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SERUSIER Barriere Fleurie MAXIMUM CARD
Country: FRANCE
Condition: SERUSIER Barriere Fleurie MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $15.00
Item Id #004352    See Details...
CARAVAGGIO Deposition RARE MAXIMUM CARD NIUE
Country: NIUE
Condition: CARAVAGGIO Deposition RARE MAXIMUM CARD NIUE
Price: $89.00
Item Id #005632    See Details...
CAPO VATICANO GODS RIVIERA 2009 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: CAPO VATICANO GODS RIVIERA 2009 MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $9.00
Item Id #007168    See Details...
VATICAN - TEST METER MARK TELEPHONE SERVICE - RARE
Country: VATICAN
Condition: VATICAN - TEST METER MARK TELEPHONE SERVICE - RARE
Description: VERY RARE TEST METER MARK * VERY FEW EXIST this differs from the adopted meter mark because it has the FP numbers VERTICALLY placed
Price: $22.00
Item Id #009216    See Details...
2013 Sculptor EMILIO GRECO
Country: ITALY
Condition: 2013 Sculptor EMILIO GRECO "Olympics Victory" MNH
Price: $2.10
Item Id #010240    See Details...
OURANG OUTANG  1998
Country: UNITED NATIONS
Condition: OURANG OUTANG 1998
Price: $7.00
Item Id #010496    See Details...
1981 ST RITA OF CASCIA SAN MARINO POSTAL STATIONERY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: 1981 ST RITA OF CASCIA SAN MARINO POSTAL STATIONERY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
Price: $10.00
Item Id #011264    See Details...
MUCHA [BULG] 4 MAXIMUM CARDs
Country: BULGARIA
Condition: MUCHA [BULG] 4 MAXIMUM CARDs
Description: ELUSIVE SET OF 4 MAXIMUM CARDS - once sold no next chance LIMITED EDITION A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4" x 6") with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) with maximum concordance between elements (depiction on stamp matching the depiction on postcard - or elements of it -- with a postmark that is as closely related as possible to what is depicted on stamp and postcard) MOST BEAUTIFUL ITEM FOR THE CONNOISSEUR
Price: $39.00
Item Id #004353    See Details...
MUSIC PAINTING ORGAN by Garas MAXIMUM CARD
Country: FRANCE
Condition: MUSIC PAINTING ORGAN by Garas MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $13.50
Item Id #005633    See Details...
BIRD EAGLE AIRPLANE
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: BIRD EAGLE AIRPLANE "SPECIMEN" AEROGRAMME Austria
Description: Mint Austrian Aerogramme SPECIMEN type with solid black bar across stamp design at top right very few copies of Postal Stationery SPECIMENS are made for each issue - do not underestimate the rarity of this item - elusive and rarely seen
Price: $37.00
Item Id #008449    See Details...
RAINFOREST FELINES 1998 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Country: UNITED NATIONS
Condition: RAINFOREST FELINES 1998 2 MAXIMUM CARDS
Price: $9.95
Item Id #010497    See Details...
THE GREAT WAR * WORLD WAR I * POSTAL HISTORY EXPO AT PRESENT'S PALACE maximum card
Country: ITALY
Condition: THE GREAT WAR * WORLD WAR I * POSTAL HISTORY EXPO AT PRESENT'S PALACE maximum card
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013313    See Details...
NUKELAELAE TUVALU * TRAINS 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN MNH
Country: TUVALU
Condition: NUKELAELAE TUVALU * TRAINS 8 values OVERPRINTED SPECIMEN MNH
Price: $10.00
Item Id #013825    See Details...
POPE PIUS XII 1953 stamp MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VATICAN
Condition: POPE PIUS XII (1953) MAXIMUM CARD
Description: VATICAN CDS * 1950 HOLY YEAR CARD SHOWING PONTIFF & ST PETER'S BASILICA
Price: $19.00
Item Id #001026    See Details...
 TITIAN Pope Paul III & Nephews MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Condition: TITIAN Pope Paul III & Nephews MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $24.00
Item Id #004354    See Details...
TADOLINI ST. MARINO MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: TADOLINI ST. MARINO MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $12.00
Item Id #005890    See Details...
WRITER LINGUIST HISTORY BOGDAN HASDEU MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ROMANIA
Condition: WRITER LINGUIST HISTORY BOGDAN HASDEU MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $9.00
Item Id #007170    See Details...
CHURCHILL MONACO 1974 FDC
Country: MONACO
Condition: CHURCHILL MONACO 1974 FDC
Price: $13.00
Item Id #008194    See Details...
