Thursday, September 5, 2013


Postal stamps issued during the Italian colonial period in Libya.
1921 and following, "Pictorial Set" ("Serie Pittorica"). The subject is the bow with rostrum of a "galea" (or "galera") an ancient Roman warship. More information in:
Symbolic design with the skyline of the old city of Tripoli in the background. The frame of the stamps shows islamic decorations from the atrium of Gurgi Mosque in Tripoli. Stamp designer: Paolo Paschetto
Suggested reading: "Libia, la Serie Pittorica" by Michele Picardi [Poste Italiane 1993]
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