London 2020 Private Treaty Sale

Lot 60

Italian States: Romagna, 1859, ½b black on straw, diagonal bisect (Scott 1a. Sassone 1), 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.

Scott $16,250. Sassone €32,500 ($38,190).

Price: $1,500.

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