The Robin Gwynn Collection of New Zealand

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The Robin Gwynn Collection of New Zealand

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(x) New Zealand1874-93 Halfpenny Newspaper StampsWatermark NZPerforated 10 x 12½: ½d. pale dull rose, block of four, the lower pair without watermark, very rare, possibly unique as a block of four; unused without gum. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (1978) and accompanying letter from Campbell Paterson attesting to its rarity. S.G. 145a, 148a, £1,850+ ; CP B1c (v, w), $3,200+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1874-93 Halfpenny Newspaper StampsWatermark NZPerforated 12½ x 10: ½d. pale dull rose, block of four; fine mint with one remaining unmounted. S.G. 145, £800; CP B1c, $2,350provenance:Dr. Ken McNaughtSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1874-93 Halfpenny Newspaper StampsWatermark StarPerforated 12½ ½d. pale dull rose, vertical pair variety imperforate horizontally, large part original gum, light horizontal gum bend affecting the lower stamp; fine. R.P.S.N.Z. (Certificate) 1972. S.G. 149a, £900; CP B2a (x)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1894 die proof of a design by C. Lewis of Canterbury showing Chalon head in oval with "5" at either side and above scroll entitled "the lewis engraving process" and sailing ship in oblong, in blue-green on thick, soft, white wove paper with good to very large margins; a few trivial imperfections though fine for thisprovenance:Derek Diamond, July 2016Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1895 Competition essay, "Aotea-roa" by A.W. Jones, 1d. showing lake scene and Maori house (5) in green, blue, carmine, violet and brown, arranged in a diamond fashion on a piece of card (75x 75mm.) inscribed on reverse "Maori pa Taranaki", "Aotea-roa" and signed "A.W. Jones"Note: A.W. Jones had been responsible for the design of the Second Sideface 5d. value.provenance:Derek Diamond, July 2016 Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1898 Issue printed by WaterlowA range of imperforate proofs including ½d., 1d. and 2d. each with a single block of four, also singles of the 6d., 2d., 4d. and 9d. and pairs of the 5d., 6d. and 2/- in issued colours, 1/- single in black and block of four in issued colour, perforated Waterlow sample stamps for both ½d. and 4d. with small security puncture holes, and 1907-8 redrawn 3d. and 6d. each in a block of four from the corner of the sheetSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1898 Issue printed by Waterlow1/- 'Kea and Kaka' die proof in black on thick glazed card (81 x 102mm.), fine and rareprovenance: Sir Gawaine Baillie, February 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1898 Issue printed by WaterlowA group of imperforate Waterlow sample stamps (9) comprising ½d. purple-brown, 1d. black and green, 3d. claret, 5d. green, 6d. red, 9d. purple, 1/- purple-black, 2/- orange and 5/- black; all with large even margins and handstamped "waterlow & sons ltd." diagonally in blue, fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1898 Issue printed by Waterlow9d. purple, a perforated sample sheetlet of nine, the value tablet at left of each with small security puncture hole, all handstamped "waterlow & sons ltd." diagonally in blue, without gum as issued; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1898 Issue printed by Waterlow1d. blue and yellow-brown, horizontal pair imperforate between, fine lightly mounted mint. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 247a, £1,300; CP E2a (W), $3,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues1898 Issue printed by Waterlow6d. green, variety complete offset on reverse, fine and lightly mounted mint. CP E14a (Z), $1,600Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues'O.P.S.O.' Official overprints1898-1903 5d. chocolate with 'o.p.s.o.' diagonally in violet, a horizontal pair, used with clear strike of 'wellington' c.d.s., fine and rare. B.P.A. Certificate (1967). S.G O20, £2,200+; CP EP13b (2), $5,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1898-1908 Pictorial Issues'O.P.S.O.' Official overprints1898-1903 5d. chocolate with 'o.p.s.o.' diagonally in greenish-blue, a rare postally used example with part Wellington c.d.s.. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2014). S.G. O20b, unpriced; CP E13b (3), $2,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1901 Universal Penny Post1906 1d. carmine Waterlow trial plates, two pairs, the first vertical with variety imperforate between horizontally and the second a horizontal pair variety imperforate between vertically, part original gum. CP G9a (Z) and G9a (Y), $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1901 Universal Penny Post1906 1d. carmine, "Royle" from the trial plate, a block of four from the foot of the sheet with plate number 'R2', large part original gum; a scarce plate block. CP G10a (4), $3,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1901 Universal Penny Post1d. carmine, perf. 11, overprinted 'o.p.s.o.' in blue, cancelled by part contemporary c.d.s.; fine and rare postally used. