SARDINIA

The first series of the Kingdom of Sardinia was issued on 1 January 1851: it consisted of three denominations, 5c., 20c., and 40c. They were litographed by Turin- based Francesco Matraire who also created and manufactured the three ensuing series that were issued later on. The fourth issue is of particular significance because it was used during the unification process of Italy. The Fourth Issue is also very interesting to collectors of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries because of the many shades and variations that occurred over a seven year span of life during which the initial modest postal needs spiraled with the annexation of other populous states. Challenging at first sight, the collection of these stamps is highly rewarding and endearing. All the Kingdom of Sardinia stamps that were issued or postally valid during the transition that climaxed with the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy witnessed and were postally protagonists of unprecedented historical changes. It is also quite significant that the early stamps of the newly founded Kingdom of Italy were created by Matraire.

There are 26 items in this category

NAPLES LIVORNO 1850 via
Country: NAPLES
Condition: NAPLES GENOA 1850 via "ST GEORGES" Steamer
Description: Entire Letter with text from Naples endorsed "ST GEORGES" (by steamer ST GEORGES) plus double oval blue green handstamp featuring steamer and inscribed C. DI LORENZO & C.I AGENZIA VAPORI SARDI NAPOLI * very fine to fine * signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $115.00
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GENOA TO LIVORNO 1842
Country: TUSCANY
Condition: GENOA TO LIVORNO 1842 "VAPORI TOSCANI AGENZIA GENOVA"
Description: Entire Letter complete with text showing oval handstamp featuring steamer and inscribed VAPORI TOSCANI AGENZIA DI GENOVA (TUSCANY STEAMERS GENOA AGENCY) - quality typical of this handstamp otherwise fine and rare ** signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $85.00
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ITALY STATES AND EARLY KINGDOM OF ITALY CATALOGUE
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY STATES AND EARLY KINGDOM OF ITALY CATALOGUE
Description: ITALY STATES AND EARLY KINGDOM OF ITALY CATALOGUE 2011-2012 INCL. POSTAL HISTORY *** POSTAGE STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN STATES & EARLY ITALY 1861-1900 *** The best selling Catalogue with accurate/realistic market valuations. HIGHLY SPECIALIZED AND VASTLY IMPROVED AND GREATLY EXPANDED Each State has a postal history synopsis, list of post offices, information about reprints, proofs, and a new and thoroughly researched sub-chapter on postal rates. These are followed by the listings of issued stamps, their varieties, multiples, contemporary forgeries. A chapter is devoted to the stamps, postmarks and postal history of Military Occupations and Provisional Government issues. IT IS SIMPLY AMAZING TO SEE HOW MUCH INFORMATION IS TO BE FOUND IN THIS CATALOGUE. MAPS, CHARTS, CURRENCIES & COINS, GREAT BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX *** At its 14th edition, the catalogue’s in-depth treatment is more and more comprehensive thanks to the co-operation of prominent experts. Every chapter is devoted to a specific pre-unity state and the final chapter is about the Kingdom of Italy. Market evaluations, with references to auction results and net price sales *** 496 pp. - more than 1200 colour ill. - cm 17x24 – paperback -- Italian text If you have previous editions of this Catalogue you know that the new edition is A MUST HAVE FOR ANY SERIOUS COLLECTOR OF THESE STAMPS.
Price: $79.00
Item Id #002544    See Details...
ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY
Description: ITALY & KINGDOM SARDINIA: MATRAIRE CREATOR OF EARLY STAMPS: ENGRAVER & PRINTER Francesco Matraire Incisore e Litografo By Carlo S. Cerutti Matraire designed and printed many of the early issues of the Kindom of Sardinia which later were used in the newly unified Kingdom of Italy; he also created some early litho stamps of Italy - 94pp A4 profusely illustrated and printed on high quality paper, written by the best specialist on the subject - although written in Italian this splendid publication can be used by the wise specialist who will extract a lot of very useful information - a most interesting and easy to understand primary source of information - highly recommended to the specialist - book's weight is 16 oz THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $40.00
Item Id #004174    See Details...
