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Parma

Tuesday, June 1, 1852

Italian State 5

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  Parma Scott #1  

Imperforate, colored paper, no watermark, typography.
Printed by Stefano Rossi-Ubaldi.

The design is printed in black, colors refer to the color of the paper.
Date Description # printed Scott #
June 1, 1852
5 centesimi yellow
455,000 1
June 1, 1852
10 centesimi white
385,000 2
June 1, 1852
15 centesimi pink
680,000 3
June 2, 1852
25 centesimi violet
160,000 4
June 3, 1852
40 centesimi blue
130,000 5

All issue quantities are approximate.

Joined the unified Italy on March 18, 1860. Stamps of Sardinia were valid until Italy issued stamps on February 24, 1862.

Stamps from the second printing, with colored printing on white paper, are much scarcer. The 40 centesimi was not printed on white paper.
All Parma stamps were invalid after July 31, 1859.

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

There is a summary ot Italian State Issues here.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 42 Page credit: JA

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