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  • Lot# : 1490 Italy

    Postal connections to the South of Italy 1564/1804: Collection 20 covers, incl. 'SARZANA' on 1806 letter from Bologna to Chiavari, 1756/62 two letters from 'NAPOLI' to Verona, Posta Venezia in Rome seven letters with 1594 (sic!) letter to Padova, 1742 letter from Lecce endorsed 'f(ranc)a p(er) R(oma)' to Venice, 1743 letter from Gallipoli, further 1778/83 two letters to Genova, 1784 letter from the Naples P.O. in Rome to Naples, 1796/97 letters from Venice to Palermo as well as 1804 letter from Bologna to Naples bearing red 'Milan' h.s. and sent via Rom to Naples.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1491 Italy

    1706/1859: Postal History collection 36 entire letters, incl. 1792 letter from Rhodes to the Ambassador of Venice in Constantinople, 1842 disinfected letter from SALONICH via Vienna to Trieste, 1849 letter from Galatz to Genova, 1854 diinfected letter from Constantinople to Denmark, 'Salonico' h.s. in red (1765) and in black (1764) each on cover to Naples, 1706 Captain's letter from Cairo to Livorno, 1713 letter from Constantinople together with 1710 letter from Smirne and 1713 letter from Galata, all to Venice, 'Espurgata al di fuori' in manuscript on reverse of 1788 letter from Corfu with fine strike of oval 'Lettere da Mare Venezia' on front, 'Jonia.' h.s. in black on disinfected 1834 cover from Corfu as well as ten Austrian Lloyd covers with six from and to Corfu and one from Cefalonia to Firenze (1846). A fine and choice offer.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1492 Italy

    1735/1852: Assembly 34 pre-stamp covers from and to Italy, incl. 1835 letter from Bologna to Bastia (Corsica) via Antibes, 'VIA DI NIZZA' on 1846 cover from Bastia  to Reggio Emilia, four covers (1844/47) 'par Huningue' (Basel) via Milano and St. Gotthard, twelve letters sent via Tyrrhenian Sea as 1735 Captain's letter from Civitavecchia to Marseille and 'DE TOSCANA' h.s. on three covers to Marseille, further nine letters sent via the Adriatic Sea with 1785 letter from Corfu via Otranto to Venice, 'POSTA SETTINULARE / CORFU' h.s. in green on disinfected letter to  Venice, in blue on 1809 letter as well in black on 1808 letter, both to Milan. A fine and exceptional group.
    Starting bid : 850 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1493 Italy

    Foreign P.O.'s in Rome 1738/1809: Group of ten covers, incl. Tuscan P.O. with 'P.T.IN R./49' heart cachet on 1794 letter from Firenze to Rome, Posta di Genova 1776/88 two letters from Naples to Marseille and 1766 letter from Palermo to Genova, Napoleonic 'Repubblica Italiana' 1803 letter from Rome to Portogruaro, boxed 'REP.ITALICA / ROMA' h.s.in black on 1805 letter via Milan to Novarra as well as 1808/09 two letters with 'BUREAU FRANCAISE / P.P. ROME' h.s. in black, one with 'ROME / PAR TURIN' in red (faded) to Turin, other with clear strike of 'ROME / PAR GENES' in black to Genova.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1494 Italy

    1757 (16. Dec.): Mourning letter from Maximilian III Joseph of Bavaria (1727-1777) with paper covered seal, dated 'Monarchij 16 Xbris A(nno) 1757 / Regiae Maiestatis vrae' in Munich addressed to Carlo III (1716-1788) King of Naples and Sicily in Naples showing red 'GERMANIA' entry mark and manuscript '4' on front (water stains on right hand side of lettersheet just to be mentioned, nevertheless a rare Kings Mourning-Letter), further another cover with red 'MESSINA' h.s. on 1789 entire letter from Syracus to Naples.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 1495 Italy

    Postal Connection to France 'Via di Lione' 1797/1808: Group of nine letters, incl. 'TOSCANNE' h.s. on 1797 letter from Civitavecchia, 'B.I.MILAN' h.s. on 1803 letter to Verdun, transitmarks 'R.AUME D'ITALIE / PAR / CHAMBÉRY in black and 'L.I.MILANO' in red on 1808 letter to letter Giez via Mont Cenis, 'ETRURIE' h.s. on 1805 letter to Genova, 'ETRURIE ET LUQUES / PAR GENES' on 1808 letter to Lyon, 'R.L./F.co' oval h.s. on 1803 letter from Genova to San Remo, 'PORT PAYÉ / POSTE FRANCAISE / A NAPLES' on 1806 letter to Lyon as well as 'NAPLES / PAR GENES'  on 1807 letter to Genova. Fine.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1496 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1850: Carta a mano 10 c. black type Ib showing retouched CENTES (Ferchenbauer type 15), a fine and fresh example with large even margins all round, cancelled by part strike of two-line "S. PIETRO INCARIANO 23 O..." datestamp. A most appealing stamp with the cancellation leaving the rare variety well visible, cert. Ferchenbauer (2022) Sassone 2h = 4'250 / Ferchenbauer = € 1'500.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1497 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1850: Envelope from Vestone to Desenzano, bearing Carta a mano 15 c. red-vermillion type I plate I from the first print run 'prima tiratura', a fine example with fresh colour and good to large margins all round, tied by light "VESTONE / 19. GIU" (1850) two-line datestamp in red (Sassone R4 = € 90'000 / Müller 266a = 750 points). A keypiece of the postmarks of Lombardy, of utmost rarity on cover, Enzo Diena notes of only another cover known, this one used in the last month known. Certs. E. Diena (1997), Ferchenbauer (1997).
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1498 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1850: Carta a mano 15 c. 'rosso vermiglio intenso' type IIa, plate 2 in a horizontal pair, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins (fold in the margin between the stamps), cancelled by framed "MILANO 19 - 3" datestamp. An appealing pair, opinion E. Diena (1977); cert. Ferchenbauer (2022) Ferchenbauer = € 4'250+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1499 Lombardy-Venetia

