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Lot 9723
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Italian Area, Collection, 1851-1980's, neatly hinged in Scott specialty album, with a decent level of completion from classics to early 1960's, starting with Italian states with nice selection of Roman States and a few Tuscany, Italy 33, 37-44, 58-63, 64-66, 133-35, 165-68, J2, early 1870 dues and Q1. A nice little collection with a nice selection of early and better complete sets., generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $180.
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Lot 9724

Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms 45c blue, hand-made paper, type III (Scott 6), large balanced margins, tied by MILANO c.d.s. on folded letter to Venezia, Very Fine.
Sassone 12.
Scott $250 325.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9725
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Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1850 Arms, 45c blue, hand-made ribbed paper, type I (Scott 6b), large, even margins and neat boxed cancel "…2 - 11.52"; small, light corner crease, Very Fine appearance.
Sassone 17; €1,000 ($1,220).
Scott $750.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9726

Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1858 Franz Joseph, 10s brown, type I (Scott 11a), o.g., well centered, Very Fine.
Sassone 26; €2,000 ($2,440).
Scott $1,500.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9727
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Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1863, Double Eagle, 10s blue, perf 14 (Scott 18), used in Bulgaria, socked-on-the-nose "BURGAS/3/6" bluish black c.d.s., an Extremely Fine gem. An extraordinary showpiece.
Sassone 39.
Scott $2,925 (Scott Bulgaria #2A4).
Realized $100.
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Lot 9728
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Italian States: Modena, 1852, 5c black on green, very large period after "CENT" (Scott 6 var.), canceled double-lined-boxed "P.D.", three large margins with virtually full dividing line on two sides, barely touching frame line at left, Fine to Very Fine, signed H. Avi & A. Diena, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 7d; €1,000 ($1,220).
Realized $40.
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Lot 9729

Italian States: Naples, 1858 Arms, 1g pale lake, 2g carmine lake & 5g rose lake (Scott 2, 3c, 4a), canceled boxed "ANNULLATO" on folded address leaf sent registered from Foggia to Naples, postmarked bold red FOGGIA c.d.s., 21 May 1859; with red straightline "ASSICURATA"; bds Naples 23 May; name of addressee cut out and neatly repaired, affecting the two red mkks slightly, generally Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 3, 7c, 8c.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9730

Italian States: Naples, 1858 Arms, 2g carmine lake & 5g rose lake (Scott 3c, 4a), 4-margin singles tied by one of two strikes framed "ANNULLATO" on folded address leaf from Gallipoli to Naples; postmarked GALLIPOLI c.d.s., 28 Jun 1860, and backstamped Naples 2 Jul, Fine, signed Avi, A. Diena & one other, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 7d, 8b.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9731
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Italian States: Naples, 1858 Arms 10g rbrownish rose, Postal Forgery (Scott 5 var.), huge margins all around with a neat framed "ANNUL(LATO)" cancel, Extremely Fine. A choice example of this well executed postal forgery, with 2006 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone F14.
Sassone €650 ($790).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9732

Italian States: Naples, 1858 Arms, 10g rose lilac (Scott 5 var.), used with 1g pale rose (3, Sas. 3) both uncanceled on folded address leaf from Naples to Messina; postmarked oval framed "FRANCA" and a fairly complete strike of the red double circle "SERVIZIO DEI VAPORI FRANCESI DEL MEDITERRANEO/ POSTA/ DI/ NAPOLI" (French Mediterranean Steamer Service), a rare marking that is often nearly illegible; postmarked on reverse red straightline "NAPOLI 1858/ 29. GIU" along with black "MESA 1858/ 6 LUGO" receiver; both stamps have three large margins, but are cut in on the fourth side, signed Asinelli & Colla, with the latter's 2013 certificate.
Sassone 10a.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9733
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Italian States: Naples, 1858 Arms, 20g rose lake (Scott 6), ample to large margins and partial framed "ANNUL(LATO)" cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, signed Sismondo, with his 2006 certificate.
Sassone 12; €1,250 ($1,520).
Scott $675.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9734

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, BAGNACAVALLO, straightline postmarks, three examples: one a complete strike tying a 3b oily ink & a 7b blue (4g, 8) on a small piece; the second a complete strike tying a 1b gray green & a 4b gray brown (2, 5c) on a small piece, both with four dividing lines; and the third, two inverted complete strikes on a 4-margin pair of the 6b gray (7a), the right stamp with a faint pressed crease, Very Fine.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9735

