Postage Stamps of Italian States

by Tony Clayton


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Parma first issued stamps in 1852. In 1859 the Duchess who was Regent was forced into exile, and a Provisional Government was formed. The following year the duchy became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia which in turn became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

As I do not collect these stamps seriously as yet, these are examples that have come my way and are not in the best of condition.

1852 issue

Printed in black on coloured paper.


15 centesimi, black on rose paper
Sassone 3.


40 centesimi, black on blue paper
Sassone 5.
Courtesy of I&CSC

1853 issue

Printed in colour on white paper.


5 centesimi, orange-yellow
Sassone 6.
Courtesy of I&CSC

1857-9 issue

Issued in 3 values, 15c, 25c and 40c.


15 centesimi, vermilion
Sassone 9.
Courtesy of I&CSC


40 centesimi, blue
Sassone 11.
Courtesy of I&CSC


40 centesimi, blue
This copy is a poor forgery - the 4 is the wrong shape, amongst many other things.

1853-7 Newspaper Stamp issue

Issued in 2 values, 6c and 9c. Unissued examples on semi-transparent paper were printed in 1857. The first two examples below are probably reprints or imitations.


6 centesimi, black on pale rose
Sassone 1A.


9 centesimi, black on blue
Sassone 2A.


20 centesimi, blue
Sassone 15.
Courtesy of I&CSC

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