    1850: 15 c. red type III in a vert. pair showing the horizontal shift of both stamps against each other, fresh and fine, fair to large margins all round, tied by framed "MILANO : 27-11:52" in black to cover to San Pellegrino. A brilliant multiple with a rarely seen shift of the stamps, signed E. Diena and Sottoriva.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1500 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1850: Envelope from Padova to Trieste, bearing Carta a mano 45 c. blue type III, a fine example with fresh colour and good to large to huge margins all round with an enormous upper right corner margin (15 x 9 mm) and parts of the neighbouring stamp at base, cancelled by clear "PADOVA 6 / 5" (1856) cds. A beauty, signed A. Diena, Raybaudi & Ferchenbauer. Cert.Zanaria (2019), Manzoni (2022 )Ferchenbauer unlisted on cover
    Starting bid : 4,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1501 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1854: Ricevuto di Ritorno from Bassano to Venezia, bearing on reverse Carta a macchina 15 c. red type III, a fine example with fresh colour and good to large margins all round, tied by clear framed BASSANO handstamp with handwritten date "25 9bre" (1854) (Sassone R4 = € 90'000 / Müller 25ca = 500 points), front with additional strike of framed BASSANO and VENEZIA in red. An appealing item of utmost rarity. Signed E. Diena & Colla; certs. Ferchenbauer (2003), Bottacchi (2003).rnrnProvenienz: Collection Dr. Anton & Elisabeth Jerger, Corinphila sale 138 (Nov 2003), lot 1430.
    Starting bid : 7,500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1502 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1854: Carta a macchina 30 c. 'bruno rossicio' type III, a fine and fresh large top left corner marginal example (5-5.5 - 16.6 mm) with good to large margins at base and right, cancelled by "PADOVA 2 / 12 .." cds, on piece. A rare stamp with these enormous corner margins, cert. Ferchenbauer (2021) Ferchenbauer = LP.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1503 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1854: Carta a macchina 45 c. blue type III with fair to large margins in combination with 1858 5 so. red type I, a fine example with good perforation, tied by bold "BERGAMO 17 / 12" cds to piece. A very rare combination franking of the first and second issue of Lombardo-Veneto, possible only in the two last months of 1858, signed Matl; cert. Ferchenbauer (1992) Sassone & Ferchenbauer listed but unpriced on piece.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1504 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1857/58: Falsi d'epoca, Imitazioni di Milano 15 c. red-vermillion, a fine and fresh example with large even margins all round, tied by "MILANO 20 / 12" (1857) cds to entire letter (signs of humidity), directed to Gandino, reverse with arrival cds of the next day. A rare usage of this sought after forgery made to defraud the postal administration, cert. Goller (2019) Sassone = € 12'500 / Ferchenbauer = € 7'500.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 1505 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1858: 3 s. black (2, left stamp with wrinkle, stamp right with missing tooth at upper right corner) and 10 s. deep brown, all in type I, three fresh and well perforated adhesives, tied by "CREMONA 17 / 4" (1859) cds to entire lettere to Jesi, Papal States, reverse with ANCONA transit (April 20) cds. A most appealing entire. Cert. Ferchenbauer (2020) Ferchenbauer = € 2'500
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 1506 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1858: Cover from Bollate to Como, bearing 5 so. red type II, a fine example with good perforation and some patina, tied by clear "BOLLATE 14 / 4" (1859) cds (Sassone R2 = € 37'500 / Müller 34a = 200 points), reverse with arrival cds of the following day. A very rare cancellation. Signed Fiecchi; certs. Ferchenbauer (1997), E. Diena (1997).
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
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    Lot# : 1507 Lombardy-Venetia

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    1863: Arms 15 so. brown perf. 14, a fine and fresh example with good embossing and perforation (minute thin at top on reverse), an unused example with nearly full original gum. An attractive example, certs. A. Diena (1960), Ferchenbauer (2020) Sassone = € 22'000 / Ferchenbauer = € 2'750.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1508 Lombardy-Venetia

