Lot 310New Zealand, 1864, Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 6d red brown, perf 12½, Large Star watermark, beautifully tied by by neat strike of "Z" in barred oval marine canceller on cover to Lynn, England, with matching "NZ, Marine P.O., 4:1:69" cds with manuscript date, carried by the Panama, NZ & Australia Royal Mail Co. posted board the Rakaia to Colon and then aboard the Atrato to St. Thomas and onwards to Plymouth, reverse with indistinct despatch cds (2.1) and "Lynn, 29.1.69" receiving postmark, Extremely Fine; with 2007 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 36.
SG No. 122 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A WONDERFUL AND RARE USAGE OF THE SHORT-LIVED 6D TRANS-PACIFIC RATE TO ENGLAND.