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Italy continued...

Missions, Post Offices and Postal History Abroad continued...
Lot Symbol Catalog No. Descrip Opening
20608   image1944 (May 5) International Red Cross committee formula sheet from Shanghai, showing violet oval "Comite International Croix Rouge / SHANGHAI", sent to Italy via Turkish Red Cross, showing red cds "Comite International de la Croix Rouge Delegation en Turquie" cachet, censor mark Egypt, transit mark Geneva; arrival dated 12 OCT 1945; the letter being carried for 17 months due to the WWII. Very scarce and interesting item.(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20609   image1944 (Aug 9) Japanese "Shanghai War-prisoner's Camp" formular card to Marzano-Torriglia (Italy) sent by Ugo Chinca, P.O.W. in Ziangwan Camp, after having been captured by the Japanese in China as a consequence of the September 1943 Armistice, with red Japanese censor's marking and blue Palestine hexagonal censorship cachet, written in English to be readable for the censor, indicating that "I am without your news since the 20th of last March received Via Vaticano". The sender, Ugo Chinca, who was a multi decorated officer involved in three wars, was in command of the "Conte Verde" warship, which he ordered to sink to avoid its capture by the Japanese, following the orders from the Italian Government after the 9.9.43 Armistice; he will be a P.O.W. and transferred from China to Japan in May 1945, being released by the Americans on 30.8.45, and coming back to his homeland on 17.2.46. One of only two items recorded from an Italian P.O.W. in Japanese camps.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 400

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20610   image1925-46 Italian Naval Mail in China, 17 items, comprising the R.N. "San Giorgio", "Montecuccoli", "Eritrea", "Colleoni", "Sebastiano Caboto", the majority franked and cancelled by naval cds, also included one photo postcard and one photograph of naval ships, an unusual calender (1927) illustrating the R. N. "Caboto"; including a rare franking with Italian commemorative issue, a very interesting 1946 usage in Shanghai combining the "R. Nave/Eritrea" cds and the British "Post Office/Maritime Mail" postmark, as well as the oval hs of the "Eritrea" in combination with Italian and British naval censorships franked with G.B. stamps. A very interesting and rare lot.(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Estimate. € 300

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20611   imageChina » 1918-20 The Italian "Irredentisti" and the C.S.I.E.O. in China. The Irredentism refers to political or popular movements, formed in 1878, which claimed and seek to gain or regain for Italy territory considered "lost" (or "unredeemed"), based on language and history. Irrendentist soldiers enlisted and fought with the Austro-Hungarians in 1914, and were made prisoners by the Russians, although they were released when Itay entered the war against Austria-Hungary. The prisoners in the Siberian camps were sent to Karbin in Manchuria and then to the Italian Concession in Tientsin. On 17 June the Irredentists were offered to join the Italian forces in China. 850 enlisted and eventually formed the famous "Black Battalion" or joined with the Italian Expedition Corps in the Far East (Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Estremo Oriente "C.S.I.E.O."), which was formed in China to fight in Siberia during the Russian Civil War from October 1918 to August 1919. 1918 (July 5) Postcard from Peking to the "Irredenti" Detachment in Tientsin, with "Distaccamento Ra. Marina in China/Comando" circle with Savoyard coat of arms hs in violet on front represented in a blurred strike as usually found, franked on reverse with C.I.P. 1/2c pair tied by Peking bilingual cds's. This mail was usually carried by the Italian military courier; some rare examples of mail consigned to the C.I.P. are known, but these were still struck with the Marine Detachment handstamp, since it is supposed that the correspondence was gathered in one office before being delivered to the courier or the C.I.P.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 150

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20612   image1918 (July 15) Postage-free cover from Tientsin sent to the Royal Italian Marines Detachment in Peking with military courier, showing superb strike of "Distaccamento/Italiani/Irredenti" arc handstamp in violet, displaying "Distaccamento Ra. Marina in China/Comando" circle with Savoyard coat of arms on reverse, containing the letter inside in which riots in Tientsin are mentioned and: "my brother was two days ago in the hands of the Chinese, but afterwards they have acknowledged his innocence and he was released, then he had fever and was taken into hospital for 20 days". One of the finest examples of this exceedingly scarce handstamp, which is very rarely found so clearly struck. Signed Sorani.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 350