    1850/54: Most interesting specialised collection, collected with interest in shades, types, plates, papers and cancellations, with study of offsets, usages of Austrian stamps in Lombardo-Veneto and vice versa, printing flaws, forgeries marked as such, contemporary forgery from Milano 15 c. type 2, stamps with spacers, ribbed paper, marginal examples, paper folds, multiples such as a strip of four and strips of three of 15 c. red (6), also unused examples of 15 c., 30 c. and 45 c., wide setting of 45 centesimi, few pieces incl. a three-colour franking, covers and on receipts. An impressive work, from the collection of Keith Tranmer.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1509 Lombardy-Venetia

    1850/64: Interesting Collection with cancellation interest, hundreds of used adhesives, pieces and covers primarily from the 1850/54 issue, incl. 1854 entire bearing strip of three 5 c. orange tied in Cremona, 1850 cover bearing 10 c. black tied in Brescia, 1850 cover with patriotic franking 5 c. & 10 c. tied in Mirano, 1851 cover bearing 30 c. brown tied by mute Milano handstamp, selection eight stamps / pieces with mute marks from Verona, Venezia and Milano, encircled 'V.' from Venezia on two stamps and cover, 1854 Milano cover with mixed type pair franking IIB-IIIa, 1853 late plate I usage on Milano cover, 1864 Venice to Campobasso three-colour franking, further on a large selection with clear cancellations such as prephilatelic Milano datestamp, oval "PIEVE DI SOLIGO" datestamp, ex collection Keith Tranmer.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 1510 Lombardy-Venetia

    1800/1862: Lombardo-Venetia and Italy accumulation of approximately 220 prephilatelic and stampless letters including many with very clear cachets including "CODROIPO", "CIVIDALE", "SPILIMBERGO", "MONTAGNANA", "TOLMEZZO" and many others, some with interesting rate marks and distribution cachets.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1511 Modena

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    1852: 5 c. black on green, a fine four margined example with E sideways "CШNT" variety used on 1854 cover to Cavallana with 10 c. black on pink tied by "Fivizzano" datestamp (Jan 10) in black. Reverse with arrival of the following day. Rare variety on letter and a most attractive cover. Signed P. Vaccari. Cert. Dr. Avi (2005) Sassone = € 50'000+.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1512 Modena

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    Governo Provvisorio 1859: Stemma di Savoia 15 c. brown, a fine and fresh example with large to huge margins all round, in unused condition with full original gum. Cert. Raybaudi (1998) Sassone = € 3'750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1513 Naples

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    Luogotenenza 1860: Croce di Savoia ½ tornese blue, fair to good margins, tied by framed straight-line ANNULATO handstamp in black and indistinct datestamp in red, on newspaper 'IL PAESE' dated 'Napoli December 8, 1860', Messina arrival datestamp alongside. A sought after stamp, cert. RPS (1944) Sassone = € 22'750.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 1514 Naples

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    Province Napoletane 1861: 1 gr. black in a horizontal pair, the left stamp without embossed Head of the King - senza effigie, a fine and fresh pair with even margins all round, in unsed condition. An superb multiple, certs. Raybaudi (1998), Tosinelli (2013) Sassone = € 5'000.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 1515 Naples

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    Province Napoletane 1861: 20 gr. yellow and 50 gr. grey, two examples with good to large margins all round (both with light horizontal file fold, the 20 gr. with add. corner fold), tied by "PARTENZA DI NAPOLI 27 MAR 1861" despatch cds in black to small piece, the 20 grana adhesive in addition by partial strike of French MARSEILLE entry cds in blue. Signed Asinelli; cert. Raybaudi (1992) Sassone = € 28'500.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1516 Papal state

    Pope Martin V Pope Martin V, Birth name Oddone Colonna (1368-1431) Ruler of the Papal States from 11 November 1417 to his death in 1431. A very fine manuscript Papal Bull one page parchment (490x260 mm) in 'scrittura bollatica' Latin, dated '8 Ottobre 1424' with complete lead seal attached. Minor ink fading in heading, all in all in very good condition. A Papal Bull, named for the “bulla” or lead seal originally appended to it, is a particular type of important communication issued by the pope. His election effectively ended the Western Schism of 1378–1417. He is the last pope to date to take on the pontifical name "Martin".
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 1517 Papal state

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    1852: The first issue, the complete set of eleven values unused, ½ baj - 7 baj. all fine with large part og., 8 b. on white unused, 50 baj. blue with part og. and minor imperfections (cert. Dr. Avi, 2009), the 1 scudo with vertical crease but with large part og. (cert. Vespermann, 1970) Sassone = € 62'500.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1518 Papal state

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    1852: ½ baj. lilac-rose, a used example with large even margins all round, lightly cancelled by part grill obliterator in black. Superb for this rare stamp. Signed E. Diena, P. Vaccari. Cert. P. Vaccari (1999) Sassone = € 5'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 1519 Papal state

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    1852/56: ½ baj. deep grey-lilac (1856 printing) used on Printed Newspaper wrapper from the Society of Doctors and Surgeons in Bologna to Tolentino tied by grill obliterator in black with handstruck "½" alongside in black. Reverse with straight line "4 GUIGNO" date handstamp in black. Fresh and fine, a most unusual usage. Cert. Manzoni (2022) Sassone = € 4'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1520 Papal state

