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Italian States


MODENA
Stamps issued: 1852-1859

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10c Coat of Arms single

Former duchy in northern Italy. In 1859, the duchy was overthrown, and in 1860 the area merged with Sardinia, whose issues came into use.

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Current map of Modena


PARMA
Stamps issued: 1852-1859

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10c Crown and Fleur-de-lis single

Former duchy in northern Italy. Parma was annexed to Sardinia in 1860.

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Current map of Parma


ROMAGNA
Stamps issued: 1859

For Roman States see Vatican City - Roman States

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6b Numeral single

A territory in north-central Italy, under papal rule after 1503. In 1859 a provisional government replaced the papal authorities, and in 1860 Romagna was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia.

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Current map of Romagna


SARDINIA
Stamps issued: 1851-1863

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20c King Victor Emmanuel II single

A former kingdom in northwestern Italy. The Sardinian House of Savoy led the Italian nationalist movement, absorbing most of the many Italian states during 1859-61. In 1861, the Sardinian kingdom became the Kingdom of Italy, which began to issue stamps in 1862.

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Current map of Sardinia


TUSCANY
Stamps issued: 1851-1860

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1q Lion of Tuscany single

A former grand duchy in west-central Italy. In 1859, the duke was deposed, and in 1860 Tuscany was united with Sardinia.

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Current map of Tuscany


TWO SICILIES - NAPLES
Stamps issued: 1858-1862

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10g Coat of Arms single

Former kingdom comprising southern Italy and Sicily. First created by the Normans in the 11th century, the kingdom passed through various hands until the Bourbon dynasty was overthrown by Garibaldi in 1860. The area was united with Sardinia in 1860, and Italian stamps have been used since 1862.

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TWO SICILIES - SICILY
Stamps issued: 1859-1862

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2g King Ferdinand II single

Former kingdom comprising southern Italy and Sicily. First created by the Normans in the 11th century, the kingdom passed through various hands until the Bourbon dynasty was overthrown by Garibaldi in 1860. The area was united with Sardinia in 1860, and Italian stamps have been used since 1862.

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