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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1205 og 20c 20c, 1861 12g Bister, Head Inverted, handsome mint example of this scarce stamp, featuring four large to huge margins, rich color and strong embossing, full o.g., just the
faintest trace of minor gum toning not mentioned on accompanying certifi#20c, 1861 1/2g Bister, Head Inverted, handsome mint example of this scarce stamp, featuring four large to huge margins, rich color and strong embossing, full o.g., just the faintest trace of minor gum toning not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise extremely fine; signed A. Diena (among others) and accompanied by his clear 1968 certificate (Sassone #18f; €2,750). (Image) $1,800.00

SOLD for $400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1206 O 21a 21a, 1861 1g Black, Head Inverted, used (only exists thus), neat portion of double ring town c.d.s., margins close all around but clear and balanced, trivial thin spot,
otherwise fine signed E. Diena (Sassone 19e Ç2,500).#21a, 1861 1g Black, Head Inverted, used (only exists thus), neat portion of double ring town c.d.s., margins close all around but clear and balanced, trivial thin spot, otherwise fine; signed E. Diena (Sassone #19e; €2,500). (Image) $1,800.00

SOLD for $250.00
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1207 og 22b 22b, 1861 2g Blue, Head Inverted, gem mint example, fabulously bright and fresh, four large and uniformly balanced margins, prooflike color and strong embossing, o.g., lightly
hinged, extremely fine signed A. Diena and accompanied by his 1968 c#22b, 1861 2g Blue, Head Inverted, gem mint example, fabulously bright and fresh, four large and uniformly balanced margins, prooflike color and strong embossing, o.g., lightly hinged, extremely fine; signed A. Diena and accompanied by his 1968 certificate (Sassone #20f; €600). (Image) $400.00

SOLD for $400.00
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ITALY
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1208 O 203a 203a, 1928 30c Emmanuel Philibert, Center Inverted, used, portion of town postmarks dated 1928, quite well centered for the issue, very fine an extremely rare inverted center
that is almost never seen at auction, in fact this is the first such#203a, 1928 30c Emmanuel Philibert, Center Inverted, used, portion of town postmarks dated 1928, quite well centered for the issue, very fine; an extremely rare inverted center that is almost never seen at auction, in fact this is the first such example we have had the pleasure to offer (Sassone #228a; €8,000). (Image) $5,500.00

SOLD for $3,750.00
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1209 og B25 var. B25 var., 1924 5L + 2.50L Holy Year semi-postal, Center Inverted, fresh mint example of this variety whose status is unknown, but listed in the Sellinger catalog, fresh
colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Sassone 174 var.).#B25 var., 1924 5L + 2.50L Holy Year semi-postal, Center Inverted, fresh mint example of this variety whose status is unknown, but listed in the Sellinger catalog, fresh colors, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Sassone #174 var.). (Image) Est. $200-300

