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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6334 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (Feb 28): Entire letter from Palermo to Valetta, Malta, bearing a block of four of Sardinia IV. emission 10 c. brown, the rarer shade 'bruno (II)', a fine and fresh multiple with large regular margins on three sides, fair at left, tied by bold PALERMO cds's in black, boxed PD alongside. Reverse with MALTA arrival cds (March 4), front shows '12½' (d.) due. An interesting and appealing shipmail usage to this infrequent destination. Correct 40 c. rate in force from March 1862 to December 1870, here in use already one day before its official first day. Blocks of four of the 1860 print run of the 10 centesimi are extremely rare, they are not listed in Sassone, neither as multiple nor on cover, an exceptional cover for an advanced collection. Cert. E. Diena (1986) Sassone estimated € 110'000+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF7,500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6335 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (Jan 21): Letter sheet from S. Caterina nearby Catania to Palermo, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 10 c. brown and 20 c. blue, two fine and fresh adhesives with large to enormous margins, cancelled by central crisp CATERINA cds in blue, an information strike alongside. Reverse with Palermo arrival cds of the next day. Interesting postal history content, appealing blue cancellation.rnNote: Triple rate cover with three times the special Sicily 10 centesimi rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6336 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1863 (Oct 11): Registered part cover from Goito to Paris, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 10 c. bistre and horizontal pair 80 c. yellow, tied by central crisp GOITO cds and boxed RACCOMONDATO handstamp in black, respectively, two information strikes, "P.D." in black as well as French entry LANSLEBOURG cds and CHARGÉ handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with three different Italian TPO as well as Paris arrival (Oct. 13) cds's. Part of the backflaps are missing, left 80 c. cut in at top left and margins of all three stamps cut fair to good, as can be found in some post offices, nevertheless an interesting triple rate registered item to France with three times 40 c. for the postage and 50 c. for the registration. Sassone = € 10'950 for a complete letter. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6337 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (Aug 20): Lettersheet from Renazzo to Mantova, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. sky-blue, a fine and fresh example with regular large margins, tied by clear "RENAZZO FERRARA" cds in black (8 punti), another superb information strike alongside. When crossing the Austrian border on its way to Mantova, a framed "P / Stato Pontificio" handstamp was added, the cover taxed with '5' (c.) for the part of the journey in Venetia. Signed Vaccari. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6338 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (June 21): Lettersheet from Bologna to Pontedera, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. sky-blue 'celeste grigiastro' showing the extreme rare variety: inverted Head of the King 'effigie capovolta', a fine and fresh adhesive with good to large margins on three sides, fair at top, tied by BOLOGNA cds in black, information strike alongside. Reverse with ambulant transit and arrival cds's of the next day. Vertical and horizontal file folds well away from the stamp just mentioned for accuracy, a desirable cover with this sought after variety. Signed A. Diena; cert. E. Diena (1984) Sassone = € 35'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6339 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (April 1): Lettersheet from Gallicano to Genova, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. blue-ultramarine, a fine and fresh adhesive with good to large margins, tied by clear GALLICANO cds in blue (9 punti), a crisp information strike alongside. Reverse with Lucca transit datestamp and arrival cds (April 2). A superb cover, Signed E. Diena and Vaccari. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6340 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (Dec 16): Entire letter from Messina to Torino, endorsed "via Genova", bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. in the very rare cobalt 'cobalto' shade, a fine and fresh adhesive with large to enormous margins all round, tied by light wreathed MESSINA cds in black, information strike alongside. Reverse with arrival cds (Dec 20). Lightest horizontal file fold well away from the stamp, a most attractive example of this rare shade on entire. Signed A. Diena and E. Diena; cert. Bottacchi (2006) Sassone = € 13'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6341 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (Aug 13): Entire letter from Polpenazze to Maderno, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. in the rare dark greenish cobalt 'cobalto verdastro scuro' shade, a fine and fresh adhesive with regular large margins, tied by POLPENAZZE cds in black (7 punti), a clear information strike alongside. Reverse with Brescia and Toscolano transit cds's of the next day. Lightest horizontal file fold well away from the stamp, a very attractive entire with this rare shade. Signed Colla; cert. E. Diena (1984) Sassone = € 3'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6342 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (Aug 7): Lettersheet from Sambuca to Vercelli, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. in the very rare greenish cobalt 'cobalto verdastro' shade, a fine and fresh adhesive with regular large margins, tied by SAMBUCA cds in black, information strike alongside. Reverse with Palermo, Genova and Casale transit as well as Vercelli arrival (Aug 12) cds's. Lightest horizontal file fold well away from the stamp, an attractive example of this very rare shade on entire. Signed Bolaffi; certs. Raybaudi (2004), Bottacchi (2004) Sassone = € 12'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6343 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (July 28): Lettersheet from San Giovanni in Croce to Casalmaggiore, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. indigo 'indaco violaceo suro', a fine and fresh example with regular large margins and a deep shade, tied by brilliant "S. GIOVANNI IN CROCE" cds in red, another superb information strike alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. A cover for the connoisseur, signed Bolaffi; cert. E. Diena (1991). