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6374 imageRegno, combination usage of Sardinian and Italian adhesives 1863 (Dec 10): Fully prepaid Lettersheet from Pomponesco to Mantova, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 10 c. bistre 'bistro scuro' in an extraordinary mixed franking with Italy De La Rue 1863 (Dec) 15 c. sky-blue 'celeste chiaro', two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by clear POMPENESCO cds, information strike and "P.D." in red alongside. Reverse with Viadana and Cremona transit as well as Mantova arrival cds (Dec 11). A most appealing cover, the franking paying the letter rate from the first Italian to the first Austrian rayon. Signed A. Diena, Bolaffi & Raybaudi; certs. E. Diena (1981 & 1994) Serra & Zanaria 0,25 D = € 12'500.rnNote: An exceptional franking in the last possible month for a regular usage of the Sardinian stamps and the first possible month for a usage of the DLR adhesives.rnReference: Serra & Zanaria list only 18 covers with this combination on p. 402. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6375 imageRegno, combination usage of Sardinian and Italian adhesives 1863 (Nov 6): Triple rate Registered Envelope from Palermo to Castronova, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 10 c. bistre (2) and 40 c. rose-vermillion in mixed franking with Italy Regno 1863 15 c. blue type II, four fine and fresh adhesives, tied by three clear strikes of PALERMO cds in black, boxed RACCOMANDATO in black alongside. Tear at top and light filing folds, nevertheless an impressive franking to pay the triple rate with three times 15 c. plus 30 c. registration fee. Signed A. Diena & Raybaudi, cert. E. Diena (1993).rnProvenance: Collection Seregni. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6376 imageRegno, combination usage of Sardinian and Italian adhesives 1863 (Sept 8): Registered envelope from Carpi to Szamosújvár in Transsylvania, today Gherla in Romania, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 10 c. dark bistre and 80 c. yellow in mixed franking with Italy Regno 1863 15 c. blue type I, three fine and fresh adhesives, tied by two light strikes of CARPI cds in black, framed RACCOMANDATO and "P.D." alongside. Reverse with transit cds's of Modena, TPO "BOLOGNA A MILANO", Milano, TPO "MILANO A DESENZANO" and KLAUSENBURG (Sept 14). An appealing and desirable cover, in addition a most interesting item to an extremely rare destination, correctly franked with in total 105 centesimi with 65 c. postage from the second Italian to the third Austrian rayon plus 40 c. registration fee. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6377 imageRegno, combination usage of Sardinian and Italian adhesives 1862 (Sept 25): Double rate Letter sheet from Gallarate to Milano, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 20 c. indigo in mixed franking of same colour and denomination with Italy Regno I. emission 20 c. indigo, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by light GALLARATE cds in black. Reverse with Milano arrival cds of the same day and distribution handstamp. A very attractive, rare and desirable mixed franking, cert. E. Diena (1992). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6378 imageRegno, combination usage of Sardinian and Italian adhesives 1863 (Aug 27): Envelope from Lecce to Venezia, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 40 c. carmine 'carminio lilliaceo' in mixed franking with Italy Regno 1863 15 c. blue type II, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by light LECCE cds and "P.D.", both in black. Another Austrian boxed PD alongside, reverse with Napoli transit and arrival cds (Sept 3). Refolded and wax seal cut out, an interesting franking to pay the 55 centesimi rate for a letter from the second Italian to the second Austrian rayon. Signed A. Diena, Russo & Colla, cert. E. Diena (1992.) (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6379 image1862 (June 14): Entire letter from Firenze to Sansepolcro, bearing 1862 10 c. dark brown, tied light FIRENZE cds in black. Light horizontal filing fold well away from the stamp, an appealing local rate usage of this rare shade within the Toscana, valid until end of 1862. Signed A. Diena Sassone = € 6'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6380 image1863 (Jan 7): Lettersheet from Verbano to Magadino Ticino, bearing 1862 10 c. bistre with part of the marginal selvedge, a fresh adhesive, tied clear VERBANO cds in black, "P.D." handstamp alongside. An interesting usage in the border rate between Italy and Switzerland for offices of less than 45 km apart, which was cheaper than the newly introduced Italian inland rate of 15 centesimi. The adhesive was cancelled on the Lago Maggiore vessel from Arona. Sassone = €2'250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6381 imageRe Vittorio Emanuele II, 1863 (Jan 1): Underpaid Lettersheet from Palermo to Marsala, bearing 1862 10 c. bistre, a fresh adhesive, tied clear PALERMO cds in black, "FRANCOBOLLO INSUFFICIENTE" handstamp alongside. A most interesting and attractive usage on the first day of the new 1863 rate, underpaid and taxed with 10 centesimi. Cert. E. Diena (1997), Bottacchi (1998).rnNote. The sender franked the letter in the special Sicily rate of 10 centisimi of the old tariff which was abandoned in the new 1863 tariff. The cover was accordingly taxed with twice the deficiency of 5 centesimi. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6382 image1862 (Dec 6): Lettersheet from Rossano to Napoli, bearing 1862 10 c. bistre showing variety: imperforated at base, a fresh adhesive with full margin at base with marginal 'filetto di riquadro' and part of selvedge at right, tied clear ROSSANO ornamental cds in black (5 punti), information strike alongside. Reverse with Napoli arrival cds (Dec 10). A most interesting and attractive usage of this scarce and sought after variety, paying the rate for a letter within one of the Southern provinces, last month of this rate. Signed Avanzo & Colla; cert. E. Diena (1986) Sassone = € 34'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6383 image1862 (Oct 11): Entire letter from Poggio Mirteto to Roma, bearing horizontal pair 1862 10 c. bistre with part of selvedge at left, cancelled by rare grill obliterator of the Papal States, POGGIO MIRTETO cds in black alongside. Appealing usage to pay the postage to the Papal border, the rest of the journey had to be paid by the addressee upon arrival. Signed A. Diena & Raybaudi Sassone = € 3'750. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF650.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6384 image1862 (Dec 12): Entire letter from Milano to Basel, bearing 1862 10 c. yellowish bistre and 20 c. dark indigo 'indaco con riflessi violacei' with part selvedge at top, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied crisp "UFF. AMB. MILANO - COMO" ambulant cds in black. Additional information strike, straight line Milano of the railway station and "P.D." handstamp alongside, reverse with Basel arrival cds (Dec 14). A most attractive usage to pay the 30 centesimi rate to Switzerland. Cert. E. Diena (1981) Sassone = € 1'950. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6385 image1863 (Jan 11): Lettersheet from Modena to Ostiglia Mantova, bearing 1862 10 c. yellowish bistre, a corner marginal example with part selvedge in mixed franking with 1863 Tipo Sardegna 15 c. blue, fine and fresh adhesives, tied by light MODENA cds in black. Additional information strike and "P.D." handstamp alongside, reverse with Ostiglia arrival cds from the next day. An attractive combination to pay the 25 centesimi rate from the first Italian to the first Austrian rayon. Signed Mondolfo, Raybaudi & Avanzo; cert. E. Diena (1985) Sassone = € 2'200. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6386 image1865 (Nov 10): Unpaid envelope from Faenza to Bologna, bearing 1862 20 c. indigo, tied by two pen strikes with FAENZA cds alongside. As the stamp was no more valuable after February 1863, the cover was taxed with '3' decimi, twice the defficiency in the 1863 rate. A very late usage of this stamp, cert. E. Diena (1990). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6387 image1862 (Oct. 22): Insured Lettersheet from Livigno to Lovere, bearing 1862 20 c. dark indigo 'indaco scuro', a fresh and fine adhesive, tied by LIVIGNO cds in black with information strike and ASSICURATO handstamp alongside. Appealing insured cover within Lombardo. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6388 image1862 (Nov 5): Entire letter from Vilminore to Bergamo, bearing 1862 20 c. dark indigo 'indaco con riflessi violacei' showing variety: Imperforated at base with part selvedge at right, a fine and fresh adhesive, tied crisp VILMINORE cds in black, additional information strike alongside. Reverse with Ardesio and Clusone transit cds's of the next day. Light horizontal filing fold well away from the stamp, an attractive entire. Cert. Sorani (2007) Sassone = € 450. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6389 image1862 (July 12): Entire letter from Sestri Ponente to Cecina, bearing 1862 20 c. light indigo 'indaco chiaro', a fresh adhesive, tied upon landing in Livorno with two-line "VIA / DI MARE" handstamp in black with information strike alongside. Appealing shipmail usage on a commercial vessel, taxed with 10 c. as Captain's fee. Signed A. Diena & Vaccari; cert. E. Diena (1987).rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Serra & Zanaria, The Matraire Stamps of Italy on p. 119. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6390 image1862 (June 5): Entire letter from Bologna to Modena, bearing 1862 20 c. in the rare shade pale blue 'azzuro chiaro', a fresh adhesive, tied by light BOLOGNA cds in black. Reverse with "MODENA ARRIVO" boxed arrival datestamp of the next day. Only few letters known with this sought after shade. Cert. E. Diena (1991) Sassone = € 35'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6391 image1862 (Dec 12): Entire letter from Cagliari to Malta, bearing corner marginal horizontal pair of 1862 20 c. indigo, a fresh and fine multiple, tied in transit in Genova with two strikes of two-line "VIA / DI MARE" shipmail handstamp in red with information strike and "P.D." in black alongside. Reverse with Genova transit and Malta arrival cds's (Dec 24). Light vertical filing fold, nevertheless an interesting and appealing shipmail usage from Sardinia, correct 40 c. rate in force from March 1862 to December 1870. Cert. E. Diena (1989). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF600.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6392 image1862 (Oct 1): Triple rate Envelope from Alessandria to Roma, bearing horizontal strip of three of 1862 20 c. indigo, a fine and fresh multiple, tied by two light strikes of ALESSANDRIA cds in black with information strike alongside. The addressee had to pay '18' baj. for the part of the journey in the Papal States. Lightest vertical file fold well away from the stamps, some edge wear, an interesting postal history item. Sassone = € 3'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6393 image1862 (Dec 26): Doube rate Registered Entire letter from Campobasso to Napoli, bearing 1862 20 c. dark indigo 'indaco scuro' and 40 c. red-carmine showing variety additonal frame 'filetto d'inquadratura esterno', two fresh adhesives, tied by "CAMPOBASSO MOLISE" cds in black with information strike and ASSICURATA handstamp alongside. Reverse with Napoli arrival cds of the next day. Appealing combination to pay twice 10 c. postage within the same province and 40 c. registration surcharge. Cert. E. Diena (1997) Listed but unpriced in Sassone. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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