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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
2529
P
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2529, Italian States TUSCANY, 1851, 1q Black, Plate Proof on Wove (1P; Sassone 1P), TUSCANY, 1851, 1q Black, Plate Proof on Wove (1P; Sassone 1P)TUSCANY, 1851, 1q Black, Plate Proof on Wove (1P; Sassone 1P). Large margins to clear, intense impression on bright paper, Very Fine and choice

E. 200-300
140
2530
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2530, Italian States TUSCANY, 1852, 1q Black (1; Sassone 1), TUSCANY, 1852, 1q Black (1; Sassone 1)TUSCANY, 1852, 1q Black (1; Sassone 1). Clear to large margins incl. parts of four adjoining stamps, intense shade on deep green paper, neat strike of red "P.D." handstamp, light stain at top from hinge, otherwise Extremely Fine, ex Caspary, Sassone L3,500,000

1,250
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2531
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2531, Italian States TUSCANY, 1852, 1q Black (1; Sassone 1a), TUSCANY, 1852, 1q Black (1; Sassone 1a)TUSCANY, 1852, 1q Black (1; Sassone 1a). Large margins all around incl. part of three adjoining stamps, intense shade on light paper, neat strike of town datestamp, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L3,500,000

1,250
1,050
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2532
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2532, Italian States TUSCANY, 1851, 1s Ocher on Grayish (2; Sassone 2), TUSCANY, 1851, 1s Ocher on Grayish (2; Sassone 2)TUSCANY, 1851, 1s Ocher on Grayish (2; Sassone 2). Horizontal pair, clear to large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, fresh color on light grayish paper, perfect strike of "Firenze 2 Mag 1855" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine and choice pair, ex Caspary, Sassone L9,000,000

3,000
2,400
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2533
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2533, Italian States TUSCANY, 1851, 1s Yellow on Bluish (2b; Sassone 2c), TUSCANY, 1851, 1s Yellow on Bluish (2b; Sassone 2c)TUSCANY, 1851, 1s Yellow on Bluish (2b; Sassone 2c). Large even margins all around, intense color on nicely blued paper, clear strike of "P.D." handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, Sassone L4,750,000

1,500
850
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2534
og
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2534, Italian States TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Carmine (4; Sassone 4), TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Carmine (4; Sassone 4)TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Carmine (4; Sassone 4). Original gum, huge margins including significant portion of adjoining stamp at left, deep rich color on nicely colored paper

EXTREMELY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE TUSCANY ONE-CRAZIE.

Ex King Carol. Signed in pencil. Sassone L13,500,000

3,700
2,600
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2535
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Carmine (4; Sassone 4). Huge margins all around incl. parts of five adjoining stamps, rich color on light grayish paper, two neat strikes of five-bar cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, a beautiful stamp, Sassone L200,000

60
100
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2536
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Brown Carmine (4a; Sassone 4e). Enormous margins incl. significant portions of three adjoining stamps, fresh color on light grayish paper, neat strike of "Firenze 24 Mag 1856" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, Sassone L200,000

60
85
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2537
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Carmine (4; Sassone 4). Vertical pair, clear to large margins incl. parts of five adjoining stamps, bright shade, neat five-bar cancel, Very Fine-Extremely Fine pair, Sassone 450,000

120
110
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2538
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Brownish Carmine (4a; Sassone 4e). Horizontal strip of three, large to huge margins all around incl. parts of six adjoining stamps, rich color on nice shade of greenish paper, tied by "Livorno 20 Feb 1856" circular datestamp and five-bar cancel on small blue piece, Extremely Fine Gem strip of three, Sassone L1,350,000 as a used strip of three, Scott Retail as three singles

180
325
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2539
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 1cr Carmine, 4cr Green (4, 6; Sassone 4, 6). Two of former (shades), all have full to large margins incl. part of adjoining stamps, each with different cancel incl. four-bar, six-bar and oval of diamonds, all are fresh and Very Fine, each signed in pencil, Sassone 700,000

