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MODENA PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
41 p Sassone #15d Sassone 15d, 1859 20c Slate violet, no period after 20, attractive used single with strong color and impression, mostly large margins, touching at bottom right, tied to small
piece by blue town c.d.s., nearly very fine and attractive signSassone #15d, 1859 20c Slate violet, no period after "20", attractive used single with strong color and impression, mostly large margins, touching at bottom right, tied to small piece by blue town c.d.s., nearly very fine and attractive; signed E(milio) Diena, Raybaudi and accompanied by a 1985 Raybaudi certificate (Scott #12c; $1,450.00). (Image) €1,000

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
42 og Sassone #16c Sassone 16c, 1859 20c Gray lilac, Ecnt for Cent, remarkably fresh mint single, large to extra-large margins with full dividing line at bottom and a portion at top, full o.g.,
lightly hinged, very fine and choice example of this typographic eSassone #16c, 1859 20c Gray lilac, "Ecnt" for "Cent", remarkably fresh mint single, large to extra-large margins with full dividing line at bottom and a portion at top, full o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and choice example of this typographic error (Scott #12d; $250.00). (Image) €350

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction
43 og Sassone #17d Sassone 17d, 1859 40c Rose carmine, period before Cent, attractive and fresh mint single, large to extra-large balanced margins showing complete dividing line at right and
portions of two others, full o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and choiceSassone #17d, 1859 40c Rose carmine, period before "Cent", attractive and fresh mint single, large to extra-large balanced margins showing complete dividing line at right and portions of two others, full o.g., lightly hinged, very fine and choice; signed Raybaudi (Scott #13c; $360.00). (Image) €550

SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
MODENA NEWSPAPER TAX STAMPS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
44 ng Sassone SG#2b Sassone SG2b, 1853 9c Black on gray violet, double impression, without gum as are all existing copies, an extraordinarily choice example of this rarity with large balanced
margins showing the full dividing line at top, the impressions are strongSassone SG#2b, 1853 9c Black on gray violet, double impression, without gum as are all existing copies, an extraordinarily choice example of this rarity with large balanced margins showing the full dividing line at top, the impressions are strong and show the distinct doubling of the impression all over the design, the paper color is rich and the stamp is especially fresh, extremely fine; an incredibly rare variety that is not listed in Scott; the Sassone catalog value is for a stamp without gum as they do not exist with gum and it is noted there that only two examples exist without defects and two with faults, this being one of the two finest, if not the finest, examples known; signed E(milio) Diena, A. Diena and E(nzo) D(iena), plus accompanied by 1983 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #PR2 var.). (Image) €6,000

SOLD for $2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
45 O Sassone SG#2c Sassone SG2c, 1853 9c Black on Gray violet, no period after 9, large-margined used example showing complete dividing lines at top and bottom, paper with strong color, choice very
fine signed E(milio) D(iena), A. D(iena) (Scott PR2a $275.00)Sassone SG#2c, 1853 9c Black on Gray violet, no period after "9", large-margined used example showing complete dividing lines at top and bottom, paper with strong color, choice very fine; signed E(milio) D(iena), A. D(iena) (Scott #PR2a; $275.00). (Image) €375

SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
46 og Sassone SG#4b Sassone SG4b, 1857 10c Lilac gray, Cen1 for Cent, lovely mint example of this interesting typographic error, large to extra-large margins with complete dividing lines at top and
left, paper is fresh with attractive color, strong detailed impSassone SG#4b, 1857 10c Lilac gray, "Cen1" for "Cent", lovely mint example of this interesting typographic error, large to extra-large margins with complete dividing lines at top and left, paper is fresh with attractive color, strong detailed impression, full o.g., lightly hinged, choice very fine and scarce (Scott #PR4a; $360.00). (Image) €550

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
MODENA COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
47 ogngO Sassone #1/18, SG2/5 Modena mint and used collection of over 40 singles plus a couple of blocks (Sassone #1/18, SG2/5), mint and used are about equal in number and most have been selected for their attractive appearance, nearly all are with four margins and some have one or more dividing lines showing, most are the normal stamps though we note a couple of varieties including "8" for "80" on the 80c Buff of the Provisional Government issue, also includes some of the newspaper tax stamps including a rather nicely margined 10c Black with horizontal dividing line (#PR5), a few small flaws are present, most are fine-very fine or better; some signed by various experts (Scott #1/14, PR2-5; Scott catalog value in excess of $8,500.00). Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
NAPLES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
48 O Sassone #2 Sassone 2, 1860 12gr Carmine, plate II, attractive large margined used example with wide even margins all around, bright color and fresh, cancelled by a portion of Partenza da
Napoli double-circle c.d.s., a very rare use of this postmarkSassone #2, 1860 1/2gr Carmine, plate II, attractive large margined used example with wide even margins all around, bright color and fresh, cancelled by a portion of "Partenza da Napoli" double-circle c.d.s., a very rare use of this postmark to cancel the stamp as almost invariably the "Annullato" handstamps were used for that purpose, very fine and choice; signed Raybaudi and others, plus accompanied by 1985 Raybaudi certificate (Scott #1b; $550.00+). (Image) €750+

