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Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
5219 image1922: Provisional Government of Ireland, overprints used with Ireland definitives on cover from Corcaigh (Cork) to Washington, USA, dated 7 May 1923, addressed to Ernest R. Ackerman, House of Representatives, stained and soiled, some minor flaws, however a high franking and scarce mixed use to a noteworthy philatelist. There is a pencil note "arrived May 23" under the backflap.rnNote: Ernest R. Ackerman (1863-1931) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1919 to 1931. He was also a famous American philatelist who amassed one of the nation’s greatest philatelic collections during his lifetime. Ackerman built many award-winning exhibits and was well known for his collections of British Guiana and Spain. He was regarded as an expert in the stamps and postal history of the United States. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF180.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
5220 image1922: Definitives, ½ d green, and pair 1½ d. claret and 1 s. light blue, used on Zeppelin cover, from Dublin, Ireland to Pernambuco, Brasil, dated 31 May 1933, tied by "Baile Átha Cliath" datestamp, with second Zeppelin flight cachets in red and green, arrival to reverse 3 June 1933, soiled and minor toning around parts of edges, however fine and scarce cover. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF150.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
Italian Colonies lots/accumulations
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1111 imageItalian Post Offices in China, 1917/18: Collection of the issues for the offices in Peking (Scott ex 12/28, J1/4) and Tientsin (Scott ex 5/23a, J1/8), in total 61 diff. adhesives in nearly exclusively unused (46) or unmounted og. (13) condition on four album pages. Some complete sets with 1917/18 overprints and 1918/19 surcharged issue, also postage due incl. the unissued surcharges with the face value obliterated by lines. Of excellent quality, exceptioneally fresh in deep colours, quite well centered for this issues with full even perfs. Scott = $ 6'900+ following the consignor. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF750.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1119 imageLots & Collections 1932/45: Italian colonies collection of unused stamps, contained within four dealer folders and a number of stockcards, almost entirely never hinged, includes sheets of 50 in duplicate, good range of material from Africa, in particular Somalia, Libya (Tripoli & Cyrenaica) and Eritrea, also a selection of occupational material for Greece among others, much duplication, a fine and significant accumulation. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9) (Image 10)

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SOLD for CHF3,200.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1120 imageItalian Colonies: Part collections primarily unused from Somaliland, Libya, Eritrea, Italian East Africa, Ethiopia, Tripoli, Tripolitania & Cirenaica incl. several unused sets with high CV, few stamps with toning, nearly no duplication. Scott = $ 2'800 following the consignor. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7)

