1

o

1944 25c. GNR  Verona printing used block of four with Sondrio cds. cancel.   Sass 474

5

2

**

1944 35c. GNR unmounted mint, key value.  Sass. 476  €500

40

3

o

1944 75c. GNR Verona printing used block of four with Sondrio cds. cancel.   Sass. 478  €60

5

4

**

1944 30c., 50c., L1,25 RSI optd., Florence ptg. unmtd mint.  Sass. 492/1\ 493/1; 495/1   €1150     (3)

80

5

**

1944  30c. Unmounted mint block of six. Variety Offset.  Sass. 492s €90

8

6

**

1944-1945  20c. Bombed Monuments unmtd mnt marginal block of four. Stamp 2 shows  SOCIAIE error.   Sass. 504/504aa  €51

5

7

o

Air:  75c. used with cds cancel.  Sass.  119   €280

20

8

o

Air:  1944  L2 Verona ptg tied to piece by complete “Torino * Direzione Prov. Poste * Telegrafo” cds.  Sass. A122  €550

50

8A

*

Air:  1944 L2 Ardesia, Brescia ptg., Type II, mtd mint. Sass. A125/II   €1600    

100

9

*

Military Propaganda: 1944 GNR opt. set mtd mint. Sass. 13-24 €250

20

10

o

Military Propaganda:  1944 GNR opt. set fine used.  Sass. 13-24 €1650    

100

11

**

Military Propaganda:  1944 GNR opt set in unmounted mint pairs – top stamp with Type II opt.; lower with Type III (click for illustrations). One 50c. with Variety of opt. misaligned to top.    Sass. 13-24 I/II  €2950    

200

12

o

Express:  1943-1944 L1,25 + L2,50 tied to pieces by “Direzione Prov. Poste * Telegrafi * Torino cds.  V. fine Sass. E19-E20 €1000

80

13

**

Express:  1943-1944 L1,25 + L2,50 unmtd mint.  Sass. E19 + E20 €750

50

14

o

Pacchi:  1944 L2, L10 + L20 fine used. Key values.  Full Bolaffi certificate. Sass. 43, 46-47   €19750(3)   

1000

15

**

Segnatasse:  1944 GNR opt. set unmtd mint.  Sass. 17-29 €1500    

100

16

o

Segnatasse:  1944  L2 tied to small piece by Novara cds. Sass. 69 €60

5

L U O G O T E N E N Z A

17

o

Pacchi:  1944 set fine used.    Sass. 60-65   €750

50

18

*

Pacchi:  1944 set mounted mint.   Sass. 60-65  €160

10

19

o

Segnatasse:  1945 set, wmk Winged Wheel, fine used. Sass. 86-96 €130

10

F I U M E

20

o

1918-1919 Harvester set fine used.   Sass. 4-23    €10,000    

200

21

o

1918-1919 Charity set fine used.   Sass. 1A-3A   €40

3

22

o

1918 Carlos & Zita set fine used.  Sass. 24-26  €40

3

23

*

1919 “Franco” surcharged set to ‘55’ on L10 mtd mint. Sass. 75-87 €180

15

24

*

1920 ‘Valore Globale’ surcharged set mtd mint.  Sass. 99-111  €240

20

25

o

1922 ‘Costituente Fiumana 1921-1922’ opt. set fine used. Sass. 179-189   €70

7

26

o

1923  L5 San Vito used.  Variety bistre-oliva. Sass. 201A  €6500    

200

27

*

1924 ‘Regno D’Italia’ opt. set mtd mint.  Sass. 202-212  €40

4

28

*

Express:  1920 ‘D’Annunzio 30c. + 50c. mtd. mint.  Sass. E1 + E2 €100

10

29

*

Express:  1923 San Vito pair mtd mint.   Sass. E7 + E8  €80

8

30

*

Segnatasse:  1918-1919 6 heller mtd mint. Sass. C1  €700

50

31

*

Segnatasse:  1918-1919 12 heller mtd mint. Sass.  C2  €1100

80

32

*

Segnatasse:  1918-1919 Optd Hungarian set mtd mint. Sass. 4-12 €4300    

200

33

*

Segnatasse:  1921 ‘Valore Globale’ opt. set mtd mint except ‘0.20’ on 45c. oliva is used, however  has Variety ‘L1,00 on  2 cor. top & base. Sass.  €6000++       

300

34

1937 Env. to London frkd pair 50c. + L1,25 Children’s Charity canc. cds.

20

35

*

1945 “Lire 16” on 75c. Drummer, no wmk, mtd mint. Variety ‘L’ of ‘Lire’ missing and surcharged left.    Sass. 21ei    €4500    

200

36

VEGLIA:  1805 EL to “Al Caffe de Postini”, Rome from Bishop of Alessio, Archdiocesse of Scutari then at Veglia.  Routed via Venice where Disinfected and wafer sealed.Rare.