SOLD for $150.00
Will close during Public Auction
49 O Sassone #2 Sassone 2, 1860 12gr Carmine, plate II, lovely used single with exceptionally fresh deep color and sharp impression, large balanced margins all around, boxed Annullato handstamp,
extremely fine signed L. Miro (Scott 1b $550.00).Sassone #2, 1860 1/2gr Carmine, plate II, lovely used single with exceptionally fresh deep color and sharp impression, large balanced margins all around, boxed "Annullato" handstamp, extremely fine; signed L. Miro (Scott #1b; $550.00). (Image) €750

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
50 og Sassone #2a Sassone 2a, 1858 12gr Bright carmine, plate II, attractive mint single with rich deep color, wide balanced margins on all four sides, fresh with full o.g., choice very fine a
very attractive mint example of this scarce value signed E(milio) DSassone #2a, 1858 1/2gr Bright carmine, plate II, attractive mint single with rich deep color, wide balanced margins on all four sides, fresh with full o.g., choice very fine; a very attractive mint example of this scarce value; signed E(milio) D(iena), R(affaele) Diena and accompanied by the latter's 2004 certificate (Scott #1c; $3,250.00). (Image) €4,250

SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
51 og Sassone #4a Sassone 4a, 1859 1gr Carmine, plate II, choice mint single possessing lavish uniform margins all around, strong and bright carmine color, full fresh o.g., lightly hinged,
extremely fine signed A. D(iena), G. Oliva and others (Scott 2c $900.00Sassone #4a, 1859 1gr Carmine, plate II, choice mint single possessing lavish uniform margins all around, strong and bright carmine color, full fresh o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; signed A. D(iena), G. Oliva and others (Scott #2c; $900.00). (Image) €1,000

SOLD for $280.00
Will close during Public Auction
52 og Sassone #12 Sassone 12, 1858 20gr Brownish rose, plate I, handsome mint single of this elusive value, large balanced margins on all four sides, fresh color and detailed impression, full
original gum, very fine and exceedingly choice a rare stamp in this imSassone #12, 1858 20gr Brownish rose, plate I, handsome mint single of this elusive value, large balanced margins on all four sides, fresh color and detailed impression, full original gum, very fine and exceedingly choice; a rare stamp in this impressive quality; signed E(milio) D(iena), A. D(iena), E(nzo) D(iena), Raybaudi and others, plus accompanied by 1983 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #6; $5,100.00). (Image) €8,000

