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Sale 1170 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

Category — Israel thru Italy & Colonies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4776
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4776, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesISRAEL, 1948, 250m-1,000m First Coins (7-9), ISRAEL, 1948, 250m-1,000m First Coins (7-9)ISRAEL, 1948, 250m-1,000m First Coins (7-9). Full tabs, Mint N.H., each with light fingerprint on gum, rich colors, Fine-Very Fine, an attractive set of the Doar Ivri high values

6,000
1,700
4777
c
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4777, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesTUSCANY, 1851, 4cr Green (6; Sassone 6), TUSCANY, 1851, 4cr Green (6; Sassone 6)TUSCANY, 1851, 4cr Green (6; Sassone 6). Horizontal strip of seven, mostly large to full margins, just touching the frameline at bottom, rich color, tied by light bar cancels on 1855 folded letter to New York, "Livorno Leg 14 1855" circular datestamp, "Paris a Calais 19 Jul 55" backstamp, "Boston Br. Pkt. 5 Aug 2" circular datestamp, ms. "via Inglaterra", filed folds between first and second stamp and through sixth stamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMMENSELY RARE STRIP OF SEVEN OF THE 1851 4-CRAZIE GREEN ON COVER.

Any strip larger than five, whether on or off cover, is enormously rare.

This cover was discovered in an old estate and likely has not been on the market in many decades, if at all

E. 3,000-4,000
8,500
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4778
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4778, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1863, 40c Carmine (31; Sassone L20), ITALY, 1863, 40c Carmine (31; Sassone L20)ITALY, 1863, 40c Carmine (31; Sassone L20). Original gum, well-centered, strong rich color, a Very Fine example of this scarce original-gum stamp, signed A. Diena and with 1977 Fiechi certificate, basic Sassone listed (for mediocre centering) €3,750, for well-centered ("discreta") €8,000

6,500
1,800
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4779
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4779, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1924-25, 20c Columbia, 50c Piperno, 50c Siero Casali, 50c Tantal, Advertising Labels, Imperforate (105d/105j var; Sassone 13 var, 15 var, 18 var, 20 var), ITALY, 1924-25, 20c Columbia, 50c Piperno, 50c Siero Casali, 50c Tantal, Advertising Labels, Imperforate (105d/105j var; Sassone 13 var, 15 var, 18 var, 20 var)ITALY, 1924-25, 20c Columbia, 50c Piperno, 50c Siero Casali, 50c Tantal, Advertising Labels, Imperforate (105d/105j var; Sassone 13 var, 15 var, 18 var, 20 var). Without gum as issued, each with partial imprint in bottom margin, large margins, fresh colors, Very Fine, these are generally considered archival proofs and are seldom offered, Sassone value

€ 1,800
275
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4780
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4780, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1923, 50c Violet & Orange Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (145d; Sassone 133h), ITALY, 1923, 50c Violet & Orange Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (145d; Sassone 133h)ITALY, 1923, 50c Violet & Orange Brown, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (145d; Sassone 133h). Mint N.H., marvelously bright and fresh, Fine, a scarce error, signed Sorani, Sassone €1,600 as hinged

1,750
300
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4781
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4781, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1923, 5l Violet & Black, Imperforate (170a; Sassone 156d), ITALY, 1923, 5l Violet & Black, Imperforate (170a; Sassone 156d)ITALY, 1923, 5l Violet & Black, Imperforate (170a; Sassone 156d). Mint N.H., large margins, rich color, Very Fine, light pencil signature on gum, Sassone €3,000

2,150
325
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4782
 
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4782, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41), ITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41)ITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41). Clear first day Rome Aug. 6, 1932 circular datestamp, well-centered, strong colors, Very Fine, Sassone €1,300, this stamp was only valid until Jan. 31, 1933

950
150
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4783
 
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4783, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41), ITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41)ITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41). Block of four, lightly struck Rome Dec. 21, 1932 circular datestamps, excellent centering, deep rich colors, Very Fine, a choice block which is rarely encountered in used condition due to the fact that it was issued on Aug. 6, 1932 and was valid only until Jan. 31, 1933, catalogued as singles, Sassone €5,200

3,800
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4784
c
Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4784, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41), ITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41)ITALY, 1932, 100l Bright Blue & Greenish Black, Air Post (C34; Sassone A41). Used with 2.75l Gray (277; Sassone 312), each tied by first day (for No. C34) Rome Aug. 6, 1932 double-circle datestamp on registered flown to The Hague, Holland, departure backstamps, couple file folds away from stamps, Very Fine, a rare first day cover, catalogued simply as flown cover, Sassone €3,750

2,750
450
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4785
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4785, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 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). Complete sheets of 20 containing each of the pilot's names, Mint N.H. with the exception of a few hinge marks in the selvage (a total of four strips just barely touched by hinge), couple small faults incl. a few toned spots (mostly in selvage) and minor splitting

FINE-VERY FINE. A RARE SET OF SHEETS OF THE 1933 BALBO TRIPTYCH AIR POST.

