Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Italian States - Modena and Parma

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4261
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Sale 1259, Lot 4261, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852-57, 5c Black on Green, Without Period (1; Sassone 1). Sheet margin at top, original gum, lightly hinged, strong impression on fresh paper, minor corner crease, Extremely Fine appearance, signed Bolaffi, Raybaudi, and E. Diena, with 2000 Sorani certificate (not noting crease), Scott $4,000.00, Sassone €7,000

E. 400-500
1,100
4262
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Sale 1259, Lot 4262, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852, 10c Black on Rose, With Period (2; Sassone 2). Mint N.H. block of four with sheet margin at bottom, other sides large to full including traces of adjoining frameline at places, intense impression on bright paper, Extremely Fine, a Gem quality Mint N.H. multiple, signed A. Diena, with 1995 E. Diena certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $2,850.00 as two pairs, Sassone €6,500

E. 500-750
700
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4263
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Sale 1259, Lot 4263, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852-57, 15c Black on Yellow, 25c Black on Buff, Without Period (3-4; Sassone 3-4). Blocks of four, 15c Mint N.H. with sheet margin at bottom, 25c with sheet margin at top, original gum, other sides on both large to full, 25c with insignificant thin in margin only, fresh and Extremely Fine duo, 25c signed Oliva, catalogued as hinged, Scott $1,520.00 as pairs, Sassone €2,875

E. 400-500
300
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4264
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Sale 1259, Lot 4264, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852, 40c Blue on Black, Without Period (5; Sassone 6). Mint N.H. bottom right corner sheet margin block of four, other sides full, intense impression on impressively fresh paper, gum minor gum wrinkles, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb and scarce multiple, signed Bolaffi, catalogued as hinged, Scott $2,000.00 as two pairs, Sassone €3,750

E. 500-750
350
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4265
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Sale 1259, Lot 4265, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1852-57, 5c-1r Coat of Arms, With Period (6-9; Sassone 7, 9-11). Blocks of four, original gum, 5c top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., 10c lightly hinged, 40c with huge bottom right corner sheet margin, top pair lightly hinged, bottom pair Mint N.H., small scissor cut between stamps at top and bottom right stamp showing major plate crack, 1l with sheet margin at top, lightly hinged, fresh and Extremely Fine set of blocks, catalogued as hinged, Scott $2,430.00 as pairs, Sassone €5,025

E. 500-750
400
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4266
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Sale 1259, Lot 4266, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1859, 5c Dark Green (10b; Sassone 12b). Original gum, lightly hinged, large margins all around including traces of adjoining frameline at top and bottom, rich color and razor sharp impression, Very Fine and choice, signed A. Diena, with 1997 Sorani certificate, Scott $1,375.00, Sassone €2,500

E. 300-400
375
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4267
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Sale 1259, Lot 4267, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1859, 15c Brown (11; Sassone 13). Top left corner sheet margin block of four, large margins other sides, original gum, top stamps lightly hinged, bottom stamps Mint N.H., top right stamp with shallow thin spot

STILL EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE POSITION BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE 15-CENTISIMI MODENA PROVISIONAL ISSUE. A WONDERFUL RARITY.

Ex Hall. Signed Friedl. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Catalogued as hinged. Scott $9,500.00. Sassone €16,500

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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4268
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Sale 1259, Lot 4268, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1859, 15c Gray (11a; Sassone 14). Huge bottom left corner margin single, other sides large including portions of adjoining framelines, original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Hall, Scott $350.00, Sassone €600

E. 200-300
225
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4269
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Sale 1259, Lot 4269, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1859, 20c-80c Provisional (12-14; Sassone 16-18). Blocks of four, original gum, 20c lightly hinged, 40c minor h.r., 80c lightly hinged with couple minor natural paper translucencies, fresh colors, Very Fine, a scarce and handsome trio of blocks, each signed A. Diena, 20c with 1986 Ferchenbauer opinion, Scott $1,925.00, Sassone €3,365

E. 400-500
300
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4270
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Sale 1259, Lot 4270, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Modena, 1859, 10c Black, Newspaper (PR5; Sassone SG5). Original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins, strong impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, Scott $1,025.00, Sassone €1,800

E. 300-400
200
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4271
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Sale 1259, Lot 4271, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1852, 15c Black on Pink (3; Sassone 3). Original gum, lightly hinged, large to ample margins all around, clear impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, a rare original gum stamp, especially in sound condition, signed A. Diena and E. Diena, with 2008 Bolaffi certificate, Scott $6,750.00, Sassone €16,000

E. 750-1,000
950
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4272
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Sale 1259, Lot 4272, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1852, 25c Black on Violet (4; Sassone 4). Original gum, lightly hinged, full even margins all around, strong impression on fresh paper, two minute thin specks

EXTREMELY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1852 25-CENTESIMI BLACK ON VIOLET, ESPECIALLY WITH FULL MARGINS.

