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Italian States continued...

SICILY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
101 O Sassone #14 Sassone 14, 1859 50gr Dark red brown, an extraordinarily rare used example of this high value that is one of the most difficult values to find genuinely used, well clear to
extra large margins with an impressively wide margin at top, bold blackSassone #14, 1859 50gr Dark red brown, an extraordinarily rare used example of this high value that is one of the most difficult values to find genuinely used, well clear to extra large margins with an impressively wide margin at top, bold black frame cancel, very fine; a rare stamp being so well documented in this select quality; signed G. Oliva, A. Diena, E(nzo) Diena and accompanied by 1966 Guglielmo Oliva, 1967 Alberto Diena and 1983 Enzo Diena certificates (Scott #18; $4,750.00). (Image) €7,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
Will close during Public Auction
SICILY COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
102 ogngO Sassone #1/18 Sicily mint and used collection of 30 stamps (Sassone #1/14) with a little over half used to the 10gr value, nearly all have been selected for their attractive appearance, most have clear to large margins, bright color and include some very attractive stamps, all but four of the mint have original gum, occasional small flaw present but the majority are fine-very fine; over 20 stamps are signed by various experts and accompanied by six certificates of Enzo Diena, M. Jamet and J. Robineau (Scott #10/18; Scott catalog value in excess of $14,000.00). Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,400.00
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TUSCANY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
103 O Sassone #1 Sassone 1, 1851 1q Black on grayish, attractive used single with large margins, showing a portion of the frame line of the next stamp at left, neat black line cancel, choice
very fine example of this scarce low value signed E(milio) D(iena), RaSassone #1, 1851 1q Black on grayish, attractive used single with large margins, showing a portion of the frame line of the next stamp at left, neat black line cancel, choice very fine example of this scarce low value; signed E(milio) D(iena), Raybaudi and G. Oliva, plus accompanied by 1966 Guido Oliva certificate (Scott #1; $1,750.00). (Image) €2,250

SOLD for $525.00
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104 O Sassone #2 Sassone 2, 1851 1s Ocher on grayish, handsome used example, possessing full large and balanced margins all around, intense deep color and nice impression, neatly cancelled with
a portion of a Livorno postmark, choice very fine and quite scarce iSassone #2, 1851 1s Ocher on grayish, handsome used example, possessing full large and balanced margins all around, intense deep color and nice impression, neatly cancelled with a portion of a Livorno postmark, choice very fine and quite scarce in this premium condition (Scott #2; $2,000.00). (Image) €2,500

SOLD for $400.00
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105 O Sassone #3 Sassone 3, 1851 2s Scarlet on bluish, an impressive used example of this value that is incredibly rare either mint or used, featuring large to enormous margins showing portions
of the adjacent stamps on either side, color and impression are stroSassone #3, 1851 2s Scarlet on bluish, an impressive used example of this value that is incredibly rare either mint or used, featuring large to enormous margins showing portions of the adjacent stamps on either side, color and impression are strong and attractive, also in addition it has two nearly full strikes of a bold mute diamond cancel, extremely fine; a wonderfully rare and desirable stamp in this highly select quality; signed A. D(iena), A. Fiecchi and Raybaudi, plus accompanied by 1972 Alfredo Fiecchi and 1983 Raybaudi certificates (Scott #3; $6,750.00). (Image) €9,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
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106 O Sassone #9 Sassone 9, 1852 60cr Dark scarlet on grayish, the fabulously rare high value of Tuscany, used single with three clear margins and along the frame line at right, portion of
Livorno cancel, small back flaws, fine appearance and a terribly rare staSassone #9, 1852 60cr Dark scarlet on grayish, the fabulously rare high value of Tuscany, used single with three clear margins and along the frame line at right, portion of Livorno cancel, small back flaws, fine appearance and a terribly rare stamp in any condition; signed H. Bloch, A. D(iena) (Scott #9; $22,500.00). (Image) €30,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
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107 og Sassone #18 Sassone 18, 1860 5c Green, a choice mint single of this rare mint value of the provisional government, clear to large margins all around which is not at all common on these
extremely tight margined issues, especially fresh with strong deep colorSassone #18, 1860 5c Green, a choice mint single of this rare mint value of the provisional government, clear to large margins all around which is not at all common on these extremely tight margined issues, especially fresh with strong deep color on bright paper, full original gum that is lightly hinged, very fine and very rare in this outstanding quality; signed E(milio) D(iena), E(nzo) D(iena) and accompanied by a 1981 Enzo Diena certificate; ex-King Carol of Romania (Scott #18; $11,750.00). (Image) €16,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
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108 og Sassone #21c Sassone 21c, 1860 40c Dark carmine, another exceptionally rare mint example of this provisional government value, this being in the dark carmine shade with particularly deep
intense color, extra-large margins at top and bottom, barely into the fSassone #21c, 1860 40c Dark carmine, another exceptionally rare mint example of this provisional government value, this being in the dark carmine shade with particularly deep intense color, extra-large margins at top and bottom, barely into the frame lines at points on the sides, fresh o.g., trace of h.r., nearly very fine for this and extremely rare in mint condition; signed G. Oliva, E(milio) D(iena), A. D(iena) and others, plus accompanied by a 1971 Alberto Diena certificate (Scott 21 var.; $14,000.00 for normal shade). (Image) €22,500