FORGERIES ITALY STATES SARDINIA ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES
Country: ITALY
Condition: * FORGERIES ITALY STATES SARDINIA ROMAGNE ROMAN STATES
Description: ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES FALSI DEGLI ANTICHI STATI ITALIANI -- Étude sur les Faux Timbres de Deux Siciles * Etats de l’Eglise * Lombardo-Venetie * Modene * Parme * Romagne Sardaigne * Toscane ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Seminal work by A. De Haene , in French, plenty of good useful information throughout. Easy reading even for those with rather limited knowledge of French. It includes forgeries of the Italian States stamps: contemporary forgeries to defraud the post office, later forgeries, bogus and altered items, forged cancellations, Reprints. TWO SICILIES * NAPLES * SICILY * PAPAL STATES * LOMBARDY VENETIA * MODENA * PARMA * ROMAGNE * SARDINIA * TUSCANY Studio pionieristico di DE HAENE sui falsi degli Antichi Stati Italiani compresi falsi per posta, falsi per filatelisti, alterazioni e trucchi, annulli falsi, ristampe. In Francese, facile da usare. Reprint of the rare 1926 edition, fine quality, printed on high quality, white paper from short fibre pulp from eucalyptus trees, chlorine free. 40 pages with black & white illustrations. MANY ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION and where possible the original edition has been digitally improved. LIMITED EDITION. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication.
Price: $21.00
Item Id #001932    See Details...
40c BRICK RED ROSSO MATTONE SASSONE 16B Scott 13c 450 Euros
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: 40c BRICK RED ROSSO MATTONE SASSONE 16B Scott 13c 450 Euros
Description: GOOD MARGINS ON ALL SIDES FRESH COLOR VERY FINE NICE MILANO CDS Signed by expert Dr Migliavacca
Price: $99.00
Item Id #006904    See Details...
SICILY 1861 10 cent SARDINIA CANCELED LERCARA on Wrapper VERY FINE
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: SICILY 1861 10 cent SARDINIA CANCELED LERCARA on Wrapper VERY FINE
Description: WRAPPER SOVRACOPERTA 19 SEPTEMBER 1861 elusive LERCARA cds SARDO ITALIANO TYPE well struck -- Sassone 375 Euro on 10c SARDINIA GRIGIO OLIVASTRO (OLIVE GREY) very fine SASSONE 14C 300 Euro IMPRESSIVE ITEM FROM VERY FAMOUS COLLECTION signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $128.00
Item Id #006905    See Details...
SARDEGNA USED IN SICILY 10c BISTRO OLIVA SCURO
Country: SICILY
Condition: SARDEGNA USED IN SICILY 10c BISTRO OLIVA SCURO
Description: LARGE PIECE OF WRAPPER GRANDE FRAMMENTO DI COPERTA from PALERMO to CACCAMO 10 cent Sardinia BISTRO OLIVA SCURO Sassone 14Da 150 Euros Signed Migliavacca
Price: $49.00
Item Id #006915    See Details...
KINGDOM OF SARDINIA: 2nd & 3rd ISSUES: PROOFS, ESSAYS, REPRINTS by Cardillo
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA: 2nd & 3rd ISSUES: PROOFS, ESSAYS, REPRINTS by Cardillo
Description: “Prove, Saggi e Ristampe della II e III emissione del Regno di Sardegna" - [Proofs, Essays and Reprints of the Second and Third Issues of the Kingdom of Sardinia] by Paolo Cardillo, 144 pages (6.5" x 9.5"), colour illustrations throughout, including 16 colour plates, in Italian with English translation, sewn quality soft cover - published [2013] **************** The stamps of the Kingdom of Sardinia had four distinctive issues that epitomize the great creative skills of their engraver and printer — Francesco Matraire. The postal reform, introduced in late 1850, envisaged postage stamps. The Kingdom's ambassador in Paris contacted engravers and printers in the French capital, but due to their high prices and the impending deadline for the introduction of stamps it was decided to give the job to the less expensive Turin-based Matraire. The first issue (1 January 1851), depicting King Victor Emmanuel II facing right, was executed entirely in lithography. The head of the monarch was modeled after the one on the gold 20 Lire coin, commonly known as Marengo, engraved by a man who later, as we shall see, collaborated with Matraire. In late September, early October 1853 the second issue was distributed to post offices. The new three-value set had the same denominations (5c, 20c, and 40c) of the first issue, however, this time they were printed by colorless embossing on colored paper. The design of the embossing includes an ornate frame inscribed vertically FRANCO and BOLLO, at left and right respectively. Horizontally, at the frame top, the tablet shows the face value expressed in figures and POSTE in the middle (ie: C. POSTE 5), while at the bottom the face value is expressed in words, C. CINQUE. The frame is a device leaving an oval inner frame to highlight the embossed head of the monarch. Unfortunately, the embossing and the pallid color of the paper required a lambent light rather than the poor lighting from the post office candles and oil lamps in order to ensure that the right stamp or stamps had been affixed to the letter. In less than six months, by mid-April 1854, a