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Lot 1229
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Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1858 Franz Joseph 2s yellow, type I (Scott 7a), regummed, beautifully centered with clear, yellow color; but slightly soiled, otherwise Very Fine, with 1957 R.P.S.L. certificate.
Sassone 23; €4,500 without gum ($5,290).
Scott $3,000 without gum.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1230

Italian States: Lombardy-Venetia, 1863, Double Eagle, 10s blue, perf 14 (Scott 18), several "skipped" perforations, o.g., hinge remnant, fresh and well centered; shallow thin upper right corner (not mentioned on the accompanying certificate), otherwise Very Fine, with 1976 A. Fiecchi certificate.
Sassone 39; €25,000 ($29,380).
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1231

Italian States: Naples, 1858, Arms, 10g rose lake (Scott 5), o.g., small hinge remnant, ample to mostly large margins; tiny thin and minor abrasion in top margin (neither mentioned on the accompanying certificate), otherwise Very Fine, signed G. Parise et al, with 2017 Parise certificate.
Sassone 10; €18,000 ($21,150).
Scott $6,600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 1232

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, FUSIGNANO (Scott 3a, 7a), postmark on 1852, 3b black on light brown & 6b black on gray, tied by diamond grid cancels on folded address leaf sent registered from Fasignano to Rome; postmarked on reverse scarce boxed "FUSIGNANO" (Sassone 8 points, 750€) with "LUGO" straightline and Faenza c.d.s. (6 May 1857) transit postmarks, plus incomplete strike "ASSICRATA" straightline; backstamped red Rome c.d.s. on 9 May, Fine to Very Fine, signed A. Diena & Sismondo, with 2005 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 4c, 7a.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1233

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.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1234

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.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1235

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, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone 3A.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1236

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 3b black on brown, trisected (Scott 4e), tied by diamond grid to folded letter sheet addressed to Galliera, with Bologna c.d.s., Very Fine, with 2013 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 4 var.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1237
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Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 3b black on chrome yellow (Scott 4d), right sheet margin block of 4 with horizontal gutter, o.g., bottom stamps never hinged, Fine.
Scott $170 ++. Sassone 4A.
Sassone €750 as hinged gutter pairs ($880).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1238

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 4b black on gray brown (Scott 5c), o.g., an exemplary mint single, incredibly fresh with dividing lines on all sides, Very Fine. Quite on extraordinary example of this rare stamp, signed M. Raybaudi, with his 1995 certificate.
Sassone 5; €30,000 ($35,250).
Scott $11,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1239

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 5b black on rose (Scott 6), horizontal strip of 4 with left sheet margin, clear to large margins all around, diamond grid cancels on folded address leaf to Gap, France, postmarked Rome c.d.s., 13 Aug 1867, with red Pont St.-Michel French entry c.d.s., 15 Aug, and backstamped Lyon, Lyon a Avignon, and Gap c.d.s.s, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi & Caffaz, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 6A.
Sassone €3,000 ($3,520).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1240

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 7b black on gray (Scott 7a), o.g., amazingly fresh and bright with large balanced margins, Very Fine.
Sassone 7a; €3,000 ($3,520).
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1241

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 6b black on grayish lilac (Scott 7b), four clear margins, used with pair & single 8b black (9), all tied by diamond grid cancels on top half of a folded address leaf; postmarked ASSURATA SL and DIREZIONE DI ROMA c.d.s., 4 Jul 1865, backstamped BOLETTA-NAPOLI transit and Naples receiver, Fine to Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 7A.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1242

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1867, 5c 10c & 40c Second Issue (Scott 14, 15, 17), canceled by dotted grids on small cover to England, postmarked Rome, 26 Mar 1868 with blue Pont St.-Michel French entry c.d.s. (29 Mar) and red London PAID entry c.d.s. (30 Mar); backstamped Shrewsbury (30 Mar) and Lydbury (31 Mar); includes original letter; flap tears and minor edge toning, but a Fine and attractive three-color franking, signed Avi, En. Diena & Sorani, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 16, 17, 19.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1243

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1867, 10c, 20c & 80c Second Issue (Scott 15, 16, 18), canceled by diamond grids on small cover to Cincinnati, O., postmarked Rome, 18 Oct 1867 with incomplete red French entry c.d.s. and red "N.York Am. Pkt/ Paid c.d.s. (2 Nov) and red "9" (credit) handstamp; the 20c stamp is slightly faulty and the left side (the right edge of the cover), but otherwise a most attractive three-color franking, signed A. Diena, with his 1976 certificate.
Sassone 17, 18, 20.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1244

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1867, 10c black on vermilion (Scott 15), bright and fresh with dividing line on all four sides and full o.g., Very Fine, signed Em. Diena & "SS&CCO." (Scott Stamp & Coin Co.).
Sassone 17; €4,000 ($4,700).
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1245

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1868, 20c black on violet (Scott 23 var.), o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh with full, never hinged o.g.; natural straight edge at left, Extremely Fine, a marvelous example of this rare printing, signed A. Diena, En. Diena & Sismondo, with 2005 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 28b.
Sassone €2,000 ++ ($2,350).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1246

Italian States: Parma, 1859, Provisional Govt., 20c pale blue (Scott 14), o.g., lightly hinged, large to oversize margins, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 15; €2,200 ($2,580).
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 1247

Italian States: Parma, Newspaper Stamp, 1853, handstamped GAZZETTE ESTERE/ PIACENZA/ CENT 9 (Sassone B2), beautiful strike on complete issue of Il Cattolico, No. 1041, 18 Febr 1853, Very Fine, signed Em. & A. Diena, H. Avi, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone €1,650 ($1,940).
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1248

Italian States: Sardinia, Provisionals, 1820, 25c "Cavallino" embossed Post Rider, perfect impression on a complete folded letter to Bene; typical wax seal damage on reverse, Very Fine, signed Avi, A. Diena & Em. Diena, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 5; €2,500 ($2,940).
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1249

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.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1250

Italian States: Sardinia, 1855-63, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c vermilion (Scott 13d), vertical strip of 3, used with 20c deep ultramarine (12d, Sas. 15Aa), tied by GENOVA c.d.s.s, 7 Aug 1857, on folded address leaf to Naples; manuscript "33" rate and handstamped Postal Administration oval; backstamped Naples, 10 Aug; the strip has large margins except just touched in two places, the 20c has a horizontal file fold running through it, otherwise Very Fine, signed M. Raybaudi, with 1995 Raybaudi & 2001 Vaccari certificate s.
Sassone 16A.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1251

Italian States: Sardinia, 1855-63, Victor Emmanuel II, 40c carmine rose (Scott 13a), large balanced margins, tied on folded letter from Genoa to Nice, by rare "4226" dotted numeral cancel upon arrival in Nice; with red French "PD" and "Sardaigne/ Nice" entry c.d.s., 1 Aug 1861; few minor "bleach" spots, otherwise Very Fine and quite rare, signed Avi & Calves, with 2018 Avi certificate.
Sassone 16D; €180+ ($210).
Scott $170+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1252

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.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1253

Italy, 1865, Victor Emmanuel II, 5c slate green, Turin printing (Scott 26), o.g., Fine.
Sassone T16; €1,250 ($1,470).
Scott $1,825.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1254

Italy, 1901, Four-color mixed issue franking, registered cover from Genoa to Gallicano, 7-8 Nov 1901 franked with three 60c violet of 1889, a 25c blue of 1891 and 10c claret & 20c orange of 1901 (Sc. 55, 70, 79, 80; Sas. 47, 61, 71-72); slightly reduced at left, Fine to Very Fine, a marvelous, very scarce franking, signed En. Diena, with his 1989 certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1255

Italy, 1922, Trieste Philatelic Congress, 10c, 15c & 25c (Scott 142A-142C), neat Exhibition cancels, 7 Jun 1922, Fine to Very Fine, signed M. Raybaudi.
Sassone 123-125; €1,200 ($1,410).
Scott $875.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1256

Italy, 1923, Manzoni complete (Scott 165-170), o.g., previously hinged, unusually well centered and fresh examples of this most iconic set, Very Fine.
Sassone 151-156.
Scott $958.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1257
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Italy, 1932, Garibaldi complete, including the Airs & Air Special Deliveries (Scott 280-289, C35-C39, CE1-CE2), used blocks of 4, various dates between Jul & Sep 1932, Very Fine.
Sassone S 64; €3,200 ($3,760).
Scott $2,477.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 1258

Italy, 1934, Medal of Valor complete, including the Airs & Air Special Deliveries (Scott 331-341, C66-C72, CE8-C9), neatly canceled blocks of 4, various dates, Very Fine.
Sassone S. 77; €2,600 ($3,060).
Scott $2,046.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1259

Italy, 1922-23, Victor Emmanuel III, 60c dull violet, litho overprint "B.L.P." in black (Scott B15), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally bright and fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone B.L.P. 11; €2,750 ($3,230).
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1260

Italy, 1922-23, Victor Emmanuel III, 60c dull violet, litho overprint "B.L.P." in black (Scott B15), tied by Rome c.d.s., 28 Nov 1923, on a B.L.P. Letter Card addressed to Nalut, Tripolitania, bearing a Rome registration label and backstamped Nalut, 10 Dec; however, according to the accompanying certificate, the card did not travel through the mail, the registration label, the address, and the Nalut backstamp being added later; part of the back missing, otherwise Very Fine, with 2016 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone B.L.P. 11; €3,500 ($4,110).
Scott $1,900 as a used stamp.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1261

