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Sale 1220 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 21 May, 2020

Category — Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney Estate

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
378
bl
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 378, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints (35-40; Sassone 35-40), VATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints (35-40; Sassone 35-40)VATICAN CITY, 1934, 40c on 80c-3.70l on 10l Overprints (35-40; Sassone 35-40). Used blocks of four, 1.30l and 3.05l are corner selvage blocks, 3.70l right selvage block, light readable circular datestamp cancels, most well-centered, bright colors on pristine white paper

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

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
379
og
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 379, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1934, 2.05l on 2l Olive Brown, No Comma Between "2" and "0" (37a; Sassone A37g), VATICAN CITY, 1934, 2.05l on 2l Olive Brown, No Comma Between "2" and "0" (37a; Sassone A37g)VATICAN CITY, 1934, 2.05l on 2l Olive Brown, No Comma Between "2" and "0" (37a; Sassone A37g). Horizontal pair, right stamp the variety, lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce error that occurs only on positions 25 and 28 from the first printing, catalogue values as singles, signed A. Diena, Scott $1,240.00, Sassone €1,070

E. 200-300
275
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380
og
VATICAN CITY, 1940-46, 5c-2.75l Regular Issue Error Collection (72-76, 91-98, 102-109; Sassone 72-76, 91-98, 102-109). 46 errors, mostly imperforate between of imperforate on one side, several surcharge errors, such as pairs with and without, and one inverted surcharge, Sassone values to €1,800, most listed in Sassone and several listed or footnoted in Scott, but does include a few that are not listed in Sassone, a couple multiples (2.50l bottom selvage block of twenty imperforate at bottom), many Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, value for the items listed in Sassone is over €26,000

E. 2,000-3,000
4,250
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381
nhbl
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 381, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1946, 1.50l on 1l  Brown & Black, Double Surcharge (105a; Sassone 105b), VATICAN CITY, 1946, 1.50l on 1l  Brown & Black, Double Surcharge (105a; Sassone 105b)VATICAN CITY, 1946, 1.50l on 1l Brown & Black, Double Surcharge (105a; Sassone 105b). Block of four with selvage at top, stamps Mint N.H. (hinged in the selvage only), two full and distinct surcharges, Very Fine, a rare error block, catalogue values as singles, Scott $1,800.00, Sassone €2,800

E. 400-500
650
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382
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 382, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1946, 3l on 1.50l  Rose Carmine & Black, Pair, One Without Overprint (106 var; Sassone 102ca), VATICAN CITY, 1946, 3l on 1.50l  Rose Carmine & Black, Pair, One Without Overprint (106 var; Sassone 102ca)VATICAN CITY, 1946, 3l on 1.50l Rose Carmine & Black, Pair, One Without Overprint (106 var; Sassone 102ca). Strip of four with selvage at left, right stamp normal, third stamp with partial overprint, and first two stamps with overprint omitted, due to the left stamps folded over before overprinting and applied on reverse, h.r. on second stamps, others Mint N.H., Very Fine, a rare and most unusual error

E. 300-400
450
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383
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VATICAN CITY, 1946 5c-10l Council of Trent, Collection of Errors (110-121; Sassone 110-121). 51 items, mostly imperforate between or imperforate on one side, a few multiples and five on cover (catalogued as the mint stamps), most listed in Sassone and many are footnoted in Scott, Sassone values to €1,200, a few better unlisted such as 75c horizontal pair, imperforate vertically (Raybaudi certificate), many Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, value for the items listed in Sassone is over €23,000

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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384
nh
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 384, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1951, 25l Council of Chaledon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (150a; Sassone 150c), VATICAN CITY, 1951, 25l Council of Chaledon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (150a; Sassone 150c)VATICAN CITY, 1951, 25l Council of Chaledon, Horizontal Pair, Imperforate Between (150a; Sassone 150c). Mint N.H., rich color on fresh paper, Very Fine and choice, a rarely offered error, Scott $2,250.00, Sassone €4,000

E. 400-500
600
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385
P
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 385, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1956, 35l-100l Black Madonna, Plate Proofs (216P-218P; Sassone 216P-218P), VATICAN CITY, 1956, 35l-100l Black Madonna, Plate Proofs (216P-218P; Sassone 216P-218P)VATICAN CITY, 1956, 35l-100l Black Madonna, Plate Proofs (216P-218P; Sassone 216P-218P). Matched set of bottom right corner margin singles, Mint N.H., 60l with tiny nick in one margin, otherwise Extremely Fine and very scarce, with 1978 Raybaudi certificate

E. 300-400
550
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386
nh
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 386, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1983. Papacy and Art souvenir sheet of six, Papal Keys and Tiara Missing (718 var; Sassone 5c/5d var), VATICAN CITY, 1983. Papacy and Art souvenir sheet of six, Papal Keys and Tiara Missing (718 var; Sassone 5c/5d var)VATICAN CITY, 1983. Papacy and Art souvenir sheet of six, Papal Keys and Tiara Missing (718 var; Sassone 5c/5d var). Mint N.H., lacking the entire motif at top left, Very Fine and rare, Sassone lists the Papal Keys omitted (F5c; €1,500) and Tiara omitted (F5d; €5,000), but not the combination of both, with 1985 Raybaudi certificate

E. 300-400
500
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387
nh
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 387, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1987, 3,500l Olymphilex Souvenir Sheet, Red Omitted (792 var; Sassone F9a), VATICAN CITY, 1987, 3,500l Olymphilex Souvenir Sheet, Red Omitted (792 var; Sassone F9a)VATICAN CITY, 1987, 3,500l Olymphilex Souvenir Sheet, Red Omitted (792 var; Sassone F9a). Mint N.H., missing the red "Poste Vaticane" on the stamps and statue at right, Very Fine, with 1996 Raybaudi certificate, Sassone €4,000