redesigned issue was printed and distributed to the post offices. Good quality, white paper was utilized, the embossing printing remained the same but the colored frame was executed in lithography using somewhat brighter colors. The fourth issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia is very popular with collectors because the endless pressure on Matraire's staff resulted in several printings of virtually all denominations which in turn forced the pressman to use inks that did not quite match the required nuance. As would be expected, for the second, third and fourth issues there are proofs, essays, authorised reprints executed in 1863 by the enterprising Matraire, not to mention later reprints carried out in Florence in 1877 by argonauts. Imitations, so to speak, of some denominations of the fourth issue were printed in Berlin in 1889-90, followed by more blatant forgeries in the ensuing years. To complicate things, between 1900 and 1910, the new owners of Matraire's business sold his archives which included large quantities of printer's waste of the fourth issue as well as unfinished sheets without the embossed head. Such material was like a gargantuan banquet invitation for forgers who created double embossings, inverted heads, double heads, one inverted, you name it, they did it. All of this material, the good, the bad and the ugly, created uncertainty and prejudice and, to this day, Italian experts routinely receive the post Matraire creations from the four corners of the globe for verification. In very few cases genuine Matraire items surface. The footnotes in the standard catalogues give scanty or no details on how to detect the original Matraire proofs, essays and reprints. Now, comes this new book by Professor Paolo Cardillo to fill many gaps. A truly enthusiastic scholar, Cardillo was fortunate enough to acquire important files from the Matraire archive which had been retrieved by Emilio Diena in the early 1900s. It sounds like a fairy tale, but it is true. Apart from important documents and notes, proofs, essays and related items were found in these files. These certainly helped, but the Author of this book went the extra mile and consulted with all the major Italian experts, specialists and dealers. In the process, he accumulated a wealth of information that he decided to share in book form. The focus of this book is on proofs and essays of the second and third issues and related items such as color trials and embossing tests; additionally a chapter is devoted to Matraire's reprints. All of these items are duly catalogued in a scientific manner and carefully evaluated. Plates have been added to show the differences between essays, proofs, and issued stamps; the same is the case for paper color, thickness, and type as well as for the differences between sharp and worn-out impressions of the embossed head and frame. The book is illustrated by no less than 160 high definition, enlarged photographs. Cardillo presents the subject matter in terse language; the succession of chapters is sensible; and finally, the catalogue and plates are a true joy both for the beginner and the specialist. There is a good English translation of the entire book, the binding is excellent as is the layout. If you collect Italian States, this book belongs to your bookshelf. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca - copyright
Price: $75.00
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 ITALY ALL ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES IN COLOR best book
Condition: ITALY ALL ITALIAN STATES FORGERIES IN COLOR best book
Description: SIMPLY THE BEST *** IN ITALIAN *** BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE!!! 128 pages, illustrated throughout, high quality pictures in COLOR GIVES CHARACHTERISTICS OF GENUINE AND FORGED STAMPS OF LOMBARDY VENETIA SARDINIA TUSCANY PAPAL STATES - ROMAN STATES ROMAGNE MODENA PARMA NAPLES SICILY provides concise and clear background to All States and their issues highlights clues and details of genuine (in bold font) and forgeries (in script, italic) even if you do not know Italian in a few minutes, and with the help of a dictionary (Babel & others on the Internet) you will be able to use this book proficiently It is a bit expensive but the production is truly lavish, and if it saves you from buying the wrong stamp, as it will, then it's cheap, very cheap -- ALSO nowadays expertisers and expert committees charge up to $40-$50 per stamp even if forged...once you expertise a couple stamps by yourself with the help of this book you paid for it A BEAUTIFUL & MOST USEFUL BOOK LIMITED, BIBLIOPHILE EDITION: once sold out this will be a very difficult book to buy THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. WE HAVE SEVERAL OTHER BOOKS ON FORGERIES -- USE OUR SEARCH ENGINE FOR "FORGERIES"
Price: $109.00
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1862 2 cents NEWSPAPERS STAMP (SARDINIA) on printed matter from FERRARA TO PARMA
Country: ITALY