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    1852: ½ baj. black on grey, a used horizontal pair, corner marginal from lower left of sheet cancelled by neat grill obliterator in black, used on reverse of local 1861 cover mailed in Viterbo with manuscript "1" on obverse  alongside "VITERBO" cds (Aug 19). Slight opening tear not affecting the superb adhesives. Cert. Avanzo (2022).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1521 Papal state

    1852: 1 baj. black on grey-green, a used horizontal strip of three, tied to 5 March 1858 entire letter to Fabriano by grill obliterator in blue with corresponding "OSIMO" straight line handstamp of despatch in blue alongside. First stamp with ironed vertical bend not detracting greatly from the appearance of an unusual entire.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 1522 Papal state

    1852: 2 baj. black on olive-green, two used examples, each marginal from left or base of sheet, tied to 1858 cover to Perugia by grill obliterators in black. Straight line "FOLIGNO" handstamp alongside and reverse with "NOCERA" italic handstamp in black and Perugia arrival cds (Oct 20). Cover with side flaps missing but an unusual usage. Signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 1523 Papal state

    1852: 2 baj. black on olive-green, a diagonally bisected example used to pay the 1 b. rate to Sermoneta, tied to reverse of September 1856 cover by grill obliterator in black with fancy framed "NORMA" despatch handstamp at left. A most attractive usage. Signed A. Diena, E. Diena.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1524 Papal state

    1852: 3 baj. chrome-yellow, a used example, corner marginal from lower right of the sheet, tied to 1863 cover to Ancona by grill obliterator in black. Rome despatch cds at right (March 31) and "2" decimi due handstamp in black, reverse with Narni (April 1) and Perugia (April 2) datestamps. Scarce. Signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1525 Papal state

    1852: 6 baj. black on grey-green, two fine used examples on 1855 entire letter to Rome, cancelled by "X" cross handstamps of Ferrara in black. "FERRARA" cds of despatch ar right (March 2) and reverse with Rome arrival cds (March 5) in red. Slightest aging but a scarce entire.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1526 Papal state

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    1852: 50 baj. blue, a used example with clear to large margins all round, of good clear colour, lightly cancelled by grill obliterator in black. Minute scuff in left margin otherwise fine, a scarce stamp. Signed E. Diena, Pfenninger. Cert. E. Diena (1997) Sassone = € 3'500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 1527 Papal state

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    1852: 1 scudo carmine-rose, a used example with ample to large margins all round, slightly soiled yellowish paper, cancelled by grill obliterator in black. Trace of thin spot otherwise fine, a rare stamp. Cert. Hunziker (1961) Sassone = € 7'500.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1528 Papal state

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    1864 (May 20): 50 baj. deep clear ultramarine, "stampa difettosa", a used example with just shaved to good margins all round, of rich colour, lightly cancelled by grill obliterator in black. A rare stamp. Signed A. Diena. Cert. A. Diena (1962) Sassone = € 7'500.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
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    Lot# : 1529 Papal state

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    1852: The first issue, the complete set of eleven values used, ½ baj - 1 scudo rose, generally fine used, the 50 baj. blue with horizontal ironed wrinkle but with good to shaved margins (signed E. Diena) and the 1 scudo rose  with clear to good margins all round; this last with cert. Dr. Avi (2020) Sassone = € 11'800.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
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    Lot# : 1530 Papal state

    1852: ½ - 8 b., lot 36 stamps and two pairs stamps in good shape, primarily cancelled with Rome grill obliterator, few one-line handstamps and cds's, certified by H. Avi, in addition 1867/68 centesimi values as reprints.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 1531 Papal state

    1867: 10 c. black on vermilion and 40 c. on yellow, fine used examples on 1867 cover to Avignon, France tied by light grill obliterators in black with Rome despatch cds (Dec 17) at right with 'PD' below. "St. Michel" entry marking in red (Dec 19) and reverse with Lyon and Avignon (Dec 20) cds's. Signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 1532 Papal state

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    1867 (Sept 21): Second issue, the complete imperforate set of nine used, including the rare 3 c. grey with three complete sidelines and usual minor imperfections, the balance generally very fine. Scarce assembly; the 3 c. grey signed Schlesinger and with cert. Dr. Avi (2020) Sassone = € 21'900.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1533 Papal state

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    1868 (March 12): Third issue, the used set of eight values perforated 13 from 2 c. to 80 c., excluding the 3 c. rose-grey but including the rare 3 c. grey - a fine example with straight edge at base but lightly cancelled and fine for this rarity, balance generally fair to very fine. A scarce assembly. The 3 c. grey signed A. Diena and E. Diena with cert. Dr. Avi (2020) Sassone = € 6'800+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
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    Lot# : 1534 Papal state

    1868: 10 c. orange-vermilion, perf. 13, a used example on underpaid cover to Brussels, Belgium tied by dotted grill obliterator with Rome despatch cds at left (July 11). Erroneous 'PD' in black and "St. Michel" entry marking in red (July 14). Struck with circular "F/28" Convention markimg in black and reverse with "France / Midi" and Brussels arrivals (July 15). Addressee's name erased but unusual.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1535 Sardinia

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    1853 (Oct 1): Embossed 40 c. pale rose, an unused example with good even margins all round, light horizontal crease, small part original gum and rare thus. Signed Sorani. Cert. Sorani (2001) Sass = € 25'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 1536 Sardinia

