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Friday, January 1, 1858

Italian State 6

Nap1
  Two Sicilies Scott #1a  

Imperforate, hand-made paper, watermark 186 (borbonic lilies), engraved.
Printed by Giuseppe Masini, later Gaetano De Masa and his son.

Listed in Scott under Two Sicilies
Description Plates # printed Scott #
½ grano pale lake
2 2,009,800 1
1 grano pale lake
2 2,825,000 2
2 grana pale lake
3 9,193,000 3
5 grana brown lake
2 811,200 4
10 grana rose lake
2 300,400 5
20 grana rose lake
2 175,000 6
50 grana rose lake
1 46,000 7

All issue quantities are approximate.
When more than one plate was used Masini created the first one or two and De Masa created only the last one.

The Two Sicilies were comprised of the island of Sicily and the lower half of the Appenine Peninsula on the Italian mainland. See Sicily and Neapolitan Provinces for the other stamps issued.

Much more information is available in both Italian and English at Antichi Stati Italiani.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 70 Page credit: JA

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