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Lot 1154

Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1850, Arms, 45c blue, hand-made paper, type III (Scott 6), vertical strip of 4, canceled three strikes straightline "VARESE/ 3 APR" and just tied on piece by a partial fourth strike; good margins except just touching top stamp at upper left and into bottom stamp at right; horizontal crease through top stamp (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), otherwise Fine to Very Fine. A very scarce multiple, with 2006 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 12.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1155

Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1859, Franz Joseph, 10s brown, type II (Scott 11), o.g.; couple typical natural gum creases, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 31; €10,000 ($11,650).
Scott $5,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1156

Italian States: Modena, Newspaper Tax, 1859, 10c black, unissued second printing (Scott PR5b), vertical guide lines between stamps, full o.g., exceptionally fresh with huge margins; tiny natural paper inclusion in eagle's head, Extremely Fine.
Sassone 5.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1157

Italian States: Naples, 1861, Neapolitan Provinces, 50g gray (Scott 27), exceptionally fresh with large balanced margins, tied on small piece by neat Naples c.d.s., 15 Feb 1862, Extremely Fine, signed A. Diena.
Sassone 24; €15,000 ($17,480).
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE USED STAMP.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1158
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Italian States: Naples & Sicily/Two Sicilies, 1858, ½g, 1g & 50g, 1898 Reprint die proofs from original dies (Scott 1R, 2R, 6R); lightly toned, otherwise Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1159

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, ½b black on reddish violet (Scott 1d), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh, Fine, signed A. Diena.
Sassone 1d.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1160

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 7b black on blue (Scott 8), a marvelous mint example, o.g., exceptionally fresh with marvelous color, Very Fine.
Sassone 8; €2,850 ($3,320).
Scott $1,425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1161

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 50b black on dull blue (Scott 10), four nice margins, tied by lozenge cancel on folded letter from Bologna to Perpignon, France, 7-11 Jan 1859; red French "P.D." and paquebot c.d.s. with four different French transit/receiving c.d.s.'s; vertical file fold (not affecting stamp) ends in small tear at top. Inside includes an attractive illustrated letterhead featuring the First Class Silver Medal won by the sender at the 1855 Paris Exposition, Fine.
Sassone 10; €11,000 ($12,820).
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1162

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 1sc black on rose (Scott 11), four clear to good margins all around, tied by Rome c.d.s., 19 Mar 1859, on small envelope to New York, boxed "P.P.", red French paquebot c.d.s. and red New York Paid receiver, 11 Apr, all on the front, Paris-Calais railroad c.d.s. on reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 11; €90,000 ($104,850).
Scott $85,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF A RARE ONE SCUDO SINGLE FRANKING.
Current Bid$5,000
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Lot 1163

Italian States: Parma, 1852, 5c black on yellow (Scott 1), vertical strip of 3, good margins all around including partial sheet margin at top, canceled square grids on folded letter sheet with matching red Fiorenzuola c.d.s., 4 Oct 1852; backstamped Piacenza the next day; slight edge tears at top & bottom of a vertical file fold that does not affect the stamps, Very Fine. A pretty cover, signed A. Diena.
Sassone 1.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1164
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Italian States: Sardinia, 1853, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c pale rose (Scott 6), fresh and bright with four clear margins and a neat Cortona c.d.s., Dec 5, 1853, Very Fine.
Sassone 6; €1,500 ($1,750).
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1165

Italian States: Sardinia, 1855, Victor Emmanuel II, 20c sky blue (Scott 12e), large balanced margins, tied on folded letter to Genoa by one of two strikes TORINO c.d.s., 1 Oct 1855, with sender's handstamped corner card; backstamped "TORINO e GENOVA" railroad c.d.s. the same day and Genoa receiver the next, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1166

Italian States: Sicily, selection of 19 classic covers, 1854-65. The group comprises (used within the Italian States unless noted) Scott #2 (3 covers), 2a (1), 5 (3), 8 (1), 10+11 (2), 10b+ 11 pair (1), 10c+12d (1, to France), 11 strip of 3+single, 11j+13d (1, to France), 12d+13d (1, to England), 13 (1, to France), 13d (1, to Switzerland), and P1 (2 printed circulars, each with a pair); all but one—a #2 cover—have either 2018 Avi (13) or 2009 Sismondo (5) certificates. Estimated Scott value is well over $11,000, condition is generally Fine to Very Fine, most of the stamps having three margins.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1167

Italian States: Sicily, 1861, 2g blue (Scott 22), strip of 3 & pair, both with four margins, tied by three of four strikes Naples c.d.s., 15 Mar 1862, on folded letter to Catanzaro, where it was backstamped two days later; tear through receiving postmark on reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1168

Italian States: Tuscany, 1851, 1cr carmine (Scott 4), horizontal strip of 3 with clear to large margins on three sides and barely touching at right, tied by parallel bars and FIRENZE banderole of 10 Feb 1853 on a small folded letter to Bologna, backstamped Bologna the next day, Very Fine, signed Sismondo, with his 2006 certificate.
Sassone 4.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1169

