1926 St.Francis Issue <<-- : -->> 1928 Filiberto Issue
The 20c, 60c and 1.25 lire stamps were issued in March and April 1927. Due to a postage rate change the 50c was issued in September. All four stamps are known with the crown watermark facing either left or right.
The 20c is normally carmine. Versions overprinted for use in the colonies were printed in different colours, and unoverprinted copies of the 20c in violet are known.
The 50c is known with a dot after the 50. This is found in position 42 in three of the four blocks of 60 that make up the sheet.
Dot after 50 variety in pair with normal
Detail of dot after 50
50c with distinct perforation shift
1926 St.Francis Issue <<-- :
-->> 1928 Filiberto Issue
Main Italian Stamp Index
Kingdom of Italy Index
Stamps of Italy - 50c Volta varieties
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v7 19th April 2015