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Sale 91: The December Sale

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Italian States to Netherlands East Indies

Lots 1420-1429 Lots 1430-1436

Lot 1420    

Naples, 1861 Neapolitan Provinces 20g yellow, in combination with 1861, 1g black + 2g blue + 5g carmine rose on folded letter sheet to Sheffield, England, all tied by neat "Napoli, 10 Ago, 61" cds's, red London entry cds and reverse with Genova transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and choice; with 1989 E. Diena certificate. Scott No. 21+22+23+26.
Sassone No. 19+20b+21+23    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A WONDERFUL AND RARE FOUR COLOR FRANKING BEARING THE 20G YELLOW ISSUE ON COVER TO ENGLAND.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,350

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Lot 1421    

Romagna, 1859, ½b black on straw, diagonal bisect, in se-tenant pair with single nearly separated between, on reverse 1859 locally addressed preprinted notice tied by diamond grid handstamp, front with "Bologna, 3 Dic, 59" cds and "3" rate handstamp, oval official cachet handstamp at top; bisect with light crease, otherwise Very Fine, Scott catalog $16,250 for bisect on cover; with 1984 E. Diena & 2006 Vaccari certificates.
Scott No. 1a-1    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

A VERY RARE BISECT USAGE OF THE 1859 ½ BAJ BLACK ON STRAW ISSUE.

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Lot 1422    

Sardinia, 1858 (Dec. 22) Cover to the United States, cover to Aberdeen Miss. bearing 40c red and 80c orange yellow (Sassone 16Ac, 17), latter four margins, each tied by "Genova, 22 DIC 58" cds, "P.D." handstamp, red French "Sardaigne" (12.25) entry cds, red "Br Service" framed handstamp, red "Boston 'Paid 15' 15 Jan" arrival exchange cds, F.-V.F. and rare franking; with 1985 Asinelli certificate.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1423    

Tuscany, 1858 Cover to the United States, cover to Richmond Va. bearing 9cr gray lilac (9) vertical pair and 1cr carmine (12), repaired, each tied by grid cancel, matching "Ferenze, 12 Aug 1858" origin cds, bold "PD" framed handstamp, red French (7.13) transit cds, red Bordeaux (7.17) transit backstamp, red "New York 'Paid 15' Aug 1" credit exchange cds; some edge wear and partial flap, F.-V.F. and scarce use.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $100

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Lot 1424    

Italy, 1862, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c red, vertical pair, tied by clear "Piroscafi Postali Italiana" framed handstamp, matching "Cagliara, 18 Gio 65" cds on 1865 folded letter from Livorno to Tunis, May 18th arrival, Very Fine. Sassone No. 3.
Scott No. 20    Estimate $500 - 750.

A WONDERFUL USAGE WITH BOXED STEAMER CANCELLATION FROM LIVORNO TO TUNISIA.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1425    

Italy, 1871 Cover to the United States, cover to New York N.Y. bearing 1863-65, 5c slate green, 10c buff, 40c carmine (26, 27, 31) tied by "182" grid cancels and "Naples, 5 AGO 71" cds, red "New York, Paid All, Aug 20" exchange arrival cds; slight soiling, F.-V.F. and colorful three-color franking.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1426    

Italy, 1873 Mourning Cover to the United States, lavender mourning cover to Baltimore Md. bearing 1863-65, 5c slate green, 30c brown (26, 30) and 1867, 20c blue (35), each tied by "251" grid cancels, matching partial "Natante-Colico, 5 Jul 73" cds, "P.D." handstamp, carried on the Maiden Voyage of Inman Line City of Chester from Liverpool Jul. 10th to New York arriving Jul. 20th, partial red "New York, Paid All, Jul 21" exchange arrival cds, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 1427    

Italy, 1874 Cover to the United States, cover to New York N.Y. bearing 1863-65, 5c slate green, 10c buff, 40c carmine (26, 27, 31) tied by grid cancels, matching bold "Palermo, 15 Set 74" cds, red "P.D." framed handstamp, red "New York, Paid All, Oct 2" exchange arrival cds, Very Fine and choice three-color franking.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 1428 o   

Jordan, 1920, 1pi dark blue, silver overprint, perf 15x14, light town cancel, nicely centered, Very Fine, an extremely rare stamp in used condition, unlisted in used condition in both Scott and S.G. catalogs; with 1978 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 5a £2,000 for mint ($2,600).
Scott No. 6    $2,200 for mint.

A REMARKABLE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 1PI SILVER OVERPRINT PERF 15X14 ISSUE - A GREAT JORDAN RARITY.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 1429 o   

Mexico, 1872, Hidalgo imperf, 50c yellow, Campeche, Papel Sellado watermark, cons 5-72, box La Laguna de Terminos cancel, margins ample to just touching, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 84    $850.

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Current Opening Bid: $80

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