Philately and Postal History

The Department that deals with philately auctions is one of the most recent departments for Cambi, created to respond to the requests of fans of the King of Hobbies, the Hobby of Kings. That of philately is a sector that hides an irrepressible passion for stamps, small pieces of colored paper capable of telling the story of postal shipping, which for many centuries was the only means of communication between people at a distance.

The market of stamps today is realistic and, in spite of an important emotional component behind collecting, the gain is not considered as fast and secure. Investing in stamps is considered a cultural investment for this generation and future generations, similar to the original spirit that drove philatelic collecting in the mid-nineteenth century.

Stamp collecting has continuously evolved, transforming itself from a simple collection of material to a systematic and chronological collecting, a continuous search for the most suitable lots for one's collection. Collecting stamps is certainly a thoughtful activity that requires time, but it is not for this reason that it is less popular today, in spite of the continuous difficulties including the scarcity of use of the stamps themselves and the advent of pre-printed envelopes, which replace stamps.

It is now customary for the best stamp collections to go through the auction houses and, thanks to new technologies such as the live auction, it is possible to participate in real time in the sales. Cambi Auction House offers philately and postal history auctions twice a year, usually in spring and autumn. Monographic philatelic sales represent unique opportunities to acquire rare and antique stamps, presented individually or in lots of collections.
In the Department of Philately and Postal History auctions, in addition to rare and collectible stamps such as stamps of the Kingdom of Italy and ancient Italian states, you can find envelopes, letters and registered mail, documents, antique flyers, postcards and newspapers, from private collections.

Alessandro Arseni, an expert of the Department of Philately, has decades of international and professional experience, and is always at your disposal for free valuations, even at home.
Ask now for an estimate without obligation for the stamps in your possession, so as to better value the goods you wish to offer for sale. Selling rare stamps and valuable philately with Cambi Auction House is easy, advantageous and fast.

Department Auctions
Top Lots

The Best Awards

1928, Regno d’Italia, “Milizia” seconda emissione, serie di quattro valori con colori diversi.

Stampati per le Colonie Italiane e sfuggiti alla sovrastampa (S. 220A/223A). La più rara serie commemorativa del Regno d’Italia, con gomma integra e i [..]
€ 21.250,00
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1961, REPUBBLICA ITALIANA, VISITA DAL PRESIDENTE GRONCHI IN SUD-AMERIC [..]

I quattro valori con Gronchi rosa (S.918/921) in fogli di 40 esemplari [..]
€ 17.500,00
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1933, Crociera Nord Atlantica, trittico con soprastampa “Volo di ritor [..]

Magnifico esemplare ben centrato, nuovo con gomma integra, adf. Bellis [..]
€ 15.000,00
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1864, Pontificio, Lettera da Roma a Brooklyn (New York) affrancata con [..]

Busta completa di lettera da Roma a Brooklyn (New York) dell’11 [..]
€ 9.735,60
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1860, Toscana, Governo provvisorio, 40 cent. carminio (21), gomma orig [..]

Grandissima rarità. Gomma integra. Particolare freschezza. Bell [..]
€ 9.375,00
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1933, Regno d'Italia, Posta Aerea, Crociera Nord Atlantica.

Busta da Roma per Chicago affrancata con francobollo "Servizio Aereo" [..]
€ 9.000,00
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1933, Crociera aerea del Decennale, le 20 coppie di trittici in 2 fogl [..]

Gomma chiara senza nessuna traccia di macchie brune di ossidazione, tu [..]
€ 8.125,00
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1859, Romagne, lettera da Lugo per Bologna del 14 dicembre 1859.

Affrancata con 6 baj, in tariffa di doppio porto per corrispondenze fr [..]
€ 6.875,00
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1859, Modena, lettera da Massa Carrara per Parigi del 2 ottobre 1859

affrancata con 10 e 40 centesimi di Sardegna, in tariffa per la Franci [..]
€ 6.875,00
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Lettera da Massa Carrara per Livorno del 12 giugno 1859

Affrancata in tariffa per la prima distanza con il Granducato di Toscana, con francobolli da 5 centesimi e 10 centesimi di Modena, annullati col bollo [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Lettera da Pontremoli per Firenze del 7 giugno 1859

Affrancata in tariffa da 25 centesimi entro la II distanza per un Paes [..]
€ 6.350,00
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1890, Regno d’Italia, “Valevole per le stampe”, sovrastampa capovolta [..]