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2014). S.G. O24a, unpriced; CP GP2a, unpricedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1901 Universal Penny PostAntarctic Expeditions, Victoria Land1908 Shackleton Expedition 1d. rose-carmine (2) the first from the Royle plate and the second Waterlow, both overprinted 'king edward vii/ land' in green, large part original gum, the latter signed Diena; fine. S.G. A1 and A1b, £2,075Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1901 Universal Penny PostAntarctic Expeditions, Victoria Land1908 Shackleton Expedition 1d. rose-carmine, from the Royle plate, overprinted 'king edward vii/ land' in green variety overprint double, used with part c.d.s., fine and scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (1998). S.G. A1a, £1,600Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition½d. die proof in emerald on white card (89 x 65mm.), fine.provenance:"Midas", December 1989Sir Gawaine Baillie, February 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition1d. die proof in claret on thick white card (62 x 40mm.), fineNote: This die proof which came from the designer's estate is notably in the same shade as the rare original printing in claret which was deemed unsatisfactory and replaced by the vermilion shade.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionDie proof of the vignette for the 3d. value in brown-orange, with uncleared surround on white card (77 x 62mm.), pencil endorsement '2nd proof' in pencil at lower left, fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. plate proofs, two examples, in blue-green with mauve centre and in deep green with red centre, on wove unwatermarked paper; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. brown plate proof on white wove paper in the smaller size than originally proposed, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. die proof from the approved Relief die in olive green with a vignette proof in mauve pasted in, endorsed 'Proof direct from dies' and 'Wm. Bock Engraver' at lower left; fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. plate proofs in unissued colours (two examples) in green and violet and brown and red, on white wove paper; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition6d. plate proof in mono-colour rose-red, on white wove paper in the smaller size than originally proposed; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch ExhibitionThe issued set of four, both mint and used; the mint set lightly mounted and the used with clear Christchurch Exhibition cancellations; fine. S.G. 370-373, £650 Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1906 Christchurch Exhibition3d. brown and blue, a block of fifteen from the top of the sheet with sheet number '153888' in upper left margin, being a positional piece showing variety flaw behind chieftain [4/2], also a single example with watermark inverted showing the same flaw; fine and mounted in the margin only. S.G. 372, 372a, £1,470+, CP S3a, $6,150+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1908 1d. Dominion1909-27 group of three imperforate horizontal pairs, one with watermark sideways, one marginal from the left of the sheet; large part original gum, fine. S.G. 405a, 408b, 410a, £850Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1911 Scott's Exhibition½d. green overprinted 'victoria/ land', large part original gum. R.P.S. Certificate (1980). S.G. A2, £750Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1908 1d. Dominion1911 1d. carmine overprinted 'victoria land', block of six from the foot of the sheet, showing both bow flaw [2nd stamp] and 'q'flaw [5th stamp], unmounted mint; fine. S.G. A3 and Ab etc., £925+; CP RD3a (Y), (X) etc., $1,900+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1908 1d. Dominion1911 1d. carmine overprinted 'victoria land', block of four, top right stamp variety no stop after 'land'; unmounted mint. S.G. A3 and A3a, £590Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1908 1d. Dominion1911 1d. carmine overprinted 'victoria land': 1911 (9 Feb) and 1912 (3 Mar.) envelopes sent from Base Camp and from first relief voyage of Terra Nova to New Zealand each bearing 1d. carmine tied by 'brit antarctic expd.' c.d.s.; also an unused 'Terra Nova' lettersheet; good to fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1973-76Tussock Butterfly 2c., a group with varieties comprising single example with black omitted, a single example with yellow offset on reverse, one with dramatic upward shift of purple, and block of four with upward shift of yellow; fine and fresh unmounted mint. S.G. 1009b etc., CP P3b (X) etc., $1,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1973-767c. Leather Jacket, a strip of four the right hand marginal pair variety black omitted, unmounted mint. S.G. 1014a, £850+, CP P9b (Y), $2,100Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1973-7618c. Maori Club, a corner marginal example with black omitted, also part green offset on reverse , unmounted mint. S.G. 1019a, £400; CP P14b (X), $1,200Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1920-21 Pioneer AirmailsCanterbury (N.Z.) Aviation Co. Ltd.A group of 1920-21 Pioneer Airmails of mainly letters flown aboard the Walsh Bros. & Dexter Ltd. trial flight with a couple via the Canterbury (N.Z.) Aviation Co. Ltd. (9 in all) comprising 1920 (8 Mar.) envelope from Thames to Auckland, endorsed 'By Seaplane. 24/2/20' at upper left, bearing 1½d. Victory tied by 'thames' c.d.s., signed on the reverse by the recipient, 1920 (8 Mar.) envelope from Dargaville to Auckland endorsed with 'seaplane mail' handstamp in violet, bearing KGV 1½d. orange-brown, filing folds and part...