SOLD for $625.00
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1210 og Sanabria #S3f, S3g, S3i Sanabria S3f, S3g, S3i, 1926 Nobile Trans-Polar flight vignette, Frame Inverted, small specialized group, very scarce group of four multiples each with inverted frame
se-tenant with a normal frame, includes perforated and imperforate se-tenant pSanabria #S3f, S3g, S3i, 1926 Nobile Trans-Polar flight vignette, Frame Inverted, small specialized group, very scarce group of four multiples each with inverted frame se-tenant with a normal frame, includes perforated and imperforate se-tenant pairs, plus there are two corner blocks of four with one stamp possessing an inverted frame, in addition to being imperforate between (one with expedition handstamps on reverse and the other without), all are corner sheet marginal positions, o.g. (imperforate pair without gum), very fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $800.00
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1211 c AAMC #Z-478f AAMC Z-478f, 1926 Polar Flight of the dirigible Norge, flown on the leg from Rome to Nome, flight vignette with inverted frame, position 16 (Sanabria S3e), tied to flown cover
along with 1.25L Italian adhesive by Ciampino(Roma)8. 4. 26AAMC #Z-478f, 1926 Polar Flight of the dirigible "Norge", flown on the leg from Rome to Nome, flight vignette with inverted frame, position 16 (Sanabria #S3e), tied to flown cover along with 1.25L Italian adhesive by "Ciampino/(Roma)/8. 4. 26" c.d.s., the vignette being tied by the special violet oval flight cachet, signed by several members of the flight crew including Nobile himself, tiny edge tear at top of cover, very fine and scarce; only 51 covers were flown on this leg of the flight and very few of these bear the inverted frame variety. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,300.00
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1212 c AAMC #Z-478g AAMC Z-478g, 1926 Polar Flight of the dirigible Norge, flown on the entire trip to Teller, Alaska, the flight vignette being the very scarce inverted frame variety (Sanabria
S3e) and is tied to flown cover by the violet oval flight cachetAAMC #Z-478g, 1926 Polar Flight of the dirigible "Norge", flown on the entire trip to Teller, Alaska, the flight vignette being the very scarce inverted frame variety (Sanabria #S3e) and is tied to flown cover by the violet oval flight cachet, this has two Italian adhesives not canceled as usual by the Rome c.d.s., but tied by the "Teller/Alaska/May 13, 1926" four-bar c.d.s. that was applied on the front of all covers that made the entire trip, this also has a scarce boxed cachet for the flight and is signed by Alfredo Precerutti, a member of the flight crew, very fine; an especially rare flown cover, particularly bearing the inverted frame variety, potentially unique thus. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,500.00
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1213 c   1926 Polar Flight of the dirigible Norge, specially printed petite flown card over the North Pole, franked with a remarkable  vertical se-tenant pair of the Nobile flight
vignette, one stamp with an inverted center, in addition to being imper1926 Polar Flight of the dirigible "Norge", specially printed petite flown card over the North Pole, franked with a remarkable vertical se-tenant pair of the Nobile flight vignette, one stamp with an inverted center, in addition to being imperforate between (Sanabria #S3i), tied (along with a Netherlands 10c adhesive) to the reverse by two strikes of violet oval flight cachet, on the address side of the card are two strikes of special double circle "Luftpost Med 'Norge'/11-14 V 1926/Svalbard - Nordpolen - Alaska" flight cachets, signed by member of the flight crew, in addition signed by the legendary stamp dealer Philipp Kosack, very fine; an enormously rare card, believed to be the only cover known bearing this rare combination error of the flight vignette. (Image) Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
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1214 og J3a J3a, 1870 1c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, a rare mint example of this popular inverted error, strong rich colors, much better centered than the few other
examples we have seen, particularly for this notoriously poorly centered#J3a, 1870 1c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, a rare mint example of this popular inverted error, strong rich colors, much better centered than the few other examples we have seen, particularly for this notoriously poorly centered issue, o.g., central h.r., fine and attractive; signed E. Diena, among others (Sassone #3b; €5,500). (Image) $4,500.00

SOLD for $1,450.00
Will close during Public Auction
1215 og J3a J3a, 1870 1c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, another mint example of this rare stamp, o.g., fairly well centered although with small faults including a small
inclusion and a few nibbed perforations, still of fine appearance (Sass#J3a, 1870 1c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, another mint example of this rare stamp, o.g., fairly well centered although with small faults including a small inclusion and a few nibbed perforations, still of fine appearance (Sassone #3b; €5,500). (Image) $4,500.00

SOLD for $425.00
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1216 O J3a J3a, 1870 1c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, lovely used example, with excellent crisp strike of a double circle c.d.s. dated 1878, strong fresh colors on
bright paper, nearly very fine for this one of the finest quality used co#J3a, 1870 1c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, lovely used example, with excellent crisp strike of a double circle c.d.s. dated 1878, strong fresh colors on bright paper, nearly very fine for this; one of the finest quality used copies we have seen (Sassone #3b; €3,500). (Image) $2,900.00

SOLD for $700.00
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1217 O J4a J4a, 1870 2c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, an exceptional used example of this rarity, being in a condition far superior to most existing copies, wonderfully
postmarked with a neat town c.d.s. dated 1884, centered just a bit to#J4a, 1870 2c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, an exceptional used example of this rarity, being in a condition far superior to most existing copies, wonderfully postmarked with a neat town c.d.s. dated 1884, centered just a bit to left as all all examples we have seen, completely free of any faults that are often seen on this value, very fine overall; a key 19th century invert; signed H. Bloch (Sassone #4b; €5,000). (Image) $4,000.00

SOLD for $1,000.00
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1218 og J11a J11a, 1890-94 60c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, select mint single from the second printing whose colors are much darker, unusually fresh, deep luxuriant
colors, well centered (particularly for the issue), o.g., lightly hinged,#J11a, 1890-94 60c Buff and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, select mint single from the second printing whose colors are much darker, unusually fresh, deep luxuriant colors, well centered (particularly for the issue), o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Sassone #26a; €650). (Image) $540.00

