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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6434 image1864 (Oct 7): Double rate Envelope from Genova to Lisboa, bearing 1863 DLR 40 c. rose-carmine and 60 c. light lilac (2), tied by light strikes of GENOVA cds in black, Italian "P.D." and Portugese oval FRANCA alongside. Reverse with "TORINO - SUSA" TPO cds and Lisboa arrival cds in black (Oct 14). An interesting combination to pay twice the correct 80 centesimi rate to Portugal. Signed Bottacchi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6435 image1865 (Oct 18): Triple rate Lettersheet from Messina to London, bearing four examples of 1863 DLR 40 c. rose-carmine in mixed franking with 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. sky-blue 'celeste chiaro', Type I, tied by four strikes of MESSINA cds in black, "P.D." handstamp in black and "LONDON PAID" arrival cds in red (Oct. 23) alongside. Reverse with "TORINO - SUSA" ambulant cds. Attractive franking, cert. E. Diena (1996). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6436 image1864 (Jan 29): Registered Double rate Lettersheet from Finale nell'Emilia to Modena, endorsed "Via Genova affranchie", bearing 1863 DLR 60 c. light lilac, tied by two strikes of boxed RACCOMANDATO handstamp with FINALE NELL'EMILIA cds alongside. Reverse with Modena arrival cds of the same day. Interesting franking to pay twice 20 c. for the postage and 20 c. registraton fee, in addition an unusual way to obliterate the adhesive, not described in the literature. Signed Bolaffi; certs. E. Diena (1982), Colla (2004). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF300.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6437 image1866 (May 19): Envelope from Livorno to Madras, British India, endorsed "Via Ancona & Brindisi", bearing 1863 DLR 60 c. light lilac, two fine and fresh examples, tied by numeral '14' grill obliterator with LIVORNO cds in black, framed "PIROSCAFI / POSTALI / ITALIANI" handstamp and Alexandria transit cds (May 23), all in black alongside. Reverse with Brindisi and Bombay (June 11) transit as well as Madras arrival cds's (June 15). Upon delivery '1' d. noted with red crayon for local delivery. An exceptional destination, with Italian vessel to Alexandria, from there with British vessel to India. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6438 image1865 (March 22): Insured Envelope from Sarzana to Genova, endorsed "valore dichiarato / Lire 1'250", bearing an extremely rare single franking of the 1863 DLR 2 l. scarlet definitive, tied by clear and central strike of SARZANA cds in black with an additional information strike and ASSICURATO handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with Spezia transit cds in black of the same day. Lightest vertical fold well away from the stamp just mentioned for accuracy, presumably the most attractive cover with this franking of outmost rarity. Signed Chiavarello; certs. E. Diena (1978), Bolaffi (1988), Toselli (2006) Sassone = € 20'000.rnNote: A commercial cover paying exactly the rate with 20 c. for the postage, 30 c. registration fee, 30 c. for the return receipt and 10 c. for an insured value of 100 lire or parts thereof, in this case 130 centesimi which make in total 200 centesimi. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6439 image1876 (Feb 8): Lettersheet from Colli del Tronto, Marche to Castorano, bearing 1866 Torino printing 1 c. green-olive, a block of seven and a horizontal strip of three, tied by three light strikes of "Colli del Tronto" handstamp of the 'lineare corsivo' type in black, "ASCOLI PICENO" alongside (Mondolfo 9 punti). Reverse with an additional strike of Ascolo Piceno. Special rate of ten centesimi for official mail between two neighbouring mayors, an appealing cover. Signed A. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6440 image1894 (Nov 12): Inland Stationery postcard 7½ c. with additional franking of 1866 Torino printing horizontally bisected 1 c. green-olive and 2 c. brown-red, sent presumably from Rome to the Epsom College in Surrey, Great Britain. The indicium and the adhesives cancelled by light datestamp. An extraordinary combination to pay the 10 centisimi postcard rate abroad. Cert. Bottacchi (2000) Sassone = € 2'400. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF360.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6441 image1876 (July 15): Printed matter Lettersheet from Brescia to Sellero, bearing 1866 Torino printing 2 c. brick-red from the lower sheet margin showing plate number '141' in an rectangle on the selvedge (Numero di tavola), tied by BRESCIA cds in black, reverse with Cedegolo transit cds from the next day. An exceptional stamp from position 198 of the printing sheet of 200 examples on a fresh cover, with the selvedge with the plate number still attached. Signed A. Diena and Raybaudi; certs. Sorani (1993), Bottacchi (2003) Sassone unlisted on cover, € 40'000 for the unused stamp. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6442 image1886 (April 4): Registered Printed matter Lettersheet from Napoli to Livorno, returned to Napoli, bearing 1866 Torino printing 2 c. brick-red and 30 c. brown, tied by 'a sbarre' '19' numeral handstamp, "NAPOLI RACCOM." cds and matching registration label alongside. Reverse with handwritten note of the P.O. in Livorno (April 12) and arrival cds of Napoli (April 15). A most interesting Printed matter item sent registered, signed Sorani. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6443 image1883 (May): Official Printed matter Entire letter from Elmas to Cagliari, bearing a mixed franking of 1866 Vittorio Emanuele Torino printing 2 c. brick-red in combination with 1879 Umberto 5 c. green, each stamp tied by straight-line "Elmas" handstamp in blue. Reverse with arrival cds (May 21, 1883). Special 7 Centesimi Printed matter rate for heavy official mail. Most attractive item from Sardinia. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
