Italy 1926 Express - Type Leoni

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", express stamps of the issue Express - Type Leoni" ("Type Floreal"); issue of 2 stamp
  • Issue Dates : 14 Feb 1926 (2.50 Lire), 26 Sep 1926 (1.25 Lire)
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel No. 247+248; Yvert & Tellier: No. E12+E14; Scott: No. E5+E8
  • Color : blue, azure/red
  • Watermark : Italy No.1 (crown)
  • Nominal value : 1.25 Lire, 2.50 Lire
  • Postal validity : to 31th Octobre 1935 (both)
  • Designed by :
N.Leoni (design)
Alberto Repettati (engraving)
  • Printery : "Officina carte valori", Turin
  • Print Process : letterpress printing
  • Perforations : comb perforation, K 14
  • Print Run : 90,000 in sheets à 50 stamps (both stamps each)
  • Stamp Size :
  • Variant: 1.25 Lire imperforate


Express stamps of 1926 "Express - Type Leoni" ("Type Floreal")

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Michel No. 247, 1.25 L., mint
Michel No. 247, 1.25 L., postmarked in Turin, 10-02-1928
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Michel No. 248, 2.50 L., mint
Michel No. 248, 5.50 L., postmarled in Gorizia, 12-06-1931

1.25 C.: The stamp motive shows a frontal effigy of King Victor Emanuel III of Italy in standing oval with floreal ornaments (Type Leoni)..
2 L.: The stamp motive shows a cameo carving with a side portrait of King Victor Emanuel III of Italy in standing oval with floreal ornaments (type Leoni).