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  • Lot# : 1346 Papal state

    1582 (Dec. 28):  GREGORIUS P.P. XIII Vellum manuscript addressed to "Dilectae in Christo filie nobile mulieri Marie Giron Comityssae de Haro los monesterios de napoles" (Napoli), official firm writing with archive note on reverse, closing with: Dats Romae apud sanctum Petrum sub annulo Piscatoris de xxviij Decembris M.d. Lxxxij (1682). Fine and scarce Papal document.rnPope Gregorius XIII (7 January 1502 – 10 April 1585), born Ugo Boncompagni, was Pope of the Catholic Church from 13 May 1572 to his death in 1585. He is best known for commissioning and being the namesake for the Gregorian calendar, which remains the internationally accepted civil calendar to this day.
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1347 Papal state

    1852: 1 b. black on green (2), 2 b. black on white, horizontal pair of 5 b. black on rose, and 6 b. black on grey, two examples cut to shape, fresh and fine four colour franking with good to large margins all round, tied by grill handstamps to 1867 envelope, vert. file fold and tear at top, sent to Lisbon Portugal with ALBANO (May 13) cds and PD at despatch. Oval framed FRANCA of arrival alongside, Roma, Marseille-Paris and Lyon transit cds's on reverse. In spite of imperfections a very scarce and impressive 46 b. rate cover paying the double weight. From 1867 a new rate to the Franco-Spanish border was fixed at 65 c. equal to 13 b. per 7.5 grams.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1348 Papal state

    1852: 2 b. black on green, 4 b. black on yellow (2), and 6 b. black on green (2), tied by grill handstamps to 1859 entire letter to Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands with straight line LORETO, framed "P.P.", French entry “E.-PONT. PONT-DE-B.” (March 22) cds, both in red. Spanish postage due "4 Rs." handstamp alongside, Marseille, Lyon, Cette-Toulouse, Perpignan and La Junquera transit cds's on reverse. A scarce and fine cover. In the Franco-Papal Postal Convention of 1 October 1853 a rate of 22 b. was fixed up to the Franco-Spanish border, the addressee had to pay 4 reales for internal postage. 
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1349 Papal state

    1852: 2 baj. green and 6 b. grey used on 1855 cover to Palma cancelled by straight line 'CENTO' handstamp in blue and by 'X' twice in black witth framed "Stato Pontificio" entry mark in black below. 'Cento' (Romagna) despatch cds in blue (Sept 27) alongside .
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1350 Papal state

    1852: 2 b. black on green in a horizontal pair and 8 b. black on white in a horizontal strip of three, touched at left and at top, fresh colours, tied by grill handstamps to small 1864 envelope to Echuca, Victoria with ROMA (Aug 20) despatch cds alongside. Framed PP, annulled with framed PD and French entry mark E.-PONT. MARSEILLE (Aug 24) in red and Echuca arrival cds (Oct. 14) on reverse. The rate of 28 bajocchi shown here was introduced for each 7.5 gr. on 1 January 1858 but only to the port. Mentaschi & Mathà state in their handbook 'Letter Mail from and to the Old Italian States' that it was possible from 1 April 1862 for covers from France to Australia to pre-pay the postage up to the destination but that this option was not available before 1 September 1866 for covers originating in the Papal States. In contrast, this letter demonstrates the possibility to pay the postage not only to the seaport but also to an inland address, although the sequential use of PP and PD marks reflects the uncertainty of the postal clerks in Rome with regard to this fact. An attractive and intersting cover to a very rare destination.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1351 Papal state

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    1852: 3 b. in the very rare shade dark-leather brown (bruno cuoio chiaro), a fine and fresh example with good margins all round, in mint condition. Certs. Colla (2010), Avi (2015) Sassone = € 20'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1352 Papal state

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    1852: 4 b. in the very rare shade dark-grey brown (bruno grigio chiaro), a fresh example with good margins on three sides, shaved at base, in mint condition. Cert. Fiecchi (1973) Sassone = € 32'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1353 Papal state

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    1852: 4 b. yellow, the top left half of a diagonally bisected stamp, a fresh example with large margins, tied by grill obliterator to reverse of lettersheet, sent in 1858 from Camerino to Bolognola with administrative handstamp on front, taxed at 2 baj., signed A. Diena and A. Bolaffi; cert. Bolaffi (1970), Sassone = € 6'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1354 Papal state

    1852: 5 b. black on rose and 6 b. black on grey (3), all fresh and fine, tied by grill handstamps to small 1867 cover to New York USA, with ROMA (Jan. 28) despatch cds, framed PD, French entry mark in red and "NEW YORK / PAID / FEB 15" cds as well as '3' (cents) in red alongside. A very attractive cover. From 1 September 1866 the rate for letters with French mediation was reduced to 23 b. for each 7.5 grams, three cents were credited to the US postal administration. 
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 550.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1355 Papal state

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    1852: First issue, compl. set of eleven values from ½ b. to 1 s., a fine group with overall good to large margins, 50 baj. and 1 scudo with fair to large margins, cancelled primarily by grill obliterators, the 1 baj. by one-line handstamp, the 7 baj. by datestamp, certs. for the two top values, Sassone = € 11'000.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1356 Papal state

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    1864: 50 b. dark-ultramarin from the so called 'stampa difettosa' printrun, a fine example with good margins on three sides, fair at left, in mint condition. Minute thin on top left, however a desirable example of this extremely rare stamp, signed A. Diena; cert. Raybaudi (1978) Sassone = € 60'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1357 Papal state

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    1868: 3 c. grey-rose in a vert. pair showing variety: imperf. in between, a fine and fresh multiple with good perforation and centering, in mint condition. The only known example of this variety known, a rarity for the advanced collector of the Papal States, cert. Colla (2010) Sassone unpriced, € 50'000 for two normal stamps.rnProvenance: Ferrari collection.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1358 Papal state

    1867: 10 c. orange vermilion and 40 c. lemon yellow used on small 1869 envelope to France tied by lozenge of dots and by blue 'St. Michel' entry marking, Rome cds at left (June 19) and reverse with Bagnieres de Luchon arrival (June 24). A charming cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1408 Papal state

    1920/30ca.: Autograph and original photo dated '31. Gennaio 1920' with dedication on card signed by the Pope' own hand Benedictus PP XV (1914-1922), further similar autograph with original photo on card and dedication, signed by Pope Pius XI (1922-1939). Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF
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