PAPAL STATES

The Pontiff's State (STATO PONTIFICIO)included the following regions: Aemilia, Marches, Umbria, Lazio and the enclaves of Benevento and Pontecorvo located in the Kingdom of Naples. The Pontiff lost his states as a result of the Independence Wars and eventually the Pontificio came to an end in 1870 when Italian troops entered Rome. The first stamps were issued in 1852 e remained in used for 15 long years. The design of all denominations centers on the crossed keys and the papal tiara. The currency of the first issue is expressed in Bajocchi and Scudi (100 Bajocchi = 1 Scudo, or 4.375 Italian Lire).

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UMBRIA * TRE SECOLI DI STORIA POSTALE 1300s-1800s
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: UMBRIA * TRE SECOLI DI STORIA POSTALE 1300s-1800s
Description: Umbria: Tre Secoli di Storia Postale [Umbria: Three Centuries of Postal History] by Paolo Marcarelli, published in 2016 by Fondazione proPosta, Rome; perfect bound, 8” x 12” (A4), 194 pages, replete with illustrations, many in colour. There are a number of us who can claim that postal history ‘for better or for worse’ was ‘love at first sight’: an encounter that changed the course of our life. When we consider how many lives are wasted on trivial pursuits, especially in our internet era, we may be considered a bit extravagant by some ignoramus, but to all effects we are blessed and very, very lucky. By the same token, as we all know, our first love is never forgotten and this is undoubtedly what happened to the author of this fascinating book. It all started in 1987 at the University of Perugia where he presented his doctoral thesis centetring on the postal history of Umbria; renowned Roman postal historian Mario Gallenga publicly praised the thesis suggesting to publish it without delay. Although Dr. Marcarelli did not pursue an academic career, his interest for the postal history of his region never relented as he pursued new research as well as the acquisition of letters and collectables relating to his favoured theme. As pointed out in his preface to Marcarelli’s book, learned postal historian Clemente Fedele, explains that this book focuses on a postal geography of Perugia and Umbria that due to its peripheral location is still able to convey starting points of great interest. The region was a major transit traversed by the Via Flaminia which was the major north-south postal artery of the Papal posts linking Rome to Bologna and beyond via the Marche region. In his narration the author tells us about the early 1300s presence in Perugia of merchant couriers, and the existence of an ‘Ufficio delle Bollette’ at Gubbio in 1384. Similar offices existed in other Italian states and their main task was to examine all letters brought into the state or sent outside of it; officers had the right to examine and censor the letters if deemed necessary; however, so far, there is no evidence that the Ufficio executed or facilitated mail delivery on a regular basis. As we move into the 1400s we find the Venetian couriers on the route from Rome to Bologna and Venice, later modified to follow the Foligno, Ancona and Ravenna route, and tweaked again in 1508 to include a transit through Gubbio and Assisi. In the course of time the papal posts took direct control of mail conveyance to destinations outside the Pope’s states. In the 1700s the preeminence of the Via Flaminia as a major postal highway continued to benefit the post offices of Umbria, including Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto and Terni, to name a few. In 1789 the French descended on Italy bringing innovations and progress even on the postal front; nevertheless all the achievements came at a price as the French stole works of art all over the region and used couriers to deliver them to the other side of the Alps. The author does not mince words when he says that “Napoleon is a conqueror, he is not an emancipator, he does not free Italy, he conquers it.” Although the innovations introduced by the French were not always great,nonetheless, their implementation was systematic and uniform, even though at times slow paced. When the old regime was restored it could not deny that some positive reforms had been introduced by the