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CLOSED
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
Italian Post abroad
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1108 imageItalian post offices in Egypt 1871 (Oct 7): Cover from Alexandria to Paris, bearing Italian definitive issue 1863 DLR printing 10 c. orange-ochre in a horizontal pair, a fresh multiple, tied by light '234' numeral obliterator with matching "ALESSANDRIA D'EGGITO / POSTE ITALIANE" despatch cds and framed "FRANCOBOLLO INSUFFICIENTE" handstamp, both in black as well as French Lanslebourg entry cds in blue alongside. Reverse with "TORINO SUCCURSALE No 1" transit (Oct 11) cds. Taxed with manuscript '10' décimes upon arrival. Minor perforation irregularities not distracting from the attractiveness and rarity of this exceptional cover sent from the Italian P.O. in Alexandria to France. Cert. Colla (2021) Zanaria = € 6'000.rnNote: Mail with Italian services to France via the Italian homeland is extremely rare as there was an effective French service from Alexandria to Marseille. The Italian service to France gained some importance during and after the Franco-Prussian War when French shipmail services were reduced. These covers could only sent partially prepaid with 20 centesimi for 15 gr. until embarkation, while the residual journey had to by paid by the receiver with 100 centimes.rnReference: Zanaria & coworkers - Catalogo storico-postale dei francobolli in uso negli uffici postale italiani all'estero 1852-1890, depicted and described on page 244/245. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF700.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1109 imageItalian Post Offices, Egypt 1871 (Oct 28): Cover from Alexandria to Paris, endorsed "par bateau italien", bearing Italian definitive issue 1867 Torino printing 20 c. 'azzuro chiaro', a fine and fresh example, tied by light '234' numeral obliterator with matching "ALESSANDRIA D'EGGITO POSTE ITALIANE" despatch cds and framed "FRANCOBOLLO INSUFFICIENTE" handstamp, both in black as well as French Lanslebourg entry cds in blue alongside. Taxed with manuscript '4' décimes upon arrival. A most interesting cover full of postal history content sent from the Italian P.O. in Alexandria to France. Cert. Colla (2021) Zanaria = € 6'000.rnNote: Mail with Italian services to France via the Italian homeland is extremely rare as there was an effective French service from Alexandria to Marseille. The Italian service to France gained some importance during and after the Franco-Prussian War when French shipmail services were reduced. These covers could only sent partially prepaid with 20 centesimi for 15 gr. until embarkation, while the residual journey had to be paid by the receiver with 100 centimes. In this case, however, the cover was taxed with only 40 centimes, as it was regarded to come from Italy proper.rnReference: Zanaria & coworkers - Catalogo storico-postale dei francobolli in uso negli uffici postale italiani all'estero 1852-1890, depicted and described on page 244/245. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF2,000.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1110 imageItalian post offices in Albania 19105/16: Group of 7 covers and a receipt, mostly philatelic mail, mostly circulated. From Durazzo, Janina and Scutari. According to consignor Sassone € 10'847. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF550.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
Italy
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1047 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861/63: Interesting Selection 50 covers / entires with a lot of shade and postmark interest incl. 5 c. green, two single local frankings, two pairs and a strip of three; 10 c. bistre, 26 single frankings with primarily special Tuscany and Sicily rates, one border rate cover to Switzerland, and two single examples on receipt directed to the Ministry of War; 20 c. blue, 15 single frankings, one to the Papal States, one to Venetia; 40 c. red, three single frankings, one on a double rate inland franking, two on covers to France. An interesting lot ex collection Provera, many competent signatures. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1048 imageRegno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1861/63: Interesting Selection 40 covers / entires with a lot of shade and postmark interest incl. 5 c. green, a pair, a strip of three, and in combination with 10 c. bistre; 10 c. bistre, 10 single frankings within Tuscany & Sicily as well as six double or pair frankings, two to Rome with the resulting taxation; 20 c. blue, ten single frankings, two taxed to Venetia, two single examples to France; 40 c. red, seven single frankings, three double rate covers within Italy, four to Lyon resp. shipmail to Tunis. A most interesting lot ex collection Provera, many competent signatures, nine certificates. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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SOLD for CHF1,700.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1051 image1857 (23 Nov.): Double rate Entire letter from Marciana Marina on the island of Elba to Marigliano nearby Napoli, bearing stripes of three and four of 1 cr. 'carminio su grigio', two fine and fresh multiples with overall fair to huge margins, one touched at lower right, tied by indistinct cds's of Marciana Marina, reverse with transit cds's of LIVORNO (24 Nov.) and NAPOLI (28 Nov.). Taxed upon arrival in Naples with '31' grana, signed E. Diena & Oliva. Sassone = € 18'750. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF800.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1056 image1851/68: Small lot with some better values as unused 1851 Sardinia 20 c. with og. (Sass. 2b) with cert. Diena (2016), Lombardy-Venetia unused 1854 10c. black with large part og. (cert. Avi 2006) as well as unused 1859 10s type II og, further Papal State 1868 40c. yellow and 10c. orange-vermiglio (oxydised) used on 'music' letter sheet to Paris as well as some loose stamps on cards. Fine. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5)

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SOLD for CHF1,400.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1057 image1858/67: Group comprising 18 letters from the philatelic period, of which 5 Modena, 2 from Napoli, 1 Issue for Neapolitan Province 1862, 7 Pontifical State, 1 Sardinia and one 1 Sicilia, 1 small cover Kingdom with 20 c. from VERONA 1867 - plus 30 loose stamps in very mixed condition (including forgeries) further are included 8 prephilatelic letters with MODENA 1776, CAPUA, "Sa Ma. DI CAPUA", "CIVITAVECCHIA DALLA VIA DI MARE" etc. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6) (Image 7) (Image 8) (Image 9)

