Lot 664Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms 45c blue, hand-made paper, type III, four margins, tied by Brescia cds on embossed ladies envelope to Vienna with enclosure with hand painted multicolor floral design, Very Fine and attractive. Michel No. 5 X b. Sassone No. 12.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 665Papal/Roman States, 1852, 7b black on blue, horizontal pair, in combination with 1852, 6b black on gray green on 1858 folded letter to Marseille, France, all tied by grid handstamp and "Roma, Dic 11, 58" origin cds, red receiving cds on front; cover file fold, Very Fine, a very scarce combination franking; signed Bolaffi, with 2013 Sismondo certificate. Sassone No. 8+7.
Scott No. 8+7 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 666Papal/Roman States, 1852, 1sc black on rose, o.g., lightly hinged (natural gum bend), four even margins, fresh color, Very Fine and choice, a lovely example of this rare mint stamp; signed Bloch. Sassone No. 11.
Scott No. 11 $4,000.
Lot 667 oPapal/Roman States, 1852, 1sc black on rose, grid cancel, large margins except just shaving ornament tip at bottom, Very Fine. Sassone No. 11.
Scott No. 11 $3,600.
Lot 668Tuscany, 1851, 1cr carmine, horizontal pair, full o.g., clear to large margins all around which is quite uncommon for this issue, rich deep color on strong blued paper, tiny oily stain on left stamp of no consequence, Extremely Fine; with 2004 S. Sismondo certificate. Sassone No. 4b.
Scott No. 4 $22,000 for singles.
AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL GUM MULTIPLE OF THE 1851 ONE CRAZIE LION OF TUSCANY ISSUE.
Lot 669 oTuscany, 1857, 1q black, light unobtrusive cancel, margins mostly large showing portion of adjacent stamp at lower left, to just barely touching at top right, deep color, Very Fine; signed Thier, with 2015 Sismondo certificate. Sassone No. 10.
Scott No. 10 $1,150.
Lot 670 oTuscany, 1857, 1cr carmine, light unobtrusive cancel, clear to huge margins showing significant portion of adjacent stamp at left, rich color, Very Fine; with 2010 A.P.S. certificate. Sassone No. 12.
Scott No. 12 $1,100.
Lot 671 oTuscany, 1859, 9cr gray lilac, light circular date stamp cancel, margins large to clear, strong vibrant color and crisp impression, Very Fine, a handsome example of this very scarce key high value; signed Thier and Richter, with 2015 Sismondo certificate. Sassone No. 16.
Scott No. 16 $7,750.
Lot 672Tuscany, 1860 Provisional Govt. 20c gray blue, in combination with 1860 Provisional Govt. 10c deep brown on 1860 folded letter to Genova, tied by bar handstamps and "Livorno, 12 Mar, 60" origin cds's, manuscript "Vap Postale" (postal steamer) endorsement at top, Very Fine; with 2012 Sismondo certificate. Sassone No. 20b+19.
Scott No. 20b+19 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 673 oTuscany, 1860 Provisional Govt. 80c pale red brown, light 1861 Livorno town cancel, ample to large margins showing portions of adjacent stamps at sides, rich bright color, Very Fine and choice, rarely encountered so nice; with 2015 Sismondo certificate. Sassone No. 22.
Scott No. 22 $1,900.