Lot 2547Modena, 1852, 15c black on yellow, without period after value, in combination with 1852, 25c black on buff, without period after value (4), both full margins, on folded letter sheet to Milan tied by blue grid handstamps, matching "Modena, 12 Nov, 55" cds, receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice. Sassone No. 3.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2548Modena, 1852, 5c black on green, with period after value, horizontal strip of three, wide margins, canceled by grid handstamps on 1853 folded letter sheet to Livorno, matching "Carrara, 22 Apr" cds alongside, receiving backstamp; some light cover toning, still Very Fine; with 1988 E. Diena certificate. Sassone No. 7.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2549Modena, Newspaper Tax, 1853, 9c black on violet, "B.G." small, wide margins, tied by six bar handstamp on the June 20, 1853 edition of the Gazzetta Ticinese newspaper, Very Fine. Sassone No. 2.
Scott No. PR2 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2550Modena, Newspaper Tax, 1859, 10c black, right sheet margin single with margins huge to just in at top, uncanceled on the June 9, 1859 edition of the Gazzetta DI Bologna newspaper, Very Fine. Sassone No. 5.
Scott No. PR5 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2551Parma, 1852, 25c black on violet, in combination with 1852, 5c black on yellow (1), both with full margins, on 1853 folded letter to Genoa, canceled by faint indistinct town cancel, reverse with red "Genova, 16 Dic, 53" boxed arrival date stamp, Very Fine. Sassone No. 4.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2552Parma, Newspaper Tax, 1857, 9c black on blue, block of 16 with position 1 and 4 of the block showing "Centesimi" varieties (plate position 39 and 42), large margins including right and bottom selvage, just touched top left, o.g., never hinged, some gum tone spots show through, translucent spot, Very Fine and rare multiple; with 2012 Brun certicate. Sassone No. 2.
Scott No. PR2 $13,200 for singles.
Lot 2553 ()Tuscany, 1851, 9cr gray lilac, regummed, margins large to just touching at top, upper right corner repaired with portion of design painted in, Very Fine appearance, a presentable example of this rare mint stamp. Sassone No. 8.
Scott No. 8 $5,275 for no gum.
Lot 2554Italy, 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 $200 - 300.
A WONDERFUL USAGE WITH BOXED STEAMER CANCELLATION FROM LIVORNO TO TUNISIA.
Lot 2555Italy, 1889, Humbert I, 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. Sassone No. 48.
Scott No. 56+52+66 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2556 /oItaly, 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 $4,000 - 6,000.
A single complete sheet of 100 was sold in our 2017 Westpex sale for $1,900 hammer.