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[19724]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR..  1936(Apr 3)
[19724]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR..  1936(Apr 3)
[19724] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR.. 1936(Apr 3) Printed Alla Littoria airmail envelope little untidily opened with airmail etiquette crosssed through to Rome bearing Eritrea 1 lira + 30c + 20c tied Posta Militare N 88 cds with on reverse Roma (11 May) arrival date stamp ...................................................... Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$80
[19720]  B.O.F.I.C. …LIBYA BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES….  1951 (Oct 2)
[19720]  B.O.F.I.C. …LIBYA BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES….  1951 (Oct 2)
[19720] B.O.F.I.C. …LIBYA BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES…. 1951 (Oct 2) Plain pink coloured envelope to H.Q. - G of T., Tripoli bearing GB GV1 2˝d pale scarlet overprinted B. A. /Tripolitania /5 /M.A.L. tied scarce Tarhuna /Misurata cds & on reverse Tripoli /Corres Pacchi (2 Oct) transit & Tripoli No 2 (4 Oct) arrival cds & with smudged violet circular - - -dio di Tarhuna /Ufficio Stado Civile administrative cachet ........................................... Tarhuna located 65 km (40 mile) S.E. of Tripoli has a population estimated in 2011 to be 13264. Mail from here while under British Administration is scarce
US$230
[19652]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1935(Jun 29)
[19652]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1935(Jun 29)
[19652] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1935(Jun 29) Black & white postcard entitled "Asmara - Chiesa Copta" to Italy bearing Eritrea 20c tied Posta Militare 101 cds that was used by the Italian forces during the campaign ……………… Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$70
[19651]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Aug 17)
[19651]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Aug 17)
[19651] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1936(Aug 17) Printed airmail envelope to Military address, Amara, Eritrea bearing Eritrea 50c tied Posta Militare N 210 cds that was used by VA Division Alpina Division "Ousteria", 7 -11 Regiment & 5th Regiment Art. Alpina ......................................................................... Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$50
[19650]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Jun 29)
[19650]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Jun 29)
[19650] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1936(Jun 29) Printed airmail envelope to Alessandria bearing Eritrea Pair + single 50c tied Posta Militare N 104 cds that was used by the IV Division "3 Gennaio" & with on reverse arrival cds dated 7 Jul ……………… Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$80
[18765]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND - KENYA.…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. with SCARCE BASE CENSOR.....  1943 (May 3)
[18765]  ITALIAN SOMALILAND - KENYA.…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. with SCARCE BASE CENSOR.....  1943 (May 3)
[18765] ITALIAN SOMALILAND - KENYA.…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. with SCARCE BASE CENSOR..... 1943 (May 3) Hanshraj Thakardas General Merchants printed envelope to Somalia Trading Co., Mombasa bearing GB 5d Overprinted E.A.F. tied Mogadiscio cds in blue & with Opened By Censor label (Henning EAL 200) + scarce violet circular Passed /E.A. / Base /Censor (Henning EA B6) & with E.A. APO 86 (28 May) arrival cds with on reverse small violet A 17 within circle ........... ..................... It seems that this item which likely went by sea & would have been landed at Mombasa was sent to the Base at Nairobi for examination evidenced by the Censor label, Base Censor mark & small A 17 which is only known on items handled by the Base Censor
US$250
[18636]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER IMPOSSIBLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 18)
[18636]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER IMPOSSIBLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 18)
[18636] ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER IMPOSSIBLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Jan 18) Sindacato Italiano Costruzioni Appalti Marittimi printed airmail envelope to Company offices at Chisimao bearing Italy 1 lira & 75c tied Novara Ferrrovia cds & with black unframed Al Mittente /Per Impossibile Inoltrare ( No Possibility of Forwardinng) .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland & Ethiopia & this item was affected by this offensive
US$400
[18635]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Feb 2)
[18635]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Feb 2)
