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China - Italian Offices in Tientsin

Lots 1611-1619

Lot 1611    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, 1917 Victor Emmanuel III 2¢ on 5c green, surcharge inverted, left stamp in bottom margin horizontal pair with normal, full o.g., Fine and rare; with 2016 Bottacchi certificate. Scott No. 1a, 1.
Sassone No. 1da    €5,000+ ($6,150).

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Lot 1612    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, 1917 Victor Emmanuel III 2¢ on 5c green, double surcharge, o.g., lightly hinged, wide margins and well centered, Very Fine; with 2016 Bottacchi certificate. Scott No. 1b.
Sassone No. 1c    €1,750 ($2,150).

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Lot 1613    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, 1917 Victor Emmanuel III 6¢ on 15c slate, surcharge inverted, left stamp in horizontal pair with normal, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh with deep rich color, Fine; signed Fiecchi, with 2016 Bottacchi certificate. Scott No. 4a, 4 $13,000 for single n.h. variety.
Sassone No. 3b, 3    Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

THE UNIQUE MINT PAIR OF THE 1917 6¢ ON 15C VICTOR EMMANUEL III ISSUE WITH ONE SURCHARGE INVERTED.

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Lot 1614    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, 1917-18 Arms of Savoy 1c brown, inverted overprint & overprint shifted to bottom, two different varieties, o.g., F.-V.F.; with 2016 Bottacchi certificate for inverted overprint. Scott No. 5a, 5 var.
Sassone No. 4a, 4b    €850 ($1,050).

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Lot 1615    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, 1919 Victor Emmanuel III $2 on 5L blue & rose, type III, o.g., lightly hinged, rich bold colors, choice centering for this notoriously off-centered issue, bright and exceptional freshness, Very Fine, undoubtedly one of the finest examples of this rarity, of which only 300 were issued. Scott No. 23a.
Sassone No. 24    €28,000 ($34,440).

AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1919 $2 ON 5L VICTOR EMMANUEL III ISSUE WITH TYPE III SURCHARGE.

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Lot 1616    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, 1921 Victor Emmanuel III $2 on 5L blue & rose, type II, o.g., never hinged, centered into bottom as usual, rich vivid colors, Fine for the issue; with 1962 Oliva and 2016 Bottacchi certificates. Scott No. 23b $30,000.
Sassone No. 25    €24,000 for hinged ($29,520).

ONE OF THE VERY FEW MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1921 $2 ON 5L VICTOR EMMANUEL III WITH TYPE II SURCHARGE.

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Lot 1617    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, 1921 Victor Emmanuel III $2 on 5L blue & rose, type II, o.g., barest trace of hinge, centered to left with perfs just touching frameline, thus being better centered than the very few other examples recorded, strong bright color, F.-V.F. for this, a wonderfully attractive and fine example of this rarity, of which just 300 examples were issued, with most known examples touching or into framelines on two sides; with 1967 A. Diena certificate. Scott No. 23b.
Sassone No. 25    €24,000 ($29,520).

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1921 $2 ON 5L VICTOR EMMANUEL III ISSUE WITH TYPE II SURCHARGE.

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Lot 1618 /   

Italian Offices in Tientsin, Postage Due, 1917, 10c & 30c buff & magenta, double overprints, single of each, o.g., 30c never hinged, 10c lightly hinged, 10c exceptionally centered, Very Fine; each with 2016 Bottacchi certificate. Scott No. J1a, J3a $1,200.
Sassone No. 1a    €1,200 for hinged ($1,480).

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Lot 1619    

Italian Offices in Tientsin, Postage Due, 1919, 4¢ on 10c buff & magenta, double overprint, unissued, o.g., hinge remnant, well centered, bright and fresh, Very Fine; signed Oliva, with 2016 Bottacchi certificate. Scott No. J5 var.
Sassone No. 9a    €1,000 ($1,230).

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