SOLD for $300.00
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1219 og J15a J15a, 1870 2L Light blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, an immensely rare mint example of this invert which is only priced used in both Scott and Sassone, this being
the elusive first printing of this stamp and, to our knowledge, is #J15a, 1870 2L Light blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, an immensely rare mint example of this invert which is only priced used in both Scott and Sassone, this being the elusive first printing of this stamp and, to our knowledge, is one of just a couple of mint examples known, strong distinctive first printing colors, attractively centered for this notoriously challenging issue, o.g., lightly hinged, some irregular perforations at right, still fine; an important stamp of Italy and for the collector of inverted centers (Sassone #12b; unpriced). (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,750.00
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1220 O J15a J15a, 1870 2L Light blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, used, light strikes of c.d.s. postmarks, warm rich colors, couple of really trivial perforation flaws of
little consequence, centered just to top right, fine for this very rare st#J15a, 1870 2L Light blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, used, light strikes of c.d.s. postmarks, warm rich colors, couple of really trivial perforation flaws of little consequence, centered just to top right, fine for this very rare stamp; signed A. Diena (Sassone #12b; €3,500). (Image) $2,900.00

SOLD for $425.00
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1221 og J17a J17a, 1874 5L Blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, a brilliantly fresh mint example of this important rarity, being one of just a few known mint examples, as almost
all known copies are found used and only priced as such in both the#J17a, 1874 5L Blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, a brilliantly fresh mint example of this important rarity, being one of just a few known mint examples, as almost all known copies are found used and only priced as such in both the Scott and Sassone catalogs, prooflike colors and impressions on bright paper, exceptionally well centered, especially for these challenging issues, o.g., lightly hinged, very fine (Sassone #13b; unpriced). (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $5,500.00
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1222 O J17a J17a, 1874 5L Blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, attractive used example of this scarce stamp, light strikes of c.d.s. postmarks, rather well centered for the
issue, a single slightly pulled perforation at left, still fine (Sassone 1#J17a, 1874 5L Blue and brown postage due, Numeral Inverted, attractive used example of this scarce stamp, light strikes of c.d.s. postmarks, rather well centered for the issue, a single slightly pulled perforation at left, still fine (Sassone #13b; €1,750). (Image) $1,450.00

SOLD for $475.00
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1223 og J19a J19a, 1874 10L Blue and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, an immensely rare mint example of the inverted numeral error of the Ten Lira 1874 Postage Due, more than likely
one of only four known mint or unused examples and believed to be th#J19a, 1874 10L Blue and magenta postage due, Numeral Inverted, an immensely rare mint example of the inverted numeral error of the Ten Lira 1874 Postage Due, more than likely one of only four known mint or unused examples and believed to be the only one still retaining its original gum, rich luxuriant colors on especially fresh paper, well centered (particularly for these issues), o.g., lightly hinged, small gum soak at top left and some irregular perforations at right, still overall very fine; interestingly the 10L high value are the most "common" of the inverted numerals of the 1870's postage dues, apparently these were virtually all used as the unused examples are of the greatest rarity (Sassone #14b; unpriced). (Image) Est. $7,500-10,000

SOLD for $9,000.00
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JAMAICA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1224 og 83a 83a, 1920 1- Bright orange and orange, Frame Inverted, an absolutely magnificent mint top left corner sheet-margin horizontal pair of this important and popular inverted
rarity, being in an overall condition that is simply remarkable, possessin#83a, 1920 1/- Bright orange and orange, Frame Inverted, an absolutely magnificent mint top left corner sheet-margin horizontal pair of this important and popular inverted rarity, being in an overall condition that is simply remarkable, possessing a marvelous overall freshness and brilliance, with radiant colors and crisp impressions on immaculate paper, each stamp in the pair is incredibly well centered within large margins, full clean o.g., two very small h.r.'s sensibly reinforce vertical perforations at bottom, there is a small tear in the sheet selvage above the right stamp of no consequence to the overall beauty of the pair, extremely fine.According to most accounts this "Inverted Frame" variety was discovered by a local collector at the small Post Office in Manchioneal, a village on the coast of Jamaica in March 1922. It is presumed that only one sheet of 60 must have had the error, with half the sheet going to Manchioneal and some being fiscally used, while, more than likely, the other half sheet going to Kingston, as a used copy of the error exists with a Kingston cancellation. Estimates vary among specialists of the exact number of these errors that still exist - some as low as only ten - to no more than approximately 20. One fact is certain, the phenomenal corner sheet-margin pair offered here from the Cunliffe collection is the only recorded pair and ranks among the most important rarities in British Commonwealth philately, in addition to being one of the premier Inverted Printings in the world.Terribly undercataloged in the Scott catalog, as singles have routinely realized over their catalog value when they make an infrequent appearance at auction. The Stanley Gibbons catalog is, in our opinion, more accurate, but certainly doesn't reflect the premium for the unique nature of this stunning pair. Believed to have been acquired by Mr. Cunliffe in the April 5, 1961 auction sale of the famous T. Charlton Henry collection (S.G. #85a; as two singles £60,000+). (Image) as two singles $48,000.00+

SOLD for $85,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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