Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 21-23 June, 2022

Category — Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices Abroad

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4360
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Sale 1259, Lot 4360, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadAUSTRIA, Italian Occupation, 1918, 2k Light Blue, Venezia Giulia Overprint (N15; Sassone 15). Mint N.H., impressive centering with uncommonly wide margins, fresh colors, Extremely Fine, signed Raybaudi, Scott $900.00, Sassone €500 as hinged

E. 200-300
375
4361
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Sale 1259, Lot 4361, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadAUSTRIA, Italian Occupation, 1918, 4k Yellow Green, Venezia Giulia Overprint (N16; Sassone 17). Mint N.H., impressively well-centered with wide margins, bold color, Very Fine, a scarce overprint on this value, signed Raybaudi, Scott $2,600.00, Sassone €1,500 as hinged

E. 300-400
700
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4362
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Sale 1259, Lot 4362, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadAUSTRIA, Italian Occupation, 1918, 3k Carmine Rose, Venezia Giulia Overprint, Granite Paper, Overprint Strongly Shifted to Right (N19 var; Sassone 16gcaa). Mint N.H., lovely rich color on fresh paper, well-centered, Very Fine, a choice example of this rare variety on an already scarce stamp, signed A. Diena, with 1990 Raybaudi certificate for a pair from which this came, Scott $1,300.00 as normal, Sassone €2,000

E. 200-300
450
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4363
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Sale 1259, Lot 4363, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadAUSTRIA, Italian Occupation, 1918 90h Red Violet, Trentino Overprint (N46; Sassone 14). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense color and strong impression on bright paper, Very Fine, only 200 printed, signed E. Diena and Fiecchi, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,250.00, Sassone €4,000

E. 300-400
600
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4364
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Sale 1259, Lot 4364, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadAUSTRIA, Italian Occupation, 1918, 4k Yellow Green, Trentino Overprint (N49; Sassone 17). Original gum, small h.r., bold and fresh color, excellent centering, Very Fine, a scarce stamp with only 210 overprinted, signed A. Brun, with 2008 P.F. certificate, Scott $3,400.00, Sassone €8,500

E. 500-750
1,000
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4365
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Sale 1259, Lot 4365, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadAUSTRIA, Italian Occupation, 1918, 2l Light Blue, Granite Paper, Trentino Overprint, No Period after "nov" (N51 var; Sassone 16/lf). Original gum, lightly hinged, wonderfully well-centered with wide margins, deep rich color, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare variety on an already scarce stamp, it is unlikely many can exist, signed A. Brun and Oliva, with 1992 E. Diena and 2008 P.F. certificate, unlisted in Scott with the variety, Sassone €11,000

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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4366
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Sale 1259, Lot 4366, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices Abroad, 1874, 5c Slate Green (3; Sassone 3). Mint N.H., strong color and sharp impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, a scarce stamp in Mint N.H. condition, signed Chiavarello and with his 1995 certificate, Scott $2,400.00, Sassone €1,800

E. 400-500
450
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4367
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Sale 1259, Lot 4367, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices Abroad, 1874, 10c Buff (4; Sassone 4). Large part original gum (due to hinge removal), uncommonly well-centered, vibrant color, Very Fine, Scott $3,600.00, Sassone €3,000

E. 400-500
375
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4368
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Sale 1259, Lot 4368, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 2c on 5c Green (1; Sassone 1). Mint N.H., impressive centering, strong color, Very Fine and choice, signed on the reverse, Scott $875.00, Sassone €1,800

E. 200-300
300
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4369
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Sale 1259, Lot 4369, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in China, Peking, 1917, 8c on 20c on 15c Slate (7; Sassone 4). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered with particularly wide margins, intense shade

VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE RARE 1917 8-CENT DOUBLE SURCHARGED OF THE FIRST ITALIAN OFFICES IN PEKING ISSUE. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

With 2007 P.F. certificate. Scott $6,000.00. Sassone €15,000

E. 1,500-2,000
1,500
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4370
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Sale 1259, Lot 4370, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in China, Tientsin, 1917, 4c on 10c Claret, Tilted Overprint (2 var; Sassone 2f). Small piece of selvage at bottom, original gum, deep rich color, well-centered, Very Fine, a scarce overprint variety which is unlisted in Scott, signed Sottoriva and with his 2019 certificate stating Mint N.H., Sassone €6,000

E. 300-400
375
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4371
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Sale 1259, Lot 4371, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in China, Tientsin, 1917, 6c on 15c Slate (4; Sassone 3). Original gum, barely hinged (if at all), well-centered with wide margins, rich color, Very Fine and scarce, signed Fiecchi, Scott $1,750.00, Sassone €5,500

E. 300-400
300
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4372
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Sale 1259, Lot 4372, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in China, Tientsin, 1918, 4c on 10c Buff & Magenta, Postage Due (J5; Sassone S5). Original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally well-centered, deep rich colors

EXTREMELY FINE. A PRISTINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 4-CENTS ON 10-CENTS POSTAGE DUE. ONE OF THE RAREST STAMPS OF THE ITALIAN OFFICES IN TIENTSIN.

