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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6533 image1863 (July 4): Cover from Napoli to Potenza, bearing 1863 Tipo Sardegna 15 c. in the rare shade 'cobalto latteo', a fine and fresh adhesive, tied by light NAPOLI cds in black, a crisp information strike alongside. Reverse with POTENZA arrival cds (July 6). An appealing entire with this rare shade, signed A. Diena; cert. Zanaria (1999) Sassone = € 6'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6534 imagePeriod of invalidity 1863 (March 3): Lettersheet from Milano to Cremona, bearing 1863 Tipo Sardegna 15 c. in the rare shade 'celeste latteo', a fine and fresh adhesive with large margins all round, tied by clear "MILANO 3 MAR. 63" cds with the year slug inverted, a clear information strike alongside. Reverse with CREMONA cds of the next day. An appealing item full of postal history, in this case the cover was no more taxed. Cert. Zanaria (1999) Sassone = € 4'250 for the rare shade.rnNote: This issue was first valid only for two months until the end of February, but at the beginning of March it was decided to prolong its period of use until end of 1863. One can find letters despatched on March 2/3, 1863 which had been first taxed with double the deficieny, then detaxed. After March 3, the stamp could be used without problem. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6535 image1863 (Jan 18): Cover from Casteltermini to Girgenti, bearing 1863 Tipo Sardegna 15 c. in the rare shade 'indaco con riflessi violacei', a fine and fresh adhesive, tied by light CASTELTERMINI cds in black, another information strike alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day. Lightest horizontal file fold, not distracting at all from this splendid cover with the rare shade, cert. E. Diena (1988) Sassone = € 1'200. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6536 image1863 (April 22): Entire letter from Gualtieri to Parma, bearing 1863 (Feb) 15 c. blue type I, tied by handwritten "Da Gualtieri 22 / 4 63" in black ink. Reverse with arrival cds of the following day. Provisional cancellation of a new post office with the regular datestamp not yet present. Signed Mondolfo; cert. E. Diena (1986). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6537 image1863 (Dec 7): Entire letter from Bomba to Campobasso, bearing 1863 (Apr) 15 c. blue type II, tied by light BOMBA cds in black (Sassone CH = 8 Punti), a clear information strike alongside. Reverse with Vernia transit cds. A late and attractive usage of this adhesive in its last month. Signed A. DienarnNote: Still valid, this issue was no more sold at the post offices after issuing the London De La Rue definitives on December 1st, 1863. Isolated examples which had been in the possession of the public are found to be used until the beginning of 1864. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6538 image1863: Selection 35 covers / entires, some with shade & cancellation interest incl. 1863 (Jan) Tipo Sardegna 15 c., twelve single frankings and three double frankings, two sent abroad; 1863 (Feb) 15 c. blue type I, nine single and a registered quadruple frankings; also 1863 (Apr) 15. blue type II eight single frankings, a combination franking with Papal States definitive and a pair franking. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6539 image1865 (Aug 31): Triple rate Entire letter from Capriati al Volturno directed to Caserta, bearing 1863 (Dec 1) DLR printing 1 c. green-grey, seven single examples and a strip of three in combination with 10 c. ochre-orange, three single adhesives, tied by light CAPRIATI AL VOLTURNO" cds. Reverse with Bourbon-style VENAFRO, and NAPOLI transit as well as indistincz arrival cds's of the same day. A most interesting cover paying three times the 20 c. inland rate. Signed E. Diena & Zanaria; cert. Serra (2005) Zanaria & Serra (1985) unlisted combination. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6540 image1868 (Sept 19): Circular lettersheet from Florence to Amsterdam, bearing a mixed franking of 1863 DLR 2 c. brown-red and 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di Cavallo' 20 c. celeste in Type I, tied by fair '12' numeral obliterator with matching FIRENZE despatch cds and "P.D." handstamp alongside. Reverse with Milano transit, Baden railway ambulant and AMSTERDAM arrival (Sept 23) cds's. Cover with some wrinkles, nevertheless an exceptional usage and an elusive adhesive's combination, the item correctly franked for a printed matter up to 40 gram to the Netherlands. Signed A. Diena; cert. Serra (2005). