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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6494 image1880 (Nov 2): Registered Envelope from Roma to Firenze, bearing the extremely rare 30 c. brown in combination with 20 c. orange-brown, tied by duplex "ROMA FERROVIA & '207" barred obliterator with matching registration label alongside. An extremely rare usage of the Umberto 30 c. definitive, which was sold to the public only for a short time in few larger offices such as Firenze, Genova, Livorno, Milano, Napoli, Padova, Palermo, Roma and Torino. Of outmost rarity, here it was used to pay the registration fee, while the 20 c. adhesive paid the single letter rate. Signed Emilio Dienna, Bolaffi, Russo & Avanzo, cert. E. Diena (1984) Sassone = € 31'500. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF3,000.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6495 image1883 (July 10): Double rate Lettersheet from Firenze to Moscow, bearing 50 c. light violet, tied by duplex "FIRENZE FERROVIA & '17 barred obliterator". Reverse with Russian "POSTAL VAGON No 26" TPO and Moscow arrival cds (July 4 julian). An interesting cover to a rare destination, signed Raybaudi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF100.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6496 image1885 (Aug 18): Very heavy Registered Lettersheet from Messina to Mistretta, formerly including Court papers, the envelope bearing a vertical pair and a strip of five, both lower marginal of the 50 c. violet, tied by '16' barred obliterator with matching MESSINA despatch cds and registration alongside. Reverse with MISTRETTA arrival cds (Aug 20). A formerly 16fold rate cover which needed a payment of 320 c. plus 30 c. registration fee. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6497 imageUmberto definitives, 2 l. vermillion issued in 1882, group of unmounted og. examples incl. two single adhesives, one of them marginal, and three blocks of four, two of them corner marginal with inscription of L 400 as face value for the total sheet. Sassone = € 1'260. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6498 image1901 (Dec 17): Double rate Insured Envelope from Siena to Sinalunga, bearing a 'Two Kings' mixed franking of 1891/96 Umberto 45 c. green-olive with 1901 Vittorio Emanuele III 20 c. orange (2), tied by light "SIENA (RACCOM.)" datestamps in black, ASSICURATO handstamp alongside. Reverse with Sinalunga arrival datestamp cds of the same day. Cover opened on three sides for presentation purposes, it bears on reverse all wax seals.rnNote: The 85 centesimi franking includes 40 c. for the second weight rate, 25 c. registration fee and 10 c. for 300 lire or parts thereof, in this case 20 c. for 440 lire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6499 image1901 (Sept 30): Insured Envelope with an insured value of 4'000 lire, sent from Firenze to Munich, bearing five adhesives of 1889 Umberto 1 l. brown & yellow, each stamp tied by FIRENZE CENTRO RACCOM cds in black, ASSICURATO handstamp alongside. Reverse with Italian ambulant and MÜNCHEN arrival cds's (Oct 2). Strong vertical file fold in this thick and large envelope, the private wax seals stills intact. An impressive item, cert. Bottacchi (2001). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6500 image1889 Umberto definitives, 5 l. green & carmine printed in 1912, group of four multiples in unmounted og condition incl. three blocks of four, one base marginal, two corner marginal from lower left and lower right corner as well as a block of ten from the lower right corner, three of them with full selvedge and the corresponding inscriptions. Minor toning but an interesting group Sassone = € 1'450+ for unused multiples. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF160.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6501 image1889 Umberto definitives, 5 l. green & carmine, a fresh and fine used example of this rare stamp, cancelled by light and clear "... 28 ... 91 .. CCOM.)" cds. Cert. E. Diena (1996) Sassone = € 3'000 + 25%. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF380.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6502 imageParcel post overprinted stamp 1890 (Dec), 1891: Set of all six Parcel post stamp overprinted with two Centesimi, used as tenfold frankings on six Entire letters from Reggio, Faenza, Lucca & Castelbolognese, all sent to the same address in Bologna, two covers bearing in addition Umberto definitives. An interesting group, each entire signed A. Diena. (Image 1)

SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6503 image1890/91 overprinted Umberto definitives, 1891 (June 11): Double rate Envelope from Bologna to Livorno, bearing a mass franking of 20 adhesives of the 1890 Umberto 2 c. on 5 c. green (three singles, one pair, one strip of three and four strips of four), with one stamp in a strip of four showing variety: '2' with a thin tail. Adhesives tied by bold BOLOGNA cds's, reverse with distribution datestamp of the next day. Lower backflap missing, but an impressive mass franking, cert. Colla (1994). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6504 imageSecond definitive series of the King Umberto effigy & Arms 1891/96, 1891 (Nov 16): Envelope from Bottagna to Genova, bearing 1891/96 Umberto & Stemma 5 c. green, tied by octogonal "BOTTAGNA (VEZZANO LIGURE)" datestamp in black, information strike alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. First day of usage, franked for a letter within the postal district but directed outside, not taxed. Signed A. Diena and Raybaudi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6505 image1897 (Oct 15): Registered Envelope from Rome to Auckland, New Zealand, bearing 1891/96 Umberto 25 c. blue, two single adhesives, tied by "ROMA (VIA DELLA STAMPERIA)" cds in black, "R No" handstamp alongside. Reverse with arrival cds (Nov 22). Rougly opened and some paper remnants on reverse, nevertheless an appealing cover to a rare destination. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6506 image1898 (Dec 19): Large linnen part of an insured envelope with the insured value unknown, sent from Siena to Milano, bearing eight examples of 1891/96 Umberto 5 l. carmine & blue and 10 c. carmine in mixed franking with 1896/97 Stemma di Savoia 5 c. green, each stamp tied by bold "SIENA (RACCOM.)" cds in black, ASSICURATO handstamp alongside. An enormous franking, presumably a physical transfer of money. Certs. Serra (2008), Bottacchi (2008) Sassone gives a value of € 3'000 for a front with a 5 lire franking despatched by a bank.rnNote: Gabriele Serra suggests for this franking of 40,15 lire an envelope of the 186th weight rate with 20 c. for each 15 gr. or parts thereof, a registration fee of 25 c. and an insurance fee of 10 c. for each 300 lire insured or parts thereof, thus a total insured value of 8'100 lire. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6507 image1896/97 Stemma di Savoia, 1899 (March 9): Envelope from Anzio to Napoli, bearing on reverse a wild mass franking of 20 examples of 1896/97 Stemma di Savoia 1 c. brown, tied by ANZIO cds in black as well as by the NAPOLI arrival cds of the next day. Cover lightly shortened at top but an extraordinary item (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF240.00
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6508 image1902 (Jan 31): Official Lettersheet from San Rufo to Salerno, bearing a mixed franking of same colours and denominations of 1896/97 Stemma di Savoia 5 c. green and 1901 Savoy Eagle 5 c. green, tied by light "SAN RUFO (SALERNO)" datestamp in black. Reverse with Salerno arrival datestamp of the same day. An appealing mixed 'gemelli' franking of issues of the two Kings Umberto I and Vittorio Emanuele III to pay the 10 c. official letter rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6509 image1901 Savoy Eagle, 1912 (Nov 20): Envelope within Roma, bearing 1901 Eagle 2 c. red-brown in a left marginal imperforated horizontal pair and 1 c. brown in mixed franking with 1906 Vittorio Emanuele III 10 c. rose, tied by fair ROMA FERROVIA cds's in black. Reverse with indistinct arrival cds. Certs. E. Diena (1980), Bolaffi (1980). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6510 image1901 Vittorio Emanuele III, 1904 (Feb 7): Official lettersheet from Carpineto Nora to Vicoli, bearing 1901 10 c. carmine, tied by light octagonal "CARPINETO NORA (TERAMO)" datestamp in red, information strike alongside, reverse with Catignano transit cds of the same day. Signed Vaccari. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6511 imageLater Vittorio Emanuele III issues, 1905 (Sept 26): Envelope from Genova to Munich, bearing 1905 (Sept) 15 c. on 20 c. orange in mixed franking with 1901 20 c. orange, tied by clear "GENOVA (FERROVIA)" datestamp in black, reverse with MÜNCHEN arrival cds of the next day. A fine 'gemelli' usage from the first month of the overprinted definitive. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6512 image1908 (Dec 22): Envelope within Palermo, bearing 1906 (March) 15 c. grey-black, a right marginal example showing variety: imperforated at right, tied by clear "PALERMO (VIA ROMA)" cds in black, reverse with Palermo arrival cds of the same day. A rare stamp on cover, cert. E. Diena (1986). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-09, 11:59 PM
6513 image1912 (Feb 19): Propaganda picture postcard "L'Italia brandisce la spada dell'antica Roma" from Roma to Treia, bearing 1906 (Oct) 5 c. green and charity stamp for the "Lega navale italiana", tied by clear Krag machine cancellation of ROMA FERROVIA in black. The card bears the slogan "Mare Nostrum" although it shows a London copyright and celebrates the Libya war against the Osman Empire. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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

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