Postage Stamps of Italy

by Tony Clayton


Philatelic and Bogus Issues


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Philatelic Creations

Some stamps have been overprinted to celebrate an event. One method used was to overprint the inter-pane gutter. Another was to overprint common obsolete stamps.

1 lira air

1 lire stamp with gutter overprinted for a Stamp Fair in Rimini

2 lire

2 lire stamp with gutter overprinted for a Stamp Fair in Venice

1 lire

Obsolete RSI stamp overprinted for a Stamp Fair in Venice

25c

Florence Welcomes The Allies
An unofficial fabrication created by a local philatelist

20c

Translates as 'Loan of Freedom'
A propaganda issue from Viareggio that is said to have seen postal use.


Bogus Issues

5c?

A totally bogus overprint designed to fleece the collector

5c?

Another example


Uncertain Issues

50c

50c fiscal stamp overprinted 'Valid for Postage'
I gather that it is a philatelic invention from the Genova area dating to about 1944.


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