200
65
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2540
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 2cr Blue (5; Sassone 5). Clear to large margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, fresh color, tied by "S.F." in circle handstamp on small piece, fresh and Very Fine, rare with the Strada Ferrata railroad cancellation

E. 200-300
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2541
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 4cr Green (6; Sassone 6c). Dark shade, huge margins all round incl. significant part of adjoining stamp at right, cancelled by bold strike of "Firenze" in frame handstamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, Sassone 300,000 with no premium for the cancellation

80
130
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2542
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 6cr Blue (7; Sassone 7). Clear to large margins incl. parts of three adjoining stamps, rich color, neat strike of red cancellation, Very Fine and choice, Sassone L375,000

90
65
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2543
c
TUSCANY, 1851, 6cr Blue (7; Sassone 7). Large margins to just in at top incl. part of adjoining stamp at bottom, cancelled by bold strike of red "P.D." handstamp on 1855 folded letter to Livorno, bold "Firenze 29 Mag 1855" circular datestamp, faint file folds well clear of stamp and marking, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice, an attractive cover, signed Diena, Sassone L1,500,000

E. 200-300
250
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2544
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 6cr Slate Blue (7a; Sassone 7d). Huge margins all around incl. parts of five adjoining stamps, pretty shade, neat strike of town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp, Sassone L375,000

90
125
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2545
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 6cr Indigo (7b; Sassone 7e). Full to huge margins incl. significant portions of adjoining stamps at sides, tied by bold strike of five-bar cancel on small piece, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L450,000

90
90
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2546
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 9cr Gray Lilac (8; Sassone 8). Large even margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, rich color on nice shade of greenish paper, neat strike of town datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, Sassone L375,000

110
110
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2547
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2547, Italian States TUSCANY, 1851, 9cr Gray Lilac (8; Sassone 8), TUSCANY, 1851, 9cr Gray Lilac (8; Sassone 8)TUSCANY, 1851, 9cr Gray Lilac (8; Sassone 8). Clear to large margins, cancelled by perfectly-struck "PD" handstamp on small mourning cover to Toulouse, France, second strike at left, matching "Montepulciano 7 Nov. 1856" double-circle datestamp, red "Toscane" transit, Marseilles and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, a wonderful cover, ex Caspary, Sassone L2,000,000 with no premium factored for the cancels

E. 400-500
250
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2548
 
TUSCANY, 1851, 9cr Gray Lilac (8; Sassone 8). Huge margins all around incl. parts of four adjacent stamps, fresh color, neat strike of boxed "PD" handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L375,000

110
170
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2549
ng
TUSCANY, 1857, 1q Black on White Paper (10; Sassone 10). Unused (no gum), large margins to clear, intense impression, tiny corner crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine, Sassone L550,000 without gum

675
55
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2550
 
TUSCANY, 1857, 1q Black on White Paper (10; Sassone 10). Large margins to clear, white paper nicely contrasted by red town datestamp, Very Fine and choice, Sassone L2,000,000

625
170
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2551
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2551, Italian States TUSCANY, 1857, 1cr Carmine on White Paper (12; Sassone 12), TUSCANY, 1857, 1cr Carmine on White Paper (12; Sassone 12)TUSCANY, 1857, 1cr Carmine on White Paper (12; Sassone 12). Horizontal strip of three, clear margins all around, tied by several strikes of "Firenze 19 Dic 1859" circular datestamps on folded letter to Ferrara, another clear strike at top, strip also tied by "PD" in oval handstamp, receiving backstamp of 21 Dec., cover with horizontal file fold clear of strip and internal tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, an exceedingly scarce usage of a strip of three, Sassone L10,000,000 for a strip of three on cover

E. 1,000-1,500
750
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2552
 
TUSCANY, 1857, 6cr Deep Blue on White Paper (15; Sassone 15). Ample margins all around, pretty shade nicely contrasted by red "Livorno 26 Apr. 1857" circular datestamp, Very Fine and choice, Sassone L400,000

100
75
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2553
ogbl
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2553, Italian States TUSCANY, 1860, 1c Brown Lilac (17; Sassone 17), TUSCANY, 1860, 1c Brown Lilac (17; Sassone 17)TUSCANY, 1860, 1c Brown Lilac (17; Sassone 17). Block of four, original gum, full margins to barely touched at lower left, rich color and clear watermarks

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A SCARCE ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE TUSCANY 1-CENTE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT COAT OF ARMS ISSUE.