SOLD for $2,600.00
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109 O Sassone #22 Sassone 22, 1860 80c Flesh, a choice and attractive used single, well clear margin at left and huge margins on the other three sides, rich color on fresh bright paper, light
Firenze c.d.s., extremely fine a highly select stamp in all respectsSassone #22, 1860 80c Flesh, a choice and attractive used single, well clear margin at left and huge margins on the other three sides, rich color on fresh bright paper, light Firenze c.d.s., extremely fine; a highly select stamp in all respects; signed R. Calves, J.F. Brun and accompanied by 1970 Jean-Francois Brun and 1970 Mercury Stamp France certificates (Scott #22; $1,275.00). (Image) €1,800

SOLD for $400.00
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110 og Sassone #22a Sassone 22a, 1860 80c Flesh bister, a magnificent mint example of the rarest of the provisional government issues except for the 3L high value, lovely fresh color in the deeper
attractive shade that Scott describes as orange brown, bright crispSassone #22a, 1860 80c Flesh bister, a magnificent mint example of the rarest of the provisional government issues except for the 3L high value, lovely fresh color in the deeper attractive shade that Scott describes as orange brown, bright crisp paper, and most importantly this stamp possesses well clear to large margins and full original gum, both features noted on the accompanying certificate; very fine and exceedingly choice; this value is seldom offered in any quality and one in this select condition only appears at auction on the rarest of occasions; signed G. Oliva, E(milio) Diena, A. Diena and E(nzo) Diena, plus accompanied by 1983 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #22a; $27,500.00). (Image) €37,500

SOLD for $13,500.00
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111 O Sassone #23 Sassone 23, 1860 3L Yellow ocher, a genuine used example of this world-class high value rarity, bright color, cut along the frame lines all around being slightly in at the top
right corner and at right, the all important value tablet is full andSassone #23, 1860 3L Yellow ocher, a genuine used example of this world-class high value rarity, bright color, cut along the frame lines all around being slightly in at the top right corner and at right, the all important value tablet is full and clear and free of cancel and is so noted on the Diena certificate, about fine for this; despite the less than optimal condition this is one of only a handful of genuine examples known, either mint or used; an affordable example of this rarity to complete a collection of Tuscany; 1956 Edgar Mohrman, 1984 Willy Balasse and 1984 Enzo Diena certificates (Scott #23; $85,000.00). (Image) €120,000

SOLD for $14,500.00
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TUSCANY COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
112 ngO Sassone #1/21 Tuscany used collection of 35 stamps (Sassone #1/21), most of which have been selected for their clear margins all around and including some with rather large margins for these tightly margined stamps, the largest portion are from the first issue including a 1q Black and 1s Orange on bluish, other values show a number of different shades, also includes a 1q Black of the second issue and ten issues of the provisional government to the 40c with different shades, an occasional small fault is present but most are fine-very fine or better; not quite half are signed by various experts plus two certificates for #8's (Scott #1/21; Scott catalog value in excess of $10,000.00). Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,000.00
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ITALIAN STATES COLLECTION
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
113 ogngO Italian States massive mint and used collection balance in three stockbooks containing over 1,000 stamps that have been counted, but there is considerably more than that in forgeries and reprints that have not been counted, each state is represented and contains mint and used in various proportions depending on the state, for example few used Romagna are present and they have only been counted if they are signed by various Italian experts, some of the more important areas include Lombardy-Venetia which includes a modest but nice group of used first issues plus mint and used values of later issues, there is a fair number of Modena including a few varieties, lots of Roman States with many used first issue, Sardinia includes a few early issues but lots of different shades, mint and used, of the later issues which would be excellent for the study of the various printings, excellent value is found in used Tuscany, Two Sicilies contains mostly used Naples including a couple of postal forgeries and mostly mint Sicily plus Neapolitan Provinces shades in mostly mint, the forgeries add an interesting dimension as there are all kinds present, usually there is a section after each state of the various forgeries and reprints ranging from crude to quite good, there is also a portion of another stock book that is filled with hundreds of forgeries, we even note a couple of sets of six sheets of 25 of Spiro forgeries of Tuscany, none of this has been counted, condition is very mixed as is almost always the case with large accumulations of this classic material, faults will be found throughout, but we have not counted items that are badly faulty, o.g. is found on some mint, particularly the later issues, but unused and regummed are present, nevertheless there are also numerous stamps of more modest value that are fine-very fine; this is an excellent opportunity for the student of this area who examines this accumulation as he will find much useful material; Scott catalog value is at least $200,000.00 with the potential for more; stamps will be found throughout signed by various experts and accompanied by a half dozen certificates. Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $30,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