Catalogued as single strips. Sassone €12,700

10,920
3,250
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4786
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4786, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51O-A52K), ITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51O-A52K)ITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51O-A52K). No. C48 (I - Ques) with selvage at right, C49 (I - Migl) with selvage at right, used with Italy 1.75l and 50c vertical pair on reverse, each tied by Naples Jun. 26, 1933 double-circle datestamp on flown registered cover to New York, black flight cachet at right, Ferrovia and Rome transit and New York arrival backstamps, couple corner mount marks

VERY FINE. A LOVELY FLOWN REGISTERED COVER WITH BOTH BALBO TRIPTYCH'S.

Signed A. Diena. With 1982 Raybaudi certificate. Scott Retail as flown cover with individual triptych $3,000.00. Sassone value for No. A51O €5,000, A52K €3,750

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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4787
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4787, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51S-A52D), ITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51S-A52D)ITALY, 1933, 5.25l+19.75l and 5.25l+44.75l Balbo Triptych (C48-C49; Sassone A51S-A52D). No. C48 (I - Teuc) with selvage at right, C49 (I - Borg) from top right corner, used with Italy 1.75l and 50c vertical pair on reverse, each tied by Naples Jun. 26, 1933 double-circle datestamp on flown registered cover to New York, black flight cachet at right, Ferrovia and Rome transit and New York arrival backstamps, couple corner mount marks

VERY FINE. A RARE COMBINATION WITH BOTH BALBO TRIPTYCH'S ON FLOWN REGISTERED COVER.

With 1982 Raybaudi certificate. Scott Retail as flown cover with individual triptych $3,000.00. Sassone value for No. A51S €5,000, A52D €3,750

E. 2,000-3,000
1,700
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4788
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4788, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 6c on 15c Slate (5; Sassone 3), ITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 6c on 15c Slate (5; Sassone 3)ITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 6c on 15c Slate (5; Sassone 3). Original gum, rich shade, Fine example of this scarce stamp, Sassone €2,000

1,600
275
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4789
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4789, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALIAN COLONIES, 1932, 100l Deep Green & Brown, Air Post (C7; Sassone A14), ITALIAN COLONIES, 1932, 100l Deep Green & Brown, Air Post (C7; Sassone A14)ITALIAN COLONIES, 1932, 100l Deep Green & Brown, Air Post (C7; Sassone A14). Tied by "Posta Aerea, Tripoli D'Africa 19.9.32" double-circle datestamp, with another strike beside, on registered flown cover to Parigi, Italy, Rome transit backstamp, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, Sassone €900

650
110
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4790
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4790, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesITALY, Aegean Islands, 1932, 100l Deep Blue & Greenish Gray, Air Post (C14; Sassone A21), ITALY, Aegean Islands, 1932, 100l Deep Blue & Greenish Gray, Air Post (C14; Sassone A21)ITALY, Aegean Islands, 1932, 100l Deep Blue & Greenish Gray, Air Post (C14; Sassone A21). Tied by "Posta Aerea, Rodi (Egeo) 2.12.32" double-circle datestamp, with additional strike beside, on registered flown cover to Florence, Italy, air post cachet at bottom, Brindisi transit backstamp, Very Fine, Sassone €725

575
110
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4791
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4791, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesERITREA, 1892, 1c-5l Overprints (1-11; Sassone 1-11), ERITREA, 1892, 1c-5l Overprints (1-11; Sassone 1-11)ERITREA, 1892, 1c-5l Overprints (1-11; Sassone 1-11). Original gum, couple values slightly toned, lightly hinged or h.r., fresh colors, mostly well-centered, 2c with crease (catalogues $5.00), Fine-Very Fine, Sassone €1,750

2,966
375
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4792
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4792, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesERITREA, 1903, 5c-10l, Postage Due, Overprint at Top (J1-J11; Sassone S1-S11), ERITREA, 1903, 5c-10l, Postage Due, Overprint at Top (J1-J11; Sassone S1-S11)ERITREA, 1903, 5c-10l, Postage Due, Overprint at Top (J1-J11; Sassone S1-S11). Some values Mint N.H., others lightly hinged, fresh colors, a Fine set of these elusive Postage Dues, 10l with 2013 Ferrario certificate, catalogue values are as hinged sets, Sassone €5,500

4,412
550
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4793
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4793, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesSOMALIA, 1934, 25l Dark Blue, Perf 14 (155a; Sassone 230), SOMALIA, 1934, 25l Dark Blue, Perf 14 (155a; Sassone 230)SOMALIA, 1934, 25l Dark Blue, Perf 14 (155a; Sassone 230). Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, signed Raybaudi

2,250
425
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4794
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Sale Number 1170, Lot Number 4794, Israel thru Italy & ColoniesTRIESTE, Zone A, 1947, 1l-50l Overprints, Air Posts (C1-C6; Sassone PA1-PA6), TRIESTE, Zone A, 1947, 1l-50l Overprints, Air Posts (C1-C6; Sassone PA1-PA6)TRIESTE, Zone A, 1947, 1l-50l Overprints, Air Posts (C1-C6; Sassone PA1-PA6). Mint N.H. complete panes of 50, bright colors, 5l with selvage missing at right, couple minor selvage faults from being folded over at middle, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, Sassone €10,000

8,300
950
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