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  • Lot# : 1285 Italy

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    Catalogue# : 74+75
    Greece 1912: Cover franked by Italy 1901 1 c. brown and 2 c. orange-brown in a horizontal pair, cancelled by bold strikes of bilingual 'LERYOS (ILE)' datestamps (May 12) in black with repeated strike alongside (Coles & Walker fig. 74). Philatelic but very rare.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1311 Italy

    1369 (May 21): Doge Andrea Contarini, Vellum manuscript of the 60. Doge of Venice (1367-1369), addressed to a Nobel in 'Terre Istrie', official firm writing of the Palace, "Data i nro ducali palaco, die XXI may ...", without signature. Like all the documents of the Doge, this also shows the typical longitudinal cuts at the upper and lower edges of the parchment. Fine and very early document, illustrated in Vollmeier's Repubblica di Venezia Vol. I on p. 25.rnProvenance: Collection P. Vollmeier.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1317 Italy

    1801 (Nov.6): NO.8 PORT-PAYÉ ARM. D'ITALIE in black on entire lettersheet with printed letterhead LOUIS GUILLIEN COMMISSAIRE DES GUERRES, written in Plaisance (Piacenza), le 15 Brumaire to France.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1318 Italy

    1807 (Aug. 4): P.P. / BORGO / SAN DOMINO in black on headed lettersheet REGIE DES DROITS REUNIS ETATS DE PARME ET PLAISANCE Le Contrôleur Principal des Droits réunis from Borgo to Fiorenzola. A fine and scarce handstamp.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1320 Italy

    1809 (14. Sept.): Deb.de BORGO / SAN-DOMINO in black on reverse of headed lettersheet sent by Le Maire de la Ville de Plaisance with imprinted Coat of Arms of Parma to Fiorenzola. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1321 Italy

    1810 (Aug. 29): Entire letter from Trieste to Rome bearing fine strike  of three line P.P. / TRIESTE / ILLYRIE handstamp in red and taxed '8' in manuscript.
    Starting bid : 80.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 100.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1322 Italy

    1811 (Dec. 22):  Entire lettersheet from MONZA to Parma, showing L.T./MILANO and R.AUME D'ITALIE PAR PLAISANCE in red as well as taxmark '3' in manuscript on front.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 180.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1324 Italy

    1583/1816: Album 45 entire lettersheets, all with full content, incl. 1583 letter from Padova, some with Franco and tax markings in manuscript, embosses mute handstamps, further Mail from Bevagna (1770), Bologna (1764), Montecchio (1727), Fermo (1772) and many more, in generally fine condition.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 320.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1325 Italy

    Departement Conquis 1805/14: Assembly of 28 entire letters showing diff. handstamps, beginning with 85 SAN REMO, 87 TORTONE in red, 103 CEVA and 103 DIANO-MARINE, 104 TURIN on cover to Norimberga, (Nürnberg, Germany), 108 PORT MAURICE, 112 EMPOLI, AREZZO, MODIGLIANO, 113 PIETRA SANTA, PONTE-DERA, PISE (both in red), LIVOURNE, 114 GROSSETO,  SIENE (in red)  up to 117 SPOLETO AND PERUGIA.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1370 Italy

    1850/65: Selection with 128 stamps from various Old Italian States, mainly small values incl. Lombardo-Veneto, Modena. Parma. Stato Pontifico and Toscana, good to mixed condition, in addtition a bunch of covers and cover fronts, housed in one Album.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 450.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1371 Italy

    1863 (Feb 13): Entire letter from Genova to Nizza, franked with 1862 40 c. red-carmine with part margin at top, a fresh and fine example tied by "GENOVA 13 FEB 63 5 S", two diff. PD handstamps and French entry "ITALIE 14 FEVR. 63 MENTON", all in red alongside. The stamp was tied in addition by the Gros chiffre '2656' of Nice, an appealing combined cancellation, an interesting shipmail cover.
    Starting bid : 450.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1372 Italy

