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Lot 8070
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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 F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $100.
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Lot 8071

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 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8072

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 F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 3, 7c, 8c.
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8073
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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 ($730) .
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8074
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Italian States: Naples, 1858 Arms 20g rose lake (Scott 6), ample to om with nco and lt boxed ANNULLATO cancels, Very Fine, signed Ressel, with 2006 Sismondo certificate noting that he has signed the stamp, though he has noy.
Sassone 12; €1,250 ($1,400). Scott $675 .
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $60.
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Lot 8075

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.
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8076

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.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $30.
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Lot 8077

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.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 8078

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, RUSSI (Scott 4b), postmark on 1852, 3b black on yellow brown, full dividing line on all sides, including partial sheet margin at left, neatly pen canceled on back of folded address leaf from Russi to Bologna, with very scarce small boxed "RUSSI" postmark in blue alongside (Sassone 8 points 750€); Faenza transit c.d.s. on front, 5 Apr 57, and Bologna receiver the next day on reverse, Very Fine, signed A. Diena & L. Raybaudi, with 2005 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 4c.
Suggested Bid $90
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Realized $55.
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Lot 8079

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, RUSSI (Scott 2), postmark on 1852, 1b black on gray green, two singles, each canceled with a bold clear strike of the very rare "RVSSI" (Russi) straightline in blue (Sassone 12 points, 4,000€) on small folded address leaf to Forli; with straightline "FAENZA" transit postmark, and two strikes straightline "13 APRILE", also in transit, on reverse; stamps with two or three frame lines, cover Very Fine.
Sassone 2.
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $120.
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Lot 8080

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.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $30.
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Lot 8081

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, SAVIGNANO (Scott 4a), postmark on 1852, 3b black on light brown, nice strike scarce "SAVIGNANO" straightline on folded address leaf to Bologna, franked with a 3b black on light brown (4a) with dividing lines on all sides tied by diamond grid cancel; backstamped Bologna, 9 Aug 1858, Very Fine, signed A. Diena & Sismondo, with 2006 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 4b.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $60.
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Lot 8082

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 1b black on gray green (Scott 2), dividing line visible on all sides (complete on 3), tied by pen cancel on small folded letter postmarked scarce undated MASSA FISCAGLIA double circle on small folded letter to Ferrara, where it was backstamped 28 Oct 1857, Very Fine.
Sassone 2.
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $15.
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Lot 8083

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 2b black on yellow green & 3b black on yellow brown (Scott 3a, 4b), 3-4 margins, tied by rare straightline "ACQUAPENDENTE" (Sassone 13 points, €6,500) in transit on folded letter from San Lorenzo to Castiglion Fiorentino with handstamped "P.D." on the front and straightline "S.LORENZO" postmark of origin and Castiglion Fiorentino receiver, 7 Jun 1853, on the back, F.-V.F.
Sassone 3A.
Suggested Bid $200
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Realized $120.
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Lot 8084

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1859, 2b black on olive green (Scott 3a var.), four 4-margin singles, each canceled with a bold handstamped cross on a folded address leaf from Farrara to Milan, 30 Mar-1 Apr, 1855; cosmetically refolded with original top fold slightly affecting the top edges of the stamps, still Very Fine, . A pretty cover., signed Avi & A. Diena, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 3.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8085

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, F.-V.F., signed Sismondo, with hid 2007 certificate.
Sassone 3a var.; €700 ($780). Scott $360 .
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $40.
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Lot 8086

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 4b black on lemon & 8b black on white (Scott 5, 9), each with four dividing lines including a sheet (4b) or gutter (8b) margin, tied by diamond grid cancel on a folded letter from Bologna to Genoa, 18-20 Jan 1859, with red "FRANCA" and "P.D." handstamps, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 5Ab, 9.
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $90.
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Lot 8087

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.
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $80.
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Lot 8088

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.
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8089
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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 ($270). Scott $120 .
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8090

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 ($450). Scott $190 .
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $26.
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Lot 8091

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 .
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 8092

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 7b black on blue (Scott 8), nice 4-margin single used with a 1b gray blue (2), each canceled by Comacchio type II cross on large piece of cover front to Paliano with "COMACCHIO" and "RAVENNA" straightlines and part of Papal States seal, F.-V.F.
Sassone 8.
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 8093

