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Many fiscal stamps of Italy exist, most of them have the inscription 'marca da bollo', 'tassa di bollo' or 'riscontro', they often resemble postage stamps. If anybody posesses pictures of fiscal stamps of which I do not posess a picture yet, please contact me!

ATTI AMMINISTRATIVI

1868 Atti Amministrativi, woman in an ellipse

The following values should exist: 50 c blue, 1 L red, 2 L lilac, 3 L green and 5 L red (sorry, no picture available yet).

1872 King Victor Emanuel II, inscription 'Atti Amministrativi'

The following values should exist: 50 c blue, 1 L orange, 2 L violet, 3 L green and 5 L red (sorry, no picture available yet).

1885 King Humbert, inscription 'Atti Amministrativi'

The following values should exist: 1 L orange, 2 L lilac, 2 L blue, 3 L green and 5 L red (sorry, no picture available yet).

Later issue with image of King Emanuel III:

 

MARCA DA BOLLO

1863 Portrait of King Victor Emanuel II (head embossed), inscription 'MARCA DA BOLLO'

The following values exist: 5 c, 50 c, 1 L, 1 L 20, 2 L and 4 L (all in the colour red). Sorry, no picture available yet.

1863 King Victor Emanuel II, inscription 'MARCA DA BOLLO'


The fiscal stamps can often be found overprinted with red wavy lines

The following values exist: 5 c, 10 c, 50 c, 1 L, 1 L 20, 2 L and 4 L (all in the colour lilac). A proof of the value 3 L seems to exist. Furthermore the following surchared stamps were issued in 1866: 10 c on 5 c, 10 c on 1 L 20 and 3 L on 4 L (two types). In 1871 some red wavy lines were applied to the values: 50 c, 1 L, 2 L, 3 L and 4 L. A postal forgery of the 1 L (with wavy lines) seems to exist (I have never seen it).

1864 King Victor Emanuel II, very large size, 'MARCA' on top 'BOLLO' below

The following values exist: 15 c, 25 c, 50 c, 1 L, 1 L 50, 2 L, 2 L 50, 3 L, 3 L 50, 4 L, 4 L 50, 5 L (all in violet), 10 L violet and red and 20 L violet and red. Various surcharges were applied in 1866, such as the 45 c on 25 c as shown above.

1868 Value in a circle

  0,05 on 15 c brown
  0,10 on 30 c brown
  0,15 on 45 c brown
  0,30 on 90 c brown
  0,50 on 1.50 L green
  1,00 on 3 L green
  1,50 on 4.50 L green
  2,00 on 6 L green
  2,50 on 7.50 L green
  3,00 on 9 L green
  3,50 on 10.50 L red
  4,00 on 12 L red
  4,50 on 13.50 L red
  5,00 on 15 L red

Other values exist, also stamps with the corners overprints with brown wavy lines (1871).

1869 Number in an oval

  1 c blue

1869-72 King Victor Emanuel II, smaller size

1869 issue 1872 issue

  5 c lilac
  5 c lilac (different design)

1882 King Humbert, small size

  5 c lilac

1885 King Humbert, larger size

The following values were issued: 10 c, 50 c, 1 L, 2 L, 3 L and 4 L (all in the colour lilac). The values 2 L and 4 L exist with black wavy lines in the corners (1911).

1905 Eagle

  5 c lilac

I've also seen this stamp with overprint 'CINEMA'.

1905 King Victor Emanuel III

  10 c blue
  20 c red

1905 King Victor Emanuel III, large size

  25 c 2/10 brown (1911)
  50 c 2/10 lilac
  1 L 2/10 brown and lilac
  2 L 2/10 blue and lilac (not issued?)
  3 L 2/10 green and lilac
  4 L 2/10 red and lilac (not issued?)

The 1 L, 2 L, 3 L and 4 L also exist with brown wavy lines at the corners (issued 1911). I've also seen a stamp with value 'CENTESIMI 65' in the colour brown, more values might exist.

Later issues:

"MARCA DA BOLLO" 100 L red

 

MARCA DI RISCONTRO (Control stamps)

1866 Woman with crown

The following values were issued:
in blue: 5 c, 1 L, 2 L, 3 L, 4 L, 5 L, 6 L, 7 L, 8 L, 9 L
in lilac: 10 L, 20 L, 30 L, 40 L, 50 L, 60 L, 70 L, 80 L, 90 L
in red: 100 L, 200 L, 300 L, 400 L, 500 L, 600 L, 700 L, 800 L, 900 L
in green: 1000 L, 2000 L.
The 1 L, 2 L and 5 L also exist perforated.

