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Lot# 6369 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 6369 Papal state

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    1864: ½ baj. 'violetto grigiastro', a fresh and fine horizontal strip of four from the top left sheet corner, the leftmost stamp with 8 filetti, the three other stamp with 7 filetti, tied by three strikes of circular TOSCANELLA handstamp, an information strike alongside, on entire letter to Viterbo, despatched on February 10, 1862. This letter had already made the same journey on February 7, franked with a 2 baj. 'bianco verdastro' which is now hidden below the multiple and from Viterbo back on February 8 with  the same franking (Sassone 3Aa) on the inner side of the letter. An exceptional franking and a great piece of postal history, sent three times between two neighbouring postal districts, Civitavecchia & Viterbo. Signed Grioni; cert. E. Diena (1983) Sassone = € 6'000 for the multiple + € 7'250 for the otti filetti.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold