[Mail bag] The Milan Post Office 1849-1859: Cancellations and Postmarks Catalogue
by Giorgio Migliavacca
A book written by Luca De Battisti and Luca Savini, Vignola 2018, in Italian, hardbound, 480 color pages (8.5” x 11.5”), maps, 900 color illustrations, history and postal history overview, each section has its own bibliography, indexes. €50 (+ postage) Vaccari, firstname.lastname@example.org
The co-authors of this remarkable volume are the late Luca De Battisti and
Luca Savini who availed themselves of the collaboration of first class scholars.
This opus has five solid pillars:
- An historical overview;
- A comprehensive outline of Milanese postal history;
- Adhesive postage stamps;
- Tariffs and postal services; and
- A generously annotated Cancellations and Postmarks Catalogue (1849-1859) which takes up half of the pages of this volume.