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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
401 nh Sassone # 23h Sassone 23h, 1921 5c Black and green on watermarked paper, imperforate with central vignette shifted, handsome mint horizontal pair with wide even margins, strong colors on
bright paper, o.g., n.h., very fine the central vignette is shifted strSassone #23h, 1921 5c Black and green on watermarked paper, imperforate with central vignette shifted, handsome mint horizontal pair with wide even margins, strong colors on bright paper, o.g., n.h., very fine; the central vignette is shifted strongly to the right for which Sassone doubles the value and that is reflected in the catalog value; a rare imperforate variety in this select never hinged quality; the shift is not listed in Scott (Scott #22c; $950.00 for normal imperforate). (Image) for hinged €1,400

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
402 og Sassone #27c Sassone 27c, 1921 30c Black and brown on watermarked paper, center inverted, choice mint single of this popular error, exceptionally well centered, fresh with deep rich colors,
plus nice even perforations, o.g., very fine a handsome example ofSassone #27c, 1921 30c Black and brown on watermarked paper, center inverted, choice mint single of this popular error, exceptionally well centered, fresh with deep rich colors, plus nice even perforations, o.g., very fine; a handsome example of this rare inverted center; signed G. Oliva, E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by a 1987 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #26a; $1,900.00). (Image) €2,800

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
403 og Sassone #35a Sassone 35a, 1922 10c Victory with Libia overprint, inverted overprint, a well centered mint single, brilliant color on bright paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and scarce
overprint error signed E(milio) D(iena) (Scott 34b $450.00).Sassone #35a, 1922 10c Victory with "Libia" overprint, inverted overprint, a well centered mint single, brilliant color on bright paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and scarce overprint error; signed E(milio) D(iena) (Scott #34b; $450.00). (Image) €650

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
404 og Sassone #36c Sassone 36c, 1921 15c Victory with Libia overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, the overprint is found in the proper position on the top stamp but is missing on the
bottom stamp, deep color, o.g., lightly hinged, a couple of separateSassone #36c, 1921 15c Victory with "Libia" overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, the overprint is found in the proper position on the top stamp but is missing on the bottom stamp, deep color, o.g., lightly hinged, a couple of separated horizontal perfs. at left, just fine centering as is typical of this variety; a scarce variety that is not listed in Scott; signed A. D(iena) and one other (Scott #35 var.). (Image) €1,400

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
405 og Sassone #52b Sassone 52b, 1924 55c black and violet, unwatermarked, perforated 14x13 12, the scarce Turin printing of this value, exceptionally well centered, especially fresh with deep
colors on bright white paper, o.g., very fine a much scarcer variety oSassone #52b, 1924 55c black and violet, unwatermarked, perforated 14x13 1/2, the scarce Turin printing of this value, exceptionally well centered, especially fresh with deep colors on bright white paper, o.g., very fine; a much scarcer variety of this already scarce value that is not listed in Scott (Scott #56 var.). (Image) €1,100

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
406 og Sassone #54f Sassone 54f, 1926 20c Green, perforation 11, vertical pair, imperforate between and at top, attractive top sheet-margin vertical pair with portion of the marginal inscription,
imperforate between the selvage and the top stamp as well as being imSassone #54f, 1926 20c Green, perforation 11, vertical pair, imperforate between and at top, attractive top sheet-margin vertical pair with portion of the marginal inscription, imperforate between the selvage and the top stamp as well as being imperforate between the two stamps, o.g., deep green color and razor-sharp impression, o.g., hinged in the top selvage only, natural gum crease in top stamp, otherwise very fine; a very scarce variety that is not listed in Scott; signed E(nzo) D(iena). (Image) €1,800

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
407 nh Sassone #65b Sassone 65b, 1927 1L Brown, perforated 11, shifted central vignette, vertical pair with central vignette strongly shifted over 4mm to the top, deep color and sharp impressions,
o.g., n.h., attractive fine centering a nice variety of this scarceSassone #65b, 1927 1L Brown, perforated 11, shifted central vignette, vertical pair with central vignette strongly shifted over 4mm to the top, deep color and sharp impressions, o.g., n.h., attractive fine centering; a nice variety of this scarcer value that shows the two-step printing operation despite the color being the same; not listed in Scott (Scott #58a var.). (Image) for hinged €1,600

SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
408 nh Sassone #65f, g, Sassone 65f, g, 1927, 1L Brown, perforated 11, imperforate at right and left, two sheet-margin singles from the same position on each side of the sheet showing the circular
registration alignment pin holes in the selvage, each imperforate betweeSassone #65f, g, 1927, 1L Brown, perforated 11, imperforate at right and left, two sheet-margin singles from the same position on each side of the sheet showing the circular registration alignment pin holes in the selvage, each imperforate between the stamp and the selvage, fresh rich color and sharp impression, o.g., n.h., natural gum bend and uneven gumming, fine-very fine; attractive matched varieties of this scarcer value; not listed in Scott (Scott #58a var.). (Image) for hinged €1,800

SOLD for $300.00
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409 nh Sassone #144-45 Sassone 144-45, 1937, 5L Black and blue and 10L Blue and olive, unwatermarked, perforated 11, the two high values of the Pictorial series being the last of the series to be
issues in perforation 11, lovely fresh set with brilliant colors on brigSassone #144-45, 1937, 5L Black and blue and 10L Blue and olive, unwatermarked, perforated 11, the two high values of the Pictorial series being the last of the series to be issues in perforation 11, lovely fresh set with brilliant colors on bright white paper, well centered, o.g., n.h., very fine; a select set in this never hinged quality; the 5L is signed A. D(iena) and both are signed E(nzo) D(iena) plus accompanied by a 1989 Enzo Diena certificate for the two values (Scott #60a, 61; $3,975.00). (Image) €5,800

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
410 nh Sassone #144 Sassone 144, 1937 5L Black and blue, unwatermarked, perforated 11, exceptionally well centered mint single of this rare value, full clean perforations, deep colors, o.g., n.h.,
slight gum toning not apparent from the front, otherwise very fineSassone #144, 1937 5L Black and blue, unwatermarked, perforated 11, exceptionally well centered mint single of this rare value, full clean perforations, deep colors, o.g., n.h., slight gum toning not apparent from the front, otherwise very fine; signed Raybaudi (Scott #60a; $3,100.00). (Image) €4,500

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
411 og Sassone #144 Sassone 144, 1937 5L Black and blue, unwatermarked, perforated 11, attractive mint single, quite well centered, rich colors on bright paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine
signed Raybaudi (Scott 60a $2,000.00).Sassone #144, 1937 5L Black and blue, unwatermarked, perforated 11, attractive mint single, quite well centered, rich colors on bright paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; signed Raybaudi (Scott #60a; $2,000.00). (Image) €3,000

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
412 og Sassone PA#27c Sassone PA27c, 1936 50c Violet air post with Libia overprint, double overprint, exceptionally well centered mint single of this rare variety, the two overprints are of equal
strength and well displaced from each other, fresh with bright color,Sassone PA#27c, 1936 50c Violet air post with "Libia" overprint, double overprint, exceptionally well centered mint single of this rare variety, the two overprints are of equal strength and well displaced from each other, fresh with bright color, o.g., barest trace of hinging, very fine and an exceptionally rare error that is unlisted in Scott; signed A. D(iena) plus accompanied by a 1965 Alberto Diena certificate (Scott #C25 var.). (Image) €3,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
413 nh Sassone E#4g Sassone E4g, 1921 50c Red and brown special delivery, vertical pair, imperforate between, an exceptionally well centered and fresh example of this variety, bright colors, o.g.,
n.h., choice very fine this rare perforation variety is not listedSassone E#4g, 1921 50c Red and brown special delivery, vertical pair, imperforate between, an exceptionally well centered and fresh example of this variety, bright colors, o.g., n.h., choice very fine; this rare perforation variety is not listed in Scott; signed A. D(iena) (Scott #E4 var.). (Image) for hinged €900

SOLD for $290.00
Will close during Public Auction
414 og Sassone E#4g Sassone E4g, 1921 50c Red and brown special delivery, vertical pair, imperforate between, another mint example of this scarce variety, fresh colors on bright paper, o.g., very
lightly hinged, trivial spot of gum toning, well centered and very fiSassone E#4g, 1921 50c Red and brown special delivery, vertical pair, imperforate between, another mint example of this scarce variety, fresh colors on bright paper, o.g., very lightly hinged, trivial spot of gum toning, well centered and very fine; signed A. D(iena) (Scott #E4 var.). (Image) €900

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
415 nh Sassone E#12b Sassone E12b, 1927 Lira1.25 blue surcharge on 60c Carmine and brown, perforated 11, inverted overprint, an exceptionally fresh mint single, luxurious deep colors, fresh with
bright paper and full o.g. that is never hinged, typical fine centerSassone E#12b, 1927 "Lira/1.25" blue surcharge on 60c Carmine and brown, perforated 11, inverted overprint, an exceptionally fresh mint single, luxurious deep colors, fresh with bright paper and full o.g. that is never hinged, typical fine centering; an exceptionally rare overprint error that is rarely available in never hinged condition; unlisted in Scott; signed G. Oliva, E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by a 1984 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #E11 var.). (Image) for hinged €3,000

