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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
2498
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2498, Italian States SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (10; Sassone 1), SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (10; Sassone 1)SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (10; Sassone 1). Original gum, ample to large margins, rich color, gum soak shows thru at left and small surface scrape at bottom left, still Very Fine appearance, Sassone L1,400,000

300
75
2499
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2499, Italian States SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (1; Sassone 1a), SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (1; Sassone 1a)SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (1; Sassone 1a). Positions 11/21, left sheet margin vertical pair, ample to large margins other sides, original gum, fresh and bright color, two horizontal creases affect top stamp, otherwise Very Fine, signed in pencil on back, Sassone L2,800,000 as two singles, Scott Retail as two singles

600
260
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2500
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2500, Italian States SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 2 (10; Sassone 2), SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 2 (10; Sassone 2)SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 2 (10; Sassone 2). Large part original gum, fresh and bright color, tiny thin speck, otherwise Very Fine, Sassone L950,000

300
50
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2501
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2501, Italian States SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 2, Retouched (10 var; Sassone 2 var), SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 2, Retouched (10 var; Sassone 2 var)SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 2, Retouched (10 var; Sassone 2 var). Position 99, large margins all around, small part disturbed original gum, fresh and bright color, Very Fine and choice example of this variety, unlisted in Scott, Sassone L1,900,000

E. 200-300
100
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2502
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2502, Italian States SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (10; Sassone 1a), SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (10; Sassone 1a)SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Orange, Plate 1 (10; Sassone 1a). Large margins all around, fresh and bright color, cancelled by neat strike of fancy frame cancel, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L1,850,000

650
0
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2503
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2503, Italian States SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Dark Yellow, Plate 1 (10a; Sassone 1e), SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Dark Yellow, Plate 1 (10a; Sassone 1e)SICILY, 1859, -1/2g Dark Yellow, Plate 1 (10a; Sassone 1e). Large margins incl. sheet margin at left, deep rich color, bold strike of fancy frame cancel, Very Fine and choice, an extremely scarce shade, signed twice in pencil and with "Jobi" backstamp, Sassone L6,000,000

1,750
900
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2504
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2504, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1, Retouched (11 var; Sassone 3 var), SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1, Retouched (11 var; Sassone 3 var)SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1, Retouched (11 var; Sassone 3 var). Position 18 showing recutting on neck, huge margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, light strike of fancy frame cancellation, Very Fine and choice example of this position, signed in pncil, Sassone L2,750,000

E. 300-400
200
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2505
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2505, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1 (11a; Sassone 3), SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1 (11a; Sassone 3)SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1 (11a; Sassone 3). Ample to large margins, rich color, tied by fancy frame cancel on small piece, fresh and Very Fine, signed in pencil, Sassone L2,250,000

725
260
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2506
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2506, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1 (11a; Sassone 3), SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1 (11a; Sassone 3)SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 1 (11a; Sassone 3). Position 85, ample to large margins, deep rich color, neat strike of fancy frame cancel, trivial surface scrap, otherwise Very Fine, Sassone L1,850,000

725
160
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2507, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 1g Grayish Olive Green, Plate 2 (12a; Sassone 4a), SICILY, 1859, 1g Grayish Olive Green, Plate 2 (12a; Sassone 4a)SICILY, 1859, 1g Grayish Olive Green, Plate 2 (12a; Sassone 4a). Part tropicalized original gum, just touched to full margins, deep rich color, Fine, Sassone L450,000

325
35
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2508
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2508, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Green (Shades), Plates 2, 3 (12, 12a; Sassone 4, 5, 5c), SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Green (Shades), Plates 2, 3 (12, 12a; Sassone 4, 5, 5c)SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Green (Shades), Plates 2, 3 (12, 12a; Sassone 4, 5, 5c). Two unused and two used singles, incl. one used from Plate 2, others from Plate 3, few small faults, all appear Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group, Sassone L1,500,000

460
50
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2509
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2509, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 2 (12b; Sassone 4, 4 var), SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 2 (12b; Sassone 4, 4 var)SICILY, 1859, 1g Olive Brown, Plate 2 (12b; Sassone 4, 4 var). Horizontal pair, Positions 58-59 with latter position showing retouch at "A" of "Posta", ample margins to clear, tied by fancy frame cancel on folded cover to Soprana, matching "Palermo 17 Giug 59" circular datestamp, light horizontal file fold well clear of stamps, Very Fine and choice, a rare example of the retouched Position 59 used on cover with a normal stamp, signed in pencil, Sassone L2,000,000 for a pair on cover with no premium for the retouched position