French. In this vein the postal regulations issued at the end of 1815 contained an unprecedented 206 sections addressing every administrative and operational aspect of the Papal posts. The chapters dealing with the postal history of Umbria from 1815 to the 1860 arrival of the Piedmontese forces and the ensuing plebiscite sanctioning the annexation to what was soon to become the Kingdom of Italy are well knitted with very detailed information on postal developments such as the introduction of a telegraphic service which played its part in the liberation of the region. The volume ends with very informative chapters on the mailcoach service, the postal highways, the post horse, postilions, couriers, cholera and mail disinfection, and the changing locations of the General Post Office of Perugia. The bibliography is extensive; the 553 footnotes are very useful, and the author knows how to keep the reader’s attention with a good and balanced blend of history and postal history. The illustrations are captivating and the book is well produced and rather inexpensive. If you collect Papal States postal history this is a “must have” volume. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $50.00
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NICE COVER LOT: 12 COVERS + 1 FRONT some short margins but LOW PRICE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: NICE COVER LOT: 12 COVERS + 1 FRONT some short margins but LOW PRICE
Description: UNUSUAL ATTRACTIVE LOT of 12 covers and 1 front, each different because of postmarks, route, color, cancellations etc High catalogue value if all were perfect, A GOOD STARTER & INTERESTING ACQUISITION AT JUST $12 per cover - a bargain difficult to find again
Price: $280.00     Sale Price! $150.00
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NEAPOLITAN PROVINCES LOT OF 2 COVERS Sassone over  900 EUROS
Country: NAPLES
Condition: NEAPOLITAN PROVINCES LOT OF 2 COVERS Sassone over 900 EUROS
Description: SHORT MARGINS IN PLACES otherwise good condition and FRESH COLORS
Price: $135.00     Sale Price! $30.00
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 ITALY ALL ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES IN COLOR best book
Condition: ITALY ALL ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES IN COLOR best book
Description: SIMPLY THE BEST *** IN ITALIAN *** BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE!!! 128 pages, illustrated throughout, high quality pictures in COLOR GIVES CHARACHTERISTICS OF GENUINE AND FORGED STAMPS OF LOMBARDY VENETIA SARDINIA TUSCANY PAPAL STATES - ROMAN STATES ROMAGNE MODENA PARMA NAPLES SICILY provides concise and clear background to All States and their issues highlights clues and details of genuine (in bold font) and forgeries (in script, italic) even if you do not know Italian in a few minutes, and with the help of a dictionary (Babel & others on the Internet) you will be able to use this book proficiently It is a bit expensive but the production is truly lavish, and if it saves you from buying the wrong stamp, as it will, then it's cheap, very cheap -- ALSO nowadays expertisers and expert committees charge up to $40-$50 per stamp even if forged...once you expertise a couple stamps by yourself with the help of this book you paid for it A BEAUTIFUL & MOST USEFUL BOOK LIMITED, BIBLIOPHILE EDITION: once sold out this will be a very difficult book to buy THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER BOOKS ON FORGERIES -- USE OUR SEARCH ENGINE FOR "FORGERIES"
Price: $109.00
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ITALY 1850s - 1863 FORGERIES TO DEFRAUD THE POST OFFICE
Country: Italy
Condition: ITALY 1850s - 1863 FORGERIES TO DEFRAUD THE POST OFFICE
Description: LOMBARDY-VENETIA * NAPLES * NEAPOLITAN PROVINCES * PAPAL STATES * ITALY (up to 1863) **** FORGERIES TO DEFRAUD THE POST OFFICE ~~~~~~ 40 HIGH DEFINITION (A4 size) LOOSE COLOR PLATES PROVIDING VERY GOOD ILLUSTRATIONS * Detailed information for SPOTTING CLUES IDENTIFYING THE FORGERIES TO DEFRAUD THE POST OFFICE. The plates are inside a hard elegant cardboard file folder - LIMITED EDITION
Price: $90.00
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PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE
