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ARCHITECTURE SILVERSMITH ** 1980 EUROPA SAN MARINO FIRST DAY COVER
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: ARCHITECTURE SILVERSMITH ** 1980 EUROPA SAN MARINO FIRST DAY COVER
Description: ARCHITECT & MILITARY LEADER GIOVANBATTISTA BELLUZZI SILVERSMITH GOLDSMITH ANTONIO ORAFO
Price: $10.00
Item Id #007962    See Details...
WILD ANIMALS MULE DEER BLACK TAIL elusive MAXIMUM CARD
Country: USA
Condition: WILD ANIMALS MULE DEER BLACK TAIL elusive MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #009242    See Details...
TYPEWRITER
Country: ITALY
Condition: TYPEWRITER "ARMY MAGAZINE" SPECIAL ROME POSTMARK 1976
Price: $10.00
Item Id #009498    See Details...
BEWITCHING PUG MAXIMUM CARD * TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
Country: TURKS & CAICOS
Condition: DELIGHTFUL PUG MAXIMUM CARD * TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
Description: Pugs come from China, and the first mention of them is in a Confucius book (551 BC). They arrived in Europe in the late 1600s (Holland) and then crossed the Channel in 1688 to become the favourite pets of William and Mary Of England. In the early 1800s Josephine Bonaparte was enamored with her pug "Fortune". Other famous pug owners include: Voltaire, William Hogarth, the Marquise of Pompadour, Marie Antoinette of France, the Duke of Enghien, Quen Charlotte (wife of Charles III), Queen Victoria and the Duke of Windsor and his wife Mrs Wallis Simpson-Warfield, Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace of Monaco, fashion designer Valentino, Andy Wharol, and Lena Horne. ********** 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). This concordance is not always possible.
Price: $20.00
Item Id #010266    See Details...
1983 ITALY Alfedena, Aquila FIRST NATIONAL CAMP EXPLORERS & GUIDES
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1983 ITALY Alfedena, Aquila FIRST NATIONAL CAMP EXPLORERS & GUIDES
Description: The national Camp was held at various locations in Central Italy
Price: $11.00     Sale Price! $9.50
Item Id #011034    See Details...
PAUL NEWMAN * 2015 USA MAXIMUM CARD
Country: USA
Condition: PAUL NEWMAN * 2015 USA MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $12.50
Item Id #013338    See Details...
1832 VENICE PASSPORT FOR PROFESSOR OF ITALIAN ELOQUENCE PIER ALESSANDRO PARAVIA
Condition: 1832 VENICE PASSPORT FOR PROFESSOR OF ITALIAN ELOQUENCE PIER ALESSANDRO PARAVIA
Description: 12 October 1832 - PASSPORT issued IN THE NAME OF HIS MAJESTY THE MOST AUGUST EMPEROR FRANCIS I KING OF HUNGARY, BOHEMIA AND LOMBARDY VENETIA, ARCHDUKE OF AUSTRIA to ITALIAN ELOQUENCE PROFESSOR PIER ALESSANDRO PARAVIA for his trip to TURIN (Torino) *** Beautiful embossed dry seal of the EARL OF SPAUR, PRESIDENT OF THE IMPERIAL ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF THE VENETIAN PROVINCES, signed by him and co-signed by BARON PASCOTINIZ. As an extraordinary sign of respect no personal and phisiognomy details of Professor Paravia are filled in in the appropriate section at left. Amazingly enough the document is not co-signed by the General Chief of Police. Most importantly Paravia's signature is placed in the appropriate section at lower left, just above the dry seal. The verso shows a plethora of well struck hand stamps such as: MILAN - VISA OF THE IMPERIAL ROYAL GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF POLICE -- a similar one for VERONA where the document was officially repaired by the authorities (evidence of this is their hand stamps over the patches) -- border with Kingdom of Sardinia Police Quarters at BOFFALORA -- KINGDOM OF SARDINIA CONSULATE IN MILAN with crowned Coat of Arms, beautifully struck; stamped and signed in Turin by the AUSTRIAN CONSULATE IN TORINO; stamped and signed at the ROYAL SECRETARIAT OF THE FOREIGN OFFICE OF THE