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Displaying 1 - 20 of 35 Lots in Category - New Zealand
New Zealand Dependencies collection of overprinted issues from Aitutaki, Niue, Penrhyn, Rarotonga & Samoa with some earlies plus KGV sets and Mixed Perf Pairs, very fine lot, Cat £1350+. (Qty 150+)
"What Happened to That?" - Delayed on Arrival
POSTAGE DUE ON INWARDS MAIL: 1908 philatelic usage of New Zealand KEVII ½d Wrapper with Boer War 1½d cancelled on arrival with Hobart cds, superb strike of the double-oval 'LOOSE LETTER/__d/TO PAY' h/s (Hosking #1416; rated DD). [Several virtually identical items have been recorded]
REDIRECTED MAIL: 1883 & 1887 covers with Sideface 2d to Victoria or New Zealand where both were re-addressed back to Tasmania with 2d affixed & tied by Melbourne or Timaru duplex. (Qty 2)
Covers etc on exhibit leaves including 1895 1d Postal Card to Victoria uprated with Makea 1½d, 1901 registered to South Australia (Laura squared-circle b/s) with Queen Makea 2½d pair, 1938 registered philatelic covers with solo frankings x3 & 1950 with 2/6d Arms, also postmarks on various issues including 'ATIU', 'MAUKE' & 'MANGAIA', condition variable. (Qty 9 covers + postmarks)
1892 Federation ("Seven Stars") Issue selection on exhibit leaves including mint set with 2½d indigo shade plus an additional six 1d blacks showing the six sub-types, Toned Paper set used with 'COOK ISLANDS/P.O./RAROTONGA' in violet on the 2½d (plus another on White Paper 2½d) & in black on the 10d, a few other postmarks including 'RAROTONGA'-in-bars in violet on 2½d, 'RAROTONGA/ 11AP95' on 1d 1½d & 2½d apparently from the same cover, 2½d & 10d Fournier forgeries with faked oval 'REGISTERED/PALMERSTON' d/s & a 1d blue oversize Postal Card (unfolded but faults), mixed condition with some toning, Cat £940. (Qty 26 items)
1893-1933 collection mostly mint including Makea 1893 Perf 12x11½ set, 1899 ½d on 1d block of 4, 1901 Cession (Crown) Overprint on 1d brown mint & used, Makea & Torea Wmk NZ/Star Perf 11 1896-1900 (with most shades) & 1902 sets, 1919 Recess Printing Perf 14x13½ & Perf 14x14½ sets plus Mixed Perf pairs, 1920 Pictorials with varieties, 1921-26 Postal Fiscals De La Rue 2/- 2/6d & 5/- and 1926 Cowan 2/-, 1926-28 Admirals, 1931-32 Postal Fiscals to 10/-, 1932 Pictorials, some toning, Cat £1300+. (Qty approx 130)
1901 Cession (Crown) Overprint 1d brown with the overprint over a large void area caused by damage from separating the hseets prior to overprinting, without gum; another example with the left-hand portion of the Crown Omitted, large-part o.g., Cat £360+. The latter with RPSofV Certificate that states "not a catalogued variety of SG 22". [The certificate also mentions "ecpected defects", but while the Committee may have expected them, they aren't present!]
AITUTAKI: Mostly mint selection on exhibit leaves including 1903 Overprints to 1/-, KEVII set, 1917-18 set both perfs used plus 2½d & 3d Mixed Perf pairs mint & Perf 14x14½ 3d block of 4 with Shortened Letters on upper units, KGV Pictorials 1d 1½d & 1/- imperforate plate proof pairs, Cat £500+. (Qty 39)
LIBYA: 1952 commercial airmail cover to New Zealand with 5m 25m 50m & 100m tied by Italian-era 'POSTA AEREA' cds, superb 'A.V.2' h/s (Heifetz #13) of Cairo in violet. Very colourful.
PERSIA (IRAN): 1927 cover from 'BROUDJERD' to Brisbane with 3 different cds of 'RECHT'; 1933 '12 Chahis' on 9ch Postal Card to Melbourne uprated with 16ch; and 1933 linen-lined envelope to New Zealand with 1ch, 2ch, 6ch strip of 3, and 27ch single & pair tied by '.../MASDJID SOLEIMAN (DEPART)' cds; a few minor faults. Very scarce commercial mail to unusual destinations. (Qty 3)
NEW GUINEA - Postal History
1942 commercial airmail cover to Auckland with Birds 1d & 2d pair tied by Rabaul cds of 7JA42 and 'OPENED BY CENSOR' in red on bluish tape tied by boxed 'Passed by Censor/TNG No 1' h/s in violet. [The sender was the Methodist missionary Rev DC Alley on Teop Island. The cover was in the last mail out of Rabaul per the "Malaita" which departed during the first Japanese air attack on 22/1/1942. Alley had refused to be evacuated, staying to assist the natives. In March he was arrested by the Japanese & sent to Japan aboard the MV "Montevideo Maru", sunk by the Americans off Luzon with total loss of life]
Chalon reprinted die proofs of the 1d in blue, 2d in carmine, 3d in green, 4d in blue, 6d in brown-purple & 1/- in vermilion all on laid paper (170x245mm) removed from "The Postage Stamps of New Zealand". (Qty 8)
1857-63 No Watermark 1d dull orange SG 8, margins close to huge with a fragment of the adjoining unit at top, thinned; also 1862-63 Pelure Paper Perf 13 2d pale ultramarine SG 92, characteristic washed-out appearance, some short perfs; Cat £1350.
1862 Large Star Imperf 1d orange-vermilion (a trifle oxidised at top), 3d brown-lilac, 6d black-brown & 6d red-brown SG 33 40 41 & 43, all with full margins, Cat £630. An attractive quartet. (Qty 4)
1862-72 Perforated Chalons selection comprising 1862 Perf 13 2d deep blue (superb) & 6d red-brown; 1864-67 Perf 12½ 1d (2), 2d Plates I & II, 3d (3), 6d (4) & 1/-; 1864 NZ Wmk 6d; 1871 Various Perfs 1d brown (3), 2d vermilion (3) & 6d blue (2); some postmark interest, mostly very fine to superb, Cat £1000+. Ex Joseph Foley (former President of the American Philatelic Society). [See our website for full scans] (Qty 23)
1872 No Watermark 2d vermilion SG 132 marginal block of 12 (6x2) from the left of the sheet showing dramatic gradations of shade across the block from very pale at left to very rich in the centre to pale at the right, virtually full o.g. with two units being very lightly mounted and the balance unmounted, Cat £1680++. A spectacular block of the highest quality! Ex "du Bois" (Inoue). With BPA Certificate (2007). Extraordinarilly well centred for a Chalon block, possibly the best-centred large mutliple in existence of any Chalon stamp!!
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