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Lot# : 594 Lombardy-Venetia1850/54: 5 centesimi yellow, 15 c. red (Type III) and 45 c. blue (Type II), all hand-paper used on large part cover to Turin tied by bold strikes of COMO 1/12 datestamps in black. Red 'P.D.' at right and letter crossed in manuscript to denote pre-payment. The adhesives all with large margins all round, the 5 c. with slight scissor cut well away from the design in margin but of great scarcity as a three colour franking and a most attractive cover. Illustrated in Jerger 'Monographie der Frankaturen 1850/67' on page 138. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2004) and Bottachi (2004).
Provenance: Collection Dr. Anton & Elizabeth Jerger, Corinphila sale 140 ,(May 2004), lot 1267.Starting bid : 3,000 CHFHammer price : 3,400 CHF
Lot# : 595 Lombardy-Venetia1850: 15 centesemi orange vermilion, hand-paper, the remarkable horizontal strip of five showing mixed Types 2-1-2-2-2, with margins all round, ample at right and large on three sides, neatly cancelled by PAVIA 24/7 datestamps in black. An exceptionally rare multiple of good rich colour and in wonderful quality. Unique. Illustrated in Sassone specialised catalogue 2013 on page 19. Signed A. Diena. Cert. E. Diena (1985), Raybaudi (1987).
Provenance: Collection Rothschild, Mercury, New York (Oct, 1947), lot 1073.Starting bid : 6,000 CHFHammer price : 12,000 CHF
Lot# : 596 Lombardy-Venetia1850: 15 centesemi bright orange vermilion, hand-paper, a marvellous horizontal used strip of eight on piece with ample to large margins all round, mixed Types I-I-I-2-2-I-I-I, cancelled by four bold strikes of two line 'Cittadella / 29 MAG' datestamp in black. The second stamp in the strip showing the plate flaw: defective 'K' in upper left corner. Minor fault at base between second and third stamps mentioned for complete accuracy, otherwise in exceptional condition in a vivid shade. Unique. Cert. A Diena (1975), E. Diena (1985), Raybaudi (1986).
Note: This strip is illustrated in the Sassone 2013 specialised catalogue on page 19.
Provenance:'Internaba' sale, RL, Basel (June 1974), lot 65.Starting bid : 10,000 CHFHammer price : 18,000 CHF
Lot# : 597 Lombardy-Venetia1850: 15 centesemi orange-red, hand-paper, Type I with large margins on three sides and barely grazed at top used on 1851 registered cover to Padova with 30 c. brown, hand-paper, Type I on reverse, ample to large margins all round; the 15 c. tied by 'Este / 16 MAG' two line datestamp and the 30 c. with framed ESTE handstamps in black. Framed 'Raccomandata' alongside and Padova arrival (17/5) on reverse. File fold well away from the adhesives, a marvellous and most unusual cover showing the usage of two 'Este' handstamps. Signed A. Bolaffi, A. Diena. Cert. G. Bolaffi (1973).
Note: A very similar cover was offered in the Anton Jerger collection.Starting bid : 3,000 CHFHammer price : 3,000 CHF
Lot# : 598 Lombardy-Venetia1850: 15 c. rose, type 2, hand-made paper in horizontal blocks of ten and of four which have been used originally together, reunited with hinge stabilization, regular and good to broad margins all round, cancelled with eight strikes of two line ROVIGO / 4 NOV. The upper stamps of the block of four and the four first stamps of the block of ten are of the first subtype, the other stamps are of the second subtype. A unit of remarkable rarity. Certificates Raffaele Diena (1998) and Colla (2007) Sassone = EUR 27'500 for a block of four.
