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San Marino continued...

SAN MARINO continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
501 og Sassone #31 Sassone 31, 1894 1L Ultramarine, select mint single being quite well centered for this extremely tightly margined issue, the perforations are clear or only barely touch the
frame all around, fresh color on bright white paper, o.g., lightly hingeSassone #31, 1894 1L Ultramarine, select mint single being quite well centered for this extremely tightly margined issue, the perforations are clear or only barely touch the frame all around, fresh color on bright white paper, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine; like the other 1L value only 5,000 stamps of this value were issued which makes for few select mint examples such as this when one allows for the used, those that have been lost or are in poor condition; a difficult value in this choice quality; signed A. D(iena), Raybaudi and others plus accompanied by 1976 Alberto Diena and 1998 Raybaudi certificates (Scott #22; $1,650.00). (Image) €2,200

SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
502 O Sassone #31 Sassone 31, 1894 1L Ultramarine, attractive used single with neat portion of a black c.d.s. cancel, nice pastel color on fresh white paper, normal fine centering an elusive high
value signed A. D(iena) (Scott 22 $525.00).Sassone #31, 1894 1L Ultramarine, attractive used single with neat portion of a black c.d.s. cancel, nice pastel color on fresh white paper, normal fine centering; an elusive high value; signed A. D(iena) (Scott #22; $525.00). (Image) €800

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
503 og Sassone #44 Sassone 44, 1903 2L Violet, the key value of this early 20th century set, quite well centered for this notoriously poorly centered issue, attractive pastel violet color on fresh
bright paper, full even perforations, o.g., very fine a choice exaSassone #44, 1903 2L Violet, the key value of this early 20th century set, quite well centered for this notoriously poorly centered issue, attractive pastel violet color on fresh bright paper, full even perforations, o.g., very fine; a choice example of this very difficult value; signed Pfenninger (Scott #72; $1,000.00). (Image) €1,300

SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
504 og Sassone #129a Sassone 129a, 1926 Lira 1.85 surcharge on 60c Violet with Espresso overprint obliterated by bars, double Espresso overprint, right sheet-margin single with deep color, o.g.,
n.h., normal fine centering an unusual variety surcharging the dSassone #129a, 1926 "Lira 1.85" surcharge on 60c Violet with "Espresso" overprint obliterated by bars, double "Espresso" overprint, right sheet-margin single with deep color, o.g., n.h., normal fine centering; an unusual variety surcharging the double overprint special delivery stamp, listed by Sassone but unpriced and not listed by Scott; signed G. Oliva, G. Chiavarello and accompanied by 1971 Giovanni Chavarello certificate (Scott #103 var.). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction
505 nh Sassone #176-79 Sassone 176-79, 1933 25c on 2.75L to 1.25L on 1.75L Convention of Philatelists overprints cplt., attractive mint set, strong fresh colors on white paper, o.g., n.h., very fine
(Scott 151-54 $313.25 for hinged).Sassone #176-79, 1933 25c on 2.75L to 1.25L on 1.75L Convention of Philatelists overprints cplt., attractive mint set, strong fresh colors on white paper, o.g., n.h., very fine (Scott #151-54; $313.25 for hinged). (Image) €1,500

SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
506 nh Sassone PA#1-10 Sassone PA1-10, 1931 50c-10L First air posts, cplt., pristine mint set, very fresh with beautiful bright colors, well centered throughout, o.g., n.h., very fine (Scott C1-10
n.h. not priced, $292.25 for hinged).Sassone PA#1-10, 1931 50c-10L First air posts, cplt., pristine mint set, very fresh with beautiful bright colors, well centered throughout, o.g., n.h., very fine (Scott #C1-10; n.h. not priced, $292.25 for hinged). (Image) €2,000

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
507 nh Sassone S#4a Sassone S4a, 1897 50c Green and brown postage due, inverted numeral, an especially fresh mint single, rich colors and sharp impressions on bright white paper, pristine o.g.,
n.h., normal fine centering signed E(milio) D(iena) (Scott J4a $300.Sassone S#4a, 1897 50c Green and brown postage due, inverted numeral, an especially fresh mint single, rich colors and sharp impressions on bright white paper, pristine o.g., n.h., normal fine centering; signed E(milio) D(iena) (Scott #J4a; $300.00 for hinged). (Image) for hinged €450

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
SAN MARINO COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
508 ogng San Marino comprehensive mint collection for the period of 1877 to just prior to WWII, the collection starts with an attractive selection of the first Arms issue including surcharges, a few values are without gum or regummed but the majority have o.g., the long 1903-25 Titano issue is also complete, then the later issues are complete to 1938, air posts, special deliveries, postage dues and parcel posts are collected similarly, we also note varieties including double and inverted surcharges, perforation varieties of various types including the parcel posts, some are listed in Scott and counted, but others are only listed in Sassone, colors are bright and fresh, o.g., except as noted, overall fine-very fine and a nice mint collection of this country; some values signed by various Italian experts and accompanied by three certificates; Scott catalog value is in excess of $11,500.00. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
509 ogngO San Marino extensive mint and used accumulation in two large stockbooks containing a total of over 1,400 stamps, the major value is found in the issues prior to 1940, these are often collected with two or three mint and sometimes a used example or two, but the used are not nearly as complete, some of the early first designs are without gum or unused, includes air posts, special deliveries, postage dues and parcel posts collected in a similar fashion, in addition there is a one-of-a-kind collection of post-WWII both mint and used that goes to as late as 1978 in some areas, includes some better souvenir sheets and miniature sheets plus some varieties, condition overall is quite clean, o.g. or used except as noted, mostly fine-very fine; Scott catalog value is in excess of $19,000.00. Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $4,250.00
Will close during Public Auction

