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WORLD: ITALY
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5328
1862 Cross of Savoy 1c-80c essays for 1st Italian stamps, produced by Ambjon Sparre who was given a contract by the Ministry of Finance, but the designs were rejected by the King. VF UN as made, all 4 margins. Rare & attractive. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
5329
1889 King 20c orange perfin 'CC' for special use on discounted franking publicity Postcards which were sold to the public for 18c. VFU with '18.2.89' cds. Sass CP1 cat €2500+. Exceedingly rare genuine example. Dr Enzo Diena AIEP & Oliva photo certs. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$700
5330
1891 Embossed sample proof by DLR as an example of their prowess, similar to types used by Britain & empire but with head of Italian King Victor-Emmanual II, border dated 30 1 82 with 'Thos De La Rue & Co London. 2 shades of orange on laid paper 35x44mm endorsed 'Italian Head', or 51x60mm with '19 FEB 91' h/s. Extremely rare. (2). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$400
5331
1921 'BLP' blue opt King 10c rose-red, type I litho opt. VF fresh M. SG B112 cat £1400. Sass 1 cat €1250. Exp Alberto Diena AIEP & others, plus 2007 Raybaudi photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$275
5332
1921 'BLP' blue opt King 10c rose-red type I litho opt. F fresh M. SG B112 cat £1400, Sass BLP1 cat €1250. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
5333
1921 'BLP' blue opt King 20c orange, type I litho opt. VF fresh MUH. SG B113 cat £1800 for M, should be at least double, £3600 MUH. Sass 2 cat €3500. Exp Alberto Diena AIEP & others, plus 2004 Raybaudi photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$650
5334
1921 'BLP' red opt King 25c blue type I litho opt. F-VF fresh MUH. SG B114 cat £300 for M, should be at least double, £600 MUH. Sass 3 cat €750. Exp Enzo Diena AIEP, plus copy of 2007 Raybaudi photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
5335
1921 'BLP' blue opt King 40c brown, type I litho opt. VF fresh M. SG B115 cat £120. Copy of 2007 Raybaudi photo-cert for set.
 AVAILABLE at A$40
5336
1924 Official Franking Permit Stamps 'Consorzio Bibliot Torino' set 5c-50c, for the 'National Society for Libraries for the People'. F-VF MUH, sl tropicalised gum. Sass EP30-33 cat €800. (4). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$110
5337
1924 Official Franking Permit stamps 'Lega Nazionale Trieste' set 5c-50c, for the 'Trieste National Union'. VF fresh MUH with never hinged original gum. Sass EF42-45 cat €4000. Rare set. 2023 Ceremuga photo cert. (4). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1200
5338
1930 Transatlantic Flight 7.70L light blue & drab. VF fresh MUH. SG 303 cat £700 for M, should be at least double, £1400 MUH, Sass A25 cat €1100. 2023 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$350
5339
1942 Airmail War Propaganda set 50c brown, 1L violet & 2L blue, with se-tenant label, imperf between. Superb fresh MUH. Sass 12A, 12B & 12C cat €1875. Rare so nice. 2019 Ceremuga photo cert. (3). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$600
5340
1943 Provisional Government 'Badoglio' rose-carmine signature opt Victor Emmanual 50c violet, prepared but unissued (Opts were prepared in Naples on the orders of Marshal Pietro Badoglio's administration. But never issued as King Victor Emmanual III vehemently objected to his portrait being defaced in such a way, & almost all the stock was then officially destroyed). Superb fresh MUH with never hinged original gum. Sass footnote after 515I, CEI 471 cat €10,000 = A$16,000+. Extremely rare & historically interesting Italian item. Copy of 1993 Raybaudi cert for blk it came from, plus 2019 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1300
5341
1944 Italian Social Republic 'Repubblica Sociale Italiana' fasces opt Julius Caesar 20c carmine, this being the error (normally on the 75c), variety full offset of opt on reverse. Superb fresh MUH. SG 60a(var), Sass 495Ab cat €1000. Exp Alberto Diena AIEP, plus 2019 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
5342
1945 unissued opt PROOF on cigarette paper with device & 'IV Centenario del Concilio de Trento 1545-1945 L20' which has a planned issued for which central authorities refused permission. Superb UN as made. Dr Avi photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$130
5343