KINGDOM OF SARDINIA in Torino; then below at lower left corner a most beautiful strike of red oval hand stamp ROYAL GOVERNMENT IN TORINO - PASSPORT OFFICE (SAVOY EAGLE HOLDING SAVOY SHIELD) -- plus unusual border hand stamp CARABINIERI REALI PRESSO IL PONTE TICINO at SAN MARTINO SICCOMARIO (repeated at bottom right corner); and POLIZIA GENERALE COMANDO DI NOVARA (crowned Savoy Coat of Arms) ***** Pier Alessandro Paravia (1797 - 1857) was an Italian writer, scholar, philanthropist and professor of Italian eloquence at the University of Turin. Born in Zadar, he grew up in Venice. In 1818 he graduated in law at Padua and served in Venice as a state official for twelve years, until 1832 when he was called to the chair of Eloquence of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Turin. He had already published biographies of writers and artists, and a popular translation of the Letters of Pliny the Younger. In Torino he commenced an even more prolific period, in which he wrote studies on Torquato Tasso and Ariosto; essays on Provençal literature and even Chinese novels (which he was one of the first to study in Italy). In addition to literature, he was also interested in history and politics. Paravia was monitored by the Austro-Hungarians, owing to his fondness of Italian patriotic ideals *** Overall condition of the document is fine for this type of ephemera. The document is in one piece (of course), well preserved -- creases caused by folding the travel document and some imperfections are to be expected for this type of memorabilia. The contemporary patches and repairs were done carefully by the authorities and are not disfiguring. Most of the hand stamps are clearly struck...a rare occurrence *** AMAZINGLY IMPRESSIVE, UNIQUE, AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE!!
Price: $250.00
Item Id #003611    See Details...
ROME MONTECITORIO PARLIAMENT MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: ROME MONTECITORIO PARLIAMENT MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #007963    See Details...
WILD ANIMALS GIRAFFES ANTWERP ZOO MAXIMUM CARD
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: WILD ANIMALS GIRAFFES ANTWERP ZOO MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009243    See Details...
BEWITCHING PUG MAXIMUM CARD * TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
Country: TURKS & CAICOS
Condition: STUNNING PUG MAXIMUM CARD * TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
Description: Pugs come from China, and the first mention of them is in a Confucius book (551 BC). They arrived in Europe in the late 1600s (Holland) and then crossed the Channel in 1688 to become the favourite pets of William and Mary Of England. In the early 1800s Josephine Bonaparte was enamored with her pug "Fortune". Other famous pug owners include: Voltaire, William Hogarth, the Marquise of Pompadour, Marie Antoinette of France, the Duke of Enghien, Quen Charlotte (wife of Charles III), Queen Victoria and the Duke of Windsor and his wife Mrs Wallis Simpson-Warfield, Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace of Monaco, fashion designer Valentino, Andy Wharol, and Lena Horne. ********** 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). This concordance is not always possible.
Price: $20.00
Item Id #010267    See Details...
1983 ITALY Secinaro, Aquila FIRST NATIONAL CAMP EXPLORERS & GUIDES
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1983 ITALY Secinaro, Aquila FIRST NATIONAL CAMP EXPLORERS & GUIDES
Description: The national Camp was held at various locations in Central Italy
Price: $11.00
Item Id #011035    See Details...
COAST GUARD * UNITED STATES 2015 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: USA
Condition: COAST GUARD * UNITED STATES 2015 MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $9.00
Item Id #013339    See Details...