Vatican City

VATICAN CITY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
510 og Sassone #35-40 Sassone 35-40, 1934 40c on 80c to 3,70L on 10L Provisional surcharges cplt., a well centered mint set, radiant colors on bright white paper, crisp even perforations, o.g., minor
h.r., very fine or better a nice set in this select centering eacSassone #35-40, 1934 40c on 80c to 3,70L on 10L Provisional surcharges cplt., a well centered mint set, radiant colors on bright white paper, crisp even perforations, o.g., minor h.r., very fine or better; a nice set in this select centering; each signed A. D(iena) or E(nzo) D(iena) except the 3,05L on 5L Green (Scott #35-40; $793.25). (Image) €1,200

SOLD for $525.00
Will close during Public Auction
511 O Sassone #36A Sassone 36A, 1934 1,30L on 1,25L Blue trial provisional surcharge, a beautifully centered used single of this Vatican City rarity, the 1,30 between the bars is significantly
smaller than the normal provisional surcharge of the 1934 issue, luxuSassone #36A, 1934 1,30L on 1,25L Blue trial provisional surcharge, a beautifully centered used single of this Vatican City rarity, the "1,30" between the bars is significantly smaller than the normal provisional surcharge of the 1934 issue, luxuriant color on brilliant white paper, neat cancel at bottom right, extremely fine; this unusual surcharge was a trial or essay that was prepared when the provisional overprints were being made (not a variety within the surcharge setting), one sheet of 100 was erroneously delivered to the post office and almost half of the sheet was used before the error was discovered; an amazingly rare postally used stamp and one of the most important rarities of this country that rarely comes on the market, in fact this is the first example we have ever had the pleasure to offer in our auctions; signed A. Diena (Scott #36a; $7,250.00). (Image) €18,000

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
512 nh Sassone S#2A Sassone S2A, 1931 10c Green postage due with Segnatasse overprint, a stamp similar to the first 10c Green postage due but without frame, exceptionally fresh right sheet-margin
single, lovely bright color and well impressed overprint, o.g., n.hSassone S#2A, 1931 10c Green postage due with "Segnatasse" overprint, a stamp similar to the first 10c Green postage due but without frame, exceptionally fresh right sheet-margin single, lovely bright color and well impressed overprint, o.g., n.h., trivial internal gum bend mentioned for complete accuracy only, extremely fine; this incredibly rare stamp has been confused by other catalogs as being a variety of the normal 10c postage due, much like the surcharges of this set that come with and without frames and are normal varieties of modest value, this may explain why the Scott value is so ridiculously low on their listing, in fact this stamp was a trial or essay much like the small "1,30" surcharge for the 1934 Provisionals, all of the trials were destroyed except for one sheet of the the 10c which was mistakenly delivered to the post office, the stamp was rarely used and is known on cover, nevertheless this is a major rarity with less than 100 mint examples yet remaining and a highly desirable addition to a specialized Vatican City collection in this choice condition; signed A. D(iena) and one other (Scott #J2a; $650.00). (Image) €6,000

SOLD for $2,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
VATICAN CITY COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
513 og/nhbl Vatican City attractive mint collection consisting of well over 100 singles and 35 blocks of four, covers the period to 1940 which is largely complete including a set of the 1934 Provisional surcharges (signed H. Bloch), air posts include better later issues to 1962, plus the first postage dues and the parcel posts are complete in never hinged blocks of four, condition is clean and attractive, o.g., n.h. is found throughout though generally in the later period, fine-very fine; Scott catalog value is in excess $2,750.00. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
514 O Vatican City used collection, over 450 mostly different from the beginning to about 1960 plus a couple of souvenir sheets, all in a White Ace album, very comprehensive for the period including air posts, special deliveries, postage dues and parcel posts, includes a set of the 1934 Provisional surcharges (3.70 on 10L key value signed E. Diena), plus extra 1.30, 2.55 and 3.70 values from the second printing, includes better air posts and we also note some varieties throughout, condition is overall attractive and fine-very fine; Scott catalog value is in excess of $2,500.00. Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
515 Pog/nh Vatican City major variety collection, consisting of 60 interesting mint items in the period prior to 1940 including a very few proofs, most are the postal issues but including a few postage dues, perforation varieties predominate including imperforate pairs, quite a number of vertical or horizontal pairs imperforate between are present, plus imperforate at top, bottom or sides, condition is clean and attractive, o.g., many n.h., fine-very fine with the majority very fine or better; a marvelous collection of seldom seen varieties of this country, many catalog in Sassone to €450 or more and the total catalog value is over €17,500; some signed by various experts as A. D(iena), G. Bolaffi and Raybaudi. Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
516 og/nhO Vatican City balance consisting of numerous mostly mint sets and singles prior to 1940, frequently there are one or two mint sets of each issue, sometimes blocks of four and a used set, also includes a few covers and cards, we note a mint set of the 1934 Provisional surcharges with several extra, Scott catalog value for just the normal issues is over $3,750.00, plus there are also numerous varieties, some are rather major such as pairs imperforate between and in various margins, but also numerous minor varieties of overprints, watermarks, different perforations, gutter pairs and more, Sassone catalog value for the listed varieties is between €8,000-9,000, overall condition is quite clean, o.g., some n.h. throughout, fine-very fine; an interesting accumulation that is well worth examining. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction


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