50

37

o

Veglia – Express: 1930 ‘30’ on 20 & ‘50’ on 5 tied to pieces by cds. Sass. E1-E2   €500

40

iTALIAN  NAVY  -  W.W.I

38

G.D.Henry:  1915 Named  FPC for this requisitioned Tugboat to Viareggio sent from Taranto.   Cachetted.

10

39

“Eritrea”. 1915 Named FPC  to Viareggio, written on board. Unlisted cds. Also bears boxed censor cachet for R.N. ‘ERITREA’.

10

40

“Calabria”.   1916 Named FPC to Viareggio bears cds + ship’s cachet + boxed Bologna censor cachet.   - A gun boat – served Red Sea area.

10

41

“Lipari: 1915 Postcard to Viareggio bearing cds + cachet for this ship + unframed named censor cachet.  Sent from Taranto.

10

42

“Roma” 1916 p.c. frkd 10c. Leone to 212 Inf. Regt. bearing ‘R. Nave Roma’ cds, Naples transit + red boxed named censor cachet.

10

43

“San Giorgio” 1917 R.N. FPC card to Buia (UD) canc. ‘San Giorgio’ cds + named 2-line censor cachet.  Written on board.  Armoured cruiser.

10

44

“Citta Di  Milano” 1915 (Jan) named ‘I am Well” card frkd 5c + Dec. ppc to Viareggio, latter bearing “Trasporto Citta Di Milano” ship’s cachet. (2)

15

45

“Citta Di Cagliari”:  1916 ppc of Taranto to Spezia Arsenal bearing “R.O Incrociatore Ausil. * Citta Di Cagliari”, requisitioned State Railway steamer.

10

46

“R.C. Torpediniere ‘Granatiere’:  R.N. FPC to the “Ardito”, wherever to be found.  Named ship;s postcard and bearing its date stamp.

10

47

“RO. C.T. “Impavido”:  1916 ppc to ship “Furiere” frkd 5c. tied ship’s cds. Bears small two-line cursive censor cachet in red

10

48

R. Nave “Coatit”: 1915 ppc to Viareggio with ship’s cds + two-line censor.

10

49

R.A. Nave “Agordat”. 1916 ppc to Viareggio with ship’s cds + boxed censor cachet.    A scout destroyer.

10

50

R. N. “Vittorio Emanuele”:  1916 ppc to Savigliano frkd 5c. from this battleship then off Valona.  Bears three-line named censor cachet.

10

51

R. Nave “E. Filiberto”: 1916  Ship’s printed postcard to Lucca  bearing cds and two-line named censor cachet.  Battleship.

10

52

R. Contratorpediniera “Fulmine”:  1915 10c. p.stat. card to Viareggio canc. ship’s d.c. cachet enclosing coat-of-arms.  Boxed censor.

10

53

R.A Cisterna “Ofantro” 1916 FPC of the destroyer “Animoso” used on this water tanker & bears ship’s cachet + Brindisi  transit.

10

54

R. Somergibile “Zoea”: 1915 p.c. bearing ship’s cachet + 2-line censor cachet.    Submarine based at Venice.

10

55

R. Torpediniera “Cigno”: 1916 Env. to Savona frkd ‘Cent. 20’ on 15c., tied this Torpedo Boat’s cachet. + two-line censor.

10

56

“Liguria” 1916 ‘Difesa Militare Marittima Brindisi ptd. p.c. to Viareggio bearing violet cachet of requisitioned tugboat ‘Rimorchiatore Requisito’

10

57

Regia Nave “Ammiraglio “Magnaghi”:  1916 FPC from this requisitioned Ocean Survey ship to Naples. Two-line named censor cachet.

10

58

R.N. “Conte Di Cavour”  1915-1917 Three named FPCs (pink, green, white) a p.c. + two frkd envelopes bearing ship’s cds + five different ship censor cachets.(6)

40

59

R.C.Torp.A “Intrepido” 1915 (June) Naval “I am Well” card to Genova. Sunk by mine in December.

10

60

R.A Nave “Campania”:  1918 Naval FPC to Spezia bearing ship’s cds. No longer censured.

10

61

R. Nave “Dante Alighieri”:  1919 Env. to Bologna frkd ’20 c. di corona’ tied ship’s cds.   Stationed at Cattaro.

20

                        (Of note - all the Viareggio addresses are different)

ITALIAN  NAVY   -  BETWEEN WARS

62

R.O Esploratore “A. Riboty”:  1921 Old USA Salvation Army env. to Massa Marittima frkd 5c., 10c. Leone + bisected 25c.Michetti cancelled violet Ship’s date stamp with  fleurons.      Unusual

25

63

R.Nave “F. Ferruccio”:  1929 Reg. redirected env. to Friedrichshafen frkd 50c. + L1,25 Imp. & 75c. floreale cancelled ship’s date stamp.

