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Italian Colonies lots/accumulations continued...
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
6665 imageItalian Colonies - Eritrea 1893 (April 1): Registered cover from Massaua to Camberwell, London bearing COLONIA ERITREA ovpt. Umberto I definitives 1 c. green-olive (strips of five and three plus pair) and 40 c. brown, tied by "MASSAUA (ERITREA)" cds with clear information strike and registration handstamp alongside. Reverse with oval "REGISTERED S.E.D.C." datestamp and "CAMBERWELL S.E." arrival (April 17) arrival cds. A fine and fresh usage, signed E. Diena Sassone = € 1'900. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6666 imageItalian Colonies - Eritrea 1926 (May 22): Money Transfer Order from Asmara to Milano, bearing 1924 Italian Segnatasse per Vaglia with ERITREA overprint 50 c. violet, this one showing variety: double overprint and 3 l. carmine, tied by "ASMARA VAGLIA B" despatch cds with "MILANO 10 VIA F. CASATI" arrival cds (July 17) alongside. Reverse with boxed "ASMARA TITOLARE" handstamp. A fresh MTF, the only known usage of the 50 centesimi double imprint variety on MTF. Signed A. Diena & Bolaffi; cert. E. Diena (1985).rnReference: Mentioned as the only example on MTF known but unpriced in Sassone catalogue vol. I (2020) on page 998. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6667 imageItalian Colonies - Eritrea 1894/1939c: Group 77 covers sent primarily from Massaua and Asmara with a large variety of rates including printed matter, registration, airmail, mass frankings, including three frankings with the 1933 Sogetti issue 10 l. orange (Sassone = € 5'250). usage of Recapito Autorizzato as definitive; destinations primarily Italy but also cover to British Somaliland, two Shipmail covers with 1901 "PIROSCAFOPOSTALE ITALIONAO" in pink and 1938 mixed Italy - Eritrea franking tied by "LLOYD TRIESTINO - Pfo CONTE VERDE" on cover to Great Britain. In addition two taxed items, a 1950 usage with British occupation Eritrea on Postcard from Asmara as well as unused stamps with 1934 Duca degli Abruzzi set (Sassone = € 500) and 1935 ovpt Express adhesive (Sassone = € 500). (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)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6668 imageItalian Colonies - Eritrea 1901/38c: Group eleven covers/postcards despatched in small post offices such as Saganeiti 1901, Barentu on round Swedish 1914 Christmas picture postcard to the Swedish mission in Cheren, Ghinda, Nefasit, Adigrat, and Assab, five Airmail covers to Asmara, Kassala Sudan and Sirte Tripolitania, interesting rates such as 1936 10 c. five word postcard. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image 5) (Image 6)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6669 imageItalian Colonies - Eritrea 1936/40c: Group 22 covers with stamps of Italian Eritrea used during the occupation of Ethiopia in Addis Abeba, Derra Sina - Scioa, Dessie, Gondar, Auasac, Harar, includes censored items, registration, sent primarily to Italy but also within Ethiopia, to Djibouti, Great Britain and Germany, also 21 covers 1935/37 with Eritrea frankings and Fieldpost cancellations, all directed to Italy. Interesting lot, including four frankings with the 1933 Sogetti issue 10 l. orange (Sassone = € 3'500). (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)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6670 imageItalian Colonies - Oltre Giuba / Jubaland 1926 (April 26): Money Transfer Order from Chisimaio to Milano, bearing 1925 Italian Segnatasse per Vaglia with OLTRE GIUBA overprint 40 c. green, tied by "CHISIMAIO OLTRE GIUBA" despatch cds with matching two-line handstamp and "MILANO (VAGLIA)" arrival (June 2) cds alongside. Reverse with boxed "KISIMAIO OLTRE GIUBA TITOLARE" handstamp. A fresh and rarely seen MTF from such an elusive provenance Sassone = € 900. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6671 imageItalian Colonies - Somalia 1935 (Feb. 23): Envelope from Merca / Merka directed to Praha, Czechoslovakia bearing 1934 Arte Coloniale 20 c. carmine and 50 c. violet in combination with 1932 Pittorica 5 c. brown and 50 c. violet, a fine 'gemelli' franking, tied by clear "MERCA SOMALIA ITALIANA" cds. Correct presentation of the 125 c. rate abroad. Sassone = € 1'083. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6672 imageItalian Colonies - Somalia 1915/37: Group 59 covers / postcards, including 27 covers from Modascio, 14 covers from smaller post offices such as Gabredarre, Gimma, Chismaio, also one cover during the existence of the Oltra Giuba colony, Lechemt, Baidoa, Brava, Bender Cassim, Obbia, rare 1922 Giumbo, and Merca, 13 covers with Somalia adhesives tied by Fieldpost cds's, five 1936/38 usages in Ethiopia proper from Addis Abeba, Giggica Harar & Iavello within the Galla e Sidama province. In addition three unused stamps and a block of four. (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)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
Italian Post abroad
Lot Symbol Lot Description CV or Estimate
1617 imageItalian P.O.'s in China - Peking 1917/18: Vittorio Emanuele II definitives, ovpt. "Pechino", the compl. set of ten values in unmounted og. condition. Cert Cilio (2021) Sassone = € 3'500. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-31, 11:59 PM
1618 imageItalian P.O.'s in China - Tientsin 1917: Vittorio Emanuele II definitive 15 c. grey-black, handstamp ovpt. "TIENTSIN 6 CENTS" in unmounted og. condition. Certs E. Diena (1994), Toselli (1995), Scolari (2006) Sassone = € 11'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4)

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Closing..May-31, 11:59 PM
1619 imageItalian P.O.'s in China - Tientsin 1922 (Oct 30): Registered cover from Tientsin to Atlanta, USA bearing Vittorio Emanuele II definitive 50 c. violet ovpt. "20 CENTS Tientsin" and Espressi "12 CENTS Tientsin" on 30 c. blue & red, both tied by light TIENTSIN despatch cds, matching registration handstamp alongside, reverse with Siracusa transit (Dec 17), Torino transit (Dec 19), Washington DC transit (Jan 2, 1923) and Atlanta GA arrival (Jan 3) cds's. Sassone = € 5'800. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-31, 11:59 PM
1620 imageItalian P.O.'s in China - Tientsin 1919/21: Vittorio Emanuele II definitive 5 l. ultramarine & rose, locally ovpt. "2 Dollari Tientsin" with large 'D', cancelled by an indistinct datestamp. An extremely rare stamp, certs E. Diena (1987), Raybaudi (1989) Sassone = € 30'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..May-31, 11:59 PM
1621 imageItalian P.O.'s in China - Tientsin 1918/19: Vittorio Emanuele II definitive, compl. set of nine values from ½ c. on 1 c. brown to 2 d. on 5 l., also Espressi 12 c. on 30 c. and Segnatasse 1918 8 c., 12 c. & 16 c., all ovpt. TIENTSIN, tied by "R.R. POSTE ITALIANE / TIENTSIN CINA 10.12.21" cds in bluish black on local cover. Cert E. Diena (1987) Sassone = € 35'000. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..May-31, 11:59 PM
1622 imageItalian P.O.'s in China - Tientsin, Postage due 1918: Segnatasse orange & carmine 4 c. on 10 c., 8 c. on 20 c., 12 c. on 30 c. & 16 c. on 40 c., all tied by "R.R. POSTE ITALIANE TIENTSIN - CINA 18. 1 19" cds to pieces. Cert. Cilio (2020) Sassone = € 20'400. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..May-31, 11:59 PM