E. 400-500
350
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2510
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2510, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue (13; Sassone 6), SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue (13; Sassone 6)SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue (13; Sassone 6). Left sheet margin single, full margins other sides, fresh color and detailed impression on bright white paper, light strike of fancy frame cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, Sassone L200,000

72
115
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2511
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2511, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 1 (13; Sassone 6a), SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 1 (13; Sassone 6a)SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 1 (13; Sassone 6a). Left sheet margin single, large margins other sides, tied by fancy frame cancel on folded letter to Palermo, blue "Bronte" oval handstamp, neat strike of "Palermo Arrivo 17 ?? 60" cds, fresh and Very Fine, unusual with the stamp cancelled on arrival

E. 100-150
140
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2512
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2512, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 1 (13; Sassone 6a), SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 1 (13; Sassone 6a)SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 1 (13; Sassone 6a). Horizontal strip of three, fresh and bright color, full margins all around, tied by fancy frame cancels on April 1859 folded letter, matching cds at right, light horizontal file fold does not affect stamps, fresh and Very Fine, a rare strip used on cover, Sassone L5,500,000 for strip of three on cover

E. 500-750
250
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2513
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2513, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 2g Deep Blue, Plate 3 (13a; Sassone 8), SICILY, 1859, 2g Deep Blue, Plate 3 (13a; Sassone 8)SICILY, 1859, 2g Deep Blue, Plate 3 (13a; Sassone 8). Position 41, full margins, tied by fancy frame cancel on undated folded letter, neat strike of red "Alcamo" in oval town handstamp, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive cover, signed and with small handstamp

E. 150-200
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2514
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SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plates 1, 3 (13; Sassone 6a, 8a). Six covers: five bear singles of 2g, range of shades, last bears pair with "Assicurata" in oval handstamp, several different originations incl. Palermo, Catania (two different handstamps), fresh and Fine-Very Fine, an interesting group

E. 300-400
350
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2515
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2515, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 2, 5g Carmine, Plate 1, 10g Dark Blue (13, 14, 16; Sassone 4, 9, 13), SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 2, 5g Carmine, Plate 1, 10g Dark Blue (13, 14, 16; Sassone 4, 9, 13)SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue, Plate 2, 5g Carmine, Plate 1, 10g Dark Blue (13, 14, 16; Sassone 4, 9, 13). Each has large margins to clear, each stamp has fresh color, tied by fancy frame cancels on folded letter to Napoli, matching "Mesa 18/18 Mare" two-line handstamp, company handstamp at bottom left also indicates Messina origination, light vertical file fold clear of stamps

EXTREMELY FINE. A SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL THREE-COLOR FRANKING USED FROM MESSINA TO NAPOLI.

Signed in pencil

E. 4,000-5,000
3,750
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2516
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2516, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 5g Carmine, Plate 1 (14; Sassone 9), SICILY, 1859, 5g Carmine, Plate 1 (14; Sassone 9)SICILY, 1859, 5g Carmine, Plate 1 (14; Sassone 9). Position 50, original gum, lightly hinged, ample to large margins incl. sheet margin at right, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, Sassone L1,500,000

425
190
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2517
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2517, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 5g Carmine, Plate 1 (14; Sassone 9), SICILY, 1859, 5g Carmine, Plate 1 (14; Sassone 9)SICILY, 1859, 5g Carmine, Plate 1 (14; Sassone 9). Tropicalized original gum, ample to large margins, fresh color, showing unusual printing flaw at top of head, fresh and Very Fine, an unusual stamp, Sassone L1,500,000 with gum, L450,000 wihout gum

425
80
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2518
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2518, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 5g Deep Rose, Plate 1 (14a; Sassone 9a), SICILY, 1859, 5g Deep Rose, Plate 1 (14a; Sassone 9a)SICILY, 1859, 5g Deep Rose, Plate 1 (14a; Sassone 9a). Original gum, h.r., full margins, deep rich color and fine impression, Very Fine and choice, Sassone L1,600,000

400
350
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2519
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2519, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 5g Brick Red, Plate 1 (14b; Sassone 9d), SICILY, 1859, 5g Brick Red, Plate 1 (14b; Sassone 9d)SICILY, 1859, 5g Brick Red, Plate 1 (14b; Sassone 9d). Unused (no gum), clear to large margins, beauiful distinctive Brick Red shade, tiny thin speck visible only in fluid

VERY FINE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE BRICK RARE SHADE.

