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Stamp auction - 24 July 2014 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 24 July 2014. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 148 - Italy
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
676    Unused
NAPLES 1868 1grano lake, fine unused large margined horizontal pair, slight traces of gum, SG.2. (1) £80 to 100 N/S
1861-1973 substantial collection of good to VFU housed in two Lighthouse albums and a high degree of completeness with many better premium sets throughout. Highlights incl. 1862 80c VFU on piece, 1889 5l, 1910 Garibaldi set, 1911 Jubilee set, 1921 Union of Venezia Giulia set, 1922 Congress optd set, 1923 Fascist Black Shirt Fund set, 1924 Surcharge on Victory issue set, 1926 National Defence set, 1930 National Defence set, 1930 Birth Bimillenary of Virgil set, 1933 Zeppelin set, 1933 Air Balbo Flight strip of three, 1934 Air set, 1934 World Cup Football set, 1934 Air set. Later incl. 1951 Gymnastic Festival set etc. A very impressive collection. Cat. £40,000, viewing strongly recommended as the collection includes highly catalogued mid-period sets VFU which are always suspect - this is reflected in the estimate. £1500 to 2000 £1900.00
 Block of four
1862-97 UM range of blocks of four or larger comprising 1862 2c & another in darker shade blocks-4 Sass 10, 1863 15c block of 8 + irregular block of 11 Sass 19, 1863 1c block of 15 (2) + block of 4, 1889 IL marginal 9 Sass 48, 1889 60c block of 12 (some minor creasing) Sass 47, 1891-97 25c four different positional marginal blocks of 4 Sass 62, 45c reseda-green block of 4 Sass 63, 1896-97 1c block of 4 + marginal block of 9 & 6 Sass 65 & 5c green corner marginal blockof 9 Sass 67. Also Postage Dues 1870 1c & 2c blocks of 4 Sass 3/4 & 1890-94 5c, 10c, 30c, 40c, 50c 7 1L in blocks of 4, two of each (10c x 3 blocks & 1L x 4 blocks), usual brown gum is present in places. Nice lot, rarely offered so fine & fresh. ST.Cat. 6900€ £400 to 600 £380.00
1863-1970 collection of M & U housed in KA/BE printed album, over 1500 stamps, general ranges of full & part sets. ST.Cat. £5500 £400 to 600 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1925 Airmails Geneva-Milan flight reg P.P.C to Milan franked 60c Tell & 20c Air tied by flight cachet with various other cds's, 1925 Milan-Geneva experimental flight reg- envelope to London franked L2, tied by 'Posta Aerea Milano' d/stamp, reverse Geneva transit cds, obverse 2-line red 'Inoltarc Per Posta Aerea/Milano (ms) Geneva', 1925 Phil Congress Livorno Commemorative flight- PPC & envelope to Rome franked 60c tied by special 'Posta Aerea' cancel both bear congress cds. (4) £50 to 65 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1926 Airmail covers S.I.S.A 1st flight PPC to Milan stamped to go 'via Paris' franked 10c & 50c & air 60c tied by violet 'Trieste Posta Aerea' d/stamp (N.SSC), Venice - Vienna inaugural flight envelope to Vienna franked 20c (7) Michetti & pair 60c air, tied 'Venezia Aerea Posta' d/stamp, obverse beard red 'Wein Flugpost' arrival CDS (N.69), 1927 (3rd April) Air Transadriatica line Venice - Rome trial flight cover franked 20c & 40c St Francis & air 60c tied by 'Venezia Posta Aerea' d/stamp, obverse also bears srtaight-line 'Inoltrave Solumente per Posta Aerea' (N.88) (3) £65 to 80 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1926 S.I.S.A. Torino - Trieste Line. Illustrated postcard (plane & route map) used on a proving flight Venice - Trieste, franked 10c Leoni + 60c air, tied by Venezia Posta Aerea 25.3.26 c.d.s. Trieste same day arrival on reverse. £50 to 65 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1928-81 airmails (3), 1928 Trento-Milan flight cover franked 50c Parmeggiani & air 50c, aircraft landed at Civate, 48 pieces of mail carried (N.118), 1931 Inauguration of extension of route Tirana-Brindisi to Roma cover to Berne, Switzerland bearing Albanian airmails (1 commemorative). Obverse also bears 'Roma Aeropolto Littoviol' & 'Zurich Flugsport' transit c.d.s, 1932-81 range 34 aero philatelic exhibition publicity sheets & labels, most around 1947 incl. 2 on cover also a few M air sets. £60 to 75 £76.00
684    Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
1935-36 Airmails,1935 Rome - Paris inaugural flight - envelope franked 25c Imperiale, pair 50c Littovio & air 60c tied by commemorative cancel reverse Paris Auion arrival c.d.s. slogan (N.386),1935 Venice-Vienna-Budapest flight envelope to Baron Graf Grotta Grottenegg, Pestzenterzsbet, Hungary franked 3sc & pair air 25c, tied by Venice c.d.s, obverse also bears large circular flight cachet & Vienna transit c.d.s (N.375a) 1936 envelope to German Flying Club, Berlin franked L1.25 imperiale & air 60c cancelled 'Milano Ferr. Corrisp Potsa Aerea' c.d.s. (3) £50 to 60 N/S
1945 un-issued local overprinted issue for IV Centenary of the Council of Trento on Democratica to L5 & Airs to L10, fine M. Stated to be rare. (15) £120 to 160 £190.00
1945-48 Democratica set, M on stock leaves, some duplication, Sass 543/565. Cat. 550€ (41) £60 to 80 N/S
  • Italy - Italian Social Republic
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1944 accumulation of 5c, 15c, 25c, 30c, 50c & L1.25c + Airs 50c & L1 Imperiale in complete sheets of 100 UM & overprinted 'GNR' (Guardia Nazionale Republica), Sass 470, 472, 474/5, 480, A118, 121. Cat. 4800€ £275 to 350 N/S
1944 M duplicated selection of overprint set on leaves which contains some minor varieties, VF, Sass. 491/495. Also 1944 War Propaganda set of 12 on local San Remo Express cover with forged 'GNR' overprints (24 + cover), RHODES - 1932 20th Anniversary Occupation forged used L5, L10 & L25 values on written up sheet, also counterfeit varieties of lower vals. Useful reference material. £50 to 80 £86.00
  • Italy - Dodecanese Is
SOMALIA (A.F.I.S & Republic) 1950-91 M collection incl. much UM in album, either in sets or M/Sheets, mostly fine to very fine. Lot also contains nine earlier useful covers. ST.Cat. 2770€ (several 100) £250 to 350 £240.00
  • Italy - Somalia
690    M
AIR OFFICIAL 1934 balance of Naples Fair set (50c - L2) overprinted 'Servizio Aereo Speciale' fine M (minor tone spots on 1st three vals), signed 'Sanabia & Brava 1934'. Prepared but not issued, full RPS Cert. CEI 7500€ (5) £800 to 1200 N/S
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