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Suit: 8 of Clubs 
Country: Naples 
Name: Provisional Government Bourbon's Coat of Arms 
Year: 1860 
Denomination: 1/2 tornesi 
Description: Giuseppe Garibaldi captured Naples in 1860, liberating it from the Bourbon Monarchy. He established a provisional government and created 'new' provisional stamps. The new stamps were printed in blue instead of the rose color used by the Bourbons. The Trinacria (ancient name of Sicily) issue retained the Bourbon arms, but the 'G' for Grana was altered to a 'T' for Tornesi. Garibaldi devalued the stamp by half in an effort to reach out and communicate his political ideals with more of his people through the newspapers and other printed material. Only 100 stamps were printed. 
Color: Deep Blue 
Used/Unused: Used 
Perf/Imperf: Imperforate 
Cancel marks: Black cancel 
Catalog: Scott 8 

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