Italian-Libya 1936 Airmail Definitives

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", airmail stamp of the issue "Serie ordinaria" for Italian-Libya; stamp for Italian-Cyrenaica from 1932 with overprint "LIBIA"; issue of 1 stamp
  • Issue Date : 08 July 1936
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 78 (= Cyrenaica No. 97 from 1932 with overprint); Yvert & Tellier: No. PA3 (or "A3") (= Cyrenaica No. PA6 (A6) from 1932 with overprint); Scott: No. C25 (= Cyrenaica No. C6 from 1932 with overprint)
  • Watermark : Italy No.1 (crown)
  • Color : reddish violet with black overprint
  • Nominal value : 50 Cent. (Centesimi)
  • Postage validity : to 1943
  • Created by : E. de Rosa
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina Carte Valori", Rome ("IPS" = "Instituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : recess printing or photogravure
  • Perforation : comb perforation, K 14
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 20.5 x 37.0 mm


Airmail stamp of the issue "Serie ordinaria" with overprint "LIBIA"

Michel No. 78, postmarked


The stamp motive shows a camel (dromedar) of the species "Camelus dromedarius" with rider in a typical Libyan savannah (desert) landscape before a desert oasis. Stamp picture with "fascios".