ITALY - 1860, 40c Dark carmine

ITALY – 1860, 40c Dark carmine – SOLD for $2,600

1860 40c Dark carmine, another exceptionally rare mint example of this provisional government value, this being in the dark carmine shade with particularly deep intense color, extra-large margins at top and bottom, barely into the frame lines at points on the sides, fresh o.g., trace of h.r., nearly very fine for this and extremely rare in mint condition; signed G. Oliva, E(milio) D(iena), A. D(iena) and others, plus accompanied by a 1971 Alberto Diena certificate (Scott 21 var.; $14,000.00 for normal shade)

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