Italy 1924 Definitives - overprinted 1924

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  • Edition : "Regno del Regno d'Italia", definitive stamps of the issue "Overprinted definitives of 1924"; issue of 4 stamps with overprints
  • Issue Date :
01 January 1924 ( Michel No. 166I)
January 1924 (Michel No. 171, 218)
February 1924 (Michel No. 170I)
  • Catalogue numbers : Michel: No. 166I, 170I, 171, 218; Yvert & Tellier: No. 128, 131, 170,171, ; Scott: No. 147, 151, 152, 153
7½ Cent. on 85 C.: red or brown (type Michetti to left without water = Michel No. 134 from 1920 with overprint)
20 Cent. on 25 C.: blue (type Michetti type left without water = Michel No. 186 from 1923 with overprint)
25 Cent. on 45 C.: greygreen (type floreale = Michel No. 81 from 1901 with overprint)
25 Cent on 60 C.: blue (type Michetti to left without water = Michel No. 126 from 1923 with overprint)
  • Watermark : Italy No.1 (crown)
  • Colors :
7½ C. on 85 C.: brownish red (type I) or red (lacking colors) (type Michetti to left without water)
20 C. on 25 C.: blue (type Michetti to left without water)
25 C. on 60 C.: blue (type Michetti to left without water)
25 C. on 45 C.: grey green (type floreale)
  • Nominal values :
7½ Cent (Centesimi) - 20 Cent. (Centesimi) - 25 Cent. (Centesimi)
  • Overprint type :
type I : Michel No. 166I: "C" high 2.8 mm, large "7½"
type I : Michel No. 179I: surcharge bars high 2.8 mm (not 3.2 mm)
  • Postage validity :
to 31 December 1925 (Michel No. 170I, 171, 218)
to 31 May 1928 (Michel No. 166I)
  • Created by :
Francesco Paolo Michetti (1851-1929) (type Michetti)
Guiseppe Cellini (1855-1940) (type Floreal)
  • Printed by : "Officina Carte Valori", Turin
  • Print Process : letterpress printing
  • Perforation : comb perforation, K 14
  • Stamp Size : printed area of a single stamp: 18.0 x 22.0 mm


Definitive stamps of the issue "Overprinted definitives of 1924" (4 stamps)

Michel No. 166I, 7½ C. on 85, redbrown
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Michel No. 218, 20 C. on 25, blue
25 C. on 60, blue, overprint type I
Michel No. 171, 25 C. on 45 C., grey green


7½ C. on 85 C., 20 C. on 25 C., 25C. on 60 C.: The stamp motive shows a side effigy of King Victor Emanuel III of Italy with view to left (type Michetti to left with water and without water).
25 C. on 45 C.: The stamp motive shows a frontal portrait of King Victor Emanuel III of Italy with floreal ornaments (type floreal)