15

64

R. Nave “Espero”: 1932 Advert. Ppc for Adler typewriter to Berlin frkd 20c.(2) Imp. + 20c. Naval Academy canc. ship’s cds. Then at Shanghai.

20

65

R.C.T. “Solferino”: 1937 ppc to Trieste frkd 20c. Imp. tied ship’s small d.c. cachet + large R.R. Poste cachet.Seized by Germans 1943; sunk 1944

10

66

R.Somergibile “G. Finzi”: Undated env. to another submarine “Veniero” franked 50c. Imp. tied ship’s cachet. Seized by German at Bordeaux 1943.   Scuttled there 1944.

10

67

R. Nave “Cristoforo Colombo”: 1931 Reg. Env. to Reggio Emilia franked 5c., 20c. & 50c.(3) Imp. canc. ship’s date stamp.  A sail training ship.

10

68

R. Nave “Dalmazia” 1937 ppc  of 4-funelled “Venezia” to Trieste franked 20c. Imperiale cancelled ship’s date stamp.

10

K I N G D O M

69

o

1862 Printed paper Imperf. 2c. bistre, 4 margined, used with ‘Milano’ timed date stamp but without ‘year’ slugs.  Sass. 10  €160

10

70

**

1863 2c., London printing, unmounted mint. Sass. L2  €2750    

100

71

*

1863  10c. VEII mint. Full Fiecchi certificate.   Sass. L17  €2000    

100

72

o

1863  40c. VEII tied to small piece by boxed Piroscafi Postali Interno maritime cachet of Naples.    Sass. 20

10

73

S.

1863  60c. VEII Imperf ungummed speciment optd. SAGGIO .  Sass. €260

20

74

o

1877  20c. VEII ocra arancio tied to small piece by boxed Piroscafi Postali Interno of Naples.   Sass. 28

10

75

*

1878 ‘2 C’ on 0.020 Official mounted mint.  Sass. 31  €500

20

76

*

1879  10c. Umberto mounted mint.  Sass. 38   €300

20

77

*

1879  20c. Umberto mounted mint.   Sass. 39   €280

20

78

*

1879  30c. Umberto mounted mint.   Sass. 41  €140

10

79

o

1879  L2 Umberto fine used.   Sass. 43   €600

30

80

o

1889  Umberto set fine used.   Sass. 44-49   €3100    

150

81

*

1891 Umberto set mtd mint. All unmounted except 10c. + L5 which  are mounted, latter marginal. Sass. 59-64  €400

40

82

**

1901 5c. Floreale marginal unmounted mint.  Sass. 70  €125

10

83

*

1901 10c. Floreale mounted mint.   Sass. 71  €240

20

84

*

1901  25c. Floreale mounted mint.   Sass. 73   €500

25

85

*

1901 40c. Floreale mounted mint.   Sass. 74   €450

30

86

*

1901 50c.  floreale mounted mint.  Sass. 76   €550

40

87

*

1910 Garibaldi pairs mounted mint.   Sass. 87-90   €600

50

88

o

1910  Garibaldi Plebiscite pair fine used.   Sass. 89-90  €425

30

89

o

1915-1916 Red Cross set fine used.   Sass. 102-105  €165

10

90

1920 ppc to Soligo frkd blue 10c. Marca Da Bollo canc. Lamon cds.

10

91

o

1921 Annexation of Venezia Giulia set fine used.  Sass/ 113-115  €200

20

92

1922 ppc to Vienna with mixed frkg of 5c. Leone + two blue Marca Da Bollo tied Milano cds.   Accepted by Austria.

20

93

o

1923 Propaganda Fide set fine used with ‘Roma Raccom. Accezazione 7’ cds with Inverted date 29.1.23.    Sass. 131-134  €1600    

100

94

o

1923 March on Rome set fine used.  Sass. 141-146  €180

10

95

*

1923 Blackshirt set mounted mint.   Sass. 147-149  €120

10

96

o

1923 Blackshirt set fine used with  ‘Firenze 30.12.23 cds cancel. Sass. 147-149   €650

50

97

*/**

1923 Manzoni set unmtd mint to L1; L5 mtd. Some marginal. Sass. S.28 €750;  Sass. 156  €1000    

120

98

o

1924  “Lire Una” set fine used.  Sass. 158-161  €2000    

180

99

o

1925-1926 Jubilee – both perf. sets fine used.  Sass. 186-191  €245

20

100

**

1926 St. Francis L1,25 Perf. 14 unmounted mint.  Sass.196 €1500    

100

101

o

1926  Pro Milizia set fine used on small pieces.  Sass. 206-209  €600

50

102

**

1928 Pro Milizia set unmounted mint.  Sass. 220-223  €350

30

103

o

1928 Filiberto 20c., 25c., & 30c. Perf. 13½  fine used.  Sass. 230-232 €500

40

104

o

1929 Montecassino set fine used.  Sass. 262-268  €950

80

105

1930 ppc of Royal Library to Milan rkd 10c. Imp. cancelled Agenzia P.T. Villa Reale * Monza cds.

