Bustere Lettere Postali Charity Stamp
The B.L.P. overprint on this 1923 issue
stands for Bustere Lettere Postali.
In 1922-1923 the Italian government sold stamps overprinted "B.L.P." (Bustere Lettere Postali) to the National Federation for Supporting War Invalids. The federation bought the stamps at a discount from face value and then affixed them to envelopes that were sold for five cenetesimi less than the face value. Revenue was generated by selling advertising on the envelopes.
Kloetzel, James E .ed. "Italy." 2009 Standard Stamp Catalogue. 2008.
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