TENOR ALFREDO KRAUS * SPAIN MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SPAIN
Condition: ALFREDO KRAUS
Description: FIRST DAY OF ISSUE SPECIAL POSTMARK * A Maximum Card is a picture postcard with a matching postmarked postage stamp affixed on the view side. The ideal maximum card has 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). However such a perfect concordance is not always 100% achievable because at the time the maximum card was processed there were no matching postmarks available.
Price: $14.50
Item Id #000284    See Details...
ITALY FRANCE HOSPITAL AT TARANTO 4 NOV 1918 (end of WW1)
Country: FRANCE
Condition: ITALY FRANCE HOSPITAL AT TARANTO 4 NOV 1918 (end of WW1)
Description: ITALY FRANCE HOSPITAL AT TARANTO 4 NOV 1918 (date marking the end of WW1 in Italy)- Picture postcard (Taranto)from HOPITAL FRANCAIS DE TARANTO - Plus hand stamp MISSION MILITAIRE FRANCAISE EN ITALIE - remarkable item especially being dated 4th November when Italy declared WW1 finished. Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $90.00
Item Id #001308    See Details...
RELIGION PAINTING FLIGHT INTO EGYPT MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VATICAN
Condition: RELIGION PAINTING FLIGHT INTO EGYPT MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #004636    See Details...
PREDIC HERZEGOVINA REFUGEES MAXIMUM CARD
Country: YUGOSLAVIA
Condition: PREDIC HERZEGOVINA REFUGEES MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $14.00
Item Id #004892    See Details...
GUMPOLDSKIKIRCHEN CHURCH AUSTRIA ARCHITECTURE MAXIMUM CARD
Country: AUSTRIA
Condition: GUMPOLDSKIKIRCHEN CHURCH AUSTRIA ARCHITECTURE MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $12.00
Item Id #007964    See Details...
FLOWERS MIMOSA PAINTING rare 1983 MAXIMUM CARD
Country: ITALY
Condition: FLOWERS MIMOSA PAINTING rare 1983 MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #008220    See Details...
WILD ANIMALS ISARD RUPI CAPRA elusive MAXIMUM CARD
Country: FRANCE
Condition: WILD ANIMALS ISARD RUPI CAPRA elusive MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $14.00
Item Id #009244    See Details...
1982 ITALY Cinisello SCOUT PHILATELY EXPO special cancellation
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1982 ITALY Cinisello SCOUT PHILATELY EXPO special cancellation
Price: $9.50
Item Id #011036    See Details...
COMPUTER MATHEMATICS CHARLES BABBAGE MAXIMUM CARD
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: COMPUTER MATHEMATICS CHARLES BABBAGE MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $21.00     Sale Price! $19.00
Item Id #012060    See Details...
VERDI VESPRI SICILIANI * SAN MARINO MAXIMUM CARD
Country: SAN MARINO
Condition: VERDI * VESPRI SICILIANI
Description: RARE ERBA MATCHING POSTMARK * A Maximum Card is a picture postcard with a matching postmarked postage stamp affixed on the view side. The ideal maximum card has 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). However such a perfect concordance is not always 100% achievable because at the time the maximum card was processed there were no matching postmarks available.
Price: $13.50
Item Id #000285    See Details...
POET SINGER COAT OF ARMS HEINRICH VON VELDECKE LIECHTENSTEIN
Country: LIECHTENSTEIN
Condition: POET SINGER COAT OF ARMS HEINRICH VON VELDECKE LIECHTENSTEIN
Description: CODEX MANESSE
Price: $12.00
Item Id #001821    See Details...
RELIGION PAINTING Annunciation of Virgin MAXIMUM CARD
Country: VATICAN
Condition: RELIGION PAINTING Annunciation of Virgin MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $10.00
Item Id #004637    See Details...
BOTTICELLI Enthroned Virgin Maximum Card DOMINICA
Country: DOMINICA
Condition: BOTTICELLI Enthroned Virgin & Child Maximum Card
Price: $15.00
Item Id #004893    See Details...