ITALY - 1859, 80c Orange bister

ITALY – 1859, 80c Orange bister – SOLD for $1,500

1859 80c Orange bister, rare mint single showing this scarcer shade that uses somewhat oily ink so that the impression bleeds through to the reverse, three clear margins, just touching at right, fresh white paper, o.g., small h.r., fine; an extremely rare stamp in the orange bister color; signed E(milio) D(iena), A. D(iena) and accompanied by a 1975 Alberto Diena certificate (Scott #16c; $8,400.00).

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