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Sale 1236 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27 May, 2021

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Category — Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and Colonies

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2760
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2760, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, 1911, 3.60l Booklet of Four Panes of 15c Gray Black (Sassone 2), ITALY, 1911, 3.60l Booklet of Four Panes of 15c Gray Black (Sassone 2)ITALY, 1911, 3.60l Booklet of Four Panes of 15c Gray Black (Sassone 2). Mint N.H. unexploded booklet, fresh covers, panes with just alight perf tip toning visible only on reverse (this toning is quite normal on these booklets), Very Fine and rare, Sassone value €11,000

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E. 1,000-1,500
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2761
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2761, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, 1911, 4.80l Booklet of Four Panes of 20c on 15c Gray Black (Sassone 3), ITALY, 1911, 4.80l Booklet of Four Panes of 20c on 15c Gray Black (Sassone 3)ITALY, 1911, 4.80l Booklet of Four Panes of 20c on 15c Gray Black (Sassone 3). Mint N.H. unexploded booklet, fresh covers, nearly free of the toning that plagues most of these booklets (only the first pane has some very slight perf tip toning),Very Fine and seldom offered, Sassone value €5,500

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E. 500-750
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2762
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2762, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, 1945-47, 10c-50l Definitives (463, 464A-476; Sassone 543, 545-556, 558, 560-562, 564), ITALY, 1945-47, 10c-50l Definitives (463, 464A-476; Sassone 543, 545-556, 558, 560-562, 564)ITALY, 1945-47, 10c-50l Definitives (463, 464A-476; Sassone 543, 545-556, 558, 560-562, 564). Mint N.H. sheets of 100 (large format stamps in interpanneau sheets), complete less the inexpensive 20c value, all with selvage on at least three sides, most with selvage on all four sides, Fine-Very Fine, Scott as 100 complete sets $17,500.00

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E. 1,500-2,000
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2763
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2763, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, 1922-23, 15c Slate, Blue Lithographed "B.L.P." Overprint (B10a; Sassone 6), ITALY, 1922-23, 15c Slate, Blue Lithographed "B.L.P." Overprint (B10a; Sassone 6)ITALY, 1922-23, 15c Slate, Blue Lithographed "B.L.P." Overprint (B10a; Sassone 6). Original gum, h.r., rich color, well-centered, Very Fine, signed A. Diena and with 2021 Avi certificate, Scott $900.00, Sassone €1,250

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E. 200-300
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2764
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2764, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, 1922, 60c Carmine, "B.L.P." Overprint (B15; Sassone 11), ITALY, 1922, 60c Carmine, "B.L.P." Overprint (B15; Sassone 11)ITALY, 1922, 60c Carmine, "B.L.P." Overprint (B15; Sassone 11). Original gum, h.r., typical centering for this issue, deep intense color, Fine example of this scarce stamp, only 1,100 issued, signed A. Diena and with 2021 Avi certificate, Scott $2,200.00, Sassone €2,750

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E. 400-500
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2765
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2765, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, 1923, 1l Brown & Green, "B.L.P." Overprint (B16; Sassone 12), ITALY, 1923, 1l Brown & Green, "B.L.P." Overprint (B16; Sassone 12)ITALY, 1923, 1l Brown & Green, "B.L.P." Overprint (B16; Sassone 12). Original gum, small h.r., bold and fresh colors, relatively well-centered, Very Fine, a rare high value and the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records, signed E. Diena and Bolaffi, with 2021 Avi certificate, Scott $3,250.00, Sassone €4,500

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E. 750-1,000
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2766
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2766, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l "Servizio Di Stato" Triptych (CO1; Sassone SA1), ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l "Servizio Di Stato" Triptych (CO1; Sassone SA1)ITALY, 1933, 5.25l + 44.75l "Servizio Di Stato" Triptych (CO1; Sassone SA1). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, brilliant colors

VERY FINE. A CHOICE NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1933 AIR POST OFFICIAL TRIPTYCH.

