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Italy - Specialized Resource For Classic Period Varieties

 
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Posted 12/20/2021   2:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gmot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Was researching an upside-down watermark on an Italian stamp from the 1930s, and Sassone specialized (my usual go-to on Italy) did not list anything for this issue.

Found this excellent resource, Catalogo Varietà del Regno d'Italia, freely available as a PDF from an Italian philatelist's website. Sharing this for anyone else who may find it of interest.

It covers varieties & errors in perforations, overprints, watermarks (e.g. letters, upside-down, sideways), setoff (decalco), etc. with rarity factors. Has many illustrations, and provides catalog numbers for 10 cataloguing systems. Covers the period from 1862-1942. In Italian naturally, but very easy to follow once the philatelic terms are figured out.

https://www.francomoscadelli.it/cataloghi/
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Posted 12/20/2021   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Greg.
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Posted 01/02/2022   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, I never would have clicked on the links expecting to find PDF files available.

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Posted 05/24/2022   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What good timing!

Had just started (re)looking at a folder of older Italy and was looking for variety references.

I'm Italian illiterate, so half the fun has been figuring out the abbreviation key.

Thanks Greg,
Pat


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Posted 05/25/2022   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Along this line (kind of).
Is there a town list for Italy barred numeral cancels?

Thanks,
Pat
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Posted 05/25/2022   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've been using this site https://old.lafilatelia.it/numerali/.

Found it through this site https://www.lafilatelia.it/wordpress/ which is a treasure trove of info on Italy & related.

~Greg
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Posted 05/25/2022   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Greg! Already finding #'s
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