E. 400-500
750
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388
nh
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 388, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1987, 3,500l Olymphilex Souvenir Sheet, Vertically Miscut and Shifted to the Left (792 var; Sassone F9b), VATICAN CITY, 1987, 3,500l Olymphilex Souvenir Sheet, Vertically Miscut and Shifted to the Left (792 var; Sassone F9b)VATICAN CITY, 1987, 3,500l Olymphilex Souvenir Sheet, Vertically Miscut and Shifted to the Left (792 var; Sassone F9b). Mint N.H., shifted to the right, with the denomination and part of the statue cut off, Very Fine, an enormously rare modern error, the first we have seen, with 1988 E. Diena certificate, Sassone €10,000

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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389
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 389, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1996, 500l Travels of Pope John II, Silver Omitted (1023 var; Sassone 1060a), VATICAN CITY, 1996, 500l Travels of Pope John II, Silver Omitted (1023 var; Sassone 1060a)VATICAN CITY, 1996, 500l Travels of Pope John II, Silver Omitted (1023 var; Sassone 1060a). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, position "8" in pencil on gum, lacking the silver in the bottom panel and at top right square, Very Fine, a rare and striking modern error, with 1998 Carraro certificate, Sassone €10,000

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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390
nh
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 390, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1948, 250l Air Post, Imperforate at Top (C16 var; Sassone PA16b), VATICAN CITY, 1948, 250l Air Post, Imperforate at Top (C16 var; Sassone PA16b)VATICAN CITY, 1948, 250l Air Post, Imperforate at Top (C16 var; Sassone PA16b). Mint N.H. top right corner selvage pair, horizontal row of perforations completely missing at top, Very Fine, a rare and striking error, Sassone as two singles €5,200

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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391
og
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 391, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1931, 10c Dark Green & Light Green, Postage Due, Frame Omitted (J2a; Sassone S2A), VATICAN CITY, 1931, 10c Dark Green & Light Green, Postage Due, Frame Omitted (J2a; Sassone S2A)VATICAN CITY, 1931, 10c Dark Green & Light Green, Postage Due, Frame Omitted (J2a; Sassone S2A). Original gum, strong color and sharp impression

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

E. 1,000-1,500
1,200
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392
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Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 392, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1931, 75c Brown Carmine & Gray, Parcel Post, Inverted Overprint (Q7a; Sassone PP7b), VATICAN CITY, 1931, 75c Brown Carmine & Gray, Parcel Post, Inverted Overprint (Q7a; Sassone PP7b)VATICAN CITY, 1931, 75c Brown Carmine & Gray, Parcel Post, Inverted Overprint (Q7a; Sassone PP7b). H.r., deep color, well-centered, Very Fine, a scarce error, with1988 E. Diena certificate, Scott $750.00, Sassone €1,500

E. 200-300
200
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393
 
Sale Number 1220, Lot Number 393, Vatican City - from the Rev. Mullowney EstateVATICAN CITY, 1947, 2l on 50c and 5l on 50c Postal Cards, VATICAN CITY, 1947, 2l on 50c and 5l on 50c Postal CardsVATICAN CITY, 1947, 2l on 50c and 5l on 50c Postal Cards. Both with Citta del Vaticano 6.2.48 circular datestamp, Very Fine, each with 1990 E. Diena certificate (as Sassone 3 and 4)

E. 300-400
275
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394
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Vatican City Errors and Varieties Collection. Many dozens of items on album pages, early to modern, many imperforate, imperforate between, and imperforate on one side, some color-omitted and a few double perforations, Sassone values to €2,800, the total value for items listed in Sassone is over €55,000, but there are several that are not listed, such as three photographic essays of a proposed 1929 design (Diena certificates), proofs and gutter pairs, thirteen with certificates (Raybaudi or Diena), most Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine, a cost-effective way to obtain many errors and varieties of Vatican City at one time, which would sell for many multiples of our estimate if bought one-at-a-time

E. 4,000-5,000
9,500
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395
og
Vatican City Collection. Unused collection 1929-2013, in nine White Ace albums, appears complete, including the 1934 Provisional set (each signed A. Diena and with Friedl set certificate) and Back-of-Book issues, most lightly hinged, the more modern issues Mint N.H., also contains extras, such as gutter pairs, fiscal stamps, first day and other covers, with early FDCs that catalogue hundreds of euros each in Sassone, and 1948 Air Post set on an airmail cover, largely Fine-Very Fine

E. 1,000-1,500
1,400
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396
og
Vatican City Unused Collection. 1929-2013, in three Davo hingeless albums, appears to be complete, including the 1934 Provisional set (each signed A. Diena or E. Diena) and Back-of-Book issues, some of the early sets lightly hinged, later sets (including all of the key Air Post) are Mint N.H., vast majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
700
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397
 
Vatican City Used Collection. 1929-2014, in eight White Ace albums, appears complete, including the 1934 Provisional set (key values signed A. Diena) and Back-of-Book issues, the collection is nicely complimented by first day and other complete set covers, with better sets from the 1930s and Air Post sets, largely Fine-Very Fine, it is much more difficult to assemble a complete run of Vatican City in used condition versus unused

E. 750-1,000
700
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398
nhbl
Vatican City Blocks Group. A few dozen mostly unused complete sets in blocks of four, better Mint N.H. sets include the First Issue set of fifteen, the first postage due and parcel post sets, and the 1948 and 1949 Air Post sets, a few position blocks and a couple used blocks, vast majority Mint N.H. and Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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