Lot 288New 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.