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Italy
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1597 og 11a image1859 Provisional Govt. 15c gray brown (Scott 11a), large margins and full, lightly hinged o.g., Very Fine.
Sassone 14; €600 ($670).
Scott $350. (Image)

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Estimate $100-150
SOLD for $50.00
Will close during Public Auction
1598 O 9 image1854 Victor Emmanuel II 40c rose (Scott 9), a spectacular used example with large margins, fresh color and a beautiful, "socked-on-the-nose" c.d.s. "BIELLA, 18 APR. 54, G.M"—the First Day of issue, Extremely Fine and choice, with a 1972 Dag Ribbing certificate.
Sassone 9; €6,000 ($6,730).
Scott $2,750.


A GREAT RARITY - PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN USED ON THE DAY OF ISSUE. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1599 cover   image1858-60, Two Stampless Pistoia Railroad covers, two folded letters with beautiful strikes of the small blue oval handstamp picturing a Wood-burning Locomotive above the word "Franca", Each with the appropriate blue Pistoia "Strade Ferate" c.d.s., one Pistoia to Firenze (Florence), Nov 27, 1858, the other (without contents) Pistoia to Livorno (Leghorn), Jul 4, 1860, Very Fine and scarce. (Image) (Image2)

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Estimate $150-200
SOLD for $90.00
Will close during Public Auction
1600 cover   image1922-1945, 43 postcards related to Mussolini, these cards run the gamut from his ascension to his death; both pro-Mussolini and anti-Mussolini are present; a few used, est. cat. value €1720 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1601 cover   image1930-1942, 66 patriotic postcards, general, during this period, many patriotic cards were produced; this group comprises the topics of food, agriculture, workers, banks and war bonds, religious with a few miscellaneous; a good view of Italian concerns during this period; most are unused, est. cat. value €2600 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1602 cover   image1930-1942, 70 patriotic postcards, general, military, these all have military-related images, some to avoid discussing military matters in public but most are general praise of Italian valor and fortitude (3 with an ECV of €180 (2010)); a few promote the women's auxiliary; a sample of Italian attitudes to war, est. cat. value €2600 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1603 cover   image1930-1942, 46 postcards, general propaganda, exhibitions, etc., many exhibitions and commemorative days were held during this period, some war-related; a number designed by important graphic artists; one celebrates the Italian occupation of Corfu, franked with #NC4a (inverted overprint), est. cat. value €1600 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $350-500
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1604 cover   image1935-1943, 38 postcards concerning the Italo-German alliance, many of these cards depict both the Italian and German flags or proclaim the alliance between them; there are a number related to the 1938 visit of Hitler to Italy; two have classic German anti-Semitic images; another is a bi-fold promoting the 1935 Saar plebiscite, est. cat. value €1850 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1605 cover   image1938-1943, 12 postcards of the Axis: Italy, Germany and Japan, cards with flags of each country of the Axis are uncommon; some on forces cards, most are used, duplication, est. cat. value €500 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $150-200
SOLD for $350.00
Will close during Public Auction
1606 cover   image1936-1944, approximately 100 postcards, anti-British propaganda, the general theme of this group concerns the results of the the Versailles Treaty and its effects (positive and negative) on the European ecomony; many are in the form of caricatures, a common way to depict an enemy, est. cat. value €4000 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1607 cover   image1936-1943, 57 postcards related to Russia, six cards were produced in Russia and are scarce; the rest (including one from WWI, used) are anti-Russian; a set of 10 was issued by the P.N.F. (see Intro) in honor of the 20th anniversary of the March to Rome graphically depicting Russian atrocities (there are a number of face-duplicates but with, for the most part, different backs); a number are used, a remarkable group, est. cat. value €3000 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1608 cover   image1935-1943, 77 postcards from Fascist organizations, as noted in the Introduction, the most important of the Fascist groups was the P.N.F.; there was a worker's arm (P.N.F. O.N.D.) and a youth branch (G.I.L.), each with their own propaganda cards; all three are well-represented along with a few miscellaneous organizations; note that there are other P.N.F. cards throughout this offering, placed in more appropriate contexts, est. cat. value €2400 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1609 cover   image1930-1942, 11 postcards, Divisions of the MVSN, in the 1920s, a voluntary militia was formed, loyal to Mussolini, separate from the Royal forces; they were organized into Legions, some of which were later separated into CC.NN. (Camicie Nere or Black Shirts) units principally for combat in North Africa; MVSN cards are generally scarce, cat. value €1100 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