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, CENTO, straightline postmarks on two folded letters: 1.) ½b black on gray blue (1a), two horizontal pairs canceled by blue "CENTO" straightlines on reverse of an 1856 folded letter to Ferrara; postmarked small blue CENTO double circle datestamp, 3 Jan, on the address side, and backstamped incomplete Ferrara c.d.s., also 3 Jan; and 2.) 4-margin 2b black on yellow green (3a) on folded letter from Cento to Bologna, tied by blue CENTO straightline with small blue Cento double circle datestamp alongside, 16 Sep, backstamped Bologna the same day, Very Fine, second cover signed Raybaudi.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9736

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, PONTELAGOSCURO (Scott 3a), postmark on 1852, 2b black on yellow green, virtually four margins, canceled bold cross and tied by clear strike scarce "P.TELAGOSCURO" straightline on folded to Modena; Ferrara c.d.s., 20 Oct 1854 at upper left and backstamped blue Modena c.d.s. the next day, Very Fine.
Sassone 3a.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9737

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, RUSSI, 25 GIU 61 (Sardinia) perfectly struck straightline postmark on small folded letter to Tronzano with manuscript "2" rate; backstamped Bologna (25 Jun), Verrelli (25 Jun) and Alessandria (26 Jun), Very Fine.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9738

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, S. ARCANGELO (Scott 3a), postmark on 1852, 2b black on yellow greenm 4-margin single tied by nice strike straightline "S.ARCANGELO" (Sassone 9 points, 1,100€) on 1858 folded letter to Pesaro; partial Rimini transit c.d.s. on front (14 Aug) and straightline "15 AGOSTA" straightline on reverse; also a horizontal pair of the 6b black on greenish gray((7) with nearly four margins, tied on small piece by the same straightline "S.ARCANGELO", Very Fine.
Sassone 3A.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9739

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, ½b black on gray blue (Scott 1a), vertical pair on back of folded address leaf from Bazzano to Bologna, canceled by nice strike scarce "BAZZANO" straightline with another strike on the address side along with a partial Bologna straightline receiver, 4 Aug 185(4?); piece of back missing due to removal of wax seal, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 1a; €1,000 ($1,220).
Scott $405.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9740

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 1b black on gray green (Scott 2), tied by scarce type III grid of Comacchio on back flap of folded letter to Ferrara with clear straightline "COMACCHIO" and Ferrara receiver alongside; also a nice 4-margin 6b gray (7a) with marvelous strike of the same type III grid, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 2.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9741

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 1b black on blue green (Scott 2a), tied by diamond grid cancel on large printed circular dated Oct 1857, with "BAZZANO" straightline alongside and "VERGATO" straightline on reverse; the circular is an announcement of a Cattle Fair in Terra di Castiglione, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 2a.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9742

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 2b black on yellow green, bisected (Scott 3c), diagonal half used as 1b on folded address leaf from Bologna to Budrio, tied on back by bold diamond grid cancel; two strikes of undated Bologna Provincial seal, on each on front & back, Fine to Very Fine, signed Sismondo, with hid 2007 certificate.
Sassone 3a var.; €700 ($850).
Scott $360.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9743

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 2b black on yellow green (Scott 3a), 4-margin single tied in transit by straightline "IMOLA" on folded address leaf from Fontana to Bologna; postmarked scarce "FONTANA" in fany oval (Sas. 8 pts., 750€) with Bologna receiver, 8 Jun 1857, alongside; insignificant small piece missing at right, Fine to Very Fine, signed A. Diena & Sismondo, with 2005 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 3a.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9744

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 3b black on yellow brown (Scott 4b), dividing lines visible on all sides, tied by light strike scarce "BUDINO" straightline on back of a folded address leaf to Bologna; second BUDINO on the front, alongside an illegible oval handstamp; backstamped Bolgna, 5 Aug 1857.
Sassone 4; €240 ($290).
Scott $120.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9745

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 4b black on lemon (Scott 5), two singles used with a top sheet margin single of the 2b black on yellow green (3a), with diamond grid cancel on folded address leaf from Spoleto to Rome, with Spoleto c.d.s., 10 Oct 1858; backstamped Rome the next day; horizontal file fold at top affecting only the sheet margin of the 2b, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 5 var.
Realized $20.
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Lot 9746