10

106

o

1930 Pro Milizia set fine used.   Sass. 272-275  €1000

80

107

*

1930 Virgil post + air sets mounted mint.  Sass. S.58  €400

40

108

o

1931 St. Anthony set fine used incl. both 75c. Sass. 292-299 €1150    

100

109

*

1931 St. Anthony set mounted mint. Sass. 292-298  €100

10

110

1932 ppc to Palermo with mixed frkg of 5c. Leone + two red Marca Da Bollo 20 c. cancelled Napoli cds.   Sass. 13

20

111

o

1932 Dante Alighieri set fine used.  Sass. 303-314   €1200

80

112

o

1932 Garibaldi set fine used.   Sass. 315-324  €525

40

113

o

1932 March on Rome set fine used.   Sass.  325-340  €800

60

114

*

1932 March on Rome set mounted mint.  Sass. 325-340   €220

20

115

**

1932 March on Rome post, air and Express sets unmounted mint Sass. S. 66  €612

50

116

o

1933 Anno Santo post + air set fine used.   Sass.  S.69  €775

60

117

o

1934 Football World Cup set fine used.  Sass. 357-361  €950

80

118

1934 Reg. env. to Belgium frkd pair L1,25 Pacinotti + 25c. Football cancelled Torino cds.  Milano-Torino TPO cds on reverse.

15

119

o

1934 Annexation of Fiume set fine used.   Sass. 360-366  €220

20

120

*

1935 Pro Milizia set mounted mint.  Sass. 380-383  €45

4

121

o

1935 Bellini set fine used.   Sass. 388-393  €1100

90

122

o

1936 Horatio set fine used.   Sass. 3998-405  €1300    

100

123

o

1937 Children’s  Charity set fine used.  Sass. 406-415  €1450    

120

124

o

1937 Augustus set fine used on pieces with Roma cds.  L2,55 signed Gazzi.  Sass. 416-425  €800

80

125

o

1937 Augustus post & air sets fine used.  Sass. S.90  €1675    

150

126

Spanish Civil War:  1939 ppc of Barcelona to Perugia, unfrkd, bearing “Ufficio Postale Speciale 3” cds.

10

127

Air:  1917 Experimental Seaplane Palermo-Naples Return Flight envelope frkd 25c. commem. canc. ‘Palermo-Continentale’ cds.  Recently seen in auction at  €200!!!

20

128

Air:  1926 Env. to Vienna frkd L1,25 St. Francis + pair 60c. airs cancelled Venezia cds.  Annotated to go via the new Venice-Vienna service.

20

129

o

Air:  1930 Virgil set fine used.  Sass. A21-A24   €2000    

150

130

o

Air:  1932 Dante Alighieri set fine  used.  Sass. A26-A31  €1000

80

131

o

Air:  1932 L100 Dante Alighieri fine used.  Sass. A41  €1500    

100

131A

Air:  1932 15c. p.stat. card, uprated block of four 15c. Virgil to Rome canc. Greek Salonika cds.  Deals with special flight to Paris via Vienna.  (see “Fil-Italia” for full story.

50

132

o

Air:  1933 Holy Year pair fine used.   Sass. A54-55   €425

30

133

o

Air:  1934 Roma-Buenos Aires Flight set fine used.  Sass. A56-A59  €1250

90

134

o

Air:  1934  Football World Cup set fine used.  Sass. A69-72  €2500       

200

135

**

Air:  1934 Football World Cup set unmtd mint.  Sass. A69-A72  €400

40

136

o

Air:  1935  Bellini set fine used.   Sass. A90-A94  €950

80

137

o

Air:  1936  Horace set fine used.  Sass.  A95-A99  €975

80

138

Air:  1938 Env. to Windermere, England, franked pair L1,25 Giotto canc. Naples cds.  Curiously annotated Via Aerea via New York

20

139

Air:  1938 Env. to Rio de Janeiro frkd L1 + L10 airs cancelled Napoli 47 Staz. Marittima Littorio cds.  Obverse also bears red Berlin airport transit.

20

140

Express:  1921 Env. to Leipzig frkd 60c. Michetti + four 30c. Express cancelled Milan cds.