1945-48 Work, Justice & Family 100L bright carmine rough perf 14. VF fresh MUH. SG 669 cat £600, Sass 565a cat €600. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
5344
1945-48 Work, Justice & Family 100L carmine, perf 14. VF fresh MUH. SG 669 cat £600, Sass 565 cat €575. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
5345
1945 Regency opt Parcel Post 50c orange, error blk of 3 se-tenant prs, upper pr grossly shifted perfs & imperf at base, while lower 2 prs fully imperf. F-VF MUH, irregularly separated at base. SG P651(var). Sass PP52da+52d cat €1700+. Very rare, only 1 row of this error existed. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
5346
1946 Regency Parcel Post 1L green, error se-tenant pr from UL cnr of sheet with perfs only at base & imperf on other sides. Superb fresh MUH, with huge sheet margins. SG P679(var). Sass PP61e cat €150+ for single & est cat €300+ for such cnr piece. Very rare & spectacular. 2006 Sorani photo-cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
5347
1946-57 Parcel Post 300L deep claret, setenant pair, perf 13¼, wmk 'winged wheel'. VF fresh MUH, pristine never hinged original gum. Sass PP79 cat €1500, SG P700 cat £3000. Rare in nice MUH condition. 2023 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
5348
1954 Parcel Post 1000L ultramarine, top value setenant pair, comb perf 13¼, wmk 'winged wheel'. Superb fresh MUH, pristine never hinged original gum & excellent centring. Sass PP81 cat €6000, SG P868 cat £10,000. By far the rarest stamp of post-war Italy & desirable in perfect MUH condition. 2023 Ceremuga photo cert. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1800
5349
1920 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising Lettercard (Serie Nazionale 11-20) with advert for 'le Caramelle de Giusti' on front & for 'Stagneol' on back, plus many more inside inc on the writing paper insert. Franked 'BLP' type II litho blue opt 40c brown, also mis-perf at an angle at left. Superb UN, cream card stock. SG 133 cat £225 for loose M stamp alone, Sass BLP9 cat €100+. Rare.
 AVAILABLE at A$100
5350
1921 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (serie Nazionale 1-10) with advert for 'Alla Giardiniera Italiana' on front & for 'Jost' typewriters on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type I litho red opt 25c blue. FU, uprated 15 grey tied by 'Venezia 1 XI 1921' machine pmk. SG B114 cat £170++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 3 cat €750+. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$250
5351
1921 'Busta Lettera Postale' Advertising Lettercard (serie Nazionale 1-10) with advert for 'Navigazione Generale Italiano' on front & for 'Jost' typewriters on back & many small adverts inside, franked BLP type I litho red opt 25c. VFU, uprated 15c grey, tied by 'Roma 12 4 21' cds'. SG B114 cat £170+ for loose stamp alone. Sass BLP 3 cat €750. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
5352
1921 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (3a serie Piedmont) with advert for 'Torchio Continuo' traction engine on front & for 'Liquore Monte S Giuliano' on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type I litho red opt 25c blue. VFU, tied by 'Roma' machine pmk, surface scuffs below stamp. SG B114 cat £170++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 3 cat €750+. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$300
5353
1921 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (serie Lazio 9) with advert for 'Vin Calissano' wines on front & for 'Alfredo Verzini' etc on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type I litho blue-black opt 40c brown. VFU tied by 'Roma 11 V 1922' machine pmk, roughly opened. SG B115(var), Sass BLP 4A cat €400+. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
5354
1921 'Busta Lettera Postale' Advertising Lettercard (2 serie Toscana) with advert for 'Sindacato Emiliano' on front & for 'Guglielmo Boncinelli' etc on back & many small adverts inside, franked BLP type I litho blue-black opt 40c brown. VFU tied by 'San Vincenzo 8 7 22' cds. SG B115(var). Sass BLP 4A cat €400. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
5355
1921 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (serie Lazio) with advert for 'Sindacato Emiliano' on front & for 'Jost' typewriters on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type I litho claret opt 40c brown. VFU, tied by 'Roma 27 IV 1922' machine pmk. SG B115a(var) cat £32++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 4c cat €140. Rare.