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 5b black on rose (Scott 6), top sheet margin pair and two singles, all with four margins, tied by diamond grid cancel of folded address leaf sent registered from Rome to Naples, 2 Jan 1866 and backstamped Naples the same day; handstamped straightline "ASSICURATA" and blue sender's oval, Very Fine, . The rate for this cover would have been 19½ baj.a convenience over-franking of ½ baj., signed Sismondo, with his 2005 certificate.
Sassone 6Aa.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9747

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 5b black on rose & 7b black on blue (Scott 6, 8), each with four good margins, tied together by blue straightline "OSIMO" on fsl to Bologna, backstamped 12 Apr 1855, Very Fine, signed Avi, Oliva, and one other, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 6, 8.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9748
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Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 6b black on gray (Scott 7a), tied on small piece by rare type I Faenza circular grid of irregular dashes; two huge margins, just touching or cut in on the other two sides, Fine. Sassone rarity factor is R1 = €3,000, with 2006 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 7a; €240 ($290).
Scott $120.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9749

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 6b black on greenish gray (Scott 7), four nice margins, tied by diamond grid cancel on folded address leaf from Cesena to Rome with bold straightline "CESENA" postmark; backstamped red Rome c.d.s., 17 Nov 1855, Very Fine.
Sassone 7; €400 ($490).
Scott $190.
Realized $36.
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Lot 9750

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 6b black on grayish lilac (Scott 7b), full o.g., bright and fresh with large, beautifully balanced margins, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $1,575.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9751

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 7b black on blue (Scott 8), two singles, used with a 1b black on gray green (2), all tied on a small piece by two strikes "LUGO" straightline postmark, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 8.
Realized $24.
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Lot 9752
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Italian States: Parma, 1859 Provisional Govt. 10c brown (Scott 13), unused without gum, large to oversize margins, fresh and Very Fine, signed Avi & Em. Diena, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 14; €550 without gum ($670).
Scott $240 without gum.
Realized $26.
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Lot 9753

Italian States: Parma, 1859 Provisional Govt. 40c red (Scott 15), nearly full o.g., generous margins all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, signed Ressel & Sismondo, with 2006 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 17; €1,200 ($1,460).
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9754
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Italian States: Romagna, 1859, 20b black on gray green (Scott 9), four good margins except frame line just shaved at right, light Bologna c.d.s., 3 Jan 1860; skillfully repaired at upper left (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), Fine to Very Fine appearance, signed Avi & Em. Diena, with clear 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 9; €4,500 ($5,490).
Scott $2,400.
Realized $100.
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Lot 9755

Italian States: Sardinia, 1851 Victor Emmanuel II, 20c pale blue (Scott 2b), o.g., four nice, well-balanced margins; horizontal crease and several small abrasions, one of which is colored in, otherwise Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate not noting the abrasions.
Sassone 2; €20,000 ($24,400).
Scott $9,500.
Realized $150.
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Lot 9756

Sardinia, 1853 Victor Emmanuel II 20c dull blue (Scott 5), four good margins including partial sheet margin at left, tied by scarce MEDE c.d.s., 5 May 1854, on small folded letter to Turin; backstamped ALESSANDRIA (4 May) AND TORINO (5 May), Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 5; €1,600 ($1,950).
Scott $525.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 9757

Italian States: Sardinia, 1854 Victor Emmanuel II 20c blue (Scott 8), three large margins, just touching at top, tied by indistinct strike Alessandria c.d.s., 9 Aug 1855, on small folded address leaf to Diana d'Alba, backstamped 11 Aug, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 8; €1,200 ($1,460).
Scott $500.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9758

Italian States: Sardinia, 1855-63 Victor Emmanuel II, 5c green (Scott 10), used with Italy 1863 15c type I (23d, Sas. 12a), each with four good margins, tied by one of two light strikes scarce NORCIA/UMBRIA c.d.s., 28 Mar 1863, on folded address leaf to Rome, backstamped 31 Mar., Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 13E.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 9759
Italy, 1933, Italy Flight, 11 sheets of 16, various colors, Zep over Roman sites, interesting group, Extremely Fine.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9760

Italy, 1893, postage due cover from Argentina, 1890, 30c on 2c (J27, Sas. S 19) tied by Bordighera c.d.s., 17 Jan 1893 on address half of an Argentine 2c letter card uprated with two 2c adhesives, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9761

