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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
2465
ogbl
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2465, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1c Black on Dull Violet (1; Sassone 1c), ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1c Black on Dull Violet (1; Sassone 1c)ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1c Black on Dull Violet (1; Sassone 1c). Top right corner margin block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice block, signed in pencil at bottom right, Sassone L400,000, Scott Retail as singles

90
135
2466
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2466, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1c Black on Dull Violet (1; Sassone 1c), ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1c Black on Dull Violet (1; Sassone 1c)ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1c Black on Dull Violet (1; Sassone 1c). Block of six, large margins to just in incl. part of adjoining stamps at left, bold centrally-struck diamond grid cancel, fresh and Very Fine, an extremely scarce block, signed and with 1993 Sorani certificate, Sassone L6,375,000 as a block of four and a pair of the basic shade, Scott does not assign any premium for this scarce block

600
750
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2467
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2467, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray Blue (1a; Sassone 1a), ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray Blue (1a; Sassone 1a)ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray Blue (1a; Sassone 1a). Vertical pair, tied (barely) by neat strikes of "X" cancels on top flap of folded cover, oval "Legazione di Ferrara" handstamp, second strike on front of cover, also "Ferrara 7 NOV. 54" double-circle datestamp, oval marking on back affected from opening at wax seal, Very Fine and choice, Sassone L1,450,000 for a pair on cover, ex Rothschild

E. 400-500
150
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2468
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2468, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray Blue (1a; Sassone 1a), ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray Blue (1a; Sassone 1a)ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray Blue (1a; Sassone 1a). Vertical strip of six, large margins to just in, bottom pair with gutter, cancelled by three bold strikes of diamond of lozenges cancels on small folded cover to Rimini, matching "Imola" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, an unusual and attractive usage, signed three times and with 1993 Sorani certificate

E. 500-750
1,300
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2469
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2469, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray, 2b Black on Yellow Green (1c, 3a; Sassone 1a, 3), ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray, 2b Black on Yellow Green (1c, 3a; Sassone 1a, 3)ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Gray, 2b Black on Yellow Green (1c, 3a; Sassone 1a, 3). Horizontal pair of former, large margins to just in, tied by red diamond grid cancel on small folded cover to Negroni, matching "Fuligno/Assicurata" two-line handstamp, "Perugia 13 Lug 58" backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, unusual with these markings struck in red, signed in pencil

E. 150-200
280
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2470
ogbl
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2470, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Dark Violet (1e; Sassone 1e), ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Dark Violet (1e; Sassone 1e)ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Dark Violet (1e; Sassone 1e). Top left corner margin block of four, original gum, paper with fresh color except for few age spots, vertical crease partly between stamps and diagonal crease at bottom left

EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM CORNER-MARGIN BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE ROMAN STATES -1/2 BAJJOCHI ON DARK VIOLET PAPER.

Signed and with 1993 Sorani certificate. Sassone L10,000,000 as singles. If one applies the 15% premium Sassone gives to blocks of the basic shade then catalogue value would be L11,500,000 for a block of four. Significantly undercatalogued in Scott as singles

500
325
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2471
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 10b Black on Blue Green (2; Sassone 2). Three singles arranged to look like a horizontal strip of three, large margins to just clear, cancelled by bold "Loreto" handstamp on 1852 folded letter 2 Oct. town backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive cover

E. 150-200
105
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2472
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1b Black on Blue Green, Diagonal Bisect (2b; Sassone 2 var). Large margins to clear, tied by bold diamond grid handstamp on large folded printed notice for "Il Senatore di Bologna, Notificazione", 20 May 1857 manuscript marking, faint vertical file fold well clear of bisect, tiny piece out at left of circular, Very Fine and choice, an attractive usage, ex Rothschild, Sassone L1,350,000

E. 250-300
120
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2473
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 1b Black on Blue Green, 7b Black on Blue (2, 8; Sassone 2, 8). Large margins, tied by bold "Spoleto" straightline handstamp on folded cover to Livorno, "Spoleto 25 Nov. 52" double-circle datestamp, receiving and "S.V." in oval backstamps, few faint cover toned spots, Very Fine and choice mixed franking cover

E. 200-300
200
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2474
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2474, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, 2b Black on Olive Greenish (3; Sassone 3), ROMAN STATES, 1852, 2b Black on Olive Greenish (3; Sassone 3)ROMAN STATES, 1852, 2b Black on Olive Greenish (3; Sassone 3). Top left corner sheet margin single, enormous margins other sides, beautiful fresh paper nicely contrasted by red "Loro" handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, superb in every respect, Scott and Sassone values are insignificant for a stamp in such superb condition

32
0
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2475
 
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 2b Yellow Green (3a; Sassone 3a). Top sheet margin single, large margins to clear on other sides, cancelled by "LH" in oval, matching "Monterosi" fancy cancel on piece, red Rome datestamp, Extremely Fine and choice, scarce cancellation, signed Diena

E. 100-150
65
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2476
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 3b on Yellow Green, Bisect (3ac; Sassone 3a var). Large margins to clear, tied by well-struck diamond grid cancel on top flap of folded printed notice to Montappone, oval "Magistradura di Montegiorgio" handstamps, 1860 town datestamp, Very Fine and choice, an immaculate usage, Sassone L1,100,000

