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C. 1900 - 1918 Collection of Italian Infantry Regimental Commemorative Postcards
Italy: Various, 1900. Collection of 102 postcards, loosely inserted via corners only in two circa 1910 'Cartoline Postali' albums; 2 cards per leaf, back to back; some postally used, others not; conveniently organized by regimental number, beginning with No. 1 Savoia Reggimento Fanteria and proceeding to the 117th, Brigata Padova; occasionally, more than one card for a regiment; often, details are given via illustration and text concerning the campaigns of these units and their participation in various battles, many with commemorative notations regarding the unification in 1848; most of the cards are color illustrated, a couple are black & white or monotone and all are different, done by various Italian publishers and printers and different dates, circa 1900 - 1918, with most from before the first world war; the albums approx. 5" x 7" size; bound in blue cloth with red and gilt decorations; albums worn, rubbed, pages are of a brittle paper with ornate printed borders, paper corners split on some pages, some pages loose; some of the cards with some light wear, especially those which had gone through the mails; all are in at least very good condition and usually better; a very interesting and specific collection detailing via imagery Italian military history in the early part of the 20th century.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.
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Last Found On: 2014-12-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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