ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC
Stamps issued: 1944
The Italian puppet state under Mussolini, which nominally ruled those areas under German occupation during the final days of World War II.
Stamps issued: 1912-1940
A number of Italian issues were overprinted with names of the various Aegean islands, including Calchi, Calino, Caso, Coo, Fero, Fisso, Nisiro, Patmo, Piscopi, Rhodes (Rodi), Scarpanto, Simi and Stampalia.