E. 300-400
110
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2477
c
ROMAN STATES, 1864, 4b Black on Lemon (5; Sassone 5A). Large margins, fresh and bright paper, tied by well-struck "Bracciano" script handstamp on folded cover to Rome, neat "Priore Di Manziana" illustrated handstamp, second strike on back, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine and choice, signed Diena, Sassone L725,000

E. 150-200
250
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2478
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 4b Black on Gray Brown (5c; Sassone 5). Horizontal pair, huge margins to just in incl. significant part of adjoining stamp, cancelled by diamond of lozenges on Feb. 1853 folded letter to Trieste, bold "Rimini" handstamp, faint horizontal file fold well clear of pair, Very Fine and choice usage, ex Rothschild, Sassone L1,350,000 for a pair on cover

E. 200-300
110
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2479
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ROMAN STATES, 1862, 5b Black on Rose (6; Sassone 6A). Block of four, original gum, large and even margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice block, signed in pencil at bottom right, Sassone L2,000,000

500
375
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2480
 
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 5b Black on Rose (6; Sassone 6). Horizontal strip of three, huge margins, bold strike of red "Roma/Assicurata" two-line handstamp, tiny tear in top margin at center, otherwise Extremely Fine strip bearing the scarce "Roma/Assicurata" cancel, signed Diena

E. 100-150
110
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2481
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 5b Black on Rose (6; Sassone 6). Large margins, tied by oval on folded cover to Messina, matching "Spoleto 19 Apr. 53" double-circle datestamp, rating, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and choice usage of this stamp tied by the Spoleto oval, signed Diena

E. 100-150
160
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2482
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 5b Black on Rose (6; Sassone 6). Large margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by "Angona" straightline on light green folded cover to Napoli, also "Ancona 7 Gen. 52" double-circle datestamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice first week usage, signed Diena

E. 150-200
200
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2483
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2483, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, 5b Black on Rose, Printed on Both Sides (6c; Sassone 6d), ROMAN STATES, 1852, 5b Black on Rose, Printed on Both Sides (6c; Sassone 6d)ROMAN STATES, 1852, 5b Black on Rose, Printed on Both Sides (6c; Sassone 6d). Clear impression on back with margins typical for this variety, fresh paper and sharp impression

EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 5-BAJ PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES. A SUPERB STAMP AND EXTREMELY SCARCE IN SOUND CONDITION.

Signed Sorani in pencil and with his 1993 certificate. Sassone L30,000,000

11,000
2,200
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2484
 
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 5b Black on Pale Rose, 7b Black on Blue, 8b Black (6a, 8, 9; Sassone 6a, 8, 9). Large margins, each tied by bold "Forli" handstamp on part of folded cover, Very Fine and colorful franking, signed Diena

E. 100-150
190
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2485
 
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 6b Black on Gray (7a; Sassone 7A). Large margins, fresh paper nicely contrasted by bold red "Assicurata" handstamp on small piece, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L550,000 without a premium for the cancel

E. 100-150
0
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2486
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 6b Black on Gray, 7b Black on Blue (7a, 8; Sassone 7A, 8). Horizontal pair of 7b, all have huge to full margins, cancelled by "Jesi" handstamps on 1855 folded letter to Paris, transit and receiving markings, stamps also tied by ms. "X" thru address, Very Fine and choice usage

E. 400-500
425
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2487
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2487, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1852, 6b Black on Greenish Green, Half Used as 3b (7e; Sassone 7 var), ROMAN STATES, 1852, 6b Black on Greenish Green, Half Used as 3b (7e; Sassone 7 var)ROMAN STATES, 1852, 6b Black on Greenish Green, Half Used as 3b (7e; Sassone 7 var). Large margins, fresh paper, tied by boold diamond grid cancel on folded letter to Macerata, light strike of "Camerino 23 Nov. 59" double-circl datestamp, receiving backstamp

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE ROMAN STATES 6-BAJOCCHI BISECTED TO PAY THE 3-BAJOCCHI RATE.

Signed twice incl. once by Diena. Sassone L13,500,000

4,250
1,100
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2488
c
ROMAN STATES, 1852, 8b Black (9; Sassone 9). Two singles, large margins, tied by blue diamond grids on 1864 folded letter to Vienna, matching "Duro La/Partenza" handstamp and Aug. 13 datestamp, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and choice usage to Austria

E. 150-200
150
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2489
c
ROMAN STATES, 1867, 10c Black on Vermilion Glazed, 20c Black on Copper Red (15, 16; Sassone 17, 18). Large margins, tied by diamond grid cancel on blue folded cover to Rome, matching "Subiaco 29 Mar. 68" double-circle datestamp and receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine usage, ex Rothschild

E. 200-300
90
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2490
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2490, Italian States ROMAN STATES, 1867, 80C Black on Lilac Rose (18; Sassone 20a), ROMAN STATES, 1867, 80C Black on Lilac Rose (18; Sassone 20a)ROMAN STATES, 1867, 80C Black on Lilac Rose (18; Sassone 20a). Vertical pair, large margins to clear, light strike of grid cancel, Very Fine and choice pair, signed and with 1993 Sorani certificate, Sassone L3,500,000 as singles

800
150
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