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SOLD for CHF260.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1058 image1862 (June 5): Entire letter from Bologna to Modena, bearing 1862 20 c. in the rare shade 'azzuro chiaro', a fresh adhesive, tied by light BOLOGNA cds in black. Reverse with "MODENA ARRIVO" boxed arrival datestamp of the next day. Only few letters known with this sought after shade. Ex collection Provera, cert. E. Diena (1991) Sassone = € 35'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,200.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1059 image1862 (Dec 10): Cover from Palermo to Messina, bearing 1862 20 c. indigo, a fresh single adhesive showing variety: imperforated at base, sheet margin with complete 'linea di riquadro' included, tied by PALERMO cds. An appealing cover with this sought after variety. Signed R. Mondolfo Sassone = € 12'000. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF850.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1060 image1868 (June 15): Quadruple 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 1863 DLR printing 2 l. scarlet, two fine and fresh adhesives in a vibrant shade, tied by '12' numeral obliterator, FIRENZE despatch cds and "P.P." handstamp in black, as well as French "ITALIE 18 JUIN 68 LANSLEBOURG" entry cds in blue alongside. Reverse with blue cachet of the Italian Ministry of the Navy. Minor toning just mentioned for accuracy, a splendid piece of postal history, the two lire definitives paying four 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). Ex collection Provera, cert. E. Diena (1986) Sassone = € 40'000 / Zanaria & Serra (1985) = Lire 4'000'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF1,800.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1061 image1866: Torino printing 60 c. lilac in a block of six (2 x 3) of the positions 187-189/197-199 of the printing sheet of 200 examples from the lower sheet margin showing plate number '141' in an rectangle (Numero di tavola) on the selvedge below the middle stamp, in vivid colour and normal centering, unused with full original gum. Ex collection Provera Sassone = € 10'000 for a single adhesive with plate number. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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SOLD for CHF250.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1062 image1866 (Sept 22): Fourth rate Envelope from Monteleone to Napoli, bearing 1865 (Jan) 'Ferro di cavallo' 20 on 15 c. sky-blue 'celeste chiaro', Type I in a block of four, a fresh and extremely rare multiple, tied lightly by numeral '109' obliterator with matching fair Monteleone cds alongside. Reverse with Napoli arrival cds of the next day and distribution cachet of Sept 26. Two file folds well away from the multiple, Sassone describes only two other covers with blocks of four of the type I. Ex collection Provera, certs. Sorani (2000), Bottacchi (2001), Colla (2001) Sassone = € 33'750. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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SOLD for CHF1,300.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1063 image1886 (March 1): Triple rate Envelope from Casalpusterlengo to Milano, bearing 10 c. carmine and 50 c. violet with upper sheet margin showing the plate number '2' in a circle on the selvedge, tied by CASALPUSTERLENGO cds's with an information strike alongside. Vertical file fold well away from the stamps and one backflap missing, but an extremely rare usage of a 50 centesimi stamp with numero di tavola. Ex collection Provera, cert. E. Diena (1996) Sassone = € 22'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF460.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM
1064 image1879 (Aug 20): Envelope from Milano to Trieste, bearing 25 c. blue, tied by duplex "MILANO FERROVIA & '181' barred obliterator". Reverse with bilingual "TRIEST TRIESTE" arrival cds of the next day. First known usage of the Umberto definitives, with other denominations not coming into use earlier than end of September 1879. An appealing and most interesting cover ex collection Provera, cert. Bottacchi (2003).rnReference: Described as the first usage in Sassone Francobolli 2021 on page 492. A similar cover to Paris, but despatched four hours later is shown in the Sassone catalogue, volume I on page 162. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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SOLD for CHF220.00
Closing..Jun-05, 11:59 PM

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