Sale 1259 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

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

Category — Somalia thru Tripolitania, Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
4400
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Sale 1259, Lot 4400, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1905, 15c on 5a Orange, 40c on 10a Lilac (8-9; Sassone 8-9). Mint N.H., rich colors on fresh paper, uncommonly well-centered

VERY FINE EXAMPLES OF THE 1905 SURCHARGED FIRST ISSUES OF ITALIAN SOMALILAND. SURPRISINGLY ELUSIVE WELL-CENTERED AND IN NEVER-HINGED CONDITION.

According to our Power Search, these are the first examples of these surcharges that we have offered since keeping computerized records. Signed A. Diena and Fiecchi. With 1991 Raybaudi and 2011 Colla certificates. Scott $8,000.00. Sassone €13,200

Sale 1259, Lot 4400, Somalia thru Tripolitania, Collection
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E. 2,000-3,000
2,300
4401
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Sale 1259, Lot 4401, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1926, 1.25l Dark Blue, Perf 11 (69a; Sassone 69). Mint N.H., precise centering with wide margins, intensely rich shade on bright paper, Extremely Fine, a Gem example of this rare and desirable perf variety in Mint N.H. condition, signed A. Diena, with 2016 E. Diena certificate, Scott $1,900.00, Sassone €4,000

E. 400-500
425
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4402
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Sale 1259, Lot 4402, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1935, 20l Dark Green, Perf 14 (154a; Sassone 229). Mint N.H., incredible centering with wide margins, intense color on fresh paper

EXTREMELY FINE. EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE SOMALIA 1935 20-LIRA DARK GREEN, PERFORATED 14. ONE OF THE KEY RARITY STAMPS IN ALL OF THE ITALIAN COLONIES, ESPECIALLY IN SUCH SUPERB CONDITION.

Signed A. Diena. With 1964 A. Diena certificate. Scott $20,000.00. Sassone €30,000

E. 4,000-5,000
4,750
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4403
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Sale 1259, Lot 4403, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1934, 25l Dark Blue, Perf 14 (155a; Sassone 230). Mint N.H., impressive centering with wide margins, rich color, Very Fine, signed Raybaudi and with his 1998 certificate, Scott $1,800.00, Sassone €1,700 as hinged

E. 300-400
325
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4404
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Sale 1259, Lot 4404, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1934, 25l + 2l Servizio di Stato Air Post Official (CO1; Sassone SA2). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich colors, Very Fine example of this scarce Air Post Official, signed Bolaffi, with 2002 P.F. certificate, Scott $1,600.00, Sassone €3,250

E. 500-750
550
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4405
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Sale 1259, Lot 4405, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1934, 25l + 2l "Servizio Di Stato", Air Post Semi-Postal Official (CBO1; Sassone SA1). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color on fresh paper, well-centered, Very Fine and choice, a scarce Air Post stamp, with 2014 Avi certificate, Scott $2,950.00, Sassone €3,250

E. 1,000-1,500
800
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4406
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Sale 1259, Lot 4406, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1906, 1l Blue & Magenta, Postage Due (J1; Sassone S8). Original gum, lightly hinged, intense colors and impression, fresh and Very Fine, signed Raybaudi, with 2018 E. Diena certificate, Scott $1,500.00, Sassone €2,250

E. 400-500
325
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4407
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Sale 1259, Lot 4407, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1931, 1l Lilac, Parcel Post, Ty. I (Q45b; Sassone PP60a). Mint N.H., precise centering, lovely fresh color, Very Fine, a very rare Type I, even scarcer in the Lilac shade, signed on reverse, Scott $3,400.00, Sassone €2,500 as hinged

E. 750-1,000
650
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4408
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Sale 1259, Lot 4408, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionSOMALIA, 1934, 10l Rose Lilac, 20l Lilac Brown, Parcel Post (Q49-Q50; Sassone PP64-65). Original gum, lightly hinged, well-centered, bright colors, Very Fine and scarce high values, 10l with 2008 Sismondo certificate, Scott $1,300.00, Sassone €1,200

E. 300-400
250
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4409
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Somalia and Oltre Giuba Unused Collection Balance. Neatly mounted on hingeless Marini pages in an album, well-filled throughout with the exception of rarities and the occasional cheaper stamp which Mr. Venn couldn't mind in the high standards he was after to fill spaces, the overall condition far superior than what is normally encountered, includes Back-of-Book with Semi-Offiicals, Air Posts, particularly strong Parcel Posts, and more, couple certificates accompany but many others signed by respected authorities, the catalogue value should exceed $13,000.00 as hinged though we notice a fair number of Mint N.H. items, mostly Very Fine

E. 1,500-2,000
4,000
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4410
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Sale 1259, Lot 4410, Somalia thru Tripolitania, CollectionTRIPOLITANIA, 1926, 1.25l Dark Blue, Perf 11 (19a; Sassone 25). Mint N.H., deep rich color, exceptionally well-centered, Extremely Fine, an extremely rare stamp, especially in Mint N.H. condition, the first we have offered in this condition since keeping computerized records according to Power Search, signed E. Diena and with his 1988 certificate, Scott $3,200.00, Sassone €4,500 as hinged

E. 500-750
750
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