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Public Auction #436

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COVER ACCUMULATIONS — Italy
LotConditionDescriptionValue/Bidding
520Eighteen used Venetian AQ sheets from the first form of postal stationery used anywhere in the world. Produced from 1608-1797 using different postmaster names for differentiation of dates. These were used to generate revenue to help the city recover from frequent flooding. Most of those that exist today are damaged from long term storage, floods, rodents, etc. These 15 examples are rare survivors of a mail system used over 300 years ago. Better than usual, albeit variable, condition. Various dates, watermarks, rarities, and usages.Cat. Value: S.B. 425.00
Price Realized: $180.00
521Italy WW II interesting censored cover assortment. Consists of fourteen covers and one postcard from 1941 to 1944 having several mailed to the Red Cross and sent registered and/or airmail. A neat selection of Italian postal history.Cat. Value: S.B. 350.00
Price Realized: $260.00
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