Italian States STAMPS FOR SALE

  • ITALIAN STATES MODENA 1859 15c brown, Provisional Govt, Sass 13, fine mint og, shallow hinge thin. Cat Sass €3750 (£3350)


  • ITALIAN STATES PARMA 1859 20c blue Provisional Govt, Sass 15, superb mint og. Cat €2000 (£1785)


  • ITALIAN STATES MODENA 40c on sky blue, without stop, Sass 5, very fine used with bright colour and light cancel.


  • ITALIAN STATES MODENA 1859 15c brown Provisional Govt, Sass 13, fine mint part og with light corner crease. Scarce stamp. Cat €3750 (£2800)


  • ITALIAN STATES 1918-19 BOLZANO – BOZEN local postage due set, Sassone BZ3/11-13, very fine used overprints on Italian stamps already overprinted VENEZIA TRIDENTINA in Austrian currency. These issues were valid for the former Austrian TERRITORIESitory annexed by Italy at the end of WWI. Cat. value € 750. (3)


  • ITALIAN STATES SARDINIA 5c em. green Sass 13d, NIZZA MAR CDS, FU, light crease.


  • ITALIAN STATES PARMA 1859 5c yellow green, Provisional Government, Sassone 13, superb mint substantial o.g.


  • ITALIAN STATES LOMBARDY VENETIA 1863 15 s brown, SG 36 (Sass 37), centered left otherwise very fine used, signed Chiavarello.


  • ITALIAN STATES PARMA 1857 15c with “Fleur de Lis” design, IMPERF PROOF IN BLUE, Sassone P1, very fine with four neat margins.


  • ITALIAN STATES PARMA 1857-59 25c brown-lilac, Sassone 10 (SG 18), fine mint with large part o.g. four good to large margins, and displaying worn printing plate flaws, cat 1,500 Euros / £1,300+


  • ITALIAN STATES 1857 – 9 15c vermilion Bourbon Lily, variety “Different type 5”, Sass 9b, mint. Tiny hinge thin otherwise very fine appearance.


We sell Italian States stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Italian States Stamps – Postally, the states developed separately – partly because of differences in currency, therefore the interchange of mail between them was complicated. The use of postal handstamps developed during the 18th century and spheres of influence were clearly defined by the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. Between 1851 and 1870 ten states including Lombardy Venetia issued stamps, all imperforate and long the favourite of collectors of classics. Some of the world’s greatest collectors have formed large collections of these atmospheric, philatelic treasures.

From the Bourbon Dynasty Arms of Naples to the Sicilian “Bombas” (so-named King Ferdinand who also insisted on a postmark which framed his portrait had aggressively suppressed insurrection) every stamp has a story to tell. We highly recommend the stamp listings in the Stanley Gibbons Part 8 “Italy and Switzerland” also the various excellent specialised catalogues published by Sassone.

Italian States Stamps