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Catalogue 288: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part IV)
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  • Lot# : 6387 Romagna

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    1859 (Sept): Unpaid manifest for a cattle fair, sent from Bologna to Bazzano, taxed inside with '½' bajoccho due, bearing outside as due ½ baj. 'giallo paglia', a fine and fresh single example with good colour and large even margins all round, tied by Papal-style grill obliterator. A clear straight-line BAZZANO handstamp was struck alongside. A most interesting item showing the usage of the Romagna adhesives as due, signed Emilio Diena; A. Bolaffi; certs. A. Diena (1968), E. Diena (1983) Sassone = € 3'250.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6388 Romagna

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    1859 (Sept): ½ baj. 'giallo paglia', the upper right half of a diagonally bisected stamp attached to a full example, the multiple of 1½ adhesives with large to enormous margins all round with parts of the neighbouring stamp, fresh and fine with good colour, tied by grill obliterator with "BOLOGNA 28 NOV 59" despatch cds alongside, on cover within Bologna. Lightest vertical and horizontal file folds well away from the adhesives, a most attractive and correct franking for a local letter with 0.75 bajocchi reflecting the 3 centesimi rate. An elusive and appealing item, signed Emilio & Albert Diena, G. & A. Bolaffi, Asinelli, Colla; cert. E. Diena (1991), Raybaudi (1991) Sassone = € 35'000.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF

    Lot# : 6389 Romagna

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    1859 (Sept): 1 baj. grey in a fresh and fine horizontal pair with good colour and good to large margins all round, cancelled by grill obliterator on entire letter from Castel Bolognese to Bologna. Reverse with "CASTEL BOLOGNESE 25 NOV 59" despatch cds arrival cds of the next day. An appealing presentation of the 2 bajocchi / 10 centesimi rate within neighbouring postal districts. Signed A. Diena, G. Bolaffi, Fiecchi; cert. E. Diena (1983) Sassone = € 5'000.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 6390 Romagna

    Second day of usage 1859 (Sept): 3 baj. dark green, a fine single adhesive with fresh colour and good to large margins all round, tied by mute grill obliterator, with "FAENZA 2 SET. 59" despatch cds alongside, on cover directed to Rimini. Reverse with arrival cds of the next day. An attractive cover from the second day of this issue in the special rate from the Emilia to the Romagna (between Faenza and Rimini), valid only in the two months of September and October 1859, signed A. Diena, E. Diena, Mondolfo Sassone = € 4'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 6391 Romagna

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    1859 (Sept): 4 baj. 'fulvo', a fine single adhesive with fresh colour and good to large margins all round, tied by mute grill obliterator to cover directed to Livorno. Fair "BOLOGNA 21 GEN. 60" despatch cds alongside, reverse with arrival cds of the next day. Appealing franking paying correctly the rare 4 ba. / 20 c. rate from the Romagna to the Toscana, valid beginning in November 1859, signed E. Diena; cert. Sorani (2003) Sassone = € 1'500.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 6392 Romagna

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    1859 (Sept): 5 baj. violetto and left marginal 1 baj. 'bruno grigio', two fine and fresh adhesives with good to large margins all round, cancelled by mute grill obliterator on  cover from Cesena to Roma. The obverse is struck by straight-line CESENA handstamp, reverse with "ROMA 13 SET. 59" arrival cds. Cover with some toning, not distracting from this attractive and interesting item full of postal history content incl. a usage in the second week of the Romagna issue. Signed A. Diena, Grioni; cert. E. Diena (1983) Sassone = € 18'500.rnNote: The cover was correctly paid for a letter of the second Papal rayon including Roma & Comarca. However the franking with Romagna - definitives was not accepted by the Papal postal authorities as the Romagna was still regarded as being part of the Papal states. Therefore the cover was regarded as unpaid and taxed with '6' bajocchi.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 6393 Romagna

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    Adhesives of the Papal States used in the Romagna, 1852 (Jan): 2 baj. verde oliva in a horizontal strip of three with complete top right sheet corner, fine and fresh with good to large margins all round, cancelled by Papal grill obliterator, "BOLOGNA 15 GIU 59" despatch cds alongside on cover directed to Faenza, arrival cds on reverse. Double rate cover, an exceptional item from this transitory period at the beginning of the provisional government. Signed A. Diena; certs. E. Diena (1991), Colla (1991), Raybaudi (1991).rnNote: Between June 12, 1859, when the provisional government was proclaimed and August 31, 1859, the last day prior to the issuance of the Romagna definitives, adhesives and rates of the Papal States were furtheron in use.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF

    Lot# : 6394 Romagna

    Adhesives of the Papal States used in the Romagna, 1852: 2 baj. 'verde oliva', the upper right half of a diagonally bisected example, fine and fresh, tied by straight-liene ARGENTA (Sassone FE = 4 punti) to reverse of cover directed to Conselice, "LUGO 31 AGO. 59" transit cds on obverse & reverse. An interesting item showing the 1 baj. rate within the same district. Last day of official validity of the Papal adhesives in the Romagna. Signed R. Monfolfo Sassone = € 3'250.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 6395 Romagna

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    First day of usage of Sardinina adhesives in the Romagna, 1860 (Feb 1): Sardinia IV. emission 'azzuro scuro', a fine and fresh example, tied by mute Papal grill obliterator to cover to Trieste, Austria, "FERRARA 1 FEB 60" despatch cds and Austrian '15' (soldi) due mark alongside. Reverse with framed Trieste (Feb 3) arrival datestamp in red. An appealing usage on its first possible day, which is known from Bologna & Ferrara, in this case paying the 20 centesimi rate to the border to Venetia. Signed Hassel, Basel; cert. Raybaudi (1996) Vaccari SR3a = € 9'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF
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