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
416 nhbl Sassone E#13 Sassone E13 1933 2.50L on 2L Blue and carmine special delivery, perforated 11, full sheet of fifty with selvage all around showing the marginal inscriptions, registration lines,
etc., exceptionally fresh with deep colors, slightly variable centSassone E#13; 1933 2.50L on 2L Blue and carmine special delivery, perforated 11, full sheet of fifty with selvage all around showing the marginal inscriptions, registration lines, etc., exceptionally fresh with deep colors, slightly variable centering as would be expected, but overall well centered, o.g., n.h., few minor perforation separations in the selvage and light fold along the center row of horizontal perforations, very fine; the perforation 11 printing is the much rarer later issue of this value and exceptionally rare in a full sheet as few sheets can yet remain intact; catalog values are for never hinged singles; (Scott #E12; $14,500.00+). (Image) €22,500+

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
417 nh Sassone PP#26 Sassone PP26, 1939 5c Brown with Libia overprint, the additional low value of the last parcel post issue that was apparently overprinted in error, a remarkably choice mint
single being quite well centered for any of the parcel posts but for thSassone PP#26, 1939 5c Brown with "Libia" overprint, the additional low value of the last parcel post issue that was apparently overprinted in error, a remarkably choice mint single being quite well centered for any of the parcel posts but for this rare value the centering is exceptional and among the finest within the small number that are known, fresh deep color on bright paper, o.g., n.h., very fine; the circumstances around this value are a little vague, whether this value was prepared in error or whether it was so close to time that Libia ceased to be an independent colony that production was stopped is not known, but no used examples are known and only 30 mint examples are recorded; the select example offered here is certainly among the finest available in never hinged condition from this tiny number; 1980 BPA certificate (Scott #Q25; $15,000.00). (Image) €22,500

SOLD for $6,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
418 og Sassone PP#26 Sassone PP26, 1939 5c Brown with Libia overprint, remarkably the Gilbert collection has a second example of this parcel post rarity, possessing intense deep color and being
exceptionally fresh, centered to the right as is typical of this rareSassone PP#26, 1939 5c Brown with "Libia" overprint, remarkably the Gilbert collection has a second example of this parcel post rarity, possessing intense deep color and being exceptionally fresh, centered to the right as is typical of this rare issue, full even perforations, o.g. that is very lightly hinged, fine and choice; it is seldom that this exceeding elusive stamp is offered at all, to have two examples in the same sale is quite remarkable considering that a total of only 30 stamps are known, nevertheless these two allow the never hinged buyer, as well as the collector who collects hinged, a fantastic opportunity to acquire this rarity; signed Raybaudi (Scott #Q25, $11,750.00). (Image) €18,000

SOLD for $4,500.00
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419 og Sassone S#11A Sassone S11A, 1930 40c Orange and black with Libia overprint, an unusually well centered example for a postage due as it is not uncommon for postage dues of this period to
strongly cut the design on one or more sides, this example is just bareSassone S#11A, 1930 40c Orange and black with "Libia" overprint, an unusually well centered example for a postage due as it is not uncommon for postage dues of this period to strongly cut the design on one or more sides, this example is just barely into the frame at top and hardly touching at left, strong colors including the black numeral and the overprint, fresh bright paper, o.g., lightly hinged, trivial gum soak at bottom, very fine for this rare issue; the postage dues with black numerals are quite unusual, this very rare postage due of Libya is one of only 100 stamps that were sold at the Bengasi post office in 1930; a choice example of this rarity that seldom comes to the market; signed E(milio) D(iena), E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by a 1980 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #J5a; $4,100.00). (Image) €6,000

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
LIBYA - FRENCH OCCUPATION OF FEZZAN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
420 nh Sassone #4 Sassone 4, 1943 FezzanOccupationFrancise2Frs red surcharge on Libya 30c Black and brown, bottom left corner margin single of this scarce key value, fresh with deep colors, o.g.
n.h., typical fine centering a rare occupation stamp of whichSassone #4, 1943 "Fezzan/Occupation/Francise/2Frs" red surcharge on Libya 30c Black and brown, bottom left corner margin single of this scarce key value, fresh with deep colors, o.g. n.h., typical fine centering; a rare occupation stamp of which only 474 stamps were issued; not listed in Scott; signed A. Bolaffi, A. D(iena) and E(nzo) D(iena). (Image) for hinged €1,000

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction

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