Lot# 7083 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 7083
Croce di S. Andrea 1850: Carta a mano 15 c. dark-vermillion type I plate 2, a single example with all four St. Andrew's Crosses at right of the stamp, fresh colour and good to large margins all round, tied by the very rare mute handstamp of Verona to entire letter to Padova, "VERONA 17/1" (1854) datestamp alongside, reverse with arrival and distribution cds's. A nearly invisible hor. fold through the third Cross is just mentioned for accuracy, this combination of the rare mute cancellation and the largest possible multiple of St. Andrew's Crosses of a first issue definitive is one of the key items of Lombardo - Veneto philately. Only three covers with all four possible Crosses attached to a 15 c. are known to the describer, this being an elusive item for the most advanced collection.rnSigned Alberto Diena, Enzo Diena and Giorgio Colla; cert. Ferchenbauer (2004) Ferchenbauer = LP/Sassone = € 475'000.rnProvenance: Rothschild collection, Hamers New York sale (Dec. 1965); Renato Mondolfo collection, shown at WIPA 1981; collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger.
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Hammer price : not sold
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