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Sale 1143 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, Featuring The Irwin Weinberg Inventory

Sale Date — Wednesday-Friday, 16-18 November, 2016

Category — Italian States and Italy

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3792
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3792, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1450 (Oct.) "Cito" Letter from Milan, ITALY, 1450 (Oct.) "Cito" Letter from MilanITALY, 1450 (Oct.) "Cito" Letter from Milan. Folded letter with "Cito Cito" endorsement at bottom to Garfagnana, Very Fine, believed to be the earliest known dated "Cito" cover recorded and great precursor to the modern-day special delivery or express service, ex Faulstich and Markovits

E. 300-400
425
3793
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3793, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1462 (Mar. 10) "Cito" Letter, ITALY, 1462 (Mar. 10) "Cito" LetterITALY, 1462 (Mar. 10) "Cito" Letter. Folded letter to a General, with "Cito Cito, Volante, die-nochi" (Hurry, Hurry, fly by day & night) endorsement at bottom, additional cross indicating safe passage, indecipherable origin and destination, Very Fine, believed to be the second earliest known dated "Cito" cover recorded, ex Faulstich and Markovits

E. 200-300
350
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3794
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3794, Italian States and ItalyITALY, "Cito" Letters, ITALY, "Cito" LettersITALY, "Cito" Letters. Three, two from Italy dated Jun. 1502 and Oct. 1514 with "Cito Cito" endorsement, each with wax seal still attached, last Jul. 1723 from Belgium with "Cigo Cigo" (Flemish) from Dendermonde to Nieuport (ex Faulstich), Very Fine trio, ex Markovits

E. 400-500
300
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3795
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3795, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852-57, 5c Black on Green, With Period After Value (6; Sassone 7), ITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852-57, 5c Black on Green, With Period After Value (6; Sassone 7)ITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852-57, 5c Black on Green, With Period After Value (6; Sassone 7). Horizontal strip of three, huge balanced margins, cancelled by bars with "Carrara 22 Apr." double-circle datestamp on 1853 folded letter to Livorno, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, with 1988 E. Diena certificate

E. 400-500
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3796°
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3796, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN STATES, Naples, 50g Rose Lake (6; Sassone 14), ITALIAN STATES, Naples, 50g Rose Lake (6; Sassone 14)ITALIAN STATES, Naples, 50g Rose Lake (6; Sassone 14). Used with 2g and 5g (3-4; Sassone 5e, 5f, 8-9), five examples of 2g and vertical strip of three of 5g (Sassone II Tavola) and 5g single (Sassone I Tavola), mostly with large balanced margins, all cancelled by boxed "Annullato" on large 1860 folded cover from Naples to Rome, Apr. 28 originating backstamp, red boxed "P.D."

VERY FINE. A SPECTACULAR USE OF THE 50-GRANA IN COMBINATION WITH 2-GRANNA SINGLES AND 5-GRANNA STRIP AND SINGLE WITH DIFFERENT TYPES. AN IDEAL SHOWPIECE FOR AN EXHIBIT.

The 50g stamp alone is very rare to find on cover where the Scott value is $32,500.00. Additionally, the dual type use of the 5g stamps is quite uncommon. Signed Grioni and Fiecchi. With 1976 A. Diena and 2014 Sorani certificates.

E. 5,000-7,500
6,250
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3797
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3797, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1852, 40c Black on Blue (5; Sassone 5), ITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1852, 40c Black on Blue (5; Sassone 5)ITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1852, 40c Black on Blue (5; Sassone 5). Original gum, large balanced margins, sharp impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, a rare original gum example in outstanding quality, with 2015 Sorani certificate, Sassone €7,000

4,500
800
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3798
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3798, 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, portion of address inked out, Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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3799
og
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3799, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1852, 7b Black on Blue (8; Sassone 8a), ITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1852, 7b Black on Blue (8; Sassone 8a)ITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1852, 7b Black on Blue (8; Sassone 8a). Original gum, h.r., large margins all around, strong impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2015 Sorani certificate, Sassone €2,850

1,700
325
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3800
 
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3800, Italian States and ItalySARDINIA, 1851, 40c Bright Carmine Rose (3b; Sassone 3b), SARDINIA, 1851, 40c Bright Carmine Rose (3b; Sassone 3b)SARDINIA, 1851, 40c Bright Carmine Rose (3b; Sassone 3b). Large margins all around, wonderfully rich color, grid of dots cancel

VERY FINE. A RARE SOUND FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1841 40-CENTISIMI BRIGHT CARMINE ROSE.