Description: PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE: CONSTANT FLAWS & PLATING GUIDE - BY CERRUTI & PADRIN ::::::::: POSTAGE FOR DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE THE USA -- please contact us before placing an order so we can assess postage depending on your location :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 230 A4 pages, with hundreds of superb color illustrations, including plating clues and flaws in great detail. IN ITALIAN -- Loose leaves in hardover, 3-flaps heavy card binder. Each stamp of the first issue is closely examined utilizing information from existing full sheets of each denomination (some of the large multiples and sheets shown, including the 1 Scudo top denomination)-- stamps you deemed common or of little interest can now be plated, and interesting constant flaws detected. On the plus side are the illustrations where each picture is worth 1000 words; the binder/folder is a compromise; the high price reflects production costs. If you are a serious collector of Papal States this work is an ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE
Price: $310.00
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FORGERIES ROMAN STATES FIRST ISSUE  * FALSI PONTIFICIO 1^ EMISSIONE
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: FORGERIES ROMAN & PAPAL STATES FIRST ISSUE * FALSI PONTIFICIO 1^ EMISSIONE
Description: FORGERIES ROMAN STATES PONTIFICIO FALSI PRIMA EMISSIONE - NEW EDITION ROMAN STATES FIRST ISSUE FORGERIES by Fritz Billig, in English and Italian (first ever translation by Dr. Migliavacca); New Millennium Limited Edition Reprint of 50 copies (most already sold to subscribers), GENUINE STAMPS AND FORGERIES are all illustrated with enlargements of details, 20 pages large size (8 inches x 11 inches). The lay-out of the original work has been improved where possible, the actual size has been increased to 120% of the original, and this reprint is printed on high quality, white paper. New illustrations have been added. Of particular merit is the study of the dangerous forgeries of the 50 Bajocchi e the 1 Scudo. Easy to use. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. ******************************** STATO PONTIFICIO: I FALSI DELLA PRIMA EMISSIONE, di Fritz Billig, prima edizione bilingue (Inglese Italiano), prima traduzione in Italiano del Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca. Falsi e originali sono tutti illustrati. Trattandosi di una ristampa si e cercato di migliorare le illustrazioni aggiungendone di nuove e migliorando quelle vecchie. 20 pagine grande formato. Di grande importanza lo studio dei falsi pericolosi del 50 Bajocchi e dello Scudo. Opera utilissima e di facile uso.
Price: $36.00     Sale Price! $34.00
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FORGERIES ITALY STATES SARDINIA ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES
Country: ITALY
Condition: * FORGERIES ITALY STATES SARDINIA ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES
Description: ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES FALSI DEGLI ANTICHI STATI ITALIANI -- Étude sur les Faux Timbres de Deux Siciles * Etats de l’Eglise * Lombardo-Venetie * Modene * Parme * Romagne Sardaigne * Toscane ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Seminal work by A. De Haene , in French, plenty of good useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes forgeries of the Italian States stamps: contemporary forgeries to defraud the post office, later forgeries, bogus and altered items, forged cancellations, Reprints. TWO SICILIES * NAPLES * SICILY * PAPAL STATES * LOMBARDY VENETIA * MODENA * PARMA * ROMAGNE * SARDINIA * TUSCANY Studio pionieristico di DE HAENE sui falsi degli Antichi Stati Italiani compresi falsi per posta, falsi per filatelisti, alterazioni e trucchi, annulli falsi, ristampe. In Francese, facile da usare. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. 40 pages with black & white illustrations. MANY ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. LIMITED EDITION. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $21.00
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4 BAJ ROSY BROWN SASSONE 5a Scott 5b USED
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 4 BAJ ROSY BROWN SASSONE 5a Scott 5b USED
