Lot 674Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c carmine, horizontal pair, tied by "19" boxed grid handstamp on printed address cover to Arichat, Nova Scotia, matching "Napoli, Nov 23, 70" origin cds," via Angleterre pr Str via Halifax" routing endorsement at top left, red London transit additionally tying stamps and appropriate transit backstamps; some light cover edge wear, otherwise Very Fine. Sassone No. T20.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 675Italy, 1951, 5l-15l Gymnastic Festival Complete, tied by bold special commemorative "Firenze, 20.5.51" cds's on locally addressed cover, with commemorative cachet and ambulante boxed handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 574-576; $1,725 off cover Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 676Italy, Airmail, 1933 Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight complete, complete sheets of 60 of the 20 different triptychs, o.g., never hinged, both intact with full selvage all around, rich colors, a Very Fine set, a remarkable and rare set of sheets. Sassone No. S.1509 var.
Scott No. C48-C49 $11,500 for single triptychs.
Lot 677 oItaly, Airmail, 1933, 5.25L+19.75L Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight, pristine triptych, this one with "I - Pell" overprint, with favor cancellation, as per certificate, Very Fine and choice; with 2011 P.F. certificate. Sassone No. 51 var.
Scott No. C48 $2,000.
Lot 678 oItaly, Airmail, 1933, 5.25L+44.75L Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight, pristine triptych, this one with "I - Pell" overprint, with favor cancellation, as per certificate, Very Fine and choice; with 2011 P.F. certificate. Sassone No. 52 var.
Scott No. C49 $2,000.
Lot 679Italy, Airmail Official, 1934, 10L Rome-Mogadiscio Flight, o.g., lightly hinged, strong colors, fresh and Very Fine, very scarce. Sassone No. 2.
Scott No. CO2 $875.
Lot 680Italy, Special Delivery, 1922, 60c on 50c dull red, surcharge omitted, top stamp in horizontal pair with normal, o.g., very lightly hinged, strong fresh color, couple gum creases, otherwise Very Fine, a rare omitted variety; with 2008 S. Sismondo certificate. Scott No. E11 var.
Sassone No. 6e €1,300 ($1,430).