• Address
    VACCARI s.r.l.
    Philately - Books

    Via M.Buonarroti, 46
    41058 Vignola (Mo)

    Tel. (+39) 059 771 251
    Tel. (+39) 059 764 106
    Fax (+39) 059 760 157
    E-Mail: info@vaccari.it
    Web: http://www.vaccari.it
  • About Vaccari

    Vaccari PHILATELY, specialised in Italian philately, from the Ancient states to the Kingdom up to the first years of the Republic, deals with classics and rarities, ancient and modern postage stamps, letters and postal history. It acts mainly net price and public auction sales, which offer also Trieste AMG-VG/FTT, Italian offices abroad, colonies, occupations and military mail, varieties, sea/lake routes, postal stationery, fiscals, air mail, foreign countries, miscellaneous and curiosities, lots and collections.
    It effects direct purchase and/or sale or return for any kind of items to be introduced in the periodic sales.

    It has been in both home and international markets since 1977, when Paolo Vaccari opened his Studio. It places its tradition and experience at the service of the philatelic collecting world to grant the services it offers.

    All material sold by Vaccari s.r.l. is granted genuine; when signed by Paolo Vaccari, in case of high catalogue quotation, it is accompanied by guarantee certificate.

    Among his many activities, Paolo Vaccari (passed away on 10 October 2022), well known internationally as one of the best experts in Old Italian States, has been working together with London British Library in the listing of the Italian part of the famous Tapling Collection.