    1867/68: Correspondence of 7 pages between De La Rue in London and the Officina Delle Carta Valori in Turin, Italy with letter dated October 7, 1867 headed ‘Italian Inks’, listing ‘25 lbs. Brown ink, same as for Italian Trenta Centesimi Postage / 10 lbs. Brown Ink same as for Due Centesimi / 25 lbs Green ink sam as for 4 Annas Indian Postage / 10 lbs. Maroon Specimen same as One Rupee / 6 gross screws’ with De La Rue 3d. Experimental ‘King of Portugal’ imperforate Essays used to demonstrate the four listed colours and as utilised for the ‘Torino Tiratura’, all despatched by De La Rue per Steamer ’Alexandra’ for Genova with an invoice. Attached to the letter is a De La Rue Die Proof on glazed white card for the 1 Lire 35 c. Stamp Duty ‘Marca Da Bollo’ to indicate the exact shade of maroon ink.rnSecond page with letter from Turin dated March 20, 1868 addressed to Colonel Thos. De La Rue ‘I thank you for the trouble you have taken to write to Russia for the price of the machine….I have sent to Florence the specimen of coloured paper…I enclose you a Specimen of  the engraving that are being made in the Officina for the Tobacco wrapper.’rnThird and fourth page with letter from Turin dated April 23, 1868 to Thos. De La Rue ‘I accept with thankfulness your kind offer to replace with fresh made ink, the supply of last year. In consequence I ordered the whole lot of 15 cans to be packed in one case which has been sent yesterday to Mr. Ratti agent in Turin of the Globe Parcel Express to be forwarded to you by Steamer via Genoa. Some two or three lbs. (pounds) of ink have been taken out of the cans by Mr. Camucci in order to try it. You will find in the same case a small tin box filled with ink from the first supply, which Mr. Camucci finds very good. As we have only one can left of it, it would / be a great service to the Officina if you could send some two or three cans of fresh ink…’ and signed G. Berrati.rnPage from Turin dated April 29, 1868 to Thos. De La Rue ‘The Contract draft is all correct but an article is missing … I have replaced as follows ’10 lbs. Printing ink brown for Affari Esteri’ at the base of the page is part of said stamp together with a further De La Rue 3d. Experimental ‘King of Portugal’ imperforate Essay for the shade to be sent.rnThere follows the complete invoice for the inks ‘60 lbs. Printing ink for the Centesimi Due Postage / 20 lbs. Printing ink for the Centesimi 10 Postage / 60 lbs. Printing ink for the Centesimi 20 Postage / 10 lbs. Printing ink for the Centesimi 60 Postage / 10 lbs. Printing ink Green (Four Annas India Postage) / 10 lbs. Maroon’ together with Drying varnish, 18 oval brushes for gumming, 2000 steel points for the perforating machine, 20 copper plates for the Electrotyping, 4 cast Steel Dies wrought to size, 10 lbs. Printing ink Brown for the Affari Esteri’ with De La Rue 3d. Experimental ‘King of Portugal’ imperforate Essays (6) at base in the colours of the Turin printing 2 c., 10 c., 1867 20 c., 60 c., 1 c. etc., all labelled in margin at base.rnLastly, a further piece of paper dated June 6, 1868 headed ‘Italian Government’ with a further order again with four 3d. Experimental ‘King of Portugal’ imperforate Essays to indicate the colours required by Italy.rnA wonderful group and fascinating insight into the change over from London to the Turin printing and a unique and splendid insight to both De La Rue and their use of the 3d. Experimental ‘King of Portugal’ imperforate Essays with no less than 15 examples within the correspondence.rn Provenance: RL, Basel, 23 Oct 1979, lot 231.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 10,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1373 Italy

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    1919ca: Official proofs of the Italian state printing house for a set of stamps, not issued, unmounted og. Cert. E. Diena (1989).
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1374 Italy

    Postage due 1870 (Jan 1): Entire letter from Constantinople to Livorno via Brindisi, sent unpaid with LLOYD AGENZIE / COSTANTINOPOLI cds of despatch (Tchilinghirian fig. 446), with framed 'Piroscafi / Postali / Italiani' in black and taxed with handstruck '7' and corresponding 1870 Postage Due 30 c. and 40 c. tied on arrival (Jan 8). Some minor imperfections but a scarce entire, the Postage Dues used on eighth day of issue.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1375 Italy

    1870: Entire letter from Constantinople sent unpaid to Livorno, struck with fine French Paquebot CONSTANTINOPLE / P. FR. U. No. 2 octagonal despatch (March 9) struck in blue (Salles fig. 882) and carried on the 'Nil'. The entire landed at Messina with cds verso and charged '9' decimi due in manuscript with corresponding 1870 Postage Due 40 c. and 50 c. applied and tied on arrival. Small imperfections but an unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1376 Italy

    1926: VOLO TRANSPOLARE by Amundsen, Ellsworth and Nobile, seven selected labels with and without gum as there are: one normal label, one with inverted centre, two imperf proofs and a vertical tête-bêche pair showing left hand stamp with inverted centre, in addition a multicolour tourist label.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1377 Italy

    1900/79: Interesting collection several hundred Italian Airmail labels issued for various Air raids, Aircraft expositions and related events, mainly with full original gum never hinged or with hinge remains, inbetween also some cards and Airmail covers bearing postage and labels, an assembly 'hard to put together again' mainly in top condition, housed in two albums and joined by a set of photocopies of the old LANDMANS catalogue.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1378 Italy

