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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6553 image1875 (Sept 5): Entire letter from Sondalo to Mesocco, Grisons, Switzerland, bearing 1866 Torino printing 1 c. 'verde oliva' and 2 c. 'rosso mattone' in a horizontal pair combination with 1867 (April) Torino printing 20 c. azzuro, four fresh adhesives, tied by fair '2210' numeral obliterator, matching SONDALO despatch cds alongside. Reverse with Sondrio, Chiavenna and Splügen transit cds's. The entire was underpaid in the newly established UPU tariff and therefore taxed. Cert. E. Diena (1981). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6554 image1867 (Jan 15): Cover from Cajazzo to Caserta, bearing 1866 Torino printing 2 c. 'rosso mattone' and 5 c. 'grigio verde chiaro' in a mixed franking with 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c.'celeste chiaro' in Type I, fresh and fine adhesives, tied by superb '564' numeral obliterator, matching CAJAZZO despatch cds alongside. Reverse with Capua transit and CASERTA arrival (Jan 17) cds's. A rare combination franking, the rate is however difficult to interpret. Signed Russo, Mondolfo & Raybaudi; cert. Chiavarello (1992) Serra 0,27 = € 2'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6555 image1887 (Dec 6): Registered printed matter entire letter, sent from Modica to Spaccaforno, bearing 1866 Torino printing 2 c. 'rosso mattone' in mixed franking with 1879 Umberto 10 c. carmine and 20 c. orange, tied by clear barred '2105' numeral obliterator with matching MODICA despatch cds and registration label as well as framed RACCOMANDATO handstamp alongside. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. Attractive three-colour entire, the franking paying 2 c. postage for a printed matter up to 40 gram and 30 c. registration fee. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6556 image1891 (Nov): Envelope within Rome, bearing 1866 Vittorio Emanuele Torino printing 2 c. 'rosso mattone' in a horizontal upper left corner marginal strip of five showing variety: imperforate in mixed franking with 1889 Stemma 5 c. 'verde scuro' in a vertical pair, tied by fair barred '206' numeral. Reverse with ROMA arrival (1891, Nov 25) cds. Horizontal file fold well away from the franking, not distracting from this exceptional franking, the largest known multiple of the imperforated variety, correctly paying the 20 centesimi inland rate. Certs. Bolaffi (1987), E. Diena (1987), Colla (2004) Sassone = € 4'500+. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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Currently...CHF 500.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6557 image1881 (Feb 25): Lettersheet from Seniga to Verolanuova, bearing 1866 Torino printing 10 c. yellow-ochre, tied by clear barred '2148' numeral obliterator in black, matching perfect SENIGA cds in black alongside. Reverse with Brescia and Pontevico transit as well as Verolanuova arrival cds's of the same day. The ten centesimi stamp used extremely late after it became invalid on September 1st, 1877. Only three cover with usages after that date are known which had not been taxed, this being the latest usage known. Cert. E. Diena (1987).rnProvenance: Collection De La Rue. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6558 image1866 (Sept 6): Double rate cover from Senigallia to Livorno, bearing 1866 Torino printing 10 c. ochre-orange in a block of four, an overall fine and fresh multiple with two nibbed perfs at right, cancelled centrally by numeral '147' grill obliterator with matching despatch cds in black alongside. Reverse with indistinct arrival cds. A most attractive franking. Sassone = € 1'150. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6559 image1881 (June 8): Registered printed matter wrapper from San Dona di Piave to Venezia, bearing 1866 Torino printing 30 c. 'bruno castano' and 40 c. 'rosa carminio', tied by perfect barred '2662' numeral obliterator and Austrian-type RACCOMANDATA handstamp with matching "S. DONA DI PIAVE" despatch cds and two additional strikes of RACCOMANDATO handstamp alongside. Reverse with VENEZIA arrival (June 10) cds. Wrapper shortened at left and right, nevertheless a fresh franking of utmost attractiveness showing the elusive usage of the Austrian registration handstamp. The franking pays correctly the double manuscript rate with twice 20 c. for the postage and 30 c. registration fee. Signed G. Bolaffi.rnReference: Similar usages of the Austrian handstamp are shown in the monography by Vito de Lapa. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6560 image1880 (Oct 6): Entire letter from Genova to Mauritius, bearing 1866 Torino printing 30 c. 