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  • Lot# : 1327 Modena

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    1852: 5 c. on green with large margins all round, tied by blue bars to entire registered letter with fancy SASSUOLO, UFFIZIO POSTALE IN SASSUOLO, framed PD and RACCOM alongside, all in blue, sent 1856 to Modena with blue arrival cds on front. The letter shows a registration handstamp and the registration number in manuscript, it is however only franked as a non-registered letter, suggesting a combined prepayment with the registration fee paid in cash. A fine and attractive cover. Signed A. Diena. Cert. Colla (2017).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1328 Modena

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    1852: 10 c. black on rose without point after '10', a horizontal gutter pair, good to large margins all round and fresh colour, a fine example in unmounted mint condition showing the normal fold in the gutter. Signed E. A. Diena; cert. Avi (2006) Sassone = € 10'000.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1329 Modena

    1852: 10 c. black on rose, light archive fold, 40 c. black on dark-blue, and 1853 1 l. black on white, good to large margins all round and fresh colours, tied by six barred mute obliterator to 1855 entire letter to Philadelphia with crisp CARRARA (Sept. 30) despatch cds (Mioni type 3) in black, "P.D." in red but also "P.P." in black. Sardinian entry mark VIA DI SARZANA and BOSTON BR. PKT. / OCT 26 / 5 (cents) alongside. Sarzana, Genova and Paris-Calais transit cds's on reverse. The Postal Convention between Sardinia and Modena, effective from 1 March 1855 set a rate of 190 c. for each 7.5 grams for covers to the USA. The PD mark was added erroneously as the addressee had to pay five cents from the port of embarkation. A fine and desirable item, a cover from the same correspondence is shown and described on page 171 of Mentaschi & Mathà - 'Letter mail from and to Old Italian States 1850-1870'. Signed A. Diena Sassone = € 21'000. 
    Starting bid : 3,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1330 Modena

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    1852: 5 c. black on green with point after '5' in a horizontal strip of three showing in the middle stamp the variety: 'E' in 'CENT' turned sideways, position 226 of the sheet, fair to large margins all round and fresh colour, tied by barred obliterator to piece. Signed Bolaffi and Colla; certs. A. Diena (1967), E. Diena (1994) Sassone = € 20'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1331 Modena

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    Usage as newspaper revenue stamps 1852: 5 c. black on green in a vert. pair, a superb multiple in vivid colour and with regular large margins all round, tied by barred obliterator to first page of 'GAZZETTA DI PARMA' newspaper of November 19, 1857. An extremely rare usage of Modena defintives instead of the 'Bollo Gazzette' revenues, Sassone lists only three usages, this item being the fourth and the only with a pair of the 5 c. green. A splendid item for a very advanced collection of Modena or classic Italy. Cert. Sorani (2014), Colla (2015) Sassone = € 75'000 for a 10 c. stamp on journal.
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1332 Modena

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    1852: 10 c. black on rose with point after '10' showing variety: 'N' in 'CENT' turned sideways, position 193 of the sheet, good to large margins all round and fresh colour in mint condition. Signed A. Diena; cert. Avi (2014) Sassone = € 22'000.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1333 Modena

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    1859: Governo Provvisorio 5 c. green, large margins all round and fresh colour in unmounted mint condition. Cert. Colla (2013) Sassone = € 4'800.
    Starting bid : 600.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1334 Modena

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    1859: Governo Provvisorio 20 c. violet showing the very rare variety: missprinted 'ENT' instead of 'CENT' with 'C' nearly invisible, good to large margins all round, tied by illisible datestamp to entire sent to Genova, reverse with arrival cds (19 GEN 60). Signed E. Diena, cert. Colla (2015) Sassone not priced for the three letters known.
    Starting bid : 8,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1335 Modena

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    1859: Governo Provvisorio 20 c. in the rare shade dark violet lilac in a hor pair, primarily with good to large margins all round (touched at base right), tied by "MASSA CARRARA 10 FEB. 60" cds to piece. Signed E. Diena; cert. Colla (2009) Sassone = € 15'000.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1336 Modena

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    1859: Governo Provvisorio 20 c. lilac showing the variety: missprinted 'ECNT' instead of 'CENT', position 63 of the sheet, good to large margins all round, cancelled by framed "P.D.". Cert. E. Diena (2001) Sassone = € 6'000.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1337 Modena

    1852/59:  Collection on album pages with 22 stamps used and unused, incl. 1854 variety 'CNET." on 10 c. rose (Sass. 9h, cert Raybaudi) used, 1853/57 Segnatasse per Giornali with 1859 Newspaper stamp unsued (cert. Raybaudi) as well as 1859 Governo Provvisorio fine and compl. mint set of seven with some signed by Diena Sass.= €  7'500.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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