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Sale 1194 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 December, 2018

Category — Italy & Italian Colonies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2589
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2589, Italy & Italian ColoniesITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1853-57, 9c Black on Blue, Newspaper Tax (PR2; Sassone 2), ITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1853-57, 9c Black on Blue, Newspaper Tax (PR2; Sassone 2)ITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1853-57, 9c Black on Blue, Newspaper Tax (PR2; Sassone 2). Large margins to just barely touching at top, bold color, tied by neat grid cancel on large piece of "Gazzetta Ufficiale di Milano" showing nearly the entire top portion, newspaper dated Jan. 24, 1856, Fine, a very rare stamp tied to piece, with 2008 Sorani and 2006 Avi certificates, Sassone €12,000, Scott Retail as complete newspaper $10,000.00, Scott Retail as used

5,000
0
2590
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2590, Italy & Italian ColoniesITALIAN STATES, Romagna, 1859, 6b Black on Yellow Green (7; Sassone 7), ITALIAN STATES, Romagna, 1859, 6b Black on Yellow Green (7; Sassone 7)ITALIAN STATES, Romagna, 1859, 6b Black on Yellow Green (7; Sassone 7). Large to full margins all around, bold impression on fresh paper neatly complimented by blue grid cancel, minute thin spot nearly entirely confined to left margin, Extremely Fine appearance, signed A. Diena, with 1983 Raybaudi certificate (not mentioning thin spot), Sassone €15,000

9,000
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2591
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2591, Italy & Italian ColoniesITALIAN STATES, Naples, 1860, -1/2t Deep Blue (8; Sassone 15), ITALIAN STATES, Naples, 1860, -1/2t Deep Blue (8; Sassone 15)ITALIAN STATES, Naples, 1860, -1/2t Deep Blue (8; Sassone 15). Huge margins to full at left, remarkable depth of color and bold impression on fresh paper, neat partial boxed "(Annull)ato" handstamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC RARITY IN SOUND CONDITION.

This stamp was created using the same plate as No. 1 with the "G" (Grana) altered to read "T" (Tornesi). Signed A. Diena. With 1984 Ferchenbauer and 2006 Colla certificates. Sassone €25,000.

11,000
1,600
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2592
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2592, Italy & Italian ColoniesITALIAN STATES, Naples, 1860, -1/2t Blue (9; Sassone 16), ITALIAN STATES, Naples, 1860, -1/2t Blue (9; Sassone 16)ITALIAN STATES, Naples, 1860, -1/2t Blue (9; Sassone 16). Large to full margins all around, brilliant color on fresh paper, neat boxed "Annull(ato)" handstamp

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE HALF-TORNESI PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE. RARELY OFFERED IN SOUND CONDITION.

Signed Oliva and A. Diena. With 1994 E. Diena certificate. Sassone €6,000.

3,250
550
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2593
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2593, Italy & Italian ColoniesITALIAN STATES, Sicily, 1859, 50g Dark Red Brown (18; Sassone 14), ITALIAN STATES, Sicily, 1859, 50g Dark Red Brown (18; Sassone 14)ITALIAN STATES, Sicily, 1859, 50g Dark Red Brown (18; Sassone 14). Large margin at top, just touching the outer frameline at bottom and left, slightly in the outer frameline at right with ample margin allowing the design to be intact, strong color and impression, neat strike of a fancy frame cancel, a Very Fine and handsome example of the 1859 50g Ferdinand II stamp, which is a very rare stamp to find both used and sound, with 1966 Oliva, 1967 A. Diena, and 1983 E. Diena certificates, Sassone €11,000

5,850
450
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2594
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2594, Italy & Italian ColoniesITALY, 1923, 5l Manzoni (170; Sassone 156), ITALY, 1923, 5l Manzoni (170; Sassone 156)ITALY, 1923, 5l Manzoni (170; Sassone 156). Cancelled by light but clearly legible "Milano 17 Gen 1924" datestamp, fresh color, Very Fine, the rarity of this high value in used condition is due to the fact that is was in use only one month, January 1924, and it must have a legible cancel during this time period to be considered genuinely used, with 2018 Avi certificate, Sassone €6,000

3,950
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2595
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2595, Italy & Italian ColoniesCYRENAICA, 1924, 5l Violet & Black (16; Sassone 16), CYRENAICA, 1924, 5l Violet & Black (16; Sassone 16)CYRENAICA, 1924, 5l Violet & Black (16; Sassone 16). Neat and legible Bengasi Apr. 1924 double-circle datestamp, wide margins, excellent colors, Very Fine, a challenging used stamp, especially in this choice condition, with 2018 Avi certificate, Sassone €4,500

