Italy 1896 Coat of arms of Savoy - III

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", definitive stamps of the issue "Coat of arms of Savoy - III"; issue with coat of arms of Savoy in stamding oval with ornaments; issue of 3 stamps
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 71, 72, 73; Yvert & Tellier; No. 55, 56, 58; Scott: No. 73, 74, 75
  • Special feature :
5 C.: negative numbers (white numbers on green background) = issue of 1896
5 C.: positive numbers (green numbers on white background) = issue of 1891
  • Issue Date :
16 February 1896 (5 C.)
1 July 1896 (1 C., 2 C.)
  • Color : violet-brown, brownish orange, green
  • Watermark : Italy No. 1 (crown)
  • Nominal Value : 1 (Centesimi) - 2 (Centesimi) - 5 Cent. (Centesimi)
  • Postal Validity : to 30-Jun-1902
  • Designed by :
Ludovico Bigola (1822-1905) (design)
Alberto Repettati (engraving)
  • Printed by : "Officina Carte Valori", Turin
  • Print Process : letterpress printing
  • Perforations : comb perforation, K 14
  • Stamp Size : (printed area of a single stamp): 18.0 x 22.5 mm


Definitive stamp of the issue "Coat of arms of Savoy - III" (3 stamps)

Michel No. 71, 1 C., mint
Michel No. 71, 1 C., postmarked in Castelplanio (Marche, province Ancona, Italy), 08-10-1901
Michel No. 72, 2 C., mint
Michel No. 72, 2 C., postmarked
Michel No. 73, 5 C., mint
Michel No. 73, 5 C., grün, negative numbers, postmarked


The stamp motive shows a coat of arms of Savoy (The King of Italy was the King of of Piedmont and Sardinia from the House of Savoy.) in standing oval with ornaments and inscriptions.
1 C., 5 C.: negative numbers (white numbers on colored background)