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Italian Colonies continued...

ERITREA continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
361 og Sassone #54g Sassone 54g, 1922 (2c) on 1c Brown with Eritrea overprint, 2c surcharge omitted, a most interesting variety that possesses the bars obliterating the old value but lacking the C.
2 surcharge for the new value, fresh mint single with attractivSassone #54g, 1922 (2c) on 1c Brown with "Eritrea" overprint, 2c surcharge omitted, a most interesting variety that possesses the bars obliterating the old value but lacking the "C. 2" surcharge for the new value, fresh mint single with attractive brown color, o.g., lightly hinged, normal fine centering and scarce; not listed in Scott (Scott #58 var.). (Image) €900

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
362 og Sassone #77e Sassone 77e, 1924 1c Brown with Eritrea overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, the bottom stamp with the overprint missing, attractive and fresh, o.g. lightly hinged,
typical fine centering a rare overprint variety (Scott 88b $950Sassone #77e, 1924 1c Brown with "Eritrea" overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, the bottom stamp with the overprint missing, attractive and fresh, o.g. lightly hinged, typical fine centering; a rare overprint variety (Scott #88b; $950.00). (Image) €1,400

SOLD for $240.00
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363 nh Sassone #78e Sassone 78e, 1924 2c Brown red with Eritrea overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, the bottom stamp with the overprint missing, an exceptionally handsome example of
this rare variety, strong bright color on fresh paper, o.g., n.h., qSassone #78e, 1924 2c Brown red with "Eritrea" overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, the bottom stamp with the overprint missing, an exceptionally handsome example of this rare variety, strong bright color on fresh paper, o.g., n.h., quite well centered for this with attractive fine centering; rare in this select never hinged condition; signed E(milio) D(iena), Guilio Bolaffi and Raybaudi plus accompanied by a 1985 Raybaudi certificate (Scott #89b; $1,200.00). (Image) for hinged €1,400

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
364 nh Sassone #83b Sassone 83b, 1924 15c on 2a Brown orange with blue Eritrea overprint, inverted overprint, pristine mint single with an uncommon overall freshness, intense deep color, o.g.,
n.h., possessing the normal fine centering that characterize this variSassone #83b, 1924 15c on 2a Brown orange with blue "Eritrea" overprint, inverted overprint, pristine mint single with an uncommon overall freshness, intense deep color, o.g., n.h., possessing the normal fine centering that characterize this variety; quite rare in this choice never hinged quality; signed Guilio Bolaffi (Scott #84b; $1,200.00). (Image) for hinged €1,400

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
365 og Sassone #83b Sassone 83b, 1924 15c on 2a Brown orange with blue Eritrea overprint, inverted overprint, another select mint single with intense deep color, fresh o.g., n.h., normal fine
centering of this variety rare in this choice never hinged quality siSassone #83b, 1924 15c on 2a Brown orange with blue "Eritrea" overprint, inverted overprint, another select mint single with intense deep color, fresh o.g., n.h., normal fine centering of this variety; rare in this choice never hinged quality; signed Guilio Bolaffi (Scott #84b; $1,200.00). (Image) for hinged €1,400

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
366 og Sassone #83b Sassone 83b, 1924 15c on 2a Brown orange with blue Eritrea overprint, inverted overprint, select mint single, bright color and quite well centered for this, full even
perforations, o.g., lightly hinged, attractive fine centering signed G. BolSassone #83b, 1924 15c on 2a Brown orange with blue "Eritrea" overprint, inverted overprint, select mint single, bright color and quite well centered for this, full even perforations, o.g., lightly hinged, attractive fine centering; signed G. Bolaffi, E(milio) D(iena) and E(nzo) D(iena) plus accompanied by 1988 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #84b; $950.00). (Image) €1,400

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
367 nh Sassone #97a Sassone 97a, 1925 1L King Victor Emmanuel with Eritrea overprint, perforated 11, imperforate at bottom, handsome bottom sheet-margin vertical pair, the bottom stamp has an extra
large selvage with crossed guide lines that is imperforate betweeSassone #97a, 1925 1L King Victor Emmanuel with "Eritrea" overprint, perforated 11, imperforate at bottom, handsome bottom sheet-margin vertical pair, the bottom stamp has an extra large selvage with crossed guide lines that is imperforate between the stamp and the selvage, exceptionally well centered, deep rich color and full perforations, o.g., trace of hinging in the top stamp, variety is n.h., choice very fine; a very difficult variety to find in such exceptional quality; not listed in Scott (Scott #92 var.). (Image) for hinged €750