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6541 image1863 (Dec 26): Envelope from Como to Rome, bearing 1863 DLR 5 c. 'verde grigio' and 15 c. 'celeste', two fresh and fine examples, cancelled by light COMO despatch cds in black with information strike and "P.F." handstamp alongside. Reverse with Milano & Firenze transit as well as ROMA arrival (Dec 29) cds's. Correct franking paying the rate until the Papal border, the receiver had to pay '6' (bajocchi) for the rest of the journey. The usage of the PF handstamp is rarely seen on these part paid letters to the Papal States, from the first month of the DLR adhesives. Signed Zanaria; cert. Serra (2005). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6542 image1866 (March 5): Entire letter from Intra to Ilanz, Graubünden, bearing 1863 DLR 10 c. ochre-orange, a single fresh and fine adhesive, tied by superb INTRA despatch cds in black with information strike and "P.D." alongside. Reverse with two different VERBANO Shipmail's and CHUR transit (March 6) cds's. A most attractive franking to pay correctly the 10 c. border rate between Upper Lombardy and the Surselva. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6543 image1865 (July 13): Quintuple rate cover from San Fratello to Palermo, bearing a mixed franking of 1863 DLR 10 c. ochre-orange, a horizontal pair and a block of four and 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. blue in Type I (2), fresh and fine adhesives, tied by indistinct "S. FRATELLO" despatch cds. Reverse with arrival cds of the same day and distribution handstamp. A rare combination franking, signed A. Diena; cert. Bottacchi (2009) Sassone = € 4'430. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6544 image1864 (Feb 25): Entire letter from Pianella to Penne, bearing 1863 DLR printing 15 c. 'celeste', a fresh and fine example, tied by pen cross with handwritten "Pianella 25 / 2 - 64" alongside (Sassone PE/TE = 13 punti). Reverse with PENNE arrival cds of the following day. An appealing entire with extremely rare cancellation from this small office opened in 1864. Cert. Sorani (1989). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6545 image1864 (Jan 18): Quadruple rate entire letter from Casoli to Mugnano del Cardinale, bearing 1863 DLR printing 15 c. 'celeste chiaro', a a horizontal strip of three and a single example, fresh and fine single examples, tied by thimble CASOLI cds (Sassone CH = 4 punti), information strike alongside. Reverse with Isoletta transit and indistinct CARDINALE arrival cds. Signed Raybaudi. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6546 image1865 (Oct 3): Double rate envelope from Pavia to Milano, bearing a mixed franking of 1863 DLR 15 c. celeste and 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. blue in Type I, two fresh and fine adhesives, tied by fair PAVIA despatch cds, an information strike alongside. Reverse with indistinct arrival cds and distribution handstamps. A unique 'gemelli' combination, where the DLR adhesive was counted like a non-overprinted 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 centesimi adhesive, thus it was obliterated and the cover not taxed. A gem full of attractiveness for a most advanced collection of the early kingdom. Signed E. Diena & Sorani; certs. Raybaudi (1984), Bottacchi (2003), Serra (2003) Serra (1985) = unlisted.rnNote: Although the DLR 15 c. celeste was valid until the end of 1889, these adhesives were not sold at the post offices after the first quarter of 1865. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Currently...CHF 4,000.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6547 imageThird war of Independence 1866 (Aug 20): Fieldpost envelope, despatched at the military headquarters and sent to Chambêry, forwarded to Saint-Jean-d'Angêly, bearing 1863 DLR printing 40 c. rose-carmine, a fresh and fine single example, tied by crisp 'XXIX' numeral obliterator with "POSTA MILre ITAL. / QUARTIER GENERALE VII CORPO 20 AGO. 66" despatch cds alongside. Obverse struck in addition by "P.D." handstamp in back and French entry (Aug 23) cds in red. Reverse with CHAMBÉRY arrival and forwarding (Aug 24) cds's. Part of backflap missing, nevertheless a most interesting Fieldpost item, signed Calves; cert. E. Diena (1981).rnNote: The letter was written by Alexandre Cêsar Paul Marie d'Oncieu de la Bâtie (1838-1875), an officer of Savoyan roots who served the king of Sardinia. It was despatched after the armistice at the end of the Third War of Italian Independence, but prior to the final peace treaty of Vienna. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6548 image1871 (June 14): Registered cover from Mammola-Gerace to the Italian ambassador in Dresden, forwarded to Berlin, bearing 1863 DLR 40 c. 'rosa carminio' (2) in mixed franking with 1866 Torino printing 30 c. 'bruno castano' (3) and 60 c. 'lilla chiaro' (2), tied by light '1317' numeral obliterator with matching "MAMMOLA-GERACE despatch cds, "P.D." and framed RACCOMANDATO handstamps, all in black alongside. A fresh and fine mixed franking of both prints, the letter rate from Italy to the North German Postal Union, valid between 1869 and 1873 was 40 c. plus 40 c. registration fee. Signed A. Diena, Raybaudi & Gazzi; cert. E. Diena (1995). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6549 image1871 (Feb 7): Double rate Insured Envelope from Rieti to Bologna, endorsed "Valore dichiarato Lire 1'700", bearing a rare franking of the 1863 DLR 2 l. light scarlet in combination with 40 c. carmine, two fresh and fine examples in intense shades, tied by clear numeral '133' grill obliterator with "RIETI UMBRIA" despatch cds and ASSICURATO handstamp, both in black alongside. Reverse with ambulant cds and octagonal BOLOGNA arrival (Feb 8) datestamp. Light vertical file fold well away from the franking, nevertheless an interesting and correct franking. Cert. E. Diena (1986) Sassone = € 20'000+.rnNote: A commercial cover paying exactly the rate with twice 20 c. for the postage, 30 c. registration fee and 10 c. for an insured value of 100 lire or parts thereof, in this case 170 centesimi which make in total 240 centesimi. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 1,200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6550 image1869 (Feb 17): Double rate Insured Envelope from Venice to Sissek / Sisak, Croatia under Austrian rule, endorsed "Assicurata Italiane Lire 2'000", bearing 1863 DLR 2 l. light scarlet, three single examples in combination with a single example of 1866 Torino printing 10 c. yellow-ochre, four fine and fresh adhesives, each tied by clear "VENEZIA 17 FEB 69" despatch cds, ASSICURATO and "P.D." handstamps in black alongside. Reverse with Udine and Görz transit cds's of the same day. Cover with minor wear and tear, but a correct franking of utmost rarity, in addition an extremely rare value letter sent abroad. Signed A. Diena; cert. E. Diena (1987) Sassone = € 60'000+.rnNote: A commercial cover paying exactly the rate with twice 40 c. for the postage, 30 c. registration fee and 25 c. for an insured value of 100 lire or parts thereof, in this case 500 centesimi which make in total 610 centesimi. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 4,000.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6551 image1863/72c: Selection 21 large-sized covers/entires with De La Rue frankings incl. cover with three strips of three 10 c. ochre-brown, return receipt with pair 10 c, ochre, tied by blue CANALE cds, double rate registered cover with strip of three and single 15 c. celeste, double rate entire with 40 c. carmine, July 1866 cover during the Third War of Independence to an Italian POW, fiscal use of a 60 c. lilac, part cover formerly of the sixth weight rate with 150 c. franking, and another cover of the sixth weight rate. Four certificates. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12) (Image 13) (Image 14) (Image 15) (Image 16) (Image 17) (Image 18)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6552 image1863/72c: Selection 73 covers/entires with De La Rue frankings showing postmark and shade interest, rarely seen destinations incl. single and multiple frankings with 1 c. green (1), 2 c. brown (2), 5 c. grey-green (5). 10 c. ochre (13), 15 c. celeste (21), 30 c. brown (4), 40 c. carmine (9) & 60 c. lilac (3). Also frankings with different face values (18). An interesting lot, five certificates. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10) (Image 11) (Image 12)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM

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