LIBYA 1901-1942

Before the Italian colonialisation of the Northern Coast of Africa between Egypt and Tunisia, the name of Tripolitania was broadly used in the West to the whole of the territory belonging nowadays to Libya, and comprising Tripolitania proper, Cyrenaica and the Fezzan. In 1901 a second Italian Consular Post Office was opened at Benghazi Cyrenaica. Italian definitive stamps were used for the mail except for the 25c. definitive stamp which was overprinted “BENGASI” “1 PIASTRA” (1 Piastra = 40 para; the basic rate for overseas letters). In 1911 Italy declared war on Turkey after being refused the transfer of sovereignty on Tripolitania. Italian naval units seized Tobruk and Tripoli was occupied by Italian forces. In December 1912 seven definitive stamps of Italy were overprinted “LIBIA” and issued in the colony. Five additional denominations with the same overprint were issued in 1915. In July 1921, the first unoverprinted stamps inscribed with the legend “LIBIA” were issued; they consisted of two special delivery (Espresso) stamps, and a definitive series of 12 stamps commonly known as “Pittorica”. Overprinted stamps issued earlier continued to be used even after 30 September, when they were deemed obsolete by law. On 17 November 1942 the Eight Army reached Derna, and two days later, Benghazi was occupied by British forces.

There are 49 items in this category

LIBYA Overprint on 45c FLOREALE Sassone 18 used
Country: LIBYA
Condition: LIBYA Overprint on 45c FLOREALE Sassone 18 used
Description: SASSONE #18 used 45 Euros (US$57) SCOTT 10 rare used
Price: $17.00
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ITALIAN POWs AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WORLD WAR II 1983 edition
Country: EAST AFRICA
Condition: ITALIAN P.O.W.s AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WW2, 2014 REPRINT with ADDENDA
Description: ITALIAN P.O.W.s AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WW2, 2014 REPRINT of the Second Revised edition 1983, WITH ADDED INFORMATION & ADDED ILLUSTRATIONS -- 72 pages, with many illustrations throughout. Countries covered include: Libya, Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyka, Palestine, Rhodesia, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Somaliland, Eritrea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Congo, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Madagascar; plus a section on related Italian FPOs, Airmail Routes, Stationery, and Censor marks. For more in-depth information we suggest Migliavacca’s book on Italian POWs in North Africa and Weisbecker’s Camp Mail in East Africa. All in short supply. All 3 books are essential to the serious collector of POW Mail.
Price: $38.00
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LIBYA 1912 Overprint on 1c MH SASSONE 1 VARIETY SET-OFF DECALCO OVERPRINT
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #1v
Condition: LIBYA 1912 Overprint on 1c MH SASSONE 1 VARIETY SET-OFF DECALCO OVERPRINT
Description: LIBYA 1912 MINT NEVER HINGED FINE (typical centering for these issues is from average to about fine - perfect centering is almost non existent or may have forged overprint) SASSONE 1v 30 Euros DECALCO (set-off) OVERPRINT SCOTT
Price: $17.00
Item Id #008723    See Details...
LIBYA Overprint on 15 c. Sassone 5 mint hinged
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: LIBYA Overprint on 15 c. Sassone 5 mint hinged
Description: SASSONE 5 mint hinged 380 Euros (US$520) SCOTT 16 - RARELY FOUND WITH SUCH A GOOD CENTERING - Fresh Color GOOD TO FINE CENTERING IS TYPICAL OF COLONIAL OVERPRINTED DEFINITIVE STAMPS -
Price: $147.00
Item Id #008719    See Details...
LIBYA SCOTT 16 fresh light hinged
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: LIBYA SCOTT 16 fresh light hinged
Description: fresh color, nice, mint hinged original gum, fine - linguellato gomma originale buona qualita' - Sassone 5 Euro 380 $520 -- Scott 16 check out our STORE INVENTORY as we have lots more items of ITALY & COLONIES & THE ITALIAN AREA IN GENERAL - please feel free to CONTACT US VISITATE IL NOSTRO STORE PER ALTRI LOTTI INTERESSANTI
Price: $143.00
Item Id #008721    See Details...