Description: FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES FRESH COLOR LIGHT POSTMARK VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 5a 220 Euros SCOTT 5b Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $89.00
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7 BAJ MINT NO GUM 712 EUROS SASSONE 8 SCOTT 8
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 7 BAJ MINT NO GUM 712 EUROS SASSONE 8 SCOTT 8
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES MINT NO GUM FRESH COLOR VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 8 712 EUROS as No Gum SCOTT 8 Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $125.00
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4 BAJ YELLOW USED FINE SASSONE 5A 120 EUROS
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 4 BAJ YELLOW USED FINE SASSONE 5A 120 EUROS
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES USED FRESH COLOR LIGHT POSTMARK FINE TO VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 5A 120 EUROS SCOTT 5a Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $38.00
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HALF BAJ GREY LILAC USED SASSONE 1c 650 EUROS
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: HALF BAJ GREY LILAC USED SASSONE 1c 650 EUROS
Description: VERY FINE MARGINS ON ALL SIDES USED FRESH COLOR LIGHT POSTMARK FINE TO VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 1c 650 EUROS Euros SCOTT 1b Signed by expert Dr. MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $159.00
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3 BAJ BROWN MINT SIGNED SASSONE 4Aa 500 EUROS fine
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 3 BAJ BROWN MINT SIGNED SASSONE 4Aa 500 EUROS fine
Description: EXTRA FINE MARGINS ON 3 SIDES + SIDEWALK MARGIN AT THE TOP MINT ORIGINAL GUM HINGED FRESH COLOR VERY FINE QUALITY (Ex Pereira Collection) SASSONE 4Aa BROWN 500 EUROS SCOTT 4 Signed by expert SAVARESE-OLIVA
Price: $145.00
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4 BAJ Mint Sassone 5Ab 285 Euros
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 4 BAJ Mint Sassone 5Ab 285 Euros
Description: good margins - no defects of any kind, mint hinged Scott 5 Sassone 5Ab LIGHT YELLOW 285 euros ($430) signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $80.00
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RAVENNA: FORLI DISINFETTATA
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: RAVENNA: FORLI DISINFETTATA with 3 BAJ BROWN
Description: 1859 WRAPPER (sovracoperta) FROM RAVENNA to FORLI' 3 Bajocchi BROWN - good margins - neatly tied by straight line RAVENNA - Sassone 4Aa Bruno (300 Euros on cover! $400!) Disinfected (horizontal disinfection slits) Boxed FORLI' DISINFETTATA (AISP TYPE 2) on address side (rare thus) Minor flaws of typical of disinfected mail, as would be expected Fascinating Disinfected Mail Item signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca (BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE -- ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI STORIA POSTALE (AISP) "BOLLI E DOCUMENTI DI SANITA' DELL'AREA ITALIANA" -- ROME EDIZIONI STUDI FILATELICI) ______________________________________________
Price: $150.00
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1849 ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG newspaper to BOLOGNA
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 1849 ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG newspaper to BOLOGNA "DISINFETTATO PEL CONTATTO"
Description: Elusive disinfection mark, rare on complete newspaper - from AUGSBURG TO BOLOGNA where it was disinfected - signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $145.00
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1849 IL RISORGIMENTO daily Boxed
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: 1849 IL RISORGIMENTO daily Boxed "DISINFETTATA" struck at BOLOGNA
Description: October 1849 - elusive disinfection mark on complete newspaper
Price: $80.00
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DISINFECTED FERRARA NETTA FUORI E DENTRO 1855
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: DISINFECTED FERRARA NETTA FUORI E DENTRO 1855
Price: $55.00
Item Id #007869    See Details...