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6344 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (May 17): Lettersheet from Mondolfo via Senigallia to Roma, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. dark indigo 'indaco suro', a superb example with large margins and a deep shade, tied by straight-line MONDOLFO handstamp in black, SENIGALLIA cds in black (11 punti) alongside. Reverse with Fano and Ancona transit as well as arrival cds. Taxed for the journey within the Papal States. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6345 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (June 15): Double rate Lettersheet from Nocera to Perugia, bearing a 'gemelli' franking of two stamps of the same value but different shades with Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. sky blue 'celeste grigiatro' and 20 c. dark indigo 'indaco ciolaceo scuro', two fine and fresh examples, tied by "NOCERA UMBRIA" cds's in black, information strike alongside. Reverse with Fuligno transit and arrival cds's (June 16). Attractive cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6346 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (June 10): Double rate Envelope from Milano to Paris, bearing horizontal pair of Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. indigo, a fine and fresh multiple, tied by fair MILANO cds in black, Italian "FRANCOBOLLO INSUFFICIENTE" handstamp in black and French "ITALIE LANSLEBOURG" entrs cds in red alongside. Reverse with "ANCONA A BOLOGNA" ambulant and Paris arrival cds's (June 14). Cover was only paid for the first weight rate and therefore taxed.rnNote: The receiver was Alberto Pasini (1826 – 1899), an Italian painter best known for depicting Orientalist subjects in a late-Romantic style. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6347 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (May 15): Double rate Letter sheet from Palazzago to Bergamo, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. dark blue in a fine and fresh horizontal pair with good to large margins, tied by central crisp PALAZZAGO cds in black (9 punti), information strike alongside. An attractive item, cert. E. Diena (1992). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6348 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (Dec 18): Registered Entire letter from Spoleto to Rome, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. blue 'celeste griastro' and 40 c. red-carmine, two fine and fresh adhesives with regular large margins, cancelled by central crisp SPOLETO cds in black, ASSICURATO handstamp alongside. Reverse with "ANCONA A BOLOGNA" TPO, Fano transit and Torino arrival (Dec 20) cds's. A superb entire with most attractive franking and cancellation. Cert. Vaccari (2001). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF340.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6349 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (June 1): Double rate Lettersheet from Citta di Castello to Perugia, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 40 c. in the rare carmine 'carminio' shade, a fine and fresh example with regular large margins and vivid colour, tied by fair "CITTA DEL CASTELLO UMBRIA" cds in black, another clear information strike alongside. Reverse with Perugia arrival cds in black of the next day. A charming superb cover paying twice the 20 centesimi inland rate. Signed Vaccari Sassone = € 2'100. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6350 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (May 1): Cover front from Borgosesia to Annonay, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 40 c. in the rare shade 'carminio lilliaceo' from position 12 of the sheet showing variety: additonal frame 'filetto d'inquadratura esterno' all round, an adhesive in a particularly deep shade, tied by clear "BORGO SESIA" cds in black, "P.D." handstamp in black and French "SARDAIGNE AMB. M. CENIS" entry cds in red alongside. Minor toning, nevetheless a desirable usage of this shade. Signed A. Diena, E. Diena and Gazzi Sassone = € 850 for a piece. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6351 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861 (June 7): Double rate Lettersheet from Milano to Montagnana, Venetia, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 40 c. in a very deep red-carmine 'rosso carminio scurissimo' shade from position 12 of the sheet showing variety: additonal frame 'filetto d'inquadratura esterno' all round, an exceptional example with regular large margins and vibrant colour, tied by MILANO cds in black. Reverse with Montagna arrival cds in black (June 9). Taxed with '5' (c.) in manuscript for the Austrian part of the journey. Cert. E. Diena (1984). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6352 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1863 (Aug 8): Double rate Entire letter from Napoli to Civitavecchia, Papal States, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 40 c. red-carmine 'rosso carminio', a fresh and fine corner marginal example, tied by "NAPOLI (PORTO)" cds in black, clean information strike and "CIVITAVECCHIA / DALLA VIA DI MARE" arrival handstamp alongside. Reverse with arrival cds in black (Aug 9). Taxed with '12' (baj.) in manuscript for the part of the journey in the Papal States. Lightest file fold well away from stamp and postmarks, an attractive entire.rnNote: The 40 centesimi franking is sufficient for overland transport of a double weight cover while transport overseas would have need twice 30 centesimi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6353 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1863 (Jan 28): Envelope from Orvieto to Roma, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 40 c. rose-vermillion 'rosa vermiglio', the lower left part of a diagonally bisected fresh and fine adhesive 'francobollo frazionato', tied by "ORVIETO UMBRIA" cds in black. Reverse with Roma arrival cds in black of the next day. Upon arrival the cover was taxed with '3' (baj.) to pay the journey within the Papal States. An extremely rare usage to pay the 20 centesimi inland rate, in addition in superb quality for the advanced collection of a connoisseur. Signed Emilio Diena and Giulio Bolaffi; certs. Alberto Diean (1955), Enzo Diena (1985) Sassone = € 150'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF14,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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