SCB Stamp Collecting Blog - the premier resource for exclusive stamp information and news

Postage stamps and philately of Italy and Italian states

This is index page for articles about Postage stamps and philately of Italy and Italian states . Below you find excerpts on available stories. To read the full stories, please subscribe or sign in.

Marginal notes about stamps of Italy

Marginal notes about stamps of ItalyTime for the second part of my 'marginal notes' , and this time we're heading into Italy. The topics of this article include stamps of Polish Resettlement Corps in Italy, CLN /Partisan stamps of Upper Varese, and a double print/KISS flaw on CEPT-stamp. As always, hope you enjoy the stamp extravaganza ahead. ...(855 words,4 images, 6 comments)

Print flaw on Italian Alti Valore definitive postage stamp

Print flaw on Italian Alti Valore definitive postage stampMoving on with Italian (definitive) postage stamps, here's a small EFO I spotted when sorting the so called "Alti Valore" series. ...(95 words,1 images, 0 comments)

Italia Turrita – Syracuse coin definitive stamps of Italy

Italia Turrita – Syracuse coin definitive stamps of Italy    I think most stamp collectors of my generation are familiar with the looks of Syracuse coin definitive stamps series of Italy. The design, a woman's head with a turreted crown, is a masterpiece of modern stamp design in miniature size. As these stamps were widely used for several decades, pretty much every worldwide stamp collector I know considers their quota for these stamps full. Well, I dare to try such assumptions wrong. ...(973 words,6 images, 28 comments)

Marca da Bollo and other Italian fiscals with stamp-like designs

Marca da Bollo and other Italian fiscals with stamp-like designsThe Italian revenue stamps (with inscriptions such as 'Marca da Bollo', 'Tassa di bollo, 'Riscontro' etc.) often resemble postage stamps. When looking at these, I can't help thinking "which came first, the chicken or the egg" design wise. ...(92 words,2 images, 4 comments)

Milan 1906 World Fair cinderella / vignette

Milan 1906 World Fair cinderella / vignetteIMHO it's kind of funny, that it's usually cinderella items that cause more research and headache than real postage stamps. Here's one my all-time favourite cinderella items from Italy. I have owned this vignette over an decade, but only recently have I managed to decipher some of it's background. IMHO the design is Art Nouveau on it's best. ...(233 words,2 images, 0 comments)

Q&A: stamps of Italy and Italian colonies

Do you have a question about stamps / philately of Italy (and related territories)? Your questions answered. ...( 30 comments).

All original content and images of this blog is under copyright protection; any kind of reproduction of full contents without permission of the owner is hereby denied. All Rights Reserved © Keijo Kortelainen, 2009-2019 unless otherwise stated. All photos of stamps in this blog are enlargements or reductions of original stamps from private collection of author of the blog (unless otherwise stated). The designs of stamps and postmarks are copyright of issuing postal authorities and their designers. The comments / discussion on this blog are copyright of their retrospective authors, and represent the opinion of their authors. When submitting content of any type to this Website, you agree that you assign to this Website and its successors perpetual and unlimited license free of charge to host, store, publish, reproduce, publicly display or otherwise use any content and materials of any type provided or contributed by You. Catalog numbers (Scott, Michel, SG etc) are the copyrighted property of their publishers. | See our privacy policy