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#956 Italy 14/01/??

Italy 14010xOn January 29, 2014, I received this letter from Florence, which was delivered by the private post service GPS. Unfortunately there is no postmark on the cover.

#858 Italy 14/06/24

Italy 140624This nice cover from Italy was sent by Salvatore, thank you! It was posted in Pompei on June 24 and arrived on July 3, 2014.

The stamp on the right was issued on May 14, 2014. it commemorates the 50th anniversary of Nutella.

#829 Italy 14/01/08

Italy 140108This nice cover from Italy was sent by Alfredo, thank you! It was posted in Turin on January 8 and arrived on January 10, 2014.

The stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Expedition of the Thousand in 1860. The sheet was issued on May 5, 2010. The stamp itself commemorates the Battle of Calatafimi.

Interestingly the stamp was already cancelled with a special Christmas postmark on December 16, 2013.

#734 Italy 13/12/07

Italy 131207This nice Christmas cover from Italy was sent by Salvatore, thank you! It was posted in Salerno on December 7 and arrived on December 13, 2013.

The attached stamp is part of the Christmas set, which was issued on October 20, 2013.

#648 Italy 13/01/25

Italy 130125Thanks, Ivan, for sending this nice cover from Italy! It was posted in Pordenone on January 25 and arrived on February 4, 2013.

The left stamp was issued on December 10, 2012, and commemorates the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.

The middle stamp commemorates the abatement of architectural barriers (“Abbattimento delle Barriere Architettoniche”). It was issued on November 9, 2012.

The right stamp (issued on September 23, 2012) has the inscription “Unitá e Valore/ Chirurgia Italiana/ Congresso Chirurghi Italiani/ Roma 23-27 Settembre 2012” (Unity and Worthiness of the Italian Surgery/ Italian Surgical Congress: Rome, 23-27 September 2012).

See also: #161 Russia 09/06/23

#469 Italy 10/10/01

Alfredo sent me this nice cover from Italy, thanks a lot! It was posted in Biella Micca on October 1 and arrived on October 6, 2010.

The top right commemorative stamp is part of the set “World Cultural Heritage”, which was issued on August 30, 2002. It depicts the Aeolian Islands. The special cancelation commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Società Ginnastica “La Marmora” (sports club of Biella).

#261 Italy 09/11/22

Alfredo sent me this nice cover from Occhieppo Inferiore, thank you!

The mini-sheet was issued on 20 June, 2009; it commemorates the 38th Baseball World Cup held from 9 to 27 September, 2009. The gold medal went to the US team.

The € 0.02 definitives at the right were issued on January 2, 2002. They depict the portrait of a woman on a Syracusan coin. The € 0.01 stamp was issued in 2003 and depicts a female statue by Antonio Canova.

#242 Italy 09/11/22

Thank you, Alfredo, for this nice cover from Occhieppo Inferiore, Italy!

The left stamp commemorates the national sport day 2009. It was issued on October 22, 2009.

#199 Italy 09/08/19

Italy 090819Alfredo sent me this nice cover from Italy, which has attached a stamp commemorating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. The stamp was issued on February 12, 2009.

The special cancellation has the inscription “Campionate Mondiale Cercatori D’Oro” (World Championship of Gold Miners), which was held in Biella.

Thank you for the cover!

#151 Italy 09/03/2?

Italia 09032xLorenzo sent me this cover with these 1991 beautiful stamps commemorating Christopher Columbus (1451-1506).

The letter was posted in Bellusco on March 26 (?), 2009. Thank you for the nice cover!

Italy 08/12/15

italia-081215Cover from Italy, posted on December 15, 2008.

This postal stationery was issued for Christmas 1983. It has the inscriptions “Biglietto Postale – Natale 1983” and depicts a painting of Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520; better known as Raphael), which shows the three kings visiting new-born Jesus. In addition to the value of 300 lire, a definitive stamp of 500 lire showing the Castle of Rovereto was attached.

Italy 2008/10/12

italy-081012Cover from Italy, posted on October 12, 2008.

The cover has two stamps, the left one is a definitive with a face value of 5 cent, the right one is the 2008 EUROPA stamp of Italy. It has a face value of 60 cent. Both stamps were cancelled with the special cancellation “Tratta Ferroviaria Coggiola-Grignasco – Manifestazione Storica a 100 Anni Dall’Inaugurazione” (100 years of the train track CoggiolaGrignasco).

Thank you, Alfredo, for this nice cover!

Italy 2008/10/25

Airmail cover from Italy, posted in Bellusco on October 25, 2008.

The left stamp has a face value of 100 lire and commemorates the Italian composer and pianist Franco Alfano.

The right stamp commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Italy 2008/10/18

Cover from Italy, posted in Bellusco, Milan on October 18, 2008.

This cover has interesting postage, because two of the three stamps have the old Italian currency “Lire”. I can’t imagine that the old currency stamps are still valid in Italy, but the stamps were all normally cancelled.

The left stamp has a face value of 50 Lire; it was issued in 1974 and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Italy’s bar association (Ordine Forense).

The middle stamp was issued in 1972 and has a face value of 50 Lire too. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Italian alpine club Società degli Alpinisti Tridentini, which was founded on September 2, 1872 in Madonna di Campiglio.

The right stamp has a face value of 0.60 euro. It was issued in 2008 and commemorates the Olympic Games in Beijing.

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