Italy 1922 Express overprinted

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", express stamp of the issue "Frontal effigy of King Victor Emanuel III in oval - type floreal with overprint"; issue of 1 stamp
  • Issue Dates : 09 January 1922
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel No. 148 (= No. 130 from 1920 with overprint); Yvert & Tellier: No. E8; Scott No. E11
  • Color : red with black overprint
  • Watermark : Italy No.1 (crown)
  • Nominal value : 60 Cent. (Centesimi) on 50 Cent. (Centesimi)
  • Postal validity : to 31 May 1925
  • Designed by : Alberto Repettati
  • Printery : "Officina carte valori", Turin
  • Print Process : letterpress printing (stamp + overprint)
  • Perforations : comb perforation, K 14


Express stamp of the issue "Frontal effigy of King Victor Emanuel III in oval - type floreal with overprint"

Michel No. 148, 60 C. on 50 C.

The stamp motive shows an frontal effigy of King Victor Emanuel III of Italy in standing oval (left part of the stamp) - type Floreal with overprint" in the drawing of Alberto Repettati. This stamp was sold from January 1922 onwards after an increasing of the postal tariffs in Italy and so long a new 60-Cent.-stamp was still not issued. The depicted stamp is postmarked on the railway line Trento (= Trient)-Brennero (a village in South Tyrol near the Austrian border on Italian side) on 10 Aug 1923. The depicted stamp is a Perfin, chadded with "F.G".