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20613   image1918 (July 15) Postcard from Peking to the Irredentist Detachment in Tientsin, showing "Distaccamento Ra. Marina in China/Comando" circle with Savoyard coat of arms hs in violet on front, being a clearer strike than often encountered, franked on reverse with C.I.P. 1/2c tied by Peking bilingual cds's. This mail was usually carried by the Italian military courier; some rare examples of mail consigned to the C.I.P. are known, but these were still struck with the Marines Detachment handstamp, since it is supposed that the correspondence was gathered in one office before being delivered to the courier or the C.I.P.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20614   image1919 (Jan 1st) Illustrated "R.R.Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente" free-postage postcard from Vladivostok to Venice, bearing "RR. Poste Italiane/Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente/Comando" three-line handstamp in violet overstruck with Bologna framed censorship cachet, with part Venice arriving cds at top, (collector's cachet from Bruxelles at bottom); this postcard, displaying an allegory of Italy on the Russian steppe with a city in the background, has two different issues: the first one, rarer, was printed in Tientsin showing a frame around the design, the second, without frame around the design, was printed in Vladivostok (Siberia). Probably the finest example of the few items recorded featuring the scarcer type of this design, which was printed in China (it is mainly found with some toning and edge faults).(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 400

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20615   image1919 (Sept 27) Postcard from Tientsin to Milan, bearing postage-free "R. Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente/Comando" double-circle handstamp in blue and "7° Reggimento Genio Telegrafisti/Plotone Autonomo/Estremo Oriente" in three lines, entering the Italian P.O. in China with "R.R. Poste Italiane/Tientsin-Cina" cds. Rare.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20616 Sassone 80 image1919 (Nov 5) "Il 7" ("Dei Diavoli Neri") newspaper issued by the Italian troops in China sent inside a paper wrap from Tientsin to Alessandria (Italy), franked by "Michetti" 15c (faulty) tied by slight strikes of "Distaccamento R. Marina Italiana in China" cds in violet; it was carried at triple rate, so two more newspapers would have been carried. Very rare.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 150

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20617 Sassone 225 imageChina » 1925-43 The Italian "Black Battalion" in China. 1930 (Feb 8) Envelope with pre-printed "San Marco" Lion from Tientsin to Rome, sent "fermo posta", franked by 1928 50c tied by "Battag. Italiano in Cina/Tientsin" cds, taxed on arrival with 5c and 20c postage dues. A very rare taxed mail from the "Black battalion".(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Italy Sassone 225]

Estimate. € 150

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20618 Sassone 248 image1931 (Sept 4) Incoming cover from Audissina (Italy) to the Battalion "San Marco" in Tientsin "via Siberia", franked at concessionary 25 centesimi rate with "Imperiale" 25c, showing part neat "Battaglione Italiano in Cina/Comando" circle receiving handstamp. A very fine and rare incoming mail.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Italy Sassone 248]

Estimate. € 100

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20619 Sassone 243, 247, 25 image1934 (Nov 11) Pre-printed envelope displaying on reverse the "San Marco" Lion (the emblem of the "Black Battalion") and "Battagliano Italiano in Cina", sent registered from Tientsin to Genoa, franked by "Imperiale" 5c, 20c and 50c (3), tied by "Battag. Italiano in Cina/Tientsin" cds's, also tying the blank registration label below, Venice and Genoa backstamps. A rare registered mail from the Battalion. Cert. Caffaz (2000).(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Get Market Data for [Italy Sassone 243, 247, 25]

