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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — Italian States and Italy

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1313
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1313, Italian States and ItalyROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Dull Violet, 2b Black on Greenish White (1, 3; Sassone 1A, 3), ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Dull Violet, 2b Black on Greenish White (1, 3; Sassone 1A, 3)ROMAN STATES, 1852, -1/2b Black on Dull Violet, 2b Black on Greenish White (1, 3; Sassone 1A, 3). Two vertical pairs of -1/2b, margins large to barely touching on one side, vertical pair of 2b, margins large to just touching as well, all tied by barred triangle cancel on folded cover to Viterbo, Viterbo Dec. 6, 1865 arrival cancel, Very Fine

E. 500-750
0
1314
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1314, Italian States and ItalyROMAN STATES, 1852, 2b Black on Yellow Green, 7b Black on Blue (3a, 8; Sassone 3, 8), ROMAN STATES, 1852, 2b Black on Yellow Green, 7b Black on Blue (3a, 8; Sassone 3, 8)ROMAN STATES, 1852, 2b Black on Yellow Green, 7b Black on Blue (3a, 8; Sassone 3, 8). Single of 2b with large margins to just touching at bottom and horizontal strip of four of the 7b with large to huge margins incl. sheet margin at bottom, all tied by scarce diamond lozenges with Narni cancel on folded cover to Rome, cover with vertical file fold going thru fourth stamp of strip causing a small tear, still Very Fine, an attractive and charming cover, with 1984 Holcombe certificate

E. 300-400
250
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1315
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1315, Italian States and ItalySICILY, 1859, 1g Pale Olive Green (12h; Sassone 4), SICILY, 1859, 1g Pale Olive Green (12h; Sassone 4)SICILY, 1859, 1g Pale Olive Green (12h; Sassone 4). Two singles, large margins to just barely touching on right stamp, right example with sheet margin at right, tied by ornate framed "horseshoe" cancel with "Modica" in oval at right on folded cover to Noto, Very Fine, an attractive cover, signed A. Diena and with 1979 E. Diena certificate

E. 400-500
650
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1316
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1316, Italian States and ItalySICILY, 1859, 2g Blue (13g; Sassone 8c), SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue (13g; Sassone 8c)SICILY, 1859, 2g Blue (13g; Sassone 8c). Large margins all around, tied by distinctive ornate "horseshoe" cancel with rare red "Canicatti" in oval cancel at right on folded cover to Palermo, Palermo arrival circular datestamp, Very Fine, a choice cover, with 1977 E. Diena certificate

E. 300-400
400
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1317
ogbl
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1317, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1926, Trans-Polar Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile Flight, Frame Inverted, Se-tenant Pair with Normal (Sanabria S3, S3f), ITALY, 1926, Trans-Polar Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile Flight, Frame Inverted, Se-tenant Pair with Normal (Sanabria S3, S3f)ITALY, 1926, Trans-Polar Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile Flight, Frame Inverted, Se-tenant Pair with Normal (Sanabria S3, S3f). Bottom left corner block of four, bottom left stamp the inverted frame, lightly hinged, hinge reinforcement in selvage only, Very Fine

E. 200-300
150
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1318
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1318, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 19.75l Balbo Triptych, Color Mark on Top of Forehead (C48 var; Sassone PA51Da), ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 19.75l Balbo Triptych, Color Mark on Top of Forehead (C48 var; Sassone PA51Da)ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 19.75l Balbo Triptych, Color Mark on Top of Forehead (C48 var; Sassone PA51Da). Tied by 2.6.33 flight cancels on flown cover to Reykjavik, proper cachet and backstamps, signed by Captains Boghetti and Fraili

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE FLOWN COVER WITH THIS PLATE VARIETY. LESS THAN FIVE RECORDED.

This variety only exists on position 2 (I - BORG) on one of the two print runs.

Signed Bolaffi and Kessler. With 1984 E. Diena certificate. Sassone value

€ 40,000
7,500
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1319
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1319, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 5c-1.75l "G.N.R.", Verona Printing (Sassone 470-481), ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 5c-1.75l "G.N.R.", Verona Printing (Sassone 470-481)ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 5c-1.75l "G.N.R.", Verona Printing (Sassone 470-481). Used with 1944 50c (Sassone 493), 1944 25c-50c Propaganda (Sassone PG26-27, 34) and 1944 1.25l Special Delivery (Sassone E21), all tied by "Verona Succ, Borsa 13.7.44" double-circle datestamps on philatelic cover to Milan, arrival backstamps, Very Fine, the 1.75l is particularly scarce on cover, with 1998 Raybaudi certificate