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    RMSP 1863: Cover from Genova to Montevideo, Uruguay endorsed "Paquete Francé" franked by Sardinia 1862/63 5 c. green with huge margins and portions of adjoining stamps at top and at base, 80 c. deep orange with good margins and Italy litho 15 c. blue all tied by "Genova" datestamps (July 25) in black. 'Italie / Lanslebourg' transit in red (July 25) and thence via London (July 27). Carried oln RMSP Steamer "Parana" to Rio and thence on the "Mersey" to Montevideo. Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 127. File fold affects the 80 c. but a stunning three colour mixed franking to an unusual destination. Cert. Raybaudi (1987).
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
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    Lot# : 1537 Sardinia

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    1861: 1 c. grey-black showing variety: no embossed numeral - senza cifra, a fine and fresh example with good to large margins all round with a 51 mm large sheet margin at top, unmounted og. This stamp is either a proof or an incompletely printed stamp, cert. E. Diena (1992) Sassone = € 1'000 for an unused stamp.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
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    Lot# : 1538 Sardinia

    Savoy 1673/1850c: interesting Lot 110 prephilatelic and stampless covers / entires, sorted alphabetically, overall good to superb strikes, many during the Napoleonic period, also later uses with the department number '84' removed, some ingoing mail such as 1784 Castellane to Beauregard or from Switzerland in the Rayon limitrophe. The lot includes 1673 entire written on vellum to Martigny, 1841 entire from St. JEAN de MAUR to the director of the bath in Aix-les-Bains, redirected to Annecy, 1799 (An 7) Paris to Echelles with on front 'P' triangle and on reverse "DEB. DE CHAMBERY", 1830c cover from CRUSEILLES with add. "P.P." to Annecy, 1845 GRESY with add. "P.P.", and 1852 MALTAVERNE with add. "P.P.", both in red.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 1539 Sardinia

    1731/1815: Collection 21 covers / entire letters with transit and entry handstamps for mail coming into Sardinia or passing it, incl. early 1731 DITALIE on entire from Genova to Marseille, 1760 'DE TOSCANE', 1790 TOSCANNE, short lived 1805 ETRURIE, 1808 with "BUREAU FRANCAIS / ROME" handstamp of despatch and "ROME PAR GENES, 1809 "ETRURIE ET LUCQUES PAR SARZANE", 1812 "Raume D'ITALIE PAR TURIN" in red, and 'LM' in oval on cover from Intra to Ticino.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1540 Sardinia

    1804/60: Collection 56 covers / entire letters with postal treaty and accountancy handstamps beginning with French inland accountancy marks when Piemont was part of the French Republic, postal treaty marks of the Italian Republic, post-Napoleonic accountancy marks between Sardinia and France, postal treaties with the cantons of Vaud, Valais, Ticino and Geneva, Switzerland, with handstamps 'LV' applied in Vevey, oval 'CVL', and CT in circle, postal treaty with federate Switzerland incl. Rayon limitrophe handstamped covers, and finally the postal treaty with Austria.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 1541 Sardinia

    1815/60: Interesting Collection 55 covers / entire letters with transit and exchange handstamps from the post-Napoleonic period, incl. French entry handstamp of the type 'X PAR Y' with rarer marks such as "ITALIE / P. LE PONT De / BEAUVOISIN" in blue, French postal treaty handstamps such as "X / A.DE.D." or "X / AEJF", Sardinian marks of the "VIA DI X" type with "VIA DI CESANA", French accountany marks such as "C.4.F.R", 1822 "NIZZA MARITT.", 1833 "NIZZA DI MARE", 1816 French-style "DÉB.85 / VINTIMILLE" applied at Ventimiglia, 1840s "T.S." Transit Sarde for mail passing the country, SARZANA mail exchange with Tuscany, "FRANCO SARZANA" for mail part paid to the Tuscan border, "VIA DI BRONI" for mail to and from Parma, "St. JULIEN", "DOMODOSSOLA" and "AOSTA" for mail from Vaud & Valais, Switzerland, CANOBIO to Ticino, ARONA, VOGHERA and NOVARA to Lombardy, Austrian handstamps for mail from Lombardy via Sardinia such as "VIA DEGLI STATI SARDI". 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 1542 Sardinia

    Italian Shipmail, 1829/75c: Collection 23 primarily stampless shipmail covers / entire letters incoming to Genova struck by "VIA DI MARE" handstamps at Genova, also "VIA DI MARE PONENTE" and "VIA DI MARE LEVANTE" for incoming mail from the west and east, E - Estero, A - America, I - Interno, "GENOVA / Corso particulare" on mail from non-postal steamers, "Da Marsiglia VIA DI MARE", "Da Livorno VIA DI MARE", DA NIZZA, DA SICILIA, PIROSCAFI POSTALI FRANCESI, SPEZIA, SARDEGNA, and "con Bastim. Mercant." In addition a collection of the shipmail of the Aeolian Islands incl. 1829 official letter from Lipari, five later covers up to 1940, two 1927 stationery postcards with "NATANTE MILAZZO - ISOLE EOLIE" cds's and four 1940/49 covers from and to POW camps on the Lipari islands.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 1543 Sicily

