Italy 1944 Express - RSI, Type Parmeggiani with overprint

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", express stamps of the issue "Express 1944 - RSI, Type Parmeggiani with overprint" ; stamp issue each with a portrait of King Victor Emanuel III in oval in the drawing by Carlo Parmeggiani (1881-1967) beside the coat of arms of Italy (with fascios) and inscriptions and overprint; watermark 1; (issue of 1 stamp)
Overprint of a "fascetto" (fascio with tape) on the left side and the inscription "Repubblica Sociale Italiana" on the right.
  • Issue date : 22 January 1944 (1.25 L.) and 24 January 1944 (2.50 L.)
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 648 (= No. 414 from 1932 with overprint), 649 (= No. 436 from 1933 with overprint); Yvert et Tellier: No. E3, E4 (IT-RSI); Scott: No. E1, E2 (IT-RSI)
  • Color : green with red overprint - orange with black overprint
  • Watermark : Italy No. 1 (crown)
  • Nominal Value : 1.25 Lire, 2.50 Lire
  • Designed by : Carlo Parmeggiani (design)
  • Printed by : "IPS Officina carte valori", Rome (IPS = "Istituto Poligrafico di Stato")
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 37.0 x 21.0 mm


Express stamp of the issue "Express 1944 - RSI, Type Parmeggiani with overprint" (issue of 2 stamp)

Michel No. 648, 1.25 Lire, green+red, mint
Michel No. 648, 1.25 Lire, green+red, postmarked
Michel No. 649, 2.50 Lire, orange+black, mint
Michel No. 649, 2.50 Lire, orange+black, postmarked


The stamp motive of an each stamp shows an effigy of King Victor Emanuel III in oval on the left half of the stamp and the coat of arms of Italy (with fascios) and inscriptions on the right side and the overprint of a "fascetto" (fascio with tape) on the left side and the inscription "Repubblica Sociale Italiana" on the right..