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New Zealand - 1864-71 Chalon Issue, Perf. 12½, Wmk. Large Star

Lots 284-293 Lots 294-303 Lots 304-307

Lot 284    

New Zealand, 1864, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d carmine, perf 12½, Large Star watermark, tied by barred "O5" in oval handstamps on the July 27, 1867 edition of "The Illustrated New Zealander" Dunedin newspaper from Waikouaiti, Otago to Gainford, England, carried on the RMSP Co. Rakaia leaving Wellington on August 8th with mail arriving at Southampton on September 27th, newspaper with contents including an articles on "Wild Bull Hunting in Australia", "Bishop Selwyn's Fairwell Address at Auckland" and illustrations of Bishop Harper, Otago Benevolent Institute and the Custom House, Dunedin; small portion of newspaper front missing and soiling slightly affecting stamp, F.-V.F., ex-Woolfe, Hackmey and Benvie; with 2006 R.P.S.L. and 2014 Odenweller certificates. Scott No. 31 var. Campbell Paterson No. A1m (2).
SG No. 110 var.    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

THE EARLIER OF TWO KNOWN COMPLETE NEWSPAPERS FROM NEW ZEALAND TO ENGLAND AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF POSTAGE IN 1867.

The 14th voyage was the last by the RMSP Co. to Southampton. Thereafter, Plymouth was used as it speeded up the mail landing.

Realized: $2,100

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Lot 285 o   

New Zealand, 1864, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d-1s complete, imperf, Large Star watermark, set of 7 values, most with light barred oval cancels, choice allover centering, strong to rich colors, Very Fine and choice, a lovely hand-selected set; with R. Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 31-36.
SG No. 111//120    £497 ($690).

Realized: $475

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Lot 286 P   

New Zealand, 1864, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d blue, very worn plate, plate proof, on stout unwatermarked paper, block of 18 formed from rejoined blocks of eight and ten (rows 19-20, positions 4-12), margins ample to slightly in at right, two vertical creases and a few pinholes, Very Fine appearance, still a very scarce large multiple, ex-Stanley, Boker and Hackmey.
SG No. 113P    Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.

In 1864 Davies printed a sheet of the 2d from plate I which he sent to Perkins, Bacon with a request for a new plate.

Realized: $1,200

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Lot 287    

New Zealand, 1864, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d pale blue, worn plate, perf 12½, two horizontal pairs and single, Large Star watermark, in combination with 1864, 6d brown, perf 12½, Large Star watermark on cover to France, tied by "Nelson, Mr 7, 67" cds and barred "N1" duplexes, Wellington and Dunedin transit backstamps; some light foxing and 6d with corner nick at bottom right, F.-V.F.; with 2015 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 32a+36a. Campbell Paterson No. A2m (2)+A5h (4).
SG No. 113+122a    Estimate $500 - 750.

Complete Images.

Realized: $625

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Lot 288    

New Zealand, 1866, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d deep blue, perf 12½, horizontal strip of three and single, Large Star watermark, plate II in the early full blue shade, in combination with 1867, 3d deep mauve, perf 12½, Large Star watermark, vertical pair on cover to New Castle, Del., tied by "Dunedin, Se 20, 67" duplex postmarks, endorsed "Per Otago via Suez" with magenta manuscript "8" rating, red London transit and "Boston Br. Pkt., 5, Dec 4" entry postmarks; top stamp in pair with margin defect and small part of backflap missing, otherwise Very Fine, a rare and attractive two-color franking, ex-Woolfe & Hackmey; with 2006 R.P.S.L. and 2014 Odenweller certificates. Campbell Paterson No. A2n (7), A3d (9).
SG No. 115+118    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Realized: $2,200

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Lot 289    

New Zealand, 1867, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d blue, retouched, perf 12½, Large Star watermark, traces of o.g., wide margins, fresh with strong bright color, Very Fine; with 2013 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 32 var. Campbell Paterson No. A2n (V).
SG No. 115a    £350 ($480).

Realized: $220

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Lot 290    

New Zealand, 1867, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 3d lilac, imperf, Large Star watermark, tied on piece by 1867 Nelson town and barred "N1" oval duplex cancel, margin huge to just touching at bottom left, strong color, Very Fine. Scott No. 33b. Campbell Paterson No. A3dw.
SG No. 117a    £1,900 for pair ($2,620).

Realized: $300

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Lot 291 o   

New Zealand, 1867, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 3d lilac, imperf, Large Star watermark, single, barred "14" in oval and circular date stamp cancels, large to mostly huge margins, bright color, minute margin tear at bottom left, Extremely Fine appearance, a stunning large margin stamp. Scott No. 33b. Campbell Paterson No. A3d (W).
SG No. 117a    £1,900 for pair ($2,620).

Realized: $220

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Lot 292    

New Zealand, 1867, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 3d deep mauve, perf 12½, Large Star watermark, rich color, tied by neat "Dunedin, Ju 10, 67" cds and barred "O" in oval duplex on cover to Napier paying the 3d interprovincial rate, with "New Zealand Exhibition, 1865." imprint at top and brown circular embossed crest of the same on backflap, "Napier, Jn, 21, 67" receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice, ex-D. White; with 2014 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 33a. Campbell Paterson No. A3d (8).
SG No. 118    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

The New Zealand Exhibition was to promote agricultural and industrial products and manufactures of the Colony of New Zealand and other countries as may be useful in the development of the Colony.

Realized: $1,400

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Lot 293    

New Zealand, 1867, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 3d deep mauve, perf 12½, Large Star watermark, in combination with 1867, 3d lilac, perf 12½, Large Star watermark on cover to Sydney, New South Wales, tied by bold "Wellington, Mr 15, 69" cds and barred "O70" oval duplexes, redirected to "Sportsmans Arms, Pitt Street" with red "Sydney, Ap 9, 1869" cds and boxed "Not Known By The/Letter Carrier" handstamp, Sydney transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, an interesting usage bearing both shades of the 1867 3d issue. Scott No. 33a+33.
SG No. 118+117    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $400

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