1812-1915 15c grey black MINT HINGED ABOUT VERY FINE
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: 1812-1915 15c grey black MINT HINGED ABOUT VERY FINE
Description: Scott 16 ** SASSONE 380 Euros
Price: $189.00
Item Id #009889    See Details...
1912 50c VIOLET MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #9
Condition: 1912 50c VIOLET MINT HINGED FINE
Description: SCOTT 11 *** SASSONE 50 euros
Price: $24.00
Item Id #009895    See Details...
1912-5 ONE LIRA FLOREALE MINT HINGED
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #10
Condition: 1912-5 ONE LIRA FLOREALE MINT HINGED
Description: SCOTT 13 ** SASSONE 90 euros
Price: $43.00
Item Id #009892    See Details...
1912-5 5 LIRE FLOREALE ultramarine & pink MINT HINGED FINE
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #11
Condition: 1912-5 5 LIRE FLOREALE ultramarine & pink MINT HINGED FINE
Description: SCOTT 14 ********* SASSONE 600 euros
Price: $275.00
Item Id #009893    See Details...
1915-1916 RED CROSS SET OF 4 VALUES MINT HINGED SASSONE 110 EUROS
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #13-16
Condition: 1915-1916 RED CROSS SET OF 4 VALUES MINT HINGED SASSONE 110 EUROS
Description: SCOTT B1-B4
Price: $50.00     Sale Price! $44.00
Item Id #014705    See Details...
1915-1916 RED CROSS SET OF 4 VALUES MINT HINGED SASSONE 110 EUROS
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #13-16
Condition: 1915-1916 RED CROSS SET OF 4 VALUES MINT HINGED SASSONE 110 EUROS
Description: SCOTT B1-B4
Price: $50.00     Sale Price! $44.00
Item Id #014706    See Details...
LIBYA RED CROSS 20 + 5c mint hinged
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #15
Condition: LIBYA RED CROSS 20 + 5c mint hinged
Description: SASSONE 15 mint hinged ORIGINAL GUM 35 Euros (US$45) SCOTT B4 - LINGUELLATO GOMMA ORIGINALE
Price: $16.00
Item Id #008711    See Details...
1915 RED CROSS 20c + 5c MINT HINGED
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Scott #15b
Condition: 1915 RED CROSS 20c + 5c MINT HINGED "LIBIA" HIGHER OVERPRINT Sassone 140 EUROS
Description: SCOTT 4 (unlisted variety in Scott)
Price: $75.00     Sale Price! $62.00
Item Id #014700    See Details...
1916 20c on 15c MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #17
Condition: 1916 20c on 15c MINT HINGED VERY FINE
Description: SCOTT 19 ** SASSONE 140 Euros for very fine
Price: $69.00
Item Id #009890    See Details...
1916 20c on 15c MINT HINGED VERY FINE Bluish Black Overprint
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #17-I
Condition: 1916 20c on 15c MINT HINGED VERY FINE Bluish Black Overprint
Description: SCOTT 19 variety ** SASSONE 120 Euros
Price: $64.00
Item Id #009891    See Details...
LIBYA Overprint on 60 c. Sassone 19 used
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #19
Condition: LIBYA Overprint on 60 c. Sassone 19 used
Description: SASSONE #19 used 35 Euros (US$44) SCOTT 12 rare used - this centering is the rule for these issues
Price: $16.00
Item Id #008713    See Details...
LIBYA Overprint on 60 c. Sassone 19 mint h
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #19
Condition: LIBYA Overprint on 60 c. Sassone 19 mint h
Description: SASSONE #19 MINT HINGED ORIGINAL GUM 28 Euros (US$36) Linguellato GOMMA ORIGINALE SCOTT 12 GOOD TO FINE CENTERING IS TYPICAL OF COLONIAL OVERPRINTED DEFINITIVE STAMPS -
Price: $15.00
Item Id #008714    See Details...
