Lot 195Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms 5c buff, hand-made paper, in combination with 1850 Arms 10c black, hand-made paper, both full to large margins, on 1850 folded letter sheet to Este, tied by "Venezia, 5/7" cds's, receiving backstamp, Very Fine. Sassone No. 1+2.
Scott No. 1+3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 196Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms 5c yellow, hand-made paper, ample to large margins, brilliant color, neatly tied by "Padova, 11/10" cds on 1853 circular to Mira, receiving backstamp, Very Fine. Sassone No. 1 var.
Scott No. 1b Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 197Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms 15c red, hand-made paper, type II, horizontal strip of three, full well balanced margins, canceled by two strikes of "Rovigo, 7. Apr." straight line postmark on 1852 folded letter to Trieste, red receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice. Sassone No. 5.
Scott No. 4f Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 198Lombardy-Venetia, 1862 Franz Joseph 3s green, type II, horizontal pair, in combination with 1862 Franz Joseph 10s brown on 1863 folded letter to Milano, Italy, all tied by "Mantova, 16/6" cds's, transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a scarce franking. Sassone No. 35+34.
Scott No. 9+14 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 199Lombardy-Venetia, 1862 Franz Joseph 10s brown, large part o.g., strong bold color on bright fresh paper, Fine; with 1990 Raybaudi certificate. Michel No. 13. Sassone No. 34.
Scott No. 14 $13,000.
A VERY RARE MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1862 10S FRANZ JOSEPH ISSUE.
Lot 200Lombardy-Venetia, 1864 Double Eagle 10s blue, perf 9½, in combination with 1865 Double Eagle 2s yellow, perf 9½, horizontal pair on 1866 folded letter sheet to Milano, Italy, all tied by "Padova, 2/5" cds's, receiving backstamp, Very Fine. Sassone No. 44+41.
Scott No. 23+20 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 201 oItalian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 50b black on dull blue, diamond grid cancel, ample to large margins, Very Fine and choice. Sassone No. 10.
Scott No. 10 $1,650.
Lot 202Japan, 1888, New Koban, 10s brown orange, horiz. pair, tied by Kobe Japan cds's on 1899 cover to Switzerland with arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 79 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 203Japan, 1919, First Airmail Flight, 1½s-3s complete, tied on two official picture postcards by Tokyo commemorative postmarks; cards with minor faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. C1-C2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 204Japan, (Offices in China), 1937 Hsinking, Manchukuo to White Plains, N.Y., registered cover with "Department of Imperial Household, Hsinking, Manchou Empire" corner card, with purple "Hsinking, I.N.P.O., 19.3.37" origin cds and endorsed "Via Japan", franked with 1914, 1s orange, vertical pair + 1930, 4s orange, six singles tied by cds's, registry etiquette and receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.