LAKE & RIVER MAIL

On 30 October 1762 the Postmaster General introduced the service of a “Courier Boat” [barca corriera] on the Lake of Como managed by Franco Casnati who had signed an automatically renewable nine-year contract whereby the profits were to be shared in equal amounts with the Milanese Post Office. In later years this arrangement proved very profitable for the entrepreneur and the Milanese Posts unsuccessfully attempted to shorten the duration of the contract and re-negotiate the percentage of the profits share. [From Migliavacca's Compendium of the History of the Posts in Italy - under copyright]

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ITALY LAKE MAIL LAGO MAGGIORE 1902 LOCARNO ARONA (1)
Condition: ITALY LAKE MAIL LAGO MAGGIORE 1902 LOCARNO ARONA (1)
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009175    See Details...
ITALY LAKE MAIL LAGO MAGGIORE 1903 ARONA LOCARNO (2)
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY LAKE MAIL LAGO MAGGIORE 1903 ARONA LOCARNO (2)
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009193    See Details...
LAKE MAGGIORE: HISTORY, POSTS & STEAMERS 1800s 1900s
Country: ITALY
Condition: LAKE MAGGIORE: HISTORY, POSTS & STEAMERS 1800s 1900s
Description: LAKE MAGGIORE ITS HISTORY, POSTS & STEAMERS 1800S & 1900S BY ALAN BECKER In English, 76 (A4) Pages, Illustrated Throughout (including colour), spiral bound Undoubtedly the best book on this fascinating area of Italian Lake Mail Well researched and truly useful ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WE SHIP WORLDWIDE HANDLING & POSTAGE: TO USA: FREE SHIPPING TO OTHER DESTINATIONS: $9.00
Price: $63.00
Item Id #001852    See Details...
ITALY LAKE MAIL MONOGRAPH BY LINDSEY IN ENGLISH
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY LAKE MAIL MONOGRAPH BY LINDSEY IN ENGLISH
Description: A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY *** 104 A4 PAGES, IN ENGLISH, SPIRAL BOUND *** ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT WITH INDICATION OF RARITY & VALUE FOR EACH POSTMARK ** ALL MAJOR ITALIAN LAKES INCLUDED: LAKE MAGGIORE ~ LAKE COMO ~ LAKE GARDA ~ LAKE ISEO ~ PLUS BIBLIOGRAPHY ****** WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $59.00
Item Id #003451    See Details...
1855 LAKE MAGGIORE LUGANO TO MAGADINO SWITZERLAND *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1855 LAKE MAGGIORE LUGANO TO MAGADINO SWITZERLAND *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Description: Entire Letter 12 February 1855 from LUGANO (Switzerland) (circle date stamp) to Magadino (Switzerland): Postal Steamer VERBANO cds and boxed R.L. [Rayon Limitrophe, Border Radius] Tariff charged at destination in red crayon -- signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca to confirm authenticity of the letter
Price: $49.00
Item Id #015278    See Details...
1854 LAKE MAGGIORE FAIDO Switzerland TO CANOBBIO (Switzerland) *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1854 LAKE MAGGIORE FAIDO Switzerland TO CANOBBIO (Switzerland) *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Description: Entire Letter 15 January 1854 from FAIDO (Switzerland) (circle date stamp) to CANOBBIO Via Magadino (Switzerland): Postal Steamer VERBANO cds and boxed R.L. [Rayon Limitrophe, Border Radius] Tariff charged handstamped in black ink at right -- signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca to confirm authenticity of the letter
Price: $58.00
Item Id #015279    See Details...
1852 LAKE MAGGIORE TO MAGADINO SWITZERLAND *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1852 LAKE MAGGIORE TO MAGADINO SWITZERLAND *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Description: Entire Letter 7 November 1852 from Arona to Magadino (Switzerland): Postal Steamer VERBANO cds and double-lined box R.L. [Rayon Limitrophe, Border Radius] Tariff charged at destination in red crayon - signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca to confirm authenticity of the letter
Price: $44.00
Item Id #015277    See Details...
1854 LAKE MAGGIORE FAIDO Switzerland TO CANOBBIO (Switzerland) *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1854 LAKE MAGGIORE FAIDO Switzerland TO CANOBBIO (Switzerland) *VERBANO* Circle Date Stamp
Description: Entire Letter 6 October 1854 from FAIDO (Switzerland) (circle date stamp at right) to CANOBBIO [cds on arrival struck on back of letter] Via Magadino (Switzerland): Postal Steamer VERBANO cds and boxed R.L. [Rayon Limitrophe, Border Radius] Tariff charged handstamped in black ink at right -- signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca to confirm authenticity of the letter
Price: $49.00
Item Id #015280    See Details...
1852 LAKE MAGGIORE MILAN TO MAGADINO SWITZERLAND carried by Postal Steamer VERBANO
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1852 LAKE MAGGIORE MILAN TO MAGADINO SWITZERLAND carried by Postal Steamer VERBANO
Description: Entire Letter 16 November 1852 from MILAN to Magadino (Switzerland): Postal Steamer VERBANO cds and boxed R.L. [Rayon Limitrophe, Border Radius] BOTH WELL STRUCK ** Tariff charged in red crayon -- signed by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca to confirm authenticity of the letter
Price: $60.00
Item Id #015281    See Details...
POSTAL SERVICE ON MAJOR ITALIAN LAKES: MAGGIORE, COMO, GARDA, ISEO in Italian
Country: Italy
Condition: POSTAL SERVICE ON MAJOR ITALIAN LAKES: MAGGIORE, COMO, GARDA, ISEO in Italian
Description: In Italian, LIMITED EDITION, 134 (A4) pages, illustrations throughout including in color, all postmarks listed and discussed, there is also a very useful set of transparencies that can be suprimposed on postmarks in your collection to determine the type; see illustrations which include a sample of the transparencies. USED but virtually new EXCEPT for the cover which has suffered to some degree because of poor storage, nothing disfiguring, just mentioned for accuracy, therefore this book is NOT RETURNABLE because of flaws of the cover; otherwise the 134 pages are in good order and show no wear or damage at all; no pen or pencil marks, no dog ears. LONG OUT OF PRINT and extremely difficult to find. (ORIGINAL RETAIL PRICE WHEN THE EURO WAS 1.35 to the Dollar..was 40 Euros = $54)
Price: $55.00
Item Id #015283    See Details...