Italy, 1897, postage due cover from Bulgaria, 1894, 20c buff & magenta (J7, Sas. S 22) tied by partial Milano c.d.s., 30 Aug 1897 on cover sent from Roustchouk, Bulgaria on 14 Aug; corners clipped and part of bottom flap missing, otherwise Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9762

Italy, 1892, postage due cover from Hungary, 1890, 10c on 2c (J25, Sas. S 17)) used with 5c buff & magenta (J5), tied by Venezia c.d.s.s, 16 Feb 1892 on Hungarian 2k postal card sent from Budapest on 15 Feb; minor edge flaws, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9763
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Italy, 1949 Centenary of Roman Republic (Scott 518), light cancel, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $120.
Realized $20.
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Lot 9764
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Italy, 1863, Victor Emmanuel II, 15c plate proof of frame only in black (Scott 22), dblptd block of 4, with two additional impressions of the 10c Postage Due (J1) in the margin, the 15c frame also double printed in blue on reverse, ungummed, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 11.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9765
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Italy, 1863, Victor Emmanuel II, 15c, type I, plate proof on thin paper (Scott 23P), ungummed, large margins; small toned spot and normal light wrinkles, with 2018 H. Avi certificate noting "perfect condition".
Sassone 13. Catalogo Encic. Ital. PS7.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9766
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Italy, 1863, Victor Emmanuel II, 15c type I, plate proof in black (Scott 23aP), with a proof impression of the same stamp in blue on reverse, ungummed, Very Fine, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 12P.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9767

Italy, 1863, Victor Emmanuel II, 15c blue, type I (Scott 23a), used with Sardinia 5c yellow green (10a), both with four large margins, tied by two of three strikes Livorno c.d.s., 6 Nov 1863, on folded letter to Rome; backstamped Rome the next day; vertical file fold affects the 15c stamp (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), otherwise Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 12.
Sassone €700 ($850).
Realized $45.
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Lot 9768

Italy, 1865, Numeral, 2c orange brown, Turin printing (Scott 25), tied by scarce "BAZZANO" straightline on part of a printed circular, fancy "Municipio di Bazzano" handstamped seal alongside, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone T15.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9769

Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 5c, 10c & 40c Turin printing (Scott 26, 27, 31), tied by "207" numeral cancels on cover from Rome to Troy, N.Y., 22 Feb - 11 Mar, 1875, Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone T16.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9770

Italy, 1878, 2c on Official 10L lake (Scott 44), o.g., hinge remnant; irregular perfs, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 36.
Scott $650.
Realized $26.
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Lot 9771
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Italy, 1879, Humbert I, 2L vermilion (Scott 51), fresh and absolutely perfectly centered, light Rome railway c.d.s., Extremely Fine.
Sassone 43; €600 ($730).
Scott $350.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9772

Italy, 1890, 2c on Revalued Parcel Post 10c-1.75L complete (Scott 58-63), o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone S.6.
Scott $162.
Realized $20.
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Lot 9773

Italy, 1910, Garibaldi complete (Scott 115-116), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 87-90.
Scott $315.
Realized $45.
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Lot 9774

Italy, 1910, Italian Provinces Plebiscite complete (Scott 117-118), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine and scarce.
Sassone 89-90; €600 ($730).
Scott $390.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9775
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Italy, 1911 50th Anniversary of Union Of Italian States (Scott 119-122), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $169.
Realized $26.
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Lot 9776

Italy, 1916, Victor Emmanuel III, 20c on 15c slate, re-engraved (Scott 129), some stamps have tropicalized gum, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 106.
Scott $400.
Realized $60.
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Lot 9777

Italy, 1921, 15c Dante with Extra Horizontal Perfs (Scott 133var), block of 4, o.g., never hinged; stain on selvedge, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 116.
Realized $40.
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Lot 9778

Italy, 1922, Mazzini complete (Scott 140-142), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 128-130.
Scott $45.
Realized $10.
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Lot 9779

Italy, 1923, Arms of Savoy, 10c on 2c orange brown, inverted surcharge (Scott 149a), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine.
Sassone 138a.
Scott $60.
Realized $5.
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Lot 9780

Italy, 1928, Emmanuel Philibert complete (Scott 201-210), 10 values, without perf varieties, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 226-238.
Scott $535.
Realized $80.
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Lot 9781

Italy, 1929, Monte Cassino Abbey complete (Scott 232-238).
Sassone 262-268.
Scott $105.
Realized $15.
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Lot 9782