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Terms and Conditions


Last update April 2024
The following conditions (“Terms of Sale”) shall apply to the sale of products (hereinafter simply the “lots”) that VACCARI S.r.l., with offices in Via M.Buonarroti n.46, Vignola (Mo - Italy), e-mail info@vaccari.it, ph. +39 059771251, fax +39 059760157 (hereinafter also simply the “Vendor”), sells through the catalogue “ASTA - AUCTION” (Modena Police Offices Authorization of 13/4/2018) and for which the “Customer” may send bids to VACCARI S.r.l., through the website identified by the domain name www.vaccari.it (the “Website”), or by viewing the lots in the sale catalogue “ASTA - AUCTION”.
- For orders placed through the Website, by clicking on the checkbox “I accept” in the order summary section, the Customer confirms that he/she understands and agrees to these Terms of Sale in their entirety. In the event these Terms of Sale are not accepted, no product may be ordered from the Website.
Before sending bids, by sending the order form, the Customer is required to carefully read the Terms of Sale, and to print and save a copy for his/her personal records. After carefully reviewing the order, the Customer must agree to the Terms of Sale and acknowledge that he/she is placing an order with an obligation to pay (in case of knocking-down in his/her favour), by ticking the box “I accept the General terms of sale and I am aware that this is an order with payment obligation” in order to confirm his/her complete and binding acceptance of the Terms of Sale and then click on the button “send your order” to proceed with the sending of his/her bids.
- For orders placed by other means, by sending the order the Customer acknowledges that he/she understands and agrees to the following Terms of Sale in their entirety.
- The order form will be stored in the Vendor’s database for the amount of time it takes to process the order and as required by law.
Purchases may only be made by:
(a) persons of legal age,
(b) persons with the legal capacity to enter into contracts.
If the Customer is a minor or is not legally permitted to enter into a contract, a parent or legal guardian must enter an order and agree to these Terms of Sale on that individual’s behalf. Any order made in violation of this provision shall be null and void.
- When placing an order the Customer will be requested to provide valid and up-to-date personal information, including his/her name, address, post code, fiscal code and e-mail address for the execution of the contract.
- Upon completion of the order process, the Customer will be asked to provide further personal information, including shipping address and payment details.
Resellers shall also transmit, besides their VAT number and fiscal code, any details necessary for the invoice.
- The Customer warrants that all personal information provided is true and correct.
All lots are guaranteed to meet the descriptions contained in the catalogue “ASTA - AUCTION” and on the Website. The description of the lots is effected with the greatest care and in good faith, stating, for most of them, their quality and/or the postage stamp quality. Most lots have been reproduced in colour (also on the Website) and the reproduction is integral part of the description. The numbers in parenthesis at the end of each description indicate the Vendor references.
Any changes in case of mistakes are clearly indicated and included in the catalogue on the Website, which is, therefore, the one to be considered valid.
In the description of each lot in the catalogue “ASTA - AUCTION” the reserve - or minimum price agreed - is expressed in euro.
Bids below that price will not be taken into consideration.
Any changes in case of mistakes are clearly indicated and included in the catalogue on the Website, which is, therefore, the one to be considered valid.
NO REQUESTS FOR BIDS ONLY BY PHONE WILL BE ACCEPTED: it is necessary to send the order via post, fax, e-mail, internet (secure server).
- By sending the order the Customer sends to the Vendor his/her bid for one or more lots that the Customer has placed within the order. The Vendor reserves the right to refuse any order for reasons of expediency. The Vendor may also refuse, reject, or cancel an order in the event of pending litigation relating to the payment of a previous order, or if it deems that the Customer has violated the Terms of Sale, or for other legitimate reasons.
- Upon receipt of the order sent via e-mail or the Website by the Customer, the Vendor will send the Customer, via e-mail, confirmation of order receipt.
- REFERENCES: Customers not known to Vaccari S.r.l., in order to make their bids accepted (above all for phone and live bidding), should send reliable philatelic and/or bank references and they should send, together with the order form, copy (both sides) of identity document.
- Those who will view the lots are liable for any damage they may cause to the lots.
- The Vendor avails itself of the unobjectionable faculty of joining, dividing or withdrawing any lot from the sale, of rejecting any bid, of cancelling any knocking-down in case of dispute.
- The joining of lots will not be possible (the live bidding system does not allow this procedure).
- Those who will send their bids, even on behalf of other Customers (agents), will abide in full by the Terms of Sale herewith, answering for the purchase in full.