Provenience: Collection Emil Capellaro.Starting bid : 7,500 CHFHammer price : 7,500 CHF
Lot# : 599 Lombardy-Venetia15 c. bright rose, Handpaper, Type III, a magnificent used example with huge margins all round and showing complete Andrew's Cross / Croce di S. Andrea at base and small portion of adjoining cross at right, neatly cancelled by MILANO 13/9 datestamp in black. Imperceptible dent in the paper on reverse and barest trace of paper loss in margin mentioned for technical accuracy only and of no significance, this being a stamp of both great rarity and beauty. This describer has recorded just three examples of the 15 centesemi with Andrew's Cross used in Milan (two single examples and a vertical pair) of which this is undoubtedly the finest. A wonderful stamp for the philatelic connisseur. Signed Giorgio Colla. Cert. Colla (2000) Sassone = EUR 80'000.
Provenance: Collection Radetzky-Soldi, Harmers, London (March 2001), lot 103.
Starting bid : 7,500 CHFHammer price : 11,000 CHF
Lot# : 600 Lombardy-Venetia1850/54: 10 centesimi black in a horizontal pair, 30 c. brown, 45 c. blue (2) all on Machine paper, used on 1858 second sheet of entire letter from Milano to St. Etienne, France tied by 'Milano' datestamps (13/4) in black. Cover with addressee's name excised and re-written but the rare pair of 10 c. in perfect condition and all stamps fine with 45 c. at left imperceptibly touched. A marvellous three colour franking at triple rate of 1 lire 40 centesimi, reverse with Lyon and St. Etienne cds's (16/4). Cert. Sorani (2007).Starting bid : 3,500 CHFHammer price : 5,000 CHF
Lot# : 601 Lombardy-Venetia1854: 45 c. vivid blue, type 3, machine-made paper in irregular block of six on piece, detached and re-attached with hinges in the original position, cancelled with cds's of Venice. This rare block has good to broad margins all round and a scissor cut between the 2nd and 4th stamp. Signed Emilio Diena; cert. Alberto Diena (1965) Sassone = EUR 30'000 for a block of four.Starting bid : 2,000 CHFHammer price : 2,400 CHF
Lot# : 602 Lombardy-Venetia1859: 5 soldi red, two examples used on small piece, right hand stamp showing "enlarged head" embossing error with the white area spreading 3 mm. to the right giving the impression of a "double head", cancelled lightly in black at Chiari leaving the variety clear. Interesting and most unusual piece. Cert. Colla (2013).Starting bid : 400 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 603 Lombardy-Venetia1854 (Nov 1): Postal Fiscal 5 centesimi green, red brown & black and 10 c. green, red & black, used on 1855 entire letter to Vicenza, each adhesive tied by fine strike of circular dated VERONA 6/7 datestamp in black. Reverse with Vicenza arrival cds of the same day. Usual slight ageing to the adhesives of no importance, file folds well away from the adhesives, a very rare entire. Cert. Sorani (2007).Starting bid : 5,000 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 604 Lombardy-Venetia1850/54: 15 centesimi orange red 'rosso vermiglio', machine paper, used in combination with Postal Fiscal 15 c. grey-black & pale green on 1856 entire letter to Mantova tied by 'Venezia 14/10' datestamps in black. The 15 c. with just clear to ample margins all round and the fiscal with some typical ageing, reverse with Mantova arrival (12/10) in black. Of great rarity in combination on letter and a most attractive entire. Signed Raybaudi. Cert. E. Diena.
Provenance: Collection Emil Capellaro.Starting bid : 6,000 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 605 Lombardy-Venetia1859 (March): Newspaper 1.05 s. grey lilac, a magnificent used block of four with large margins all round, cancelled by centrally strick 'VERONA 5/3 datestamp in black. Some wrinkles as are to be expected and of no significance, of excellent appearance and in superb quality for such a rare multiple. Signed A. Diena. Cert. A. Diena (1953) and Sorani (2004) Sassone = EUR 40'000.Starting bid : 5,000 CHFHammer price : not sold
Lot# : 606 Lombardy-Venetia1850/64: Lot 200 used stamps showing various colour shades and cancellations, in addition five covers, in good to mixed condition, on small stockcards.Starting bid : 300 CHFHammer price : 460 CHF
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