According to our Power Search, this is the first example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Signed E. Diena and Bolaffi. With 2009 P.F. certificate. Scott $9,500.00. Sassone €18,000

E. 2,000-3,000
3,000
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4373
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Sale 1259, Lot 4373, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1908, 30pa on 15c Slate (8; Sassone 3). Original gum, lightly hinged, unusually well-centered, strong color, Very Fine, signed Champion, Scott $1,200.00, Sassone €2,250

E. 300-400
225
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4374
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Sale 1259, Lot 4374, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1908, 1pi on 25c Blue (9; Sassone 4). Original gum, lightly hinged, precise centering, strong color, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, Scott $1,200.00, Sassone €2,250

E. 300-400
350
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4375
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Sale 1259, Lot 4375, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1908, 20pi on 5l Blue & Rose (19; Sassone 14). Original gum, barely hinged (if at all), stunning centering with perfs clear of design on each side, intensely rich colors on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLES OF THE 1908 20-PIASTRES ON 5-LIRE SURCHARGE. ONE OF THE KEY SPACES TO FILL FOR THIS ITALIAN OFFICES ABROAD.

Signed Raybaudi. With 2001 Raybaudi (as Mint N.H.) and 2001 P.F. (as "previously hinged") certificates. Scott $9,500.00 as hinged ($14,500.00 as Mint N.H.). Sassone €14,000 as hinged (€21,000 as Mint N.H.)

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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4376
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Sale 1259, Lot 4376, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, 1922, 45pi on 5l Blue & Rose, 90pi on 10l Gray Green & Red (42-43; Sassone 56-57). Mint N.H., uncommonly well-centered for each, wonderfully rich colors, Very Fine and choice, 90pa with 2006 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,300.00, Sassone €1,250 as hinged

E. 300-400
425
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4377
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Sale 1259, Lot 4377, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in Turkish Empire, Constantinople, 1922, 10c-1l Postage Dues (J1-J4; Sassone S1-S4). Mint N.H. blocks of four, each with the complete circular "Poste Italiane Constantinopoli" control mark, fresh colors, Very Fine, a scarce part set missing only the two rare high values, catalogued as singles, Scott gives an almost double catalogue value for set in complete blocks, Scott $2,560.00, Sassone €1,600 as hinged

E. 300-400
300
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4378
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Sale 1259, Lot 4378, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in Jerusalem, 1909, 20pi on 5l Blue & Rose (7; Sassone 7). Original gum, very lightly hinged, bold colors, well-centered, Very Fine, Scott $1,250.00, Sassone €1,750

E. 300-400
250
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4379
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Sale 1259, Lot 4379, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Offices in Salonika, 1909, 20pi on 5l Blue & Rose (7; Sassone 7). Mint N.H., bold colors, excellent centering, Very Fine, signed Biondi and with his 2013 certificate, Scott $1,350.00, Sassone €2,000

E. 300-400
325
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4380
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Sale 1259, Lot 4380, Austria (Italian Occupation) thru Italian Offices AbroadITALY, Aegean Islands, Rhodes, 1930, 5c-10l Hydrological Congress (29-37; Sassone 12-20). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered throughout, fresh colors, Very Fine, 50c, 5li, and 10l signed Dr. Oertel, 1.25l signed E. Diena, 50c with 1983 A.P.S. certificate, Scott $2,198.00, Sassone €3,000

E. 300-400
350
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4381
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Italian Offices Abroad and Occupations Impressive Unused Collection Balance. Four albums, three with hingeless Marini pages, covering the entire span of the Italian Offices Abroad including General Issues, Offices in China, Turkish Empire with all the sub-offices, and Aegean Islands with all the sub-offices including Rhodes, plus the Occupation areas of Austria (Venezia Giulia and Trentino), Albania, Montenegro, Durazzo, and Saseno, fourth is Palo Album of Corfu, Fiume, Ionian Islands, and others, the overall quality is far superior to other collections we have handled with great care taken in obtaining well-centered and sound examples, few certificates accompany though many others signed by recognized experts, the total catalogue value should exceed $45,000.00 as hinged even though we notice a fair number of Mint N.H. examples scattered throughout, mostly Very Fine

E. 4,000-5,000
10,500
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