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Lot 381
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Italian Area, High Value Estate Mint & Used Collection, 1851-1946. A truly wonderful collection of hundreds of mint & used Italian States and Italy mounted on quadrille Scott pages with hand done notations by a knowledgeable collector. Please view teh scans to fully appreciate this superior collection. We note Modena (Scott $12,550), Parma (Scott $22,509), Romagna (Scott $4,422), Roman States ($15,610), Sardinia ($31,055), Tuscany ($2,345), Tuscany Provisional ($3,004), Two Sicilies Naples ($952), Sicily ($5,245), Neopolitan Provinces ($4,258), italy ($18,278). A plethora of high value stamps into the hundreds of dollars or more each. We note a used copy often tucked behind the mint stamp. Better N.H. singles and sets are found in the 20th Centuryissues, comprehensive semi-postals and airmails, certainly one of the finest. Shipping charges apply - weight 2 lbs.
Estimate $10,000 - 12,000.
Realized $10,000.
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Lot 382
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Italian Area, Substantial Mint & Used Collection, 1852-1999. Five Scott Specialty albums containing several thousand mint & used Italian States, Italy and Colonies. Loaded with better mint sets both o.g. & NH. The first volume of Italy is very complete missing only a few rarities. The 19th is mixed mint & used and staarting in 1910 primarily mint including the high values adn much NH is present up to 1995. The next volume continues the solid run and contains Semi-Postals, Airpost complete mint until 1973, Air Post special delivery, Pneumatic Post, Special Delivery, Autherized Delivery all mint, Postage Due both mint & used, Ofrficial & Parcel Post mint & used, Minte A.M.G. section followed by a mainly mint showing of Offices starting wtih China. The next album contains colonies primarily mint with numerous sets. The fourth album is another collection of Italy. This one begins with Italian States with some better stamps present. This collection is more mixed mint & used 20th century with the emphasis on used. The fifth volume is another collection of colonies mainly mint and a duplicate of the previous with less stamps. Altogether a pleasure to view and will breakdown into many decent lots for online or live auctions. Well worth a strong bid. the condition of the 19th centuryis a bit mixed and the 20th centurey is mainly F-VF o.g or NH. Shipping charges apply - weight 26.8 lbs.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $4,000.
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Lot 383
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Italian Area, Superb, Eclectic Esoterica Lot. Beautifully presented and annotated on homemade pages; bulk of collection are Italian Provincial and Municipal Revenue stamps and cut squares, the Municipals running the alphabet from Abbazia through Zara, plus general purpose Italian Revenue stamps and labels; also includes a very substantial mounted collection of Italian States with genuine issues, fakes and reprints (some noted), plus a nice array of CLN issues plus some unlisted material, Very Fine on the whole, surely a one-of-a-kind holding; imaged in full online. Shipping charges apply - weight 4.2 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $6,250.
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Lot 384
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Italian Area, Extensive and Valuable Old-Time Dealers Show Stock. Wonderful and wide ranging holding of many, many hundreds of sets and singles; includes Italy 31 ($1080), Tuscany 4 ($175), Italy 331-338, 339-341 ($300), Italy 29 ($350), Italy 51 ($400), Italy 57 ($1200), Italy 48 ($800), Tuscany 12 ($950), Tuscany 5 ($200), Italy 12b ($180), Tuscany 7b ($400), Italy 143-146 ($700); all in "102" boxes by Scott numbers and sensibly prices; ready to go, generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 9 lbs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 385
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Italian Area, Collection. On homemade pages, premium scattered throughout including Tuscany 4+5 on cover to Bologna, 4-6 on cover to Genova, Lombardy-Venetia 8+14 on cover to Milano, Aegean Islands Rhodes J1-9 mint, Cyrenaica 59-64+C24-29 mint, C6-11 mint, Eritrea 47-50 used, 175-80+C1-6 mint, B25-37 mint, Italian East Africa C9-11 mint, Somalia 164-69+C1-6 mint, Tripolitania 73-78+C43-46 mint, etc. plus various Aegean Islands Ferrucci sets used (some dubious cancels as often), some used colonies issues dubious cancels as often but overall F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 1 lbs.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 386
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Italian States, High End Inventory, Mint & Used, 1852-1868. Dozens of mint & used Italian States all mounted on black display cards, handpicked over decades by an experienced professional. Very little duplication and we note Scott values into the hundreds of dollars. Condition is a bit mixed with some faulty but many sound nice copies with a nice representation of this difficult period. Check out the scans of this old time dealers stock. Very suitable for online auctions. Scott $29,443. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.8 lbs.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 387
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Italy, A Very Complete Mint & Used Exceptional Collection, 1862-1940. A superb collection of many hundreds of mint & used singles and sets all mounted on Scott album pages. Missing very littel for a complete Italian collection. Also includes some offices and colonies plys back of the book for Italy. Mint highlights are substantial and include the following: 20-22, 45-46, 48-49, 52, 56-57, 58-63, 64-44, 72, 78-79, 81 block, 91, 115-118, 119-122, 123-125, 130-142, 142A-142D complete used set, 143-146, 193-210, 290-305, 324-328, 349-354, 359-396, B17-B28, C1-C99 all mint, CE1-CE9, D1-D16 mixed mint & used, J1-J40 mixed mint & used, Q1-Q6 mint & used sets. Offices abroad 1-17 mixed mint & used, plus better used. A great collection to continue to build on or to breakdown for resale into sets, singles, and sections. The 20th century high value sets will sell nicely. The condition is above average with some faults in the early materials. The collection was put away in the early 1940's so the colors all "pop", so it is mainly F-VF or better. A tremendous Scott value at $21,485. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.4 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 388
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Italy, A High End Inventory of Better Mint & Used, 1862-2002. An exceptional holding of several hundred mint & used better Italy all mounted on black display cards. From and old time stock. This lot is well worth careful consideration. Mint highlights incldue: 19-20, 60, 85, 133-135 (NH blocks), 280-287, 324-328 NH, 413-418 (2 o.g. & 1 NH), 519 (NH block), 522 (2 NH), 529 (2 NH blocks), 530 (NH block), 533-534 NH, 535-536 (4 NH), 544-546 (10 NH includign blocks), 549-567 NH, 579-580 (5 NH), 1288-1297 NH, 2454-2472 NH, B17-B19 (5), B30-B33, C62-C65 (1 NH & 1 o.g.), C66-C72 NH, C88-C94 (3), C95-C99 (1 NH & 3 o.g.), C127-C128 NH, CE8, CE9 NH), J1 (2 no gum), J16, J54-J64 (blocks NH), J65-J77 NH, J85 (NH block & 2 singles), O8 LH, QY1-QY4 NH, QY10 (3 pairs NH), ILN13 (NH block). The used includes #49 two copies one is repaired, 58-63, 64-65, 248-254, 258-263, 291-302, 413-418, 518, B20-B25, C3-7 & C9, C7-C8, C79-C81, C89-C94, D1, D6, O1-O8, Q1-Q8. A few faults in the early issues but overalla very clean stock with much NH adn F-Vf or better. Scott is in excess of $20,000. Shipping charges apply - weight 1.6 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 389
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Italy, extensive collection, 1862-1998. Mostly used sets and singles on homemade pages, better items throughout though the pre-1940s period (including airmails) with some dubious cancels as usual, among the many premium we note 17 used, 64-66 used, 115-16 mint, 130-42 mint, 477 mint, C10-11 mint, C20-26 mint, C28-41 mint, C66-105 mint, D1-14 mint, Italian Social Republic Q1-12 mint, etc., generally F-VF. Shipping charges apply - weight 6.4 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 390
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Italy, An Oldtime Mint & Used Collection, 1862-1962. Several hundred mint & used all neatly mounted on Marini pages. An interesting collection with better stamps noted throughout. 19th is mint adn used highlights include Scott 42 two mint copies $550 each, mint 54 catalogue $2350, 20th Century better items, all mint: 140-142, 143-146, 164, 165-168, B20-B33, 201-210, B34-B38, 287, 359-366, 3670373, 375-376, 397-412, 477, 463-476, C1-C2, C6-C8, C10, C20-C22, C35-C39, CE1-CE2, C43-C47 NH, CB1-CB2 both NH & used sets, C52-C55, C77-C78 NH, C84-C88, C100-C105, plus more back of the book. A solid collection well worth our estimate and perfect for online sales. Overall nice quality with some mixed on the 19th Century balance F-VF with NH and o.g. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.6 lbs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 391
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Italy & Colonies, A Well-Known Dealer's Selected Pickings. A wonderful, extensive and clean, highly eclectic old-time dealer's pickings comprising approximately 2100 mint or used stamps, neatly presented on 66 6" x 9" stockcards; the great majority of items present were culled from dozens of collections that passed through the dealer's hands, and most were selected for interest, including well-struck or premium cancels, lots of better straightforward items, strong in Italy proper including States, classics, Back-of-the-Book and Offices, etc.; we also note outstanding Italy advertising label stamps (mint or used, including a couple pairs), several dozen Vatican City major varieties (part-perforates, imperforate-betweens, etc.), Aegean Islands, and much, much more; this lot is ideally suited to "spice up" an existing collection, or is equally useful for the internet dealer eyeing breakdown potential; in either case, be sure to see everything online, as it's surely a winner, generally Fine to Very Fine or better. Shipping charges apply - weight 2.6 lbs.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 392
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Italy & Colonies, Collection, 1862-1984. In large stock book filled with sets and singles, from the early classic era to modern issues, mostly used, with: Austria N61-34, N64-74, Eritrea several better early overprints, Ethiopia 329-35, E1-2 mint blocks of four, Italy 33 (3), 37 (2), 38 (3), 60 (4), 62 (3), 63 (4), 66 (2), 72, several Emmanuel III Campari and Singer advertising stamps, 108, 112 mint, 119-22, 140-42 (3+ sets), 165-68 mint, many mint and used singles from various commemorative sets from 1929-1930's, B17-19, J1, J2 (3), J21-24, J25-27, Q1-6, a decent AMG selection and some useful Italian post offices abroad, Libya B17-19, C1-2, O4-8, Somalia 156-60 and B38-50. Most of the sets range from a dollar or two to over $100, but the majority seem to be in the couple dollars to $20 range, some broken sets and occasional faults (mostly among early used classics), generally Fine to Very Fine. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.2 lbs.
