IONIAN ISLANDS 1941-3 & CORFU 1923 & 1941-3

In April and May 1941, the seven Ionian Islands in the archipelago by the same name were occupied by Italian forces who remained in charge until 12 September 1943 when the Germans took over and continued the occupation until the Autumn of 1944. By mid-May 1941 Greek stamps with overprints for use in Cephalonia and Ithaca were issued. The basic overprint consisted of four lines inscribed as follows: “ITALIA / Occupagione Militare / Italiana isole / Cefalonia e Itaca”. Shortly after the word “Occupagione” — a misspelling for “Occupazione” — was discovered and later overprint showed the correct spelling. Overprints with the word “isola” instead of the plural “isole” are listed separately by Italian catalogues. Listed under Ithaca are also overprints worded as follows: “occupazione / Militare Italiana / Isole / Cefalonia e Itaca” (notice that the first word is all low case). The issues for Ithaca include amended overprints where the “O” of “Occupazione” is correctly in upper case as it should have been from the beginning. Greek stamps hand overprinted OCCUPAZIONE MILITARE ZANTE I – 5 – XIX” were issued that same year for Zakynthos. Reprints and forgeries of these overprints exist. On 16 August 1941

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1923 20c MICHETTI OVERPRINTED “CORFU” MINT NEVER HINGED VERY FINE
$18.00

SCOTT N4 * SASSONE 30 euros – difficult to find this high grading

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1923 CORFU UNISSUED 60 LEPTA on 25c MINT NEVER HINGED
$26.00

ORIGINAL GUM — SCOTT N10 – SASSONE 35 EUROS – CENTERING TYPICAL OF …

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1923 CORFU UNISSUED 70 LEPTA ON 30c MINT HINGED
$13.00

ORIGINAL GUM — SCOTT N11 – SASSONE 14 EUROS – CENTERING TYPICAL OF …

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1923 CORFU UNISSUED 70 LEPTA ON 30c MINT NEVER HINGED
$27.00

ORIGINAL GUM — SCOTT N11 – SASSONE 35 EUROS – CENTERING TYPICAL OF …

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1941 IONIAN ISL CEPHALONIA & ITHACA 80 + 80 LEPTA MNH
$169.00

original gum MINT NEVER HINGED * SASSONE 240 EUROS

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1941 POSTAGE DUE 10d MINT HINGED VERY FINE
$25.00

SCOTT NJ7 — SASSONE 50 euros

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1941 POSTAGE DUE 5d MINT NEVER HINGED VERY FINE
$55.00

SCOTT NJ6 — SASSONE 100 euros

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