Friday, February 21, 2014


Rome - Italy: "Piazza del Popolo". Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars trees (populus in Latin, pioppo in Italian) after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name. More information in:
[stamp] 1929 stamp of Cyrenaica, eastern part of the Italian colony of Libya at that time. Stamp of Italy, type 1926 "Milizia/Previdenza" (different issues with different denominations and colors) overprinted for use in Cyrenaica; similar overprinted stamps for Cyrenaica were also issued in 1927 and 1930; same issues were also made for Tripolitania. More information about the fascist "Milizia" in: