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Lot 5752
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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 $40
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Lot 5753
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Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 5c slate green, Turin printing (Scott 26), regummed, with sharp detail and outstanding color; three clear margins, Fine.
Sassone T16. Scott $225 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5754
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Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c carmine, Turin printing (Scott 31), unused without gum, with intense color on clean paper with three good margins; repair at left (very well done—really only shows on reverse), F.-V.F. appearance.
Sassone T20. Scott $750 .
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5755

Italy, 1925, Victor Emmanuel III, 30c gray (Scott 103 var), full offset on reverse, o.g., never hinged, a magnificent item with rich color and full detail—on both sides of the stamp (!!); one perforation toned at top, still Very Fine, a great item for your collection or exhibit.
Sassone 185.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 5756

Italy, 1931, 20c-5L+2.50L St. Anthony of Padua, complete set (Scott 258-264), o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. Scott $210 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5757

Italy, 1932, Garibaldi regular issues complete (Scott 280-289), o.g., mostly lightly hinged; trivial light gum discolorations, F.-V.F. Scott $166 .
Suggested Bid $45
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Lot 5758

Italy, 1935, University Contests complete (Scott 342-344), blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Very Fine. Scott $80 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 5759

Italy, 1937, Child Welfare regular issues complete (Scott 367-376), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone 406-415. Scott $415 .
Suggested Bid $140
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Lot 5760

Italy, 1937, 1.75L+75c Child Welfare (Scott 374), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine. Scott $100 .
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5761

Italy, 1966, Italian Patriots, striking transitional evanescent variety (Scott 945 var.), top left corner margin strip of 3, two stamps showing the variety, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Catalogo Encic. Ital. 1025b; €3,500 ($3,920).
Suggested Bid $110
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Lot 5762

Italy, 1965, Night Air Mail Network, evanescent variety at bottom 40% (Scott 922 var), strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Catalogo Encic. Ital. 1025b; €5,250 ($5,880).
Suggested Bid $110
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Lot 5763

Italy, 1979, 2000L blue & green, head omitted (Scott 1292 var.), color evanesent, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with a 2004 Chiavarello certificate.
Sassone 1439 var.
Suggested Bid $100
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Lot 5764

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 $45
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Lot 5765

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, F.-V.F., unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1460 var.
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5766

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 $45
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Lot 5767

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 $475
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Lot 5768

Italy, 1980, 5L St. Angelo Castle, major misregistration (Scott 1408 var), apparently from the top row of the sheet, the basic stamp design perfectly centered, with secondary frame and castle highlight colors shifted to southwest by 30%, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a striking error.
Sassone 1523 var; €3,500 ($3,920).
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5769

Italy, 1980, 10L Sforzesco, major misregistration (Scott 1409 var), the underlying brown and gray properly printed, the secondary black and yellow forcefully out of register, showing portions of four stamps, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an eye-catcher.
Sassone 1524 var; €3,500 ($3,920).
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5770

Italy, 1980, 10L Del Monte Castle, major misregistration (Scott 1410 var), the secondary frame and highlighting colors shifted to southwest, resulting in parts of four stamps appearing over the basic design, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a stunner.
Sassone 1525 var; €3,500 ($3,920).
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5771

Italy, 1980, 40L Ursino Castle, major misregistration (Scott 1411 var), a beautiful error, the secondary dark green, blue and orange brown displaced vertically by 40%, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a looker.
Sassone 1526 var; €3,500 ($3,920).
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5772

Italy, 1980, 60L St. Mauro Fort, major misregistration (Scott 1413 var), the first printing pass superbly centered, the second (red-brown frame and tower highlights) off, with portions of four stamps appearing, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a lovely example.
Sassone 1528 var; €3,500 ($3,920).
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5773

Italy, 1980, 100L Aragonese Castle, major misregistration (Scott 1415 var), with portions of four stamps' frames and castle highlights appearing over the basic design, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a striking error from the popular Castles series.
Sassone 1530d; €3,250 ($3,640).
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5774

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 $180
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Lot 5775

Italy, 1980, 150L Miramare Castle, major misregistration (Scott 1417 var), with secondary frame and castle highlights shifted, resulting in interesting ghosting, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a pretty stamp.
Sassone 1532c; €3,250 ($3,640).
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5776

Italy, 1980, 450L Castle of Bosa, shifted colors variety (Scott 1425 var), slate low and cutting across the perforations; other offset colors high, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., a great "ghosting" example, unlisted, signed Avi, his 2010 SBPV certificate accompanies.
Sassone 1540 var.
Suggested Bid $90
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Lot 5777