Perfetto e rarissimo esemplare usato (S. 52a). Cert. E. Diena, Fabris.
€ 5.900,00
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1890, Regno d’Italia, “Valevole per le stampe”, sovrastampa capovolta [..]

Annullato con bollo di Venezia. Perfetto e rarissimo (S. 54a). Cert. E [..]
€ 5.900,00
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1859, Toscana, Lettera da Livorno per Marsiglia del 26 dicembre 1859

affrancata in tariffa doppio porto per la Francia, con coppia del 9 cr [..]
€ 5.900,00
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1859, Romagne, lettera da Bologna per Parigi del 14 ottobre 1859

affrancata con venti baj di Romagne (S. 9) in tariffa per corrisponden [..]
€ 5.625,00
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Lettera da Massa Carrara per Villanova d’Asti del 20 giugno 1859

Affrancata con 20 centesimi azzurro di Sardegna in tariffa di primo po [..]
€ 5.600,00
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1933, Regno d’Italia, Crociera Nord-Atlantica, 2 aerogrammi raccomanda [..]

Entrambi da Roma Ferrovia/Orbetello, il primo affrancato con trittico [..]
€ 5.250,00
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Lettera da Carrara per Palermo del 15 ottobre 1859

Affrancata con 20 centesimi azzurro scuro di Sardegna, annullato col b [..]
€ 5.100,00
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1932/1936, Colonie Italiane, Somalia, "Pittorica".

Lire 10 e 25 I serie (S. 182, 184) in blocchi di quattro, nuovi con go [..]
€ 5.000,00
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1862, Regno d’Italia, assicurata da Milano per Mantova del 15 novembre [..]

affrancata con coppia + striscia di quattro del 20 centesimi dentellat [..]
€ 5.000,00
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Lettera da Pontremoli per Pistoia del 25 febbraio 1860

Affrancata in tariffa di lettera semplice per la Toscana, con due esem [..]
€ 4.850,00
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1861, Napoli, Luogotenenza, circolare da Teramo per Arcarano del 7 feb [..]

Affrancata con un francobollo del Governo Provvisorio dell’ex Regno di [..]
€ 4.750,00
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Lettera da Mistretta per Messina con data di arrivo del 15 maggio 1860

Affrancatura tricolore con 1 grano verde oliva chiaro III tav. carta d [..]
€ 4.600,00
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1903, China.

Envelope from Hangchow (Hangzhou) to Rome, 12 Sept. 1903, franked with [..]
€ 4.500,00
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Lettera da Trapani per Genova del 15 luglio 1860

Pagata in partenza 5 grana, corrispondenti a 20 centesimi in valuta di [..]
€ 4.475,00
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TOSCANA, G.P., LIRE 3 OCRA GIALLO (S.23) ANNULLATO CON BOLLO DI FIRENZ [..]

Ha un assottigliamento all’angolo superiore destro ed è leggermente co [..]
€ 4.375,00
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1860, Toscana, Governo provvisorio, 5 cent. verde (18), gomma original [..]

Rarissimo francobollo con margini da buoni ad ottimi tranne “a f [..]
€ 4.375,00
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1961, "Gronchi rosa", blocco di 10 esemplari

testata superiore, gomma integra perfetta, raro e fresco (S. 921).
€ 3.875,00
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Lettera da Palermo per Genova del 17 agosto 1860

Con affrancata e tassata in arrivo 8 decimi, in tariffa doppio porto d [..]
€ 3.850,00
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The Franzoia Mansion: Culture, Knowledge and Love of Beauty
Italian Mansions, one of Cambi's most anticipated Genoese auctions, returns on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in the evocative setting of Mackenzie Castle in Genoa with a new [..]
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Giorgio De Chirico, Hector and Andromache, ca. 1964, Oil on canvas, W. 59 – H. 80 Cm, Signed at lower left, signed and titled at back Cambi Auction House’s [..]
Mon, 17 Jun 2024 14:29:44 +0000
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Domenico Cecconi, an expert in the Department of Wristwatches, describes the dedicated auction catalog that will be auctioned in Milan, this Thursday, June 2024, at 3 p.m. [..]
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Daniele Fabris

Senior Expert