6649 imageLevante Emissioni generali 1874: Torino-like printing with ESTERO ovpt ., 40 c. rose-carmine in a lower marginal block of six showing plate number '132' in an rectangle on the selvedge (Numero di tavola), a superb fresh an fine multiple from positions 188-190 / 198-200 of the printing sheet of 200 examples in unused condition, with full unmounted og. A gem Sassone unlisted, the underlying Torino printing adhesive = € 23'000 for a used example, unlisted in unused condition. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6650 imageItalian Post in Tunis, Usage of Italian stamps 1868 (Nov 25): Double rate entire letter from Tunisi to Genova, bearing 1863 DLR 10 c. ochre-orange, 30 c. brown and 40 c. rose-carmine, three fresh and fine single adhesives, tied by light '235' numeral obliterator in black with "TUNISI POSTE ITALIANE" cds alongside. Reverse with Cagliari transit and GENOVA arrival (Nov 29) cds's. Light toning, nevertheless a rare and appealing three-colour franking to pay twice 40 c. to Italy. Signed A. Diena, Chiavarello; cert. E. Diena (1984) Zanaria & coworkers 0,80 A = € 3'500.rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Zanaria & coworkers on page 87. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6651 imageItalian Post in Tunis, Usage of Italian stamps 1872 (Jan 31): Triple rate envelope from Tunisi to the consul of the Bey of Tunis in Geneva, Switzerland, bearing 1866 Torino printing 30 c. 'bruno castano' in a horizontal strip of four, tied by light '235' numeral obliterator in black, "TUNISI POSTE ITALIANE" cds and "P.D." handstamp in black alongside. Reverse with Cagliari transit and Swiss ambulant (Feb 4) cds's. A fine and fresh cover, the franking paying correctly three times the 40 c. letter rate to Switzerland, a rare destination from Tunis. Signed Bottacchi; cert. Sorani (1998). (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6652 imageItalian Post in Tunis, Usage of Italian stamps 1877 (Dec 5): Entire letter written in Hebrew from Tunisi to Firenze, bearing 1866 Torino printing 30 c. brown, tied by framed "PIROSCAFI POLTALI ITALIANI" in black, "TUNISI POSTE ITALIANE" cds with inverted month slug and "coi Postali Italiani" handstamp, both in black as well as "P.D." handstamp in blue alongside. Reverse with Cagliari transit cds's and FIRENZE arrival (Dec 8) cd's. Vertical file fold just mentioned for accuracy, an extremely late and exceptional usage of this Italian adhesive, as they were replaced by the ESTERO-ovpt. adhesives already at the beginning of 1874. Presumably the latest usage of an Italian stamp in Tunesia. Signed Sorani.rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Zanaria, Serra & dal Negro - Catalogo strorico-postale dei francobolli in uso negli uffici postali italiani all'estero 1852-1890, on page 20. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6653 imageItalian Post in Tunis, Levante Emissioni generali 1879 June 11): Envelope from Tunisi to Bedigliora, Ticino, bearing ESTERO ovpt. 1874 Torino-like printing 5 c. greyish green and 1878 20 orange, tied by light barred '235' numeral obliterator in black with fair "TUNISI POSTE ITALIANE" cds and "coi Postali Italiani" handstamp alongside. Reverse with Cagliari, Lugano and Curio transit (June 16) cds's. One backflap missing, some toning at right, nevertheless an astonishing cover from North Africa to a small hamlet in Ticino. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM
6654 imageItalian Post in Tunis, Levante Emissioni generali 1881 (Nov 9): Registered envelope from Tunisi to Livorno, bearing a 'Two King' mixed franking of 1878/79 Vittorio Emanuele with ESTERO ovpt 10 c. blue in a horizontal pair and 1881/83 Umberto 50 c. violet, tied by light barred '235' numeral obliterator in black. Front struck in addition by clear "TUNISI POSTE ITALIANE" cds, "coi Postali Italiani" and framed RACCOMANDATO handstamps, reverse with Livorno arrival (Nov 12) cds. Vertical file fold between the adhesives without affecting them, an appealing and interesting franking, signed Emilio Diena. Zanaria & coworkers 0,70 F = € 4'500.rnReference: Displayed and discussed in Zanaria, Serra & dal Negro - Catalogo strorico-postale dei francobolli in uso negli uffici postali italiani all'estero 1852-1890, on page 138. (Image 1) (Image 2)

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Closing..Jun-01, 11:59 PM

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