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1918 Udine, inscription 'Municipio di Udine'

  5 c black on green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
Value Unused Used Remarks
5 c *** *** Exists tete-beche: R


1918 Merano

Small size with value

  2 h black on red
  5 h black on green
  10 h black on blue

Large size with arms

  2 h black on green
  5 h black on blue
  10 h black on red
  10 h black on orange

Modern 'reprints' exist, examples (for more information about these modern forgeries, click here):


Fiscal stamps of Italy, overprinted 'Ortspostmarke' and name of city:


1944 Alta Italia, inscription 'CORRIERI ALTA ITALIA'

Value in ellipse (imperforate)

  14 L blue
  28 L red

Lion (imperforate)

  14 L red
  28 L green
  56 L lilac

Wheel on map of Italy (imperforate)

  70 L light brown
  140 L violet

Byciclist on map of Italy (perforated)

  14 L red
  28 L green
  56 L lilac
  70 L brown
  140 L grey


1945 Aosta, inscription 'C.L.N. POSTE ITALIANE ZONA AOSTA', various designs

  25 c green (chains and mountain)
  50 c violet (torch and map of Italy)
  1 L red (flag)
  2 L blue (design as 25 c)
  5 L olive (design as 50 c)
  10 L lilac (design as 1 L)
  25 L black (design as 1 L)

Express stamp

  2.50 L brown (mountain view)

I've seen all stamps (including express stamp) imperforate and perforated. I've also seen the values 25 L red and 10 L black (colours changed!) in a minisheet containing just one stamp:

25 L red, in minisheet, reduced size

More overprints were issued on the Socialist Republic and the Imperial set.


1945 Inscription "Castiglione d'Intelvi Servizio Speciale"

Reduced sizes.

  50 c green
  1 L red

  'cent 50' (red) on 50 c green
  'Lire UNA' (blue) on 1 L red


1945 Firenze, inscription 'CORRISPONDENZE FIRENZE VENEZIA GUILIA', ancient carriage with horses

  5 L brown (I've only seen this value imperforate)
  10 L blue (imperforate or rouletted)
  50 L green (I've only seen this value imperforate)


C.L.N. Zona Liberata

  'Lire 0,50' black
  'Lire UNA' black

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