Italian States: Tuscany, 1851, 4cr bluish green (Scott 6a), four good margins except barely touching at lower right; canceled one of two strikes "P.D" and tied by scarce oval "S.A F.A" railroad handstamp on folded letter to Modena postmarked PISTOJA, 7 Nov 1852; with an 8 Nov Modena receiver on the front, Very Fine, signed Sismondo, with his 2006 certificate.
Sassone 6.
Scott $1,250+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1170

Italian States: Tuscany, 1851, 2cr blue, two covers (Scott 5), one with 3+ margins canceled straightline PISTOIA on cover to Lucca, 4 May 1853, backstamped Lucca the next day; the other, used with 1cr carmine (4), each with 2+ margins, canceled scarce "S.F." in oval (railroad), on cover postmarked Prato, 28 Jun 1853, to Rome (backstamped red Rome receiver on 30 Jun); a fresh, Very Fine pair of covers, with 2007 & 2006 Sismondo certificates.
Sassone 5.
Scott $1,395.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1171
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Italian States: Tuscany, 1857, 6cr deep blue (Scott 15), a striking horizontal pair, fresh and clean with huge margins on three sides, showing parts of six adjacent stamps, but cut just to outer frame lines at top, LIVORNO banderole cancel, Fine to Very Fine++, signed A. Diena, with 2006 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 15.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1172

Italian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 20c blue gray blue & 40c rose (Scott 20b, 21), two of each, all with four virtually full frame lines, canceled by three of four strikes Firenze c.d.s., 11 Feb 1860 on cover to Paris; boxed "PD" and red Feb 15 Pont-de-Beauvoisin French entry c.d.s.; backstamped Paris; light vertical file fold not affecting stamp, and a bit of minor toning, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, signed Calves and Scheller, with 2017 Drouot Philatelie certificate.
Sassone 20, 21.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1173
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Italian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 80c pale red brown (Scott 22), exceptionally fresh with a light FIRENZE cancel and three good margins, just into outer frame line at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2006 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 22; €2,000 ($2,330).
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1174

Italy, ca. 1855, Disinfected outer folded letter to Reggio, with three long disinfecting slits and the locally produced black on rose label "UFFIZIO DI DISINFEZIONE IN REGGIO"; minor edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, quite rare.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1175
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Italy, 1858-63, Italy & Sardinia, group of imperf plate proofs, six items as follows: Italy, 1863, 15c blue (#22), two different: a single in blue, frame only, with the frame of a red revenue stamp on reverse; and a block of 4 with a double impression of the frame only, one impression in blue, the other in black, plus an additional impression in black on reverse; 1863, 15c blue type I (#23), block of 4 in black with a second inverted impression in blue and an additional impression in black on reverse; block of 4 with a double impression in blue and, on reverse, an impression in black and a full offset impression in blue; Sardinia, 1858, 10c brown (#11), double impression of frame only; and 1863 Newspaper Stamp (#P1), double impression of frame only with full o.g., Very Fine, each item with a 2018 Avi certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1176
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Italy, 1863, Victor Emmanuel II, 15c, type I, plate proof on thin paper (Scott 23P), ungummed, large margins; small toned spot and normal light wrinkles, with 2018 H. Avi certificate noting "perfect condition".
Sassone 13. Catalogo Encic. Ital. PS7.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1177

Italy, 1922, Trieste Philatelic Congress complete (Scott 142A-142D), a fresh, exceedingly well centered set (the 15c & 25c are perfect!), o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine. Probably as fine an example of this key set as any in existence, each value signed.
Sassone 123-126; €12,000 for "optimal" centering ($13,980).
Scott $3,125.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid$400
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Lot 1178
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Italy, 1922, Trieste Philatelic Congress complete (Scott 142A-142D), all with Philatelic Congress cancels; average centering, about Fine.
Sassone 123-126; €1,000 for "mediocre" centering ($1,160).
Scott $1,235.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1179

Italy, 1926, 1.25L St. Francis of Assisi, perf 13½ (Scott 182a), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 196; €1,500 ($1,750).
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1180
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Italy, 1932, Garibaldi regular issues complete (Scott 280-289), plus the same set for the Aegean Islands of Patmo and Piscopi (#17-26 for each), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,063.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1181

Italy, 1980, 50L Rocca di Calascio, "Pink Fortress" variety (Scott 1412 var), from the long-running Castles of Italy series, a lower right corner example with full selvage, o.g., never hinged, perfs shifted down into vignette, Fine, signed Avi, with 2016 SBPV/ASEP photo certificate.
Sassone 1527g; €12,500 ($14,560).
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1182

Italy, 1988, 650L National Soccer Championships, error of color (Scott 1743 var), the "Milan blue"--with yellow omitted, green areas of issued stamp appear blue; left marginal single, o.g., never hinged, turn Italy's own goal to your collection's advantage, signed Avi, with 2005 SBPV/ASEP photo certificate.
Sassone 1954B; €27,000 ($31,460).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1183