[18635] ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Feb 2) Airmail envelope to Aeroporto 419 Squardron P.M. A.O. I. bearing Italy pair 50c & 75c tied Novara /Ferrova cds & with black framed Al Mittente /Non Potuto Recapitare /Per Eventi Bellici ( Return to Sender Unable to Deliver Due to War Conditions) hand stamp & with Novara /Arriva (12 Sep) return cds .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland & Ethiopia & this item was affected by this offensive
US$350
[18634]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 24)
[18634]  ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 24)
[18634] ITALY - ITALIAN SOMALILAND …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Jan 24) Airmail envelope to Italian soldier at Posta Militare1002 bearing Italy 1 lira & 25c tied Novara/Ferrovia cds & with Verificato Per Censura label tied black (27) & with framed Al Mittente /Non Potuto Recapitare Per Eventi Bellici ( Return to Sender Unable to Deliver Due to War Conditions) hand stamps & Novara (13 Oct) return cds .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland & Ethiopia & this item was affected by this offensive
US$350
[18506]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED AIRMAIL from MISURATA MARINA…  1941 (Dec 12)
[18506]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED AIRMAIL from MISURATA MARINA…  1941 (Dec 12)
[18506] LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 REGISTERED CENSORED AIRMAIL from MISURATA MARINA… 1941 (Dec 12) Flimsy paper airmail envelope registered to Bolzano bearing pair & single Libia 50c in combination with Tripolitania 50c tied Misurata Marina cds with matching registered label No 525 & opened both sides by censors with Verificato /Per Censura labels tied blue circular CommissioneProvinciale di Censura /T with Stars either side & Arms in centre hand stamps plus blue numeral 18 within circle & on reverse Bolzano (17 Dec) arrival cds...
US$350
[18505]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES MILITARY & CENSORED MAIL from SABRATHA…  1941 (Jul 30)
[18505]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES MILITARY & CENSORED MAIL from SABRATHA…  1941 (Jul 30)
[18505] LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES MILITARY & CENSORED MAIL from SABRATHA… 1941 (Jul 30) Crested 1st Squadrone Savari della Tripolitania - il Comandante envelope to Bergo Sassoferrato, Ancona bearing pair Libia 25c in combination with Tripolitania 50c overprinted Libia tied Sabratha /Tripoli cds & with AN /Verificato Per Censura label tied circular Commissione Prov. Censura /Ancona hand stamp with Arms in centre plus numeral 35 within circle & on reverse partial Ancona (1 Aug) arrival cds...
US$350
[18504]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES REGISTERED from GARIBALDI…  1940 (Sep 9)
[18504]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES REGISTERED from GARIBALDI…  1940 (Sep 9)
[18504] LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES REGISTERED from GARIBALDI… 1940 (Sep 9) Plain envelope registered to Rome bearing Libia 1.75 Lira in combination with Tripolitania 50c overprinted Libia & tied Garibaldi /Misurata cds & with matching registered label No 825 & with on reverse Tripoli (9 Sep) despatch & Roma Prati (11 Sep) arrival cds ..............Scarce wartime item from this small village
US$250
[18503]  LIBYA - ERITREA…ITALIAN COLONIES to MILITARY at ASMARA SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1941 (Feb 20)
[18503]  LIBYA - ERITREA…ITALIAN COLONIES to MILITARY at ASMARA SERVICE SUSPENDED…  1941 (Feb 20)
[18503] LIBYA - ERITREA…ITALIAN COLONIES to MILITARY at ASMARA SERVICE SUSPENDED… 1941 (Feb 20) Airmail envelope to Italian soldier at Posta Militaire N 2 at Asmara bearing Libia 75c in combination with Tripolitania 1 Lira overprinted Libia tied Tripoli cds & with black framed Al Mittente /Non Potuto Recapitare /Per Eventi Bellici hand stamp roughly translates Return to Sender Cannot Deliver Due to War Events ............................................ Rare item ingoing to the Eritrea Campaign that commenced 12 Jan 41 with Asmara falling to the Allies on 1 April.....There was no cover from this campaign in the Robert Johnson Service Suspended collection presented & auctioned by Cavendish on 3 June 2015
US$450
[18502]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES from MILITARY at SUANI BEN ADEM…  1940 (Jul 22)
[18502]  LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES from MILITARY at SUANI BEN ADEM…  1940 (Jul 22)
[18502] LIBYA - ITALY…WW2 ITALIAN COLONIES from MILITARY at SUANI BEN ADEM… 1940 (Jul 22) Plain envelope to Staggiano from Italian soldier 35 Lettore 4 Copsolde Posta Militaire No 220 bearing Libia pair 25c tied Suani Ben Adem cds & with on reverse Staggiano (27 Jul) arrival cds……Scarce from this smaller place
US$350
[18501]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES from SABRATHA VULPIA…  1938 (May 4)
[18501]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES from SABRATHA VULPIA…  1938 (May 4)
[18501] LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES from SABRATHA VULPIA… 1938 (May 4) Stimz Societa Tonnare Italiane Di Marsa Zuaga printed envelope by airmail to Trapani bearing Libia 50c in combination with Tripolitania 50c tied Sabratha Vulpia /Tripolitania cds & with on reverse partial Trapani (6 May) arrival cds...