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 $140
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Lot 5778

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 $110
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Lot 5779

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 $140
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Lot 5780

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 $90
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Lot 5781

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 $70
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Lot 5782

Italy, 1981, 30L Aquila Castle, major misregistration (Scott 1475 var), with portions of four stamps' secondary border and highlight colors displaced, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a real attention-grabber.
Sassone 1525A var; €3,500 ($3,920).
Suggested Bid $300
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Lot 5783

Italy, 1990, 750L Rocca di Urbisaglia, green faulty (Scott 1659 var), left margin block of 4, the Italians call it "stampa in basso evanescente" ("the stamp disappears at the bottom"): a weak or nearly non-existent printing of the green at the base of the design; a striking error, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, unlisted, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate.
Sassone 1543Ag; €30,000 as singles ($33,630).
Suggested Bid $180
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Lot 5784

Italy, 1988, 750L Castle of Venafro, shifted printing variety (Scott 1665 var), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2010 SBPV certificate (catalogue number corrected in manuscript).
Sassone 1549Ga; €9,000 ($10,090).
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5785

Italy, 1988, 650L National Soccer Championships, error of color (Scott 1743 var), the "Milan blue"with yellow omitted, green areas of issued stamp appear blue, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a striking modern error, signed Raybaudi, with his 1990 certificate accompanying.
Sassone 1836a; €27,000 ($30,270). Bolaffi 1881B.
Suggested Bid $1,600
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Lot 5786

Italy, 2004, 45c Venus of Urbina, value missing (Scott 2447 var), full pane of 100, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh; neatly folded in half vertically, Very Fine, a great opportunity to acquire this modern error.
Sassone 2370Aa; €45,000 ($50,440).
Suggested Bid $600
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Lot 5787
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Italy, Airmail, 1917, 25c and 25c on 40c Flights (Scott C1, C2), F.-V.F.
Sassone 1. Scott $88 .
Suggested Bid $40
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Lot 5788

Italy, 1930, Air Mail, 50c-9L+2L Virgil, complete set (Scott C23-C26), o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. Scott $430 .
Suggested Bid $160
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Lot 5789
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Italy, 1932, Garibaldi Airmails complete (Scott C35-C39), neatly canceled, Very Fine. Scott $151 .
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5790

Italy, 1933, Air Mail, 3L-20L Graf Zeppelin, complete set (Scott C42-C47), bottom margin singles, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F., each value signed Sorani. Scott $330 .
Suggested Bid $180
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Lot 5791
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Italy, 1938, Proclamation of the Empire (Scott C100-C105), F.-V.F. Scott $171 .
Suggested Bid $70
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Lot 5792
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Italy, 1948, St. Catherine (Scott C127-C128), F.-V.F. Scott $64 .
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 5793
 
Italy, 1945 A.M.G. Issue complete (Scott 1N1-1N9), complete panes of 100 with plate numbers, o.g., never hinged.
Sassone 1-9; €5,000 as singles ($5,600). Scott $1,550 as singles .
Suggested Bid $450
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Lot 5794

Italy: Trieste Zone A, 1947, Radio Anniversary Airs complete (Scott C7-C12), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone €75 ($80). Scott $53 .
Suggested Bid $30
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Lot 5795

Italy: Trieste Zone A, 1949-52, 100L-1000L Capitoline Hill Bell Tower (Scott C23-C26), Very Fine.
Sassone A23-26; €200 ($220). Scott $147 .
Suggested Bid $80
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Lot 5796

Italy: Barge, 1945, National Liberation Committee (CLN) Barge, complete, on 5c to 1L Social Republic issues, each bearing a two-line "C.L.N./Barge" overprint in black; stamps Post Office fresh with rich color and clean paper, all wonderfully centered, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone 1-8; €2,000 ($2,240).
Suggested Bid $110
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Lot 5797

Italian Occupation of the Aegean Islands, 1930, Ferrucci (Scott C1-C3), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone A1-3; €200 ($220). Scott $98 .
Suggested Bid $60
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Lot 5798

Italian Occupation of the Aegean Islands: Patmo, 1932, Garibaldi Issue (Scott 17-26), o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $45
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Lot 5799
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Italian Colonies: Libya, 1935, Ninth Tripoli Sample Fair (Scott C19-C24), a nicely canceled set, F.-V.F.
Sassone A21-26; €110 ($120). Scott $82 .
Suggested Bid $40
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