Lot 332New Zealand, 1872, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d vermilion, perf 12½, Lozenges watermark, deep rich color, tied by "C" barred circle cancel duplexed with "N.Z., Christchurch, DE 9 73" cds on light rose buff cover to Wellington, endorsed "Per Omeo" at top left, reverse with Wellington (12.10) arrival stamp, Very Fine and rare use. Scott No. 50. Campbell Paterson No. A2x.
SG No. 142 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF ONLY A FEW RECORDED ON COVER USAGES BEARING THE 1872 2D VERMILION WITH LOZENGES WATERMARK.
References: Illustrated in Odenweller as fig. 13.4, p. 175.
Lot 333 oNew Zealand, 1872, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d vermilion, normal & retouched, perf 12½, Lozenges watermark, town and barred oval cancels, both with wide margins, former with nibbed perf at left and latter with thinning at top, Very Fine appearance.
SG No. 142, 142a £1,250 ($1,620).
Lot 334 oNew Zealand, 1872, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d vermilion, retouched, perf 12½, showing Lozenges watermark, pos. R. 18/5, well centered within unusually wide margins, cancelled by neat numeral "9" barred oval of New Plymouth, choice and Extremely Fine. Scott No. 50 var. Campbell Paterson No. A2x (Y).
SG No. 142a £750 ($980).
Lot 335 oNew Zealand, 1872, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d vermilion, retouched, perf 12½, Lozenges watermark, barred oval cancel, well centered, small light corner crease, Very Fine appearance. Scott No. 50 var. Campbell Paterson No. A2x (Y).
SG No. 142a £750 ($980).
Lot 336 PNew Zealand, 1902-1929, Reprinted Die Proofs by Perkins Bacon & Co., collection of 38 proofs comprising types (a) in seven different colors (b) in six different colors (c) with serpiginous line and dots, in five different colors (d) with serpiginous line and dashes, in four different colors (e) printed for the Herts Philatelic Society (Jun. 4th 1907) in five different colors; and the 1950 dies printed for the Royal of N.Z. in six different colors, Very Fine and attractive group, ex-Marcel Stanley, Christies Robson Lowe (December 1992, lot 383).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
These proofs were trade samples printed by Perkins, Bacon & Co. from a rejected roller die for the 1d value that was retained by them. The original working design had been sent to New Zealand in the 1860s.
Lot 337New Zealand, 1908, Universal Penny Postage, 1d pale carmine, perf 14, Single NZ & Star watermark, o.g., hinge remnant, rich deep color, wide margins and well centered, Very Fine and choice. Scott No. 121a $600.
SG No. A1 £475 ($620).