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
53 O Sassone # 15 Sassone 15, 1860 12t Blue, an attractive used example of the extremely rare Trinacria, three extraordinarily large margins plus a full ample margin at left, lovely blue color and
possessing a nice sharp impression being one of the nicer execuSassone #15, 1860 1/2t Blue, an attractive used example of the extremely rare "Trinacria", three extraordinarily large margins plus a full ample margin at left, lovely blue color and possessing a nice sharp impression being one of the nicer executed positions with a strong distinct "T", light vertical "Annullato" boxed handstamp at left, very fine and handsome single of this desirable stamp; this value was created by changing the plates for the first 1/2gr Rose to the new value by altering the "G" to a "T", this stamp was in use for only four weeks before the central insignia of the Kingdom of Naples was erased and was replaced by the Cross of Savoy making the "Trinacria" a very rare stamp indeed; signed A. Diena and accompanied by his 1972 certificate (Scott #8; $11,500.00). (Image) €16,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
NAPLES COLLECTIONS
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
54 Opc Sassone #1/16 Naples extensive used collection neatly mounted in an album with a total of 400 stamps and collected according to Sassone with all the different shades identified, included are some multiples, mostly pairs, some on piece including several values on one piece and over 27 covers including several with numerous low denominations making up a higher rate, of particular value in this collection for the purpose of reference is that virtually all the stamps have been identified and expertized by Raybaudi, virtually all stamps have been signed and the catalog number noted in pencil on the reverse, plus there are 20 certificates for more important stamps and covers, the vast majority of the stamps are the lower less expensive values, but even there, since a large number of the shades are present, there are quite a number of these that have significant premium value and many are in nice quality as well, of the higher more valuable denominations there are three 20gr and five 50gr values plus three of the 1/2t Blue Cross of Savoy, all of these have certificates and the last two better values all have flaws or small repairs (mainly small filled thins) but attractive appearance, condition is quite varied though the vast majority are of very fine appearance and a great many of the more modest values are truly very fine or better; a valuable collection, not only for the many nice stamps that are present but also for the reference of all the color and plate identification, well worth examining (Scott #1/9; Scott catalog value, which does not list many of the scarcer shades, is well in excess of $50,000.00 and Sassone value for just the used stamps as identified is over €100,000). Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
55 ogO Sassone #1/14 Naples largely used collection of 24 used plus three original gum mint stamps (Sassone #1/14), includes two different shades of the mint 1/2gr low value, one is in brown rose from plate I with 2006 S. Sismondo certificate and signed E(milio) D(iena), the other from plate II with 1987 Raybaudi certificate, the used include all seven values including a fine example of the key 50gr which is signed E(milio) Diena and A. D(iena) with the latter's 1973 certificate, most values have more than one shade and/or plate represented including four different shades of the 20gr, plus an interesting strong triple transfer of the 5gr, a few small faults are present, but the majority are fine-very fine and include some very attractive stamps; besides those mentioned some others are signed as well, mostly by A. D(iena) (Scott #1-7; Scott catalog value over $15,000.00). Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
NEAPOLITAN PROVINCES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
56 og Sassone #20g Sassone 20g, 1861 2gr Blue, double head inverted, fresh mint single with wide well balanced margins all around, attractive deep color and strong embossing that shows the variety
well, o.g., lightly hinged, choice very fine a scarce variety thatSassone #20g, 1861 2gr Blue, double head inverted, fresh mint single with wide well balanced margins all around, attractive deep color and strong embossing that shows the variety well, o.g., lightly hinged, choice very fine; a scarce variety that is not listed in Scott; signed G. Bolaffi, A. D(iena) (Scott #22b var.). (Image) €1,200

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
PARMA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
57 c Sassone #4 Sassone 4, 1852 25c Black on violet, lovely single tied to clean and attractive 1853 entire folded letter to Milan by light two-line Parma postmark, the stamp has especially deep
rich violet color, plus four well clear to large margins, backstamSassone #4, 1852 25c Black on violet, lovely single tied to clean and attractive 1853 entire folded letter to Milan by light two-line Parma postmark, the stamp has especially deep rich violet color, plus four well clear to large margins, backstamped, a very fine and handsome cover (Scott #4). (Image) €1,000

SOLD for $190.00
Will close during Public Auction
58 O Sassone #5 Sassone 5, 1852 40c Black on blue, impressive used single with absolutely enormous margins for this normally tightly margined issue, neat central double strike of a boxed grid
cancel, an extremely fine gem (Scott 5 $400.00).Sassone #5, 1852 40c Black on blue, impressive used single with absolutely enormous margins for this normally tightly margined issue, neat central double strike of a boxed grid cancel, an extremely fine gem (Scott #5; $400.00). (Image) €600

SOLD for $250.00
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59 ng Sassone #5a Sassone 5a, 1852 40c Black on pale blue, rare unused example of this scarce color variety, without gum as are all known examples, well clear to large margins all around, the
paper color is bright and fresh in the light shade, very fine and an exSassone #5a, 1852 40c Black on pale blue, rare unused example of this scarce color variety, without gum as are all known examples, well clear to large margins all around, the paper color is bright and fresh in the light shade, very fine and an exceptionally rare stamp; signed A. Diena, Raybaudi and accompanied by each of their 1974 certificates (Scott #5a; $4,500.00). (Image) €8,000

SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
60 O Sassone #5a Sassone 5a, 1852 40c Black on pale blue, attractive used single with full balanced margins all around, fresh and bright paper in the light shade, strong clear impression, black
straight three-line cancel, very fine (Scott 5a $525.00).Sassone #5a, 1852 40c Black on pale blue, attractive used single with full balanced margins all around, fresh and bright paper in the light shade, strong clear impression, black straight three-line cancel, very fine (Scott #5a; $525.00). (Image) €900

SOLD for $120.00
Will close during Public Auction

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