Condition: 1862 2 cents NEWSPAPERS STAMP (SARDINIA) on printed matter from FERRARA TO PARMA
Description: GOOD MARGINS, nice printed advertising circular, insignificant & very tiny piece of paper missing at top center mentioned for accuracy but absolutely not detracting - signed Migliavacca - SASSONE CATALOGUE 350 EUROS
Price: $99.00
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ITALY SARDINIA 4TH ISSUE COLOR IDENTIFICATION PLATES
Country: SARDINIA
Condition: ITALY SARDINIA 4TH ISSUE COLOR IDENTIFICATION PLATES
Description: HARDBOUND, IN ITALIAN, 68 pages (8" x 11") FOURTH ISSUE KINGDOM OF SARDINIA 1855-1863 COLOR IDENTIFICATION PLATES (based on colors as listed by Sassone Catalogue 2010) BY UMBERTO BALLABIO LANGUAGE BARRIER: non existant....pictures speak 1000 words...all you have to do is place your stamps side by side with the pictures...if you only get a stamp or two in the right shade or nuance the book has paid for itself and then some The 4th Issue of the Kingdom of Sardinia (initially consisting of Piedmont, Genoese Riviera and Sardinia) has always attracted collectors because it was printed and reprinted over a span of 8 years - in fact these stamps witnessed the unification of Italy and with it the ever increasing stamp demand from the annexed regions and territories. The color shade of each denomination changed every time a new printing was required and some nuances are very scarce, some are priced into the thousands of Euros/Dollars. Color identification plates were printed in the 50s, reprinted in the 90s and then another publisher made a similar attempt. All were sold out and all are bibliographic rarities. This new book stands out for a number of merits that match and surpass previous publications on the same subject for the following reasons: The Author is a seasoned collector of these stamps The book has been vetted by a number of experts Other prominent collectors had their input The color plates are state of the art and have been vetted at the production stage by an expert on light and visual perception of colors (the best way to use this book is at noon time in a room with windows solely facing north....the eyes must be rested and the identification sessions must be short because the eyes tire very quickly...a combination of day light and fluorescent bulbs can also be useful. Never utilize strong daylight and excessive artificial light...never go in spots where there is a strong reflection of sun beams, blue skies or afternoon skies because each will influence a distorted identification). Guidelines can be translated using Babel or similar online translation programs. The book is replete with color illustrations and technical notes accumulated by the Author over a lifetime. IN CONCLUDING: THIS IS THE BEST BOOK YOU COULD EVER BUY ABOUT THESE FASCINATING STAMPS The price is influenced by high production costs, however Italy is well know for real state of the art printing and every penny spent on this book is well spent. INDISPENSABLE & HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LIMITED EDITION!!!
Price: $135.00     Sale Price! $99.00
Item Id #002612    See Details...
1853 MATRAIRE'S PROOF OF THE 20c on Green Gummed Paper WITH CERTIFICATES
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #5Proof
Condition: 1853 MATRAIRE'S PROOF OF THE 20c on Green Gummed Paper WITH CERTIFICATES
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE -- KINGDOM OF SARDINIA — Second Issue, 1853 — Francesco Matraire's embossing and register proof of the 20 cent denomination on thick, gummed, green paper later adopted for the 5 cent [Sassone 5, Proof. Cardillo P. 16]; close margins vertically and sharp embossing typical of these early proofs, original gum. The margin at the bottom is unusually wide. Signed by Dr. Chiavarello on the gummed side. I have examined the above-described proof — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion it is in very fine condition and genuine in all respects, including its gum. I signed the verso of this proof with my initials - “GM” - in pencil——— -- BOTTACCHI'S CERTIFICATE ALSO PROVIDED *** SUPERB QUALITY
Price: $450.00
Item Id #010260    See Details...
1853 FRANCESCO MATRAIRE PROOF OF THE 40c on 20c paper With Certificate
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #6proof
Condition: 1853 FRANCESCO MATRAIRE PROOF OF THE 40c on 20c paper With Certificate
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE --- KINGDOM OF SARDINIA — Second Issue, 1853 — embossing and register proof of the 40 cent denomination on thick gummed blue paper later adopted for the 20 cent [Sassone 6, Proof. Cardillo P. 20]; close margins and sharp embossing typical of these early proofs, original gum. Signed by Dr. Chiavarello on the gummed side. I have examined the above-described proof — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion it is in fine condition and genuine in all respects, including its gum. I signed the verso of this proof with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $399.00
Item Id #010259    See Details...
