Postage Stamps and Covers of the World

21 Sep 2004, starting at 10:30 BST with lot 1.
22 Sep 2004, starting at 10:30 BST

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Italian States - Modena: 1859 5c. pale green mint, four good to large margins, small black ink mark in top margin and other imperfections. (335)

Italian States - Sardinia: 1855-63 3 Lira bronze, a fair example of this rarity with faults. R.P.S. Certificate (1964) SG £2,500 (144)

Italian States - Sicily: 1859 5gr. vermilion, fine used, close to good margins all round. (329)

Italy: 1862-2003 A mainly mint comprehensive collection, varied condition in five Marini albums and stockbook, contained in a carton inc. 1910 Plebiscite sets, 1914-22 Parcel Post set, 1924 Trade set, 1930 Virgil set, 1930 Transatlantic 7l.70, 1932 Dante set, 1933 Balbo pair (Dini), 1934 Football set, 1935 Bellini set, 1936 Horace set, 1937 Child Welfare set, 1937 Augustus set, 1945-48 set, 1946-57 Parcel Post set (less 300l.), 1947-54 postage due set, 1948 Revolution set, 1949 Centenary 100l., 1949 ERP set, 1949 Volta set, mainly unmounted mint from 1950, 1950 Radio set, 1950 Workers set, 1951 Gymnastics set, 1953-54 set, etc. (200)

Italy: 1862-1990 A mint and used collection in mixed condition in five albums contained in a small box inc. a range of Italian states, early Italian issues in duplicated quantities, later commemoratives, definitives, airs, express, postage dues, Italian colonies, etc. (1145)

Italy: 1863-89 A mint or unused selection, very mixed condition, comprising 1863-65 5c., 1878 2c. on 2L., 1879-82 20c., 25c., 1889 5c. (1439)

Italy: 1866-1987 selection of covers and cards, varied condition in a box, inc. airmails, censored mail, Military, etc. (1408)

Italy: 1891-1994 collection in three albums and a stockbook contained in a small carton inc. 1924 Trade Propaganda set mint, 1928 400th. Anniversery Birth of Emmanuele Filiberto mint, 1930 Virgil set mint, 1931 St. Antony of Padua set mint, 1932 Dante Society set and Fascist March set used, 1933 Air Balbo pair mint, 1934 World Cup set mint, 1935 Bellini set mint inc. Air, 1936 Horace Air set mint, 1949 Art Exhibition set mint and Roman Republic set used, 1950 Radio pair used, 1951 Gymnastic Festival set mint, later commemorative and commemorative issues, postage dues, etc. (918)

Italy: 1930 Dec. Balbo flight Rome to Rio de Janeiro with Air 7L.70 blue and 1L.25 tied with usual cachets and signed by the pilots, a scarce flight cover. (281)

Italy: 1961 Gronchi 205L. rose-lilac error with 205L. slate-violet applied on top, used on illustrated f.d.c. cancelled by special machine datestamp, registered to Peru, very scarce, and 170L. on f.d.c. to Argentina, and 185L. on f.d.c. to Uruguay (without arrival mark), Sass. €22,630, also 1924-25 1L. used with attached "Columbia" blue advertising label (light corner crease). (1202)

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