SOLD for $290.00
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368 og Sassone #100 Sassone 100, 1925 1L King Victor Emmanuel with Eritrea overprint, perforated 13 12, an amazingly rare mint example of this commemorative with the small gauge perforation, lovely
deep color and prooflike impression, extraordinarily well centerSassone #100, 1925 1L King Victor Emmanuel with "Eritrea" overprint, perforated 13 1/2, an amazingly rare mint example of this commemorative with the small gauge perforation, lovely deep color and prooflike impression, extraordinarily well centered within wide margins all around, plus full even perforations; very fine and exceedingly choice; this commemorative series, to honor the 25th year of the Reign of King Victor Emmanuel, was issued by Italy in both perforation 11 and 13 1/2 for all three values, while certain values in the Italian versions are slightly scarcer in one perforation than another there is little significant difference, however in the overprints for the various colonies that were applied to this issue it was not uncommon for one of the values to be considerably rarer in one of the perforations, the vast majority of that value being overprinted on the other perforation, Eritrea is the epitome of this disparity, perforation 11 on the One Lira is very common but perforation 13 1/2 is a great rarity both used and mint, suggesting that very few were overprinted, maybe as few as only a sheet or two at the most; the mint example offered here is one of only a very few recorded and is especially desirable in this select quality; signed S. Sorani (Scott #92a; $17,750.00). (Image) €26,000

SOLD for $11,500.00
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369 P Sassone #P107-12 Sassone P107-12, 1926 5c+5c to 1L+5c Italian Colony Institute semi-postals, plate proofs on white glossy card, each with large even imperforate margins, bright colors, all six
neatly mounted on card with postal department handstamp, very fine aSassone #P107-12, 1926 5c+5c to 1L+5c Italian Colony Institute semi-postals, plate proofs on white glossy card, each with large even imperforate margins, bright colors, all six neatly mounted on card with postal department handstamp, very fine; a lovely archival presentation card; signed A. D(iena) (Scott #B11P-16P). (Image) €840

SOLD for $350.00
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370 og Sassone #118Aa Sassone 118Aa, 1927 1.25L+60c Slate and black with Eritrea overprint, in the unissued color, overprint shifted to the top right, distinctive colors on bright paper, fairly well
centered, o.g., lightly hinged, mild gum toning on the reverse onlSassone #118Aa, 1927 1.25L+60c Slate and black with "Eritrea" overprint, in the unissued color, overprint shifted to the top right, distinctive colors on bright paper, fairly well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, mild gum toning on the reverse only, very fine for this rare variety; the two high values for this militia semi-postal were regularly issued in blue for the 1.25L+60c and slate for the 5L+2.50L value, these colors were reversed for an unissued set of two values that are quite rare, but in addition this value also has the variety of the overprint being shifted in its position on the stamp, this is a listed but unpriced variety in Sassone; Scott lists neither the alternate colors or the shift; signed G. Oliva (Sassone €1,400.00 for the regular unissued value). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $425.00
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371 og Sassone #119A Sassone 119A, 1927 5L+2.50L Blue and black with Eritrea overprint, in the unissued color, intense deep colors and impressions, quite well centered with attractive even
perforations, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine for this scarce stamp this vSassone #119A, 1927 5L+2.50L Blue and black with "Eritrea" overprint, in the unissued color, intense deep colors and impressions, quite well centered with attractive even perforations, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine for this scarce stamp; this value was regularly issued in slate and black, this value in the blue and black of the 1.25L+60c value was prepared but never issued and is quite rare; unlisted in Scott; signed G. Oliva. (Image) €1,000

SOLD for $190.00
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372 og Sassone SA#1 Sassone SA1, 1934 25L+2L Brown carmine air post semi-postal official, remarkably well centered mint single with full even perforations, intense rich color on bright paper, o.g.,
trace of hinging, extremely fine signed G. Oliva, Colla and othersSassone SA#1, 1934 25L+2L Brown carmine air post semi-postal official, remarkably well centered mint single with full even perforations, intense rich color on bright paper, o.g., trace of hinging, extremely fine; signed G. Oliva, Colla and others, plus accompanied by photocopies of 1955 Guglielmo Oliva and 1982 Giorgio Colla Asinelli certificates for the four different colonial air post semi-postal official values (Scott #CBO1; $2,500.00). (Image) €3,500

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
373 og Sassone SA#1 Sassone SA1, 1934 25L+2L Brown carmine air post semi-postal official, another especially well centered mint single, rich color on bright paper, clean even perforations, o.g.,
lightly hinged, choice very fine (Scott CBO1 $2,500.00).Sassone SA#1, 1934 25L+2L Brown carmine air post semi-postal official, another especially well centered mint single, rich color on bright paper, clean even perforations, o.g., lightly hinged, choice very fine (Scott #CBO1; $2,500.00). (Image) €3,500

SOLD for $1,700.00
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374 og Sassone SA#1 Sassone SA1, 1934 25L+2L Brown carmine air post semi-postal official, fresh mint single with deep color, fairly well centered, crisp even perforations, o.g., lightly hinged,
nearly very fine signed E(nzo) D(iena) (Scott CBO1 $2,500.00).Sassone SA#1, 1934 25L+2L Brown carmine air post semi-postal official, fresh mint single with deep color, fairly well centered, crisp even perforations, o.g., lightly hinged, nearly very fine; signed E(nzo) D(iena) (Scott #CBO1; $2,500.00). (Image) €3,500

