Lot 723Italy, 1862, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c Red, vertical pair, tied by clear "Piroscafi Postali Italiana" framed handstamp, matching "Cagliara, 18 Gio 65" cds on 1865 folded letter from Livorno to Tunis, May 18th arrival, Very Fine. Sassone No. 3.
Scott No. 20 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A WONDERFUL USAGE WITH BOXED STEAMER CANCELLATION FROM LIVORNO TO TUNISIA.
Lot 724Italy, 1890, 2c Orange Brown, Bisected, Turin printing, left half used as 1c, tied by "Bardolino 7.10.1890" cds on folded letter to Garda correctly paying the 1c rate, with bisect possibly in attempt to reuse a partially cancelled stamp; cover with some staining at the top right, Fine and rare; with 2002 Colla certificate. Sassone No. T15 var.
Scott No. 25 var. Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
AN ENORMOUSLY RARE BISECT THAT IS NOT LISTED IN SCOTT OR SASSONE.
Lot 725Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 10c Buff, De La Rue Printing, in combination with 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 15c blue + 40c carmine, De La Rue printing on folded letter to Darmstadt, Germany, tied by "Biella, 25 Nov, 64" cds's, appropriate transit and receiving backstamps; some slight cover edge wear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 27+28+31 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 726Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c Carmine, Turin Printing, tied by neat "2240" (Marseilles) diamond of dots cancel on 1866 folded letter from Genova to Marseilles, red French entry cds, Very Fine and attractive, a rare usage of foreign cancel on Italian stamps. Sassone No. T20 €2,200 ($2,330).
Scott No. 31 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 727Italy, 1923, 50c Propaganda Fide, Imperf Between, bottom margin vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, choice centering, slight crease between stamps, otherwise Very Fine. Sassone No. 133h.
Scott No. 145d $1,750.
Lot 728Italy, 1961, 205l Rose Lilac, Presidential Visit, The Rare Withdrawn Error of Design, bottom right corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, fresh and pristine, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful position single; with 2005 Raybaudi certificate.
Scott No. 832a $1,500.
Lot 729Italy, 2004, 45c Venus of Urbina, Missing Value (Black), complete pane of 100, o.g., never hinged, folded in half, Very Fine, an astonishing variety without denomination. Sassone No. 2370Aa €45,000 ($47,740).
Scott No. 2447 var. Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 730 oItaly, Airmail, 1934 Soccer Complete, all with town corner cancels, rich colors, a Very Fine and choice set. Sassone No. S.1513.
Scott No. C62-C65 $1,193.
Lot 731Italy, Postage Due, 1863, 10c Yellow, full o.g., full even margins, radiant color and exceptional freshness, Very Fine and choice, rarely encountered so choice; signed A. Diena. Sassone No. 1.
Scott No. J1 $2,000.
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Lot 732Italy, Postage Dues, 1890-91, 10c-30c Surcharges Complete, o.g., lightly hinged, strong bright colors, very fresh, a Very Fine set, with key value particularly well centered. Sassone No. S.2302.
Scott No. J25-J27 $2,655.