1854 MATRAIRE'S EMBOSSING ESSAY 5 CENT BLUE GREEN with CERTIFICATES
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #7ESSAY
Condition: 1854 MATRAIRE'S EMBOSSING ESSAY 5 CENT BLUE GREEN with CERTIFICATES
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE -- KINGDOM OF SARDINIA — Third Issue, 1854 — Francesco Matraire's embossing essay (second setting, first printing) of the 5 cent denomination, blue-green, on thin, ungummed paper, [Sassone 7, Essay. Cardillo S. 8a]; unusually extra wide margins, almost all known specimens of this essay have poor to average margins. Verso shows Dr. Chiavarello's signature. I have examined the above-described essay — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion this rare essay is in superb condition, possibly the best known specimen of its type, with extraordinary margins, and truly sharp embossing. It is genuine in all respects. I signed the verso of this essay with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $1,500.00
Item Id #010261    See Details...
SARDINIA 1854 5 cent DEEP GREEN Verde Scuro Sassone 10a (6,500 EUROS) mint original gum
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #10a
Condition: SARDINIA 1854 5 cent DEEP GREEN Verde Scuro Sassone 10a (6,500 EUROS) mint original gum
Description: Fresh Colour, large margins, Original Gum - very fine embossed head (rare for the unissued type) most impressive example of the UNISSUED TYPE - SCOTT 7c -- a highly desirable quality for a magnificent acquisition -- Clean SISMONDO CERTIFICATE
Price: $990.00
Item Id #012073    See Details...
Third Issue, 1854 Francesco Matraire's embossing proof of the 20 cent
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #11f
Condition: Third Issue, 1854 Matraire's embossing proof of the 20 cent
Description: THIS PROOF IS PRICED AT 800 EUROS IN CARDILLO'S BOOK - *** FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE *** KINGDOM OF SARDINIA — Third Issue, 1854 — Francesco Matraire's embossing proof of the 20 cent denomination, in non-adopted light brick-red, on gummed paper [Sassone 11f, Proof; Cardillo P. 48]; very fine margins. I have examined the above-described proof — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion this proof is in very fine condition, and has original gum. It is genuine in all respects. I signed the gummed verso with my initials - “GM” - in pencil——— *** ALSO WITH BOTTACCHI'S CERTIFICATE
Price: $550.00
Item Id #010273    See Details...
SAVOY: 5c MYRTLE GREEN PAIR USED ON PIECE with Certificate
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #13A
Condition: SAVOY: 5c MYRTLE GREEN PAIR USED ON PIECE with Certificate
Description: SASSONE 1,750 EUROS ~~~~~~~ FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA, 1857, horizontal pair of the 5 cents MYRTLE GREEN (Verde Mirto)Plate I, Sassone 13A, used on piece — complete EVIANS (Savoy) cds. I have examined the above-described uncommon pair on piece — which is photographically reproduced* here. In my opinion it has very good margins on three sides, and the vertical margin at right is narrow but not touching the stamp design. Additionally, the pair is in very fine condition and genuine in all respects, including its well struck cancellation. I signed the verso of this piece with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $640.00     Sale Price! $480.00
Item Id #010484    See Details...
1858 CHAMBERY (SAVOY) TO GRENOBLE 10c + 40c NICE COVER WITH CERTIFICATE
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #14-16Ac
Condition: 1858 CHAMBERY (SAVOY) TO GRENOBLE 10c + 40c NICE COVER WITH CERTIFICATE
Description: FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA — 16 March 1858, entire letter from Chambery (Savoy) to Grenoble (France) franked with the following stamps of the 4th Issue: 10c umber (1858, Sassone 14) and 40c dark orange-vermilion (1857, Sassone 16Ac) both canceled by the CHAMBERY circle date stamp featuring the hour of mailing (2 S; 2 pm). The address side shows the accessory postmark "P.D." used at Chambery to confirm that postage (50c) had been paid in full; as well as the red cds of PONT BEAUVOISIN where the letter transited the following day. The back shows the GRENOBLE cds (17 March 1858) on arrival. I have examined the above-described entire letter, which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion the letter and its franking are genuine in all respects. The 10c is a very early use of this stamp in its distinctive nuance, the stamp has three very good margins, at the bottom it is slightly close at right, however, the stamp frame is not cut into at all. The 40c has two good margins and the vertical left frame and the bottom one are very lightly cut into, which does not attenuate the postal history and philatelic relevance of this well preserved document signed and authenticated by noted expert Alberto Diena. I also signed the recto with my initials - “GM” - in pencil——–— SASSONE CATALOGUE VALUE IS € 2,600 (10c €2,000 + 40c €600)
Price: $375.00
Item Id #010362    See Details...
