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Lot# 6467 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 6467 Sicily

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    1859: 20 gr. 'grigio ardesia', a corner marginal example from plate position 10 in combination with 2 gr. 'blue' in a horizontal pair from positions 21-22 of plate III, three fine and fresh examples with fair to huge margins all round, all in a deep vivid shade, tied by light strikes of the 'ferro di cavallo' handstamp to cover from Trapani to Pennabilli, Emilia-Romagna, Papal States. Obverse with indistinct despatch cds in red and Palermo transit (Dec 7, 1859) cds in black. Reverse with clear Napoli transit cds (Dec 8) in red. An interesting franking, paying the postage until the Papal border, the receiver had to pay '17' (bajocchi) for the Papal part of the journey. Cert. E. Diena (1984) Sassone = € 13'700.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF