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Sale 1086 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 18-19 November, 2014

Category — Italy thru Madagascar

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2652
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2652, Italy thru MadagascarITALY, 1519 "Cito" Letter from Rhodes to Rome, ITALY, 1519 "Cito" Letter from Rhodes to RomeITALY, 1519 "Cito" Letter from Rhodes to Rome. Folded letter with "Cito - Cito" endorsement at bottom, tongue seal still attached by wax, Very Fine, a scarce early letter

E. 200-300
250
2653
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2653, Italy thru MadagascarITALY, 1926, 1.25l St. Francis, Perf 13-1/2 (182a; Sassone 196), ITALY, 1926, 1.25l St. Francis, Perf 13-1/2 (182a; Sassone 196)ITALY, 1926, 1.25l St. Francis, Perf 13-1/2 (182a; Sassone 196). Mint N.H., rich color, Fine, Sassone €1,500

1,250
180
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2654
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2654, Italy thru MadagascarITALY, 1961, 205l Rose Lilac, Error of Color (834a; Sassone 921), ITALY, 1961, 205l Rose Lilac, Error of Color (834a; Sassone 921)ITALY, 1961, 205l Rose Lilac, Error of Color (834a; Sassone 921). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Very Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate, Sassone €1,900

1,500
550
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2655
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2655, Italy thru MadagascarITALY, 1930, 7,70l Trans-Atlantic Squadron (C27; Sassone A25), ITALY, 1930, 7,70l Trans-Atlantic Squadron (C27; Sassone A25)ITALY, 1930, 7,70l Trans-Atlantic Squadron (C27; Sassone A25). Tied by Dec. 15, 1930 cancel on flown cover to Rio de Janeiro, flight cachet and receiving datestamp, with signatures of the pilot and crew, Very Fine, with 2006 Raybaudi certificate, Sassone €2,250

1,850
550
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2656
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ITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l, 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51-A52). Group of 40 triptychs comprising a set of all twenty pilots names, most are lightly hinged, Fine-Very Fine, not often offered as a complete unit, Sassone €7,000, For complete scans (2.2mb) of this lot, go to http://www.siegelauctions.com/2014/1086/pdf/2656.pdf

5,700
1,700
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2657
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2657, Italy thru MadagascarITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51-A52), ITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51-A52)ITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51-A52). Each tied to a flown registered cover, first (I - Dini) tied by June 10, 1933 Rome cancels to Iceland and with cachet handstamp, second (I - Bian) tied by same cancel to Chicago Ill. and with same cachet, very minor cover wrinkling

VERY FINE. A MOST ATTRACTIVE PAIR OF MATCHED BALBO FLIGHT COVERS.

Each with 2006 Raybaudi certificate. Sassone €8,750

5,950
2,100
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2658
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2658, Italy thru MadagascarITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l "Servizio Di Stato" Triptych (CO1; Sassone SA1), ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l "Servizio Di Stato" Triptych (CO1; Sassone SA1)ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l "Servizio Di Stato" Triptych (CO1; Sassone SA1). Wonderfully fresh, lightly hinged, Very Fine and choice, with 2014 Avi certificate, Sassone €4,200

3,100
1,300
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2659
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2659, Italy thru MadagascarITALY,1934, 10l Blue & Black, "Servizio Di Stato" (CO2; Sassone SA2), ITALY,1934, 10l Blue & Black, "Servizio Di Stato" (CO2; Sassone SA2)ITALY,1934, 10l Blue & Black, "Servizio Di Stato" (CO2; Sassone SA2). Attractive color, trivial bit of album offset on gum, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, Sassone €1,100

825
200
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2660
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2660, Italy thru MadagascarITALY, Italian Socialist Republic, 1944, 5c-20l Parcel Post (Q1-Q12; Sassone PP36-PP47 ), ITALY, Italian Socialist Republic, 1944, 5c-20l Parcel Post (Q1-Q12; Sassone PP36-PP47 )ITALY, Italian Socialist Republic, 1944, 5c-20l Parcel Post (Q1-Q12; Sassone PP36-PP47 ). Mint N.H., except 3l lightly hinged, 30c (catalogues $6.50) with pulled perf, 20l with small spot on gum, Fine-Very Fine, Sassone as Mint N.H. €3,000, Scott Retail as hinged (with note that Mint N.H. worth 2 to 2-1/2 times)

1,250
200
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2661
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2661, Italy thru MadagascarJAPAN, 1871, 500m Blue Green, Mihon (Specimen) Overprint (4S), JAPAN, 1871, 500m Blue Green, Mihon (Specimen) Overprint (4S)JAPAN, 1871, 500m Blue Green, Mihon (Specimen) Overprint (4S). Plate I, position 6, large to full margins all around, fresh color, Very Fine and scarce

