Lot 1819Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II ½gr orange, plate II on Napoli paper (Pos. 80), nice four margin example tied by neat Horseshoe cancel on small fragment with 1859 "Messina" straight line postmark, Very Fine and attractive; 1979 En. Diena and 2017 Vaccari certificates.
Sassone No. 2a; €8,500 ($9,470) Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1820Sicily, 1859 Ferdinand II 1g brownish gray olive, plate I, state II (position 80), o.g., wide margins all around, thin, Very Fine appearance, still an attractive and very rare mint original gum example of this scarce shade; with 2018 H. Avi certificate. Scott No. 11 var.
Sassone No. 3e €90,000 ($100,290).
Lot 1821Tuscany, 1851, 6cr slate blue, in combination with 1851, 4cr green tied on piece, Very Fine. Sassone No. 7+6.
Scott No. 7+6; $610 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1822Tuscany, 1860 Provisional Govt. 20c gray blue, in combination with 1860 Provisional Govt. 10c deep brown on 1860 folded letter to Genova, tied by bar handstamps and "Livorno, 12 Mar, 60" origin cds's, manuscript "Vap Postale" (postal steamer) endorsement at top, Very Fine; with 2012 Sismondo certificate. Sassone No. 20b+19.
Scott No. 20b+19 Estimate $200 - 300.