US$250
[18500]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES from ZUARA …  1936 (Sep 7)
[18500]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES from ZUARA …  1936 (Sep 7)
[18500] LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES from ZUARA … 1936 (Sep 7) Plain envelope by airmail to Cortona bearing Libia 50c in combination with Tripolitania 50c tied Messaggre Zuara Tripoli cds & with on reverse Cortona /Arezzo (10 Sep) arrival cds...
US$150
[18499]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES AIRMAIL from MILITARY at ZANZUR…  1939 (Nov 20)
[18499]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES AIRMAIL from MILITARY at ZANZUR…  1939 (Nov 20)
[18499] LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES AIRMAIL from MILITARY at ZANZUR… 1939 (Nov 20) Plain envelope by airmail to Arezzo bearing combination Libia 50c & Tripolitania 50c overprinted Libia tied Zanzur cds with on reverse unframed violet 14 Reggimento Artiglieria G a. F. /90 Batteria hand stamp of Italian military unit in this small town in North West Libya
US$450
[18498]  LIBYA - RHODES…WW1 ITALIAN MILITARY HOSPITAL…  1918 (Jul 2)
[18498]  LIBYA - RHODES…WW1 ITALIAN MILITARY HOSPITAL…  1918 (Jul 2)
[18498] LIBYA - RHODES…WW1 ITALIAN MILITARY HOSPITAL… 1918 (Jul 2) Italian 10c printed stationary Post Card to Rhodes, Egeo cancelled Tolmetta/Cirenaica with alongside violet circular Ospedale Militaire /Tolmetta with Arms in centre hand stamp………………rare use to Aegean Islands from Italian Military Hospital
US$300
[18497]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES EXPRESS AIRMAIL…  1936 (Apr 26)
[18497]  LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES EXPRESS AIRMAIL…  1936 (Apr 26)
[18497] LIBYA - ITALY…ITALIAN COLONIES EXPRESS AIRMAIL… 1936 (Apr 26) Plain envelope by airmail to Naples bearing Libia 75c & scarce bi-lingual surcharged 1.25 lira on 60c Express adhesive tied faintish Tripoli cds with on reverse Posta Aerea /Roma (27 Apr) + Roma ferrovia /Espressi Transito (27 Apr) transit cds...
US$300
[17980]  ITALY - LIBYA...WW2 ITALIAN MILITARY in the FEZZAN...  1941 (Mar 5)
[17980]  ITALY - LIBYA...WW2 ITALIAN MILITARY in the FEZZAN...  1941 (Mar 5)
[17980] ITALY - LIBYA...WW2 ITALIAN MILITARY in the FEZZAN... 1941 (Mar 5) Italy 30c printed postal stationary card to military Captain at Posta Militare 41 from another soldier at Posta Militare 111 uprated with Flying Horse 50c tied Roma Aereo cds & forwarded in red ink to Comando Presidio di Murzuch, Sarara Libeo .......Scarce ingoing mail to the virtual uninhabited inhospitible barren desert of Murzuch in the heart of the Fezzan in the Sahara desert
US$350
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