Most surviving examples are often touching on at least one side due to the narrow spacing between stamps in the setting. To find one with original gum and full margins, despite the minute thin specks, is a major rarity.

Signed R. Diena and A. Diena. With 2012 E. Diena (not noting thin) and 2017 Vaccari certificates. Scott $25,000.00. Sassone €60,000

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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4273
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Sale 1259, Lot 4273, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1852, 40c Black on Blue (5; Sassone 5). Original gum, lightly hinged, full even margins all around, sharp impression on deeply blued paper, Very Fine and choice, a rare original gum example in pristine condition, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $5,400.00, Sassone €13,000

E. 750-1,000
800
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4274
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Sale 1259, Lot 4274, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1853, 5c Orange Yellow (6; Sassone 6). Horizontal pair, large part original gum, mostly large margins, ample at left, and just in at top right corner, vibrant color on bright paper, razor-sharp impression, Fine, a very rare multiple of this already scarce stamp, signed R. Diena and Colla, with 2007 E. Diena certificate (prior to corner missing), listed but unpriced as a pair in Scott, catalogued as singles, Scott $29,000.00, Sassone €70,000

E. 1,500-2,000
7,000
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4275
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Sale 1259, Lot 4275, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1853, 15c Red (7; Sassone 7). Original gum, full to ample margins all around, fiery shade and bold impression

VERY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1853 15-CENTESIMI RED, ESPECIALLY SOUND WITH MARGINS ALL AROUND.

Attesting to it's rarity, according to Power Search, this is the first unused example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Signed Bolaffi and E. Diena. With 1969 A. Diena and 2008 P.F. certificates. Scott $17,250.00. Sassone €40,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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4276
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Sale 1259, Lot 4276, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1855, 25c Red Brown (8; Sassone 8). Slightly disturbed original gum, large to full margins all around, strong color, minute filled thin speck at top

VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 25-CENTISIMI RED BROWN OF PARMA, SCOTT NO. 8. THIS IS ONE OF THE RAREST ITALIAN STATES STAMPS TO FIND WITH ORIGINAL-GUM WITH THIS AS ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED. MISSING FROM NEARLY ALL IMPORTANT COLLECTIONS.

The other was last offered in the 2008 Spink Shreves Philatelic Galleries sale of the Gilbert Collection of Italian States.

From our 1992 Rarities of the World sale. With 1951 Friedl certificate. Scott $64,000.00 as no gum. Sassone €150,000 where it is specifically states only two original gum examples recorded

E. 4,000-5,000
6,500
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4277
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Sale 1259, Lot 4277, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1857, 25c Red Brown (10; Sassone 10). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large to full margins all around, wonderfully fresh color and strong impression, Very Fine and choice multiple, signed Oliva, Scott $4,500.00 as two pairs, Sassone €9,000

E. 750-1,000
600
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4278
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Sale 1259, Lot 4278, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1859, 5c Yellow Green (12; Sassone 13). Block of four, original gum, huge margins all around, fresh color, bottom right stamp showing break in "ATI" of "Stati" variety (Sassone Ty. D), small ink mark at bottom right corner, Extremely Fine and rare multiple, ex Col. Green and Hall, signed Friedl and with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $2,500.00 as two pairs, Sassone €5,000 as normal

E. 400-500
550
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4279
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Sale 1259, Lot 4279, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1859, 20c Pale Blue (14; Sassone 15). Original gum, mostly large to full margins all around, bold color and strong impression, Very Fine, signed Ferchenbauer, with 1999 Raybaudi certificate, Scott $1,000.00, Sassone €2,200

E. 200-300
200
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4280
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Sale 1259, Lot 4280, Italian States - Modena and ParmaITALIAN STATES, Parma, 1859, 80c Bister (16b; Sassone 18a). Original gum, minor h.r., huge margins to ample at left, strong color and intense impression on bright paper, Very Fine, a rare original gum stamp, especially in sound condition with full margins, with 1996 Sorani, 1996 Oliva, and 2001 P.F. (incorrectly stating it as a No. 16) certificates, Scott $9,100.00, Sassone €20,000

E. 1,000-1,500
1,100
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