    1932: Air raid 'Justice for Hungary - Budapest.-Roma - Maggio 1932', lot three labels, two of them showing Italian surcharge in rosylila (vertical crease) and blue, all full original gum with traces of hinges, in addtition an official card bearing Hungarian postage and one label sent from Budapest via Vienna to Schloss Tromsburg at Weilerfeld bei Retz/Nieder-Österreich, all in good condition Landmans Nos.. 203+204.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 260.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1379 Italy

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    Base Atlantica 1943 (Oct 11): The first set of five values overprinted on four lines in black, fresh and fine unused, large part og. Rare - just 200 sets issued. Cert E. Diena (1982) Sassone = € 7'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1380 Italy

    Base Atlantica 1943 (Oct 11): Second series 10 c. brown, overprinted in five lines, fresh unused examples, one with variety "Overprint Inverted", fine unmounted og. (probably 200 issued), another with "Overprint Double, One Inverted", fine unmounted og., this last signed three times and very rare:  just 60 stamps issued thus Sassone € 670++.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1381 Italy

    Base Atlantica 1943 (Oct 11): Second series, with unused sets (excl. 15 c.), range of pieces with 10 c. in strips of three or four cancelled 'Forze Subacquee' datestamps, 25 c. green with 70 examples mostly in unused multiples, 30 c, brown in unused blocks of four (3, all signed Brun), 30 c. brown in strip on piece, Jan 1944 issue with 25 c., 30 c. and 50 c. in unused blocks etc. Condition varies but a generous array (66) items.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1382 Italy

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    Zona Fiumano Kupa 1942: 50 p. orange, 1 d. green and 1.50 d. red, unissued set overprinted 'Pro Opera Nazionale Maternità Infanzia' in blue, red and violet respectively, all fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A scarce and fine set. Cert. Raybaudi (2003) Sassone = € 3'000.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1383 Italy

    Occupation of Montenegro 1941: Airmail set of eight values overprinted 17-IV-41 XIX, fresh and fine unmounted og., together with 1943 Montagna set of ten values unused, unmounted og., and 1943 Airmail set of six fine unmounted og. Scarce group Sassone = € 1'050.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1384 Italy

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    Istria (Pola) 1945 (June): Set of fifteen overprinted 'Istra' and new values, the complete set in unused blocks of four, fresh and fine, unmounted og. A rare set, especially so in multiples. Cert. Colla (2018) Sassone = € 3'000+.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1385 Italy

    Istria e Litorale sloveno 1943 (Dec 31): Postage Dues, surcharged PORTO and bars in black, Types I and II in se-tenant vertical pairs, the complete set of five from 1 lire to 20 lire, fresh and fine, unmounted og. Rare Sassone € 1'240+.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1388 Italy

    Somalia 1903: 1 a. red-brown used on 1906 cover to Mogadiscio, tied by MERCA. PROTET. ITALIANO / (BENDADIR) squared circle datestamp (March 14) with fine information strike at left and reverse with MOGADISCIO PROTET. ITALIANO / (BENADIR) arrival (March 18). Superb quality.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 120.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1391 Italy

    Trento e Trieste 1919/22: Album page with 1919 complete mint set of 11 values with additional varieties as 5 c. on 5 H. green with missing '5' in a vertical pair, further espressi and complete set of segnatasse to 5 L. unused mint, with additional varieties as shifted or inverted overprints as well as complete set of four values of 9th Italian Philatelic Congress (1922) each tied by special congress cancel (8.6.22) to piece, scarce thus.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1394 Italy

    Trieste Zone B 1948/54: Collection on leaves with May 1948 100 l. red on yellow in unused strip of three, Red Cross with 2 l. on 50 d. brown with overprint double, Aug 1949 set of ten values unused, 1950 Locomotive set of four unused and the perf. and imperf. miniature sheets, 1950 Animals set of eight unused, scarce Oct 1951 Red Cross Flag set unused, 1952 Olympic set unused with 50 d. variety background lines omitted, 1953 Workers set of ten unused, 1953 Esperanto set of two unused, 1954 Animals set of 12 unused etc., one or two covers and varieties, a good lot.
    Starting bid : 500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 650.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1396 Italy

    Anglo-American Occupation of Sicily 1943: Compl. set of nine calues 15 c. orange to 10 l. brown in compl. sheets of 100 with margins still attached, in unmounted og condition. Sassone = € 5'000.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1397 Italy

    1862/1979: Collection several hundred stamps used/unused or in mint condition, incl. full sets as Manzoni, postage dues, Exprès, Posta pneumatica, Airmals with Zeppelin set and two tryptiques of 1933, set Roma-Buenos Aires of 1934, few parcel stamps, plenty of modern commémorative sets etc., mostly in good condition and housed in four Bolaffi albums with cover, in addition few album pages bearing used and unused stamps prepared for Italian Post Offices abroad, all arranged in a box..
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1398 Italy