- Mail bids can be sent via post, using the order form, fax, e-mail, internet (secure server), and should be received by the Vendor not later than 5 p.m. (local time) on Friday 17 May 2024.
- In any bid, rounding up will be effected at the euro unit - NO DECIMALS.
- No complaints due to mistakes or negligence in filling written bid-forms will be accepted.
- NO “upon examination” bids or open choices between different lots will be accepted.
- During the auction, mail offers are managed up to the maximum amount indicated by the Customer.
- From the Website: after selecting a lot and digiting the bid, click the “hammer” to add the bid in the shopping cart. The Customer may then send additional bids for other lots and add them to the cart or proceed to check out by clicking on the button “proceed to fill personal data”; it is also possible to remove one or more lots from the cart.
- From the catalogue: after selecting one or more lots, the Customer must send the order form found inside the catalogue or on the Website, via post, e-mail or fax.
- It is possible to take part in the auction by telephone, upon request received not later than 5 p.m. (local time) on Friday 17 May 2024, for the following kinds of lots:
1) single lots with starting price from euro 1,000.00;
2) more lots with starting price sum from euro 1,000.00;
3) single or more lots with starting price lower than euro 1,000.00 only by way of exception.
Points 2) and 3) might be excluded.
- Demands will be examined and accepted according to the Vendor unobjectionable decision (also depending on the likely return).
- For those who take part in the auction through telephone connection, the Vendor is not responsible for any problem occurring before or during phone bids.
- Lots for which a telephone bid has been requested are considered to be RESERVED AT THE STARTING PRICE (except when higher bids are indicated).
- In case of telephone connection problems, the Vendor will bid on behalf of the Customer up to the maximum bid indicated by the Customer.
- Those who will take part personally at the auction must register, on the same day of the public auction, by the secretary’s office in the auction room. They will be given a numbered paddle to be used for bidding during the auction.
- The Vendor will have full right to ask unwelcome people and those who disturb the auction sale to leave the auction room without giving any reason.
- It is possible to take part in the LIVE BIDDING auction, through a third parties website reached also from Vaccari site, upon registration and approval not later than 5 p.m. (local time) on Friday 17 May 2024, for those who have not registered yet.
- For those who take part in the live bidding auction, the Vendor is not responsible for any problem occurring before or during connection.
- Connection via mobile phone is not recommended to avoid possible signal delays or interruptions.
- Lots will be sold to the highest bidder. Lots that will receive a single bid, even if higher than the reserve price, will be knocked at the starting price. The knocking-down will be at one step more than the lowest bidding received as follows. Increments can be modified at discretion of the auctioneer.
up to euro 200 = euro 10
euro 201 - 600 = euro 20
euro 601 - 1.500 = euro 50
euro 1.501 - 5.000 = euro 100
euro 5.001 - 15.000 = euro 500
over euro 15.000 = euro 1.000
up to euro 20 = euro 2
euro 21 - 50 = euro 5
then like PHILATELY
Example of knocking-down: lot X minimum price euro 350.00; first bid euro 375.00; second bid euro 420.00; knocking-down at euro 395.00.
- In case of equal bids for the same lot, the one received first takes precedence.
- At the end of the auction, all Customers will receive confirmation of their purchase or the notice of knocking-down not in their favour via e-mail or post.
- For foreign countries, Italian tax regulations will be applied. In case of shipping to non-EU countries, VAT and other import duties are to be paid by the consignee according to the regulations in force in the country of destination.
- Following the knocking-down of lots, the relevant invoice or equivalent document which includes the relevant taxes will be issued to the Customer.
- Collecting of lots. Customers can collect their lots personally by Vaccari S.r.l. seat (only upon appointment).
Postal charges. To the knocking-down price delivery charges (unit package) will be added. They include packing, shipping and insurance (no splitting out) covered by Lloyd’s London against theft or loss for the total amount up to destination (excluding literature).
• euro 15.00 - POST - INSURED LETTER
ordinary - up to 1 kg - business days 3-5
• euro 15.00 - EXPRESS COURIER
ordinary - up to 10 kg - 48-72 hours
euro 22.00 - REGISTERED LETTER A.R. up to 1 kg
ANY COUNTRIES - business days 4-7 Europe - 7-10 USA and any other countries
euro 22.00 - EXPRESS COURIER up to 1 kg
ANY COUNTRIES - 24-72 hours
• euro 10.00 - ECONOMY standard - business days: 3-5
POST registered parcel up to 2 kg (postman)
COURIER up to 10 kg (courier, no Post-Office Box)
EXPEDITED SHIPPING (air mail) - M-BAG PREMIUM up to 5 kg
euro 22.00 - EUROPE and MEDITERRANEAN BASIN - business days: 7-12
euro 32.00 - USA and any other Countries - business days: 10-15
- All extra UE forwarding may be subject to customs control.
- Different kind of shipping under request.
