1934 World Cup Football Issue <<-- : -->> Airmail Stamps
In 1941 a number of issues celebrating the friendship between German and Italian forces were made throughout the Italian Empire. The original idea was to issue 6 stamps of the same design, but in the end only the top three values (50c, 75c and 1.25 lira) were issued on 30th January. The decision was made to issue the three lower values in a different design, and this took place on 2nd April. However, some sheets of the three low values in the original design were made available to the public at the Philatelic Bureau. The 10c is known used on a commercial cover.
10c, 25c and 25c in the unissued design
25c in the issued design
During the Second World War imitations of two stamps in this series were made which were a caricature of the original. Printed in England, they are quite scarce.
Block of 4 of the imitation 25c
1934 World Cup Football Issue <<-- :
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Stamps of Italy - 1941 Italo-German Friendship Issue
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v4 19th April 2015