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 #4283
LARGE LOTS AND COLLECTIONS ITALY AND ITALIAN COLONIES
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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Price Realized
$18,000.00

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