Stamps of the Kingdom of Italy

by Tony Clayton


Leoni Definitive Issues of 1906 and 1919


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5c green and 10c red stamps designed by N. Leoni were issued in 1906 and continued in use until they were superseded by the photogravure issues of 1929. The 15c grey in a similar design was issued in 1919.

Imperf

5c green, imperforate pair
Sassone 81e

Imperf

10c red, imperforate pair
Sassone 82e

Offset

Offset (de calco) where the stamp is printed in reverse on the back
Sassone 81s

Dot variety

5c with dot at seven o'clock in the right hand value oval
Unlisted

Missing ovals

5c with missing ovals
Sassone 81r

Four dots

10c with dramatic variety: figure 1 broken into four dots
Sassone 82q

Four dots

Detail of the figure 1 broken into four dots
Sassone 82q

Perf fold

10c corner block with spectacular mis-perforation caused by a paper fold
Note also a missing perforator pin
Sassone 82 (unlisted variety)

Double print

10c double print, one inverted
Sassone 82c

Bad perfs

15c grey with badly aligned perforations
Sassone 108k


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Stamps of Italy - Leoni Definitives
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