SEA MAIL

Mail carried by ships: this means of conveyance was more popular during the age of steamship. The importance of mail steamers increased exponentially in the Mediterranean during the 1840s and 1850s, and French, British and Austrian steamers prompted the Italian operators to offer a reliable, flexible and timely conveyance of mail and passengers. These were the years when the world was rapidly getting smaller and the Mediterranean even more so.

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1851 ENTIRE LETTER FLORENCE TO GENOA “VIA DI MARE (E) very fine
$21.00

signed in pencil by postal historian Dr. Migliavacca

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FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1847
$75.00 $65.00

Entire letter complete with text ** ship agent oval RHONE HERAULT OCEAN M. FRAISSINET & …

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FRANCE MARSEILLE TO LIVORNO SHIP AGENT FRAISSINET 1848
$85.00 $75.00

Entire letter complete with text ** ship agent ** Very Fine oval RHONE HERAULT OCEAN …

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GENOA TO LIVORNO 1842 “VAPORI TOSCANI AGENZIA GENOVA”
$85.00 $69.00

Entire Letter complete with text showing oval handstamp featuring steamer and inscribed VAPORI TOSCANI AGENZIA …

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ITALY BRAZIL: PIROSCAFO POSTALE RE VITTORIO 1915 POST CARD TO MILANO
$14.00

Postcard of Avenida Rio Branco, Rio de Janeiro mailed on board Italian ship PIROSCAFO POSTALE …

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LIVORNO TO GENOA “IL LOMBARDO” STEAMER 1842
$75.00 $66.00

ENTIRE LETTER COMPLETE WITH TEXT to GENOA, 1842, oval handstamp depicting steamer inscribed PIROSCAFO IL …

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LIVORNO TO MARSEILLE FRANCE 1852 * TOSCANE ANTIBES
$49.00 $39.00

ENTIRE LETTER WITH TEXT — “TOSCANE ANTIBES” ENTRY CDS in red — signed by expert …

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LLOYD AUSTRIACO AUSTRIA ITALY HUNGARY LEVANT TURKEY IONIAN GREECE
$250.00 $185.00

This is the monumental standard reference work by Umberto Del Bianco
THE AUSTRIA LLOYD AND MARITIME …

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NAPLES LIVORNO 1849 via “VIRGILIO” Steamer
$95.00 $85.00

Entire Letter with text from Naples endorsed “P. VIRGILIO” (by steamer Virgilio) plus double oval …

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NAPLES LIVORNO 1849 via IL LOMBARDO Steamer
$95.00 $85.00

Entire Letter with text from Naples endorsed COL VAPORE LOMBARDO (BY IL LOMBARDO STEAMER)plus double …

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