18

141

*

Express:  1922 ‘Cent. 60’ on 50c. mtd mint.  Variety Overprint misaligned to top.    Sass. E. 6cb   €260

20

142

*

Express:  1922 ‘Cent 60’ on 50c. mtd mint. Variety Overprint misaligned to left to read ‘ent. 60 c’  Sass. E6i  €220

20

143

Express:  1922 Env. to Spoleto frkd pair 60c. Michetti + ‘Cent 60’  on 50c. Express cancelled ‘San Terenziano’ cds.

10

144

o

Express:  1925-1926   L2 fine used.   Sass. E.11  €200

10

145

Express:  1926 Env. to Leipzig frkd 25c.(2) floreale + L1,25 Jubilee P 13½ and L2 Express canc. Milan cds.     Sass. €1200.   Rare.

80

146

**

Pneumatic:  1927-1928 15c. + 35c.  unmounted mint.  Sass. 12-13 €90

8

147

o

Pacchi:  1884-1886 set fine used.   Sass. 1-6  €575

40

148

o

Segnatasse:  1869 10c. very fine used with ‘Volta Mantovano’ cds Sass. 2  €100

10

149

o

Segnatasse:  1870-1874 set fine used.  Sass. 3-14  €500

30

150

o

Segnatasse:  1884  L50 & L100 fine used.  Sass. 15-16  €200

18

151

o

B.L.P.  1922-1923  20c. Michetti fine used.   Sass. 7  €750

70

152

o

B.L.P. 1922-1923  40c. Michetti fine  used.  Sass. 9  €200

20

153

o

B.L.P.  1922-1923  50c. Michetti fine used.  Sass. 10  €1200    

100

154

o

Publicity: 1924-1925 L1 Columbia fine used.  Sass. 19   €1500    

120

155

**

Para Statali: 1924 Cassa Nazionale Assic. Inf. Lavoro set unmounted mint.    Sass. 17-23   €625

50

156

Para Statali:  1924 Cassa Nazionale Assisc. Inf. Lavoro card  to Ferrovia Alto Valtellina at Tirano frkd three 10c. canc. Sondrio.  Signed. Sass. 11  €380++ 

40

ANTIQUE   STATES  -  LOMBARDO-VENETO

157

1772 EL to Coira, Switzerland from Genova bearing small shield-type ‘MIL.O /16’ week transit mark of Milan. Very fine for these.

25

158

1798 EL to Montagnana bearing excised ‘T.F./Venezia’ cachet. (Tass Franca – Tax Paid)  Very fine.  

20

159

1799 Long EL to Ponte Longo for Ponte Casal bearing excised oval ‘Vene/zia’ cachet. + handstruck ‘3’.  Signed Vollmeier

20

160

1803 EL from Vienna to Verona routed through Venice and bearing red “IMP. REG. UFF. DI POSTA IN VENEZIA * P. TRANSITO” of the Austrian Post Office.   Very fine and scarce.

40

161

1805 EL to Portoguaro bearing mss. ‘Da Venezia” + ‘’4’ in black. Fine.

5

162

1816 Printed notice  (9pp) re. granting of concession to Giovanni Piva to carry mail, goods and passengers by various boat types from Mestre and Fuisina to Venice, including time tables.  Very fine and fresh.

40

163

Disinfected:  1831 Printed notice to Naples re. cholera in Hungary and Croatia bearing red two-line dated Venezia and black “I.R. MAGISTRATO DI  SANITA MARITTIMA VENEZIA cachets.  Fine for these.

40

164

Disinfected: 1833 EL to Naples re.  situation in Turkish Albania and putting travellers in 28 days quarantine. Bears “I.R. Magistrato Di Sanita Marittima Venezia”  cachet.

30

165

1847 EL to Trieste bearing s/l “C.V. DA VENEZIA” (col Vapore Da Venezia) (By steamer from Venice).  Red Trieste arrival on reverse.

18

166

1847 ‘Ricevuta D’Impostazione’  (Proof of Posting) of money to Venice bearing s/l red ‘Mestre’.

5

167

1847 EL to Crema bearing  two-line Venezia date stamp + oval  ‘T. R..’ cachet  (Tassa Retificate).   Fine.

18

168

War of Independence: 1848 local wrapper to HQ della Piazza bearing v. fine ornate “Commissario Di Guerra” circular cachet.

18

169

War of Independence:  1848 Local wrapper to Municipio bearing v.f. excised “Governo Provvisorio Di …….Ven”

20

170

D.

War of Independence:  1848/1849: Large scale map (60 x 44cm) of the fortifications of Malghera and surrounding area. Very fine and useful.

25

171

1828 EL to The “Fedelissima Citta e Porto Franco di Trieste” bearing red boxed ‘Venezia’ + “I.R. CORPO MARINARI CANNONIERI” cachet.

