Philatelic materials related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression
, officially the Italian Republic is a unitary
parliamentary republic in Europe. with population of 61 million.
Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with
and Vatican City.
Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2
and has a largely temperate seasonal
climate or Mediterranean climate; due to its shape, it is often
referred to in Italy as lo Stivale (the Boot).
As Italy was not unified until 1861, its early postal history is tied
to the various kingdoms and smaller realms that ruled in the peninsula.
Following the unification of Italy during 1860 and 1861, stamps in use in each of the territories
that joined Italy were withdrawn from circulation and replaced with the stamps of the Sardinian kingdom.
The transition took place in Modena, Parma and Romagna on February 1, 1860, in Naples on September 15, 1862
(although local authorities had previously printed stamps depicting the coat of arms of Savoy),
and in the Papal States - only in 1870.
Matraire's stamps were reprinted several times, and those printed after 17 March 1861 are usually
considered the first stamps of the Kingdom of Italy.
Official stamps of Italy related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression through Philately
|07.11.2022 "Refugees from Ukraine"