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Italy -
was part of the Holy Roman Empire under Otto in 962. Napoleon I was crowned king of Italy in 1805. Unification was achieved under Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia, aided by Camillo Cavour and Giuseppe Garibaldi. Benito Mussolini came to power in 1922, Abyssinia was conquered, 1935-1936, and Albania was annexed in 1939. Alliance with Hitler during World War II led to the end of the Italian Empire. The monachy was abolished and Italy became a republic in 1946. (the names above have links at this site to a biography of people on stamps - a great work! - aj)
Postage stamps have been issued since 1862

Ufficio Principale Filatelico
Via Mario de' Fiori, 103/A
00187 Rome, Italy

CIA Data on Italy :
Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
Independence: 17 March 1861 (Kingdom of Italy proclaimed)

FSFI - Federazione fra le Società Filateliche Italiane
Casella postale 227
  • Telefono e Fax: 0541.28420
  • E-mail: [email protected]

    Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Italy

    Italian issues - Linn's: Base Atlantica (1943-44)
    During World War II, the Supreme Commander of Italian submarine forces authorized the overprinting of a number of Italian stamps for use by Italian military personnel stationed in Bordeaux, France.

    Antichi Stati Italiani / Old Italian States

    Stamps of the Italian Social Republic
    by Giorgio Bifani - A short history of World War II in English (edited by yours truly) and Italian.

    Catalogs and Albums

    Italy (& Specialized) - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
    Including: Italy, Italian: States, Colonies, Italian East Africe
    Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.

    Italian catalogs: APS's WPID data is in ASCII comma delimited format
  • MAIN catalog to 1/1989 with
  • Occupation Issues:
    Austria, Germany, Croatia, Yugoslavia
  • Social Republic 1943-44
  • Selected Colonies:
    Castelrosso, Aegean Islands, Ethiopia, Saseno
  • Allied Military Gov. Occupation
  • Local Issues
  • Offices Abroad (General Issues):
    China, Crete, Africa (Libya), Ottomon (Turkish) Empire
  • Polish Corps in Italy 1945-46
  • Two Sicilies 1861: Neopolitan Provinces of the Kingdon of the Two Sicilies (dead country; all issues)

    ...The data can be imported into a database program such as Access, Approach, dBase, Foxpro, Paradox etc.

    Also the data has not been updated in a number of years... - others are needed to continue this task.

    ftp sites for the WPID data:; use this one.
    To enter new information contact the co-ordinator J. M. Myerson ([email protected])
    Computers in Philately Committee
    c/o Lois M. Evans-de Violini, Chairperson
    P. O. Box 5025, Oxnard, CA 93031 USA
    e-mail: [email protected]
  • going Postal...

    Poste Italiane
    Poste Italiane S.p.A.
    IT-00144 Rome, Italy
    (from a Swedish philatelic site)

    Current Italian/Euro Postal Rates

    Postage rates

    Codici di Avviamento Postale Italiani/Italian ZIP Codes

    I Codici di Avviamento Postale Italiani (Italian Zip Codes) - Regioni Province Comuni


    Correspondence: Ente Poste Italiane
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    Viale Europa 190
    00144 Rome,Italy

    Mr Carlo Petrini
    Tel: +39.6.5942277, Fax: +39.6.540589

    Ms Francesca Coratella
    International Mail Service
    Tel: +39.6.59583691
    Fax: +39.6.5942532

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