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Italian States - Sicily - 1859 1gr Ferdinand II

Lots 459-468

Lot 459 o   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g rust brown, plate I (Pos. 22)., large even margins, neat Horseshoe cancel, Extremely Fine; Signed Em. Diena and A. Diena. Scott No. 11.
Sassone No. 3; €1,750 ($2,150)    Estimate $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $110

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Lot 460 o   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1gr intense rust brown, Plate I, state I (Position 93), huge even margins, light horseshoe cancel, intense color, Extremely Fine and choice; Signed Em. Diena, with 1972 A. Diena, 1988 En. Diena and 2014 Vaccari certificates.
Sassone No. 3a; €2,000 ($2,460)    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $160

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Lot 461 o   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1gr intense rust brown, plate I, state I (position. 77), large margins, light horseshoe cancel, bright fresh color, Extremely Fine and choice; Signed A. Diena, with 1968 Bolaffi certificate.
Sassone No. 3a; €2,000 ($2,460)    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $210

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Lot 462 o   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g grayish olive green, plate I, state II (Pos. 22), large even margins, lovely horseshoe cancel, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous example of this rare stamp; signed by Mondolfo, G. Avanzo, Colla, with 2011 Raybaudi certificate.
Sassone No. 3c; €10,000 ($12,300)    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,200

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Lot 463    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g dark olive brown, plate II, NA, o.g., hinge remnant, four nice even margins, fresh color, Very Fine, a lovely example; signed Em. Diena, with 1977 Diena and 2011 Bottacci certificates.
Sassone No. 4a; €6,000 ($7,380)    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Lot 464    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g dark olive brown, plate II, NA, horizontal pair (Position. 63-64) on folded letter dated 20 January (first month of use) from Giarre to Catania; four nice margins tied by one strike of central horseshoe cancel, Very Fine and attractive; signed A Diena.
Sassone No. 4a; €3,600 ($4,430)    Estimate $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $230

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Lot 465    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g olive green, plate III, mint strip of 4 from the left margin of the sheet (Pos. 11-14)., o.g., lightly hinged, clear to large margins, fresh deep color, Very Fine, a scarce multiple; Signed A. Diena, En. Diena et al. Scott No. 12.
Sassone No. 5; €1,800 as singles ($2,210)    Estimate $250 - 350.

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Current Opening Bid: $200

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Lot 466    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g olive green, plate III, o.g., hinge remnants, four margins, fresh color, F.-V.F., a rare stamp; with 2014 R. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 5a; €6,000 ($7,380)    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $400

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Lot 467    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g olive green, plate III, Palermo paper, block of 4, o.g., very lightly hinged, ample to large margins including sheet margin at right (Pos. 59-60, 69-70), Very Fine, ex-Rothschild from the Phillips sale of 20 Oct, 1988; with 1988 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 5d; €9,000 ($11,070)    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $750

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Lot 468    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g olive green, plate III, Palermo paper, horiz. pair, four large margins, tied by horseshoe cancel on cover from Messina (cds of 15 Mar 1860) to Milazzo, Extremely Fine, ex-Seybold; signed A. Bolaffi, Em. Diena, En. Diena and G. Avanzo.
Sassone No. 5d; €2,400 ($2,950)    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $375

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