E. 300-400
300
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2662
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2662, Italy thru MadagascarJAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8), JAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8)JAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8). Single faint hinge mark, Very Fine

1,250
600
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2663
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2663, Italy thru MadagascarJAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8), JAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8)JAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8). Lightly hinged, Very Fine

1,250
600
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2664
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2664, Italy thru MadagascarJAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8), JAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8)JAPAN, 1929-34, Communications Day Souvenir Sheet (C8). Disturbed original gum, Fine-Very Fine

1,250
600
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2665
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2665, Italy thru MadagascarLIBYA, 1934, 50c-25l+3l Air Posts (C14-C18; Sassone A14-A18), LIBYA, 1934, 50c-25l+3l Air Posts (C14-C18; Sassone A14-A18)LIBYA, 1934, 50c-25l+3l Air Posts (C14-C18; Sassone A14-A18). Mint N.H., bright colors, Fine-Very Fine

1,000
275
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2666
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2666, Italy thru MadagascarLUXEMBOURG, 1854, 10c Intense Black (1b; Prifix 1a), LUXEMBOURG, 1854, 10c Intense Black (1b; Prifix 1a)LUXEMBOURG, 1854, 10c Intense Black (1b; Prifix 1a). Unused (regummed per expert Raymond Goebel), minor natural gum wrinkle and trivial gum traces on front, Very Fine appearance, a scarce shade, Prifix €3,000

3,650
325
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2667
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2667, Italy thru MadagascarLUXEMBOURG, 1853, 1sg Red Brown (2; Prifix 2c), LUXEMBOURG, 1853, 1sg Red Brown (2; Prifix 2c)LUXEMBOURG, 1853, 1sg Red Brown (2; Prifix 2c). Unused (regummed per expert Raymond Goebel), four full and well balanced margins, lovely bright color and impression, trivial natural paper wrinkle mentioned for accuracy only, Very Fine, signed Roig, Prifix €1,900

1,950
250
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2668
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2668, Italy thru MadagascarLUXEMBOURG, 1852, 10c Gray Black (1; Prifix 1), LUXEMBOURG, 1852, 10c Gray Black (1; Prifix 1)LUXEMBOURG, 1852, 10c Gray Black (1; Prifix 1). Two horizontal pairs, each with huge to ample margins all around, just tied on folded letter by light strikes of nine-bar rimless grid cancels to Paris, France, "Luxembourg 12 Oct 58" French type datestamp beside, large boxed "PD" handstamp, transit and arrival backstamp, Very Fine, an attractive cover franked by two gorgeous pairs, signed Goebel

E. 500-750
800
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2669
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2669, Italy thru MadagascarLUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Intense Black (1b; Michel 1a; Prifix 1a), LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Intense Black (1b; Michel 1a; Prifix 1a)LUXEMBOURG, 1852-59, 10c Intense Black (1b; Michel 1a; Prifix 1a). “L” shaped block of three, being a most uncommon format of franking on a slightly larger sized but most attractive cover to Belgium, the “block” has very large margins to just barely touching frameline, deep luxuriant color and impressions, tied by three light strikes of distinctive three-ring cancel with a dot in the center, matching “Clervaux 29 XII 1852” double circle Belgian type circular datestamp, multiple transit and arrival markings on reverse both in red and black, Very Fine and choice, in addition to being a most unusual franking, this cover also represents and extremely early usage of the Greenish Black printings, ex Del Puente, with 1969 F.D.S.P.L. and 2014 Bottger certificates

E. 750-1,000
2,300
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2670
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Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2670, Italy thru MadagascarLUXEMBOURG, 1923, 10fr Princess Elizabeth Souvenir Sheet (151; Michel Bloch 1II), LUXEMBOURG, 1923, 10fr Princess Elizabeth Souvenir Sheet (151; Michel Bloch 1II)LUXEMBOURG, 1923, 10fr Princess Elizabeth Souvenir Sheet (151; Michel Bloch 1II). Second printing, usual splotchy original gum, a small bit of which is on the face at bottom right, Fine, Michel €2,500

1,100
275
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2671
c
Sale Number 1086, Lot Number 2671, Italy thru MadagascarMADAGASCAR, 1892 Norwegian Mission in Madagascar, MADAGASCAR, 1892 Norwegian Mission in MadagascarMADAGASCAR, 1892 Norwegian Mission in Madagascar. Cover bearing two French Colonies 25c stamps tied by "Tananarive, Madagascar 1 Mars 92" circular datestamp with another side to the left to Lisbon, Ill., blue "Rev. A. Walen, Madagaskar, Norw. Mission" personal cachet handstamp on reverse, Paris and New York transit and Lisbon arrival backstamps, right stamp with rounded corner, cover being skillfully restored along folds and backflap for preservation, cover opened for display purposes, Fine, a very rare early cover, ex Wyer

E. 750-1,000
400
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