lot # 741 - europe italian colonies lots/accumulations
Tripolitania 1934 (Jan. 23): Registered envelope addressed to Francis Lombardi in Buenos Aires, franked with Italy 1932 1 L. 25 blue plus 75 c. vertical pair, tied by "Roma Centro 23.1.34" cds. and boxed registration handstamp '00398' in combination with Tripolitania complete special overprinted airmail set of four to 10 L., cancelled by "ROMA 27.1.34.XII Io VOLO POSTALE DIRETTO ROMA - BUENOS AYRES" cds., showing red flight cachet at lower left and Lombardi's signature at right, on reverse with circular "Roma Raccomandate D. 18.104.22.168" datestamp together with boxed PANAM handstamp in violet as well as "Buenos Aires 2 Feb. 34" arrival mark. An extremely rare cover despatched from the same sender as the Cirenaica mixed franking with the registration handstamp 'R-00399'. Longhi states the only known mixed franking with Italian stamps and complete airmail set of Tripolitania. Longhi 3074 = P.d.A (Prezzo d'amatore) for comparison Longhi rates R6 between € 60'000 / 80'000.
Catalogue 244: Europe & Overseas