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Sale 78: The Westpex Sale

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New Zealand - 1855 Chalon Issue, London Print, Imperforate, Wmk. Large Star

Lots 168-176

Lot 168 P   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d-1s complete, black plate proofs, three values 1d, 2d & 1sh on wove, blocks of 4, 2d & 1sh with left margins, full margins, 1sh with a few light creases affecting left pair, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce set of original plate proofs.
Estimate    $2,500 - 3,500.

Realized: $2,400

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Lot 169 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d deep carmine red, London printing, Large Star watermark, neat "16" barred oval cancel of Port Victoria, ample to large margins, rich bold color with sharp impression, Extremely Fine; with 2011 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 1. Campbell Paterson No. A1a.
SG No. 1    £17,000 ($23,460).

ONE OF THE FINEST SOUND USED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 1855 1D QUEEN VICTORIA FIRST ISSUE.

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Realized: $14,000

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Lot 170 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine, London printing, Large Star watermark, barred "16" in oval cancel of Christchurch, clear to mostly in, rich color, about Fine, still a presentable example of this very rare 1d London printing first issue; with 2012 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 1. Campbell Paterson No. A1a.
SG No. 1    £17,000 ($23,460).

Realized: $4,750

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Lot 171 ()   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d deep greenish blue on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, without gum, clear to ample margins, rich deep color on fresh distinctively blued paper, Extremely Fine; with 2013 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 2. Campbell Paterson No. A2a.
SG No. 2    £35,000 ($48,300).

A STUNNING UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 2D LONDON PRINT ISSUE - A GREAT CHALON HEAD RARITY.

Realized: $11,500

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Lot 172 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d deep greenish blue on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, light "11" barred oval cancel of Port Ahuriri, rich deep color, large beautifully balanced margins all around, Superb, a truly spectacular gem; with 2000 B.P.A. and 2014 Odenweller certificates. Scott No. 2. Campbell Paterson No. A2a.
SG No. 2    £650 ($900).

Realized: $850

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Lot 173 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d deep greenish blue on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, horizontal pair, light "6" barred oval cancel of New Plymouth, four large margins, rich vivid color, Very Fine and choice, a lovely multiple; with 2015 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 2. Campbell Paterson No. A2a.
SG No. 2    £1,300 ($1,790).

Realized: $1,450

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Lot 174 ()   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d dull blue on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, margins huge to just in at lower right, canceled by light barred "18" in oval handstamp on illustrated "Ocean Penny Postage, Britain! Bestow This Boon, and Be in Blessing Blest" propaganda front with sideflap to London, England, manuscript "6" rating alongside, sideflap with clear "Otago, De 22, 1855" origin cds, Very Fine, ex-Hackmey; with 1991 R.P.S.N.Z. & 2014 Odenweller certificates. Scott No. 2. Campbell Paterson No. A2a.
SG No. 2    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

A WONDERFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE USAGE OF AN OCEAN PENNY POSTAGE PROPAGANDA COVER FROM NEW ZEALAND.

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Realized: $2,700

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Lot 175 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s yellow green on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, barred oval cancel, four huge margins showing portions of adjacent stamps at sides, rich color with a fine impression, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1974 B.P.A. and 2011 Odenweller certificates. Scott No. 3. Campbell Paterson No. A6a.
SG No. 3    £5,500 ($7,590).

A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 1SH LONDON PRINTING ISSUE WHICH CERTAINLY RANKS AS ONE OF THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE.

Realized: $6,000

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Lot 176    

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s yellow green on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, large margins, somewhat irregular at left, which is just touched at top left, fine impression with fresh bright color, neatly tied by barred "6" oval handstamp on 1858 cover to Bridport, England, matching "New Plymouth, Oc 27, 1858" origin cds on reverse with light arrival cds, Very Fine, ex-Hackmey; with 1993 B.P.A. and 2014 Odenweller certificates. Scott No. 3. Campbell Paterson No. A6a (Z).
SG No. 3    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Realized: $9,000

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