- In case of shipping not included above and for bulky lots, to any destination, delivery charges will be added at cost + a small amount for packing and insurance.
- Shipping to Italy has traceability guaranteed and delivery from Monday to Friday, only working days. For shipping to foreign countries by POST, there is traceability only up to the Italian border.
- For shipping by COURIER, CONTACT PHONE NUMBER is mandatory (e-mail address recommended) and delivery is NOT possible to a Post-Office Box.
- Payment, to Vaccari S.r.l., must be effected only in EURO, even for purchases outside Italy (NO other currency accepted), as follows:
a) when collecting lots, by Vaccari S.r.l. seat within 10 days from the auction date upon appointment (then payment will be in advance).
b) in advance within 10 days after receipt of notice of allocation (by e-mail and/or post); shipping of orders with payment IN ADVANCE will be effected upon receipt of payment note by the bank/post account (generally 1/2 working days);
c) within 10 days from receipt of the material, only for Customers who have been authorized.
- CASH: please note that the use of cash is allowed only within the limits established by current Italian legislation.
- Payment should be effected as follows:
1) BANK transfer to BANCO BPM S.p.a. - bank branch of Vignola (Mo)
IBAN IT88R0503467070000000001401
BIC/SWIFT BAPPIT21408 (foreign countries)
2) CREDIT CARD (maximum euro 10,000.00) circuit VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and POSTEPAY - Customers will receive, via e-mail, the link to Nexi portal where to digit their credit card details to effect payment
3) transfer or on-line draft to the POSTAL ACCOUNT no.11894417
IBAN IT93M0760112900000011894417
BIC/SWIFT BPPIITRRXXX (foreign countries)
4) bank/post cheque - NOT NEGOTIABLE - made out to Vaccari S.r.l. - only ITALY and only REGULAR Customers
5) PAYPAL - only for PAYPAL ACCOUNT owners (maximum euro 10,000.00), with a 3% surcharge, directly to paypal@vaccari.it.
- Deferred payment. The Vendor can arrange for payment to be effected by instalments for amounts higher than euro 500.00, provided that they are agreed before purchase (the Vendor may ask for sound guarantees). The maximum period is of 12 months and the rate of 7% yearly will be added.
- Any unpaid material is subject to retention of ownership. Thus the transfer of ownership and delivery for such material shall only occur when payment is received in full.
- In case of non-payment within the agreed terms (within maximum 30 days from the sale, excluding deferred payments agreed), the Customer will lose claim rights considered at point 13. The Vendor shall deem the contract terminated and any partial payments will be withheld as a penalty for non-fulfilment of the agreement.
- The Vendor avails itself of the faculty of starting legal action to recover its credit, being entitled to damages and refund of relevant expenses. Until full payment of the amount due is made (including any charge and penalty), the Customer guarantees the Vendor with the purchased material. The Vendor is authorized (but not obliged) to sell the material above mentioned, without any formalities or notices, if the Customer is in arrears in making payment or does not satisfy commitments.
- The Customer may send any complaints and requests for information to the Vendor at the following address: Via M.Buonarroti n.46, Vignola (Mo - Italy), ph. +39 059 771251, e-mail info@vaccari.it, fax +39 059 760157.
- No claims will be accepted after 60 days from the auction sale date.
a) Besides initials or expertises the lots with the indication “P.V.” or “P.Vaccari” or “Paolo Vaccari” and with a return over euro 500.00 (excluding those formed by different items) will be accompanied by a free certificate of guarantee Vaccari S.r.l.
b) Customers have full right to apply to philatelic trusted Experts in order to verify what they have acquired. Material which is found not to correspond to Vaccari S.r.l. description can be returned within 15 days from shipping date, upon telephone notice. The items returned should be accompanied by minimum two expertises contrasting with Vaccari S.r.l. description, written by philatelic experts still in activity, to be sent within 30 days from items shipping date. The total amount will be returned where payment has already been made.
c) No complaints will be accepted for:
- lots formed by different items not described individually;
- lots in the sections (where present) “varie”, “lotti e collezioni”, “letteratura”;
- lots described as “qualità mista”, “da esaminare”;
- lots examined on the occasion of the auction, by one or more philatelic experts still in activity, on behalf of one or more Customers.
d) Extension. The Customer who wants to have an expertise different from the one indicated in the description of the lot (at his/her expense) must request it in the bid form or send a written request by 1 p.m. (local time) of the day before the auction. The Vendor has full right to accept or refuse the request. Should the request be accepted, the Customer will have to pay the lot following the regular procedure and will have 30 days from shipping date to return it, according to the indications for claims at point b.
- Applicable law: this sale is governed exclusively by the Italian law.
- The court indicated in the Consumer Code shall have jurisdiction in the event of any disagreement.
Privacy agreement