Italian States: Parma, Italian States: Parma, 1852, 15c black on pink (Scott 3), with good to ample margins on three sides and just touching at top, tied on folded letter by Parma Nov. 28 circular datestamp, addressed to Casalmaggi with receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
Sassone 3; €400 ($450). Scott $180 .
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8094

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 ($1,340). Scott $525 .
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8095

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 ($22,420). Scott $9,500 .
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $90.
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Lot 8096

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, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 8; €1,200 ($1,340). Scott $500 .
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8097

Italian States: Sardinia, 1855-63, Victor Emmanuel II, 5c yellow green (Scott 10a), 4-margin horizontal pair, used with a 3-margin 40c vermilion (13d, Sas, 16A), tied by three weak strikes NIZZA MARITTA c.d.s., 22 Sep 1857 on cover to Besançon, France; red French "P.D." and Sardaigne Antibes entry c.d.s., 24 Sep; backstamped Besançon the same day; some light toning, Fine, signed Sismondo, with his 2009 certificate.
Sassone 13E.
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $90.
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Lot 8098

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.
Suggested Bid $90
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Realized $45.
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Lot 8099
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Italian States: Sardinia, 1861 Victor Emmanuel II, 80c orange yellow (Scott 14), canceled Genoa c.d.s., 26 Apr 1861, large margins, Very Fine, signed A. Brun.
Sassone 17C; €700 ($780). Scott $380 .
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 8100
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Italian States: Tuscany, Provisional Government, Spiro Forgeries of the 1860 1c-80c Coat of Arms Issue (Scott 17-22 vars.), matched set of lower left corner margin singles, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8101

Italian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 5c olive green (Scott 18a), two 4-margin singles, tied by two of three somewhat blurry strikes FIRENZE c.d.s., 4 Aug 1860, on folded address leaf to Livorno, backstamped the next day'name of addressee neatly inked out, otherwise Very Fine, extremely rare franking, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 18a; €1,800 ($2,020). Scott $1,075 .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $150.
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Lot 8102

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, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $40.
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Lot 8103

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.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 8104

Italy, 1906, postage due cover from Germany, 1871, 10c buff & magenta (J6) tied by Naples squared circle, 27 Apr 1906, on German 2pf postal card sent from Charlottenburg on 20 Apr, to Trento, Austria, where a 6h Austrian Postage Due stamp was canceled on 21 Apr; the card was subsequently redirected to Naples, resulting in the nullification of the Austrian Due with a red "Annullato" and the final application of the 10c Italian Postage Due charge. A Very Fine and rare 3-country Postage Due franking, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $80.
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Lot 8105

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.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8106

Italy, 1923, miniature postcard Venice to Lyme, Italy, with 55¢ (1920), GB postage due, franked Sc. 94 & 106 with black stepped handstamps "Liable to Letter.,/I.S." and "Below limits of size/I.S." with GB postage due (Sc. J4), Sc. 106 is rare on cover, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $30.
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Lot 8107
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Italy, 1949 Centenary of Roman Republic (Scott 518), light cancel, F.-V.F. Scott $120 .
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $15.
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Lot 8108
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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.
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8109
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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.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8110
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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.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 8111

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, F.-V.F.
Sassone T15.
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 8112

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.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 8113

Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 5c, 10c & 40c Turin printing (Scott 26, 27, 31), tied by "206" numeral cancels on cover from Rome to Detroit, Mich. with Rome c.d.s., 16 Dec 1872, and red "New York/ Paid All" c.d.s., Jan (day not struck up); slightly reduced at left, minor edge wear slightly affects 2c stamp, otherwise Fine, signed Avi, with clear 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone T16.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8114

Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c carmine, Turin printing (Scott 31), bright and fresh with full, never hinged original gum(!); both bottom corner perfs nibbed, otherwise Fine.
Sassone T20; €9,000 ($10,090). Scott $13,000 .
Suggested Bid $300
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Realized $150.
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Lot 8115

Italy, 1890, 2c on Revalued Parcel Post 10c-1.75L complete (Scott 58-63), o.g., F.-V.F.
Sassone S.6. Scott $162 .
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $15.
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Lot 8116