RED CROSS DUNANT 1997 METER MARK SPECIMEN rare
Country: ITALY
Condition: RED CROSS DUNANT 1997 METER MARK SPECIMEN rare
Description: Exhibition of historical documents relating to the RED CROSS SPECIMEN METER MARK ON CARD - very rare - only few impressions inscribed "SPECIMEN" were made to test the meter mark MOST USEFUL & INTERESTING ITEM FOR THE CONNOISSEUR
Price: $18.00
Item Id #008962    See Details...
QUARTON - VILLENEUVE PIETA FRANCE MAXIMUM CARD
Country: FRANCE
Condition: QUARTON - VILLENEUVE PIETA FRANCE MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $13.00
Item Id #010498    See Details...
POLIDORO DA LANCIANO * HOLY FAMILY  * 2015 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: POLIDORO DA LANCIANO * HOLY FAMILY * 2015 MAXIMUM CARD
Description: ITALIAN CHRISTMAS STAMP DEPICTS HOLY FAMILY BY POLIDORO DA LANCIANO By Giorgio Migliavacca A € 0,95 Christmas stamp was issued by Italy on 21 November 2015 for Christmas mail use; the stamp depicts the Virgin Mary with Child, St. Joseph and St. Catherine of Alexandria, a painting of the school of Venetian Renaissance master Polidoro da Lanciano, part of the collection of Bergamo’s Accademia Carrara. The stamp indirectly celebrates the 500th birthday of Polidoro da Lanciano. His date of birth has been questioned and it would seem that he was more likely born in 1510; in fact he was admitted to the guild of Venetian painters in 1530 which would have been rather improbable for a 15 year old adolescent. In his last will in 1565 he stated that he was “about 50 years old”, indicating the even he was not sure of the exact date of birth. Polidoro Lanzani (also known as Polidoro de’ Renzi, aka Polidoro da Lanciano, aka Polidoro Veneziano)) was born in Lanciano near Chieti in 1515, his grandfather was a famous artist specializing in ceramics. With a declining economy in his hometown, he moved to Venice at a very early age. There he remained and worked for most of his life; in Venice he married Angelica, an older woman, who died in 1532. He later married Elena Buzzacarini, a woman from Padova who gave him a son, Giovanni Antonio. The young Polidoro did some of his apprenticeship at Titian’s workshop, and he surely worked at Vecellio’s school. Savoldo, Titian and Bonifacio Veronese had a strong influence on his style. His paintings are not signed. Most of his paintings depict religious subjects such a saints, Christ, the Descent of the Holy Ghost, and a series of paintings depicting the Holy Family. During the late 1800s some of his paintings were erroneously offered by London auctions as the work of Titian. Polidoro’s most famous painting “The Descent of the Holy Ghost” was attributed to Bonifacio Veronese, first, and later to Titian. In the mid-1600s painter and art historian Carlo Ridolfi and later on, Marco Boschini, set the record straight. According to recent research, in 1648 Ridolfi started a gossip about Titian suggesting that from time to time the great master would forget to lock the room where he kept his prized things; his assistant (among them Polidoro) would access the room to make copies of the paintings. At some point Titian started to rework his assistants copies and pass them as his own work. According to Ridolfi, this would explain why many of the unsigned paintings by Titian assistants have been attributed to him. These rumors seem have been questioned by critics, but there remains for the fact that Titian’s workshop did actually produce replicas of his most successful paintings. At his death, in 1565, Polidoro’s financial situation was rather pitiful; however, he had inherited some land from his father, and in due course his widow, stepson and son moved to Lanciano. One of his paintings at the Louvre in Paris is positioned very close to Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. Polidoro’s paintings can be admired at museums in London, Vienna, Berlin, Budapest, Paris and Cleveland. He died in Venice in 1565 after suffering from “fever” for over six months.
Price: $11.00
Item Id #013314    See Details...
FUNAFUTI TUVALU * TRAINS 12 values MINT NH
Country: TUVALU
Condition: FUNAFUTI TUVALU * TRAINS 12 values MINT NH overprinted SPECIMEN
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013826    See Details...
FRANCE KING CHARLES IX  1560-1574 - Poster Stamp
Country: FRANCE
Condition: CHARLES IX OF FRANCE
Description: Fine and useful poster stamp
Price: $9.00
Item Id #000771    See Details...
 PERICLES MAXIMUM CARD rare
Country: FRANCE
Condition: PERICLES MAXIMUM CARD rare
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005891    See Details...
 OSIMO ST JOSEPH COPERTINO MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: OSIMO ST JOSEPH COPERTINO MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #007939    See Details...