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The Stamps and Postal History of Italian States

Italian States Stamps - Postally, the states developed separately – partly because of differences in currency, therefore the interchange of mail between them was complicated. The use of postal handstamps developed during the 18th century and spheres of influence were clearly defined by the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. Between 1851–1870 ten states including Lombardy Venetia issued stamps, all imperforate and long the favourite of collectors of classics. Some of the world’s greatest collectors have formed large collections of these atmospheric, philatelic treasures.

From the Bourbon Dynasty Arms of Naples to the Sicilian “Bombas” (so-named as King Ferdinand who also insisted on a postmark which framed his portrait had aggressively supressed insurrection) every stamp has a story to tell. We highly recommend the stamp listings in the Stanley Gibbons Part 8 “Italy and Switzerland” also the various excellent specialised catalogues published by Sassone.

Italian States Stamps

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  • Lot 393 (Public Auction #8334)

    Saturday 11th June 2022, 07:00

    Est. £90 - £120

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    ITALIAN STATES - LIBYA 1912-1941 a mint and used accumulation with some duplication, incl. 1912-15 values to 40c mint, 1915-16 Red Cross set mint, 1917-18 45c and 60c mint, 1921-30 Pictorial issues...
  • Lot 577 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    ITALIAN STATES - MODENA 1859 80c buff,Sassone 18,SG24,fine mint,four large margins
  • Lot 578 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    ITALIAN STATES - PAPAL STATES 1852 ½B lilac grey, SG4 (Sass.1A), large margins,VFM
  • Lot 579 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £30 - £35

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    ITALIAN STATES - PAPAL STATES 1852 ½b grey, SG 4 (Sass.1), VFU, complete margins.
  • Lot 580 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £60 - £70

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    ITALIAN STATES - PARMA 15c black on rose, Sassone 3, very fine used on piece
  • Lot 2384 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £150 - £175

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    ITALIAN STATES - LIBYA 1929. Third Tripoli Trade Fair set, Sass S.17, SG 63/68, fine used (6 stamps)
  • Lot 2385 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £50 - £60

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    ITALIAN STATES - LOMBARDY VENETIA 1863 15 s brown, SG 36 (Sass 37), centered left otherwise very fine used, signed Chiavarello.
  • Lot 2386 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £500 - £600

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    ITALIAN STATES - MODENA 1859 15c brown Provisional Govt, Sass 13, fine mint part og with light corner crease. Scarce stamp. Cat €3750 (£2800)
  • Lot 2387 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £200 - £250

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    ITALIAN STATES - MODENA 1859 Provisional issue, mint/unused selection including 5c green (3), 20c lilac (3), 40c rose (2), 80c ochre (4) some shades, good to very fine. Cat Sassone €7000 (£6250) 
  • Lot 2388 (Kwik-Bid #4334)

    Monday 30th May 2022, 16:30

    Est. £150 - £200

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    ITALIAN STATES - MODENA 1859 15c brown, Provisional Govt, Sass 13, fine mint og, shallow hinge thin. Cat Sass €3750 (£3350)

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