This set ( the original was issue on 1934 ) was overprinted on 1943 ( Brescia ) and 1944 (Verona).The issue of Brescia was made with I° type characters only ( Raffaello ), the issue of Verona was an imitation of Brescia issue. The issue overprinted with "Fascetti" was printed in Rome only.
Brescia printing exists only with I° type characters, issued by Austoni & Bontacchio Typography (caratteri Raffaello del I° tipo). Issue date was December 20 1943, the same date of all Brescia GNR overprinted issues. Their use, on letter, is very scarce like postage due but their use were beared as emergency franching in places when stamps lacked. In the picture above you can see the last stamp on the lower row ( 5Lire ). This stamp has ALWAYS inverted overprint. Values of 10 Lire and 20 Lire were not overprinted in Brescia because lacking of these sheets. Below quantity issued:
5c. - 20.000 items 30c. - 20.000 items 1L. - 20.000 items 10c. - 30.000 items 40c. - 10.000 items 2L. - 5.000 items 20c. - 20.000 items 50c. - 60.000 items 5L. - 2.000 items 25c. - 40.000 items (*) 60c. - 10.000 items (*) - 1.000 of this values were overprinted with inverted overprint, they are scarce.
This overprinted set was not issued and these stamps were sold to collectors. This set was overprinted from January to May 1944. Note last two stamps at right in the lower row, they are 10 Lire and 20 Lire that don' t exist in Brescia printing.
5c. - 10.600 items 30c. - ??? 1L. - 5.500 items 10c. - ??? 40c. - 10.700 items 2L. - 2.700 items 20c. - ??? 50c. - 1.200 items 5L. - 2.000 items 25c. - ??? 60c. - 1.000 items 10L. -21.700 items 20L. - 6.600 items Of the stamp of 10 Lire were burnt 18.509 pieces, of 20 Lire value were burnt 3.457 pieces.
This set was issued only at Rome on April 1944.These stamps were utilized as postage due and as emergency franching for lacking of ordinary mail stamps. They are commons, but scarce if on cover.