Italy 1944 Bandiera brothers

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", commemorative stamps of the issue "100th Anniversary of death of the Bandiera brothers" ; (meant are Attilo Bandiera (1818-1844) and Emilio Bandiera (1819-1844), two liberty fighters of the Risorgimento); issue of 3 stamps
  • Issue date : 06 December 1944
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 663-665; Yvert & Tellier: No. 41-43; Scott: No. 32-34
  • Color : green - violet - red
  • Watermark : with or without Italy No. 1 (crown) (mostly with)
  • Nominal Value : 25 Cent. (Centesimi) (green) - 1 L. (Lira) (violet) - 2.50 L. (Lire) (red)
  • Postage validity : to 31 December 1945
  • Designed by : Maioli
  • Printed by : "Officina carte valori", Navara
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp: 21.0 x 36.5 mm


Express stamp of the issue "100th Anniversary of death of the Bandiera brothers" (issue of 3 stamp)

Michel No. 663, 25 C,, green, mint
Michel No. 663, 25 C., green, postmarked in Viginovo Udinese (probably), 27 Jul 1945
Michel No. 664, 1.00 Lira, violet, mint
Michel No. 664, 1.00 Lira, violet, postmarked in Vigarano Mainarda (Province Ferrara, region Emilia Romagna)
Michel No. 665, 2.50 Lire, red, mint
Michel No. 665, 2.50 Lire, red, postmarked on 21 Feb 1945


The stamp motive of an each stamp shows the portraits of Attilo and Emilio Bandiera.
25 C.: postmarked in the then Vigonovo Udinese, 27 July 1945 (the year "XVIII" of the Fascist calendar isn't correct, rather would been the year 1945 = XXIII of the Fascist calendar, but in July 1945 it has not more given a Fascist state or some other in this relation)