(x) New ZealandNapier Earthquake1931 (6 Feb.) envelope from Hastings to Christchurch bearing 1926 1d. tied by 'hastings' c.d.s. and with 'emergency earthquake air mail' cachet in violet, signed by Pilot C.M. Duthie; fine and with AMSNZ authentication handstamp on reverse, offered with contemporary 'Earthquake Memorial Tablet, Napier N.Z.' postcard also 1931 (14 Feb.) unfranked emergency printed envelope with 'nelson park refugee camp/ napier' in blue at lower left, endorsed Earthquake area' at top and with 'napier' c.d.s., sent to Dunedin by surface mail, slightly torn at top; scarce, an attr...

(x) New ZealandEarly Letters1845 (8 Apr.) entire letter from Richmond to Frederick Whitaker (later Sir Frederick, Premier, lawyer and financier), rated "4" and "1/6" and showing the boxed "windsor/ post paid", "paid ship letter/ sydney" ocal d.s., both in red, light "new-zealand" double-arc arrival d.s. (22.4) and, on reverse, fine Windsor oval d.s.; slight toning though exhibits well.Note: A fascinating entire showing that New Zealand cancellations were modelled on these markings and perhaps engraved by the same craftsman.provenance:"Kiwi", 1990Joseph Hackmey, May 2010Subject to 5% tax on...

(x) New ZealandEarly Letters1855 (10 Nov.) envelope to Mrs. Brown "to the care of S Graham Esq" at "Tauranga via Auckland", rated "2" and showing a light strike of Crowned Circle "paid/ at/ petre new zealand" at left, Auckland transit datestamp (7.12) at right, despatch datestamp on reverse. S.G. CC5, £1,400provenance:"Pegasus", February 2019Note: Mrs. Brown was the wife of pioneer missionary A. N. Brown who established the mission station at Tauranga. He and his wife sailed into the Bay of Islands in 1829 as only the third ordained missionary to arrive in the country. Brown died in 1884 at Ta...

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1915-30½d. die proof in black on glazed card (45 x 60mm.), plate proof pairs of the ½d., 1½d, 2d. and 3d. and 3d. plate proof blocks of four (4) on gummed watermarked paper; fine and freshSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1915-30Imperforate plate proofs in black, a group comprising 2½d., 3d., 4d. 6d. and 8d. each in a block of four and single examples of the 3d., 4½d., 7½d., 9d. and 1/-; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1915-309d. olive-green imperforate overprinted colour/ print', also imperforate plate proof horizontal pairs of 2d. deep violet and 4d. yellow as issued without overprint without gum as issued, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1915-30Perf. 14 x 13½ 5d. light blue, vertical pair variety top stamp imperforate, large part original gum; fine. S.G. 424aa, £850; CP K7a (X), $1,750Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1915-30Perf. 14 x 14½ 1/- orange-vermilion, vertical pair variety top stamp imperforate, large part original gum, fine. S.G. 430cba, £750; CP K12b (Y), $2,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1915-33 Local Print1½d., the four die proofs by William Rose Bock, the first with solid background, the second and third with the developing background diapering and the fourth with the final accepted design. fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1920 VictoryA group of five De la Rue essays of the issued designs mounted on thick card comprising ½d. in blue and with details and value picked out in Chinese white, 1d., 1½d., 3d. and 6d. all in shades of brown and sepia; each dated either April or May 1919 and endorsed 'Design approved by Sir Joseph Ward' in crayon at the foot or side; the mounts slightly soiled in places otherwise fine and a very rare and important groupprovenance:Len Jury, October 2015Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1920 Victory1/- head only die proof endorsed 'Original Die/ before hardening' in pencil at foot and signed A.I.H.' in black ink, also the completed die proof of the 1/- value in an irregular shape also signed 'A.I.H./ 18.8.19' at foot in black ink both on glazed white card, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1920 Victory1/- die proofs on glazed white card (95 x 60mm.), one dated and endorsed 'Aug 19.19/ Before Hardening' and the other ' Aug 20.19/ After Hardening' in pencil, the latter with heavy horizontal crease which has broken the surface of the cardSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1920 Victory½d. to 1/- set of six imperforate plate proofs in the issued colours on gummed watermarked paper with generally good margins, also the issued set of six plus the 'two pence' on ½d. green, all in blocks of four, mounted on the upper pairs only; fine and fresh. S.G. 453-458 etc.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1920 Victory½d. horizontal pair in lilac, 3d. and 6d. se-tenant pair in purple, both pairs with individual perforated margins on all sides, and 6d. purple in a horizontal imperforate pair; all overprinted "specimen", all on gummed paper; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1923 Map mint group comprising die proofs in carmine (50 x75mm.) and in black (63 x 76mm.) of the issued design on thin cream toned card, also multiples of the issued stamps comprising De la Rue blocks of eight and six from the top of the sheet, Jones paper block of four and unsurfaced Cowan paper corner block of four, also two unused postal stationery 1d. cards, one with the 1d. map design placed alongside the de-faced head of King George V; a fine groupprovenance:Marcel Stanley (for the proofs)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Bu...