1610 cover   image1930-1942, 53 postcards for MVSN militias, the MVSN militias were directly under Mussolini's control and each given a specific task with their own postcards (e.g., anti-aircraft, frontier guards, railroad, etc.); this group is a representative sample, ideal for further expansion; in general these are scarce to rare, cat. value €3400 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1611 cover   image1935-1940, five rare MVSN militia postcards, Mussolini's personal guard (Moschettieri del Duce) two cards (the same), €250 each; University Militia (Milizia Universitaria e Avanguardia), €250, and VI National Militia Ski Competition, €200 (two cards different colors), cat. value €1150 (2010). (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $180.00
Will close during Public Auction
1612 cover   image1935-1943, 47 postcards, CC.NN. (Camicie Nere, Black Shirts) in North Africa, the CC.NN units were divided into seven Divisions, each represented here; there are also a few general CC.NN. cards; minimal duplication, CV €5200 (2010), including one at €330 and another at €200, Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1613 cover   image1936-1937, 44 postcards of CC.NN. units during the War in Spain, 12 cards are for specific units (including one CV €300 and another €220); others from a set of 20 (16 different) plus duplicates, mostly with different backs; this war was practice for WWII; one card from Spanish resistance (aviation-related), CV €2100 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1614 cover   image1939-1943, 11 postcards of the CC.NN. during World War II, cards from this period are scarce to rare and highly sought after, representing a very small group of WWII cards taken as a whole, CV €1320 (2010), Very Fine. (Image) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1615 cover   image1935-1942, 92 postcards of Italy in North Africa, these cards refer to no particular country or Army branch but represent Battalions and Brigades raised from the indigenous population; they are graphically marvelous and, along with those in the following lots of country-specific units, tell a remarkable story, ideal for the specialist in this area and ripe for expansion, est. cat. value €4000 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $800-1,200
SOLD for $2,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1616 cover   image1935-1942, 50 postcards of Italy in North Africa, specific Army branches, postcards for the Alpine branch (4), Air Force (10), Artillery (14), Bersaglierei/Carabinieri (10), Cavalry (2), and Infantry (10) with country not specifed; striking graphics, est. cat. value €2650 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1617 cover   image1935-1942, 66 postcards of Italy in Eritrea, 41 cards specifying Eritrea or Eritrean forces, five from Cyrenaica, the rest are general non-military including eight of nude native women each with an Offices in Eritrea #1 tied on First Day card; mild duplication, a few used, est. cat. value €2900 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1618 cover   image1932-1945, 29 postcards, Italy in Ethiopia, after Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, sanctions were imposed; nine of these cards show the Italian disdain for them; 19 are for specific units; another is used, bearing #N2 ($175 on cover), est. cat. value €1400 (2010) plus used card, Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1619 cover   image1935-1942, 45 racist postcards, Italy in Ethiopia, this group of caricature cards gives a clear sense of the Italian attitude to Ethiopia's Black population, some duplication, est. cat. value €1600 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1620 cover   image1935-1942, 30 postcards, Italy in Libya, scarce group from the Italian campaign in Libya; mild duplication plus eight cards from Tripolitania including two 1912 postcards used within Libya, est. cat. value €1500 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $350-500
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1621 cover   image1941, two postcards, Italy in Libya, scarce stamps, these cards have scarce stamps applied and cancelled but not addressed or mailed, Libya #19, 41, 44, E11a and Tripolitania #C10, C13 and C14, CV on (postally used cover) $1140 (2017), Very Fine to Extremely Fine. (Image)

Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $110.00
Will close during Public Auction
1622 cover   image1935-1942, 34 cards, Italy in Somalia, these cards are mainly from various battalions of the Arabo-Somali forces, working in conjunction with the Italians, including artillery, infantry and engineers; a few are used, including #41 on multi-country franking and #87 (neither mailed), est. cat. value €1600 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $350-500
SOLD for $750.00
Will close during Public Auction
1623 cover   image1935-1943, 24 postcards, Royal Army, for the overall Italian Armata (Army) and various military Districts; mild duplication, some used, est. cat. value €1150 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $475.00
Will close during Public Auction
1624 cover   image1935-1943, 28 postcards, Royal Military Schools, general (non-specialist unit) schools in various cities and locations, including 13 MAK pi 100 cards (see Intro) which always have interesting and unusual graphics, est. cat. value €1200 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1625 cover   image1935-1943, 14 postcards, Italian Army in the Balkans, including an aviation card; a couple are used, these are difficult to find, est. cat. value €600 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1626 cover   image1935-1943, 52 postcards, Royal Army Alpine units, includes several from Alpine schools; a fascinating group, ideal for the military and thematic collector, est. cat. value €2500 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $500-750
SOLD for $850.00
Will close during Public Auction
1627 cover   image1935-1943, 71 postcards, Royal Army Artillery, mostly specific regiments, some motorized (motorizzato) plus few school cards; a lovely group for further expansion, est. cat. value €3000 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1628 cover   image1935-1943, 36 postcards, Royal Artillery: machine gun and tank units, these cards represent special units within the general category of artillery, est. cat. value €1450 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
1629 cover   image1935-1943, 24 postcards, Royal Artillery: motorized units, these units are desgnated "Automobilstico" rather than "Motorizzato" as in the previous lot; some terrific graphics for the thematic collector; a number are used, est. cat. value €1000 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1630 cover   image1935-1943, 60 postcards, Royal Air Force, general, a gorgeous group of aviation postcards with the marvelous graphics one associaties with aviation material, est. cat. value €3000 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $600-800
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction
1631 cover   image1935-1943, 22 postcards, Royal Air Force: anti-aircraft, parachutists, 11 cards in each group, cards from which are scarce and much sought after, est. cat. value €1200 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $140.00
Will close during Public Auction
1632 cover   image1935-1943, 41 postcards, Royal Air Force schools, includes a marvelous and difficult group of 29 MAK pi 100 cards, est. cat. value €2400 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 0.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $400-600
SOLD for $425.00
Will close during Public Auction
1633 cover   image1935-1943, 112 postcards, Royal Air Force series, a number of series of cards depicting the various aspects of the Air Force were produced, most are from Series I, we note a full Series IV with original glassine; the graphics are a thematic collector's delight, est. cat. value €4000 (2010), Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $1,000-1,500
SOLD for $900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1634 cover   image1935-1943, 23 postcards, Royal Air Force: aircraft manufacturers, these commercial cards were made by a number of aircraft manufacturers (Caproni, FIAT, Reggio Emilia and Savoia-Marchetti) and are very difficult to find; a lovely lot, some duplication, est. cat. value €1200 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $250-350
SOLD for $275.00
Will close during Public Auction
1635 cover   image1935-1943, 30 postcards, Royal Bersigliari (Pursuit units), some very lovely bicycle and motorcycle cards; some duplication, est. cat. value €1200 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $300-400
SOLD for $500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1636 cover   image1935-1943, 19 postcards, Royal Army, Carabinieri (Police units), cards show the variety of activites these carabinieri; a scarce group, est. cat. value €950 (2010), Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

Estimate $200-300
SOLD for $325.00
Will close during Public Auction

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