1813 (8 Feb) Entire Letter in French by a major in reply to a letter from a father enquiring on the whereabouts of his son who was in 11th Reg. of the French Army, according to the reply he was taken prisoner of war in Spain on 21st January 1810. Bears 112 FLORENCE two line h/s in black and 19 chargemark to Brussels. Faults but interesting Napoleonic wars item.
1862-1936 Original collection earlies to 1936 on well filled unpicked New Ideal printed pages with a nice mint and used range of approximately 215 different incl better earlies to 2l, 1890 parcel post surch set mint, 1901 to 5l, 1910 set 2 mint, Pleb. 5c cto used, 1911-12 sets, part sets to 1930s, useful lot mainly sound and fine, ideal to fill those gaps. (c215). Useful catalogue value.
1922 Ninth Italian Philatelic Congress overprint set of 4 unmounted mint, all have yellowish streaky gum but with very fine fresh appearance, 15c grey is expertised, 25c & 40c have excellent centring (a huge premium in Sassone), SG 122/125, high cat value £1375 mint, Sassone €4000 U/M.