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INDIA - FEUDATORY STATES continued...
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1185 p K-M #151a Koeppel-Manners 151a, 1898 1a Brown violet revenue, Center Inverted, two examples tied to piece along with three normal stamps (the inverts are the fourth and fifth stamps) by
ms. cancels, mostly large margins all around, distinct brown violet cKoeppel-Manners #151a, 1898 1a Brown violet revenue, Center Inverted, two examples tied to piece along with three normal stamps (the inverts are the fourth and fifth stamps) by ms. cancels, mostly large margins all around, distinct brown violet color, some minor gum staining as often on these, very fine appearance; very rare to find two inverted centers on one piece; 2000 APS certificate; ex-Balner. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1186 p K-M #151a Koeppel-Manners 151a, 1898 1a Magenta revenue, Center Inverted, two examples tied to long piece, along with seven normal stamps (the inverts are the second and sixth stamps)
by manuscript cancels, ample to large margins, strong color in the mageKoeppel-Manners #151a, 1898 1a Magenta revenue, Center Inverted, two examples tied to long piece, along with seven normal stamps (the inverts are the second and sixth stamps) by manuscript cancels, ample to large margins, strong color in the magenta shade, light file fold affects one invert, some really trivial gum staining, very fine appearance; a scarce item; 2000 APS certificate; ex-Balner. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $220.00
Will close during Public Auction
IRAN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1187 O 222b 222b, 1902 1c Black, Center Inverted, a used example of this enormously rare and seldom seen error, with the V.C. initials (Victor Castaigne, Postmaster of Meshed) inverted in
the center, four huge margins, light unobtrusive c.d.s., small faul#222b, 1902 1c Black, Center Inverted, a used example of this enormously rare and seldom seen error, with the "V.C." initials (Victor Castaigne, Postmaster of Meshed) inverted in the center, four huge margins, light unobtrusive c.d.s., small faults including minor thins and a faint age stain at bottom right, none of consequence given how few of this rarity are thought to exist, very fine appearance; signed and with expert's handstamp on reverse. (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1188 R 484/498 var., 560/577 var #484/498 var., 560/577 var., 1911-13 Ahmad Shah Qajar and 1915 Coronation of Shah Ahmed, Centers Inverted, an interesting accumulation of 29 singles, three strips of four or six and two complete sheets of fifty each, all with inverted centers, and all are reprints as is typical, largely all different and all are mint except one used, the sheets are of the 3c and 9c Coronation issue and in addition to having inverted centers they are also printed on both sides, couple of trivial flaws, mostly o.g. (the sheets are without gum), fine-very fine. Est. $400-500

SOLD for $725.00
Will close during Public Auction
1189 R 560-75, 577 var. 560-75 var., 577 var., 1915 1c-5T Coronation of Shah Ahmed, Centers Inverted, a complete set of sixteen values (less the 3T value) all with inverted centers, all (as usual)
being reprints, nonetheless many values are not often seen, all exceptio#560-75 var., 577 var., 1915 1c-5T Coronation of Shah Ahmed, Centers Inverted, a complete set of sixteen values (less the 3T value) all with inverted centers, all (as usual) being reprints, nonetheless many values are not often seen, all exceptionally bright and fresh, well centered, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $675.00
Will close during Public Auction
1190 Rbl 560-68 var., 570 var. 560-68 var., 570 var., 1915 1c-24c Coronation (Imperial Crown design), Centers Inverted, as well as printed on both sides, the nine different values in reprint full sheets of
fifty, all with inverted centers and each sheet being printed on both#560-68 var., 570 var., 1915 1c-24c Coronation (Imperial Crown design), Centers Inverted, as well as printed on both sides, the nine different values in reprint full sheets of fifty, all with inverted centers and each sheet being printed on both sides, plus an additional sheet of the 1c that is also imperforate vertically, all with complete sheet selvages, and showing plate numbers and registration marks, most sheets well centered, without gum, 1c imperforate vertically sheet with two stamps with small trivial stain, overall fine-very fine; an impressive group of sheets that would be difficult to duplicate today. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $625.00
Will close during Public Auction
1191 og 635a 635a, 1921 3c Dark green, Center and Overprint Inverted, exceptionally well centered, deep rich color, o.g., lightly hinged, small thin spot, very fine appearance listed but
unpriced in Scott.#635a, 1921 3c Dark green, Center and Overprint Inverted, exceptionally well centered, deep rich color, o.g., lightly hinged, small thin spot, very fine appearance; listed but unpriced in Scott. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1192 O 675a 675a, 1924 2K Shah Ahmed, Center Inverted, quite well centered (especially compared to most of the few known examples), strong bright colors, unobtrusive c.d.s. at bottom
virtually free of the central inverted vignette, small thin, otherwise ver#675a, 1924 2K Shah Ahmed, Center Inverted, quite well centered (especially compared to most of the few known examples), strong bright colors, unobtrusive c.d.s. at bottom virtually free of the central inverted vignette, small thin, otherwise very fine; an extremely rare stamp as only 10 examples exist (nine of which are used), and almost all have small faults; an important stamp for either an inverted centers of the world collection or an advanced collection of Iran; accompanied by small piece to which this stamp was originally tied; 1967 RPS certificate. (Image) $3,000.00