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20620 Sassone 243, 247, 25 image1936 (Feb 6) Registered cover (opens well for display) from Tientsin to Rome, showing three rare strikes of "Battaglione Italiano in Cina/Comando" circle handstamps in violet, bearing on front "Imperiale" 5c, 20c and 50c (3), tied by "Battag. Italiano in Cina/Tientsin" cds's, which also ties the blank registration label at top, Venice transit on back. Another rare registered mail from the Battalion.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20621 ,   image1929-37 An interesting group of six items including three rare incoming mails of which two showing the receiving handstamp of the Command of the Battalion, card and cover sent from China with the cds of the battalion and rare double greetings card dated 1932 with the "San Marco" Lion on front and inside and original photo of the Ermanno Carlotto barracks.(Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Estimate. € 300

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20622 Scott 299, 317 image1938 (Nov 24) Illustrated postcard of the "San Marco" Marines Battalion in China, used from Tientsin to Genoa, franked by China 5c and 10c, tied by bilingual cds's on departure. A very scarce postcard used from China.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 150

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20623 Sassone 251 image1941 (Feb 8) Envelope from Shanghai to Cerva (Italy), franked by "Imperiale" 50c tied by "Battag- Italiano in Cina/Tientsin" cds's in violet, showing on reverse an additional strike of the Italian Battalion in China cds and the extremely rare provisional typewritten "Verificato/Per Censura" label censorship used in China, tied by "3" censor's cachet in violet, with receiving cds at right. No similar items were gathered in the Landini or Faccio collections; we know of the existence of just about five, including one example which was included in the Mizuhara collection, as the latest usage known then (May 1941), described as "the only example known thus far sent during WW2", which sold for CHF1'600 in 1996.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Italy Sassone 251]

Estimate. € 250

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20624   imageChina » The Second Sino-Japanese War. As a consequence of the Sino-Japanese War which broke out in 1937, an international force was sent to Shanghai to protect the International Concession. This contingent was made up of 2,500 English, 1,400 Americans and only 800 Italians. The Italian force, transferred from Addis Abeba in the recently occupied Ethiopia, consisted of a Grenadiers Battalion of Savoia ("Battaglione Granatieri di Savoia in Estremo Oriente"), which arrived to Shanghai on 14.9.1937. The carriage of mail was served by the Italian warships in China and the diplomatic pouch. 1937 Essay of the illustrated "Batt.ne Granatieri di Savoia in E.O." postcard, printed on white card in contrasting shade with cream definitely printed, blank on reverse with typewritten "comm.Rosset Desandrá/Shanghai,li 15 settembre 1938 XVI&" of which significance we are not aware. Very rare.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20625 Sassone 248 image1937 (Nov) Cover from a member of the Grenadiers Battalion of Savoia from Shanghai to Palermo, sent via airmail and diplomatic pouch to Naples, where it was franked on reverse with "Imperiale" 25c pair tied by civilian P.O. cds, and receiving cds adjacent. A scarce mail carried by diplomatic pouch in the early period in 1937 in Shanghai, when probably no postmarks of the Battalion were available.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Italy Sassone 248]

Estimate. € 100

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20626 Sassone 437 image1938 (March 16) Cover from Shanghai sent to a captain care of the ministry of Defense and redirected to be forwarded through the Ministry of Navy to the "Gherso" warship, bearing "Marconi" 50c tied by superb "Battaglione Granatieri di Savoia/Sciangai" circular handstamp in blue with coat of arms, with two strikes of the "R.Nave/Ermanno Carlotto" cds in violet. A very rare usage of the Battalion handstamp in conjunction with a warship cds. Ex Faccio.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Italy Sassone 437]

Estimate. € 200

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM
20627 Sassone 247 image1938 (April 20) Illustrated "Batt.ne Granatieri di Savoia in E.O." postcard datelined in Shanghai and addressed to Eritrea, carried by diplomatic pouch to Brindisi, where it was franked by "Imperiale" 20c tied by the civilian P.O. cds, finally redirected to Naples. Very scarce.(Image 1) (Image 2)

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Get Market Data for [Italy Sassone 247]

Estimate. € 150

CLOSED
Closing..Jun-13, 11:59 AM

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