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Italian States - Sicily - Essays & Proofs continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
441     P41 imageSicily, Color Trial by Barbera & Lao, 1858 ½gr "Lacca Bruno" on Card. Four large even margins and bright fresh color, Extremely Fine and rare, a lovely gem, with 1987 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. P41; €13,500 ($16,600); Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Sassone €13,500 ($16,600)
Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
442     P41A imageSicily, Color Trial by Barbera & Lao, 1858 ½gr Yellow Ochre, on Card. Four large margins and bright color, Extremely Fine, Listed but not priced in Sassone as this is thought to be the unique example in this shade (as per Diena cert.), with 1996 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. P41A; Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A MAJOR RARITY OF SICILY WHICH IS SIGNED BY EM. DIENA, A. DIENA, EN. DIENA AND G. BOLAFFI. (Image1)
Est. $2,000-3,000
SOLD for $1,700.00
Will close during Public Auction
443     P45, 46 & 49 imageSicily, Essays by Lesaché, 1858 Three Different (No Denomination) in Black, Blue, and Red with Effigy and the Background Redone. Bright and fresh, Very Fine, the rose shade is listed in Sassone, but unpriced as it is thought to be unique, with 2010 Behr certificate.
Sassone No. P45, 46 & 49; Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
Italian States - Sicily - 1859 ½gr Ferdinand II
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
444     1 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper. O.g., hinge remnant, four large margins with bright color, Extremely Fine, 2002 Raybaudi certificate. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1; €1,200 ($1,480); Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Sassone €1,200 ($1,480)
Est. $150-200

SOLD for $170.00
Will close during Public Auction
445     1 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper. block of 4 with sheet margin at left (position. 21-22, 31-32; retouch 31), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and attractive, signed Em. Diena, with 1978 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 1; €9,000 ($11,070); Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Sassone €9,000 ($11,070)
Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
446 /    1 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper. top margin block of 8 Pos. 7-10, 17-20 (position 19 with retouch), o.g., small hinge remnant at top, 3 stamps never hinged at bottom; light vertical bend affecting positions 9 & 19 (not mentioned on certs.), Extremely Fine, a beautiful multiple, Sassone catalog value for two blocks of four, signed several signatures including Bolaffi, A. Diena, Vaccari & Colla, with 1998 R. Diena, 2001 Colla and 2016 Vaccari certificates. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1; €18,000 ($22,140); Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Sassone €18,000 ($22,140)
Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
447 /    1 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper. top right corner margin block of 9 (positions 8-10, 18-20, 28-30; retouched 19), o.g., lightly hinged at top, and bottom block of six never hinged, large margins with vibrant bright color, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone catalog for block and five singles, ex-Rothschild: lot #258 from the Phillips sale of Nov 17, 1992, signed by En. Diena with 1992 certificate. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1; €15,000 ($18,450); Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A STUNNING MULTIPLE FOR THE CONNOISSEUR. (Image1)
Sassone €15,000 ($18,450)
Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
448 ()    1 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, two singles. (Pos. 31 & 32, Pos. 31 retouched) and 1859 2gr blue, plate I (Pos. 36; retouch). tied by horseshoe cancels on large part cover front from Trapani to Palermo with red "Trapani, 2 Feb. '60" departure cds and Palermo arrival, front with the outer edges of which have been added and a bit of the Palermo address drawn in at bottom, lovely Very Fine appearance, Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Diena, and Em. Diena. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1; Estimate $1,000 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
449     1+2+8 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I. (Pos. 27) tied in combination with ½gr orange, plate II (Pos. 64) + 2gr blue, plate III on 1860 folded cover from Cefalú to Messina, 9 March 1860, tied by bold horseshoe cancel in most unusual horizontal position to disguise reuse of ½gr stamps as Postal Fraud, adhesives with large margins, 2gr lightly crease by file fold which has been neatly pressed out, Very Fine, Sassone catalog for #2 on cover, with 1955 A. Diena, 1970 Fiecchi, 1970 Sorani and 2011 Mentaschi certificates. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1+2+8; €35,000 ($43,050); Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A WONDERFUL POSTAL FRAUD WHICH SHOWS A RARE USAGE OF THE ½GR PLATE I IN COMBINATION WITH ½GR PLATE II. (Image1)
Sassone €35,000 ($43,050)
Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
450     1a imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr orange, plate I on Napoli paper. Pos. 51, tied by neat horseshoe cancel which obscures the King's face on small fragment, large even margins, Very Fine and attractive, with 1972 Bolaffi certificate.
Sassone No. 1a; €2,100 ($2,580); Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Sassone €2,100 ($2,580)
Est. $200-300

