Lot 2031Lombardy-Venetia, 1858 Franz Joseph 2s yellow, type I, fine single tied by "Venezia, 22/3" cds on 1859 printed circular to Sorza; small file fold nick in circular at bottom right, F.-V.F., a very scarce single franking usage; signed A. Diena. Sassone No. 23.
Scott No. 7a $2,500.
Lot 2032Modena, 1858 Arms ½g pale lake, two vertical pairs, each with large margins, canceled by "Annuilato" boxed handstamps on folded letter sheet to Napoli, indistinct boxed handstamp on face and reverse with 1858 receiving postmark, F.-V.F., a very scarce multiple usage of the 1858 ½g issue. Sassone No. 1.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2033Modena, 1852, 5c black on green, with period after value, horizontal pair, ample to large margins, in combination with 1852, 10c black on rose, without period after value on 1855 folded letter sheet to Modena, canceled by bar handstamps with matching "Carrara, Mar 12" cds at center, partial receiving backstamp, Very Fine; signed E. Diena and others, with 2002 Dr. H. Avi certificate. Sassone No. 7+2.
Scott No. 6+2 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 2034Papal/Roman States, 1864, 50b black on deep blue, worn impression, town cancels, margins ample to touching at right, bold color, F.-V.F.; signed Calves. Sassone No. 12.
Scott No. 10a $3,250.
Lot 2035Papal/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 2036Parma, 1859 Provisional Govt. 5c blue green, o.g., ample to large margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a choice example of this scarce stamp; signed Bloch. Sassone No. 12 €6,000 ($6,370).
Scott No. 12a $5,400.
Lot 2037Sardinia, 1851 Victor Emmanuel II 5c Gray Black, margins large to in at top, tied by neat squared diamond grid handstamp on locally addressed folded letter, matching "Chambery, 14 Oct, 52" cds, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate. Sassone No. 1 var.
Scott No. 1 $20,500.
A RARE SINGLE FRANKING USAGE OF THE 1851 5C VICTOR EMMANUEL II ISSUE IN SAVOIE.
Lot 2038Sardinia, 1855-63 Victor Emmanuel II 10c Dark Brown, in combination with 1855-63 Victor Emmanuel II 20c Prussian blue + 40c vermilion on folded letter sheet to Catania, each tied by "Genova, 15 Apr, 59" cds, indistinct date stamp alongside, Very Fine, an attractive three-color franking.
Scott No. 11j+12c+13d Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2039Sardinia, 1855-63 Victor Emmanuel II 80c Yellow Ochre, in combination with 1855-63 Victor Emmanuel II 10c grayish brown + 20c indigo + 40¢ light red on cover to Callao, Peru, all tied by "Chiavari, 11Oct, 59" origin cds', red Sardinia cds, reverse with Roma and "Paris A Calais" transit cds'; stamps with light creases except 20c, Very Fine appearance, a scarce usage to Peru; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 14b+11h+12d+13c Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2040Sicily, 1859, 2gr colbalt, horizontal pair, plate 1, positions 83-84, tied by frames and "Assicurata" oval handstamp on 1859 folded letter to Girgenti, "Palermo, 2 Feb, 59" cds; tiny cover tear at top of little consequence, Very Fine; signed A. Diena. Sassone No. 6c.
Scott No. 13e Estimate $300 - 400.