SAVOY 1859 10c MAROON USED Evians cds,  VERY FINE with Certificate
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #14Ab
Condition: SAVOY 1859 10c MAROON USED Evians cds, VERY FINE with Certificate
Description: SASSONE 650 EUROS **** FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA, 1859, 10 cents MAROON(Bruno Violaceo)Plate I, Sassone 14Ab, — 55% complete EVIANS (Savoy) cds, 22 August 1859. I have examined the above-described stamp — which is photographically reproduced* here. In my opinion it has very large margins at left and at the top, and very fine margins at the bottom and at right. Additionally, it is in very fine condition and genuine in all respects, including its well struck cancellation. The verso of this stamp is signed in pencil (in extenso) by Giulio Bolaffi. I signed the verso of this stamp with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $290.00     Sale Price! $210.00
Item Id #010486    See Details...
10 CENT GRIGIO OLIVA CHIARO USED SCOTT 11, SASSONE 14C
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #14C
Condition: 10 CENT GRIGIO OLIVA CHIARO USED
Description: HUGE MARGINS, Tuscany Postmark, crisp embossed head, distinctive fresh color, very fine SASSONE 14C light olive grey - SASSONE 100 Euros
Price: $45.00
Item Id #000896    See Details...
4th ISSUE 10c BISTRE GUMMED ON PRINTED SIDE * 3 CERTIFICATES
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #14E
Condition: 4th ISSUE 10c BISTRE GUMMED ON PRINTED SIDE * 3 CERTIFICATES
Description: PRICED BY SASSONE 1,600 EUROS *** FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA — 4th Issue, 1858, 10c bistre, Plate II, 1863 printing (Sassone 14E, footnote; Catalogo Enciclopedico Italiano 24h), gummed on the printed side (recto) instead of the verso. I have examined the above-described variety — which is photographically reproduced* here: in my opinion this variety is in very fine condition, and has original gum. It is genuine in all respects. I signed the ungummed recto with my initials - “GM” - in pencil——— **** ALSO BOTTACCHI AND CHIAVARELLO CERTIFICATES
Price: $890.00     Sale Price! $795.00
Item Id #010274    See Details...
SAVOY: 20c DARK ULTRAMARINE USED ON PIECE superb With Certificate
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #15Aa
Condition: SAVOY: 20c DARK ULTRAMARINE USED ON PIECE superb With Certificate
Description: SASSONE 80 EUROS ~~~~ FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA, 1858, 20 cents DARK ULTRAMARINE (Azzurro Oltremare Scuro)Plate I, Sassone 15Aa, used on piece — complete EVIANS (Savoy) cds, 4 June 1858. I have examined the above-described stamp on piece — which is photographically reproduced* here. In my opinion it has very good margins on all four sides; additionally, the stamp is in very fine condition, and genuine in all respects, including its well struck cancellation. I signed the verso of this piece with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $45.00
Item Id #010483    See Details...
20c DEEP BLUE
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #15B
Condition: 20c DEEP BLUE "INTRA" cds - Signed Raybaudi
Description: SCOTT 12 ** SASSONE 60 Euros
Price: $29.00
Item Id #003690    See Details...
SAVOY: 20c BRIGHT MILKY COBALT BLUE USED ON PIECE with Certificate
Country: SARDINIA
Catalog #: Sassone #15d
Condition: SAVOY: 20c BRIGHT MILKY COBALT BLUE USED ON PIECE with Certificate
Description: SASSONE 850 EUROS * SUPERB ITEM ~~~~~~~~~~~ FROM DR MIGLIAVACCA'S CERTIFICATE: KINGDOM OF SARDINIA, 1855, 20 cents BRIGHT MILKY COBALT BLUE (Cobalto Latteo Vivace)Plate I, Sassone 15d, used on piece — complete EVIANS (Savoy) cds, 3 May 1856; printer's rule at right. I have examined the above-described stamp on piece — which is photographically reproduced* here. In my opinion it has very good margins on two sides, and extremely large margins at bottom and at left. Additionally, the stamp is in extremely fine condition, and genuine in all respects, including its cancellation. The piece is signed by Giulio Bolaffi in extenso on both sides. I signed the verso of this piece with my initials - “GM” - in pencil———
Price: $350.00     Sale Price! $295.00
Item Id #010482    See Details...