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    1859 (Jan 1): ½ gr. yellow-brown, Plate I, a used example of bold colour, ample margins all round, crisply cancelled in black. A very rare stamp. Cert. Dr. Avi (2019) Sassone = € 24'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1544 Sicily

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    1859: ½ gr. orange, Plate II, a used example of fresh colour, close to large margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. Rare. Signed E.Diena. Cert. Dr. Avi (2022) Sassone = € 7'000.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1545 Sicily

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    1859: 1 gr. brownish olive-green 'bruno olivastro', Plate I, State 2, a used example of this rare shade, good margins all round, well cancelled in black leaving the head clear, backed into original piece. A fine example of a scarce stamp. Cert. Dr. Avi (2020) Sassone = € 2'500.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 1546 Sicily

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    5 gr. vivid vermilion, 2nd plate in compl. sheet of 100 examples with full sheet margins, original gum which is intact for the majority of the examples, very fresh, minute oxidation traces in the upper and left sheet margin. A spectacular rarity. Cert. Enzo Diena (1986) Sassone = € 225'000 for 25 blocks of four.rnProvenance: Collection Alphonse Rothschild
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 14,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1547 Sicily

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    1859 (May 19): 5 gr. vermilion, Plate IIa, a used example of fine colour, close to good margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. A scarce stamp. Cert. Carraro (2003) Sassone = € 5'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 1548 Sicily

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    1859 (Jan 1): 20 gr. slate-grey, a used example of good colour, ample margins all round, position 72 showing retouch to '2' and frameline above, lightly cancelled in black leaving the retouch clear. Scarce. Signed E. Diena,. Cert. Dr. Avi (2019) Sassone = € 4'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1549 Sicily

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    1859 (Jan 10): 50 gr. lake-brown, Plate I, a used example of bold colour, ample margins all round, lightly cancelled in black leaving the head clear. A scarce stamp. Signed E. Diena. Cert. Dr. Chiavarello (1999) Sassone = € 12'000.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1550 Sicily

    1820/38: REAL SERVIZIO handstamp in red on 1820 (June) letter (earliest usage known) with adjacent 1820/38 SCICLI oval h.s. as well as REAL SERVIZIO in black on 1838 letter from NASO, both to Palermo. Fine and rare.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1551 Sicily

    1861: Sardegna used in Sicily, Group of three letters including scarce usage of black horse shoe cancel (ferro di cavallo) applied to 1861 10 c. brown olive grey on letter from S. Stefano di Camastra (July 1, 1861) to Messina (Sassone R3, ex. coll. Nino Aquila with 1976 cert. A. Diena), further straight line SCICLI (Sass. 12 pt.) struck to 10 c. bruno cioccolato scuro (one of only eight letters known in this shade, Sassone 14Ce) on 1861 (July 21) letter to Palermo (signed by Giulio Bolaffi 1949 and Alberto Diena plus cert. Enzo Diena, 1995), as well as a fine strike of ovale BROLO handstamp (Sass. R1) applied to 10 c. grigio olivastro chiaro on 1861 (May 23) dated letter to Palermo (cert. Enzo Diena, 1995). A fine selection of three very scarce usages Sass. = € 60'000.

    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1552 Toscana

    Toscana Strada Ferrata (S.F.) 1848/62: Thoroughly decribed and researched collection of the postal history of the Tuscan Railways incl. 125 covers / entire letters from the S.F. Leopolda, S. F. Lucca - Pisa, S. F. Lucca - Pistoia, S. F. Lucchesi and S. F. Maria Antonia, which all formed the S.F. Livornesi in 1860, also the independent S. F. Centrale Toscana. The collection shows a number of handstamps in use on franco (FRANCA / PP) or porto letters showing the amount to be collected, straight line and oval station handstamps, datestamps, figurative handstamps with locomotives, also later covers with train company cachets on covers. A most interesting ensemble.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1553 Italian States

    1819/64: Collection in an album with classic issues interspersed with some postal history items with Sardinia 1853 cover franked with 5 c. pair and 40 c. from Chambery (cert. Dr. Avi) plus two Cavallini sheets, Tuscany 1851 three colour franking, Modena 1856 cover to USA as well as Parma 1852 10 c. black  together with 1854 5 c. yellow (Sass. 2+6) on local cover. An attractive offer with ten opinions or certificates attached. Viewing recommended.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF

    Lot# : 1554 Italian States

    1850/61: Lot with better values used and unused, including Lombardo-Veneto 5 c. and 10 c. used on small piece tied by 'Brescia 1' handstamp, Modena 1852  40 c. azzurro scuro unused (cert. Bolaffi), Sardegna 1853 5 c. used and 20 c. plus 40 c. used on piece (cert. Diena), Toscana 1851 9 cr. violet brown used and 1857/59 1 q. black used (signed Diena), furthermore a stockbook with many used duplicates from Lombardy to Sardinia, condition varies, but many fine.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 1555 Italy