ITALY: ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1880
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY: ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1880
Description: THE ROMAGNE POSTMARKS FROM PRE-ADHESIVES TO 1880s I BOLLI DELLE ROMAGNE By Mario Gallenga (1968) This is the elusive PART 1 of the Gallenga series on Papal States postmarks, which is missing in most sets of this series. In Italian, 160 pp, illustrated throughout, with evaluations. It includes introductions on the early posts, use of regular and accessory postmarks, as well as much useful information and research - DISINFECTED MAIL AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES MARKS AND STAMPERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED AND given a market value - THIS BOOK AFTER 40 YEARS REMAINS THE STANDARD REFERENCE FOR THE POSTMARKS OF THE AEMILIA AND BOLOGNA REGION POSTMARKS A most useful book with lots of information; easy to use even for those who know little or no Italian. Long out of print and RARE THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $75.00
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ITALY: MARCHE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1890s TIMBRI ANNULLI FINO AL 1890
Country: PAPAL STATES
Condition: ITALY: MARCHE ROMAN STATES Postmarks 1700s to 1890s TIMBRI ANNULLI FINO AL 1890
Description: THE MARCHE REGION POSTMARKS FROM PRE-ADHESIVES TO 1890s I BOLLI DELLE ROMAGNE By Mario Gallenga (1972) This is the elusive PART 3 of the Gallenga series on Papal States postmarks, which is missing in most sets of this series. In Italian, 214 pp, illustrated throughout, with evaluations. It includes introductions on the early posts, use of regular and accessory postmarks, as well as much useful information and research - DISINFECTED MAIL AND HEALTH AUTHORITIES MARKS AND STAMPERS ARE ALSO INCLUDED AND given a market value - THIS BOOK AFTER 35 YEARS REMAINS THE STANDARD REFERENCE FOR THE POSTMARKS OF THE MARCHE, PESARO, ANCONA, ASCOLI REGION POSTMARKS A most useful book with lots of information; easy to use even for those who know little or no Italian. Long out of print --- CHECK OUT MY STORE FOR OTHER VOLUMES IN THIS SERIES RARE THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $57.00
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HALF BAJOCCO GREENISH GREY USED FINE With Certificate
Country: PAPAL STATES
Catalog #: Sassone #1b
Condition: HALF BAJOCCO GREENISH GREY USED FINE With Certificate
Description: GRIGIO VERDASTRO * SASSONE 600 Euros * MEDICINA cancellation on piece * MIGLIAVACCA CERTIFICATE
Price: $235.00
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1 BAJ BLUISH GREEN USED VERY FINE 100 EUROS
Country: PAPAL STATES
Catalog #: Sassone #2a
Condition: 1 BAJ BLUISH GREEN USED VERY FINE 100 EUROS
Description: SCOTT 2
Price: $38.00     Sale Price! $29.00
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2 BAJ STRIP OF 5 USED PEN CANCELLED SUPERB
Country: PAPAL STATES
Catalog #: Sassone #3
Condition: 2 BAJ STRIP OF 5 USED PEN CANCELLED SUPERB
Description: Sassone 3, 2 baj horizontal strip of 5 pen cancelled, Savarese-Oliva certificate stating it's "Authentic and has no fault whatsoever" -- SUPERB QUALITY FRESH COLOR Sassone over 3,000 Euros ($4,000+++). Considering the lousy printer's setting it is a miracle that the strip has full margins. Most impressive and RARE multiple, investment item for the connoisseur con Certificato Oliva Savarese, multiplo molto raro di ottima qualita' e senza difetti come da certificato, colore fresco e margini ottimi per questa emissione e considerando l'allineamento della tavola, l'annullo a penna era tipico dell'epoca
Price: $990.00
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2 BAJ GREENISH WHITE USED VERY FINE 30 EUROS
Country: PAPAL STATES
Catalog #: Sassone #3Aa
Condition: 2 BAJ GREENISH WHITE USED VERY FINE 30 EUROS
Price: $18.00     Sale Price! $14.00
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3 BAJ 8 SOLID LINES RARE SHOWPIECE 8 FILETTI with certificate
Country: PAPAL STATES
Catalog #: Sassone #4
Condition: 3 BAJ 8 SOLID LINES RARE SHOWPIECE 8 FILETTI with certificate
Description: 1852 PAPAL STATES 3 Baj BISTER ORANGE USED, with 8 solid lines around in margins -- SAVARESE OLIVA Certificate states the stamp is genuine in all respects and has no hidden flaws WHATSOEVER - Sassone price for a single with 8 solid lines is over 1,200 Euros (US$1,600) - fantastic showpiece for the specialist esemplare di gran qualita' con 8 Filetti -- con Certificato Oliva Savarese, molto raro e senza difetti come da certificato, colore fresco e margini semplicemente ottimi -
Price: $485.00
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