'bruno castano' in a 'Two Kings' mixed franking with 1879 Umberto 10 c. carmine, tied by clear barred '13' numeral obliterator with matching GENOVA despatch cds alongside. Reverse with "NAPOLI ARRIVO" transit (Oct 8) cds. Most unusual destination from Italy, a fine and fresh cover in the 40 centesimi UPU overseas rate. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6561 image1875 (Apr 6): Lettersheet from Rome to the bishop in Rodez, bearing 1866 Torino printing 40 c. carmine, a horizontal strip of five, strip of three and a single example, fine and fresh adhesives in a vibrant shade, tied by fair '207' numeral obliterator. Matching "ROMA SUCCURSALE 4" despatch cds in black as well as "P.D." handstamp and French "IT. MOD. MARS. A PARIS 8 AVRIL 76" entry cds, both in red alongside. Reverse with French ambulant and arrival (April 9) cds's. Horizontal file folds, nevertheless a most impressive cover, the franking paying correctly the ninth weight rate to France in the last year prior to the UPU. Cert. E. Diena (1982) Sassone = € 4'405. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6562 image1875 (June 6): Cover from Napoli to Calcutta, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing 1866 Torino printing 40 c. carmine and 30 c. 'bruno castano', cancelled by clear '19' numeral obliterator with matching NAPOLI despatch cds and famed "P.D." handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with Brindisi (June 7) and Aden - Bombay "SEA POST OFFICE" (June 11) transit cds's. Light horizontal file fold well away from the stamps, minor toning, nevertheless an attractive cover, the franking paying the 70 centesimi rate to India. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 100.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6563 image1867 (April 28): Cover from Genova to Jacmel, Haiti, bearing 1866 Torino printing 60 c. lilac, 40 c. carmine (2) and 10 c. yellow-ochre, tied by fair '13' numeral obliterator with matching GENOVA despatch cds and "P.P." handstamp in black as well as "LONDON PAID 30 AP 67" transit cds in red alongside. 120 centesimi credited to the United Kingdom are noted at top left. Light horizontal file folds well away from the stamps, some acid ink, nevertheless an attractive three-colour franking cover paying the 150 centesimi rate until disembarkation in Jacmel, an elusive destination from Italy. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 250.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6564 image1868 (Sept 25): Sixfold rate Envelope from the 'MINISTERO DI MARINO' in Firenze, directed to the Chief Commander of the Italian Naval Division of South America in Montevideo, bearing 1866 Torino printing 2 l. scarlet, a single example and a horizontal pair, fine and fresh adhesives in a vibrant shade, tied by light '12' numeral obliterator, FIRENZE despatch cds and "P.D." handstamp in black alongside, the latter lateron erased and replaced by a "P.P." handstamp in black. The front was struck in addition by French "ITALIE LANSLEBOURG 28 SEPT 68" entry cds in blue and "LONDON PAID 29 SP 68" transit cds in red. Reverse with blue cachet of the Italian Ministry of the Navy and "TORINO - SUSA" ambulant cds. Minor toning and some edge wear just mentioned for accuracy, a splendid piece of postal history, the two lire definitives paying six times the 100 centesimi rate via Great Britain to the port in Uruguay. However the cover does not show any taxation for the last part of the journey from the port to the addressee (who was presumably at the port). Signed R. Mondolfo, Raybaudi & E. Diena Sassone = € 16'250. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 3,000.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6565 image1872 (Dec 9): Value envelope with an insured value of 1'361 lire, sent from Persaro to Senigallia, bearing 1866 Torino printing 2 l. scarlet and 10 c. yellow-ochre, tied by fair '119' numeral obliterator, matching PESARO despatch cds and ASSICURATA handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with part arrival cds. Both adhesives with nibbed perforations, file fold nearby the stamps, part of backflap missing, nevertheless an interesting and appealing double rate value cover. Cert. Sorani (1993) Sassone = € 5'000+.rnNote: A commercial cover paying exactly the rate with 40 c. for the postage, 30 c. registration fee and 10 c. for an insured value of 100 lire or parts thereof, in this case 140 centesimi which make in total 210 centesimi. rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Zanaria & Serra (1985) - Catalogo storico-descrittivo dei francobolli di Vittorio Emanuele II Re d'Italia on page 211.rn (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 400.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6566 image1868/93: Selection 66 covers/documents with Torino printings, a large variety of usages primarily of the lower values up to 10 centesimi, incl. 15 covers with 1 c. green-olive with single frankings on complete printed matter entires, two mass frankings of ten exmples to pay the local rate, 19 covers with 2 c. 