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    Regno, usage of Sardinian adhesives 1862 (June 18): Cover from Anghiari to Siena, bearing Sardinia IV. emission 10 c. 'bruno bistro' showing the variety: Embossing inverted and doubled 'Doppia effigie capovolta', a fine example with fair to large margins, tied by ANGHIARI cds, clear information strike alongside. Reverse with indistinct transit and arrival cds's. Cover with some wrinkles, the stamp with 5 mm long tear at top, nevertheless a rare stamp on correctly franked letter within Tuscany, signed Emilio Diena, G. Bolaffi; certs. A. Diena (1960), Colla (2017) Sassone = € 100'000. 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 1556 Italy

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    1862 (March 1): Effigie Vittorio Emanuele II, 10 c. 'bistro giallo', a fresh and fine example with good centering, just one shortened perf. at right, in unused condition. A delightful example of this extremely rare stamp. Signed Em. & A. Diena, R. Mondolfo; certs. Fiecchi (1957), E. Diena (1978) Sassone = € 8'000.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 1557 Italy

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    1863: (15) c. black, proof block of 25 showing effigy only, no gum as issued, very fine and rare, signed and certificate Sorani (2007). 
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 350 CHF

    Lot# : 1558 Italy

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    1863: London printing, 15 c. 'celeste chiaro', a splendid single adhesive with good perforation and fresh colour, in unused condition. Cert. A. Diena (1976) Sassone = € 1'625.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1559 Italy

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    1866: Torino printing, 40 c. 'rosso carminio', a splendid single adhesive with good perforation and fresh colour, in unused condition. Certs. Fiecchi (1971), A. Diena (1971), from the stock of Renato Mondolfo Sassone = € 4'500.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1560 Italy

    RMSP & PSNC 1876: Entire letter from Genova to Callao, Peru franked by 1863/67 40 c. carmine and 60 c. lilac, each in horizontal pairs, tied by '13' dotted numeral of Genova with despatch cds (June 28) alongside. London transit in red with accountancy in red crayon '1.70'. Carried on the RMSP "Nile" to Colon, trans-shipped to PSNC vessel from Panama to Callao, where taxed on arrival with 1874 5 c. vermilion pair cancelled in blue (Scott J2). Illustrated in Edition D'Or 59 on page 231. A scarce and most attractive entire.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 1561 Italy

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    1865: De La Rue Printing, 20 on 15 c. type I 'celeste chiaro', type II 'azzuro', and type III, celeste', all three types, fine and fresh single adhesives with good perforation and fresh colour, in unused condition. A most appealing group, three certs. Fiecchi (1958) for type II and A. Diena (1976) Sassone = € 8'250.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 1562 Italy

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    1877/79: Definitive Issue with Changed Colours, 20 c. 'ocra arancio', a fresh and fine single adhesive with good perforation and vivid colour, in unused condition. Certs. A. Diena (1965), Fiecchi (1971), from the stock of Renato Mondolfo Sassone = € 3'250.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1563 Italy

    1878: Francobolli di servizio soprastampa, 2 c. on 0,20 l., 2.00 l., 5.00 l. & 10 l. lacca, four fine and fresh single adhesive with good perforation and fresh colour, in unused condition. Signed A. Diena Sassone = € 1'720.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1564 Italy

    Parcel post overprinted stamp 1890 (Dec), 1891: Set of all six Parcel post stamp overprinted with two Centesimi, used as tenfold frankings on six Entire letters from Reggio, Faenza, Lucca & Castelbolognese, all sent to the same address in Bologna, two covers bearing in addition Umberto definitives. An interesting group, each entire signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1565 Italy

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    1916 (Jan 4): Envelope from the cabinet in Roma to Marsala, bearing 1916 (Jan) overprinted definitive 20 c. on 15 c. grey-black, tied four days before official issue by ROMA DISTRIBUZIONE cds in black, reverse with "MARSALA 7. 1. 16" arrival cds. An appealing pre-first day usage, the first known day of usage, before this stamp was officially issued to the public on January 8, 1916 to pay the increased inland rate of 20 centesimi. Cert. Sorani (1993).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 1566 Italy

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    1922 (June 4); VEIII definitives ovpt. "IX CONGRESSO FILATELICO ITALIANO / TRIESTE 1922", compl. set of all four values 10 c. to 40 c., fine unmounted og. Cert. Raybaudi (1972), from the stock of Renato Mondolfo Sassone = € 4'000.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 1567 Italy

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 1568 Italy

    1923: Manzoni 5 l. violet & black, a fine and fresh example with good perforation, cancelled by "ROVERETO 14 . 23" cds. Sassone = € 6'000.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1569 Italy

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    Repubblica sociale 1944 (May): Imperiale 20 l. green-yellow, 25 l. bluish black and 50 l. violet, all overprinted "G.N.R." abbreviating "Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana", the three highest values of the Verona overprints, tied by "VERONA CORRISP. e PACCHI (RACC. E ASSIC.) 15. 8. 44" despatch cds with matching registration label alongside, on registered cover to Mercallo, reverse with "MERCALLO VARESE 20 8 44" arrival cds. Certs. Raybaudi (1996,2004), Sorani (2004) Unlisted on cover in Sassone, € 11'000 in used condition. 
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 1570 Italy

