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Neapolitan Provinces

Thursday, February 14, 1861

Italian State 9  

Neapolitan Provinces Scott #1
  Two Sicilies Scott #19  

Imperforate, machine-made paper, no watermark, lithographed, embossed.
Printed by Francesco Matraire of Turin.

Listed in Scott under Two Sicilies
Description # printed Scott #
February 14, 1861
½ tornese green
? 19
1 grano black
? 21
2 grana blue
? 22
5 grana carmine rose
? 23
20 grana yellow
? 26
March 15, 1861
10 grana orange
? 25
March 17, 1861
50 grana gray
? 27
April 17, 1861
½ grano bister
? 20

There is no Scott #24.
These stamps were invalid as of October 1, 1862 when they were replaced by stamps of Sardinia. Use until October 15 is known.

The Two Sicilies were comprised of the island of Sicily and the lower half of the Appenine Peninsula on the Italian mainland. See Naples and Sicily for the other stamps issued.

Much more information is available in both Italian and English at Antichi Stati Italiani.

FI ref: 98 Page credit: JA

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