Decree Law 196/2003 (+ updates) and EU Regulation 2016/679

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) fully in force from 25.5.2018


Data controller

Data controller is Vaccari S.r.l. - Via M.Buonarroti, 46 - 41058 Vignola (Mo) - Italy - info@vaccari.it


Source of personal data

The personal information Vaccari S.r.l. are in possession of are gathered directly from the subjects and people concerned, through lists and from deeds, acts and records anyone may check in respect of law regulations.


Our aim when dealing with personal data

1. All personal data are gathered in order to provide the company with the information necessary to carry out the relevant professional activity and particularly to fulfil the professional obligations as far as the subjects and people involved are concerned, and to accomplish of any law obligation. The purpose of the processing is related to the request of the interested party (participation in auctions, product orders, subscriptions, newsletter subscriptions, ...); failure to consent to the processing of personal data for such purposes will make it impossible for Vaccari S.r.l. to process requests.

2. Personal data are also collected for sending, upon request and/or express consent, sale catalogues, commercial information, initiatives, advertising material. The consent to the processing of personal data for marketing purposes is optional and the lack of consent does not imply any consequence on the treatment for the other purposes mentioned at point 1.


The way we deal with personal data

All personal data will be handled using files and papers in order to record, handle and transfer the data, following the aims mentioned above and the modalities to grant their maximum security and privacy.



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Vaccari Catalogue No. 103 - Philately & Postal History
May 18th, 2024

Catalogue no.103 offers 1438 lots ranging from pre-philately to the present day focusing on Italy, but there is also a part of foreign countries, especially in the “Lots and collections” section, among which some sets stand out. Philatelic literature is added.
Two points always remain steady and quite important to decide one’s own bid:
- at Vaccari auctions there is no buyers’ premium;
- the lots with Paolo Vaccari initials or signature, regardless of whether they come with or without an expert certificate, are absolutely guaranteed with reference to their description and, among them, those with a value higher than 500.00 euro come with a Vaccari S.r.l. certificate of guarantee free of charge.
Closing date: by mail 17 May at 5 p.m. (local time) - public and live 18 May starting at 10 a.m. (local time)

Short Terms and Conditions

For foreign countries, Italian tax regulations will be applied. In case of shipping to non-EU countries, VAT and other import duties are to be paid by the consignee according to the regulations in force in the country of destination.

Please note the Terms and Conditions

Lot Start Lot End Starting Time

Saturday May 18th, 2024

1 638 10:00 CEST
639 1438 14:00 CEST
After Auction Sale
May 18th, 2024
Vaccari Catalogue No. 103 - Philately & Postal History
1,438 lots from pre-philately to the present with a focus on Italy
Auction Results
May 18th, 2024
Vaccari Catalogue No. 103 - Philately & Postal History
1,438 lots from pre-philately to the present with a focus on Italy
November 18th, 2023
Vaccari Catalogue No. 102 - Philately & Postal History
Old Italian states and abroad, kingdom, occupations, military post and colonies
May 6th, 2023
Vaccari Catalogue No. 101 - Philately, Postal History and Literature
Old Italian states and abroad, kingdom, occupations, military post and colonies
June 11th, 2022
Vaccari Catalogue No. 100 - Philately, Postal History and Literature
Italy and abroad, from pre-philately to the present, Old Italian States and Kingdom of Italy
November 13th, 2021
Vaccari Catalogue No. 99 - Philately and Postal History
Philately and postal history of Italy, old states, Risorgimento, kingdom, air, zeppelin, rocket and space mail
June 5th, 2021
Vaccari Catalogue No. 98 - Philately, Postal History and Literature
Philately and postal history of Italy, old states, Risorgimento, kingdom, air, zeppelin, rocket and space mail
October 3rd, 2020
Vaccari Catalogue No. 97- Philately and Postal History
Italy and abroad from prehistory to the present, also air, zeppelin and space mail
November 9th, 2019
Vaccari Auction No. 96 - Philately and Postal History
This catalogue no.96 contains the sectors Vaccari has been representing for years, philately and postal history of Italy and foreign ...
April 6th, 2019
95th Vaccari Auction - Philately and Postal History
Philately and postal history of Italy and foreign countries from preadhesive up to present days, with a focus on Old Italian States, ...
June 23rd, 2018
93rd Vaccari Auction - Philately and Postal History
Philately and postal history of Italy and foreign countries from preadhesive up to present days, but certainly large and very interesting ...
May 6th, 2017
91st Vaccari Auction - Philately and Postal History
Italian States, Kingdom of Italy, air mail including Zeppelin flights, rocket mail and more ...