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  • Lot# : 7548 Italy

    1863/66: 40 c. carmine and 60 c. lilac, used on cover, from GENOA to HAVANA (Cuba), dated 6th November 1867, tied by black '13' cancel, with Genoa datestamp alongside (6 Nov 1867), also a French transit in red 'ITALIE/5 LANSLEBOURG 5', overstruck by a boxed 'NE2' mark in blue (Northern Europe) appleid on arrival in Havana (Spanish territory), handwritten '0,20' due, on the reverse a Torino datestamp in black (7 Nov 1867) and arrival Havanna in blue the date unclear, small imperfections on cover due to original ink pen strokes, otherwise fine, a scarce 100 cent rate and rare cover sent from Italy to Cuba.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 7566 Italy

    1861: Kingdom, 50 gr. grey blue pair, used on cover front, just clear down the right side and left top with good margins elsewhere, dated by strike of the 'PARTENZA DA NAPOLI' (11 May 1861) to front, sent from NAPLES to MADRID, tied by black datestamp and red French transit of Marseille (16 May 1861), red 'P.P.' alongside, Spanish charge mark '16Rs' in blue and a further '2' handstamp also in blue, endorsed top, and carried by; 'Messageries Imperiales', addressed to; 'Marquis of Alcanices and Balbases, Duke of Algete and Alburquerque', a member of nobility, vertical filing crease well clear of stamps, an incredible front franked with a pair of the 50 gr. the rarest of Naples stamps on cover, extraordinary example. Gi = €320'000. each on full cover.
    Starting bid : 15,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 15,000 CHF

    Lot# : 7567 Italy

    1861: Kingdom, 5 gr. carmine and 20 gr. yellow, used on cover, from NAPLES to MADRID, tied by Naples datestamp (1 June 1861), with red 'P.P.' and blue Spanish charge mark '4R' alongside, also a French transit datestamp for Marseille (4 June 1861), to reverse two Bordeaux transit marks, vertical filing crease not affecting stamps, stain following crease, 5 gr. is cut into in place the 20 gr. very large margins, a scarce franking on cover and especially rare to Spain.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7568 Italy

    1861: Kingdon, 1/2 gr. grey brown, 1 gr. black, and 2 gr. light blue, used on cover front, from NAPLES to CADIZ, tied by Naples datestamp (22 July 1861), with red 'P.P.' and blue Spanish charge mark '4R' alongside, also a French transit datestamp for Marseille (25 July 1861), vertical filing crease not affecting stamps, endorsed 'Circulaire Lithographié', the tri-colour franking of 2 1/2 gr. corresponding to a special rate, a rare and interesting front.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7569 Italy

    1861: Kingdom, 10 cts. yellow brown, 80 cts. yellow (Sardinian stamps) and 20 cts. Indigo (Italian perforated), used on cover front, from CARRARA (Tuscany) to MADRID (Spain), tied by Carrar datestamp (2 Oct 1862), with further strike alongside, also red transit datestamp 'ITALIE/5 LANSLEBOURG 5' (5 oct 1862), a 'P.P.' in black and a blue Spanish charge mark '4R' applied on arrival in Spain, the 80 cts. just touching small part of base otherwise good margins all round, a very fine example of a tri-colour franking from mixed issues, extremely rare and reproduced in Zanaria-Serra 'I Matraise'.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 7572 Italy

    1863/65: 40 c. carmine, used on reduced cover, from MESSINA to FRANCE, misdirected to SPAIN, where an erroneously applied postage due '4.Rs.' mark in blue was struck, later crossed out by hand once error discovered, stamp tied by Messini datestamp (24 Feb 1866) and a further strike alongside, with boxed 'P.D.' in black and red French transit, on reverse the Spanish 'LA JUNQUERA' in blue (2 March 1866) indicating the cover went first to Catalonia, Spain, before being directed to France, horizontal and vertical filing creases centrally not affecting the franking, a most interesting and scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 7573 Italy

    1867: 20 c. light-blue vertical pair, used on cover, from SOVONA to IBIZA (Balearic Islands, Spain), tied by black cancellation, with Savona datestamp alongside (16 Sept 1869), a rectangular 'FRANCOBOLLI/INSUFFICIENTE' struck in black, together with Spanish due marks '14' and 'ITALIA' in blue, to the reverse Le Junquera datestamp in blue (19 Sept 1869), horizontal filing crease through second stamp, some toning to cover and stamps, a scarce example of mail from Italy to the Balearic Islands.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 7574 Italy

    1870: 20 c. light-blue and 30 c. brown, used on cover, from MILAN to TOLOSA (Spain), tied by black '181' cancel, with Milan datestamp in black alongside (13 Sept 1870), also a 'P.D.' mark also in black, to reverse a Consulate of Spain cachet in blue, Torino datestamp (14 Sept 1870) in black and faint arrival dated 19 October 1870, some slight toning around stamp, however a fine example of a 50 c. rate using stamps from different issues going to Spain.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 7681 Italy

    1865/68: Group two covers incl. 1865 Genova to Madrid, correctly franked with VE 60 c. lilac and 1868 Torino to Valladolid, franked in the printed matter rate of 10c. but accepted as the cover was struck in Italy with a "P.D." handstamp.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF
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