By Category: Italy

Lot Number: 288
Date: 1933, Aug 23
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Italy

Description: Fiume to Czechoslovakia, bsCarlsbaad Vary, bs 2/5, via Vienna Flugpost 24/8 and Prague 2/5, sepia PPC showing Via Ipparco Baccic, Fiume, franked150c Italian stamps, canc 'Fiume/Correspondenze Ordinaire/23.8.33' and 'Fiume Posta Aerea 23.8.33' cds's, grey/black Mod 24 R airmail etiquette. Fiume was incorporated into Italy on February 22, 1924, and used stamps of Italy until July 1945. Early airmails from Fiume are difficult to find.
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Lot Number: 289
Date: 1933, Dec 23
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Italy

Description: Early airmail, Rome to San Jose, Costa Rica, bs 9/1/34, via Roma Ferrovia 23/10 and Turin 24/10, airmail cover franked 5L 50c canc Roma Centro/23.12.33 cds, grey/black Mod 24R etiquette, and attractive triangular red/white airmail etiquettes.Uncommon origin-destination combination.
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Lot Number: 290
Date: 1940, Mar 13
Est. price: £20.00
Category: Italy

Description: LATI southbound flight, Rome to Rio de Janeiro, bs 18/4, registered (hs) cover franked surface L1.25, air L9,75, registration L1.50. Note Ala Littoria airmail etiquette still in use.
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Lot Number: 291
Date: 1941, Feb 24
Est. price: £25.00
Category: Italy

Description: Rare Italy to New York, double rate cover carried by LATI to Recife, then by ship to New York, censored airmail etiquette cover franked 8L on front, canc Salerno cds, with additional 9.5L verso, canc small remnants of rare three black "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs's, ms "Via Lati/Via Rio de Janeiro", ms '6g', sealed black/white Italian censor tape tied by violet circular Salerno censor marks. The "Par Avion Jusqu'a Recife" hs was used on Italian mail to indicate airmail to Recife, then ship to USA. An extremely scarce LATI item, and definitely one for the exhibit.
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