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Italian Colonies continued...

LIBYA - FRENCH OCCUPATION OF FEZZAN continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
421 nhbl Sassone PA#1 var. Sassone PA1 var., 1943 50c Brown air post with FezzanOccupationFrancise black overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, mint block of four with the occupation overprints
on the top pair and the bottom pair without overprint, thus twoSassone PA#1 var., 1943 50c Brown air post with "Fezzan/Occupation/Francise" black overprint, vertical pair, one without overprint, mint block of four with the occupation overprints on the top pair and the bottom pair without overprint, thus two of the se-tenant pairs, exceptionally fresh with deep color, pristine o.g., n.h., fine-very fine; this particular variety is not noted in Sassone but analogous varieties with double or triple overprints se-tenant with normal are noted indicating the normal method that these varieties came about; very rare and not listed in Scott. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
422 ogbl Sassone PA#1a var. Sassone PA1a var., 1943 50c Brown air post with FezzanOccupationFrancise black overprint, vertical pair, one with double overprint and one normal, attractive block of four with
two such pairs, the top stamps have the double overprint, deep rSassone PA#1a var., 1943 50c Brown air post with "Fezzan/Occupation/Francise" black overprint, vertical pair, one with double overprint and one normal, attractive block of four with two such pairs, the top stamps have the double overprint, deep rich color, quite well centered, o.g., three stamps with trace of hinging, the top left double overprint is n.h., very fine; a rare variety not listed in Scott. (Image) €4,000

SOLD for $1,350.00
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423 nh Sassone PA#1 var.-2 var. Sassone PA1 var.-2 var., 1948 100Fr Red and 200Fr Blue air posts, imperforate, complete in sheet-margin imperforate pairs, large margins all around, pristine fresh with
brilliant colors, o.g., n.h., extremely fine not listed imperforate in ScotSassone PA#1 var.-2 var., 1948 100Fr Red and 200Fr Blue air posts, imperforate, complete in sheet-margin imperforate pairs, large margins all around, pristine fresh with brilliant colors, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; not listed imperforate in Scott (Scott #2NC1-2 var.). (Image) €1,100

SOLD for $270.00
Will close during Public Auction
LIBYA COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
424 og/nhbl Libya extensive mint collection of nearly 400 stamps including varieties, some of which are listed in Scott and others that are only listed in Sassone, we note six different inverted centers, the collection is very comprehensive for the postal issues and air posts, also a nice group of postage dues with a double overprint and inverted overprint on the 20c value, the parcel posts are also interesting including ten multiples in pairs or blocks of four, condition is nice overall, o.g., some n.h. will be found throughout, fine-very fine; a choice collection with a number of varieties that are not counted in the catalog value; Scott catalog value is in excess of $10,000.00. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
425 ogO Libya voluminous accumulation balance, all housed in a large stock book containing over 1,200 mint and used, the various issues are extensive in this accumulation starting with the early 1912 overprints in the various types, includes some overprint varieties such as double, inverted and shifted, etc., the definitive series of this country are also interesting and challenging including perforation varieties and other varieties that are often not listed in Scott, also includes nice sections of air posts and special delivery issues, in general there are usually two mint examples of most values and sometimes more, though no onerous duplication, postage dues and parcel posts are less numerous usually being limited to one or two mint examples of each, used are also found throughout, of particular significance are the numerous varieties that are in the back ranging from minor to major including some imperforate proofs, various perforation varieties, such as imperforate vertically, imperforate between sheet margin and stamp and much more, often this material is not listed in Scott and is not included in the catalog value; condition over all is clean, o.g., or used, the vast majority is fine-very fine; an important accumulation of this country that is worth careful examination for the treasures that may reside here; for the listed values Scott catalog value is well in excess of $16,500.00. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
OLTRE GIUBA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
426 og Sassone #21 Sassone 21, 1925 60c King Victor Emmanuel, perforated 13 12, attractive mint single of this rare perforation being the key rarity of the country, intense deep color on bright
white paper, fresh o.g., lightly hinged, very fine an extremely rareSassone #21, 1925 60c King Victor Emmanuel, perforated 13 1/2, attractive mint single of this rare perforation being the key rarity of the country, intense deep color on bright white paper, fresh o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; an extremely rare stamp of which very few were issued and even less have survived; signed Raybuadi and accompanied by his 2002 gold certificate (Scott #21a; $5,300.00). (Image) €12,000

