Lot 1823Italy, 2004, 45c Venus of Urbina, Missing Value (Black), 8 complete sheets of 100, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an astonishing variety without denomination. Scott No. 2447 var.
Sassone No. 2370Aa; €360,000 ($401,150) Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
A single complete sheet of 100 was sold in our 2017 Westpex sale for $1,900 hammer.
Lot 1824 oItaly, 1929, Victor Emmanuel III, 1.75L deep brown, perf 13½, light town cancel, rich color, Fine and very scarce, seldom offered; with 2018 A.P.S. certificate. Sassone No. 242.
Scott No. 193a $3,150.
Lot 1825 ()Italy, 1889, 1l brown & yellow, 34 singles, in combination with 1889, 5c green, three singles + 1890, 20c on 50c violet on oversized insured package front to Faenza, all tied by "Milano, 6, 12, 90" cds, insurance etiquette and handstamp; typical small flaws for such, Very Fine for this, a remarkable multiple franking of the 1889 1 lire Humbert I issue; signed A. Diena, with 2012 Brun certificate.
Scott No. 56+52+66 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 1826Italy, Official Book of the Flight of Gen. Italo Balbo and his Italian Air Armada to Century of Progress, Chicago - 1933, 32 page official story book for the International Exposition, with green softbound cover with Italian Arms and Expo cachets on front; minor aging/wear, Very Fine (no photo).
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1827Italian Social Republic, 1944, 5c-50l Portrait issue, G.N.R. overprints complete, Verona Printing, o.g., rich colors, a Very Fine set, very scarce. Michel No. 1-20.
Sassone No. 470-489 €4,300 ($4,790).
Lot 1828 o/Campione d'Italia, 1944 5c-1fr Definitives, set on registered cover with arrival tied by "Campione 12.VI 44" double circle postmark and second cover franked with four lower values tied by Campione 28.6.44 commemorative postmark on cover to Soldier (signed Sorani), Very Fine. SBK SFr 1,270 ($1,280).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1829Italian Occupation of Ljubljana, 1941 50p-50d Airmail issue complete, o.g., lightly hinged, a Very Fine set; high values signed A. Diena.
Scott No. NC1-NC10 $770.
Lot 1830Italian Offices in the Turkish Empire, 1908, 4pi on 1l brown and green, o.g., bright and fresh, Fine.
Scott No. 18 $1,600.
Lot 1831Italian Offices in Constantinople, Postage Due, 1922, 2l blue and magenta, control handstamp, o.g., lightly hinged, rich colors, fresh and Fine, a very scarce high value due issue; signed A. Diena.
Scott No. J5 $1,900.
Lot 1832Italian Colonies, 1934 World Soccer Championship complete, regular and airmail issues, o.g., lightly hinged, all bright and fresh, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 46-50, C29-C35 $662.