Italy, Airmail, 1930, 7.70L Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight (Scott C27), o.g., never hinged (hinged in selvage), Very Fine.
Sassone PA 25; €1,100 ($1,280).
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1184

Italy, Airmail, 1933 Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight complete (Scott C48-C49), eight sets, all different pilots: Biani, Biseo, Borghetti, Baldini ("DINI"), Leone, Miglia, Questa, and Vercelloni, all bright and fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone S.1509 var.; €2,800 ($3,260).
Scott $2,280.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1185
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Italy, Airmail, 1937, Augustus Caesar Bimillenary complete (Scott C95-C99), a Very Fine used set.
Scott $566.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1186

Italy: Trieste Zone A, Special Delivery, 1947-48, 15L-60L complete (Scott E1-E4), blocks of 10, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone E 1-4; €2,400 ($2,800).
Scott $1,909.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1187
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Italy: Campione d'Italia, 1944, Coat-of-Arms, First printing, 5c-1fr perf 11½ complete (Sassone 1a-5a), tied by First Day cancels, 20 May 1944, on top half only of a cover, Very Fine. Only 5,000 each of the 30c & 1fr were issued. Sassone value is €2700 for a full First Day Cover.
Sassone €1,800 off cover ($2,100).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1188

Italian Occupation of Venezia-Giulia, 1918, 4k dark green (Scott N16), o.g., Very Fine. Only 1,600 were issued, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Sassone 17; €1,400 ($1,630).
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1189
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Italy: Fiume, Veglia, 1920, 5c-25c Overprint complete, wide "VEGLIA" (Scott 128a-131a), tied by First Day cancels, 13 Nov 1920, on a presentation sheetlet (part of a ledger page) with manuscript inscription, "L'incaracata p. S. Paolo, Elirra Dall'Aegua"; few trivial light perforation tones, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 1-4.
Scott $1,125+.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1190
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Italian Occupation of Corfu, Postage Dues, 1941, rouletted issue complete (Scott NJ1-NJ3), sheet margin horizontal pairs, o.g., one stamp in each pair never hinged; right 80L (the never hinged one) with a few short perfs, otherwise Very Fine, 80L signed A. Diena.
Sassone S 1-3; €6,070 ($7,070).
Scott $2,318 for hinged.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1191

Italian Offices in China: Tientsin, 1917, Victor Emmanuel III, 2¢ on 5c green (Scott 1), tied on small piece by "R.R. POSTE ITALIANE/ TIENTSIN-CINA" CDS, Very Fine.
Sassone 1; €800 ($930).
Scott $650.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid$80
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Lot 1192

Italian Offices in the Levant, 1874, Victor Emmanuel II, 10c buff (Scott 4), o.g., hinge remnant, incredibly bright, fresh and absolutely perfectly centered; backstamped, Extremely Fine. A true condition rarity.
Sassone 4; €4,500 for top centering ($5,240).
Scott $3,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1193

Italian Offices in Constantinople, Postage Due, 1922, 1L blue & magenta (Scott J4), block of 4 with full control mark, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine. Both Scott and Bolaffi suggest a preium of more than 50% for blocks with the full control mark.
Scott $640 ++.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1194

Italian Offices in Constantinople, Postage Dues, 1922, 10c-1L (Scott J1-J4), each in a block of 4 with full control mark, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally fresh and bright, Fine to Very Fine. Both Scott and Bolaffi suggest a premium of more than 50% for blocks of 4 with the full control mark.
Scott $2,560 as n.h. singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$375
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Lot 1195

Italian Occupation of the Aegean Islands, 1934, World Cup Soccer complete (Scott 31-35, C28-C31), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone S.14; €920 ($1,070).
Scott $795.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1196
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Italian Occupation of the Aegean Islands, Airmail, 1932, Garibaldi complete (Scott C15-C19), a Very Fine set.
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1197

Italian Occupation of Rhodes, Parcel Post, 1934, 50c, 2L & 3L (Scott Q5, Q8, Q9), tied on receipt portion of a parcel card by Rhodes Parcel Post cancels, 23 Jun 1938; receipt also bears a partial Registration label, Very Fine. Quite a rare item, signed Caffaz, Sismondo & Sorani, with 1998 Caffaz and 2013 Sismondo certificates.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1198

Italian Colonies: Somalia, 1924-37, 25L Lion, perf 14 (Scott 155a), o.g., never hinged; offset on gum, Very Fine. A rare "Animals on Stamps" topical.
Sassone 229; €3,200 ($3,730).
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1199

Italian Colonies: Somalia, Postage Dues, 1926, 10c & 40c, Numerals & Overprint inverted (Scott J32a, J35a), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Fine.
Sassone Seg. 42a, 45a; €1,400 ($1,630).
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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