2,700
275
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2596
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2596, Italy & Italian ColoniesCYRENAICA, 1934, 75c Dark Brown and Orange Red, Air Post, Imperforate (C26a; Sassone A26a), CYRENAICA, 1934, 75c Dark Brown and Orange Red, Air Post, Imperforate (C26a; Sassone A26a)CYRENAICA, 1934, 75c Dark Brown and Orange Red, Air Post, Imperforate (C26a; Sassone A26a). With plate no. 617 sheet margin at left, lightly hinged, rich colors, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare variety, signed Kessler, Sassone €5,500

3,250
650
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2597
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2597, Italy & Italian ColoniesCYRENAICA, 1934, 25l + 2l Copper Red, Air Post Semi-Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1), CYRENAICA, 1934, 25l + 2l Copper Red, Air Post Semi-Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1)CYRENAICA, 1934, 25l + 2l Copper Red, Air Post Semi-Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1). Lightly hinged, bright shade, well-centered, Very Fine and scarce example of this desirable Air Post Semi-Official issue, signed Bloch, Sassone €3,250

1,900
1,100
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2598
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2598, Italy & Italian ColoniesERITREA, 1934, 25l + 2l Copper Red, Air Post Semi-Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1), ERITREA, 1934, 25l + 2l Copper Red, Air Post Semi-Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1)ERITREA, 1934, 25l + 2l Copper Red, Air Post Semi-Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression, couple minute tone spots on gum, otherwise Very Fine, only 750 overprinted, signed Friedl and A. Diena, with 2006 Sismondo certificate, Sassone €3,250

2,800
1,000
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2599
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2599, Italy & Italian ColoniesERITREA, 1920, 5c Buff & Magenta, Postage Due, Inverted Numeral and Overprint (J1bc; Sassone S14a), ERITREA, 1920, 5c Buff & Magenta, Postage Due, Inverted Numeral and Overprint (J1bc; Sassone S14a)ERITREA, 1920, 5c Buff & Magenta, Postage Due, Inverted Numeral and Overprint (J1bc; Sassone S14a). Mint N.H. block of four with selvage at bottom, bold colors, Fine and scarce double error multiple, signed Oliva and Bolaffi, catalogued as hinged singles, Sassone €3,000

2,200
275
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2600
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2600, Italy & Italian ColoniesERITREA, 1916, 10c Deep Blue, Parcel Post (Q2; Sassone PP2), ERITREA, 1916, 10c Deep Blue, Parcel Post (Q2; Sassone PP2)ERITREA, 1916, 10c Deep Blue, Parcel Post (Q2; Sassone PP2). Lightly hinged, strong color on fresh paper, Fine, a very scarce pair, with 1993 Sorani and 1998 Raybaudi certificates, Sassone €3,250

2,600
1,100
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2601
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2601, Italy & Italian ColoniesIONIAN ISLANDS (Italian Occupation), 1941, 10d Brown Red, Handstamp Overprint (Sassone 14), IONIAN ISLANDS (Italian Occupation), 1941, 10d Brown Red, Handstamp Overprint (Sassone 14)IONIAN ISLANDS (Italian Occupation), 1941, 10d Brown Red, Handstamp Overprint (Sassone 14). Small "o" of "occupazione", Mint N.H., well-centered, rich color, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare stamp, signed E. Diena, with 1999 Raybaudi certificate, Sassone value

€ 8,000
650
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2602
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2602, Italy & Italian ColoniesLIBYA, 1921, 5c Black & Red Brown, Error of Color (22a; Sassone 23A), LIBYA, 1921, 5c Black & Red Brown, Error of Color (22a; Sassone 23A)LIBYA, 1921, 5c Black & Red Brown, Error of Color (22a; Sassone 23A). Lightly hinged, bold colors with vignette printed in Red Brown rather than the normal Green, well-centered, Very Fine, with 1975 P.F. certificate, Sassone €3,250

1,900
325
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2603
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2603, Italy & Italian ColoniesLIBYA, 1937, 5l Black & Dark Blue, Perf 11 (60a; Sassone 144), LIBYA, 1937, 5l Black & Dark Blue, Perf 11 (60a; Sassone 144)LIBYA, 1937, 5l Black & Dark Blue, Perf 11 (60a; Sassone 144). Minor h.r., wide margins, fresh color, Very Fine, a scarce perf variety, Sassone €3,000

2,400
300
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2604
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2604, Italy & Italian ColoniesLIBYA, 1937, 10l Dark Blue & Olive Green, Perf 11 (61; Sassone 145), LIBYA, 1937, 10l Dark Blue & Olive Green, Perf 11 (61; Sassone 145)LIBYA, 1937, 10l Dark Blue & Olive Green, Perf 11 (61; Sassone 145). Mint N.H. with part imprint selvage at bottom, fresh and Fine, Sassone €1,750