'rosso mattone', primarily single frankings, also five mass frankings to pay the 20 c. / 40 c. rate, also mass franking of ten examples with Umberto 40 c. and part cover with pair 2 c. and five examples of 1890 Umberto 20 on 30 c, brown. 5 c. green-grey twelve covers/documents with the definitives partially used as revenue, one document in combination with Marca da bollo 5 centesimi, 10 c. yellow-ochre, 19 covers with single or multiple usages, also two blocks of four, and two 30 c. brown frankings to France. Two 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) (Image 19) (Image 20) (Image 21) (Image 22) (Image 23) (Image 24) (Image 25) (Image 26) (Image 27) (Image 28) (Image 29) (Image 30) (Image 31) (Image 32) (Image 33)

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Currently...CHF 300.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6567 image1866 (Jan 29): Quadruple rate cover from Avola to Palermo, bearing 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di Cavallo' 20 c. 'azzuro celeste' Type I in a horizontal strip of four, a fine and fresh multiple, tied by AVOLA despatch cds, information strike alongside. Reverse with Catania transit and PALERMO arrival (Feb 1) cds's. Filing folds well away from the franking, otherwise a most attractive cover, signed R. Mondolfo & Vaccari Sassone = € 2'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6568 imageFirst day usage 1865 (Jan 1): Entire letter from Iesi to Osimo, bearing 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. celeste in Type III, a fresh adhesive with some perforation irregularities, tied by indistinct "IESI MARCHE 1 GEN. 65" despatch cds, information strike alongside. Reverse with "OSIMO 2 GEN 65" arrival cds. An extremely rare usage from the day of issuance and the first day of the new 20 centesimi inland rate. Signed E. Diena Sassone = € 40'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 1,500.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6569 image1867 (March 13): Entire letter from Moglia to Modena, bearing 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. 'azzuro celeste' in Type III, a fresh adhesive, tied by clear Austrian-type, three-line "MOGLIA / DI GONZAGA / 13. MAR." despatch datestamp (Sassone MN = 9 punti), reverse with framed "MODENA ARRIVO 14 MAR 67" arrival datestamp in red. A rare usage of this Austrian datestamp that late. Signed Sorani. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6570 image1867 (Nov 18): Double rate envelope from Bondeno to Modena, bearing 1867 (April) London DLR printing 20 c. 'celeste chiaro' and 1867 (April) Torino printing 20 c. 'azzuro chiaro', two fresh and fine adhesives, tied by clear '467' numeral obliterator, matching "BONDENO FERRARA" despatch cds alongside. Reverse with Ferrara transit and framed "MODENA ARRIVO" datestamp of the same day in red. A rare 'gemelli' franking of the same colour and design, but from different prints. Certs. E. Diena (1982), Bottacchi (2000). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 150.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6571 imageItalian Fieldpost during the liberation of Rome 1870 (Sept 25): Cover from the headquarters in Rome to Modena, bearing 1867 (April) Torino printing 20 c. blue, tied by clear 'Q. G. P.' obliterator in black (Sassone = R3) with matching "POSTA MILITARE ITALIANA / QUARTTIERE GENle" despatch cds in black (Sassone = R1) alongside. Reverse with indistinct Modena arrival cds and distribution cachet. Part of backflap missing, not distracting at all from the stunning rarity and historical importance of this item despatched five days after the liberation of Rome. The military headquarters had been moved from La Storta to Rome on September 20, directly after the entry of Italian troops into Rome at Porta Pia. Signed G. & A. Bolaffi; certs. A. Diena (1971), Serra (2005) Sassone = € 35'000.rnNote: Between September 15 & 29, 1871, only about ten covers from the military headquarters with this combination of handstamps are known. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Currently...CHF 2,500.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6572 image1872 (July 3): Shipmail cover on the Lago Maggiore, directed to the 'Impresa Navigazione a Vapore' in Arona, bearing 1867 (April) Torino printing 20 c. blue, a fresh adhesive, tied by superb framed "LUCMAGNO / 3 LUGLIO 1872" Ship's datestamp. Presumably a unique usage of the datestamp of the LUCMAGNO vessel in order to obliterate the adhesive. Signed A. Diena. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Currently...CHF 200.00
Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM

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