Prestige Philately Auction 208 CatalogueITALY
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1930 real photo card of Benito Mussolini (in top hat) & the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio, unused; also a note in English signed "D'Annunzio". [d'Annunzio was a WWI hero & Mussolini's favourite poet. In 1919, he seized power in Fiume where he later declared war on Italy!]
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FIUME & TRIESTE: Attractive Fiume group including Undivided Backs x6 (one with Austrian stamp & 'GRUZ/GRAVOSA' cds & two with Hungarian stamps & 'FIUME' cds), two with embossed Flags, etc; Trieste Undivided Back with Domenico Rossetti illustrations on both sides with Austrian stamp & 'TRIEST/ A /TRIESTE' cds, and 1911 busy scene at Grado with Austrian stamp & 'GRADO' cds, one other; and Zara street scene & Dalmatia Costumes x3 all unused but with Zara Overprints on the views; generally fine to very fine. Very scarce group reflecting the fascinating political history of this area. Ex Keith Harrison.
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