10

172

o

1850 5 soldi arms, 4 margined, used with Milano cds Sass. 1  €250

20

173

o

1850 5 soldi deep yellow, cut to frame line bottom right, used with part Milano cds   Sass. 1  €250

10

174

o

1861-1862 3 soldi green fine  used.  Sass. 35  €185

15

175

o

1863 soldi arms, Perf. 14, fine used.  Sass. 37  €165

15

176

*

1864-1865 2 soldi arms, Perf. 9½, mtd mint.   Sass. 41  €900

70

M O D E N A

177

o

1852 5c. (no stop) tied to small piece by bar cancel. Cut to frame line at right.    Sass. 1   €275

15

178

o

1852  10c. (no stop) 4 margined, fine  used.  Sass. 2  €125

10

179

o

1852 15c. used with bar cancel. Bottom marginal.   Variety  ‘Stop’ after ‘15’. Sass. 3d  but with normal ‘Cent’.    

50

180

o

1852  5c. with stop fine used.   Sass. 7  

5

181

o

1852  5c. olive green with stop fine used.  Sass. 8   €200

15

182

o

1852 5c. with stop fine used.  Variety “Raised Stop” Sass. 8b  €1000

50

183

o

Prov. Govt: 1859 20c. ardesio used with Reggio cds cancel. Sass. 15 €450

40

184

o

Prov. Govt: 1859 20c. lila grigio tied to small piece by s/l cancel. Sass. 16   €275

20

185

o

Prov. Govt: 1859 20c. tied to piece by Fivizzano cds.  Variety ‘N’ in ‘Cent’ Inverted..  The ‘E’ could be taken as a ‘B’.  Sass. 16g €3500    

200

186

o

(Newspaper) 1855-1857 10c. fine used.  Sass. 4  €400

20

187

o

1852 15c. (no stop) used group of 4 shades + 1 unused + 1 fake. Sass. 3   €200   (6)

18

N A P L E S

188

1769 EL to Sir George Pocock, Knight of the Order of Bath, London bearing yellow s/l ‘Napoli’. Rated 1s.  On rev. Bishopmark & time stamp.  Also two small watercolours of Bay of Naples which may or may not belong. (see Fil-Italia for story)

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189

o

1858 1 grano, Plate 1, 4 big margins with part serpentine cancel. Variety ‘GRA’ double printing. Sass. 3f  €800

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190

o

1858  1 grano, Plate II, used with cds cancel. Good margins  & colour. Sass. 4  €80

8

191

o

1858 2 grana. Used sel. of shades, 2 with serpentine cancels. Sass. 5  (8)

20

192

o

1858  10 grana, Plate I, used with boxed Anullato cancel. Cut close. Sass. 10   €450

15

193

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1858  20 grana rose brunastro, Plate I, used with boxed Anullato cancel. Sass. 12   €1150

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194

o

1858  20 grana rose chiaro, Plate II, big margins with part Anullato cancel Sass. 13   €2500    

125

194A

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1858  50 grana mounted mint.  Imperceptible repair at left.  Full Bianchi certificate.  A rare stamp.  Sass. 11A  €30,000 (£26,140)    

800

195

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Nap. Prov. 1861  5 gr., 4 margined, used with Napoli cds cancel. Sass. 21   €250

18

196

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Nap. Prov. 1861 ½g., 1, 2 & 5 gran. used.  Sass. 18-21  €790  (4)

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P A R M A

197

1859 EL to Pontemoli frkd 15c. vermiglio chiaro tied 3-line dated Parma. Cancel.   Signed.  Sass. 7b   €900

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197A

Disinfected Mail: 1855 EL to Parma franked 15c. Vermiglio cut to frame line at left, canc. BORGOTARO.  Disinfected by slitting.  Sass. €1050

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P A P A L   S T A T E S

198

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1852  ½ baj.  grey, 7 frame lines,  used with part s/l cancel. Sass. 1 €100

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199

o

1852   ½ baj. violet-grey, 5 frame lines, used with grille cancel.  Sass. 1a €250

20

200

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1852  ½ baj. 6 frame lines, the rare lilla rosa shade used with Ferrara ‘X’ cancel.    Sass. 1d   €5000    

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201

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1852  1 baj. mounted mint.  Sass. 2   €900

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202

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1852   3 baj, bistro arancio, 4 frame lined, used with grille cancel., Sass. 4   €80

5

203

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1852  3 baj. reddish-brown, bottom marginal copy, 5 frame lines, used with grille cancel.    Sass. 4b  €350

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204

1863 EL to Foligno frkd 3 baj (cut into) tied grille of Rome.  Postage unaccepted and rated 2 decimes.  On reverse, ‘Narni Umbria’ transit + red Foligno arrival cds.    Sass. €375

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205

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1852  6 baj. lilla-grigio, margins all round, used with grille cancel. Sass. 7A    €450

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206

1859 Front to Macerata frkd three 6 Baj. cut square, tied grille of Ancona.  Heavy inland franking.  Sass. €400+

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207

1863 Wrapper to Genova frkd ½ baj. + 7 baj. canc. cds of Bologna.  Bears ‘Via Di/Sarzana’ exchange office cachet.  Annotated double rate and charged 4 decimes on arrival.

