Stamps of the Kingdom of Italy

by Tony Clayton

Filiberto Alighieri Issue of 1928.

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Between July and September 1928 10 stamps were issued to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Emanuele Filiberto (1528 to 1580), Duke of Savoy, who recovered his lands from the French.

The three lowest values, 20c, 25c and 30c, all occur with two perforations, 11 and 13¾, both line. The latter is scarcer in all three cases, the 20c particularly so. The quality of perforation for the perf 13¾ stamps is usually poor. Very scarce mixtures of the two perforations are known.

The Lire 1.25 value is usually perf 14 comb, but a very rare perf 13¾ line is also known.


20 centesimi brown and ultramarine, Perf 11 and 13¾
Sassone 226 and 230.


Lire 1.25 blue and black, Perf 13¾ line and 14 comb
Sassone 235/I and 235.

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Stamps of Italy - 1928 Filiberto Issue
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