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Europe and Colonies continued...

Italian Area continued...
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
141 / 18 imageItalian States: Sicily, 1859, Ferdinand II, 50g dark brown red (Scott 18), a exceptional mint block of 6, positions 23-24/43-44, deep rich color and large margins except just clear at lower left with dividing line visible on all sides and nearly complete on two, Very Fine, signed En. Diena, with 2004 Bolaffi certificate.
Sassone 14; €12,300 as a block and 2 single ($15,010).
Scott $5,850 as hinged singles.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800. (Image)
Suggested Bid $1,200-1,800
Selling for...$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
142 18 imageItalian States: Sicily, 1859, Ferdinand II, 50g dark brown red (Scott 18), large margins all around, including full dividing line on three sides, used with 1g olive brown, plate I, 5g deep rose, plate I & 10g indigo (11a, 14, 16a; Sas. 3, 9, 12b)-see photo for margins, tied by fancy frame cancels on folded address leaf from Messina to Genoa; postmarked straightline "MESA 1859/ 26 SETTE" AND red straightline "PIROSCAPI/ POSTALI/ FRANCESI" with blue sender's oval and manuscript "6" * "18" rate markings; backstamped Genoa, 30 Sep, Very Fine, signed A. Diena, En. Diena, Oliva, and one other, with 1973 & 1984 Diena certificates.
Sassone 14; €220,000 ($268,400).
Scott $115,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

AN ETRAORDINARILY RARE COVER—NOT AMONG THE TWELVE KNOWN 50G COVERS LISTED IN SASSONE'S 2018 ITALIAN STATES CATALOGUE.

A similar franking is recorded on an April 1859 cover from Palermo to Spaccafurno
. (Image)
Suggested Bid $15,000-20,000
Selling for...$7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
143 15 imageItalian States: Tuscany, 1857, 6cr deep blue (Scott 15), vertical pair, three large margins, but is just clear to just touching at left, tied by two of three FIRENZE ribbon c.d.s.s, 24 May 1858, and by framed "PD", on folded address leaf from Florence to Milan, backstamped MILANO, 26 May, Very Fine. A marvelous cover, signed Oliva, with his 1999 certificate.
Sassone 15b; €7,500 ($9,150).
Scott $4,800.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000. (Image)
Suggested Bid $1,500-2,000
Selling for...$750.00
Will close during Public Auction
144 18a imageItalian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 5c olive green (Scott 18a), two 4-margin singles, tied by two of three somewhat blurry strikes FIRENZE c.d.s., 4 Aug 1860, on folded address leaf to Livorno, backstamped the next day'name of addressee neatly inked out, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare franking, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 18a; €1,800 ($2,200).
Scott $1,075.
Estimate $500 - 750. (Image)
Suggested Bid $500-750
Selling for...$250.00
Will close during Public Auction
145 () 20 imageItalian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 20c blue (Scott 20), unused without gum, exceptionally fresh with rich color and margins that are clear virtually all around, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 20; €6,500 ($7,930).
Scott $3,400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image)
Suggested Bid $750-1,000
Selling for...$450.00
Will close during Public Auction
146 20 imageItalian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 20c blue (Scott 20), vertical pair with nice margins (barely touching at lower left due to slight misalignment of the clichés), tied by two of three strikes LIVORNO c.d.s., 29 Sep 1860, on folded address leaf to Messina; handstamped double-lined "P.D."; backstamped Messina 2 Oct, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 20; €3,500 ($4,270).
Scott $2,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image)
Suggested Bid $750-1,000
Selling for...$375.00
Will close during Public Auction
147 o 23 imageItalian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 3L ocher (Scott 23), remarkably fresh with lovely color and a neat "P.D" cancel, large margins at top and right; just in at lower left and left, Fine, signed J. Schlesinger & Sismondo, with the latter's 2017 certificate.
Sassone 23; €220,000 ($268,400).
Scott $125,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

A MOST ATTRACTIVE, COMPLETELY SOUND EXAMPLE OF THIS OF THIS RARE STAMP. (Image)
Suggested Bid $10,000-15,000
Selling for...$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
148   imageItaly, 1906, postage due cover from Germany, 1871, 10c buff & magenta (J6) tied by Naples squared circle, 27 Apr 1906, on German 2pf postal card sent from Charlottenburg on 20 Apr, to Trento, Austria, where a 6h Austrian Postage Due stamp was canceled on 21 Apr; the card was subsequently redirected to Naples, resulting in the nullification of the Austrian Due with a red "Annullato" and the final application of the 10c Italian Postage Due charge. A Very Fine and rare 3-country Postage Due franking, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350. (Image)
Suggested Bid $250-350
Selling for...$130.00
Will close during Public Auction
149 o 21 imageItaly, 1862, Victor Emmanuel II, 80c orange (Scott 21), absolutely perfectly centered (!), canceled FIRENZE c.d.s., 11 Dec 1863, Extremely Fine, . An extraordinary example of this rare used stamp, with 1994 Craffaz certificate.
Sassone 4; €3,750 ($4,580).
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $400 - 600. (Image)
Suggested Bid $400-600
Selling for...$250.00
Will close during Public Auction
150 o 280-289, C35-C39, CE imageItaly, 1932, Garibaldi complete, including the Airs & Air Special Deliveries (Scott 280-289, C35-C39, CE1-CE2), used blocks of 4, various dates between Jul & Sep 1932, Very Fine.
Sassone S 64; €3,200 ($3,900).
Scott $2,477.
Estimate $400 - 600. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $400-600
Selling for...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction
151 J1 imageItaly, Postage Due, 1863, 10c yellow (Scott J1), vertical pair just tied by rectangle of dots and paying the internal Italian rate on folded address leaf from Rome to Foligno, franked with Papal States 2b greenish white (3, Sas. 3Ab) tied by diamond grid cancel with 19 Nov 1866 Rome c.d.s.; backstamped Foligno the next day, Very Fine, signed Avi, A. Bolaffi, Em. Diena, and Mezzadri, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone Seg. 1.
Estimate $300 - 400. (Image)
Suggested Bid $300-400
Selling for...$160.00
Will close during Public Auction
152 J1 imageItaly, Postage Due, 1863, 10c yellow (Scott J1), Very Fine horizontal pair (uncanceled) and paying the internal Italian rate on folded letter from Rome to Orvieto, franked with Papal States 2b greenish white (3, Sas. 3Ab) tied by diamond grid cancel with 21 Aug 1865 Rome c.d.s.; handstamped "2" rate and backstamped Orvieto the next day, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, A. Diena, and L. Raybaudi, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone Seg. 1; €2,000 ($2,440).
Estimate $300 - 400. (Image)
Suggested Bid $300-400
Selling for...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction
153 o J4a imageItaly, Postage Due, 1870, 2c buff & magenta, numeral inverted (Scott J4a), absolutely perfectly centered with a neat partial Rome c.d.s., Extremely Fine, Sassone's value is for "mediocre" centering; "optimal" centering for the normal stamp is 75€—a premium of 650%!
Sassone S 4b; €5,750 ++ ($7,020).
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE ERROR IN EXISTENCE. (Image)
Suggested Bid $1,000-1,500
Selling for...$500.00
Will close during Public Auction
154 J15 imageItaly, Postage Due, 1870, 2L light blue & brown (Scott J15), with 30c (J8; Sas. 7) on folded letter from Callao, Peru to Genoa, franked with 1876 10c green (25) tied by British "C38" numeral; Dues applied and canceled in Genoa on 16 Aug; backstamped Swiss railroad transit c.d.s., 15 Aug; repaired tear at bottom and missing a piece of address line, Fine to Very Fine appearance, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone Seg. 12; €1,200 ($1,460).
Scott $950.
Estimate $250 - 350. (Image)
Suggested Bid $250-350
Selling for...$140.00
Will close during Public Auction
155 J15 imageItaly, Postage Due, 1870, 2L light blue & brown (Scott J15), with 30c & 50c (J8, J10; Sas. 7, 9) on folded letter from Callao, Peru to Genoa, franked with 1868 1d green (14) tied by Callao c.d.s., 14 Nov 1869; Dues applied and canceled in Genoa on 15 Jan 1870 t15 days after issue; British and French transit markings, as well as a "28" due handstamp, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone Seg. 12; €1,200+ ($1,460).
Scott $950+.
Estimate $250 - 350. (Image)
Suggested Bid $250-350
Selling for...$150.00
Will close during Public Auction
156 NC11 imageItalian Occupation of the Ionian Islands, Airmail, 1941, 50L violet brown (Scott NC11), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare stamp.
Scott $2,400 for hinged.
Estimate $500 - 750. (Image)
Suggested Bid $500-750
Selling for...$250.00
Will close during Public Auction
157 C19-38 imageItalian Colonies: Libya, Airmail, 1935-39, complete for the period (Scott C19-38), blocks of 4 of each, plus a second set of blocks of C25-C35, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,497.
Estimate $350 - 500. (Image)
Suggested Bid $350-500
Selling for...$250.00
Will close during Public Auction
Liechtenstein
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
158 / 1a-3a imageLiechtenstein, 1915, Prince Johann II, 5h-25h complete, thin unsurfaced paper (Scott 1a-3a), the 25h in the scarcer dark blue shade, o.g., 25h never hinged, others lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Zumstein 1y-3y.
Scott $2,549.
Estimate $600 - 800. (Image) (Image2)

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Suggested Bid $600-800
Selling for...$300.00
Will close during Public Auction
Monaco
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
159 E   imageMonaco, 2016, W.W.F. Girelle Paon souvenir sheet, small original watercolor paintings of the male and female of the species—as pictured in the top stamps of the sheet—by the co-designer, M.C. Lemayeur; each about 6½" x 3½" and signed by the artist in separate small presentation folders with handwritten inscription (in French), "Very cordially, Bernard Alunni [the other co-designer] - M.C. Lemayeur.
Estimate $750 - 1,000. (Image)
Suggested Bid $750-1,000
Selling for...$375.00
Will close during Public Auction
Netherlands
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
160 1c imageNetherlands, 1852, First Issue, 5c dark blue (Scott 1c), a gorgeous top sheet margin single, incredibly bright and fresh with deep rich color and large margins all around, o.g., Superb. A phenomenal stamp!
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500. (Image)
Suggested Bid $350-500
Selling for...$200.00
Will close during Public Auction

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