Dr. Thomas Mathà: International Mail Crossing the Italian Peninsula 1815-1852

Published on Author José Ramón Moreno
Paris to Naples January 2, 1833 by Royal Courier via Rome. Personal letter from Louis Philippe, King of France to Ferninand II, King of Both Sicilies

The book is a thorough study of Italian international transit mail across the Peninsula from 1815 to 1852. The book covers the five main postal conventions concluded between Sardinia, Austria and France relating to transit through the Papal States, Naples and Tuscany, with special attention to the entry and exit marks. In addition, it is illustrated with the necessary maps showing the routes of the illustrated letters. These letters are described in detail with respect to rates and stamps. The seven-pages index is a great help for finding cities and marks.  All this makes the book very understandable for non-post historians.

This hardcover color edition, consisting of 244 pages, can only by ordered by pre-subscription. The price is (including shipping costs) is: € 40 for countries within the EU and € 45 for non-EU countries. Order and prepayment before September 10th, 2017 on account KBC IBAN 17 7350 4672 8221 (BIC KREDBEBB) entitled “Magna Colligentes / MATHA Book “ with your full name and address (for shipping).

La Marque Postale, a philatelic society that stimulates post historical study and research since 1952, has the pleasure of introducing here a new project, called MAGNA COLLECTIO. Before breaking up important and/or very interesting collections into individual items and runing the risk of losing valuable and important research for future generations, La Marque Postale’s main goal is the safeguarding and publishing of such research in an extremely limited edition.  This by using its specially designed label “MAGNA COLLECTIO”. This series will include books of fascinating and exceptional collections that contains outstanding covers and informative data.


Dr. Thomas Màtha’s INTERNATIONAL MAIL CROSSING THE ITALIAN PENNINSULA 1815-1852, has been selected as the first title of this project.