issue of Alessandria
set was overprinted over 10 days before the ufficial issue of Fascetti by
Republican fascist Party of the city of Alessandria. This issue was decided
in respect at an ordinance of December 20, 1943 who declared all stamps with
Royal effigy, out of validity and forced Postal authorities to overprint all
stamps who showed the former-king ( Vittorio Emanuele III ). That ordinance
decided also the ink colors and type of overprints to adopt. Maybe this set
was overprinted only for philatelists or speculative purpose, not much stamps
were indeed overprinted and they were not distributed by Post offices, but
like a gift to political authorities of the city. In each case this set is
extremely rare and scarce, especially the stamp of 1,25 Lire and the special
delivery stamp of the same value.
: There are many sets counterfeits !