Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, Sardinia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4281
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Sale 1259, Lot 4281, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Romagna, 1859, 4b Black on Fawn (5; Sassone 5). Mint N.H. top right corner sheet margin block of four, other sides large to full, wonderfully fresh with strong impression, minor gum spot in top margin, Extremely Fine, a rare multiple, especially in Mint N.H. condition, signed A. Diena and E. Diena, with 2008 Sorani certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $3,250.00, Sassone €6,500

E. 750-1,000
600
4282
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Sale 1259, Lot 4282, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Romagna, 1859, 6b Black on Yellow Green (7; Sassone 7). Mint N.H. bottom right corner margin block of four, other sides large, slightly brownish gum, otherwise Very Fine and scarce multiple, signed A. Diena and E. Diena, Scott $2,250.00, Sassone €4,500

E. 300-400
375
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4283
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Sale 1259, Lot 4283, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1862, 5b Black on Rose (6; Sassone 6A). Block of four, original gum, large and even margins all around, strong impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, ex Hall, signed Sorani, with 2001 P.F. certificate, Scott $900.00 as singles, Sassone €2,125

E. 200-300
200
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4284
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Sale 1259, Lot 4284, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1852, 6b Black on Greenish Gray (7; Sassone 7). Block of four, original gum, lightly hinged, large margins to clear at top, bottom right stamp with small thin mostly confined to margin, fresh and Very Fine, a scarce multiple, signed A. Diena, E. Diena, and Bolaffi, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott $3,900.00 as singles, Sassone €12,500

E. 750-1,000
475
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4285
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Sale 1259, Lot 4285, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1852, 7b Black on Blue (8; Sassone 8). Original gum, mostly large to ample margin at top, strong impression on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 1989 Raybaudi certificate, Scott $1,425.00, Sassone €5,000

E. 300-400
250
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4286
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Sale 1259, Lot 4286, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1852, 8j Black (9; Sassone 9). Block of five with interpanneau gutter margin between, original gum, mostly large margins, strong impression on fresh paper, minor natural gum bends, Very Fine and choice, a rare multiple with the interpanneau margin, signed E. Diena, with 1995 Raybaudi and 2000 Sismondo certificates, Scott $2,750.00 simply as singles, Sassone €6,500 as two interpanneau pairs and single

E. 500-750
350
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4287
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Sale 1259, Lot 4287, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1852, 50b Dull Blue (10; Sassone 10). Unused (no gum), large to ample margins all around, bold color and strong impression, minute corner crease and edge tear, both in margin only and not touching design, still Very Fine, a presentable example of this rare stamp, with 1976 P.F. certificate, Scott $3,750.00, Sassone €11,250

E. 300-400
400
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4288
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Sale 1259, Lot 4288, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States,1852, 1sc Rose (11; Sassone 11). Slightly disturbed original gum, large to ample margins for this tightly spaced stamp, fresh color and strong impression, Very Fine, a stamp rarely found in sound condition with original gum and margins all around, signed Kohler and A. Diena, with 1991 Raybaudi and 2001 P.F. certificates, Scott $4,000.00, Sassone €7,500

E. 750-1,000
600
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4289
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Sale 1259, Lot 4289, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1867, 3c Black on Gray Glazed Paper (13; Sassone 15). Original gum, large balanced margins, fresh and Very Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,300.00, Sassone €3,000

E. 300-400
200
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4290
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Sale 1259, Lot 4290, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1867, 5c Black on Light Blue Glazed Paper (14; Sassone 16). Mint N.H. bottom left corner sheet margin block of four, large and complete margins all around, bold impression on exceptionally fresh paper, left vertical pair with slight gum skip, Extremely Fine and handsome multiple, with 1970 Bolaffi certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $750.00 as two pairs, Sassone €1,800

E. 200-300
150
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4291
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Sale 1259, Lot 4291, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1967, 10c Black on Vermilion Glazed Paper (15; Sassone 17). Original gum, h.r., large balanced margins all around, bold impression, Very Fine, a choice original gum example, with 1996 Richter and 2002 P.F. certificates, Scott $1,900.00, Sassone €4,500

E. 400-500
450
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4292
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Sale 1259, Lot 4292, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1867, 40c Black on Yellow Glazed Paper, No Period After "40" (17-17a; Sassone 19-19a). Mint N.H. top right corner sheet margin block of four, other sides with complete and full margins, top right stamp from position 36 showing trace of period and bottom right from position 40 showing no period variety, gum with some slight offset, Extremely Fine, a scarce positional block in choice condition, catalogued as hinged, Scott $860.00 as singles, Sassone €2,000 as singles (€1,800 as normal block)

E. 300-400
400
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4293
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Sale 1259, Lot 4293, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Roman States, 1867, 80c Black on Lilac Rose Glazed Paper (18; Sassone 20). Top right corner sheet margin block of four, other margins full and complete, wonderfully fresh, trace of minor offset on reverse, Very Fine, with 1969 Bolaffi certificate, catalogued as hinged, Scott $800.00 as two pairs, Sassone €1,550

E. 200-300
170
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4294
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Sale 1259, Lot 4294, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1851, 5c Gray Black (1; Sassone 1). Original gum, lightly hinged, large balanced margins all around, bold color and strong impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 5-CENTESIMI FIRST ISSUE OF SARDINIA.

