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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
2447
 
PARMA, 1852, 5c Black on Yellow (1; Sassone 1). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins to just touched, fresh paper, red boxed grid of diamonds cancel, Very Fine strip, ex Col. Cosby, Sassone L1,000,000

202
0
2448
c
PARMA, 1852, 5c Black on Yellow, 10c Black on White (1, 2; Sassone 1, 2). Large margins except just barely in at top right of 10c, both stamps tied by perfect strike of red "Borgo S. Donnino 7 Novemb. 1855" double-circle datestamp on folded cover, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive mixed-franking usage

E. 300-400
220
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2449
c
PARMA, 1852, 15c Black on Pink (3; Sassone 3). Large margins incl. part of two adjoining stamps, tied by "Parma 9 Marzo" straightline on blue 1856 folded letter to Pontremoli, receiving backstamp, light cover edgewear, Very Fine and attractive cover, ex Needham, Ackerman, Sassone L325,000

E. 100-150
50
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2450
 
PARMA, 1852, 25c Black on Violet (4; Sassone 4). Two, both have large margins, slightly different shades, each cancelled by different red cancels, one affixed to piece, both are Very Fine, Sassone L850,000

220
45
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2451
c
PARMA, 1852, 25c Black on Violet (4; Sassone 4). Large to huge margins all around, deep rich paper color, tied by "Parma/6/Ottob 52" three-line handstamp on folded letter, Extremely Fine and choice, a beautiful cover, Sassone L1,650,000

E. 200-300
230
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2452
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2452, Italian States PARMA, 1854, 15c Red (7; Sassone 7), PARMA, 1854, 15c Red (7; Sassone 7)PARMA, 1854, 15c Red (7; Sassone 7). Large margins all around, rich color, tied by "Parma/16/Avril" three-line handstamp on 1855 folded letter to Montechio, receiving and company origination backstamps, Extremely Fine and choice, an immaculate cover, signed Diena

E. 150-200
125
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2453
 
PARMA, 1855, 25c Red Brown (8; Sassone 8). Large to huge margins, incredibly deep color from an overinked impression, cancelled by well-struck "Parma 20 Genn 57" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L850,000

225
80
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2454
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2454, Italian States PARMA, 1859, 15c Red (9; Sassone 9), PARMA, 1859, 15c Red (9; Sassone 9)PARMA, 1859, 15c Red (9; Sassone 9). Horizontal pair, large margins, fresh color, well-struck diamond grid cancel, Extremely Fine and choice pair, signed Diena, Sassone L2,000,000

600
180
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2455
ogbl
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2455, Italian States PARMA, 1857, 25c Red Brown (10; Sassone 10), PARMA, 1857, 25c Red Brown (10; Sassone 10)PARMA, 1857, 25c Red Brown (10; Sassone 10). Top left corner margin block of four, large margins other sides, original gum, h.r., fresh color, Extremely Fine and choice block, Sassone L4,750,000, Scott Retail as singles

1,000
290
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2456
 
PARMA, 1857, 25c Red Brown (10; Sassone 10). Left sheet margin single, huge margins other sides, incredibly clear strike of "Fiorenzuola 27 Novemb. 1857" double-circle datestamp, small thin spot at bottom, otherwise Extremely Fine, an attractive stamp, Sassone L375,000

100
50
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2457
ogbl
PARMA, 1858, 40c Blue, Wide "O" (11; Sassone 11). Top sheet margin block of four, huge margins other sides, original gum, top stamps h.r., bottom stamps Mint N.H., fresh color, Extremely Fine and choice block, signed in pencil at bottom left, Sassone L475,000

130
100
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2458
ogbl
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2458, Italian States PARMA, 1859, 5c Yellow Green (12; Sassone 13), PARMA, 1859, 5c Yellow Green (12; Sassone 13)PARMA, 1859, 5c Yellow Green (12; Sassone 13). Block of four, huge margins all around, original gum, h.r., fresh color, small ink mark at bottom right corner, Extremely Fine and choice, a rare block, signed in pencil on back, ex Col. Green, Sassone L7,000,000 as a block of four (versus L6,400,000 as singles), Scott Retail as singles

1,800
700
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2459
 
PARMA, 1857, 6c Black on Rose, Newspaper (PR1; Sassone 1). Huge margins all around, fresh paper, bold strike of red "Parma 19 Novem. 1858" double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, ex Rothschild, Sassone L725,000, unpriced as used in Scott

E. 200-300
100
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2460
 
PARMA, Balance. Two unused singles and a used pair, unused Nos. 11, PR2 (latter bottom sheet margin single), used pair of No. 3, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, Sassone L1,210,000

125
35
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