Scott $25,000+ (Owner's) Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 393

Italy: Trieste Zone "A", A High End Mint Never Hinged Inventory, 1947-1954. A simply superb stock of only the better sets & singles in post office quality. A couple of hundred items neatly mounted on black display cards from an old time stock acquired as new issues. The entire inventory are highlights. Here are a few, please note all are never hinged 1-14 (3), 36-39 (2), 41 block, 45-46, 42-44 (6 sets including blocks), 49, 53-54 (6 including blocks), 58-69 (3), 67 (4), 69 (2), 72-73 (8 including blocks), 74-75 (14 including blocks), 77-78 (5 including blocks), 90-108 (4), 109-110, C1-C6 (12), C7-C12 (15 including blocks), C26 (2), E1-E4 (3), E4 (5 including block), EY3, J12, Q26 (2), QY1-QY4 (6 in blocks). As you will note this is an exceptional holding. condition is uniformally F-Vf or better, certainly a perfect inventory for online sales. Scott $8,431, o.g., never hinged.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 394
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Italian Colonies, High End Inventory of Only Better Sets & Singles, Mint and Used. An old time stock from a European specialist with an eye for nice material. Several hundred sets & singles both mint & used all mounted nicley on black display cards better mint includes: Eritrea 22, 37-38, 47, 49-50b, 65-68, 75-79, 105, 119-123, 134-142, 175-180 & C1-C6, B5-B10 NH, B29-B31, CB1-CB6 (2). Agean Islands: C1-C3 (3 o.g.), C21, C23, C26-C27, C28-C31. Rhodes 15-23 o.g., & 15-23 used Scott $1,159, CB1-CB4 NH, J1-J9 (2) NH. Libya 13 o.g., 53, 112-121 o.g., 135-146 (2) NH. A nice holding of a scarce set 153-167 includes 3 sets of blocks & 4 singles all NH, 175-176 (40 NH), B1-B3, C1-2 (4 NH), C8-C12, C9-C24 (7 NH), C30-C31, J30-J36 NH, J37-J40 5 sets of NH blocks, O1-O8 (3) NH. Tripolitania73-78 & C43-C48 (2), B7-B12 (2 NH), C29-C32 (3) sets of NH blocks, C43-C48 (2), CE1-CE2 (set of NH blocks). Somalia 20, 51-54, 70, 92-96, 97-99, 100, 114-118, 149a, 153-163, 164-169 (3), 170-180 & E8-E9, 242 & C68-C69 (2 NH), B1 (2), B3, B5-B10 (2), B11-B16 NH, C1-C6 (3), C7-C16 (2), C25-C26, CB!-CB10 (7 sets), J6, J12-J14, J15a-J16a, J31-J32, J38-J41, J50-J60 (2 NH), Q56-Q64 (5 NH sets). cyrenaica 59-64 (2), C6//C11 misc., C20-C23 (13 NH sets), C24-C29 (3), J30-J36. fiume 98, 104-112, 146, 200, J1-J12. Ionian Islands N13. Italian Colonies 32-41, C13-C19 (2), 28 (2 NH). Italian East Africa 34-40 NH blocks of four. And that is only the mint section! A wonderful array of popular colonies. A few faults in the early stamps but the condition is generally well above the norm and F-VF throughout. Approximate Scott value is $20,000. Shipping charges apply - weight 3.6 lbs.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,000.
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