ITALY - 1859, 40c Vermilion

ITALY – 1859, 40c Vermilion – SOLD for $3,500

1859 40c Vermilion, an especially handsome example of this immensely rare used stamp, margins are large to extra-large all around, plus bright color and sharp impression, most impressive is a virtually full strike of “Piacenza/16 Gen 60” c.d.s. postmark being centrally struck in an upright position, very fine and exceedingly choice; not only is this stamp unusually rare genuinely used, but it is especially so in this lovely select quality; signed E(milio) Diena, A. Diena and E(nzo) Diena, plus accompanied by a 1983 Enzo Diena certificate (Scott #15; $8,750.00).

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