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First Issues - Italy

Italy plays a large part in worldwide postal development and innovation - see the First Firsts page. It got off to a strange start with its own stamps, to quote from the Guinness pages,

Italy #1 presents a number of options. Scott starts with #17, the 1c bistre SG1, priced at 4,500 and 130. It is actually Italian State Sardinia's Sc11 (SG40), with added perforations. The Sardinia (unperforated) stamps catalogues at 3 / 5. Another stamp of the first Italian issue, of the same design but more reasonably priced is the 20c blue Sc19 SG2a at 4.25 / 14.

 

Scott
#
SG
#
Date Notes Value M/U
2001
 
17 1 1862 10 centesimi bistre 4,500 / 130

 
19 2a 1862 20 c blue 4.25 / 14  
115 81 1910 c + 5c green
50th anniv of the freedom of Naples and Sicily

Italy's first commemorative

8 / 14  
C1 103 1917 25c on 40c violet

THE first airmail

5 / 11
Q1 p38 1884 10 c grey

THE first parcel post

10 c grey
           
           
           

 

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