Live auction on Friday December 11th 2020 starting at 5 pm CET.
For the first Art La Rosa philately auction, we offer a wide selection dedicated to Sicilian Prephilately, with rare and unique pieces from the most important collections.Particular attention is paid to 1820-21 timeframe, the birth of the first named stamps, the now closed workshops.Ample space is also dedicated to the Vie di Mare, the Ancient States (with pieces of remarkable beauty and rarity) with special focus on the Sardinian-Italian "annulli" from Sicily.Top Lot of the Art La Rosa auction is lot #199, letter from Terranova dated May 11th 1860, through Vietri di Salerno, in transit through Palermo on July 5th, arrives in Naples only on September 15th, fascinating historical testimony of the Sicilian Risorgimento scenario (Ex coll. Auteri, Spampinato, Seminara). Of particular rarity the lots n. 222-223 (40c. n.3 new, 40c. n.3a used), concerning the First Issue of Sardinia ; the very rare watery blue Milazzo imprint on 15c. Sardinia type (Sassone R1), very few known letters (lot 285) and a splendid quatrain, edge of paper, of General Balbo's Transatlantic Cruise Kingdom PA (lot 303).