U.S. and Worldwide Stamps
July 20-21, 2010

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Lot #801
ITALY
1862 10c Vittorio Emanuele II, the scarce "oliva chiaro" shade (clear olive), well centered ("perfetto e ben centrato"), never hinged (!) and post office fresh, a scarce shade in premium condition, with 1998 Colla cert. (catalogue value for a hinged example, average centering. For illustration purposes, we note that Sass. No. 1 catalogues Euro 5,500 for an ordinary hinged example and Euro 24,750 for unhinged, well centered copy)
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Catalog #Sass.1b
Catalog Value €40,000
Price Realized
$24,000.00

Lot #802
ITALY
1926 1.25L dark blue, perf. 13 1/2, l.h., fine, signed Diena (Sass.196)
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Catalog #182a
Catalog Value €600
Price Realized
$190.00

Lot #803
ITALY
1928 Emanuele Filiberto 30c green & brown, center inverted, unused with full original gum, better than usual centering, fine example of this rarity. Only one sheet of these inverts was sold at the post office in Bologna. The buyer did not notice the error and placed the majority of the stamps on a large parcel. Most of the stamps were thus used. Of the few unused examples known, only two (!) exist with full original gum and both are offered in this auction (see footnote in Sassone where the price is listed for one of the two values with gum), signed Emilio Diena, Oliva, Raybaudi, Sorani, etc. (Sass. 228a)
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Catalog #203a
Catalog Value €85,000
Unsold
Lot #804
ITALY
1928 Emmanuelle Filiberto 30c green & brown, center inverted, with a tiny offset of center at bottom right, the second of the two known with gum, this copy never hinged with full original gum, usual centering, fine, a premier world class rarity in optimal condition, signed "Raffaele Maria Diena", with 2004 Raybaudi and 2006 E.Diena certificates ("ha gomma integra originale ed e perfetto".) (Sass. 228a; catalogue value for hinged)
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Catalog #203a
Catalog Value €85,000
Unsold

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