SOLD for $6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1193 O 745 var. 745 var., 1929 2c Scarlet and bright blue Reza Shah Pahlavi, Center Inverted, used, deep luxuriant colors, attractively centered, very fine an extremely rare inverted center
error that is unlisted in all of the major catalogs, the only referenc#745 var., 1929 2c Scarlet and bright blue Reza Shah Pahlavi, Center Inverted, used, deep luxuriant colors, attractively centered, very fine; an extremely rare inverted center error that is unlisted in all of the major catalogs, the only reference we could find is in the Sellinger catalog of inverted centers of the world, but he made no attempt to value it (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1194 nh 927a 927a, 1950 10R Carmine and blue green, Center Inverted, choice mint example of this rare and attractive invert, strong intense colors, well centered, o.g., never hinged,
extremely fine.#927a, 1950 10R Carmine and blue green, Center Inverted, choice mint example of this rare and attractive invert, strong intense colors, well centered, o.g., never hinged, extremely fine. (Image) for hinged $2,750.00

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1195 O O44 var. O44 var., 1915 5c Red official, Center and Service Overprint Inverted, a scarce used example of this double error, which is unlisted in the major catalogs, neat c.d.s.
confined to bottom left corner, well centered, some minor natural paper wri#O44 var., 1915 5c Red official, Center and "Service" Overprint Inverted, a scarce used example of this double error, which is unlisted in the major catalogs, neat c.d.s. confined to bottom left corner, well centered, some minor natural paper wrinkles, very fine. (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
ITALIAN STATES
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1196 c 2b 2b, 1852 10c Black on rose, 1 of 10 inverted, a lovely example tied together by a light strike of a boxed grid postmark with single 5c Black on green (1) on an exceptionally
clean 1857 folded entire to Pistoia, matching Massa Carrara26 Fe#2b, 1852 10c Black on rose, "1" of "10" inverted, a lovely example tied together by a light strike of a boxed grid postmark with single 5c Black on green (#1) on an exceptionally clean 1857 folded entire to Pistoia, matching "Massa Carrara/26 Feb" c.d.s. and bold "P.D" handstamp at right, partial arrival c.d.s. on reverse, both stamps (but especially the rare variety) feature four large margins and are quite fresh, there is a small expert repair to the bottom right corner of the error stamp preserving its outstanding appearance, overall very fine; a major rarity when found used on cover; signed Enzo Diena and accompanied by his 1978 certificate (Sassone #2d). (Image) Sassone €20,000

SOLD for $2,000.00
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1197 c Sassone #2e, 8b Sassone 2e, 8b, 1852 10c Black on rose, without line under 10, and 5c Black on green, with raised period after 5 (punto in alta), handsome examples of both scarce varieties
tied together to an 1857 folded entire by a boxed grid cancel, matchSassone #2e, 8b, 1852 10c Black on rose, without line under "10", and 5c Black on green, with raised period after "5" (punto in alta), handsome examples of both scarce varieties tied together to an 1857 folded entire by a boxed grid cancel, matching partial "Massa Carrara/15 Giu" c.d.s. to right, both stamps with four margins and fresh, normal typical central file fold to entire, very fine; to find both varieties, which are both seldom seen, used on the same cover is most remarkable; two small "pointing hand" handstamps appear just below each stamp. (Image) €13,500+

