Postage Stamps of Italy

by Tony Clayton


Austrian Occupation of Italian Territories


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First Issue

During the First World War Austro-Hungarian forces occupied parts of Italy in the Friuli-Veneto area.

The first issue, on 1st June 1918 consisted of no less than 19 overprinted Austro-Hungarian Military Post stamps. Three values are known with different perforations.

7c on 6h

7 centesimi on 6 heller violet
Normal perf 12½ (left) Perf 12½x11½ (right)
Sassone 5 and 5b.

43c on 40h

43 centesimi on 40 heller olive bistre
Normal perf 12½ (left) Perf 11½ (right)
Sassone 12 and 12a.
The 22c on 20h brown is also know in perf 11½


Second Issue

A second issue of October 1918 was prepared but not issued owing to the surrender of Austro-Hungarian forces.


Postage Due

6c on 5h

6 centesimi on 5 heller red
Normal perf 12½ (left) Perf 11½ (right)
Sassone 1 and 1a.
The 11c on 10h red is also know in perf 11½


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