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Fabulous Firsts:
Lombardy-Venetia (June 1, 1850)

We open our study of the First Issue of Lombardy-Venetia with excerpts from a World of Stamps article by Geir Sør-Reime:

The first Italian area that issued stamps, 152 years ago, was an area under foreign rule. The Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia was a part of the Austrian empire, with a
resident viceroy.

This kingdom was established after the collapse of Napoleon, and united the former duchy of Milan and the former republic of Venice into the Lombardo-Venetian
kingdom. It was in fact a kind of compensation for the Austrian loss of the Austrian Netherlands. …

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