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Italian States - Sicily - 1859 10gr Ferdinand II

Lots 507-515

Lot 507    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g deep blue, large even margins, deep fresh color, Extremely Fine; signed A. Diena. Scott No. 16.
Sassone No. 12; €1,650 ($2,030)    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lot 508    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g deep blue, block of 6 (Pos. 3-5 and 13-15; position 5 retouched), large margins including sheet margin at top, brownish gum, very lightly hinged, Extremely Fine, a gorgeous block, ex-Rothschild from Phillips 20 Oct 1988 sale; with 1988 En. Diena and 2012 Zanaria certificates. Scott No. 16.
Sassone No. 12; €12,300 as blk & 2 singles ($15,130)    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

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Lot 509    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g deep blue, horizontal pair (Pos. 2-3), close at top left to mostly large margins, tied by horseshoe cancel on insured letter from Messina to S. Agata di Militello with oval "Assicurata" + "Mes.a 24 Nov.e 1859", markings, on reverse is handwritten description of the rate of the time, Very Fine, a very pretty cover; signed A.Diena, Russo, Vaccari with 2015 Vaccari certificate. Scott No. 16.
Sassone No. 12; €22,750 ($27,980)    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 510    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g deep blue ((Pos. 94) tied in combination with 1gr olive green, plate III (Pos. 35), PA + 2 gr blue, plate III (Pos. 4), PA tied on 1859 outer lettersheet from Catania to Rome, 29 August 1859, with Messina transit 2 September and Rome receiver 9 September on reverse; surcharged (by hand) 16 Baj postage due, adhesives with four margins, bottom flap added, Very Fine and scarce three color franking; with 1980 En. Diena certificate. Scott No. 16.
Sassone No. 12+5d+8d; €5,500+ ($6,760)    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 511    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g black indigo, large even margins, neatly tied on fragment by horseshoe cancel, Extremely Fine; with 1972 A. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 12a; €4,500 ($5,540)    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 512    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g indigo, full o.g., large margins, Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine; with 2009 Behr certificate.
Sassone No. 12b; €1,650 ($2,030)    Estimate $100 - 150.

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Lot 513    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g indigo, block of 4 (Pos. 42-43 and 52-53; position 53 retouched), o.g., lightly hinged, large margins to just shaving design at bottom of bottom left stamp, natural vertical wrinkle affecting left pair (not mentioned on certificate), deep fresh color, Very Fine; with 1989 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 12b; €9,000 ($11,070)    Estimate $500 - 750.

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Lot 514    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g indigo, block of 9 (Pos. 1-3, 11-13, 21-23; positions 1, 11, 21, retouched), o.g., lightly hinged, large margins, deep color, fresh & Extremely Fine, a wonderful and rare multiple, ex-Rothschild; with 1988 En. Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 12b; €17,250 as blk & 5 singles ($21,220)    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lot 515    

Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 10g indigo, 1, block of 28 (Pos. 52-58, 62-68, 72-78, 82-88; position 58 retouched), mint with full original (dried) gum, large margins to close at top, incredibly fresh and rich color, small cut between stamps positions 52 and 62, light horizontal crease at top and in the margin between the 3rd and 4th vertical rows, Very Fine, An impressive multiple, Large multiples of the 10gr value are scarce; most of the stamps in this multiple demonstrate a distinct "Ivory Head" effect on the reverse; signed "Asineli, Torino", Raybaudi etc., with 1990 Dr. Enzo Diena certificate.
Sassone No. 12b; €60,600 as 6 blocks & 4 singles ($74,540)    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

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