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1926-34 Field-Marshall Issues1932 1d. rose-carmine, provisionally surcharged 'half penny' diagonally in blue, tied to piece of postal stationery envelope by 'anderson's bay' c.d.s.; fine and scarce. S.G. see footnote after No. 471Note: Following the reduction of the postage rates to ½d. on 1 June 1932, the firm of R. H. White & Co. returned a quantity of envelopes stamped with 1d. stamps to the New Plymouth post office who surcharged the stamps 'Half Penny' with a handstamp. The covers were then returned to the firm for normal use .Subject to 5% tax on Hammer...

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1926-34 Field-Marshall Issues1932 1d. rose-carmine, provisionally surcharged 'half penny' diagonally in blue, tied to postal stationery card by 'anderson's bay' c.d.s.; fine and scarce. S.G. see footnote after No. 471Note: Following the reduction of the postage rates to ½d. on 1 June 1932, the firm of R. H. White & Co. returned a quantity of envelopes stamped with 1d. stamps to the New Plymouth post office who surcharged the stamps 'Half Penny' with a handstamp. The covers were then returned to the firm for normal use .Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in add...

(x) New ZealandKing George V Issues1935-36 Pictorials3/- chocolate and yellow-brown, variety watermark inverted and reversed, unmounted mint. S.G. 569ay, £500; CP L14c, $1,500Note: This was a deliberate experimental printing on the reverse of the paper. The total printing was only of 50 sheets.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1936-45 Pictorials1936-42 5d. ultramarine and 2/- olive green, both variety double print, one albino, fine used; scarce. Offered with normal for comparison. CP L8e (Y) and L13f (Z), $2,750 Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New Zealand1936-45 Pictorials1945 2d., 5d., 6d., 8d. and 1/- complete set of coil re-joined pairs with number between, an important and extremely rare set. Accompanied by a Campbell Paterson letter providing provenance of the entire et in Palmerston North at the time of issue; very fine. CP L4f (X)-L12d (Z), $31,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandKing George VI Issues1941 2d. on 1½d. purple-brown, horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet and a used example on piece, both variety inserted '2', the former unmounted mint. S.G. 629a, £1,100Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance DepartmentDie proof of central vignette engraved by A. E. Cousins for the stamps issued in 1891, the initial design with the lines of shading ending close to the letters 'v.r.' on thin white card (25 x 32mm.) fine.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance DepartmentDie proof of the central vignette in black on thin white card (25 x 28mm.), the original design, fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance DepartmentDie proof of the second and final state of the central vignette in black on thin white card (30 x 33mm.) engraved by Cousins, with the lines of shading ending away from the right side of the letters 'v.r.'; this was the choice for the issued stamps.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department½d. complete die proof in blue on thin white card (24 x 29 mm.), fine and attractiveprovenance:"Midas", 1989Sir Gawaine Baillie, February 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1d. complete die proof in green on thin white card (24 x 29 mm.), fine and attractiveprovenance:"Midas", 1989Sir Gawaine Baillie, February 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1/- die proof in black on thin card (28 x 32mm.), fine and attractiveprovenance:Allan BerrySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1902-04 perf. 11 ½d. bright-purple strip of three (no gum) and 1d. blue block of four and perf. 14 x 11 1d. blue, a horizontal pair and two single examples; large part original gum unless mentioned. S.G. L16-17 and L20, £1,250Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1905-06 redrawn design with 'v.r.' omitted, perf. 11 2d. red-brown, large part original gum; scarce. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. L21, £1,500, CP X10a, $5,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1868 (31 Jul.) printed 'new zealand insurance company' envelope to its agents 'Bethune and Hunter' in Wellington, per 'SS Taranaki', bearing Chalon head 3d. lilac tied by barred oval cancellation, part of flap missing otherwise fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1891 (5 Feb.) envelope to Melbourne bearing 2d. brown-red tied by 'wellington' c.d.s.; The inscription on the cover, printed the previous year, makes no mention of the new stamps, Government Life stamps were only recognised within New Zealand and were not valid to overseas destinations, however in this instance no charge was levied. This is the earliest recorded 2d. on cover, fine and rareprovenance:Allan BerrySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1894 (26 May) envelope from the head office of the Government Insurance, Wellington to London via Auckland bearing perf. 12 x 11½ ½d and perf. 10 2d., tied by squared circle cancellations; An extraordinary cover especially bearing the first government Life stamp; the printed warning in the cover emphasizes that the '..improper use of the envelope or stamps is punishable..', but the Government Life stamps were only valid in New Zealand and not valid for overseas destinations, presumably the clerk who prepared this envelope for posting was mis-informed to...