    1922/82: Dealer's stock several thousand stamps from Italy and San Marino used and mainly in mint condition,  incl. single items, plenty of full sets, part and full sheets, military stamps, thematic selection with sports, flowers, celebrities and many more, housed in eight large stockbooks, in folders and in large envelopes, the whole arranged in seven boxes, a careful inspection in heavily recommended.
    Starting bid : 800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,900.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1399 Italy

    1851/1910: Interesting old time Collection hundreds primarily used stamps in mixed condition, incl. Papal States 1852 50 baj. & 1 scudo, Modena Provisional Government 5 c. unused, Naples 50 gr. unused, Parma, Romagna, Sardinia 1851 40 c. rose, 1853 5 c. green, Sicily 50 gr. used, Tuscany 1851 1 q. black on both papers and Provisional Govt. 80 c. red-brown, Regno 1861 20 gr. yellow, 1879/89 Umberto 30 c. brown and 5 l. green & red, Italian Post Offices abroad, general issues 1874 60 c. violet, 1881 50 c. violet, Albania, Levant, Eritrea und Somalia, also San Marino 1877 30c. brown unused.
    Starting bid : 1,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1400 Italy

    1862/1923: Selection 40 primarily mint stamps in fresh condition, incl. 1863 5 c. grey-olive, 15 c. blue unmounted og., cert A. Diena, 40 c. carmine, 1877 20 c. orange, 1879 paired 20 c. orange and 25 c. blue, pair and single stamp, 30 c. brown (2), 1889 45 c. grey-olive, and 1923 Manzoni 5 l. (2), in addition postage due 1870 60 c. orange & carmine, 2 l. blue & brown unmounted og., cert A. Diena, 5 l. blue & brown (2) and Post Offices abroad 1874 'ESTERO' 10 c. brown-orange in a horizontal pair. A fine group.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1401 Italy

    Polish corps in Italy during WWII - Corpo polacco: a selection of stamps, partially in multitude, souvernir sheets and varieties, in addition a few covers. Sassone = € 55'600 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 2,500.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1402 Italy

    1857/69: Covers (3) in mixed condition incl. Parma 1852 15 c. rose on 1857 cover Piacenza to Milano, Napoli 1858 2 gr. on 1860 cover Male di Gaetta to Napoli, and Stato Pontifico 1868 10 c. orange on invoice of the Papal tobacco administration in Rome.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1403 Italy

    1890/1912c.: Covers/cards (13) with 1895 illustrated Hotel advertising cover from Hotel Tramontano & Hotel Tasso in orrento to England, postcards with squared circle 'Grand Hotel Victoria / Sorrento' (1908), 'Grand Hotel Brufani / Perugia' (1909) and 'Palace Hotel / Milan' private cachets in violet or red, 1890 card to Marseille with fine MASSAUA / MAR ROSSO squared circle, 1912 cover with 25 c. used from 'Tripoli Di Barberia' etc.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1404 Italy

    Trieste 1919/53: Cover lot 18 envelopes and cards, incl. 1919 mixed franking Trento-Trieste on Express delivery envelope to Milan bearing compl. set of eleven to 1 corona in combination with issues of Venezia Giulia and Trentino, further 1946 censored envelope to USA, Triest Zone A First Day usage 'Campidoglio' 300 L. + 500 L. (25.11.50) and 1000 Lire single franking on registered envelope (8.11.52) as well as 1951 (March 27) First Day cover 'Stamps of Tuscany' centenary issue. An interesting group. 
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 200.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1405 Italy

    1900/60c.: Collection of covers/cards (40+) with fine range of Italian Occupation of Libya from 1911 incl. registered cover at 50 c. rate from Tripolitania to USA, 1911 'Posta Da Camp' card and cover, stampless card with large "Nave Ospedale Militare" cachet in violet from Homs, 1912 illustrated envelope from Bengasi taxed on arrival, 1914 cover with contents sent stampless from Cirene and a card from Zuara; Eritrea and fine range of 1950/60's Somalia covers. Condition varies but some fine strikes noted.
    Starting bid : 250.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1406 Italy

    1825/1950c.: The Postal History selection with covers/cards/ephemera (200+ items), with 1840 entire from the Italian Consul in Smyrna with framed cachet disinfected to Egypt and a further fine range of pre-stamp, 1898 much travelled to Ceylon, 1916 Albanian Occupation cover to Switzerland, intresting items from both World Wars, postal stationery (incl. illustrated cards used), incl. Parcel Card, Telegram, Colonial usages from Constantinople, Tripolitania, 1943 registered cover from Cetinje,
    Starting bid : 300.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 1407 Italy

    Autographs 1949/76: Umberto II (1904-1983) King of Italy, Lot 20 original autographs, mainly on New Year greeting cards (11), further type written letter (1952) from his Exile in Cascais, Portugal as well as original photograph of 1950, all signed by the King's own hand Umberto.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 400.00 CHF
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