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Italian States - Sicily - 1859 5gr Ferdinand II

Lots 484-493 Lots 494-503 Lots 504-506

Lot 484    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g rose carmine, plate I (top left corner, position 1), large margins, bright rich color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1986 En. Diena & 2011 Bottacchi certificates. Scott No. 14.
Sassone No. 9; €1,650 ($2,030)    Estimate $150 - 200.

Realized: $325

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Lot 485    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g rose carmine, plate I, horizontal pair (Pos. 46-47 with position 46 retouched), large even margins, o.g., small hinge remnant, Extremely Fine; signed Em. Diena with 1970 A. Diena certificate. Scott No. 14.
Sassone No. 9; €3,300 as singles ($4,060)    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $260

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Lot 486 /   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g rose carmine, plate I, block of four, o.g. two stamps never hinged, four large margins, bright fresh color, Extremely Fine; with 2015 Ghiglione certificate. Scott No. 14.
Sassone No. 9; €8,750 ($10,760)    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $675

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Lot 487 /   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g rose carmine, plate I, block of 12 (Pos. 2-5, 12-15, 22-25), Pos. 5 with retouch, large margins including sheet margin at top, horizontal crease affecting second row, brownish o.g., hinged / never hinged, Very Fine, an impressive exhibition piece, Sassone catalog for two blocks and four singles, ex-Rothschild from the Phillips sale of 20 Oct 1988; with 1988 En. Diena certificate. Scott No. 14.
Sassone No. 9; €24,100 ($29,640)    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Realized: $5,750

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Lot 488 o   

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g rose carmine, plate I, lovely single from the left sheet margin, large margins, bright fresh color, neat horseshoe cancel, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1997 Sorani certificate. Scott No. 14.
Sassone No. 9; €1,300 ($1,600)    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Realized: $850

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Lot 489    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g rose carmine, plate I, horizontal pair (Pos. 58-59), large even margins, tied by two strikes of Horseshoe cancel on 1859 folded cover from Palermo 13.7.1859 to Genoa (sent by surface mail through the Papal States with manuscript "7" (baj.) due, then through Tuscany "Via di Sarzana" with Genoa arrival postmark on the reverse + indication "10" and charge "5" on the front, Extremely Fine; with 1981 En. Diena and 2012 P.Vaccari certificates. Scott No. 14.
Sassone No. 9; €28,000 ($34,440)    Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

VERY RARE AND REALLY LOVELY COMBINATION OF USAGE AND QUALITY.

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Realized: $5,500

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Lot 490    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5gr carmine rose, plate I + 1gr brown olive, plate II, tied in combination on insured folded cover from Messina to Girgente by horseshoe cancels with two line "Messina" postmark and "Assicurata" oval handstamp at right, adhesive four margins showing most of dividing lines, Very Fine; Signed Lamy and Oliva.
Sassone No. 9+4b; €9,000 ($11,070)    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $675

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Lot 491    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g carmine, plate I, block of 4 (Pos. 31-32, 41-42), o.g., lightly hinged, large margins including sheet margin at left, bright fresh color, Extremely Fine and choice, a gorgeous block, Sassone catalog for the rose carmine shade, ex-Rothschild, from the Phillips sale of 20 Nov 1986; with 1986 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 9a; €8,750 ($10,760)    Estimate $750 - 1,000.

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Realized: $2,400

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Lot 492    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g carmine, plate I, tied in combination with 1gr olive green, Pl. III + 2gr very dark blue Pl. III on insured folded cover from Catania 8.6.1859 to Messina, all tied by three neat strikes of horseshoe cancel, adhesives with four margins, however the 1gr & 5gr are close at bottom, Very Fine and a lovely three color franking; with 2016 Colla certificate.
Sassone No. 9a+5a+8a    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

Realized: $1,250

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Lot 493    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 5g carmine, plate I, tied in combination with 2gr bright blue, Plate I (Sass. #6g, Pos. 84 retouched) by single strike of horseshoe cancel on folded cover from Aderno to Catania (2 January 1860), adhesives with large margins except 5gr just touched at right, Very Fine, a very nice franking; with 1985 E. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 9a; €9,000+ ($11,070)    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Realized: $650

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