U.S. & Worldwide; The Alexander Collection of Russia
September 14-16, 2010

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Lot #1560
VATICAN CITY
1934 surcharges, 1,30 on 1,25L blue, small figures "30" in "1.30", thin surcharge, prepared but never issued, n.h., perfectly centered, fresh and v.f., pencil signed A.Diena etc., with 2006 "Grande Rarita" Raybaudi cert. Only one sheet of 100 of these sample surcharges were printed and sold by error. Many were used, lost or destroyed, hence this is the greatest rarity from Vatican City, probably less than 20 surviving (Sass.36A)
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Catalog #36a
Catalog Value € 37,500
Price Realized
$15,000.00

Lot #1561
VATICAN CITY
1934 surcharges, 1,30 on 1,25L blue, thin surcharge, prepared but never issued, cancelled on piece by 17.9.34 postmark, v.f., signed A.Diena etc., with 2005 "Grande Rarita" Raybaudi cert. Only 100 of this sample surcharge were printed and erroneously sold by the Post Office, only a few used examples known to still exist (Sass. 36A)
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Catalog #36a
Catalog Value € 20,000
Price Realized
$7,500.00

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