SOLD for $3,250.00
Will close during Public Auction
427 og Sassone #21 Sassone 21, 1925 60c King Victor Emmanuel, perforated 13 12, another mint example of this rarity, fresh color and well centered, o.g., minor thin specks from hinging, otherwise
very fine and very rare signed G. Oliva, A. D(iena), E(nzo) D(ienaSassone #21, 1925 60c King Victor Emmanuel, perforated 13 1/2, another mint example of this rarity, fresh color and well centered, o.g., minor thin specks from hinging, otherwise very fine and very rare; signed G. Oliva, A. D(iena), E(nzo) D(iena) and G. Colla, plus accompanied by clear 1960 Guglielmo Oliva and 1982 Giorgio Colla Asinelli certificates (Scott #21a; $5,300.00). (Image) €12,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
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SOMALIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
428 nh Sassone #8 Sassone 8, 1905 Centesimi15 surcharge on 5c Orange, an incredibly high quality mint single of this rare early surcharge, beautifully centered with perforations completely clear
of the design all around, a feature rarely found on this series,Sassone #8, 1905 "Centesimi/15" surcharge on 5c Orange, an incredibly high quality mint single of this rare early surcharge, beautifully centered with perforations completely clear of the design all around, a feature rarely found on this series, intense rich color on bright paper, plus featuring full original gum that is never hinged, an extremely fine example of this rare stamp that is virtually unheard of in such exquisite quality; signed E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by his 1980 certificate (Scott #8; $3,750.00). (Image) €6,000

SOLD for $2,400.00
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429 O Sassone #8 Sassone 8, 1905 Centesimi15 surcharge on 5c Orange, attractive used single with neat portion of Mogadiscio postmark, bright fresh color, normal fine centering a choice and
handsome used example of this scarce value signed D. Bolaffi and accSassone #8, 1905 "Centesimi/15" surcharge on 5c Orange, attractive used single with neat portion of Mogadiscio postmark, bright fresh color, normal fine centering; a choice and handsome used example of this scarce value; signed D. Bolaffi and accompanied by 1979 Dante Bolaffi certificate (Scott #8; $825.00). (Image) €1,200

SOLD for $230.00
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430 og Sassone #9 Sassone 9, 1905 Centesimi40 surcharge on 10a Lilac, fresh mint single, attractive color on bright paper, o.g., small h.r., typical fine centering, very fine for this and scarce
signed A. D(iena) (Scott 9 $600.00).Sassone #9, 1905 "Centesimi/40" surcharge on 10a Lilac, fresh mint single, attractive color on bright paper, o.g., small h.r., typical fine centering, very fine for this and scarce; signed A. D(iena) (Scott #9; $600.00). (Image) €1,000

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
431 nh Sassone #22a Sassone 22a, 1916 20c+5c Red Cross with Somalia overprint, inverted overprint, a most unusual variety on this series that is listed but unpriced in Sassone and unlisted in
Scott, exceptionally fresh, deep color, o.g., n.h., usual fine centerinSassone #22a, 1916 20c+5c Red Cross with "Somalia" overprint, inverted overprint, a most unusual variety on this series that is listed but unpriced in Sassone and unlisted in Scott, exceptionally fresh, deep color, o.g., n.h., usual fine centering; an elusive variety; signed E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by his 1992 certificate (Scott #B3 var.). (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $280.00
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432 nh Sassone #23A-G Sassone 23A-G, 1921 1b-10a Elephant and Lion unissued series with Somalia Italiana overprint cplt., a handsome mint set of this incredibly rare issue, uniformly rich deep colors
on fresh bright paper, all possessing full o.g. that is never hSassone #23A-G, 1921 1b-10a Elephant and Lion unissued series with "Somalia Italiana" overprint cplt., a handsome mint set of this incredibly rare issue, uniformly rich deep colors on fresh bright paper, all possessing full o.g. that is never hinged, typical fine centering in which nearly all of the basic stamps are found, a very fine and choice example of the unissued set; this series was prepared by order of the Ministry of the Colonies, but because of currency issues that were not contemplated when the order was made, the issue was ordered destroyed; only 50 sets are recorded of which some are defective; a set in this extraordinary high quality is of the greatest great rarity; unlisted in Scott; signed A. D(iena), E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by 1960 Alberto Diena and 1982 Enzo Diena certificates. (imagea) (imageb) (Image) €40,000