SOLD for $1,200.00
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1198 og 13b 13b, 1859 10c Brown, 1 of 10 inverted, a lovely mint example of this scarce and unusual error, incredibly well margined, with four lavishly large margins, strong color and
impression on fresh paper, full o.g., lightly hinged, just a small mi#13b, 1859 10c Brown, "1" of "10" inverted, a lovely mint example of this scarce and unusual error, incredibly well margined, with four lavishly large margins, strong color and impression on fresh paper, full o.g., lightly hinged, just a small minor age spot in bottom right corner separates this stamp from perfection, otherwise extremely fine; signed E. Diena (Sassone # 14b; €3,750). (Image) $2,700.00

SOLD for $450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1199 O 10f 10f, 1862 5c Green, Head Inverted, used, three extra-large margins, fourth at top ample to just barely touching at top left, wonderfully bright and fresh, deep rich color and
strong embossing on bright white paper, light town c.d.s. dated 1862,#10f, 1862 5c Green, Head Inverted, used, three extra-large margins, fourth at top ample to just barely touching at top left, wonderfully bright and fresh, deep rich color and strong embossing on bright white paper, light town c.d.s. dated 1862, nearly very fine (Sassone #13 - various shades; €4,500). (Image) $3,250.00

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1200 O 11l 11l, 1862 10c Olive bister, Double Head, One Inverted, used, neat portion of Firenze4Ott c.d.s., rich color, four close but clear and balanced margins, just a couple of really
trivial flaws not affecting its overall very fine appearance a ve#11l, 1862 10c Olive bister, Double Head, One Inverted, used, neat portion of "Firenze/4Ott" c.d.s., rich color, four close but clear and balanced margins, just a couple of really trivial flaws not affecting its overall very fine appearance; a very scarce and unusual error; signed Alberto Diena and accompanied by his 1960 certificate (Sassone #14D; €5,500). (Image) $4,000.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1201 O 12g 12g, 1861 20c Blue, Head Inverted, a choice used example that is completely free of the faults that plague so many classic stamps of this region, strong color and embossing,
four ample to mostly large margins, neat strike of Monza29 Sen 64 do#12g, 1861 20c Blue, Head Inverted, a choice used example that is completely free of the faults that plague so many classic stamps of this region, strong color and embossing, four ample to mostly large margins, neat strike of "Monza/29 Sen 64" double ring c.d.s., very fine; especially scarce in this premium condition; signed Alberto Diena (Sassone #15Db; €1,800). (Image) $1,425.00

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1202 O 13e 13e, 1861 40c Rose carmine, Head Inverted, used, three mostly large to huge margins, fourth at bottom just cutting, rich color, portion of Torino town c.d.s., fine for this
very rare stamp (Sassone 16D Ç8,000).#13e, 1861 40c Rose carmine, Head Inverted, used, three mostly large to huge margins, fourth at bottom just cutting, rich color, portion of Torino town c.d.s., fine for this very rare stamp (Sassone #16D; €8,000). (Image) $5,500.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1203 O 14e 14e, 1858 80c Ochre (bistro arancio), Head Inverted, a used example of this enormously rare stamp, featuring a lovely central strike of Torino18 Marz 58 c.d.s., stamp also has
strong color and embossing showing the error quite well, four clos#14e, 1858 80c Ochre (bistro arancio), Head Inverted, a used example of this enormously rare stamp, featuring a lovely central strike of "Torino/18 Marz 58" c.d.s., stamp also has strong color and embossing showing the error quite well, four close but clear margins, just the faintest trace of a corner crease/bend at bottom left (not mentioned on accompanying certificate), fine; a great Italian States rarity, as well as one of the classic inverted center rarities of the world; signed Alberto Diena and accompanied by his 1965 certificate (Sassone #17; €30,000). (Image) $20,000.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1204 O 14e 14e, 1858 80c Yellow ochre (ocra arancio), Head Inverted, remarkably the Cunliffe collection has a second example of this great rarity, however this one is from the 1859
printing and is believed to be the only recorded example of an inverted hea#14e, 1858 80c Yellow ochre (ocra arancio), Head Inverted, remarkably the Cunliffe collection has a second example of this great rarity, however this one is from the 1859 printing and is believed to be the only recorded example of an inverted head emanating from this printing, mostly clear "Torino/18 Marz 58" c.d.s., margins tight to just barely touching, slight soiling and small flaws, nevertheless a very presentable and fine appearing example of this important stamp; signed Raybaudi and accompanied by his 1977 certificate, as well as a 1968 Friedl certificate (Sassone #17b; €30,000.00). (Image) $20,000.00

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

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