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Italian States - Sicily - 1859 ½gr Ferdinand II

Lots 444-453 Lots 454-458

Lot 444    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper, o.g., hinge remnant, four large margins with bright color, Extremely Fine; 2002 Raybaudi certificate. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1; €1,200 ($1,480)    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Lot 445    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper, block of 4 with sheet margin at left (position. 21-22, 31-32; retouch 31), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, Extremely Fine and attractive; signed Em. Diena, with 1978 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 1; €9,000 ($11,070)    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 446 /   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper, top margin block of 8 Pos. 7-10, 17-20 (position 19 with retouch), o.g., small hinge remnant at top, 3 stamps never hinged at bottom, light vertical bend affecting positions 9 & 19 (not mentioned on certs.), Extremely Fine, a beautiful multiple, Sassone catalog value for two blocks of four; signed several signatures including Bolaffi, A. Diena, Vaccari & Colla, with 1998 R. Diena, 2001 Colla and 2016 Vaccari certificates. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1; €18,000 ($22,140)    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 447 /   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I on Palermo paper, top right corner margin block of 9 (positions 8-10, 18-20, 28-30; retouched 19), o.g., lightly hinged at top, and bottom block of six never hinged, large margins with vibrant bright color, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone catalog for block and five singles, ex-Rothschild: lot #258 from the Phillips sale of Nov 17, 1992; signed by En. Diena with 1992 certificate. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1; €15,000 ($18,450)    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A STUNNING MULTIPLE FOR THE CONNOISSEUR.

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Lot 448 ()   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, two singles (Pos. 31 & 32, Pos. 31 retouched) and 1859 2gr blue, plate I (Pos. 36; retouch). tied by horseshoe cancels on large part cover front from Trapani to Palermo with red "Trapani, 2 Feb. '60" departure cds and Palermo arrival, front with the outer edges of which have been added and a bit of the Palermo address drawn in at bottom, lovely Very Fine appearance; Signed G. Bolaffi, A. Diena, and Em. Diena. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 449    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½g orange, plate I (Pos. 27) tied in combination with ½gr orange, plate II (Pos. 64) + 2gr blue, plate III on 1860 folded cover from Cefalú to Messina, 9 March 1860, tied by bold horseshoe cancel in most unusual horizontal position to disguise reuse of ½gr stamps as Postal Fraud, adhesives with large margins, 2gr lightly crease by file fold which has been neatly pressed out, Very Fine, Sassone catalog for #2 on cover; with 1955 A. Diena, 1970 Fiecchi, 1970 Sorani and 2011 Mentaschi certificates. Scott No. 10.
Sassone No. 1+2+8; €35,000 ($43,050)    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

A WONDERFUL POSTAL FRAUD WHICH SHOWS A RARE USAGE OF THE ½GR PLATE I IN COMBINATION WITH ½GR PLATE II.

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Lot 450    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr orange, plate I on Napoli paper, Pos. 51, tied by neat horseshoe cancel which obscures the King's face on small fragment, large even margins, Very Fine and attractive; with 1972 Bolaffi certificate.
Sassone No. 1a; €2,100 ($2,580)    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 451    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1859 ½gr orange, plate I on Napoli paper, horizontal pair (position 19-20, position 19 retouched), tied by two neat strikes of Horseshoe cancel on small fragment, large margins with bright fresh color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1987 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 1a; €4,200 ($5,170)    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Lot 452 o   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr light orange yellow, plate I on Napoli paper, vertical pair (positions 41 & 51) with large margins and sheet margin at left, two strikes of neat horseshoe cancel and two line "Messina" postmark, Extremely Fine and choice, Sassone catalog for two singles; with 2004 R. Diena and 2014 Vaccari certificates.
Sassone No. 1aa; €7,000 ($8,610)    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Lot 453    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr light orange yellow, plate I on Napoli paper, large margin horizontal pair tied in combination with 1gr dark green olive, Plate III (nice margins) by three strikes of horseshoe cancels on small folded cover from Palermo to Naples, 1gr additionally tied by Palermo cds, Napoli arrival datestamp in red on reverse, Very Fine, A rare and most attractive small cover; signed A. Diena, with 2007 Colla & Roumet certificates.
Sassone No. 1aa; €36,650 ($45,080)    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

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