 

LIRE (ITALIANE) FIOR (for transcations)

1866 Picture of a woman


(Reduced size)

The following values exist (all in colour blue):
  0.01 c 0.1/2 Fior
  0.02 c 0.01 Fior
  0.05 c 0.02 Fior
  0.07 c 0.03 Fior
  0.10 c 0.04 Fior
  0.12 c 0.05 Fior
  0.17 c 0.07 Fior
  0.25 c 0.10 Fior
  0.30 c 0.12 Fior
  0.37 c 0.15 Fior
  0.62 c 0.25 Fior
  0.89 c 0.36 Fior
  1.23 c 0.50 Fior
  1.48 c 0.60 Fior
  1.85 c 0.75 Fior
  2.22 c 0.90 Fior
  2.47 c 1 Fior
  4.94 c 2 Fior
  6.17 c 2.50 Fior
  7.41 c 3 Fior
  12.35 c 5 Fior
  14.81 c 6 Fior
  17.28 c 7 Fior
  24.69 c 10 Fior
  27.65 c 12 Fior
  37.04 c 15 Fior
  49.38 c 20 Fior

1870 King Victor Emanuel II

Value in blue
  0.01 c 0.1/2 Fior
  0.01 c 0.01/2 Fior
  0.02 c 0.01 Fior
  0.05 c 0.02 Fior
  0.07 c 0.03 Fior
  0.10 c 0.04 Fior
  0.12 c 0.05 Fior
  0.17 c 0.07 Fior
  0.25 c 0.10 Fior

Value in black
  0.30 c 0.12 Fior
  0.37 c 0.15 Fior
  0.62 c 0.25 Fior
  0.89 c 0.36 Fior
  1.23 c 0.50 Fior
  1.48 c 0.60 Fior
  1.85 c 0.75 Fior
  2.22 c 0.90 Fior

Value in red
  2.47 c 1 Fior
  4.94 c 2 Fior
  6.17 c 2.50 Fior
  7.41 c 3 Fior
  12.35 c 5 Fior

Value in lilac
  14.81 c 6 Fior
  17.28 c 7 Fior
  24.69 c 10 Fior
  27.63 c 12 Fior
  37.04 c 15 Fior
  49.38 c 20 Fior

 

PASSAPORTO

1856 Inscription 'PASSAPORTO PER LO INTERNO'

The values 1 L blue and 3 L brown were issued. These stamps are rare. Sorry, no pictures available yet.

1858 Inscription 'STATI SARDI PASSAPORTO'

  1 L green
  3 L blue
  10 L red

1861 As previous stamps, but with inscription 'REGNO D'ITALIA'

  1 L green
  10 L red
  10 L violet


(Later issues with King Humbert 'Umberto' and King Victor Emanuel III 'Vittorio Emanuele III')

 

PESI E MISURE

The first stamps with this inscription were issued in 1875 (large size with King Emanuel II); 12 values ranging from 5 c to 15 L (all in colour lilac). Sorry, no picture available yet.

A second set was issued in 1878. It consists of two se-tenant stamps, one with the image of King Emanuel II, which was supposed to be given to the public and one with a number (supposed to remain in the government hands). Again 12 values (of two) ranging from 5 c to 15 L were issued (again all in colour lilac). Example:

More stamps with inscription 'PESI MISURE MARCHIO' were issued from 1882 onwards (double stamps, with image of King on one and number on the other). Both the image of King Humbert (27 values from 1 c to 30 L all in lilac) and King Victor Emanuel III (1910, 27 values ranging from 1 c to 30 L in various colours) were used.

 

TASSA DI BOLLO PER CAMBIALI

1908 Inscription 'TASSA DI BOLLO PER CAMBIALI'

  1 c brown
  3 c brown
  5 c brown
  6 c red
  9 c brown
  12 c orange
  24 c brown
  36 c blue
  48 c green
  60 c lilac
  1.20 L violet
  2.40 L violet
  3.60 L violet
  4.80 L lilac
  6 L yellow and green
  12 L violet and blue

Other values in this design (see the 20 c brown) and surcharges were issued after 1908.

 

OTHER FISCAL STAMPS

"TASSA DO BOLLO", 20 c violet and brown


('DIRITTI D'UFFIZIO', I've also seen a perforated 20 c red stamp in the same design)

 

Local fiscal stamps, inscription 'Municipo' or 'Riscontro'

There are many local fiscal stamps of Italy, even the famous Forbin catalogue does not list them, but mentions that in 1915 there were already 7000 to 8000 different local fiscal stamps in Italy. I'll give some examples here only:

Dirriti d'Ufficio Municipio Di Fermo


('MUNICIPIO DI Monteroberto, I've also seen a 4 L brown in the same design)


(Commune di Santelpidio al Mare)

Two stamps with a head on it, only inscription '2-3' and '3-16'. These are "Marche per Quaderni" stamps, a quarterly tax on wages on legal folios (1935):


(Heads with no country name, only inscription '2-3' and '3-16')

The overprint 'ASSOC. NAZ. MUTU. INV GUERRA - ROMA' on a fiscal stamp of 1924 seems to be quite rare, it is known to have been forged:


(Forgery!)


Italian occupation of Austria, fiscal stamps

Example, fiscal stamp of Italy ('MARCA DA BOLLO', 20 c red) surcharged 'CORONE 0,20':


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