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Franco Bollo Postale. These stamps were from independent Italian states before the unification of Italy through the 1860s and 70s (Italy actually fought three wars of independence). These are specifically fro  m Roman States, which started issuing their own stamps in 1852, and discontinued in 1870, when they joined the unified Italy and started using Italian stamps. The problem? There are A LOT of forgeries of Roman States stamps out there. I bet these are forgeries but we'll see.

Franco Bollo Postale. These stamps were from independent Italian states before the unification of Italy through the 1860s and 70s (Italy actually fought three wars of independence). These are specifically fro m Roman States, which started issuing their own stamps in 1852, and discontinued in 1870, when they joined the unified Italy and started using Italian stamps. The problem? There are A LOT of forgeries of Roman States stamps out there. I bet these are forgeries but we'll see.

Line infantry from Sardinia (Piedmont) in the 1859 war

Line infantry from Sardinia (Piedmont) in the 1859 war

Brazilian stamp, via Flickr.

Brazilian stamp, via Flickr.

Brazilian artillery commanded by Colonel Mallet during the Paraguayan War, 1866.

Brazilian artillery commanded by Colonel Mallet during the Paraguayan War, 1866.

Argentina postage stamps | Postage stamp Argentina 1936 Oil Well, Petroleum — Stock Photo ...

Argentina postage stamps | Postage stamp Argentina 1936 Oil Well, Petroleum — Stock Photo ...

1859 Solferino - Volunteers of the regiment of the Imperial Army  1859 Solferino - Regiment de voltigeurs de la guarde imperiale

1859 Solferino - Volunteers of the regiment of the Imperial Army 1859 Solferino - Regiment de voltigeurs de la guarde imperiale

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