Sassone L15,000,000 with gum, this shade unlisted in Sassone without gum

4,500
1,250
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2520
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SICILY, 1859, 5g Vermilion, Plate 1 (15; Sassone 10). Small part original gum, clear to full margins, bright color, fresh and Very Fine, Sassone L1,000,000

240
120
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2521
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2521, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 10g Dark Blue (16; Sassone 12), SICILY, 1859, 10g Dark Blue (16; Sassone 12)SICILY, 1859, 10g Dark Blue (16; Sassone 12). Horizontal pair, Positions 46-47, part original gum, full margins, beautiful deep rich color, Very Fine pair, signed twice in pencil on back (once by Diena), small violet backstamp, Sassone L3,500,000 as pair, Scott Retail as two singles

900
260
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2522
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2522, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 10g Indigo (16a; Sassone 12b), SICILY, 1859, 10g Indigo (16a; Sassone 12b)SICILY, 1859, 10g Indigo (16a; Sassone 12b). Unused (no gum), clear to full margins, intense color, showing retouches on back of neck, thin spots at top corners, otherwise Very Fine, this retouched position is unlisted in Sassone, Sassone value for ordinary Indigo with gum is L1,850,000

475
120
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2523
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2523, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 10g Indigo (16a; Sassone 12b), SICILY, 1859, 10g Indigo (16a; Sassone 12b)SICILY, 1859, 10g Indigo (16a; Sassone 12b). Original gum, full to large margins all around, incredibly intense shade, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful stamp, Sassone L1,850,000

475
160
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2524
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2524, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 20g Dark Gray Violet (17; Sassone 13), SICILY, 1859, 20g Dark Gray Violet (17; Sassone 13)SICILY, 1859, 20g Dark Gray Violet (17; Sassone 13). Vertical pair, unused (no gum), clear to large margins all around, rich color and detailed impression, Very Fine and choice pair, Sassone L3,500,000 as a pair with gum, L1,050,000 as two singles without gum

900
100
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2525
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2525, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 20g Dark Gray Violet (17; Sassone 13), SICILY, 1859, 20g Dark Gray Violet (17; Sassone 13)SICILY, 1859, 20g Dark Gray Violet (17; Sassone 13). Top sheet margin single, large margins other sides, rich color, neat fancy frame cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, signed Diena and with Thier backstamp, Sassone L1,350,000

400
180
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2526
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2526, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 20g Slate Purple (17 var; Sassone 13b), SICILY, 1859, 20g Slate Purple (17 var; Sassone 13b)SICILY, 1859, 20g Slate Purple (17 var; Sassone 13b). Tropicalized original gum, full margins all around, fresh and distinctive color, Very Fine and choice example of this rare shade, Sassone L6,750,000, this shade is unlisted in Scott

E. 500-750
425
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2527
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Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2527, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 50g Dark Red Brown (18; Sassone 14), SICILY, 1859, 50g Dark Red Brown (18; Sassone 14)SICILY, 1859, 50g Dark Red Brown (18; Sassone 14). Position 1, top left corner sheet margins and large margins other sides, tropicalized original gum, beautiful rich color, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb corner margin copy of the 50-grana, Sassone L1,400,000

450
200
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2528
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2528, Italian States SICILY, 1859, 50g Dark Brown Red (18; Sassone 14), SICILY, 1859, 50g Dark Brown Red (18; Sassone 14)SICILY, 1859, 50g Dark Brown Red (18; Sassone 14). Large even margins, deep rich color, and detailed impression, neat fancy frame cancel

EXTRMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE SICILY 50-GRANA, WHICH IS VERY SCARCE IN SOUND USED CONDITION.

Signed three times including by Diena and Bolaffi. Sassone L11,000,000

3,500
3,000
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