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.