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Lot# 599 - 182-185 Auction

  • Lot# : 599 Lombardy-Venetia

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    15 c. bright rose, Handpaper, Type III, a magnificent used example with huge margins all round and showing complete Andrew's Cross / Croce di S. Andrea at base and small portion of adjoining cross at right, neatly cancelled by MILANO 13/9 datestamp in black. Imperceptible dent in the paper on reverse and barest trace of paper loss in margin mentioned for technical accuracy only and of no significance, this being a stamp of both great rarity and beauty. This describer has recorded just three examples of the 15 centesemi with Andrew's Cross used in Milan (two single examples and a vertical pair) of which this is undoubtedly the finest. A wonderful stamp for the philatelic connisseur. Signed Giorgio Colla. Cert. Colla (2000) Sassone = EUR 80'000.
    Provenance: Collection Radetzky-Soldi, Harmers, London (March 2001), lot 103.

    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 11,000 CHF