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THE POSTAL HISTORY OF SICILY DURING THE AMG ALLIED OCCUPATION – 1943-1944

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THE POSTAL HISTORY OF SICILY DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION – 1943-1944 ***
A very useful book that delves deeply into the tormented months of the Allied Occupation of Sicily (July 1943-September 1944) as mirrored in the postal history of the Island. There has never been any publication that has explored all the facets of postal rates, services offered, postmarks etc of this era. The use of AMG (Allied Military Government) stamps is widely covered. POW messages, POW mail, military mail, registered, insured mail, are also examined. The resumption of postal liaison with the peninsula , mixed frankings, the use AMG stamps outside of Sicily and their demise are examined. 7 Pages are devoted to estimates and prices of covers and postcards; also included is a timeline of the Allied occupation town by town —
336 pp. – 169 b/w ill. – paperback – printed 1993 — Italian text – limited edition long out of print

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