San Marino
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6444 imageUsage of Italian stamps as precursors in San Marino 1870 (Dec 15): Envelope from San Marino to Rimini, bearing 1866 Torino printing 5 c. green-grey in a horizontal strip of four (Sassone F3T), tied by two light strikes of "S. Mno." grill obliterator in black, "REBUBBLICA DI S. MARINO" cds in blue alongside. Reverse with Rimini arrival cds in black of the same day. Part of backflap missing, but seal of the Secretary of Foreign Affaires of San Marino still recognizable. Rare usage of Italian adhesives in San Marino, before it issued its own stamps in 1877, most attractive. Certs. Sorani (1982), E. Diena (1983) Sassone = € 11'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,500.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
Italy
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6445 image1877 (Aug 31): Official Lettersheet from Vigodarzere, Rovigo to Campodarsego, bearing 1866 Torino printing 10 c. yellow-ochre, tied by "PADOVA 1 SET 77" cds in black, "Vigodarzere" handstamp of the 'lineare corsivo' type in black and a matching official cachet of the mayor alongside. Special official ten centesimi rate, the ten centesimi stamp used at its last possible day (Aug 31) and postmarked the day thereafter in transit in Padova. Cert. Raybaudi (1977). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6446 image1876 (Feb): Official Lettersheet from Realmonte, Agrigento to Girgenti, bearing 1866 Torino printing 10 c. yellow-ochre, a fine and fresh adhesive in a vibrant shade, tied by superb "Realmonte" handstamp of the 'lineare corsivo' type in blue (Mondolfo 8 punti), a matching official cachet of the mayor of Realmonte in blue alongside. Reverse with Girgenti arrival cds (Feb 7, 1876). Special official ten centesimi rate, a cover of outmost attractiveness.rnProvenance: Collection Renato Mondolfo. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6447 image1877 (April 29): Registered envelope from Urbani to Pesaro, bearing 1866 Torino printing 10 c. light ochre and 40 c. red-carmine, tied by crisp strikes of '2368' numeral obliterator and boxed RACCOMANDATO handstamp in black, "URBANIA MARCHE" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with Urbino transit cds of the next day. Opened roughly at left, nevertheless an appealing cover, displaying the 50 c. rate with 20 c. postage and 30 c. for the registration. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6448 image1877 (Aug 8): Envelope from Verona to Peschiera, bearing 1866 Torino printing 10 c. yellow-ochre in mixed franking with 1877 (Aug) 10 c. blue, tied by '197' numeral obliterator 'a sbarre' with matching clear VERONA cds in black alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. Roughly opened on top, a most interesting usage which was only possible in August 1877, when the 10 centisimi blue replaced the 10 c. yellow-ochre which was valid until the end of the month, a 'gemelli' franking of the same denomination but with differents colours. Certs. Sorani (1996), Bottacchi (2001). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6449 image1878 (Sept 20): Envelope from Incisa Belbo to Gibraltar, bearing 1866 Torino printing 30 c. brown, a fine and fresh adhesive, tied by '1179' numeral handstamp in black, Gibraltar arrival cds (Sept 26) alongside. Reverse with Milano and Alessandria Railway cds's. Directed to a pupil of the marine school on board of the frigate 'Vittorio Emanuele' on its training tour, a scarce destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6450 image1871 (Feb 25): Registered Envelope from Roma to Fiesch, Switzerland, bearing 1866 Torino printing 30 c. brown, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by mute grill obliterator of the Papal States and Swiss CHARGÉ. ROMA despatch cds, Italian framed RACCOMANDATO and "P.D." handstamps, all in black alongside. Reverse with Arona and Swiss "SIERRE - BOUVERET" TPO cds's as well as Fiesch arrival cds (March 2). An appealing cover briefly after Rome became part of Italy in September 1870, to a rare destination in Valais, correctly franked with 30 c. for postage and 30 c. registration fee. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6451 image1873 (Oct 30): Lettersheet from Bari to Riga, Latvia under Russian rule, bearing 1866 Torino printing 30 c. brown and 40 c. red-carmine, two fine and fresh adhesives, tied by light '73' numeral obliterator and "P.D." handstamp, both in black, BARI despatch cds in black alongside. The front shows also the '3' silbergroschen forwarded postage from Prussia to Russia. Reverse with Verona, and Venzia transit (Oct. 31, gregorian) as well as Vilna transit and Riga arrival cds's (Oct 25, julian). Light file folds, a rare destination from Apulia. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6452 image1880 (Nov 20): Double rate Lettersheet from Montecchio Maggiore to Lonigo, bearing a 'Two Kings' mixed franking of 1866 Vittorio Emanuele Torino printing 30 c. brown in combination with 1879 Umberto 10 c. carmine, tied by perfect barred '2009' numeral obliterator with clear MONTECCHIO MAGGIORE despatch cds and cachet of a consortium alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. A most appealing mixed issue franking. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6453 image1866 Torino printing 40 c. red-carmine in a block of six, a fine and fresh multiple in a vivid shade, cancelled by '2481' numeral obliterator of Vissa, Macerata. Signed A. Diena, cert. Zanaria (1998) Sassone = € 2'500 for a strip of six adhesives. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM

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