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1855 Chalon Issue, London Print, Imperforate, Wmk. Large Star

Lots 162-171

Lot 162 E   

New Zealand, 1853, Chalon Portrait, circular die essay on thin paper, this was a Bank Note die trimmed close to circular frame, Very Fine. Scott No. 1E.
SG No. 1E    Estimate $200 - 300.

Realized: $160

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Lot 163 P   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d black, plate proof on wove paper, unwatermarked, full margins including sheet margin at left despite the haphazard laying-down of the plates, note the irregular spacing between impressions in both rows and columns, all impressions have a leftward slant, couple small flaws including some minor creasing, Very Fine. Scott No. 1P. Campbell Paterson No. A1c.
SG No. 1P    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE LARGEST RECORDED INTACT PROOF BLOCK OF THE 1D VALUE, HAVING BEEN REMOVED FROM A LARGER BLOCK OF 82 STAMPS.

The 1d, 2d and 1sh stamps were official ordered from Perkins,Bacon & Co. of London on March 5, 1853. The dies and plates were produced in 1854 and shipped to New Zealand along with printing supplies on September 28, 1854. At least one proof sheet from each plate was printed on medium white wove unwatermarked paper. They are easily distinguished from later reprints, often on card, by the sharpness of the impression and absence of plate wear.

The 1d value had 10 of the 240 plate impressions re-entered, more than any of the other denominations.

Realized: $2,800

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Lot 164 P   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d, 2d and 1s black plate proofs on medium thick wove paper, unwatermarked, 1d upper right corner margin single (R. 1/2), 1s right margin single, 6d shows plate damaged "D", all with four mostly full to large margins; 1s with light creases and tone spot, still a Very Fine and scarce proof set. Scott No. 1P-3P.
SG No. 1P-3P    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $450

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Lot 165 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine, London printing, Large Star watermark, four clear to large margins, strong rich color on bright paper, sharp strike of numeral "1" barred oval of Auckland, tear at top and some thin spots, fresh and Very Fine appearance; with clear 2015 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 1. Campbell Paterson No. A1a.
SG No. 1    £20,000 ($26,000).

Realized: $5,750

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Lot 166    

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1d dull carmine, London printing, Large Star watermark, vertical pair with most of top stamp and part of bottom torn away, cancelled by numeral "16" barred oval, matching "Port Victoria, New Zealand, AU 28, 1856" rimless backstamp on gray cover piece endorsed "H.M.S.", Fine and rare, This is the only recorded vertical pair used on piece or cover.; with 2010 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 1. Campbell Paterson No. A1a.
SG No. 1    Estimate $500 - 750.

Realized: $1,600

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Lot 167 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d blue, London printing, Large Star watermark, balance of two London printings and eight Richardson printings, mostly with four margins, various shaded, one Richardson tied on piece, couple with small flaws, generally F.-V.F.
SG No. 2, 5    £3,800 ($4,940).

Complete Images.

Realized: $625

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Lot 168 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d dull blue on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, cancelled by numeral "12" barred oval of Petre (Wanganui), large margins all around, deep rich color, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 2. Campbell Paterson No. A2a.
SG No. 2    £650 ($840).

Realized: $625

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Lot 169    

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d dull blue on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, clear to large margins, rich color and strong impression, tied by indistinct barred oval, matching "Wellington, New Zealand, JA 12, 1856" rimless backstamp on mourning cover to Lyttelton with Port Victoria (1.14) arrival cds, a F.-V.F. and scarce mourning cover use; with 1970 R.P.S.L. certificate. Scott No. 2. Campbell Paterson No. A2a.
SG No. 2    Estimate $300 - 400.

Realized: $550

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Lot 170 P   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s black, plate proof on wove paper, unwatermarked, full margins including sheet margin at bottom and sides, some minor creasing, Very Fine and rare. Scott No. 3P. Campbell Paterson No. A6b.
SG No. 3P    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

PROBABLY THE LARGEST RECORDED INTACT PROOF BLOCK OF THE 1SH VALUE, HAVING BEEN REMOVED FROM A LARGER BLOCK OF 60 STAMPS.

The impressions on this block are much more accurately laid down than on the 1d and 2d plates. Row 1/5 is the only re-entered position. A small area of weakness in the spandrels below the Queen's shoulder on the left is present in all positions and is a defect on the die.

Realized: $2,100

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Lot 171 o   

New Zealand, 1855, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 1s pale yellow green on blued paper, London printing, Large Star watermark, right margin pair with watermark letters "AGE" of "POSTAGE", cancelled by partial barred ovals, clear to large margins at bottom except small piece out, slightly in at top, bright shade with detailed impression, small flaws including tiny thin spots and crease in margin, Fine, ex-Pack, Forster. Scott No. 3 $12,000+. Campbell Paterson No. A6a.
SG No. 3    £11,000+ ($14,300).

A RARE 1S LONDON PRINTING FIRST ISSUE MARGIN PAIR SHOWING THE WATERMARK LETTERS "AGE" OF "POSTAGE".

Realized: $1,800

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