The Stamps Department, with an average of sold lots above 90% and an increase of the sales value of over 200%, has reached memorable goals in a very short time placing itself within the international panorama among the leaders of the field.
The historical fascination and economic value that have always characterized stamps, envelopes and letters have made Philately one of the most widespread forms of collecting in the world.
Sensational the awards of the cosmograms: € 35,000 for one of the 25 samples of the "Personal Preference Kit" belonging to astronaut Charles M. Duke and € 22,000 for one of the 214 carried in space by astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission.
The Ballons Montés soar too, among which stands out "Délivrance” “Formule lettre” hammered at € 28,000.
The Italian postal history is the protagonist with the collections of the “Antichi Stati Italiani, Regno d’Italia 1850/1864” (€ 27,000) and “Italia, Colonie, Occupazioni 1862/1963” (€ 17,000).
Among the items of great international enticement we find a leaflet from the People's Republic of China "Stage art of Mei Lang-Fang", an 1840 "Penny black", the magnificent "Valentina" envelope from Pavia to Trieste and the postcard with the summons to Titanic's inaugural journey.
Head of Department
Alberto Coda Canati
Cristiana Gani Assistant +39 02 8631442
Cosimo Di Lellis Junior Assistant +39 02 8631441
8 February 2022
Viewing: 3, 4, 5 February 2022, 10 AM/1 PM - 2 PM/6 PM (Admittance allowed only with super green pass and FFP2 mask)
By following this positive trend the stamp sector closed the appointment on 22 September with an amount of over € 540,000, 87% of sales, and 140% of base prices' revaluation. The sale's highlights it's for a rare 6 green baj from the Romagna region (€ 22,500) and the interesting revaluation for several lots in Sicily stood out, as in the case of the letter franked by seven copies of the 2 grana estimated at € 1,000 - 1,500 and low for € 5,625 (rights included).
ArtsLife | October 2021
Last spring, at Palazzo Crivelli, we saw the Cosmogram Apollo 14 set a worldwide milestone (€ 30,000). What will we see in the Stamp auction tomorrow, 22 September? "Once again, we have the pleasure of sharing a catalogue composed of very authoritative proposals. The first part is characterised by an important collection of the Old Italian States with sought-after pieces from Sicily - including a letter that has remained "hidden" for almost forty years and has been franked with seven 2 grana [...]".
Exibart | 21 September 2021
A cosmogram, one of the 55 stamped envelopes carried for 9 days on the 'Apollo 14' rocket, which landed in 1971, was auctioned in Milan for a world record amount of 30,000 euros. This was announced by the auction house 'Il Ponte' specifying that 'this envelope is the last to bear the stamp' Delayed in quarantine at / lunar receiving laboratory / M.S.C. - Houston Texas' (...)