(x) New ZealandLife Insurance Department1902 (6 Aug.) n.z. government life insurance' envelope sent Registered from Wellington to Toronto, Canada bearing 2d. brown-red (vertical pair) tied by Wellington c.d.s. cancellations with 'r' in circle alongside and registration crayon, the 4d. paid a rate of 1d. Universal postage and 3d. Registration; an exceptional rate and destination, registered Government Life mail is most unusual and the stamps should not have been valid for postage overseas. fine and rareprovenance:Allan BerrySubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Pre...

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon PostForerunner1894 (19 Oct.) envelope from Sydney to Dunedin with fine strike of 'saved from wreck of the/ "wairarapa"' handstamp in blue, backstamped 'Auckland' and 'RTPO Dunedin'; a few peripheral faults as to be expected. Offered with a contemporary photograph of the ship under full steam, taken by D. A. De'Maus, Port Chalmers'. A scarce wreck coverNote: "S.S. Wairarapa" wrecked near Miner's Head, Great Barrier Island on 29th October after the captain ignored warnings from his officers and steamed at full speed in fog into 700 foot high cliffs, t...

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1857-63 no watermark 6d. brown with rare manuscript Port Fitzroy/ 3/1/1868' cancellation, a very early Great Barrier Island cancellation of which just a few examples are known, very slightly thinned at topSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1/- deep blue, unused (2) and used; also studies of the first and second forgeries, including a strip of five of the first forgery and a sheetlet of four of the second type; a useful group. CP VP1, $1,100+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1899 1/- blue-green, complete sheet of twenty-four comprising four rows of the six sub-types, no margin at foot as usual, fine and fresh with large part original gum. CP VP2, $7,800+Note: The total printing was of 160 sheets, along with 40 overprinted for the subsequent Issue.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1899 (26 Mar.) complete "flimsy" bearing 1/- blue-green tied by violet 'great barrier/ the original/ pigeongram' double-circle cancellation addressed to the Stock exchange, Auckland with message "Men received no wages for 6 weeks. Threaten to knock off work if money not here by Thursday. Reply Pigeongram, J Goldsworthy, Great Barrier". A rare and historical item. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate. CP VP2, $7,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1899 (July)1/- green-blue overprinted 'pigeongram' in black, a mint example with large part original gum and a used example (defective, rejoined horizontally). CP VP3Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1899 (Jul.) entire flimsy bearing 1/- blue-green overprinted "pigeongram" in black tied by 'great barrier/ the original/ pigeongram service' double-circle cancellation in violet. Fewer than ten "Flimsies" are recorded, this being a control example sent to check flight times, rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2021). CP VP3, $20,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1899 (August) fourth issue, 1/- blue-green on buff, a mint sheet of twelve (3 x 4), mint with partial margins on two sides, some adhesion to reverse; also a used single on piece tied by 'Great Barrier/ Original Service' cancellation in violet and an agency cancellation. CP VP4, $4,300Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1900 (19 Feb.) complete "Flimsy" with 1/- blue-green on buff tied by 'great barrier/ the original/ pigeongram service' c.d.s in violet, the letter bears a long message from the Original Service agent C. Werner requesting supplies; very fine with just a few age related marks. CP VP4, $3,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1900 (21 Aug.) complete printed "Flimsy" with illustrations of two named Pigeons "Te Uira" and "Velocity", bearing 1/- blue-green on buff, tied by Great Barrier oval in violet. The letter orders a sack of chaff, oats and men's boots. Fine and very attractive. CP VP4, $3,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1898 The Original Great Barrier Pigeongram Service1903 (Dec.) two pigeon-mail flown "Flimsies", unstamped and sent to the proprietor Mr. Howie on business service, both cancelled by the violet 'great barrier/ the original/ pigeongram service' handstamp in violet, one from Robinson the agent at Whangaparapara and the other from the agent Warren at Port Fitzroy. Robinson urges "don't forget the feed" while Warren's message dated 21st Dec. reports "This is our last bird, please send some more birds this week as there are a lot of people coming to the...

