ITALIAN STATES - Two Sicilies

Sale 3022 - Session 3 - United States, British Commonwealth, and Foreign Collections
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  • Lot# : 3770 ITALIAN STATES - Two Sicilies

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    TWO SICILIES - NAPLES MAGNIFICENT POSTAL FORGERIES COLLECTION. an extraordinary collection of postal forgeries starting with five of the 2gr, twenty-three of the 10gr including ribbed paper, as well as forty of the 20gr again including ribbed paper and a trio of one scarce used with 2 genuine stamps on piece; a total of 68 postal forgery examples and two genuine; 19th century postal forgeries are highly sought after and this collection is quite exceptional.
    Start Price : 7,000 USD
    Current Opening : 7,000 USD
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    Lot# : 3771 ITALIAN STATES - Two Sicilies

    TWO SICILIES - NAPLES FORGERY COLLECTION. a fascinating collection beginning with six Sperati forgeries on the Savoy cross, followed by a proof of the same signed by Sperati in blue and the next page a black proof again signed by Sperati; then blocks of four of all eight denominations of the side-profile embossed issues for Neapolitan Provinces, all four margins, the ½t, ½gr, 1gr, 2gr, 5gr, 10gr, 20gr and 50gr two types, followed by further Sperati examples with the 2gr in blue and black, of which the former has an inverted head on piece and the latter an inverted head unused. This is followed by rare sunken composite proofs of the Naples issue official reprints in rose with ½gr and 20gr, 1g and 5gr, 10gr and 50gr all in sunken composite pairs, etc. An outstanding collection.
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
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    Lot# : 3772 ITALIAN STATES - Two Sicilies

    TWO SICILIES - SICILY FORGERY COLLECTION with POSTAL HISTORY. a fabulous range of forgeries on the Ferdinand II heads, identified and written-up on album pages, with over 220 examples including forgeries on cover, with very convincing work by Billig incl 50gr corner block of ten with crackled gum, Spiro forgeries in «used» sheets of 25, plus original stampless covers with forged frankings of 20gr bisect and single franking 10gr, 20gr, and 50gr, etc. Wonderful material for the Sicily specialist, from a lifetime collector of Italian States.
    Start Price : 2,000 USD
    Current Opening : 2,000 USD
    Hammer price : unsold
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