SOLD for $160.00
Will close during Public Auction
451     1a imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1859 ½gr orange, plate I on Napoli paper. Horizontal pair (position 19-20, position 19 retouched), tied by two neat strikes of Horseshoe cancel on small fragment, large margins with bright fresh color, Extremely Fine and choice, with 1987 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 1a; €4,200 ($5,170); Estimate $300 - 400. (Image1)
Sassone €4,200 ($5,170)
Est. $300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
452 o    1aa imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr light orange yellow, plate I on Napoli paper. Vertical pair (positions 41 & 51) with large margins and sheet margin at left, two strikes of neat horseshoe cancel and two line "Messina" postmark, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone catalog for two singles, with 2004 R. Diena and 2014 Vaccari certificates.
Sassone No. 1aa; €7,000 ($8,610); Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Sassone €7,000 ($8,610)
Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
453     1aa imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr light orange yellow, plate I on Napoli paper. Large margin horizontal pair tied in combination with 1gr dark green olive, Plate III (nice margins) by three strikes of horseshoe cancels on small folded cover from Palermo to Naples, 1gr additionally tied by Palermo cds, Napoli arrival datestamp in red on reverse, Very Fine, A rare and most attractive small cover, signed A. Diena, with 2007 Colla & Roumet certificates.
Sassone No. 1aa; €36,650 ($45,080); Estimate $3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Sassone €36,650 ($45,080)
Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
454 o    1d imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr light yellow, plate I on Napoli paper. Large even margins, light Horseshoe cancel, Extremely Fine, a choice example of this scarce shade, with 2007 Colla certificate.
Sassone No. 1d; €5,500 ($6,760); Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Sassone €5,500 ($6,760)
Est. $500-750

SOLD for $800.00
Will close during Public Auction
455     2 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr orange, plate II on Palermo paper. O.g., small hinge remnant, four nice margins, small scissor cut in dividing line at bottom, bright fresh color, Fine, with 2002 Raybaudi certificate.
Sassone No. 2; €1,200 ($1,480); Estimate $100 - 150. (Image1)
Sassone €1,200 ($1,480)
Est. $100-150

SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
456     2a imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr orange, plate II on Napoli paper. (Pos. 80), nice four margin example tied by neat Horseshoe cancel on small fragment with 1859 "Messina" straight line postmark, Very Fine and attractive, 1979 En. Diena and 2017 Vaccari certificates.
Sassone No. 2a; €8,500 ($10,460); Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image1)
Sassone €8,500 ($10,460)
Est. $750-1,000

CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
457 o    2a imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr orange, plate II on Napoli paper. Ample to mostly large margins, light strike of Horseshoe cancel, Very Fine, a scarce plate two stamp, with 1983 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 2a; €7,000 ($8,610); Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Sassone €7,000 ($8,610)
Est. $500-750

SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
458 o    2c imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr dark orange, plate II on Napoli paper. Nice Horseshoe cancel, four full large margins, deep color, Very Fine and scarce, with 1972 A. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 2c; €7,000 ($8,610); Estimate $500 - 750. (Image1)
Sassone €7,000 ($8,610)
Est. $500-750

SOLD for $1,350.00
Will close during Public Auction
Italian States - Sicily - 1859 1gr Ferdinand II
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
459 o    3 imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g rust brown, plate I. (Pos. 22)., large even margins, neat Horseshoe cancel, Extremely Fine, Signed Em. Diena and A. Diena. Scott No. 11.
Sassone No. 3; €1,750 ($2,150); Estimate $150 - 200. (Image1)
Sassone €1,750 ($2,150)
Est. $150-200

SOLD for $210.00
Will close during Public Auction
460 o    3a imageSicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1gr intense rust brown. Plate I, state I (Position 93), huge even margins, light horseshoe cancel, intense color, Extremely Fine and choice, Signed Em. Diena, with 1972 A. Diena, 1988 En. Diena and 2014 Vaccari certificates.
Sassone No. 3a; €2,000 ($2,460); Estimate $200 - 300. (Image1)
Sassone €2,000 ($2,460)
Est. $200-300

SOLD for $240.00
Will close during Public Auction

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