Each stamp with small "W.H.C." (Colson) backstamp. Sassone L22,000,000

5,600
3,750
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2554
 
TUSCANY, 1860, 5c Olive Green (18a; Sassone 18a). Huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamp at right, fresh and bright color, stamp shows unusual white spot at bottom between frame and vignette, neat town datestamp, Extremely Fine and choice, a superb stamp, small blue backstamp, Sassone L550,000

150
60
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2555
 
TUSCANY, 1860, 10c Gray Brown (19; Sassone 19). Huge margins to clear incl. parts of adjoining stamps at sides, tied by bold strike of red "S. Sofia 8 Feb. 1860" double-circle datestamp on small piece, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone L230,000

18
30
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2556
c
TUSCANY, 1860, 10c Gray Brown (19; Sassone 19). Huge margins all around incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by clear strike of square grid of squares handstamp, matching "Arcidosso 12 Nov. 1860" circular datestamp on folded cover, Extremely Fine and choice, a handsome cover, signed in pencil, Sassone L400,000

E. 100-150
110
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2557
 
TUSCANY, 1860, 10c Deep Brown (19a; Sassone 19e). Ample to large margins, tied by perfect strike of red "Montalcino 6 Lug. 1860" double-circle datestamp on small blue piece, Extremely Fine and choice, signed in pencil, Sassone L165,000

E. 75-100
75
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2558
c
TUSCANY, 1860, 10c Deep Brown (19a; Sassone 19e). Large margins to clear incl. part of adjoining stamp at left, tied by four-bar handstamp on 1860 folded letter to Pisa, bold "Pistoia 20 Nov. 60" circular datestamp, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine and choice, an immaculate cover, signed in pencil, Sassone L305,000

E. 75-100
80
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2559
c
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2559, Italian States TUSCANY, 1860, 10c Gray Brown, 20c Gray Blue (19, 20b; Sassone 19, 20b), TUSCANY, 1860, 10c Gray Brown, 20c Gray Blue (19, 20b; Sassone 19, 20b)TUSCANY, 1860, 10c Gray Brown, 20c Gray Blue (19, 20b; Sassone 19, 20b). Each has large margins, tied by two strikes of blue "Firenze 25 Feb. 60" circular datestamp on folded letter to Perugia, matching "PD" in oval, receiving backstamp, light horizontal file fold clear of stamps and markings, Extremely Fine and choice, an attractive franking, signed in pencil

E. 300-400
350
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2560
 
Sale Number 828, Lot Number 2560, Italian States TUSCANY, 1860, 20c Deep Blue (20a; Sassone 20a), TUSCANY, 1860, 20c Deep Blue (20a; Sassone 20a)TUSCANY, 1860, 20c Deep Blue (20a; Sassone 20a). Horizontal strip of three, large margins to clear, rich color, two neat strikes of Firenze datestamp, faint horizontal crease visible only in fluid, otherwise Extremely Fine, an exceedingly scarce strip, ex Stockinger, Sassone L5,500,000 as a strip of three, L1,125,000 as three used singles, Scott Retail as three singles

300
200
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2561
 
TUSCANY, 1860, 40c Rose, Carmine (21, 21a; Sassone 21, shades). Four used singles, one with Firenze cds, two used from Livorno, last with five-bar handstamp, each a slightly different shade, all have clear to large margins, few small imperfections, all appear Very Fine, an interesting group, Sassone L2,100,000 as the least expensive shades

560
125
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