    1930: Balbo Flight 7 l. 70 c. turquoise & grey, unused example, unmounted og. Signed E. Diena Sassone = € 1'100.
    Starting bid : 75 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 1571 Italy

    1961: 205 L. 'Gronchi Rosa' in very fresh colour and full original gum. A fine copy Sassone = € 1'900.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 1572 Italy

    1961 (April 6): First Day Cover envelope from Genova to Buenos Aires bearing 1961 (Apr 3) Visita del Presidente Gronchi 205 l. lilac-rose as well as 170 l. blue and 185 l. green-grey, tied by "GENOVA CORRESP. (ACC. RACC.)" despatch cds. No arrival cds as the cover was not send registered, a fine usage of the Gronchi Rosa on the day it was withdrawn from circulation. Signed Raybaudi Sassone = € 4'750.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1573 Italy

    1961 (April 6): Special flight envelopes from Roma to Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Lima, respectively bearing the corresponding issued adhesives, the Gronchi Rosa 205 l. lilac-rose on the cover to Lima covered with the newly issued 205 l. grey-violet (slightly detached to make the Gronchi Rosa visible).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 1574 Italy

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    Official Air Mail / Servizio di Stato 1933 (May 20): Triptych "Crociera Nord-Atlantica" 5 l. 25 c. + 44.75 c., the strip of three overprinted SERVIZIO DI STATO, marginal from left of sheet, fresh and very fine with good centering, unmounted og. Extremely rare. Cert. E. Diena (1978) Sassone = € 6'300.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1575 Italy

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    1933 (May 20): Rome-Chicago Flight 5.25 l. + 44.75 l. green, red & lilac Triptcyh optd. "Servizio di Stato", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Rare. Cert. Dr. Avi (2021) Sassone = € 6'300.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1576 Italy

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    Official Air Mail / Servizio di Stato 1934 (Nov 5): "Volo Roma - Mogadiscio" 10 l. ardesia, overprinted SERVIZIO DI STATO, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. Cert. E. Diena (1978) Sassone = € 2'200.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1577 Italy

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    Pacchi Postali / Parcel Post 1954: Parcel Stamp 1'000 lire ultramarine, fine and fresh, unmounted og. Cert. E. Diena (1978) Sassone = € 4'500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1578 Italy

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    1869: Segnatasse, 10 c. 'bruno arancio', a fresh and fine single adhesive with good perforation and vivid colour, in unused condition. Signed Em. & A. Diena; cert. Fiecchi (1971), from the stock of Renato Mondolfo Sassone = € 3'750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1579 Italy

    1890: Segnatasse, 10 c., 20 c. & 30 c. overprinted on 1870 2 c. ochre & carmine,three fresh and fine single adhesives with good perforation and vivid colour, in unused condition. Sassone = € 1'600.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 1580 Italy

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    1891 (March 1): Postage Due 10 c. on 2 c. ochre & black & carmine, a complete sheet of 100 subjects (10 x 10), all cancelled by "Napoli / Pacchi Postali" Parcel Post datestamps (July 8, 1892) in black. Three stamps just damaged at base of sheet otherwise choice and rare. Sorani (2001) Sassone = € 4'350+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1581 Italy

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    1924: Money Order 3 lire carmine & black, a used example, variety "Duty Plate (£ 3) Inverted", a lightly cancelled example leaving the variety clear. A rarity. Signed A. Diena in full, G. Oliva, A. Bolaffi. Cert. Ferrario (2021) Sassone = € 34'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1582 Italy

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    Francalettre 1888 (Feb 27): Advertisement letter from Livorno to Pomarance, bearing 1879 Umberto 10 c. carmine with perfin '8-8' in combination with 1879 Umberto 5 c. green (2), tied by barred '14' numeral obliterator, LIVORNO despatch cds alongside. Reverse with PISA transit and indistinct arrival cds's. An interesting advertisement letter sold at reduced postage, very rare and sought after. Certs. A. Diena (1975); Fiecchi (1976) Sassone = € 25'000.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 1583 Italy

    Buste Lettere Postali (B.L.P.) 1922 (Sept 12): Registered Letter envelope from Firenze to Bologna, bearing BLP 1921 25 c. blue with red ovpt., in combination with 1908 50 c. violet and 1917/20 15 c. grey, tied by FIRENZE RACCOMANDATE cds's in black with matching registration label alongside. Correct payment with 40 c. letter rate and 50 c. registration fee. A most attractive item depicting on front a motorized milling machine, signed A. Diena.
    Starting bid : 60 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 1584 Italy

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    Buste Lettere Postali (B.L.P.) 1923 (May 15): Letter envelope from Roma to Firenze, bearing BLP 1922/23 50 c. violet with black ovpt., tied by ROMA FERROVIA machine cancellation in black. Correct payment of the internal 50 c. letter rate of January 1923. A most appealing item depicting a LAMPO BENZINA SUPERIORE advertisement full of dynamics. Signed Caffaz; cert. Raybaudi (1981) Sassone = € 1'200.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 1585 Italy

    Francobolli pubblicitari 1924/25: Complete set of 21 adhesives issued & unissued, a fresh and fine set in unused condition. Sassone = € 18'000.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,100 CHF