San Marino stamps

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Flag of San Marino

Republic of San Marino is a small republic situated on the slopes of Mount Titano, on the Adriatic side of central Italy (between the Romagna and the Marche regions). SAN MARINO surrounded on all sides by the Republic of Italy. The republic's area of 23.5 square miles (61 square km) makes it the smallest independent state in Europe after Vatican City and Monaco and, until the independence of Nauru (1968), the smallest republic in the world.

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#266-9

#270-1#C55

Scott: #266-8P, #269-71O, #C55O

Issued: 24.12.1947

Centenary, US Stamps

#1 Inside #266-71, #C55: US #1O

#2 Inside #267, #269-71: US #2O

#122 Inside #267, #269-71: US #122O


#426 #C100

Scott: #426O, #C100O

Issued: 8.10.1958

Centenary of the Stamps of Naples

nap05 Inside #426: Two Sicilies #5O

#7 Inside #C100: Two Sicilies #7O

To learn more – visit: The stamps of the OLD ITALIAN STATES

 

History of Italy


#437&#C109

Scott: #437O, #C109O

Issued: 29.8.1959

Centenary of the Stamps of Romagna

#1 Inside #437: Romagna #1O

#4 Inside #C109: Romagna #4O

To learn more – visit: The stamps of the OLD ITALIAN STATES

History of Italy


#C110

Scott: #439-43P, #444-5O, #C110O

Issued: 16.10.1959

Centenary of the Stamps of Sicily

#10

#11a

Inside #439: Two Sicilies #10O

Inside #440: Two Sicilies #11aO

#13

#14

Inside #441: Two Sicilies #13O

Inside #442: Two Sicilies #14aO

#16

#17

Inside #443: Two Sicilies #16O

Inside #444: Two Sicilies #17O

#18

Inside #445, #C110: Two Sicilies #18O

To learn more – visit:The stamps of the OLD ITALIAN STATES

History of Italy


#487-489

Scott: #487-9O

Issued: 5.9.1961

Centenary of Independence Philatelic Exhibition

sard4-2 Inside #487-9: Sardinia #11aO

To learn more – visit:The stamps of the OLD ITALIAN STATES

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#911 #912 #913

#914 #915

Scott: #911-5O

Issued: 15.6.1977

Centenary of San Marino Stamps

#22 Inside #911-5: San Marino Type A2O (B) (Pic of #22)


#916

Scott: #916O

Issued: 28.8.1977

Congress of Italian Philatelists' Union

Inside #916: Pseudo Stamp

Scott: #916aO


#994

Scott: #994O

Issued: 18.9.1980

Robert Stolz, "Philatelic Waltz" Score

Inside #994: Pseudo Stamp


#1139

Scott: #1139O

Issued: 29.8.1987

OLYMPHILEX '87

Inside #1139: Pseudo Stamp


#1148 #1149 #1150

#1151 #1152

Scott: #1148-52P

Issued: 17.3.1988

Promote Stamp Collecting

#81

#B25

#859

Inside #1148: San Marino #81O

Inside #1148: San Marino #B25O

Inside #1148: San Marino #859O

#C11

Inside #1149: San Marino #C11O

#349

+RSM M1236

Inside #1150: San Marino #349O

Inside #1150: San Marino #1006O

(thanks to Komlóssy Zoltán for the scan)

 

#944

#1031

Inside #1151: San Marino #944O

Inside #1151: San Marino #1031O

 

#303

#1081

#308

Inside #1152: San Marino #303O

Inside #1152: San Marino #1081O

Inside #1152: San Marino #308O


#1179-82

Scott: #1179-83P

Issued: 13.5.1989

Postal History, Promote Stamp Collecting

#916 Inside #1179: San Marino #916O

#1151 Inside #1180: San Marino #1151O

#47 Inside #1181: Italy #47P

Scan not available Inside #1182: San Marino Type SP3 EssayO?


#1225-6

#1227

#1228-9

Scott: #1225-9O

Issued: 12.2.1991

Promote Stamp Collecting

Inside #1225-9: Stamp Collecting


#1401-4

Scott: #1401-4O

Issued: 27.6.1997

120th Anniversary, First San Marino Stamps

Inside #1401-2, #1404: None-Postal Personage

Inside #1403: San Marino Postal Card MiPl-Vignette Detail

#1404a

Scott: #1404aO

Public postal services were introduced for San Marino on 7 October 1607, with a "Postillion who will go to collect and carry the letters to the Post Office at Rimini". Two centuries later, in 1833, the Republic’s own proper post office was opened, in a palazzo which overlooked the Pianello. However, the mail was franked, eventually, only in the Rimini office, first Papal, then Sardinian and finally Italian, up to 1852 with the simple handstamp Affrancata and after that with postage stamps.

It was only on 1 January 1863, when new postal regulations came into force in Italy and established that a double tax was payable on unfranked letters, that San Marino decided to provide itself with postage stamps : Italian stamps were therefore obtained in Rimini according to need. When the first postal treaty with Italy was signed on 7 February 1865 San Marino decided to carry on with the use of Italian stamps, at least "for now", since a restricted postal traffic did not yet justify the production of their own stamps. Ten years later, however, the situation had changed.