Signed Avi. With 2021 Avi certificate. Scott $5,000.00. Sassone €6,300

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E. 1,500-2,000
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2767°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2767, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 40c on 50c Violet, Error of Value (9b; Sassone 6A), ITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 40c on 50c Violet, Error of Value (9b; Sassone 6A)ITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 40c on 50c Violet, Error of Value (9b; Sassone 6A). Mint N.H., exceptionally fresh color, well-centered for this issue

VERY FINE. A REMARKABLE NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1917 40-CENTS ON 50-CENTS ERROR OF SURCHARGE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF WHICH ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

Signed Colla. With 1959 A. Diena and 2020 Colla certificates. Scott $36,000.00. Sassone €75,000

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E. 7,500-10,000
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2768
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2768, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1919, $2.00 on 5l Blue & Rose, Type II, "2 DOLLARI Pechino" (30a; Sassone 30), ITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1919, $2.00 on 5l Blue & Rose, Type II, "2 DOLLARI Pechino" (30a; Sassone 30)ITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1919, $2.00 on 5l Blue & Rose, Type II, "2 DOLLARI Pechino" (30a; Sassone 30). Original gum, faintly hinged, warm rich colors, well-centered, strong impression on fresh paper

VERY FINE. A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 $2.00 TYPE II PEKING OVERPRINT IN SUPERB LIGHTLY-HINGED CONDITION. A WORLD CLASS RARITY OF NOT ONLY ITALIAN OFFICES ABROAD BUT THE ENTIRE WORLD. ONLY 15 HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

There are three types of the $2.00 surcharge with this type the most distinctive. The other types show "dollari" in lower case and are differentiated by the spacing of "Pechino". Unlike nearly all other surcharge and overprint varieties which emanate from different positions of a plate and produced at the same time, this was a totally different surcharge plate.

With 1995 Raybaudi certificate. Scott $70,000.00. Sassone €200,000

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E. 10,000-15,000
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2769°
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2769, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1908, 4pi on 1l Brown & Green, First Printing, Constantinople (11; Sassone 6), ITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1908, 4pi on 1l Brown & Green, First Printing, Constantinople (11; Sassone 6)ITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1908, 4pi on 1l Brown & Green, First Printing, Constantinople (11; Sassone 6). Mint N.H., intense colors on fresh paper

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE 1908 4-PIASTRE ON 1-LIRE FROM THE FIRST SURCHARGE PRINTING IN CONSTANTINOPLE WITH ONLY 99 PRINTED. ONE OF THE FEW NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES STILL IN EXISTENCE.

One of the key rarities to complete an Italian Offices Abroad collection, which is seldom offered in any condition and missing from even the most advanced collections. Signed Colla and others. With 2021 Colla certificate. Scott $26,000.00. Sassone €45,000

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E. 5,000-7,500
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2770
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2770, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesERITREA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "ERITREA" (Sassone P1-P3), ERITREA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "ERITREA" (Sassone P1-P3)ERITREA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "ERITREA" (Sassone P1-P3). Mint N.H., exceptionally fresh

FINE-VERY FINE. A VERY RARE SET OF THE MAZZINI SERIES WITH ERITREA OVERPRINT. ONLY TEN SETS WERE PRINTED.

One sheet of 50 of each value was overprinted with an Italian Colony. Ten each were overprinted Cirenaica, Eritrea, (Oltre) Giuba, Somalia, and Tripolitania. They were never put into use.

With 1991 E. Diena certificate. Sassone €27,000

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2771
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2771, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesERITREA, 1937, 10c Deep Blue, Parcel Post (Q21A; Sassone PP22), ERITREA, 1937, 10c Deep Blue, Parcel Post (Q21A; Sassone PP22)ERITREA, 1937, 10c Deep Blue, Parcel Post (Q21A; Sassone PP22). Mint N.H., exceedingly bright and fresh

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1937 10-CENTESIMI PARCEL POST. A KEY RARITY OF THE ITALIAN COLONIES.