Italy, 1910, Garibaldi complete (Scott 115-116), o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Sassone 87-90. Scott $315 .
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $28.
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Lot 8117
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Italy, 1911 50th Anniversary of Union Of Italian States (Scott 119-122), F.-V.F. Scott $169 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8118

Italy, 1916, Victor Emmanuel III, 20c on 15c slate, re-engraved (Scott 129), some stamps have tropicalized gum, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.
Sassone 106. Scott $400 .
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8119
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Italy, 1921, Annexation of Venezia Giulia complete (Scott 130-132), light cancels, scarce issue used, F.-V.F.
Sassone 113-115. Scott $150 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8120

Italy, 1921, 15c Dante with Extra Horizontal Perfs (Scott 133var), block of 4, o.g., never hinged; stain on selvedge, F.-V.F.
Sassone 116.
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 8121

Italy, 1922, Mazzini complete (Scott 140-142), o.g., lightly hinged, F.-V.F.
Sassone 128-130. Scott $45 .
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $8.
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Lot 8122
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Italy, 1922, Mazzini complete (Scott 140-142), canceled TORINO, 31 Oct 1922, F.-V.F.
Sassone 128-130; €165 ($180). Scott $122 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8123

Italy, 1923, Arms of Savoy, 10c on 2c orange brown, inverted surcharge (Scott 149a), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine.
Sassone 138a. Scott $60 .
Suggested Bid $10
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Realized $5.
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Lot 8124
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Italy, 1933, Holy Year regular issues complete (Scott 310-314), fresh and clean, Very Fine. Scott $248 .
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 8125

Italy, 1934, World Soccer Championship complete (Scott 324-328, C62-C65), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone 357-361, A69-72; €320 ($360). Scott $264 .
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8126

Italy, 1934, World Soccer Championship complete (Scott 324-328), a gorgeous set, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. Scott $330 .
Suggested Bid $60
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Realized $32.
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Lot 8127

Italy, 1935, Aeronautical Salon at Milan complete (Scott 345-348), gorgeous set, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. Scott $830 .
Suggested Bid $160
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Realized $80.
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Lot 8128
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Italy, 1935, Bellini regular issues (Scott 349-353), F.-V.F. Scott $273 .
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 8129
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Italy, 1935, Bellini regular issues complete (Scott 349-354), F.-V.F. Scott $204 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8130

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 .
Suggested Bid $30
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8131

Italy, 1948, 30L Torch (Scott 488), the key value in the 1945-48 Definitives, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone 563; €550 ($620). Scott $380 Est.
Suggested Bid $70
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Realized $36.
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Lot 8132

Italy, 1950, Holy Year complete (Scott 535-536), o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. Scott $85 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $20.
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Lot 8133
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Italy, 1951, Montecassino Abbey complete (Scott 579-580), lightly canceled, F.-V.F. Scott $52 .
Suggested Bid $20
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Realized $10.
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Lot 8134

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.
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $120.
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Lot 8135

Italy, 1979, 1500L Italia, shifted head variety (Scott 1291 var), lower left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, a great example, F.-V.F., unlisted, signed Raybaudi, with his 1992 certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1458a; €6,500 ($7,290).
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8136

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.
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 8137

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 ($40,360).
Suggested Bid $475
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Realized $250.
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Lot 8138
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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 ($7,290).
Suggested Bid $80
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Realized $40.
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Lot 8139

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 ($10,090).
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $90.
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Lot 8140

Italy, 1979, 3000L Italia, head and perforations shifted variety (Scott 1293 var), left margin horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, choice, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1460b; €18,000 ($20,180).
Suggested Bid $375
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Realized $190.
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Lot 8141

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, F.-V.F., unpriced in CEI, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1461b.
Suggested Bid $120
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Realized $60.
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Lot 8142

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 ($14,570).
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8143

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.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 8144

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, F.-V.F., unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1462 var.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 8145

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 ($89,680).
Suggested Bid $1,200
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Realized $600.
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Lot 8146

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 ($56,050).
Suggested Bid $950
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Realized $475.
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Lot 8147

Italy, 1980, 1000L Castle of Montagnana, orange shifted variety (Scott 1431 var), left margin single, orange strongly shifted to right, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1546c; €2,250 ($2,520).
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 8148

