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Sale 76: Gems of Philately

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Italian States

Lots 322-327

Lot 322    

Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms 5c orange, hand-made paper, horizontal strip of six, tied by five strikes of "Venezia, 28/3" cds on folded letter to Villafranca, Very Fine; with 2007 Sorani certificate and signed Bolaffi. Sassone No. 1f.
Scott No. 1c    Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

A RARE MULTIPLE FRANKING OF THE 5C ORANGE 1850 ISSUE USED ON COVER.

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Lot 323 ()   

Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms 45c blue, hand-made paper, type i, left sheet margin block of four, large to huge margins all around, bright and fresh, without gum, scissor cut between right pair, Very Fine and rare block. Sassone No. 10 €32,000 ($33,950).
Scott No. 6a; $22,000 as singles    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

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Lot 324    

Naples, 1858 Arms 20g rose lake, o.g., full even margins, strong color, Very Fine; with 2006 E. Diena certificate and signed. Sassone No. 13a €16,000 ($16,980).
Scott No. 6d    $10,500.

A SCARCE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 20G ARMS HIGH VALUE ISSUE.

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Lot 325    

Parma, Newspaper Tax, 1857, 9c black on blue, block of 16 with position 1 and 4 of the block showing "Centesimi" varieties (plate position. 39 and 42), large margins including right and bottom selvage, just touched top left, o.g., never hinged, some gum tone spots show through, translucent spot, Very Fine and rare multiple; with 2012 Brun certicate. Sassone No. 2.
Scott No. PR2    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 326    

Parma, Newspaper Tax, 1857, 9c black on blue, margins large to a bit in at bottom, neatly tied upon arrival by grilled Piacenza handstamp on complete newspaper sent from Milano to Piacenza, Very Fine, an extremely rare usage; with 1991 E. Diena and 1991 Sorani certificates. Sassone No. 2 €22,000 ($23,340).
Scott No. PR2; $12,500    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

AN EXTREMELY RARE NEWSPAPER USE OF THE 9C BLACK ON BLUE 1857 NEWSPAPER ISSUE.

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Lot 327    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, six singles, first, second and fourth stamp from the first printing, others from the second printing, all have traces of previous cancellations, each tied by framed handstamps, matching "Caltagirone" oval and "Il postmark on folded letter sheet to Vizzini, Very Fine; with 1986 E. Diena certificate. Sassone No. 1.
Scott No. 10    Estimate $8,000 - 10,000.

A RARE MULTIPLE FRANKING SHOWING POSTAL FRAUD AT THE POST OFFICE OF CALTAGIRONE.

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