 AVAILABLE at A$100
5356
1921 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard with advert for 'Lampo Benzina Superiore' on front, & for 'Giuseppe Lorin' & others on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type I litho blue opt 40c brown. VFU, uprated Express 60c/50c tied by Roma Centro Espressi 23 2 22' cds. SG B115 cat £28++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 4 cat €100++ Rare express usage. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
5357
1922-23 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (2 serie Piemonte) with advert for 'Societa Nazionale Navagazione' on front & for 'White star Line' on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type II litho blue opt 20c orange. VFU, uprated 30c red, tied by 'Amb Torino-Piacenza 4 5 23' railway TPO cds. SG B131 cat £500++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 7 ct €1800. Extremely rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$700
5358
1922-23 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (20 serie Lazio) with advert for 'F de Capitani Roma' on front & for 'Automobilisti' & others on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type II litho blue opt 40c brown. VF UN, inc attached note paper with more adverts. SG B133 cat £250 for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP9 cat €100+. Rare.
 AVAILABLE at A$80
5359
1922-23 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (3 serie Piemonie) with advert for 'Michelin' bicycle tyres on front & for 'Paolo Clerici' banks etc on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type II litho blue opt 40c brown. VF UN, inc attached note paper with more adverts. SG B133 cat £250 for loose stamps alone, Sass BLP 9 cat €100+. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$100
5360
1922 'Busta Lettera Postale' Advertising Lettercard (2 serie Piemonte) with advert for 'Societa Nazionale di Navigazione' on front & for 'White Star Line' on back & many small adverts inside, franked BLP type II litho blue opt 40c brown. VFU uprated 10c red & express 60c, tied by 'Ancona Esspresi 22 4 23' cds. SG B133 cat £130+ for loose stamp alone. Sass BLP 9 cat €1200+. Rare express usage.
 AVAILABLE at A$500
5361
1922-23 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (20 serie Lazio) with advert for 'F de Capitani Roma' on front & for 'Automobilisti' & others on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type II litho black opt 40c brown. VFU, tied by 'Napoli Sezioni 17 12 22' cds. SG B133a cat £130++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 9 cat €21200. Rare so nice. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
5362
1922-23 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (4 serie Toscana) with advert for 'Vin Calissano' wines on front & for 'Canatta Magni' printers, etc on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type II litho blue opt 40c brown. VFU, uprated 10c red & Express 60c/50c tied by 'Napoli Sezione Riunite 8 4 23' cds. SG B133 cat £130++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 9 cat €1200++. Rare express usage. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
5363
1923 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (4 serie Lombardia) with advert for 'Brescia P Lorenzotti' guns on front & for 'Griffa Gavagnino & Maggi' etc on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type II typo black opt 10c red. VFU, uprated 40c brown & 50c violet to pay for registration. SG B129(var) cat £120++ for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP13 cat €1200+. Rare registered usage. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
5364
1923 'Busta Lettera Postale' advertising lettercard (41 serie naz) with advert for 'Nunzio Adragna & C' on front & for 'Pasquale di Tomassi' & others on back & many small adverts inside, franked 'BLP' type III typo red opt. VF UN, right margin gone inc attached note paper with more adverts. SG B137 cat £400 for loose stamp alone, Sass BLP 14C cat €500. Rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$150
5365
1924 'Cassa Nazionale d'Assic v Razioni' envelope (no flap) with Official franking Permit Stamps 25c & 50c. 'Cassa Nazionale Assic Inf Lavoro' for 'National Industrial Accident Insurance Fund' tied by 'Milano 23 3 24' cds. Registered & sent locally with arrival b/s. Sass EP19 & 21 cat €550++. Attractive & rare. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$200
5366
1926 cover (no flap) franked King 30c orange IMPERF Postcard cut-outs (2) tied by 'Bra 15 GEN 26' cds. To 'Novi Ligure' arrival b/s. Rare provisional usage. Exp Alberta Diena.
