Lot 495New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s pale yellow green on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, neat barred oval cancel, ample to mostly large margins, rich color and distinctive blued paper, small thin at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, very scarce. Scott No. 3. Campbell-Patterson No. A6a $12,000 ($6,700).
SG No. 3 £5,500 ($7,830).
Lot 496New Zealand, 1856, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d blue on blue paper, Auckland printing, unwatermarked, margins mostly large to just touching at top right, rich color, tied by bold "1" barred oval handstamp on cover to Newcastle upon Tyne, England, matching Auckland, New Zealand, Ju 23, 1856 cds alongside, large "8d" rate handstamp and reverse with "Plymouth, Ship Letter" entry, Prudoe Station transit and receiving cds's; some light cover wrinkling, Very Fine, considered to be the earliest usage of the 2d Richardson print to England, ex-Odenweller and Yeroc. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 5 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 497 ()New Zealand, 1858, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull orange, imperf, unwatermarked, without gum, margins large to clear, bright color, corner crease at top left, F.-V.F. appearance. Scott No. 7. Campbell-Patterson No. A1d $7,500 ($4,180).
SG No. 8 £3,250 ($4,630).
Lot 498 ()New Zealand, 1857, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 6d brown, imperf, unwatermarked, without gum, clear to large margins, strong color, light corner creases and filled thins, F.-V.F. appearance. Scott No. 9.
SG No. 13 £2,750 ($3,920).
Lot 499 ()New Zealand, 1858, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s dull emerald green, imperf, unwatermarked, without gum, margin clear to touching frameline at top, strong bright color, flaws including thins and repaired pinhole, Fine appearance, a very presentable of this very rare mint Chalon Head high value issue; with 2015 RPS NZ certificate. Scott No. 10e. Campbell-Patterson No. A6c $40,000 ($22,320).
SG No. 16 £20,000 ($28,470).
Lot 500New Zealand, 1864, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s green, imperf, N Z watermark, traces of o.g., large well balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, choice so nice. Scott No. 30. Campbell-Patterson No. A6h $4,000 ($2,230).
SG No. 100 £1,800 ($2,560).
Lot 501New Zealand, Postal-Fiscal, 1931, 25s greenish blue, Cowan paper, Single NZ & Star watermark, o.g., never hinged (small tone band on gum), bright color, well centered, Very Fine and choice. SG No. F159 £700 ($1,000).
Scott No. AR60 $550 for hinged.
Lot 502New Zealand, 1933, 5sh green, o.g., never hinged, choice centering, fresh and pristine, an Extremely Fine gem. SG No. O113.
Scott No. O57 $450 for hinged.
Lot 503Niger Coast Protectorate, 1892, "OIL RIVERS" on Great Britain ½d vermilion, in combination with 1892, "OIL RIVERS" on Great Britain 2d gray green & carmine + 1894, Queen Victoria, 1d pale blue + 1d orange vermilion on registered cover to Manchester, England with "Per Bakavia" ship endorsement, all tied by "Opobo River, De 19, 96" cds's, Liverpool entry and receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
SG No. 1+3+46+52 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 504Niger Coast Protectorate, 1894, "NIGER COAST" on ½d vermilion, perf 14½-15, two singles, in combination with 1894, 1d dull blue, two singles + 2d green on cover to Devon, England, all tied by "Old Calabar River, Ja 10, 94" cds's, red Liverpool transit cds and transit backstamp, Very Fine, an attractive three color franking. Scott No. 37+38 var.+39 var.
SG No. 45+46b+47d Estimate $200 - 300.