On 2 March 1877 a postal convention between partners of equal status was signed, as a result of which the two administration retained "for themselves and in its entirety, the tax received by their respective offices" for the franking of letters ; a franking which must "be represented by the postage stamps in use in the respective states". It was thus that San Marino became the first of the small European states to provide itself with its own stamps. They came into use on 1 August 1877, a month later than had been foreseen in the Convention, because of delays in the delivery of supplies on the part of the Italian government printing works.

The people who conceived and promoted these stamps: individuals who are quite well know, but only to specialist in the field and who have never before been remembered with a stamp, one of those actual "pieces of paper" which played such an important part in their lives.

The first is Count Giovanni Battista Barbavera di Gravellona, who became Director-General of the Sardinian Post Office in 1859, which later became the Italian Post Office, a position he held until 1 February 1880, as well as being a Senator of the Kingdom. His signature appears at the foot of both the postal conventions between San Marino and Italy, alongside those of the two great Councillors and Plenipotentiaries of the Republic, Count Cibrario in 1865 and Senator Vigliani in 1877.

The second is Enrico Repettati, chief engraver for the Officina Carte Valori in Turin (which appears in the background of the stamp), who designed and engraved, or at the very least oversaw the production of, all the postal values issued by San Marino in the 19th century.

The third is Otto Bickel, the active and often unjustly criticised German dealer in stamps, fossils and virtually anything that could be collected, who resided in San Marino between 1891 and 1894, diffusing knowledge and promoting the collection of the Republic’s postal values through the multi-lingual monthly San Marino-Philatelist and his original illustrated envelopes.

Last but no means least is Alfredo Reffi, Sammarinese stamp dealer and publisher of many distinguished postcards (one of which appears as the background of the stamp), and who was many times a Captain-Regent, who promoted the stamps of San Marino in a intelligent manner, at first with his sales lists and then in the 1930s through an elegant and well-documented catalogue.

Each of the four individuals is pictured within a frame that is inspired in design and colour by the four stamps of 1877, as is the case with the coat of arms reproduced on each sheet.

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#1427 #1428

Scott: #1427-8O

Issued: 28.8.1998

50th Anniversary of Riccione, Italian International Stamp Fair

Inside #1427-8: Pseudo Stamp


#1430

Scott: #1430O

Issued: 23.10.1998

Italia '98

Inside #1430: Pseudo Stamp


Scott: #1517O

Issued: 9.10.2001

Dialogue among Civilizations

Inside #1517: Pseudo Stamp on Envelope

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert


#1539

Scott: #1539O

Issued: 3.6.2002

125th Anniversary, Stamps of San Marino

#1 Inside #1539a-d: San Marino #1O

#7 Inside #1539a-d: San Marino #7O

#11 Inside #1539a-d: San Marino #11O

#15 Inside #1539a-d: San Marino #15O

#17 Inside #1539a-d: San Marino #17O

#1539a#1539b#1539c#1539d

Scott: #1539a-dO


#1561

Scott: #1561O

Issued: 18.3.2003

Varonafil Exhibition 2003

SOS on tab, left or right

#649 Inside #1561: Spain #649O

#175  Inside #1561: Sweden #175P

#33 Inside #1561: Yugoslavia #33O

#481 Inside #1561: Italy #481O


2006-17

Scott: #1767aO

Issued: 5.4.2006

Philatelic Exhibition “Le due Repubbliche

Inside #1767a: Pseudo Stamps

Philatelic exhibition Le Due Repubbliche, (April 8 to May 7, 2006). Souvenir sheet containing one stamp from each country.

Identical stamps part of a common souvenir sheet. Each country issued its own siamese souvenir sheet. They can be differentiated with the order in which the stamp are presented. Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome, home of the Italian Parliament and Palazzo Pubblico, San Marino, seat of the San Marino government. On the souvenir sheet, two female figures, wearing national colors, are holding their respective buildings and states. The stamps from the souvenir sheets bear on the back gummed side the text "VALIDO POSTALMENTE SOLO IN ITALIA" on the Italian stamp and "VALIDO POSTALMENTE SOLO A SAN MARINO" on the San Marino stamp.

http://www.jointstampissues.net/new_issues/news2006_01_04.htm


#1707

Scott: #1707O

Issued: 23.1.2007

Announcement of Philatelic Event –

Glaray, Expert of San Marino Postage Stamp collecting and History

 

Inside #1707: San Marino Stamps on Envelope Type A2

#16 Inside #1707: San Marino #16O

#18 Inside #1707: San Marino #18O

#7 Inside #1707: San Marino #7O

#1 Inside #1707: San Marino #1O

#11 Inside #1707: San Marino #11O (Partly)

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi


2008A2008A1

Scott: #1756-7O

Issued: 13.6.2008

Europa - The Letter

italy offices abroad #7 Inside #1756: Italian Offices Abroad #7O

Inside #1756: Imprinted indicia on an official Postage Paid envelope from Vanuatu

 

#276 Inside #1757: U.S. #276O (?)

Inside #1757: TBI (?)

%23813%23815#816

Lou Guadagno suggested: Italy #813, #815 and #816

Thanks to Prof. Plinio Richelmi and Lou Guadagno

See also Martin Hirschbuhl article on SOS Signal Number 39.


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 11.10.2011

Alcide De Gasperi

 Inside #????: Italy #464

 Inside #????: Italy #464A

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #????-?O

Issued: 03.04.2013

Europe 2013 – Mail vehicles

Inside #????: Stamp On Envelope - TBI


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