With 1963 Bolaffi, 2008 Sorani, and 2013 Zanaria certificates. Scott $13,500.00. Sassone €16,500

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2772
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2772, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesITALIAN EAST AFRICA, 1941, 10c-1.25l Rome-Berlin Axis, Unissued Values (Sassone 41-44), ITALIAN EAST AFRICA, 1941, 10c-1.25l Rome-Berlin Axis, Unissued Values (Sassone 41-44)ITALIAN EAST AFRICA, 1941, 10c-1.25l Rome-Berlin Axis, Unissued Values (Sassone 41-44). Mint N.H., vibrant colors on bright paper

VERY FINE SET OF THE FOUR UNISSUED VALUES OF THE 1941 ROME-BERLIN AXIS SERIES.

These four values were printed before the regularly issued values, but never distributed to post offices. Only 100 sets were ever found.

Each signed Ercole Gloria. Sassone €22,500

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E. 2,000-3,000
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2773
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2773, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesOLTRE GIUBA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "GIUBA" (Sassone P1-P3), OLTRE GIUBA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "GIUBA" (Sassone P1-P3)OLTRE GIUBA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "GIUBA" (Sassone P1-P3). Mint N.H., brilliant colors

FINE-VERY FINE. AN IMPORTANT RARITY OF ITALIAN COLONIES. ONLY TEN SETS WERE PRINTED.

One sheet of 50 of each value was overprinted with an Italian Colony. Ten each were overprinted Cirenaica, Eritrea, (Oltre) Giuba, Somalia, and Tripolitania. They were never put into use.

Each signed E. Diena. With 1998 Raybaudi certificate. Sassone €27,000

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2774
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2774, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesSOMALIA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "SOMALIA" (Sassone P1-P3), SOMALIA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "SOMALIA" (Sassone P1-P3)SOMALIA, 1922, 25c-80c Mazzini, Overprinted "SOMALIA" (Sassone P1-P3). Mint N.H., deeply rich colors

FINE-VERY FINE. AN EXTRAORDIARILY RARE SET OF THE 1922 MAZZINI SERIES WITH SOMALIA OVERPRINT. ONLY TEN SETS WERE PRINTED.

One sheet of 50 of each value was overprinted with an Italian Colony. Ten each were overprinted Cirenaica, Eritrea, (Oltre) Giuba, Somalia, and Tripolitania. They were never put into use.

Each signed E. Diena. With 1998 Raybaudi certificate. Sassone €27,000

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E. 3,000-4,000
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2775
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2775, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesSOMALIA, 1935, 20l Dark Green, Perf 14 (154a; Sassone 229), SOMALIA, 1935, 20l Dark Green, Perf 14 (154a; Sassone 229)SOMALIA, 1935, 20l Dark Green, Perf 14 (154a; Sassone 229). Mint N.H., intense color on fresh paper

FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE SOMALIA 1935 20-LIRA DARK GREEN PERFORATED 14. ONE OF THE RAREST REGULARLY ISSUED STAMPS IN ALL OF THE ITALIAN COLONIES.

With 2014 Colla certificate for the strip of three from which this came. Scott $20,000.00. Sassone €30,000

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E. 4,000-5,000
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2776
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Sale Number 1236, Lot Number 2776, Italy and Area, Offices Abroad and ColoniesSOMALIA, 1940, 50c Orange, Parcel Post (Q43A; Sassone PP58), SOMALIA, 1940, 50c Orange, Parcel Post (Q43A; Sassone PP58)SOMALIA, 1940, 50c Orange, Parcel Post (Q43A; Sassone PP58). Mint N.H., centered to the top as are all examples we have seen, brilliant color

FINE. A "POST OFFICE" FRESH EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1940 50-CENTESIMI PARCEL POST. THE FIRST WE HAVE OFFERED IN THIRTY YEARS.

With 1980 E. Diena and 1981 Raybaudi certificates. Scott $18,000.00. Sassone €24,000

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E. 3,000-4,000
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