SOLD for $19,000.00
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433 nh Sassone #36a Sassone 36a, 1923 3b on 2c on 1b Brown, double surcharge of the 3b surcharge and lines, a pristine mint single of this overprint variety, fresh bright color, o.g., n.h., normal
fine centering, very fine for this a scarce variety that is not lisSassone #36a, 1923 3b on 2c on 1b Brown, double surcharge of the 3b surcharge and lines, a pristine mint single of this overprint variety, fresh bright color, o.g., n.h., normal fine centering, very fine for this; a scarce variety that is not listed in Scott; signed A. D(iena). (Image) for hinged €550

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
434 og Sassone #36a Sassone 36a, 1923 3b on 2c on 1b Brown, double surcharge of the 3b surcharge and lines, another mint example of this double surcharge variety, fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, usual
fine centering very fine for this signed A. D(iena).Sassone #36a, 1923 3b on 2c on 1b Brown, double surcharge of the 3b surcharge and lines, another mint example of this double surcharge variety, fresh, o.g., lightly hinged, usual fine centering; very fine for this; signed A. D(iena). (Image) €550

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
435 nh Sassone #46k Sassone 46k, 1923 Somalia ItalianaBesa 13 surcharge on 30c Propagation of the Faith, vertical strip of three imperforate between and in bottom selvage, a lovely example of this
perforation error being exceptionally well centered, bright freshSassone #46k, 1923 "Somalia Italiana/Besa 13" surcharge on 30c Propagation of the Faith, vertical strip of three imperforate between and in bottom selvage, a lovely example of this perforation error being exceptionally well centered, bright fresh colors, o.g., n.h., very fine and exceedingly choice; a rare variety in this premium condition; unlisted in Scott. (Image) for hinged €1,200

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
436 og Sassone #60 Sassone 60, 1924 SomaliaItalianarupie 3 surcharge on 5L Manzoni, an unusually choice mint example with magnificent centering amid large margins all around, exceptionally fresh
with strong bright colors, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine (Sassone #60, 1924 "Somalia/Italiana/rupie 3" surcharge on 5L Manzoni, an unusually choice mint example with magnificent centering amid large margins all around, exceptionally fresh with strong bright colors, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine (Scott #66; $475.00). (Image) €650

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
437 nh Sassone #69 Sassone 69, 1926 1,25L King Victor Emmanuel with Somalia Italiana, perforated 11, fresh mint single with intense deep color on bright white paper, quite well centered and
surrounded by full even perforations, o.g., n.h., very fine signed A. D(iSassone #69, 1926 1,25L King Victor Emmanuel with Somalia Italiana, perforated 11, fresh mint single with intense deep color on bright white paper, quite well centered and surrounded by full even perforations, o.g., n.h., very fine; signed A. D(iena) (Scott #69a; $1,200.00). (Image) €1,800

SOLD for $575.00
Will close during Public Auction
438 og Sassone #110g Sassone 110g, 1927 50c Volta with Somalia Italiana overprint, imperforate top margin, attractive top sheet-margin single showing a portion of the marginal inscription,
imperforate between the stamp and the selvage, fresh with bright rich colorSassone #110g, 1927 50c Volta with "Somalia Italiana" overprint, imperforate top margin, attractive top sheet-margin single showing a portion of the marginal inscription, imperforate between the stamp and the selvage, fresh with bright rich color, o.g., h.r. in selvage, very fine; not listed in Scott (Scott #98 var.). (Image) €700

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
439 nh Sassone #116a Sassone 116a, 1928 Brown with Somalia Italiana overprint, double overprint, pristine mint single, exceptionally well centered, bright with nice color on fresh paper, o.g., n.h.,
extremely fine signed Raybaudi (Scott 100a $850.00).Sassone #116a, 1928 Brown with "Somalia Italiana" overprint, double overprint, pristine mint single, exceptionally well centered, bright with nice color on fresh paper, o.g., n.h., extremely fine; signed Raybaudi (Scott #100a; $850.00). (Image) for hinged €600

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
440 ogO Sassone #168a/82a Sassone 168a82a, 1932 Pictorials with combination perforation, small group of five mint singles of the 7 12c, 25c, 35c, 50c and 10L, a block of four of the 7 12c and a used 20c,
all with combination perforations 12x14 or 14x12, all but the 35Sassone #168a/82a, 1932 Pictorials with combination perforation, small group of five mint singles of the 7 1/2c, 25c, 35c, 50c and 10L, a block of four of the 7 1/2c and a used 20c, all with combination perforations 12x14 or 14x12, all but the 35c are n.h., fine-very fine; a nice selection of perforation varieties that are not listed in Scott; 35c and 50c signed A. D(iena) (Scott #139 var./153 var.). (Image) for hinged €2,180

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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