Stamps of the Kingdom of Italy

by Tony Clayton


The 1863 Quindici Stamps printed by Matraire


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Type 2 Subject 23

General Characteristics: Frame smudge above OSTALE; outer frame broken below D; two dots in NE spandrel; two breaks below N in ITALIANO

Type 2

Subject 23 Group 1
Dash attached to first I in ITALIANO, and dot below right leg of second A.

None

Subject 23 Group 2
Line on nostril; line of shading missing opposite nose; dot below A as in Group 1

Type 2

Subject 23 Group 1
Another example.

Type 2

Subject 23 Group 1
Another example

Type 2

Subject 23 Group 3
Top frame thin above OS, and some smudging missing; break in oval level with T in ITALIANO.
This copy also has a major printing fault low left on medallion (no surface damage visible)

Type 2

Subject 23 Group 4
Dot inside top of SW square; dot touching low right corner of D in QUINDICI

Type 2

Subject 23 Group 3
Another example.

Type 2

Subject 23 Group 3
Another example with San Marino postmark


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