 AVAILABLE at A$60
5367
1928 Rescue Flight by Maddalena & Cagna from Italy to the Umberto Nobile Airship 'Italia' Arctic Expedition, cover franked King Emmanuel 25c (2) & Airmail 50c/60c tied by 'Sesto Calende / Milano / 10 6 28' cds, plus 'SPEDIZIONE AEREA DI SOCCORSO / SESTO CALENDE - KINGS BAY' with another strike below, addressed to the 'City of Milan' at Kings Bay, with 'R.N.C. DI MILANO / SPED ARCTICA / 18.6.28' arrival cds, plus 'R.N.C. DI MILANO / SPED ARCTICA / 1928' 2/line h/s on back & ships circular seal, as well as signatures of the pilots & mechanics Maddalena, Cagna Ranpini & Abelli. The front of the cover also has very weak strike of the 'VOLATA SULLA TENDA ROSSA' red circular h/s. Only 6 covers were recorded as flown on both directions, plus only couple more such covers prepared as souvenirs by the postmaster. Sass GP23a cat €120,000 = A$200,000. Great rarity of Italian airmails as covers from this flight are considered as the most important items in this collecting field. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$10000
5368
1928 Rescue Flight by Pezno & Crossio from Italy to the Umberto Nobile Airship 'Italia' Arctic Expedition, cover franked King Emmanuel 50c & Airmail 60c tied by "Marina di Pisa / 14 6 28' cds, plus 'SPEDIZIONE AEREA POVSEE / DI SOCCORSO MARINA DI PISA', addressed to the 'City of Milan' at Kings Bay, with "R.N.C. DI MILANO / SPED ARCTICA / 19.6.28' arrival cds on both sides, plus 'R.N.C. DI MILANO / SPED ARCTICA / 1928' 2/line h/s. Very rare as only very few flown (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1200
5369
1928 Umberto Nobile Airship 'Italia' Arctic Expedition, items related to 'City of Milan' base ship & to the rescue flights, inc 5 covers & cards franked various Italian issues tied 'R.N.C. Di Milano Sped Arctica' arrival cds, inc 1 with the 'R.N.C. Di Milano Sped Arctica 1928' 2/line h/s, cover to London with also this h/s on back as well as 4 strikes of the ship's circular seal, special entry pass with embossed seal & 2 strikes of the cds, then 2 original large press photos of Maddalena & Cagna etc plus their plane. Very interesting group. (9 items) (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1200
5370
1941 Posts & Telegraph Dept postcard franked King 50c & Stamp Duty revenue 10c tied by indistinct 1941 cds. Rare provisional usage due to shortage of 10c stamps. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
5371
1945 CORALIT Authorised Private Postal Service cover franked 2nd set 14L-140L perf, tied by 'Coralit Alta Italia / Torino / 13 MAG 45' cds, with special boxed cachet below, plus 4 Italian Post stamps tied by 'Torino 13.5.45' cds, with 'Coralit Alta Italia / Venezia / 19 MAG 45' arrival b/s. Sass 8-12 cat €1300+. Rare & attractive. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$500
5372
1946 cover franked Defins 10c (2), 15c, 20c & 60c, plus 2 diff Stamp Duty revenues, tied by 'Navara Ferrovia 20 1 46' cds. Unusual useage.
 AVAILABLE at A$60
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