According to our Power Search, this is the first original gum example we have offered since keeping computerized records. Signed A. Diena and E. Diena. With 2002 Raybaudi and 2003 P.F. certificates. Scott $13,000.00. Sassone €30,000

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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4295
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Sale 1259, Lot 4295, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1851, 20c Deep Blue (2a; Sassone 2c). Original gum, large even margins all around, incredibly deep shade and color, beautiful impression on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE SARDINIA 20-CENTESIMI FIRST ISSUE IN THE COLOR OF THE FIRST PRINTING.

Ex Ferrary, Hind, King Carol, and Hall. Signed Friedl. With 2001 P.F. certificate. Scott $9,500.00. Sassone €30,000

E. 3,000-4,000
6,750
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4296
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Sale 1259, Lot 4296, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1851, 40c Rose (3; Sassone 3). Original gum, minor h.r., mostly large margins to clear at top right, intensely rich color, razor-sharp impression on bright paper

VERY FINE. AN IMMENSELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 40-CENTISIMI ROSE FIRST ISSUE OF SARDINIA, SCOTT NO. 3. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH MARGINS ALL AROUND.

According to Power Search, this is the first original gum example we have offered in our auctions. A major rarity missing from even the most advanced collections.

Signed E. Diena and Oliva. With 1999 Raybaudi and 2004 P.F. certificates. Scott $17,750.00. Sassone €45,000

E. 4,000-5,000
5,250
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4297
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Sale 1259, Lot 4297, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1853, 5c Blue Green Embossed (4; Sassone 4). Original gum, lightly hinged, four large margins, clear embossing on fresh paper

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1853 5-CENTESIMI EMBOSSED ISSUE. A MAJOR EARLY SARDINIAN STAMP TO ACQUIRE IN THIS PRISTINE CONDITION.

Signed Thier. With 1973 A. Diena and 1992 E. Diena certificates. Scott $17,500.00. Sassone €45,000

E. 4,000-5,000
2,900
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4298
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Sale 1259, Lot 4298, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1853, 20c Dull Blue Embossed (5; Sassone 5). Original gum, lightly hinged, uncommonly large and balanced margins all around, strong and clear embossing, a few natural gum bends

EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 20-CENTESIMI DULL BLUE EMBOSSED ISSUE. ONE OF THE KEY RARITIES OF SARDINIA.

Unused copies of the 1853 Embossed Issue of Sardinia are regarded as some of the most challenging stamps to acquire for any Italian States collector. Despite the fact that used examples and those on cover are relatively commonplace, unused examples are rarely encountered, especially those which are completely sound with large margins.

Signed E. Diena. With 1923 R.P.S., photocopy of 1970 A. Diena (set from which this originates), and 2002 P.F. certificates. Scott $18,500.00. Sassone €50,000

E. 3,000-4,000
5,000
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4299
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Sale 1259, Lot 4299, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1853, 40c Pale Rose (6; Sassone 6). Original gum, minute h.r., large even margins all around, uncommonly strong embossing on bright and fresh paper

VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 40-CENTESIMI PALE ROSE EMBOSSED ISSUE. AN IMPRESSIVELY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE IN PRISTINE CONDITION.

Signed E. Diena. With 1923 R.P.S., photocopy of 1970 A. Diena (set from which this originates), and 2002 P.F. certificates. Scott $11,250.00. Sassone €28,000

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100
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4300
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Sale 1259, Lot 4300, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1854, 5c Deep Green, Unissued (7c; Sassone 10). Original gum, lightly hinged, large balanced margins on each side, intense color and bold vignette embossing, fresh and Very Fine, a choice example of this stamp which was prepared but never issued, signed E. Diena, with 1993 Sorani certificate, Scott $3,600.00, Sassone €10,000

E. 750-1,000
650
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4301
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Sale 1259, Lot 4301, Italian States - Romagna, Roman States, SardiniaITALIAN STATES, Sardinia, 1853-63, 5c-3l King Emmanuel (10-15; Sassone 13E-18A). Blocks of four, except 10c block of six, 5c, 20c, and 80c are Mint N.H., 10c, 40c, and 3l original gum, lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh overall, 20c is Indigo shade (Sassone No. 15Ab, €4,500), 3l with small h.r. closing edge tear at top left, Very Fine set of blocks, 20c signed Colla, 3l with 1981 E. Diena certificate (not mentioning the fault), catalogued as hinged, Scott $2,484.00 as two pairs

E. 500-750
700
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