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Lombardy - Venetia

Saturday, June 1, 1850

  Austrian possession 1

LomVen1
  Lombardy-Venetia #1  

Imperforate, handmade paper, watermark KKHM or no watermark, typography.
Printed by Kaiserliche Köningliche Hof- und Staatsdrückerei.

Description # issued Scott #
5 centesimi yellow
3,550,000 1
10 centesimi black
2,410,000 3
15 centesimi red
11,200,000 4
30 centesimi brown
8,054,000 5
45 centesimi blue
11,590,000 6

These stamps were invalidated as of December 31, 1858.
There is no Scott #2.

Stamps issued by plate number
Description Plate number # issued
15 centesimi red
1 975,000
15 centesimi red
2 1,155,000
15 centesimi red
3 2,430,000
15 centesimi red
4 1,000,000
15 centesimi red
5 5,640,000
30 centesimi brown
1 4,200,000
30 centesimi brown
2 2,875,000
30 centesimi brown
3 975,000
45 centesimi blue
1 3,910,000
45 centesimi blue
2 3,940,000
45 centesimi blue
3 3,740,000

Except for the 5 centesimi, the stamps were later issued on machine made paper:

Description Date # issued Scott #
15 centesimi
December 1854
14.600.000 4g
30 centesimi
May 1855
8.981.000 5b
45 centesimi
December 1856
5.265.000 6d
10 centesimi
July 1857
815.000 3c

All issue quantities are approximate.

Austria simultaneously with its own #1 issued a stamp for northern Italy, which was then part of the Austrian empire, but was gradually annexed to Italian states over following decades.

Much more information is available in both Italian and English on the First issue of the Lombardy-Venetia stamps and at Antichi Stati Italiani.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 17 Page credit: JA

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