Italy, 1931, St. Anthony of Padua complete (Scott 258-264), deep rich colors, fresh, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $210.
Realized $30.
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Lot 9783
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Italy, 1933, Holy Year regular issues complete (Scott 310-314), fresh and clean, Very Fine.
Scott $248.
Realized $40.
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Lot 9784

Italy, 1934, World Soccer Championship complete (Scott 324-328), a gorgeous set, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $330.
Realized $50.
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Lot 9785

Italy, 1935, Aeronautical Salon at Milan complete (Scott 345-348), gorgeous set, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $830.
Realized $130.
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Lot 9786
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Italy, 1935, Bellini Regular issue complete (Scott 349-354), 2.75L on small piece, Very Fine.
Scott $534.
Realized $36.
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Lot 9787

Italy, 1937, Child Welfare regular issues complete (Scott 367-376), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 406-415.
Scott $166.
Realized $28.
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Lot 9788

Italy, 1937, Augustus Caesar, 8 different (Scott 378//C99), comprises Regular issues 15c, 25c, 30, 75c, 1.25L and Airs 50c, 1L+1L & 5L+1L, o.g., never hinged; tiny natural paper inclusion 75c, Very Fine.
Scott $309.
Realized $20.
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Lot 9789
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Italy, 1938, Proclamation of the Empire complete (Scott 400-409, C100-C105), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $286.
Realized $20.
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Lot 9790

Italy, 1977, 1500L Italia, central vignette only (Scott 1288 var), the head of Italia, the Arms of the Republic and "LIRE", without value or frames, and imperfectly aligned with the perforations, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted, great eye appeal, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1458 var.
Realized $190.
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Lot 9791

Italy, 1979, 1500L Italia, shifted head variety (Scott 1291 var), lower left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, a great example, Fine to Very Fine, unlisted, signed Raybaudi, with his 1992 certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1458a; €6,500 ($7,930).
Realized $120.
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Lot 9792

Italy, 1979, 2000L Italia, light printing variety (Scott 1292 var), vertical pair, the blue a distinctly lighter shade, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanies.
Sassone 1459 var.
Realized $70.
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Lot 9793

Italy, 1979, 2000L Italia, shifted head and perforations variety (Scott 1292 var), bottom right corner block of 4, with marginal markings, including sheet number, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1459b; €36,000 as singles ($43,920).
Realized $375.
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Lot 9794
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Italy, 1979, 2000L Italia, shifted head variety (Scott 1292 var), with light corner cancel, and near-perfect centering, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1459a; €6,500 ($7,930).
Realized $70.
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Lot 9795

Italy, 1979, 3000L Italia, head and perforations shifted variety (Scott 1293 var), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1460b; €9,000 ($10,980).
Realized $150.
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Lot 9796

Italy, 1979, 3000L Italia, fading rose variety (Scott 1293 var), right margin vertical strip of 5, a weak print of the central vertical strip in red, most visible on the middle stamp, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1460 var.
Realized $150.
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Lot 9797

Italy, 1979, 4000L Italia, shifted head and perforations variety (Scott 1294 var), with marginal markings at the bottom of the stamp, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, unpriced in CEI, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1461b.
Realized $100.
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Lot 9798

Italy, 1979, 4000L Italia, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1294 var), bottom margin vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a pretty pair, signed Avi, accompanied by his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1461c; €13,000 ($15,860).
Realized $120.
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Lot 9799

Italy, 1979, 4000L Italia, paste-up strip (Scott 1294 var), left margin vertical strip of 4, "re-joined paper" variety, in the original Italian; a real looker, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, rarely found, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1461d; €50,000 ($61,000).
Realized $475.
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Lot 9800

Italy, 1979, 4000L Italia, dry printing variety (Scott 1294 var), top left corner margin block of 4, perfectly centered block of four showing distinct ink starvation at extreme left, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an uncatalogued variety, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1461 var.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9801

Italy, 1978, 5000L Italia, faulty blue variety (Scott 1295 var), top margin vertical pair, showing a distinct "disappearing" of the blue along the vertical center; not noted on the accompanying certificate: the head, Arms and "LIRE" strongly misplaced as well, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1462 var.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9802

