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Lot# : 693 Modena
Lot# : 694 Modena1852: 40 c. black on blue, a superb large margined example used on 1853 entire letter carried at double rate from Reggio via Switzerland to Paris endorsed 'voie d'Huningue', tied by barred obliterator with two line 'Reggio' despatch in black (April 15) with unframed 'Dopo La Partenza' (Too Late) marking also in black. Two line VIA DI / CHIASSO in red and 'Autriche / Beau. Fr. 2 De Bale' entry marking at right in red (April 20) and Paris arrival on reverse where locally redirected. An exceptionally rare single franking in impeccable quality. Cert. Colla (1998) Sassone = € 20'000.
Provenance: Alfred H. Caspary (January, 1957), lot 17; 'Seta', Corinphila sale 108 (December 1998), lot 54.Starting bid : 3,500 CHFHammer price : 6,500 CHF
Lot# : 695 ModenaProvisional Government 1859 (Oct 15): 5 c. emerald green and 40 c. carmine-brown 'carminio brunastro', each with large margins all round, used on registered 1860 piece, neatly tied by 'Reggio' datestamp (Jan 7) in blue. Framed 'Raccomandata' handstamp alongside. Fine and scarce usage. Signed Colla, E. Diena. Cert. Colla (2016) Sassone = € 4'000+.Starting bid : 350 CHFHammer price : 460 CHF
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