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Categories - Italian States and Colonies

Below are [or will be, eventually] listed the main groupings of colonies, states, etc..

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Italian States - Colonies - Occupation Issues - Offices Abroad

The end of Italian States and the beginning of Italy are not treated particularly sensibly by all of the catalogues. The Italian states had been united by 1860 under Sardinia’s King Victor Emmanuel II but national stamps were not issued for two years. During that period the individual states’ stamps were still used, gradually replaced by the stamps of Sardinia and then the 1862 national stamps were the Sardinian issues with perforations.

Naples and Sicily are also rather clumsily handled.

Scott Entity Year Sc # Gibbons entity SG #

Naples

1858

1-7

Naples

1-5

Provisional Government

1860

8-9

Naples, Garibaldi Regime

8-9

Sicily

1859

10-18

Sicily

1-7

Neopolitan Provinces

1861

19-27

Neopolitan Provinces

1-25



Italian States
State ID First Issue Sequence # Notes
Modena 41 1st June 1852 4  
Parma 42 1st June 1852 5  
Romagna 85 1st September 1859 8  
Roman States 35 1st January 1852 3  
Sardinia 23 1st January 1851 1  
Tuscany 25 1st April 1851 2  
Two Sicilies        
Naples
70 1st January 1858 6  
Neapololitan Provinces
98 14th February 1861 9  
Sicily
77 1st January 1859 7  

MS
Italy, miniature sheet
1985 Sc1651 SG

Italian Colonies and other entities
Entity ID First Issue Sequence # Notes
Benadir (Somalia) - 12th October 1903 2  
Castellorizo 527 11th July 1922 5  
Cyrenaica 539 24th October 1923 3a  
Eritrea 289 1st January 1893 1  
Ethopia (Abyssinia)        
Fiume 480 2nd December 1918 4  
Italian East Africa 579 7th February 1938    
Libya 419 December 1912 3  
Oltre Giube 552 29th July 1925 2a  
Saseno 533 April 1923 6  
Somalia (Italian Somaliland) 386 29th December 1905 2  
Tripolitania 540 24th October 1923 3b  

Italian Occupation Issues
Country / Area ID First Issue Sequence # Notes
Aegean Islands 422, 424-436 1912 1a-m  
Albania   12th April 1939
Corfu 537 20th September 1923 4  
Dalmatia 491 1st May 1919 2
Ethiopia 1936
Montenegro   16th June 1941
Slovenia   26th April 1941
Somalia   1950 Italian Trust Territory
Trieste - November 1918 3

Italian Offices Abroad
Country ID First Issue Sequence # Notes
'ESTERO', general issue 175 1st January 1874 1  
Austria        
Bengasi 363 July 1901 3  
China -      
- Peking 466 1st December 1917 5a  
- Tientsin 467 1st December 1917 5b  
Crete 357 10th July 1900 2  
Tripoli   1909 3b  
Turkish Empire 401 1st June 1908 4b  
- Albania 369 1st September 1902 4  
- Constantinople 406 February 1909 4c  
- Durazzo 407 February 1909 4d  
- Janina 372 December 1902 4a  
- Jerusalem 408 February 1909 4e  
- Salonika 409 February 1909 4f  
- Scutari 410 February 1909 4g  
- Smyrna 411 February 1909 4h  
- Valona 412 February 1909 4i  
         
         

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