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208

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1852  8 baj. 6 frame lines, tied to piece by grille cancel. Sasss. 9  €75

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209

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1852  50 baj. light blue used with grille cancel.  Sass. 10  €2750    

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210

1864 Official EL to Director of Posts, Rome, re. wayward letter. Unfranked and bearing ornate undated double circle MONTEROSI handstamp.

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211

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1867 Rare 3 cents drab Imperf. with grille cancel.  Signed. Sass. 14  €4000    

200

212

1868 EL to Rome frkd 10c. imperf – 3 frame lines – tied grille of Viterbo.   Sass.  #400

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213

1862 Wrapper to Florence frkdd 20c. Indiano, 5 frame lines, tied grille of Rome.  Very fine.  Sass. €500

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214

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1867  80c.  Imperf 4 frame lines used with grille cancel.  Signed Diena. Sass. 20   €850

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215

o

1868 3c. drab, perf., used.  Fair but rare and signed.  Sass. 24  €5500    

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216

o

1868 5c. horizontal pair on piece tied grille with s/l VEROLA alongside. Sass. 25   €300

20

217

o

1868 40c. used with grille cancel.   Sass. 29  €150

5

218

o

1868 40c. used.  Variety “No Stop” after ‘40’.  Sass. 29a €160

10

219

o

1868 20c. solferino + 80c. on piece used with grille cancel. Signed Diena. Sass. 28, 31  €750

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220

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1868   80c. used.   Signed.    Sass. 31a   €700

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KINGDOM  OF  SARDEGNA

221

1836 EL to Saluzzo bearing red ‘P.P. Mondovi’  dispatch cachet.

10

222

1831 Soldier’s letter from 2Btn. Queen’s Brigade, sent to Poste Restante, Oniglia for Ponte D’assio bearing s/l FENESTRELLE.  Rated 9 decimes.

10

223

1834 Personal EL to P.O. official at Voltri bearing s/l LEVANTO.  Bears mss. annotation “Charge to Niccolo Qartino, my grandson’s account.  Odd.

15

224

1841 Paid EL to Albenga bearing red ‘P.P./REMO.  Mss. ‘4’ on reverse.

10

225

1842 Paid EL to Racconigi bearing red ‘P.P./SAVIGLIANO. ‘2’ on reverse.

10

226

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1862   40c. VEII  mounted mint.  Variety Imperf. at Base.  Sass. 3k €800

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T U S C A N Y

227

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1851-1852 6 crazie used.  4 margined.   Fine.  Sass. 7  €450

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L I T E R A T U R E

228

L.

“La Repubblica Sociale Italiana”  by AICPM, 528 pp.  A4 size. Contains all you need to know about the RSI – print types, cancels, valuations, maps; those  GNR and fasces overprints.

10

229

L

“La Posta Aerea D’Italia” by Consonni 46 pp.

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230

L

“The Italian P.Os in Constantinople 1908-1923. ICSC publication, 75pp with amendments.

3

231

L

“Lake Maggiore”  by Alan Becker, 74pp. ICSC Handbook. No. 6.

5

232

L

“The Port of Livorno” by Alan Becker, 74pp.  ICSC Handbook  No. 11

5

233

L

“United Kingdom Lettr Rates 1657-1900” by C.Tabeart 114 pp. + Supplementary Information 40pp.

5

234

L

“Storia Postale Del Dodecaneso”  Vols. I & II., 93pp. Catalogue of cancels and prices.

5

235

L

“1848-1862 La Posta Military Toscana”  by A. Palmieri, 205pp. incl. 1849-1855 The Austrian Occupation of Tuscany.

5

236

L.

“La Regia Marina In Estremo Oriente 1939-946” by Tino Trovero. A conglomeration of articles  re. author’s Naval experiences  in Far East.

3

237

L.

“I Servizi Postali In Italia 1861-1985”  by F. Filanci & E. Angelliri,` 175 pp.   Contains useful postal tariffs during the period.

5

238

L

“The Postal Tariffs of The Italian Area”  ICSC Handbook No. 1

1

239

L

“Le Strade Ferrate – Le Diligenze In Toscana” by Petrucci, 221pp.

10

240

L.

