VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A HANDSOME AND RARE SET OF USED BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE 1934 PROVISIONAL ISSUE.
The first set of used blocks we have offered since keeping computerized records.
With 1963 A. Diena certificate. Sassone €10,000
VERY FINE. ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF THE EARLY PERIOD OF VATICAN CITY. NO MORE THAN 100 CAN EXIST.
Like the 1.30 on 1.25 1934 Provisional with small "30" (No. 36a; Sassone 36A), this was a proof sheet that was supposed to be destroyed. And like that provisional stamp, one sheet of 100 stamps was inadvertently sent to a post office for sale. Despite the same number of each sent to the post office, the provisional error catalogues considerably more that this postage due error ($24,000.00 in Scott and €36,000 in Sassone).
Signed A. Diena and others. Scott $5,250.00. Sassone €7,000