With 2016 Avi certificate

5,850
1,300
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3801
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3801, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN STATES, Tuscany, 1851-52, 1cr Carmine on Grayish Blue Paper (4; Sassone 4), ITALIAN STATES, Tuscany, 1851-52, 1cr Carmine on Grayish Blue Paper (4; Sassone 4)ITALIAN STATES, Tuscany, 1851-52, 1cr Carmine on Grayish Blue Paper (4; Sassone 4). Horizontal pair, margins ample to just barely touching at bottom left, tied by beautiful strike of blue "Bagno 13 Mar. 1857" double-circle datestamp on immaculate folded cover to Roca San Casciano, arrival backstamp the next day, Scott Retail as pair on cover

1,350
550
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3802
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3802, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN STATES, Tuscany, 1851-52, 2cr Blue (5; Sassone 5a), ITALIAN STATES, Tuscany, 1851-52, 2cr Blue (5; Sassone 5a)ITALIAN STATES, Tuscany, 1851-52, 2cr Blue (5; Sassone 5a). Horizontal pair, large to full margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by diamond grid cancels with corresponding "Livorno 25 Nov. 1852" circular datestamp at right on folded letter to Modena, arrival datestamp, Very Fine, with 1982 Raybaudi certificate, Scott Retail as pair on cover

2,750
1,200
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3803
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3803, Italian States and ItalyITALIAN STATES, Two Sicilies, Neapolitan Provinces, 1861, 1g Black, 5g Carmine Rose, 10g Orange (21, 23, 25; Sassone 19, 21-22), ITALIAN STATES, Two Sicilies, Neapolitan Provinces, 1861, 1g Black, 5g Carmine Rose, 10g Orange (21, 23, 25; Sassone 19, 21-22)ITALIAN STATES, Two Sicilies, Neapolitan Provinces, 1861, 1g Black, 5g Carmine Rose, 10g Orange (21, 23, 25; Sassone 19, 21-22). Each with large to full margins, cancelled by May 6, 1861 oval datestamps with red "Posta di Napoli" double-circle handstamp at right on folded cover to Catania, red boxed "P.D.", Messina transit datestamp, Very Fine and attractive three-color franking, signed A. Diena

E. 400-500
475
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3804
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3804, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1923, 50c St. Francis, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (145d; Sassone 133h), ITALY, 1923, 50c St. Francis, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (145d; Sassone 133h)ITALY, 1923, 50c St. Francis, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (145d; Sassone 133h). With selvage at left, lightly hinged, well-centered and fresh, small natural gum crease at bottom, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, Sassone €1,600

1,100
250
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3805
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3805, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1946, 100l Carmine Lake, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (477 var; Sassone 565ao), ITALY, 1946, 100l Carmine Lake, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (477 var; Sassone 565ao)ITALY, 1946, 100l Carmine Lake, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Vertically (477 var; Sassone 565ao). Horizontal strip of three with sheet-margin at left, right stamp with small h.r., other stamps Mint N.H., lightly hinged in sheet-margin, each signed with position nos. 16-18, Fine, a scarce perforation error, Sassone value

€ 4,050
650
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3806
c
Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3806, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1934, 50c-10l + 5l 2nd World Soccer Championships (C62-C65; Sassone A69-A72), ITALY, 1934, 50c-10l + 5l 2nd World Soccer Championships (C62-C65; Sassone A69-A72)ITALY, 1934, 50c-10l + 5l 2nd World Soccer Championships (C62-C65; Sassone A69-A72). Complete set, tied by two clear "Roma 18, Via della Stamperi, 24.5.1934" first day of issue double-circle datestamps on cover to Vatican City, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, Scott Retail as "set on overfranked commemorative cover", Sassone €5,000

3,750
400
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3807
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3807, Italian States and ItalyITALY,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). Mint N.H., excellent centering, brilliantly fresh, Extremely Fine, a choice quality example of this scarce Air Post Official, with 2016 Avi certificate, Sassone €2,200

1,750
550
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3808
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3808, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 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). Mint N.H., rich colors, small natural gum inclusion, Very Fine, with clear 2006 Raybaudi certificate, Sassone €2,200

1,750
375
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3809
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3809, Italian States and ItalyITALY,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). Lightly hinged, well-centered, fresh colors, Very Fine, with 2016 Avi certificate, Sassone €1,100

875
275
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3810
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3810, Italian States and ItalyITALY,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). Lightly hinged, bright colors, Very Fine, with 2016 Avi certificate, Sassone €1,100

875
275
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3811
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Sale Number 1143, Lot Number 3811, Italian States and ItalyITALY, 1870-1925, 1c Buff & Magenta, Postage Due, Numeral Inverted (J3a; Sassone 3b), ITALY, 1870-1925, 1c Buff & Magenta, Postage Due, Numeral Inverted (J3a; Sassone 3b)ITALY, 1870-1925, 1c Buff & Magenta, Postage Due, Numeral Inverted (J3a; Sassone 3b). Original gum, h.r., few small faults incl. small thin, inclusion and couple short perfs at top, otherwise Fine appearance, ex Cunliffe, Sassone €6,250

4,750
425
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