Stamps of the Kingdom of Italy

by Tony Clayton


Enti Parastatali Stamps


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Enti Parastatali stamps are issues used by a variety of State organisations during 1924. The experiment was not continued after the end of 1924, although there is evidence that it was originally intended to continue with revised stamps in 1925.

Eight values were available (5, 10,25,30 and 50 centesimi, and 1, 3 and 5 lire) but most organisations had fewer than eight.

Mint and used copies of these stamps have been extensively forged - beware of purchasing expensive items without a certificate.


Assoc.Biblioteche Bologna

National Association for Libraries in Elementary Schools.
5c, 10c, 30c and 50c only

30c

30c brown
Sassone 3


Assoc.Naz.Mutil.Inv.Guerra-Roma

National Association for Cripples and Disabled War Veterans.
All eight values

1 lire

1 lire blue
Sassone 10


Bibliot.Circolanti Milano

Italian Federation of Circulating Libraries
5c, 10c, 30c and 50c only

30c

30c brown
Sassone 15
Courtesy of Italy and Colonies Study Circle


Cassa Nazionale Assic. Inf. Lavaro

National Industrial Accident Insurance Fund
5c, 10c, 25c, 30c, 50c, 1l and 5l only

10c rose and 50c violet
Sassone 18 and 21


Cassa Nazionale Assicuraz. Sociali

National Social Insurance Fund
5c, 10c, 25c, 30c, 50c and 1l only

25c brown-lilac and 50c violet
Sassone 26 and 28


Consorzio Bibliot. Torino

National Society for Libraries for the People
5c, 10c, 30c and 50c only

S30

5c green
Sassone 30


Federaz. Italiana Biblioteche Pop.

Italian Federation of Libraries for the People
10c, 30c, 50c and 1l only

S34b

10c rose; No full stop after POP variety
Sassone 34b


Gruppo D'Azione Scuole Milano

Action Group for Schools for the People
5c, 10c, 30c and 50c only

50c

50c violet
Sassone 41
Courtesy of Italy and Colonies Study Circle


Lega Nazionale Trieste

Trieste National Union
5c, 10c, 30c and 50c only

30c

30c brown
Sassone 44
Courtesy of Italy and Colonies Study Circle


Opera Italia Redente Roma

National Union for Italia Redenta
5c, 10c, 30c and 50c only

50c

50c violet
Sassone 49
Courtesy of Italy and Colonies Study Circle


Opera Naz. Protez. Assist. Inv. Guerra

National Institute for Aid and Protection of War Disabled (became National Association for Cripples and Disabled War Veterans during 1924 - see above and below)
All eight values

S50

5c green
Sassone 50


Patronati Scolastici

Scholastic Charities
5c, 10c, 25 and 50c only

50c

50c violet
Sassone 61
Courtesy of Italy and Colonies Study Circle


Ufficio Nazionale Colloc. Disoccup.

National Employment Office
5c, 10c, 25c, 30c, 50c, 1l and 5l only

S64

25c brown-lilac
Sassone 50


Vigilanza Obbligo Scolastico

Organisation for Reporting on Negligent Pupils in Elementary Schools
25c only

S69

25c brown-lilac
Sassone 69


Assoc.Naz.Mutil.Inv.Guerra-Roma overprinted on Opera Naz. Protez. Assist. Inv. Guerra

Provisional issued when the organisation changed names (see above)
All eight values

S74

50c violet
Sassone 74


Forgeries

The whole series has been extensively forged. The following stamp is an example, purporting to be an archive proof of the common design of the 1 lire. The clear indication that it is a forgery are the series of indentations on the right-hand frame line caused by the fact that the original from which it was copied had perforations that overlapped the design due to poor centreing.

Other factors include the fact that the crown watermark looks completely wrong.

S74

Forgery of 1 lire proof


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