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Victor is no longer with us, however we are still a close family.  He is survived by eight grandchildren, our mother Luigina, Robert and I, and we are looking forward to embrace Victor once again on the day of his Resurrection, which is the Christian belief which was very dear to him.  

Victor and Luigina in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1968
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... with their sons George and Robert (Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1968)

Victor at 25
Victor Perantoni at age 25

VICTOR'S FATHER CARLO.V.PERANTONI - SEE LARGE VIEW
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SEE LARGE VIEW - CARLO V. PERANTONI AT STRATEGIC OBSERVATION POST IN NORTH ITALY DURING WW1

LA DIFESA SUL PIAVE (50th anniv) SEE LARGE VIEW
LA DIFESA SUL PIAVE (50th anniv)
LA DIFESA SUL PIAVE (50th anniv) SEE LARGE VIEW

50th anniversary of Italy's defense
on the banks of north Italy's Piave river, against the advancing army
of Austria-Hungary in 1917.

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See below Victor's narration of this historical WW1 event and about a unique philatelic opportunity taken by a military Polish mail officer of
the Austria-Hungary army.

VICTOR'S 36-MIN VIDEO PRESENTATION WITH GEORGE

VICTOR'S 36-MIN VIDEO PRESENTATION WITH GEORGE


Click picture below to view Lieutenant Covasech's 72
rare military stamps used
by the Austria-Hungarian
Army in October 1917.
 

Click to view Lieutenant Covasech's 72 very rare stamps

 Summary of Victor's presentation 
  to the Winter Park Stamp Club :    

In October 1917 the Austria-Hungarian army occupied eighteen small towns in Northern Italy following the battle of Caporetto, but their army mail van had been burned and destroyed.
After the battle the encamped Austrian occupation soldiers sent letters home using provisional stamps created by their mail officer, Lieutenent Covasech.  He created 18 sets of four stamps each (complete series of 72 stamps) in order to commemorate the 18 towns they had recently won in battle.  He made his creation using local matchbook tax seals overprinted as "Ortspostmarke."
Most of his supply of provisional stamps were destroyed by him two days later when a new replacement mail van had been furnished by Vienna headquarters.
These very rare stamps had been used by soldiers only about two days.  After the conclusion of WW1, Covasech became the President of Lwów Stamp Club and struck a friendship with Victor in 1929.  Victor traded Italian stamps with Covasech for these eighteen rare sets of provisional stamps.

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CLICK FOR EXCERPTS ABOUT LT. COVASECH
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Listed below are 13 short movie-clips which total a 36 minute Philately Presentation made by Victor and George in 1992 at the Stamp Club
of Winter Park, Florida.

Each clip displays the chapter title of the sequel clip for its continuation.
Each clip is under 4 minutes in duration (except clip 11 which is 7 min.)

13 short video clips

   
 

1 : Click here for the Introduction to Victor's Philatelic Presentation. (1 min)

2 : Click here for Victor's explanation of the Rare WW1 Stamp Issue. (4 min)

3 : Victor gives a brief explanation on how the First World War began. (3 min)

4 : Victor narrates the Battle of Caporetto between Austria and Italy. (2 min)

5 : Two opposing armies are camped on both banks of the Piave river. (1 min)

6 : The Austria-Hungarian Army is in critical need of Postage Stamps. (3 min)

7 : Polish Lt. Covasech creates his own provisional Postage Stamps. (2 min)

8 : How Polish Lieutenant Covasech designed his provisional Stamps. (3 min)

9 : Lieutenant Covasech is ordered to destroy the Provisional Stamps. (2 min)

10 : Lt Covasech saves some provisional stamps and returns to Lwow (2 min)

11 : In 1930 Victor meets Covasech president of the Lwow Stamp Club (7 min)

12 : A few of Covasech's remaining issues re-appear in Italy 1988-1991 (4 min)

13 : Victor's Closing Display - Stamp Club of Winter Park Florida 1992 (4 min)

   

 
As mentioned by Victor in clip #13:  The left image below shows the last catalog listing (in Michel 1940) that Lieutenant Covasech's rare 72-stamp creation had been published prior to the height of WWII.  About 70 years later, facilitated by 21st century technology, the Lieutenant's creation began to reappear in modern catalogs as depicted in the Sassone-2014 extract image on right.

Victor would've been happy to have seen his 72 tax-seal stamps
listed once again in today's catalogs.
Sadly, he passed away in 2002.

MICHEL 1940 CATALOG
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MICHEL 1940 CATALOG
SASSONE 2014 CATALOG
SASSONE 2014 CATALOG
SASSONE 2014 CATALOG

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