“German Censor Marks on Mail from Italian POWs in U.S. & Allied Camps” by Giorgio Migliavacca.  18pp.

1

241

L

“Documenti Sanitari” by C.Ravasini.  445 pp.   photo-copied

5

242

L.

“Parte Speciale”  by Ravasini.  Disinfection for Italian States, 247 pp. photo copy.

5

243

L.

“Austrian Post Offices Abroad” Part I, by Tschilinghirian & Stephen 80 pp.   Deals with Austrian Lloiyd Adriatic & Mediterranean Lines.

5

244

L.

“Stamps of Italy Used Abroad – PartTwo”  (Libia, Egypt, Crete). By Tchilinghirian & Bernardelli,, 160pp.

3

245

L.

“Stamps of Italy Used Abroad – Parts 3-6” (Dodecanese – Calymnos to Symi) by Tchilinghirian & Barnardelli.

15

246

L

“La Base Atlantica Di Bordeaux” by Bernardelli, 26pp.  (The WWII Italiana submarine base)

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V A R I O U S

247

Disinfected Mail:  1790-1855 Selection of ELs & newspaper bering a variety of cachets, impressed initials and item from Costantinople. (18)    

200

248

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Crete:  1901-1912 Mint & used selection with values to 45c. includes the key 10c. floreale used.   Sass. 6 @ €500(14)

30

249

o

Castelsrosso: 1922 50c. & 60 Michetti fine used.  Sass. 7-8

8

250

o

Rhodes:  1919-1921 Selection of multiple 1912 issues on pieces, incl. strips and blocks used.  (12)

22

251

Rhodes:  1929 ppc to Florence franked 10c. of Italy cancelled cds.

8

252

Rhodes:   1936 ppc to Venice frkd 10c. + 20c.  Perf. 14 cancelled cds.

6

253

Rhodes – Air:  1940 Env. to Venice frkd 50c. + 50c. air cancelled “Posta Aerea * Rodi (Egeo) cds.

9

254

Rhodes – MEF:  1947 Env. to Athens frkd 5d. KGVI MEF cancelled Rhodes cds with barred lunettes.   Sass. €350

28

255

Rhodes – MEF:  1947 Airmail env. to Seattle, USA, frnkd 9d. KGVI MEF cancelled Rhodes.  Writer at village of Sianna.  Sass. €450

40

256

Rhodes – MEF:  1947 Env. to London frkd KGVI 2s.6d. MEF canc. cds.

28

257

/o

Rhodes: Selection of MEF issues, to 2s.6d.  on env. & piece incl. postage due set.  Very fine.      (13 + !)

24

258

Cos:  1947 Airmail env. (stained) to Eggas, Greece frkd KGVI 6d. MEF cancelled “Cos * Dodecanese” cds.

28

259

Calymnos: 1946 commercial env. to London frkd KGVI 1s. MEF cancelled Calymnos * Dodecanese cds. Bears “By Air Throughout” cachet.

70

260

Lemnos:  1915 Incoming OHMS env. to Mudros during Gallipoli campaign franked 15c. + 25c. optd. ‘Rodi’ and canc. same named cds.

45

261

Paxos:  1943 Env. to Corfu frkd 5c., 20c. & 25c. Imperiale overprinted “Isole Ionie” cancelled  GAIOS cds.

80

262

Zakynthos – Volos: 1943 Two fronts to Athens from these islands frkd Isole Ionie issues. One bears ‘Comando Superiore FF.AA. Grecia’ censor strip. (3)

18

263

Cirenaica:  1950 Env. to England frkd 8mil. + 20mil. “Horseman” cancelled Benghazi * Air Mail cds.

50

264

Eritrea: 1936 Env. to Austria frkd 75c. VEIII + 25c.(2) & L1 “pittorica” cancelled Posta Militare 127 * Sezione A cds.

15

265

Eritrea:  1939 Env. to Addis Abeba, redirected to Viareggio frkd VEIII 75c + L1 Air cancelled ‘Decamere’ cds. On rev. Addis Abeba transit.

16

266

Ethiopia:  1937 Env. to Addis Abeba franked pair VEIII 75c. cancelled ‘Desssie * Amara’ cds.

10

267

Libia:  1942 Env. to S. Dona di Piave frkd 50c.(2) galley cancelled “Ufficio Postale Concentramento “ cds.

7

268

Libia:  1948 ppc to UK frkd KGVI 3d MEF cancelled Benghazi cds.

10

269

Somalia – AFIS: 1966 Reg. env. to London frkd 1s. + 1.80s Butterfly airs cancelled Mogadiscio cds.

8

270

Tripolitania – Air: 1939 ppc to UK frkd Libia 20c. + 75c. & scarce 80c. Air of Tripolitania canc. Bengasi cds.   Sass. €400

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