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
ERITREA SPECIAL DELIVERIES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
375 og Sassone E#8 Sassone E8, 1935 Lira1,25 black surcharge on 60c Deep carmine, perforated 11, an incredibly rare black surcharge on this perforated 11 stamp, strong deep color and highly
detailed impression, o.g., barest trace of hinging, attractive fine cenSassone E#8, 1935 "Lira/1,25" black surcharge on 60c Deep carmine, perforated 11, an incredibly rare black surcharge on this perforated 11 stamp, strong deep color and highly detailed impression, o.g., barest trace of hinging, attractive fine centering; this surcharge was originally issued on the perforated 11 stamps in blue in 1927, in 1935, when they wanted to reissue the value, black ink was used on a few of the deep carmine perforated 11 stamps and continued in that same year on the red perforated 13 1/2 stamp, only reverting back to blue in 1937 on the red perforated 13 1/2 stamps; this printing is rare in mint or used but in mint it is a great special delivery rarity; signed G. Oliva and one other (Scott #E8b; $7,500.00). (Image) €11,000

SOLD for $2,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
376 O Sassone E#8 Sassone E8, 1935 Lira1,25 black surcharge on 60c Deep carmine, perforated 11, an unusually handsome used example of this rare special delivery, wonderfully well centered which
is not often seen on this issue, rich color and full perforations,Sassone E#8, 1935 "Lira/1,25" black surcharge on 60c Deep carmine, perforated 11, an unusually handsome used example of this rare special delivery, wonderfully well centered which is not often seen on this issue, rich color and full perforations, attractive light central c.d.s. postmark, extremely fine in every regard; signed E(nzo) D(iena) (Scott #E8b; $600.00). (Image) €900

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
377 O Sassone E#8 Sassone E8, 1935 Lira1,25 black surcharge on 60c Deep carmine, perforated 11, attractive used single, deep color, quite well centered, lightly cancelled with double-circle
c.d.s., very fine (Scott E8b $600.00).Sassone E#8, 1935 "Lira/1,25" black surcharge on 60c Deep carmine, perforated 11, attractive used single, deep color, quite well centered, lightly cancelled with double-circle c.d.s., very fine (Scott #E8b; $600.00). (Image) €900

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
378 nh Sassone E#9f Sassone E9f, 1927 Lira1,25 blue surcharge on 60c Dark carmine, perforated 11, horizontal pair, imperforate between and at right, exceptionally well centered right sheet-margin
horizontal pair, deep rich color and sharp impression, o.g., n.h.,Sassone E#9f, 1927 "Lira/1,25" blue surcharge on 60c Dark carmine, perforated 11, horizontal pair, imperforate between and at right, exceptionally well centered right sheet-margin horizontal pair, deep rich color and sharp impression, o.g., n.h., trivial gum bends in the right selvage, very fine; a very scarce perforation variety, especially in this select quality; not listed in Scott (Scott #E8 var.). (Image) for hinged €1,300

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
ERITREA PARCEL POSTS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
379 og Sassone PP#2 Sassone PP2, 1916 10c Blue with small Eritrea overprint, very rare key value of the first parcel post issue, deep rich color with prooflike impression, actually quite well
centered for this and better than the vast majority of the small censusSassone PP#2, 1916 10c Blue with small "Eritrea" overprint, very rare key value of the first parcel post issue, deep rich color with prooflike impression, actually quite well centered for this and better than the vast majority of the small census of known mint examples, o.g., barest trace of hinging, very fine; an unusually elusive parcel post issue in this select quality; signed E(milio) Diena, G. Bolaffi and D. Bolaffi plus accompanied by a 1961 Dante Bolaffi certificate (Scott #Q2; $2,250.00). (Image) €3,200

SOLD for $850.00
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380 nh Sassone PP#22 Sassone PP22, 1937 10c Blue with large Eritrea overprint, the enormously rare parcel post value of the last issue and being also the last value of the set produced in 1937
bright blue color on fresh white paper, highly detailed impression andSassone PP#22, 1937 10c Blue with large "Eritrea" overprint, the enormously rare parcel post value of the last issue and being also the last value of the set produced in 1937; bright blue color on fresh white paper, highly detailed impression and neatly applied overprints, o.g., n.h., centered to left as is normal, a fine and extraordinarily rare parcel post; this extraordinarily rare value is not only just the key item of this country but it ranks high with the other parcel post rarities that are found in the various Italian Colonies; signed A. D(iena), Raybaudi and others (Scott #Q21A; $5,250.00). (Image) €12,500

SOLD for $3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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