Argentina, 1991

The first phonecards which have been used in Argentina were issued by Telef√≥nica de Argentina and produced by Italian firm Urmet. They were two cards with face value of 100 and 200 units as the…

Albania, 1994

The light blue definitive card manufactured and supplied by Urmet is well known among collectors and usually considered the first issue of Albania. But less known indeed is that another card was used previously, some…

Armenia, 1994

A nation from recent history, so even the first cards were issued late compared to other countries, produced in Italy by Urmet. The series is of two values: 25 units, with the image of the…

History of Italian cards (4): the Tourist Series

In the first months of 1989 five experimental telephone cards of 10.000 lire were issued by SIP, four with a deadline of 31.12.89 and one with a deadline of 30.06.90, with the main purpose of…

History of Italian cards (3): Fasce Orarie

On the occasion of the Turin Motor Show of 1987, held in April at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, six new experimental telephone cards are sold to the public, three of 5000 and three of 10,000…

Several systems tested in Turkey

Turkey is a state located in western Asia, which includes a limited part of the territory in Europe, corresponding to the eastern part of Thrace. European Turkey and Asiatic Turkey are separated from the Bosphorus,…