Lot# 7084 - Auction 234-243
Lot# : 7084
Croce di S. Andrea 1852: Carta a mano 15 c. red type III, 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 "VERONA 22/8" (1854) datestamp to entire letter to Padova, reverse with arrival cds (22/8). A slight hor. fold through the third Cross does not distract from the outmost rarity of this fine and desirable item, only three covers with four Crosses attached to a 15 c. are known to the describer, this item illustrated and described in the Ferchenbauer handbook on p. 362. Signed Alberto Diena, Enzo Diena, Enrico Diena and Giorgio Colla; cert. Ferchenbauer (2004) Ferchenbauer = LP/Sassone = € 475'000.rnProvenance: Renato Mondolfo collection, shown at WIPA 1981; 71. Corinphila sale (1984), lot 8034; collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 50,000 CHF
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