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Lot #4283


1850-1970 collection in two large Scott Specialty albums volume I with Italy, 1863-97 complete unused (with or without gum, some well centered), mostly complete from there (missing 142A-D), with 1901-25 definitives (76-91), Manzoni set, 1924 overprints, pre-WWII commemorative sets, Air Post (without Servizio di Stato), Pneumatic Post, Newspaper stamps, Military stamps, Occupation under Austria, Issues Allied Government, Social Republic, Offices Abroad (Estero 1-17), Tientsin (5-23), Bengasi, Offices in the Turkish Empire, Albania, Constantinople, Janina, Smyrna; Lombardy Venetia (mostly used), Cyrenaica (with Manzoni set), Dalmatia, Eritrea and some Fiume. The second volume consists of Italian States, Italian Colonies, San Marino and Vatican City, many hundreds of singles and complete sets, excellent representation of Modena, Italian Colonies, Italian East Africa, Libya, Fezzan, Oltre Giuba, Parma, Romagna, Roman States, Sardinia, Somalia (with better Postage dues and Parcel Post), Tripolitania (with Manzoni and Circuit of Oasis sets), Tuscany, Two Sicily's, Sardinia, etc. Highlights include the virtually complete San Marino unused (some n.h.), missing 1L blue (Scott 22), but including all other better sets, some inverted surcharges, perf. and imperf. Souvenir sheets, Semi-Postals, Air Post, Parcel Post; Vatican City complete (35-40 with Verspermann certificate), including Air Post; Colonies include most of the commemorative sets (higher priced items missing), also Air Post and Parcel Post. The Old States are replete with better items, used and unused, some in excellent condition. A splendid collection, with some usual mixed condition in the earlier period, others well above average, mostly fine-v.f., huge catalogue value

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