Italy, Semi-Official Airmail, 1926, Nobile Polar Flight varieties, 2 items from this airship expedition: imperf. with blue color missing + vertical pair imperf. between, rare, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1262

Italy, Airmail, 1933, Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight complete (Scott C48-C49), upper left corner margin blocks of 4 overprinted for Balbo & Pellegrini, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Sassone S. 1509A, 1509N; €1,450+ ($1,700).
Scott $1,150+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1263

Italy, Airmail, 1933, 5.25L+44.75L Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight (Scott C49), Pilot Ranieri, tied by Trieste c.d.s.s on registered, cacheted Balbo flight cover to Winnipeg, Canada, 19 Jun-16 Jul, ten backstamps (eight different), Very Fine, with 1996 Raybaudi certificate.
Sassone 52 var.; €4,000 ($4,700).
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 1264

Italy, Airmail Official, 1933, 5.25L+44.75L Balbo Trans-Atlantic Flight (Scott CO1), o.g., lightly hinged, bright and fresh; tiny natural paper inclusion at upper right, Very Fine. Only 5,000 were issued.
Sassone SA 1; €4,200 ($4,940).
Scott $3,300.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1265

Italy, Airmail Official, 1934, 10L Roma-Mogadiscio Flight (Scott CO2), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh and perfectly centered, Extremely Fine. Only 5,000 were issued.
Sassone SA 2; €1,650 for top centering ($1,940).
Scott $875.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1266

Italy, Postage Due, 1869, 10c buff (Scott J2), used with an 1870 50c Postage Due (J10, Sas. S 9) paying the 60c Postage Due charge on a folded address leaf sent unpaid from Corfu to Gallipoli on 11 May 1871; the Postage Dues are canceled Gallipoli, 24 May 1871, Very Fine, a very scarce mixed issue franking, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone S 2.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1267
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Italy, Postage Due, 1870, 2c buff & magenta, numeral inverted (Scott J4a), absolutely perfectly centered with a neat partial Rome c.d.s., Extremely Fine, Sassone's value is for "mediocre" centering; "optimal" centering for the normal stamp is 75€—a premium of 650%!
Sassone S 4b; €5,750 ++ ($6,760).
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE ERROR IN EXISTENCE.
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Lot 1268

Italy, Postage Due, 1890-94, 60c deep buff & magenta, numeral inverted (Scott J11a), o.g., lightly hinged, exceptionally fresh and virtually perfectly centered, Extremely Fine, Sassone's value is for "mediocre" centering; "optimal" centering for the normal stamp is 1400€—a premium of 775%!
Sassone S 26a; €750 ++ ($880).
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1269

Italy, Postage Dues, 1890-91, 10c-30c surcharges complete (Scott J25-J27), o.g., a bright, fresh set; the rare 30c in exceptionally well centered but has a few short perfs, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, the 30c this well centered is priced at €6,750 ($7,425), with 2017 H. Avi certificate.
Sassone S17-19; €1,600 for poor centering ($1,880).
Scott $2,665.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1270

Italian Social Republic, Special Delivery, 1944, 1.25L green, Florence printing, lilac carmine overprint (Scott E1 var.), used with 50c violet, Florence printing, Inverted carmine lilac overprint (3 var., Sas. 493/Ia), tied by Desenzano sul Garda/ Brescia c.d.s., 28 Feb 1944, on cover to Turin, backstamped Torino, 10 Mar, Very Fine, a very rare cover—Sassone value just for the special delivery on cover is 2000€, signed M. Raybaudi & Sorani, with 1984 Sorani & 1995 Raybaudi certificates.
Sassone 493/Ia.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1271

Italian Occupation of the Ionian Islands, Airmail, 1941, 50L violet brown (Scott NC11), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an exceedingly rare stamp.
Scott $2,400 for hinged.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1272

Italian Occupation of the Aegean Islands, Airmail, 1934, Soccer World Cup complete (Scott C28-C31), blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $980.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1273

Italian Colonies: Cyrenaica, Airmail, 1933, North Atlantic Crossing complete (Scott C18-C19), ten pristine sets, o.g., never hinged; natural gum inclusion one C18, mentioned only for strict accuracy, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1274

Italian Colonies: Eritrea, Postage Dues, 1903, 5c to 10L complete (Scott J1-J11), o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine. The rare 10L is quite well centered and is signed A. Diena, F. Ferrario, and Senf Bros., with a 2013 Ferrario certificate.
Sassone S1-11; €11,000 ($12,920).
Scott $8,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1275

Italian Colonies: Libya, Airmail, 1935-39, complete for the period (Scott C19-38), blocks of 4 of each, plus a second set of blocks of C25-C35, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,497.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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