Lot 265 oNew Zealand, 1863 Queen Victoria "Chalon Head", 2d dull deep blue on thick soft white paper, perf 13, unwatermarked, well centered with beautiful color and nearly face-free barred oval cancel, paper slightly toned and an early state of plate wear normally expected for the Davies provisional printing, Very Fine and scarce; with 2008 Odenweller certificate. Scott No. 26. Campbell Paterson No. A2h (Z).
SG No. 96a £475 ($620).