Sunday, May 13, 2012

Italy: Alitalia airmail labels

Here are the labels issued by Alitalia (Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali / Linee Aeree Italiane)

Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A. was established on 16 September 1946 as Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali, more commonly known as Alitalia, an Italian portmanteau of the words ali (wings) and Italia (Italy). It started operations on 5 May 1947, in which year it carried over 10,000 passengers. The inaugural flight was with a Fiat G-12 Alcione, piloted by Virginio Reinero from Turin to Catania and Rome.The first intercontinental flight left a year later, flying between Milan and cities in South America(wikipedia) 

Year: 1948, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: ITA-B-33, rouletted VL, booklets with 5 V strips of
5, olive-green/red/white, 3***

Year: 1962, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: ITA-B-34, rouletted, sheets, red/green/blue/white,

Year: approx.1965, Gummed. Günter Mair's catalogue no: ITA-B-35, imperforated, black/red/green/dark grey-blue/white, 2**

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