1,600
250
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2605
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2605, Italy & Italian ColoniesLIBYA, 1951, Cyrenaica 500m Dark Green & Orange, Inverted Overprint (134 var; Sassone 13a), LIBYA, 1951, Cyrenaica 500m Dark Green & Orange, Inverted Overprint (134 var; Sassone 13a)LIBYA, 1951, Cyrenaica 500m Dark Green & Orange, Inverted Overprint (134 var; Sassone 13a). Mint N.H. with selvage at top, bright and fresh, Very Fine, only 50 printed with the inverted overprint, signed and with 1953 Oliva certificate, Sassone value

€ 1,400
275
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2606
 
Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2606, Italy & Italian ColoniesLIBYA, 1926, 1.25l on 60c, Special Delivery, Black Surcharge (E11b; Sassone E11), LIBYA, 1926, 1.25l on 60c, Special Delivery, Black Surcharge (E11b; Sassone E11)LIBYA, 1926, 1.25l on 60c, Special Delivery, Black Surcharge (E11b; Sassone E11). Centrally struck "Posta Aerea Tripoli D'Africa 3.34.29" double-circle datestamp, bold colors, certificate notes a single repaired perf at top which is nearly undetectable

VERY FINE APPEARANCE OF THE 1.25-LIRE SPECIAL DELIVERY WITH BLACK SURCHARGE. A MAJOR ITALIAN COLONY RARITY.

A stamp which is infrequently offered and missing from even the most advanced Italian Colonies collections. With 2018 Avi certificate. Sassone €30,000

18,000
1,500
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2607
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2607, Italy & Italian ColoniesLIBYA, 1926-36, 1.25l on 60c Dark Red & Brown, Special Delivery, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (E11 var; Sassone E12k), LIBYA, 1926-36, 1.25l on 60c Dark Red & Brown, Special Delivery, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (E11 var; Sassone E12k)LIBYA, 1926-36, 1.25l on 60c Dark Red & Brown, Special Delivery, Vertical Pair, Imperforate Between (E11 var; Sassone E12k). Vertical pair with part imprint sheet margin at bottom, top stamp h.r., bottom stamp Mint N.H., Fine and scarce, Sassone value

€ 1,400
160
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2608
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2608, Italy & Italian ColoniesLIBYA, 1915, 40c Buff & Black, "40" in Black (J5a; Sassone S11A), LIBYA, 1915, 40c Buff & Black, "40" in Black (J5a; Sassone S11A)LIBYA, 1915, 40c Buff & Black, "40" in Black (J5a; Sassone S11A). Unused (no gum), fresh and Fine, a rare error of which only 100 were printed and sold at Bengazi, with 2004 Raybaudi certificate, Sassone €6,500

4,500
700
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2609
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2609, Italy & Italian ColoniesSOMALIA, 1934, 75c Brown & Red Orange, Air Post, Imperforate (C3a; Sassone A3a), SOMALIA, 1934, 75c Brown & Red Orange, Air Post, Imperforate (C3a; Sassone A3a)SOMALIA, 1934, 75c Brown & Red Orange, Air Post, Imperforate (C3a; Sassone A3a). Mint N.H. with sheet margin at top (hinged in margin only), other margins large, bold colors, fresh and Very Fine, rare with only 25 printed, signed Kessler and Sanabria, Sassone €5,500

3,000
650
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2610
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2610, Italy & Italian ColoniesSOMALIA, 1934, 25l + 2l Servizio di Stato Air Post Official (CO1; Sassone SA2), SOMALIA, 1934, 25l + 2l Servizio di Stato Air Post Official (CO1; Sassone SA2)SOMALIA, 1934, 25l + 2l Servizio di Stato Air Post Official (CO1; Sassone SA2). Mint N.H., lovely colors on fresh paper, well-centered, Very Fine example of this scarce Air Post Official, with undated Raybaudi certificate, Sassone €6,500

4,900
900
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2611
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Sale Number 1194, Lot Number 2611, Italy & Italian ColoniesTRIPOLITANIA, 1934, 25l + 2l "Servizio Di Stato", Air Post Semi-Postal Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1), TRIPOLITANIA, 1934, 25l + 2l "Servizio Di Stato", Air Post Semi-Postal Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1)TRIPOLITANIA, 1934, 25l + 2l "Servizio Di Stato", Air Post Semi-Postal Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, well-centered, Very Fine, a scarce issue, signed Bloch, Sassone €3,250

2,450
1,100
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