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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