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Sale 828 — Foreign Stamps and Covers, featuring The Hall Collection

Sale Date — Friday, 15 September, 2000

Category — Italian States

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2402
 
MODENA, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With Period (2; Sassone 2). Huge margins all around, tied by clear strike of "Raccomandata" in fancy frame on small piece, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L240,000

E. 75-100
85
2403
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2403, Italian States MODENA, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With Period (2; Sassone 2), MODENA, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With Period (2; Sassone 2)MODENA, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With Period (2; Sassone 2). Vertical pair, huge to large margins all around, tied by well-struck blue six-bar handstamp on large part of folded cover to Modena, matching "Guastalla 5 Agosto 1854" double-circle datestamp and "Dopo La Partenza", Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L3,250,000

E. 400-500
400
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2404
og
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2404, Italian States MODENA, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With and Without Period (2, 7; Sassone 9k), MODENA, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With and Without Period (2, 7; Sassone 9k)MODENA, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With and Without Period (2, 7; Sassone 9k). Top sheet margin horizontal pair, right stamp without period, original gum, h.r. mostly in selvage, huge margins all around incl. parts of adjoining stamps at sides, Extremely Fine Gem, a wonderful pair, signed in pencil, Sassone L2,400,000

600
0
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2405
c
MODENA, 1852, 10c-25c Coat of Arms (2, 3, 4, 7). Seven covers, all have full to huge margins incl. one with sheet margin at bottom, wide range of cancels incl. few better, the most unusual cover bears 10c without period tied on front of cover and 25c without period tied on the top flap (easily opened for display), a fresh and Very Fine group, Sassone L3,100,000 with no premium calculated for cancellations

E. 300-400
475
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2406
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2406, Italian States MODENA, 1852, 5c Black on Pale Blue, Without Period (5a; Sassone 5), MODENA, 1852, 5c Black on Pale Blue, Without Period (5a; Sassone 5)MODENA, 1852, 5c Black on Pale Blue, Without Period (5a; Sassone 5). Large margins all around incl. part or all of dividing lines on all four sides, light strike of six-bar handstamp, fresh and bright paper, Extremely Fine and choice, ex Col. Cosby, signed in pencil, Sassone L2,850,000

800
280
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2407
og
MODENA, 1852, 40c Black on Blue, "CNET" Variety (8, 8a; Sassone 10, 10f). Top sheet margin vertical pair, bottom stamp the error, original gum, h.r., huge margins all around incl. complete dividing lines on all sides, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this error in a pair with normal stamp, signed in pencil, Sassone L630,000

149
180
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2408
og
MODENA, 1852, 40c Black on Blue, "CE6T" Error (8, 8c; Sassone 10, 10c). Left sheet margin horizontal pair, right stamp the error, original gum, h.r., huge margins incl. most of dividing lines, bright and fresh paper, right stamp also shows slight short transfer or underinked impression at left, Extremely Fine and choice pair, Sassone L1,180,000

274
190
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2409
og
MODENA, 1852, 40c Black on Blue, "CENT. 49." Error (8, 8d; Sassone 10, 10a). Horizontal pair, left stamp the error, original gum, h.r., huge margins incl. complete dividing lines on all sides, Extremely Fine Gem pair, Sassone L630,000

149
190
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2410
og
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2410, Italian States MODENA, 1859, 5c Dark Green (10b; Sassone 12b), MODENA, 1859, 5c Dark Green (10b; Sassone 12b)MODENA, 1859, 5c Dark Green (10b; Sassone 12b). Original gum, h.r., Large margins incl. dividing lines on three ides, deep rich color, Extremely Fine and choice, signed in pencil, small red backstamp, Sassone L3,500,000

900
550
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2411
ogbl
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2411, Italian States MODENA, 1859, 5c Green (10; Sassone 12), MODENA, 1859, 5c Green (10; Sassone 12)MODENA, 1859, 5c Green (10; Sassone 12). Bottom right corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, original gum, barely hinged (three stamps appear Mint N.H.), fresh color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB AND RARE CORNER MARGIN BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 5-CENTESIMI MODENA PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE.

Signed in pencil on back. Sassone L14,500,000

3,600
2,300
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2412
ogbl
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2412, Italian States MODENA, 1859, 15c Brown (11; Sassone 13), MODENA, 1859, 15c Brown (11; Sassone 13)MODENA, 1859, 15c Brown (11; Sassone 13). Top left corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, original gum, top stamps h.r., rich color

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A RARE POSITION BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 15-CENTISIMI MODENA PROVISIONAL ISSUE. A WONDERFUL RARITY.

Signed in pencil at bottom left. Sassone L25,000,000 as a block of four (Sassone applies a 14% premium for the block). Scott Retail as singles

5,400
2,200
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2413
og
MODENA, 1859, 15c Gray Brown (11a; Sassone 14c). Bottom left corner margin single, huge margins other sides incl. part of dividing lines, original gum, h.r., attractive shade, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, Sassone L850,000

175
100
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2414
ogbl
MODENA, 1859, 20c Lilac (12; Sassone 16). Top right corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, stamps Mint N.H., h.r. in top selvage only, fresh color, Extremely Fine and choice block, signed in pencil at bottom left, Sassone L550,000

130
135
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2415
ogbl
MODENA, 1859, 80c Brown Orange (14a; Sassone 18a). Left sheet margin block of four, large margins other sides, original gum, h.r., bottom left stamp approaching the "missing 8" variety, tiny thin spots from hinge removal, otherwise Very Fine-Extremely Fine block, signed in pencil at bottom left, Sassone L1,750,000

500
135
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