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, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1527c+1527d; €15,750 ($17,660).
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $120.
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Lot 8149

Italy, 1980, 50L Rocca di Calascio, yellow shifted upwards variety (Scott 1412 var), o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1527f; €3,750 ($4,200).
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 8150

Italy, 1980, 100L Aragonese Castle, one or more colors shifted variety (Scott 1415 var), the black strongly misregistered, giving rise to a ghost castle, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1530d; €3,250 ($3,640).
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 8151

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, F.-V.F.+, a fun error, unlisted, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1530 var.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 8152

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 ($17,660).
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8153

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, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1532a+1532b; €31,500 ($35,310).
Suggested Bid $375
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Realized $190.
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Lot 8154

Italy, 1980, 150L Castle of Miramare, shifted colors variety (Scott 1417 var), multiple dramatic shifts, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F.+, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1532c; €3,250 ($3,640).
Suggested Bid $50
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Realized $28.
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Lot 8155

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 ($3,640).
Suggested Bid $45
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Realized $24.
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Lot 8156

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.
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8157

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1425 var), left margin vertical pair, a striking pair, with one complete stamp design transected twice, plus portions of three surrounding designs, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, one to make you look twice, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1540b; €25,000 ($28,020).
Suggested Bid $375
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Realized $190.
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Lot 8158

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, misperforated and missing colors variety (Scott 1425 var), top margin block of 4, a beautiful foursome, the upper two stamps with "ITALIA" omitted, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1540 var.
Suggested Bid $375
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Realized $190.
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Lot 8159

Italy, 1980, 500L Castle of Rovereto, shifted perforations and "ITALIA" omitted variety (Scott 1426 var), top margin vertical pair, a lovely couple, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1541b+1541c; €25,000 ($28,020).
Suggested Bid $225
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Realized $120.
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Lot 8160

Italy, 1980, 500L Castle of Rovereto, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1426 var), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1541b; €3,250 ($3,640).
Suggested Bid $55
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Realized $30.
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Lot 8161

Italy, 1980, 500L Castle of Rovereto, imperforate (Scott 1426 var), top left corner pair, o.g., never hinged, a fresh and lovely pair, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1541a; €13,000 as singles ($14,570).
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $90.
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Lot 8162

Italy, 1980, 600L Scaligero Castle, imperforate at bottom variety (Scott 1427 var), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1542b; €9,000 ($10,090).
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8163

Italy, 1980, 600L Scaligero Castle, green only and misperforated (Scott 1427 var), vertical pair, a striking print, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1542 var.
Suggested Bid $600
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Realized $300.
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Lot 8164

Italy, 1980, 700L Castle of Ivrea, shifted perforations and missing "ITALIA" varieties (Scott 1428 var), top margin vertical pair, the pair misperforated (CEI #1543b), the top with country name omitted (CEI #1543c)—with colors misregistered to boot, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1543b+1543c; €15,750 ($17,660).
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8165

Italy, 1980, 700L Castle of Ivrea, violet only variety (Scott 1428 var), monochrome rather than its normal multicolor, o.g., never hinged; pulled perforation center top, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, nevertheless, near Very Fine, a real attention-grabber, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1543f; €12,500 ($14,010).
Suggested Bid $180
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Realized $90.
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Lot 8166

Italy, 1980, 700L Castle of Ivrea, shifted perforations variety (Scott 1428 var), right margin block of 4, only four, despite the certificate stating six (and corrected in manuscript), o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanies.
Sassone 1543b; €13,000 as singles ($14,570).
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8167

Italy, 1980, 900L Castle of St. Peter, colors shifted and missing variety (Scott 1430 var), a colorful oddball, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1545 var.
Suggested Bid $110
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Realized $55.
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Lot 8168

Italy, 1980, 1000L Castle of Montagnana, orange omitted variety (Scott 1431 var), o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., absolutely nothing fruity about this stamp, signed Avi, with 2010 SBPV certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1546d; €12,500 ($14,010).
Suggested Bid $140
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Realized $70.
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Lot 8169

Italy, 1984, 550L Castle of Rocco Sinibalda, shifted colors variety (Scott 1478 var), o.g., never hinged, a fresh example, F.-V.F., signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1541Ac; €2,250 ($2,520).
Suggested Bid $40
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Realized $22.
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