Lots 550 - 562, Catalogue of Auction #69 Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
550  143-46
1924, 300th Anniversary of the Propagation of the Faith, complete set of four imperforated proofs in issued colors, printed on chalk-surfaced cards, fresh condition, no gum as produced, previously hinged, VF, Raybaudi certificate, Sassone #131/34, ?3,000
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551 **   439-40 var
1944, Lupa Capitolina, 50c lilac and pale gray lilac, six stamps, two on watermarked paper and four on paper without watermark, all different varieties, such as double impression, printing on both sides, partly perforated, error of colors, nice quality, full OG or no gum as issued, NH, VF, Sassone #515, 515A var, ?750
552 **   579-80
1951, Reconstruction of the Montecassino Abbey, 20L violet, 55L bright blue, vertical gutter blocks of 20, lightly folded in the middle along horizontal perforation, fresh and nice, full OG, NH, VF and rare multiples, Unificato #664-65, ?12,000
553 **   

Airship "Norge" Polar Flight

1926, "Volo Transpolare", the Amundsen - Nobile - Ellsworth perforated and imperforated vignettes, the last one with official seal on reverse, full OG, NH, VF
554 **   C13, C16-17 fn

World War II Propaganda issue

1942, Pegasus, Spirit of Flight and Arrows, complete set of three, each stamp with military label on the right or at the top, full OG, NH, VF, Sassone #12A-C, ?1,750, Scott C.v. $1,400
555 **   1LN6 var

Allied Military Government (A.M.G.) - Veneza Guilia

1946, inverted black overprint "A.M.G. V.G." on 5L dark red, full OG, NH, VF, expertized by R. Mondolfo and others, Sassone #10d, ?1,300
556 **/*   
1946, inverted black overprint "A.M.G. V.G." on 11 Italian postage, air post and special delivery stamps, including Sassone #11d with additional inverted offset of overprint on reverse, air post stamps #6b and 8b and etc., fresh condition, full OG, NH or VLH (3), VF, all properly expertized, Sassone C.v. is over ?2,500
557 **/*   1LN4/8 var
1946, double black overprint "A.M.G. V.G." on 10c x2 (one has double, one inverted overprint), 60c (pair), 1L, 2L and 5L, nice quality, full OG, NH or VLH (1), VF, six most expensive stamps are properly expertized, Sassone #2e/10e, ?1,450
558  42 var

Trieste (Zone A)

1949, European Recovery Program, 5L dark bluish green, inverted black two-line overprint "F.T.T. A.M.G.", full OG, VLH, VF, expertized by R. Mondolfo, Sassone #43a, ?4,000
559 **   159 var
1952, Armed Forces Day, inverted black overprint "AMG FTT" on 60L black and blue, bottom right corner margin single, full OG, NH, VF, S. Sorani certificate, Sassone #159a, ?3,200
560 **/*   C3, C22 var

Air Post stamps

1947-54, Swallows, strongly shifted to the bottom black two-line overprint "A.M.G. F.T.T." on 5L dark green, in addition Airplane with black straight line overprint "AMG-FTT" on 50L violet, watermark "winged wheel" type III, full OG, NH or LH respectively, VF, first one expertized by R. Mondolfo and others, Sassone #3 var, 22A
561 **   Q9 var

Parcel Post stamps

1947-48, black two-line overprint "A.M.G. F.T.T." on 100L blue, perforation 13 1/4, top sheet margin stamp with upper perforation strongly shifted to the design, pin-point inclusion at the margin faraway from the stamp, full OG, NH, VF, Sassone #9/Ii, C.v. ?3,200
562 **   Q22 var
1950, black straight line overprint "AMG-FTT" on 100L blue, top sheet margin vertical strip of three, stamp is in the middle with double perforation at the bottom and on the sides, full OG, NH, VF, Sassone #22s, ?2,200++