Kingdom of Italy

1862-1863 NINETEENTH CENTURY ISSUES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
114 og Sassone #1 Sassone 1, 1862 10c Yellow bister, fresh mint single of this first perforated stamp, attractive bright color with nice embossing on fresh white paper, full o.g., lightly hinged,
just fine centering that is very typical of the perforating on thisSassone #1, 1862 10c Yellow bister, fresh mint single of this first perforated stamp, attractive bright color with nice embossing on fresh white paper, full o.g., lightly hinged, just fine centering that is very typical of the perforating on this early issue; a very rare stamp in this fresh mint quality; signed G. Oliva, A. Diena and accompanied by 1968 Guglielmo Oliva and 1969 Alberto Diena certificates (Scott #17; $6,500.00). (Image) €10,000

SOLD for $1,000.00
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115 nh Sassone #11, 11k Sassone 11, 11k, 1863 15c Blue, double embossed head, lovely vertical pair with the variety being the bottom stamp se-tenant with a normal at top, wide even margins all around,
rich deep color and strong embossing with the double head being wellSassone #11, 11k, 1863 15c Blue, double embossed head, lovely vertical pair with the variety being the bottom stamp se-tenant with a normal at top, wide even margins all around, rich deep color and strong embossing with the double head being well displaced and distinctive, full o.g., never hinged, choice very fine; an exceptionally attractive multiple with this popular variety and quite scarce in this select quality; not listed in Scott; signed Raybaudi (Scott #22 var.). (Image) for hinged €300

SOLD for $110.00
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116 og Sassone #12 Sassone 12, 1863 15c Blue, Ty. I, choice mint single of this scarce first type, large to extra-large balanced margins, fresh bright color on white paper, full o.g. with the more
desirable white slightly crackly gum, very fine and exceedingly choSassone #12, 1863 15c Blue, Ty. I, choice mint single of this scarce first type, large to extra-large balanced margins, fresh bright color on white paper, full o.g. with the more desirable white slightly crackly gum, very fine and exceedingly choice; signed A. D(iena) and accompanied by his 1959 certificate (Scott #23a; $360.00 for normal gum). (Image) €1,000

SOLD for $150.00
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117 ogbl Sassone #12 Sassone 12, 1863 15c Blue, Ty. I, mint block of six (3x2) with large balanced margins all around, deep color on bright paper, full o.g., hinged in the top center stamp, the rest
are n.h., light diagonal crease affects the bottom strip of three,Sassone #12, 1863 15c Blue, Ty. I, mint block of six (3x2) with large balanced margins all around, deep color on bright paper, full o.g., hinged in the top center stamp, the rest are n.h., light diagonal crease affects the bottom strip of three, otherwise very fine; an attractive appearing and very scarce multiple of this early type; catalog values are for a hinged mint block of four and two singles; signed R. D(iena) and accompanied by a 1997 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #23a; $3,270.00). (Image) for hinged €4,500

SOLD for $675.00
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1863-1877 KING VICTOR EMMANUEL II
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
118 nh Sassone #L16 Sassone L16, 1863 5c Greenish gray, London printing, attractive mint single with strong deep color on bright paper, possessing full o.g. that is never hinged, couple of tiny
barely perceptible tone specks, normal fine centering a rare stampSassone #L16, 1863 5c Greenish gray, London printing, attractive mint single with strong deep color on bright paper, possessing full o.g. that is never hinged, couple of tiny barely perceptible tone specks, normal fine centering; a rare stamp in never hinged condition; signed Raybaudi and accompanied by his clear 1982 certificate (Scott #26; $3,350.00). (Image) €4,500

SOLD for $650.00
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119 og Sassone #L16 Sassone L16, 1863 5c Greenish gray, London printing, mint single with fresh color on bright paper, quite well centered for this with perforations well clear of the design all
around, o.g., light h.r., nearly very fine signed G. Bolaffi, A. D(ieSassone #L16, 1863 5c Greenish gray, London printing, mint single with fresh color on bright paper, quite well centered for this with perforations well clear of the design all around, o.g., light h.r., nearly very fine; signed G. Bolaffi, A. D(iena) (Scott #26; $1,700.00). (Image) €2,250

SOLD for $525.00
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120 nh Sassone #L17 Sassone L17, 1863 10c Orange ocher, London printing, handsome and rare mint example of this early printing, deep rich color on fresh bright paper, attractively centered with
full even perforations all around, plus possessing full o.g. that hasSassone #L17, 1863 10c Orange ocher, London printing, handsome and rare mint example of this early printing, deep rich color on fresh bright paper, attractively centered with full even perforations all around, plus possessing full o.g. that has never been hinged, a fine and choice example of this rare stamp; signed A. D(iena), Raybaudi and accompanied by a 1996 Raybaudi gold certificate (Scott #27a; $5,500.00). (Image) €7,500

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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