUS (fasces) INVERTED OVERPRINT MINT HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1d
Condition: 10 CENT AUGUSTUS (fasces) INVERTED OVERPRINT MINT HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILN 1 variety * SASSONE 18 EUROS FOR MINT NEVER HINGED * THIS IS HINGED
Price: $8.00
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AIR MAIL 25 LIRE BROWN MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #7
Condition: AIR MAIL 25 LIRE BROWN MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILNC ** SASSONE 42 EUROS MNH
Price: $22.00
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AIR MAIL 25 LIRE BROWN MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #7
Condition: AIR MAIL 25 LIRE BROWN MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILNC ** SASSONE 42 EUROS MNH
Price: $22.00
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AIR MAIL 50 LIRE GREEN MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #8
Condition: AIR MAIL 50 LIRE GREEN MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILNC ** SASSONE 8 EUROS MINT NH
Price: $4.50
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DEMOCRATICA 20 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED very fine
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #18
Condition: DEMOCRATICA 20 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED very fine
Description: SCOTT ILN 19 *** SASSONE 65 EUROS MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $33.00
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DEMOCRATICA 20 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED very fine
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #18
Condition: DEMOCRATICA 20 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED very fine
Description: SCOTT ILN 19 *** SASSONE 65 EUROS MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $33.00
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DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE 50 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #19
Condition: DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE 50 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILN 11 ** SASSONE 10 EUROS MNH
Price: $4.90
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DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE 50 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #20
Condition: DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE 50 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILN 12 ** SASSONE 10 EUROS MNH
Price: $4.90
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DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE 50 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #20
Condition: DEMOCRATICA DEFINITIVE 50 LIRE MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILN 12 ** SASSONE 10 EUROS MNH
Price: $4.90
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DEMOCRATICA 100 LIRE CARMINE RED VERY FINE * MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #21
Condition: DEMOCRATICA 100 LIRE CARMINE RED VERY FINE * MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILN 13 ** SASSONE 35 EUROS MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $17.50
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DEMOCRATICA 100 LIRE CARMINE RED VERY FINE * MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #21
Condition: DEMOCRATICA 100 LIRE CARMINE RED VERY FINE * MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILN 13 ** SASSONE 35 EUROS MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $17.50
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AIRMAIL COMPLETE SET 8 VALUES MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #A1-A8
Condition: AIRMAIL COMPLETE SET 8 VALUES MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM
Description: SASSONE 60 EUROS
Price: $40.00     Sale Price! $33.00
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10 LIRE BLUE EXPRESS MAIL MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #E1
Condition: 10 LIRE BLUE EXPRESS MAIL MINT NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT ILNE 1 *** SASSONE 5 EUROS MNH
Price: $2.75
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EXPRESS STAMPS SET 2 VALUES MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM
Country: A.M.G. VENEZIA GIULIA
Catalog #: Sassone #E1-E2
Condition: EXPRESS STAMPS SET 2 VALUES MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM
Description: SASSONE 15 Euros
Price: $7.00
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