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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6414 imageDe La Rue 1863 (Oct 29): Announcement sheet with Essays of the De La Rue issue, eight of the nine issued values included with the 2 c. brown missing, all overprinted SAGGIO, perforation cropped, from the 2 l. scarlet partially cropped, undersigned by the minister Menabrea. Includes also the official decree of October 29, 1863 announcing the emission. Sassone = € 350. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6415 image1863c: Small Printed matter envelope from Jesi to Cingoli, bearing horizontal pair 1863 DLR 1 c. grey-green, tied by superb Papal State-type JESI cds, another crisp information strike alongside. Signed A. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6416 image1867 (Jan 12): Lettersheet from Quinzano, Brescia to Manerbio, bearing a rare mixed franking of the 1863 DLR 2 c. brown-red in a horizontal strip of five in combination with 1866 Torino printing 10 c. ochre-orange, tied by three strikes of numeral '1840' obliterator, QUINZANO despatch cds in black alongside. Reverse with Veronanueva transit and arrival cds's in black of the next day. An appealing combination to pay the 20 centesimi rate of January 1865. Cert. E. Diena (1988). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6417 image1865 (Nov 4): Registered envelope from Urbino to San Angelo in Vado, bearing five examples of 1863 DLR 2 c. brown-red in mixed franking with two examples of 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. sky-blue 'celeste chiaro', Type I, tied by crisp URBINO cds in black, another superb information strike and boxed RACCOMANDATO alongside. Reverse with arrival cds (Nov 7). A most rare and attractive mass franking to pay 20 c. for the single rate postage and 30 c. for the registration fee. Cert. E. Diena (1986).rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Bazzi - I francobolli di Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I on page 165. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6418 image1864 (Apr 25): Local Entire letter within Torino, bearing 1863 DLR 5 c. grey-green, tied by clear Rombi mute obliterator of the Sardinian design, a British experimental type TORINO cds alongside, reverse with arrival cds. A very attractive entire with this postmark combination. Signed A. Diena; cert. Bottacchi (2002). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6419 image1863 (Feb 19): Printed matter envelope from Livorno to Tunis, bearing 1863 DLR 5 c. grey-green, tied by clear boxed "PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI", reverse with Cagliari transit and "TUNISI / POSTE ITALIANE" arrival cds's (Feb 26). Light vertical fing fold, nevertheless a fresh and appealing printed matter in the rate to Tunesia, despatched directly to the steamer. Signed E. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF140.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6420 image1864 (Nov): Lettersheet from Torre de Passeri, Pescara to Napoli, bearing 1863 DLR 5 c. grey-green and 10 c. ochre-orange, cancelled by "Torre de' Passeri" in manuscript. Reverse with Napoli arrival cds (Nov 8). Cert. E. Diena (1991).rnNote: The post office of Torre de'Passeri was opened in September 1864 but did not receive a postmark at the beginning. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6421 image1866 (Oct 1): Double rate Lettersheet from Milano to Genova, bearing a three-colour franking of 1863 DLR 5 c. grey-green (2) and 10 c. ochre-orange in mixed franking with 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. sky-blue 'celeste chiaro', Type I, tied by clear strikes of '181' numeral obliterator with matching "MILANO STAZIONE CENTRALE" cds in black alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. Interesting and rare combination to pay the 40 centesimi double rate, cert. Colla (1993). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF320.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6422 image1865 (July 22): Entire letter from Recanati to Udine, Veneto, bearing 1863 DLR 5 c. grey-green, a pair and a single adhesive and 40 c. rose, tied by two strikes of "RECANATI MARCHE" cds in black, an information strike as well as the Italian and Austrian "P.D." alongside. Reverse with oval UDINE arrival datestamp in black (July 24). Fresh and fine entire showing the correct 55 centesimi rate from the second Italian to the second Austrian rayon, a rare combination franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6423 image1864 (March 28): Entire letter from Campodolcino to Chur Grisons, bearing 1863 DLR 10 c. ochre-orange, tied by CAMPODOLCINO cds in black, information strike and "P.D." handstamp in black alongside, reverse with Chivenna transit and Chur arrival cds's (May 30). Minor toning, an interesting border rate entire from upper Lombardy to Grisons, the journey was obviously done via the Valle Bregalia and the Engadin, not via the Splügen pass. Signed Raybaudi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6424 image1864 (Sept 15): Entire letter from Milano to Lyon, bearing a block of four 1863 DLR 10 c. ochre-orange, a fresh and fine multiple, tied by two strikes of MILANO cds in black and French entry cds in red, "P.D." handstamp alongside. Reverse with "TORINO - SUSA" TPO cds and Lyon arrival cds's (Sept 17). Light horizontal fing fold, the French datestamp little bit oily, nevertheless a rare use of a block of four to pay the 40 c. rate to France. Signed Sorani Sassone = € 4'250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6425 image1865 (Oct 29): Registered Double rate Envelope from Napoli to Paris, bearing 1863 DLR 10 c. ochre-orange and a horizontal pair of 60 c. light lilac, tied by two clear strikes of "NAPOLI CONSEGNE" cds in black. Italian RACCOMANDATO and boxed "P.D." handstamps in black as well as French "ITALIE LANSLEBOURG" entry cds and CHARGÉ handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with "TORINO CONSEGNE" transit cds in black (Oct 31). Part of backflap missing, nevertheless a fine cover with twice the correct 40 centesimi postal rate to France and 50 centesimi registration fee. Signed Raybaudi; cert. Sorani (2008). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6426 image1866 (May 31): Group of two letter fronts from the same correspondence, sent insured with values of 2'000 lire and 3'000 lire from Barletta to Napoli on the same day, bearing a combination of 1863 DLR 10 c. ochre-yellow, 30 c. brown (single, pair & strip of three) and a pair of 40 c. rose-carmine on one front; and 30 c. brown with 40 c. rose carmine (three single adhesives, a horizontal strip of three and a strip of four; one stamp with file fold) on the other front, resulting in total frankings of 270 c. and 430 c., respectively. The adhesives were tied by BARLETTA cds's to the letters, each with ASSICURATA handstamp alongside. These fronts present the largest known frankings of the 30 centesimi and the 40 centesimi with date postmarks, an impressive and most interesting duo. Certs. Sorani (1996), Serra (2005), Zanaria (2005).rnNote: Both letters were sent separately from the same sender to the same receiver at the same day, as the maximum value which could be insured at that time was only 3'000 lire. The frankings are correct with twice 20 c. for the postage of a 18 gr. cover, 30 c. registration fee and 20 times 20 c. insurance fee for the insured value of 2'000 lire of the first letter, in total 270 centesimi. For the second letter the total fee was five times 20 c. for the postage of a 43 gr. cover, 30 c. registration fee and 30 times 20 c. insurance fee for the insured value of 3'000 lire, in total 430 centesimi. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6427 imageFirst day usage 1863 (Dec 1): Lettersheet from Pizzo to Catanzaro, bearing 1863 DLR 15 c. sky-blue 'celeste chiaro', a fresh and fine adhesive, tied by fair Bourbon-type PIZZO cds, a clear information strike alongside. Reverse with arrival cds from the next day. Light filing fold well away from stamp and postmarks, an attractive cover from the day of issuance of the De La Rue issue. Certs. E. Diena, Sorani, Raybaudi & Colla (1995). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6428 image1864 (Feb 18): Entire letter from Seniga to Brescia, bearing 1863 DLR 15 c. sky-blue 'celeste chiaro', cancelled with handwritten 'postmark' saying "Seniga 18 Febbraio 64" (11 punti), reverse with Brescia arrival cds of the same day. A very rare way of cancellation, cert. A. Diena (1972).rnNote: After the opening of the P.O. in Senigna in 1860, stamps were first cancelled by manuscript until a datestamp came into use. When the P.O. was closed in 1863, this postmark was returned to the postal administration. When the office was re-opened in February 1864, stamps were again used with handwriting. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6429 image1864 (Aug 20): Lettersheet from Bologna to Alexandria, Egypt, bearing 1863 DLR 15 c. dark sky-blue 'celeste smorto', four fresh and fine examples, tied by two strikes of BOLOGNA cds's, framed "PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI" handstamp of Brindisi alongside, reverse with "ALESSANDRIA D'EGYTTO / POSTE ITALIANE" arrival cds (Aug 26). A rare combination to pay the 60 centesimi rate to Egypt, cert. Bottacchi (2001). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF420.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6430 image1867 (April 20): Lettersheet from Cosenza to Napoli, bearing an extremely rare mixed franking of the 1863 DLR 15 c. sky-blue 'azzure celeste' in combination with 1866 Torino printing 5 c. grey-green, tied by light strike of numeral '68' obliterator, COSENZA despatch cds in black alongside. Reverse with Napoli arrival cds in black (April 22). One of four or five covers known with a usage of the De La Rue 15 c. celeste in the new rate of January 1865 and the corresponding cancellation with a numeral obliterator which came into use in May 1866. Cert. E. Diena (1989) Zanaria & Serra = € 6'000+.rnNote: Although the 15 c. celeste was valid until the end of 1889, they were not sold at the post offices after the first quarter of 1865 and not used by the public later than 1866. This resulted in the extreme rarity of this stamp cancelled with punti or barre numeral obliterators.rnReference: Displayed and described in the Sassone catalogue 2021 on page 463.rnProvenance: De La Rue collection. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6431 image1866 (May 2): Entire letter from Milano to Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland, bearing 1863 DLR 30 c. brown, tied on the second day of its usage by numeral '17' grill obliterator of Milano in black, corresponding MILANO cds and "P.D." handstamp, both in black alongside. Reverse with "MILANO - COMO" TPO transit and arrival cds. An attractive and interesting entire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6432 image1864 (June 3): Lettersheet from Napoli to Nizza, endorsed "Via Genova affranchie", bearing 1863 DLR 40 c. rose-carmine, tied in transit by "LIVORNO / VIA DI MARE" handstamp, "LIVORNO / UFFICIO DEL PORTO / 4. GIU. 62" cds in black, "P.D." handstamp in black and French "ITALIE MENTON" entry cds in red alongside. Reverse with Nizza arrival cds. An interesting Shipmail cover, intended to make its way on the Mediterranean, but which was transported presumably overland from Livorno to its destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6433 image1870 (Jan 8): Envelope from Casamicciola to New York, bearing 1863 DLR 40 c. rose-carmine, two fresh examples, cancelled by light '703' grill obliterator, lateron with bold strike of "P.D." handstamp in black, CASAMICCIOLA cds in black and another PD handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with Napoli and Milano transit cds's. Fine and fresh cover, the franking paying the 1868 80 centesimi rate to the United States. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF120.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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