LIBYA LIBIA 1921 DEFINITIVE Never Hinged OG
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #21-32
Condition: LIBYA LIBIA 1921 DEFINITIVE Never Hinged OG
Description: Sassone 21 to 32 COMPLETE never hinged Set ORIGINAL GUM GUARANTEED (these stamps are original gum, not the cheap regummed stuff you find elsewhere) MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM -- the centering of these stamps is never better than fine, about fine- the few fine to very fine examples are priced by Sassone at over 100% premium added to catalogue price FRESH GOOD COLOR, high quality SASSONE 1,875 EUROS ($2,450) for average centering, these range from fine to very fine Top values signed by noted expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $950.00
Item Id #008720    See Details...
1921 PICTORIAL DEFINITIVE 12 VALUES MINT HINGED original gum FINE TO VERY FINE
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #21-32
Condition: 1921 PICTORIAL DEFINITIVE 12 VALUES MINT HINGED original gum FINE TO VERY FINE
Description: SASSONE 800 EUROS *** SCOTT 20-31
Price: $450.00     Sale Price! $399.00
Item Id #014694    See Details...
LIBYA PICTORIAL 15c. SASSONE 25
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #25
Condition: LIBYA PICTORIAL 15c. SASSONE 25
Description: SASSONE 25 mint hinged ORIGINAL GUM 110 Euros (US$145) Linguellato GOMMA ORIGINALE SCOTT 24 - GOOD TO FINE CENTERING IS TYPICAL OF COLONIAL DEFINITIVES AND BACK OF THE BOOK ISSUES - Catalogue prices for such issues is for about fine centering
Price: $44.00
Item Id #008709    See Details...
1921 PICTORIAL 15c MINT HINGED FINE  * Sassone 120 EUROS
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #25
Condition: 1921 PICTORIAL 15c MINT HINGED FINE * Sassone 120 EUROS
Price: $69.00     Sale Price! $55.00
Item Id #014704    See Details...
LIBYA PICTORIAL 10 Lire Sassone 32 USED
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #32
Condition: LIBYA PICTORIAL 10 Lire Sassone 32 USED
Description: SASSONE 32 used socked on the nosed by TRIPOLI No. 1 cds VERY FINE CENTERING and fresh color Sassone 225 Euros US$300 SCOTT 31 GOOD TO FINE CENTERING IS TYPICAL OF COLONIAL DEFINITIVES AND BACK OF THE BOOK ISSUES - Catalogue prices for such issues is for about fine centering
Price: $75.00     Sale Price! $60.00
Item Id #008710    See Details...
1921 PICTORIAL SERIES 10 LIRE FINE USED SASSONE 225 EUROS
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #32
Condition: 1921 PICTORIAL SERIES 10 LIRE FINE USED SASSONE 225 EUROS
Description: SCOTT 31 - hard to get top value
Price: $120.00     Sale Price! $89.00
Item Id #014698    See Details...
1921 PICTORIAL SERIES 10 LIRE VERY FINE USED SASSONE 225 EUROS
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #32
Condition: 1921 PICTORIAL SERIES 10 LIRE VERY FINE USED SASSONE 225 EUROS
Description: SCOTT 31 - hard to get top value in VERY FINE quality
Price: $120.00     Sale Price! $99.00
Item Id #014699    See Details...
1922 VICTORY SET 4 values MINT HINGED VERY FINE SASSONE 10 Euros
Country: LIBYA
Catalog #: Sassone #34-37
Condition: 1922 VICTORY SET 4 values MINT HINGED VERY FINE SASSONE 10 Euros
Description: Scott 33-36
Price: $5.00     Sale Price! $4.35
Item Id #014717    See Details...