Italy 1944 Italian Social Republic - definitives, destroyed monuments, 1st emission 1944

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  • Edition : "Poste del Regno d'Italia", definitive stamps of the Italian Social Republic (RSI); issue "Italian Social Republic - definitives, destroyed monuments, 1st emission 1944"; (issue of 4 stamps)
- special feature in opposite to later issues: Watermark Italy No.1X (crown)
  • Issue date : 05 June 1944
  • Catalogue Numbers: Michel: No. 652X, 654X, 656X, 658X; Yvert et Tellier: No. 27-30 (IT-RSI); Scott: No. 18-21 (IT-RSI)
  • Color :
rose carmine to red (20 C.) - green (25 C.) - sepia to brown (30 C.) - red (75 C.)
  • Watermark : Italy No. 1X (crown)
  • Nominal Value :
20 Cent. (Centesimi) - 25 Cent. (Centesimi) - 30 Cent. (Centesimi) - 75 Cent. (Centimes)
  • Postage validity : to 31-Dec-1945, postal valid only in Northern Italy
  • Printed by : "Officina carte valori", Novara (region Piedmont, Italy)
  • Print Process : rotogravure (photogravure)
  • Perforation : block perforation, B 14
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp without signature line: 16.5 x 20.5 mm


Commemorative stamps of the issue "Italian Social Republic - definitives, destroyed monuments, 1st emission 1944"
The inscription "Hostium Rabies Diruit" means "Destroyed by enemy violence" (Latin).

Michel No 652X, 20 C., mint
Michel No 652X, 20 C., postmarked
Michel No 654X, 25 C., mint
Michel No 654X, 25 C., postmarked in Pieve di Cadore, 1944
Michel No 656X, 30 C., mint
Michel No 656X, 30 C.., postmarked
Michel No 658X, 75 C., mint
Michel No 658X, 75 C.., postmarked


20 C.: The stamp motive shows a former view to the "Loggia of the Merchants" of the "Palazzo della Mercancia" in Bologna.
25 C.: The stamp motive shows a former view to the "Basilica of San Lorenzo" in Rome.
25 C.: postmarked in Pieve di Cadore (province Belluno, region Veneto), 28 Aug 1944.
30 C., 75. C.: The stamp motive show a drummer boy with the insciption "all' armi !" (= Italian for "To the weapons !").