Italy, 1978, 5000L Italia, shifted head and perforations variety (Scott 1295 var), right margin block of 4, head high, perforations low; from the lower right corner of the pane, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1462b; €80,000 as singles ($97,600).
Realized $950.
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Lot 9803

Italy, 1987, 20000L Italia, imperforate (Scott 1297 var), top margin strip of 5, o.g., never hinged, a stunning multiple; top margin cut diagonally (not affecting stamps); stained spot on gum of position 5 not noted on accompanying certificate, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1462Bb; €50,000 as singles ($61,000).
Realized $750.
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Lot 9804

Italy, 1980, 1000L Castle of Montagnana, orange shifted variety (Scott 1431 var), left margin single, orange strongly shifted to right, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1546c; €2,250 ($2,740).
Realized $40.
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Lot 9805

Italy, 1980, 50L Rocca di Calascio, two varieties together (Scott 1412 var), top margin vertical pair, with perforations shifted (CEI #1527c), resulting in the top stamp missing its "ITALIA" inscription (CEI #1527d), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1527c+1527d; €15,750 ($19,220).
Realized $190.
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Lot 9806

Italy, 1980, 50L Rocca di Calascio, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1412 var), a near-perfect bisect, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1527c; €3,250 ($3,960).
Realized $40.
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Lot 9807

Italy, 1980, 50L Rocca di Calascio, yellow shifted upwards variety (Scott 1412 var), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1527f; €3,750 ($4,580).
Realized $40.
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Lot 9808

Italy, 1980, 100L Aragonese Castle, one or more colors shifted variety (Scott 1415 var), the black, most definitely, with a perforation shift thrown in as well, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1530d; €3,250 ($3,960).
Realized $40.
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Lot 9809

Italy, 1980, 100L Aragonese Castle, perforations shifted variety (Scott 1415 var), bisecting the castle name and denomination, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1530a; €3,250 ($3,960).
Realized $40.
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Lot 9810

Italy, 1980, 100L Aragonese Castle, imperforate (Scott 1415 var), vertical pair, o.g., never hinged, pristine and as beautifully centered as you could want, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1530b; €25,000 as singles ($30,500).
Realized $375.
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Lot 9811

Italy, 1980, 100L Aragonese Castle, color and registration variety (Scott 1415 var), right margin vertical pair, blue missing; the black out of alignment, giving rise to a ghost castle, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine+, a fun error, unlisted, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1530 var.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9812

Italy, 1980, 150L Castle of Miramare, perforation and design errors (Scott 1417 var), top margin vertical pair, the pair misperforated (CEI #1532a), the top stamp thus with "ITALIA" omitted (CEI #1532b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a pretty pair, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanies.
Sassone 1532a+1532b; €15,750 ($19,220).
Realized $120.
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Lot 9813

Italy, 1980, 150L Castle of Miramare, shifted perforations and value omitted varieties (Scott 1417 var), bottom right corner margin block of 4, with denomination missing on two lower stamps, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1532a+1532b; €31,500 ($38,430).
Realized $300.
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Lot 9814

Italy, 1980, 150L Castle of Miramare, shifted colors variety (Scott 1417 var), multiple dramatic shifts, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine+, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1532c; €3,250 ($3,960).
Realized $36.
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Lot 9815

Italy, 1980, 300L Norman Castle Svevo, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1422 var), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1537a; €3,250 ($3,960).
Realized $40.
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Lot 9816

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1425 var), left margin single, bi-directional shift, showing portions of four stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1540b; €12,500 ($15,250).
Realized $120.
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Lot 9817

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, shifted perforations and colors missing variety (Scott 1425 var), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanies.
Sassone 1540 var.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9818

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, shifted colors variety (Scott 1425 var), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, accompanied by his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1540 var.
Realized $120.
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Lot 9819

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1425 var), eye-catching imperforate-at-center "stamp"; straight edge (selvage) at bottom, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1540b; €12,500 ($15,250).
Realized $90.
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Lot 9820

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, "disappearing print" variety (Scott 1425 var), a weak, and weakening, impression—but attention-grabbing nonetheless, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1540 var.
Realized $90.
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Lot 9821

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, black omitted variety (Scott 1425 var), an uncatalogued variety in pristine condition, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1540 var.
Realized $70.
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Lot 9822

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, misperforated and colors omitted variety (Scott 1425 var), top margin vertical pair, black and magenta omitted, the top stamp also missing "ITALIA", o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanies.
Sassone 1540 var.
Realized $120.
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