Stamps of the Kingdom of Italy

by Tony Clayton


The 1863 Quindici Stamps printed by Matraire


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Type 2 Subject 18

General Characteristics: Four dots in margin above E of POSTALE; line below Q only just open

Type 2

Subject 18 Group 1
Cartouche broken below S in POSTALE; Shading line defective in front of neck above Q

None

Subject 18 Group 2
Dot on inside of leg of R of FRANCO.

Type 2

Subject 18 Group 3
Small dot above and to right of last O in BOLLO; cartouche broken above and to left of E in POSTALE

Type 2

Subject 18 Group 4
White flaw below point of beard.

Type 2

Subject 18 Group 1
Cartouche broken below S in POSTALE; Shading line defective in front of neck above Q (second example)

None

Subject 18 Group 3
Small dot above and to right of last O in BOLLO; cartouche broken above and to left of E in POSTALE (second example) Non constant squiggle caused by fluff at left of lower cartouche.


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