Prestige Philately Auction 169 CatalogueLot 972Catalogue by countryNew Zealand
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Carton with Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and United States postal history, plus mixed world stamps on-piece with possible postmark interest. (Qty 1000+)
Worldwide array including Australia with mint decimals, "Ideal" album with mostly 19th century stamps, Great Britain 1d Black with full margins, New Zealand with perforated Chalons to 6d plus heavily duplicated KGV era, also covers and fronts mostly to New Zealand. (Qty many 100a)
C of A - Postal History
1930 cover with 'RMMS Aorangi' imprint on the flap, to Manly with KGV 2d tied by one of three strikes (one on the reverse) of the rare 'QUARANTINE/__JA/30/NSW' cds, two corners clipped as was common for disinfected mail, light vertical fold. [The Quarantine Station, situated at North Head, was used to quarantine people arriving aboard ship on which an infectious disease had been reported. The earliest such event recorded was in 1828. In 1853, the burial ground was moved so it was no longer the first thing seen by new arrivals! Occasional use was made of the facility until about 1960, after which events were infrequent. The last occasion was for the "Nikki Maru" in 1972. The "Aorangi" was quarantined twice, in 1930 & in 1935, on both occasions for smallpox. Some form of postal service was available from the 1870s. The post office was finally closed c.1939]
Collection including 1901 1d brown with Crown Opt unused, 1913-19 Makea 10d green block of 4 *, 1949 Pictorials *; Niue 1920 Pictorials used; Penrhyn Island 1903 Birds (2, one used), 1914-15 KEVII (2, one used), 1917-20 Perf 14x14½ & 14x15 used, 1920 Pictorials used, 1927-29 Pictorials used; Cat £1100; plus a selection of mostly Niue covers. (Qty 200+)
PENRHYN: 1917-20 Overprints on New Zealand KGV 2½d (unmounted) to 1/- Two Perf blocks of 4 SG 24b-27b, the lower units unmounted, Cat £560+. (Qty 4 blocks)
SAMOA: 1909 overweight linen-lined cover to Germany & endorsed "Registered Recommandé" with rare franking of 30pf 40pf & 2mk, posted aboard ship & the stamps cancelled in transit with 'AUCKLAND/NZ/LOOSE LETTERS' cds, Auckland registration label affixed & tied by 'AUCKLAND NZ/REGISTERED' cds, minor aging & soiling.
SAMOA: NEW ZEALAND OCCUPATION: 1914 GRI Overprints ½d on 3pf to 9d on 80pf SG 101-109 plus 2½d with No Fraction Bar SG 104a and '3 Shillings' on 3mk SG 113 all on small pieces, Cat £1600+; also defective OAS cover to Auckland with ½d on 3pf pair. Briefmarkenprüfstelle Basel Certificate (2004) for the 3mk. (Qty 11 + cover)
SAMOA: 1914 GRI '½d.' on 5pf green SG 102 with Misplaced Surcharge ('G.R.I.' appearing twice), minor vertical crease. [See also Lots 932 to 954, under 'SAMOA']
NEW GUINEA - German (Deutsch) New Guinea Postal History
1905 commercial usage of New Zealand Department of Tourist & Health Resorts PPC ("Lake Manawapouri") with 1d tied to the viewside by 'PATEA' cds, to "Mrs Fellmann/Mission Station/Raluana/Neu Pommern/Bismarck Archi", fine 'HERBERTSHOHE' arrival cds.
Scrappy assortment with a blue springback album and a range of covers including censored mail, Health stamps and FDCs, postal stationery, lettercards, and PPCs. (Qty 200+)
No longer available
1855-57 Blue Paper 1d red SG 4, margins good to large, light Napier cancel, Cat £1800. Robert Odenweller Certificate (2011) states "slightly oxidised at left". However, in our opinion, this is an optical illusion caused by irregular application of the cancelling ink.
1857-63 White Paper No Wmk 1/- dull emerald-green SG 16, margins just clear to good, ironed-out diagonal crease& minor central thin; and 1/- blue-green SG 17, three close to large margins but a little cut-into at right, small tear & also repaired; Cat £1800 each. Separate Robert Odenweller Certificates (2011). An atttractive pair of "spacefillers".
1862-63 Large Star Rouletted 7 at Auckland 1d orange-vermilion SG 47, with roulettes on three sides leaving the design clear, fraction of the adjoining unit evident at the top, fine numeral '1' cancel of Auckland, Cat £800. RPSofL Certificate (1934).
1862-63 Large Star Rouletted 7 at Auckland 6d red-brown SG 55, with rouletting on all sides just shaving the design at the right, indistinct light cancel, Cat £475. BPA Certificate (1990).
1869 cover to Wanganui with 2d pale blue SG 113 tied by indistinct cancel, 'TUTAENUI' departure cds & 'WANGANUI' arrival b/s.
1908-16 Perf 14x14½ KEVII 3d chestnut, 4d orange-yellow, 5d brown, 6d carmine & 8d indigo-blue in blocks of 4, the lower units of each block unmounted, some hinge remainders on upper units, Cat £388+. (Qty 5 blocks)
1955-59 QEII Large Figures 1d deep orange imperforate tête-bêche horizontal pair on gummed watermarked paper, unmounted. Superb!
1988 80c Penguins block of 24, the central eight units with Major Misperforation Shift, unmounted.
POSTAGE DUES: Selection including 1902 Crump Forgery 2d and 3d singles *, 1902 No Wmk Perf 11 half sheet (*, toning), Madagascar Specimen extracts with 1902 "Cowan" Unsurfaced 1d (5) and 2d (4) tied by 'POSTES ET TELEGRAPHES/COLLECTION DE BERNE/MADAGASCAR' cancels plus another 1d * & 2d (4, two mint), 1925-1935 "Cowan" Thick Chalky ½d to 2d blocks of 12 ** & 3d block of 4 with 'WANGANUI/9JAN1931/ PARCELS' cancel, 1937 "Wiggins Teape" ½d block of 20 * & 3d (2, *), plus taxed covers with postage dues added, centre offset and plate flaw examples, and additional multiples, Cat £1500+. (Qty 200+)
POSTAGE DUES: 1904-08 "Cowan" Paper Perf 11 ½d red and green horizontal pair with Imperforate Between SG D18a, small ink stain upper right of centre, mounted, Cat £1200. [John Williams' very fine pair sold for $2875 at our auction of 6/3/2010]