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Lot 467

Italian States: Modena, Newspaper Tax, 1859, 10c black, unissued 2nd printing with vertical dividing line (Scott PR5b), most o.g., large margins including virtually complete dividing line at left, Very Fine, ex-Walske, with 1975 P.F. certificate as a normal P5 with "part o.g."
Sassone 5/I.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 468
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Italian States: Naples, 1860, Cross of Savoy, ½t deep blue (Scott 9), position 12, unused without gum, exceptionally bright and fresh with extra large margins at top, left and bottom, clear to just touching at right, Fine to Very Fine, signed J.W. Scott and Sismondo, with 2009 Sismondo certificate.
Sassone 16; €38,500 without gum ($43,310).
Scott $16,500 without gum.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

An exceptional, completely sound unused example of this rare half-tornesi Cross of Savoy
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Lot 469
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Italian States: Naples & Sicily/Two Sicilies, 1858, ½g, 1g & 50g, 1898 Reprint die proofs from original dies (Scott 1R, 2R, 6R); lightly toned, otherwise Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 470

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 ($33,750).
Scott $11,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 471

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 ($3,380).
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 472

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 6b black on grayish lilac (Scott 7b), a lovely mint block of 4, o.g., ample to large margins all around; top stamps each with a small thin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $6,800 as singles. Sassone 7A.
Sassone €16,250 ($18,280).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $300.
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Lot 473

Italian States: Papal/Roman States, 1852, 50b dull blue (Scott 10), four clear to large margins, used with 7b and 8b (8, 9) on outer folded letter from Rome to Naples, 10-12 Dec 1861; endorsed "Via di Mare" and rated "56" (decimes), with Roma departure c.d.s. and red oval "Piroscafi Postali Francesi" and Naples arrival backtamps, Fine to Very Fine, . A rare and attractive three-color franking. Sassone records just one cover (not this one) with this franking combination., signed Em. Diena and three others.
Sassone 10; €13,000 ($14,620).
Scott $6,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 474

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 ($4,500).
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 475
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Italian States: Parma, 1859, Provisional Govt., 40c red, broken "ATI" of "STATI" (Scott 15 var.), position 13 in the first composition of the plate of 60, and position 32 in the second, canceled partial BORG(O S. DONNINO) c.d.s., 2 Jan 18(60), large margins except barely touched at upper left and lower right, Fine to Very Fine. A marvelous example of this rare variety., signed Bloch, Em. Diena & Sismondo, with 2006 Sismondo and 1964 Diena certificates.
Sassone 17cD.
Sassone €25,000 ($28,120).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 476
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Italian States: Parma, 1859, Provisional Govt., 40c red (Scott 15), canceled "PIACENZA/ 20/ DEC/ 59", four nice, perfectly balanced margins, Very Fine, hinged onto a small piece of the cover to which it was originally affixed, signed Sismondo & Thier, with 2006 Roumet certificate.
Sassone 17; €20,000 ($22,500).
Scott $8,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

An outstanding example of this rare used stamp.

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Lot 477

Italian States: Romagna, 1859, ½b black on straw, diagonal bisect (Scott 1a), in a pair with a full ½b, large margins except barely shaved at lower left, tied by light diamond grid cancel on reverse of a small folded letter sent mailed locally in Bologna, front bares a Bologna c.d.s., 1 Dec 1859 and the reverse a lightly struck "P.L." in circle distribution marking, Very Fine. An exceptional example of this rare bisect., signed Em. Diena, Sorani, Sismondo, and one other, with 2006 Sismondo and 2002 Briefmarken Prüfstelle certificates.
Sassone 1; €32,500 ($36,560).
Scott $16,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 478

Italian States: Sicily, 1859, Ferdinand II, ½g orange, Palermo consignment (Scott 10g), o.g., bright color and good margins including full dividing line at left & bottom, Very Fine, signed Richter.
Sassone 1; €1,200 ($1,350).
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 479

Italian States: Sicily, 1859, Ferdinand II, Palermo issue, 1g grayish olive, plate II (Scott 12g), o.g., large margins including full dividing line at top and right, Very Fine, signed A. Brun & A. Diena.
Sassone 4; €1,650 ($1,860).
Scott $875.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 480

Italian States: Tuscany, 1857, 6cr deep blue (Scott 15), vertical pair, three large margins, but is just clear to just touching at left, tied by two of three FIRENZE ribbon c.d.s.s, 24 May 1858, and by framed "PD", on folded address leaf from Florence to Milan, backstamped MILANO, 26 May, Very Fine. A marvelous cover, signed Oliva, with his 1999 certificate.
Sassone 15b; €7,500 ($8,440).
Scott $4,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 481

Italian States: Tuscany, 1860, Provisional Govt., 20c blue (Scott 20), vertical pair with nice margins (barely touching at lower left due to slight misalignment of the clichés), tied by two of three strikes LIVORNO c.d.s., 29 Sep 1860, on folded address leaf to Messina; handstamped double-lined "P.D."; backstamped Messina 2 Oct, Very Fine, signed Avi, with his 2018 certificate.
Sassone 20; €3,500 ($3,940).
Scott $2,700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $275.
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Lot 482
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Italy, 1862, Victor Emmanuel II, 80c orange (Scott 21), absolutely perfectly centered (!), canceled FIRENZE c.d.s., 11 Dec 1863; small cut, Extremely Fine, . An extraordinary example of this rare used stamp, with 1994 Craffaz certificate.
Sassone 4; €3,750 ($4,220).
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $110.
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Lot 483

Italy, 1926, 1.25L St. Francis of Assisi, perf 13½ (Scott 182a), o.g., never hinged, well centered and fresh, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Sassone 196.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 484

Italy, 1934, World Soccer Championship, complete set (Scott 324-328, C62-C65), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 485
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Italy, Airmail, 1930, Virgil complete (Scott C23-C26), a neatly canceled used set, Fine to Very Fine.
Sassone A21-24; €1,600 ($1,800).
Scott $1,205.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 486

Italian Offices in the Levant, 1874, Numeral, 2c orange brown, without overprint (Scott 2a), virtually perfectly centered with rich color and a trace of o.g.; small surface abrasion at bottom, just above the "A" of "ITALIANE", otherwise Extremely Fine. A lovely example of this exceedingly rare stamp, signed Colla, with 2004 Avi and Colla Asinelli certificates.
Sassone 2b; €95,000 ($106,880).
Scott $75,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $9,000.
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Lot 487

Italian Colonies: Libya, 1934, 8th Tripoli Sample Fair complete (Scott 64AA-64G, C14-C18), a bright, fresh set, o.g., never hinged; tiny natural paper inclusion 25L Airmail, Very Fine.
Sassone S.27; €2,125 ($2,390).
Scott $1,248.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $190.
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Lot 488

Italian Colonies: Somalia, Airmail Official, 1934, Mogadiscio - Rome Flight, 25c slate blue & red orange (Scott CO1), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a choice and rare stamp, only 1500 of which were issued, signed A. Diena.
Sassone SA 2; €6,500 ($7,310).
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 489

Italian Colonies: Somalia, Airmail Official, 1934, Mogadiscio - Rome Flight, overprint inverted (Scott CO1 var.), slightly toned o.g., very lightly hinged, Very Fine, An exceedingly rare error - one which we have never before seen offered, signed I. Heiman and two others.
Sassone SA 2b; €6,000 ($6,750).
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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