E. 300-400
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1320
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1320, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 2l Carmine, 25c Dark Green Air Post, 1.25l Green Special Delivery, "G.N.R." Overprints, Brescia Printing (Sassone 481/I, PA117/I, E19/III), ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 2l Carmine, 25c Dark Green Air Post, 1.25l Green Special Delivery, "G.N.R." Overprints, Brescia Printing (Sassone 481/I, PA117/I, E19/III)ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 2l Carmine, 25c Dark Green Air Post, 1.25l Green Special Delivery, "G.N.R." Overprints, Brescia Printing (Sassone 481/I, PA117/I, E19/III). Singles of each, well-centered, attractive and 1.25l with selvage at bottom, each tied by well-struck "Formigine, Modena 24-6-44" double-circle datestamp on registered cover, addressed locally, Very Fine, the 2l alone catalogues €3,500 on cover, with 2001 Raybaudi certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
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1321
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1321, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 1.25l Green Special Delivery, "G.N." Type II, "R." Type III, Brescia Printing (Sassone E19/IIa), ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 1.25l Green Special Delivery, "G.N." Type II, "R." Type III, Brescia Printing (Sassone E19/IIa)ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 1.25l Green Special Delivery, "G.N." Type II, "R." Type III, Brescia Printing (Sassone E19/IIa). Used with 1944 20c, 30c and 50c "G.N.R." Overprints, Brescia Printing (Sassone 473/I, 475/I, 477/I), each tied by well-struck "Sarezzo, Brescia 27.12.43" double-circle datestamps on fresh cover to Villa Cogozzo, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a particularly rare cover showing the distinct variety in the "G.N.R." overprint of which only 2,000 were overprinted, with 2001 Sorani certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 750-1,000
0
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1322
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1322, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 1.25l Green, 2.50l Orange "G.N.R." Special Delivery, Brescia Printing (Sassone E19/III-E20/III), ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 1.25l Green, 2.50l Orange "G.N.R." Special Delivery, Brescia Printing (Sassone E19/III-E20/III)ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 1.25l Green, 2.50l Orange "G.N.R." Special Delivery, Brescia Printing (Sassone E19/III-E20/III). Single of each, tied by "Pontevico, Brescia 10.7.44" double-circle datestamp with additional strike below on registered cover to Sesto Calende, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, signed Fiecchi and with 2001 Raybaudi certificate, unlisted in Scott

E. 300-400
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1323
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1323, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 2.50l Orange "G.N.R." Special Delivery, Brescia Printing, Vertical Triptych Pair (Sassone E20/IIaa, E20/III), ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 2.50l Orange "G.N.R." Special Delivery, Brescia Printing, Vertical Triptych Pair (Sassone E20/IIaa, E20/III)ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1943-44, 2.50l Orange "G.N.R." Special Delivery, Brescia Printing, Vertical Triptych Pair (Sassone E20/IIaa, E20/III). Vertical triptych pair, Mint N.H., top stamp with Type II "G.N." and Type III "R." variety and bottom stamp Type III, selvage at right, fantastic bright color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 2.50-LIRE VERTICAL TRIPTYCH PAIR SHOWING ALL THREE OVERPRINT TYPES. A PHENONMENAL ITALIAN SOCIAL REPUBLIC RARITY WHICH MAY VERY WELL BE UNIQUE.

Sassone notes only one known. Bottom stamp signed Olivia. With 2013 Sorani certificate. Unlisted in Scott. Sassone value

€ 30,000
0
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1324
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1324, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 5c-25c "G.N.R." Postage Dues, Brescia Printing (Sassone S47/1-S50/I), ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 5c-25c "G.N.R." Postage Dues, Brescia Printing (Sassone S47/1-S50/I)ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, 1944, 5c-25c "G.N.R." Postage Dues, Brescia Printing (Sassone S47/1-S50/I). Singles of each value, tied by two well-struck "Travagliato, Brescia 18.1.44" double-circle datestamps on cover and applied upon arrival, "T" handstamp indicating postage due, with originating "Brescia Ferrovia, Espressi 17.1.44" double-circle datestamp at top right

VERY FINE. A RARE USE OF THE ITALIAN SOCIALIST REPUBLIC "G.N.R." POSTAGE DUES ON COVER.

Each value cataloguing as much as €2,500 individually on cover. With 1999 Sorani certificate. Unlisted in Scott

E. 1,500-2,000
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1325
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1325, Italian States and ItalyITALY, Italian Offices Abroad, 1874-78, 2c Orange Brown, "Estero" Overprint (2; Sassone 2), ITALY, Italian Offices Abroad, 1874-78, 2c Orange Brown, "Estero" Overprint (2; Sassone 2)ITALY, Italian Offices Abroad, 1874-78, 2c Orange Brown, "Estero" Overprint (2; Sassone 2). Used with 1863-77 1c Gray Green, London Printing (24; Sassone L14), 1878 2c on 10l (44; Sassone 36) and 1879 5c-10c King Humbert (45-46; Sassone 37-38), all tied by "Roma, Ferrovia 12 5 1881 circular datestamp and barred numeral on cover to Venice, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce use of the Italian Office Abroad stamps used domestically, signed Vaccari and with 2010 Sorani certificate

E. 750-1,000
0
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1326
 
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1326, Italian States and ItalyITALY, Aegean Islands, 1933, 5.25l + 19.75l Balbo Air Post Triptych, Color Mark on Top of Forehead (C26 var; Sassone PA28a), ITALY, Aegean Islands, 1933, 5.25l + 19.75l Balbo Air Post Triptych, Color Mark on Top of Forehead (C26 var; Sassone PA28a)ITALY, Aegean Islands, 1933, 5.25l + 19.75l Balbo Air Post Triptych, Color Mark on Top of Forehead (C26 var; Sassone PA28a). Neatly cancelled by flight circular datestamp, exceedingly bright and fresh, Very Fine, a scarce variety (especially used) that occurs only in one position on one of the two groups of sheets, with 1967 A. Diena certificate, Sassone value

€ 3,500
0
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1327
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1327, Italian States and ItalyITALY, Aegean Islands, 1935, 25c-3l + 2l Air Post (C32-C38; Sassone A38-A44), ITALY, Aegean Islands, 1935, 25c-3l + 2l Air Post (C32-C38; Sassone A38-A44)ITALY, Aegean Islands, 1935, 25c-3l + 2l Air Post (C32-C38; Sassone A38-A44). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Fine-Very Fine

1,040
250
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