James R. Simon Collection
June 12, 2019

The James R. Simon collection is comprised of over 600 volumes, well researched by a historian and student of philately of very diverse areas, starting with Afghanistan and Albania, continuing with extensive Austro-Hungarian Empire, impressive Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro and Yugoslavia, as well as Croatia, Fiume and Trieste. There are specialized collections of Honduras, Liberia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and many others. Most of the collections are offered intact and include United States & Possessions, Independent Asia, Benelux and British Commonwealth, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Germany, Greece, Italy and Italian Colonies, as well as South and Central America, Japan, Korea, Portugal and Colonies, Turkey, Uruguay and many others. Many of the collections are highly specialized and viewing is recommended, either in person (by appointment prior to the sale) or here on our website, where additional scans are added continuously.

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Lot #4166
ITALY
1788-1944 Postal history of Milan, collection on 63 pages, each item expertly described exhibition style, covering the Duchy of Milan under Austrian rule 1788, folded letters and Republica Cisalpina documents (1798-1801), straight-line "Arm D'Italie" Milano, also 1812 letter to Genova, handstamped paper, other letters under Austrian Empire, many interesting markings in red and in black, Lombardy-Venetia 1850 issue selection with Milano cancels, also 1-2 on cover, other two-color combination frankings, 1858 Newspaper with Blue Mercury from Milano, 1860 stamps of Sardinia used in Milan, Kingdom of Italy, 1919 Italian Occupation of Austria censored cover with Milano Posta Estera handstamp, 1932 commemorative issues on covers from Milan, 1943 Italian Social Republic censored cover to Switzerland, 1944 mixed franking cover with German censor markings, plus Exhibition labels, cards, etc. A fine collection of Postal History of Milan,
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Price Realized
$1,300.00

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