This set of four stamps celebrated the Milan Fair of 1936. Designed by M. Parrini.
This attractive issue celebrated the 900th Death Anniversary of Guido D'Arezzo (musician). Designed by R. Pierbattista and R. De Sanctis.
This attractive issue featured views with the "Graf Zeppelin" above. 3l. S. Paolo Gate and tomb of Consul Caius Caesius. 5l. Old Appian Way and tomb of Cecilia Metella 10l. Portion of Forum Mussolini 12l. Angelo Castle 15l. Forum Romanum 20l. Empire Way, Colosseum and Baths of Domitian Designed by C. Mezzana.
This stamp represents a Roman bridge, with a single arch, located near Lamon, one of the few remaining architectural remains of the Via Claudia Augusta.
This attractive 25 lire black stamp from Italy celebrated Stamp Day in 1970 and featured an electric Mail train. Engraved by E. Donnini.
This issue celebrated the Twenty-fifth Biennial Art Exhibition in Venice. Designed by G. Cisari. Photo. Perf 14. Designs: 5l. Emblem of Venice 15l. Clock bell Ringers 20l. Emblem of Venice and Galley 50l. Winged Lion on St.
These Air stamps were surcharged and overprinted to celebrate the Rome-Buenos Aires Flight of 1934. The stamp was originally issued in 1930 and designed by N. Brunetti. Perf 14.
Italian post issued a postage stamp featuring mascot of Expo Milano 2015, the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. The stamp depicts the logo of the event and the legend “EXPO MILANO 2015″ along with the eye catching mascot. Milan is hosting the exposition for the second time, the first being the Milan International of 1906. The theme chosen for Expo Milano 2015 is Feeding the planet, energy for life.
This stamp commemorated the International Railway Congress in Bologna, Italy. It featured a Railway Steam Locomotive Driving Wheels. Designed by E. Vangelli.
These two stamps were Italy's set for World Refugee Year in 1960. Given the refugees fleeing to Italy currently, this is a particularly poignant issue. They show "The Fire of Borgo" (after Raphael. Designed and engraved by V. Nicastro.
On the 31st March 1939 Italy and San Marino stipulated the “Convention of Friendship and Good Neighbourhood”, formalizing the centuries-old relations between the two Countries characterized by a long tradition of exchanges and shared values. Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, will visit San Marino on June, 5th in order to celebrate the 75th Anniversary and to consolidate the bilateral relations. On the occasion the Philatelic Offices of both Countries decided to make a joint issue.
This article by Hiram Motherwell, was originally published in the American publication, "Harper’s Monthly Magazine" in July, 1928. It provides fascinating source material for both scholars and postal historians alike at a tumultuous period in Italian history…
The biggest extension of Eritrea was reached during the Italian Empire (1936–1941), when northern parts of conquered Ethiopia were assigned to Eritrea by the Italians as a reward for the Eritrean "Ascaris'" help in the conquest of Ethiopia. A useful map for collectors and postal historians of Italy and Colonies...
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