Postage Stamps of Italy

by Tony Clayton

Italian Social Republic - Base Atlantica Issues

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Italian Submarine Forces were based in Bordeaux from 1942. Initially letters were stamped with a double ringed handstamp inscribed 'Forze subacquee italiane in Atlantico'. On 11th October 1943 overprinted Italian stamps were issued. The first type is very rare, with just 200 examples of each of 5 values being issued.

20c 2nd overprint

20c with the second type of overprint, also issued on 11th October 1943
Sassone 8

10c 3rd overprint

10c with third type of overprint
Sassone 25

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