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 Marotiri Copper Mines1/- green-blue overprinted 'marotiri/ pigeongram', complete sheet of twelve with full selvedge at top and right, unused without gum as issued; column one with 'marotiri' set to right by ½mm., row 2 with overprint offset on reverse; a major New Zealand and World Air rarity with only 240 stamps printed, most probably a unique sheet. R.P.S. Certificate (2021). CP VP5, $60,000+Note: The sheet is of particular importance because it clearly shows that there are two settings of the overprint, one with the 'P' of Pigeongram below...

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 Marotiri Copper Mines1/- red inscribed 'marotiri island', two mint examples, one with double impression caused by a double strike of the carved woodblock striking the wax mould. Also an unfranked "Flimsy" from Robinson at Whangaparapara with a fine impression of the rare handstamp: 'the original/ great barrier pigeongram service/ marotiri syndicate pigeongram service', also an official receipt for a message sent from Great Barrier island; an attractive group. CP VP6 etc.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Prem...

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 The Great Barrier Pigeongram Agency6d. blue, a reconstructed mint sheet of twenty comprising two pairs, two strips and ten singles; unused or mint. CP VP7, $4,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 The Great Barrier Pigeongram Agency6d. blue, an unused group (14) comprising a strip of three, a pair and nine single examples; also a single imperforate example with offset on reverse and 1/- red imperforate pair with central thin, part original gum. CP VP7, VP7 (Z) and VP8 (Z), $3,300+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 The Great Barrier Pigeongram AgencyA used group comprising 6d. blue (4) including a pair tied to piece of "Flimsy" by complete 'great barrier/ the original/ pigeongram service' cancellation in violet, wrongfully cancelled and 1/- red (3) with agency cancellation; good to fine. CP VP7 and 8, $2,400Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 The Great Barrier Pigeongram Agency1899 (7 Oct.) typed complete "Flimsy" bearing 6d. blue, from Okapu to W. Massey (later the Prime Minister) at Auckland, stamp tied by boxed 'g.b.p.a./ oct. 7 99/ n.z.' cancellation; 1900 (Jan.) 'Great Barrier Pigeongram Agency Form' bearing 1/- red tied by 'g.b.p.a./ jan 18 00/ n.z.', along with the original forwarding envelope; a little stained, nevertheless a good pair. CP VP7 and VP8, $5,000+provenance:EliasharSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 The Great Barrier Pigeongram AgencyPigeon Mail Forms, unused, one (undated) printed in blue and the others (dated) in black, two franked with 6d. blue affixed for mail to Auckland; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandGreat Barrier Island Pigeon Post1899 The Great Barrier Pigeongram Agency1902 (8 Jan.) typed "Flimsy" great barrier pigeongram agency/ pigeon mail form' to Sargood, Son & Ewen Ltd., Auckland bearing 6d. blue tied by 'g.b.p.a.' cancellation; fine. CP VP7, $5,000provenance:EliasharSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostage Dues1907 2d. red and green, variety imperforate, [R.8/1] one of only three known examples, formerly a strip of three. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2000) which explains that the lower stamp [R.9/1] is in the Rhodes Collection in the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostage Dues1906 (17 Apr.) "S.S. Ventura" illustrated steamship envelope from Pago Pago, Samoa sent ordinary mail bearing U.S. 10c., but the envelope must have contained money as the circular 'to pay/ 6d./ compulsory registered' handstamp was applied and payment acknowledged in Auckland by 1d. and 2d. pairs of the 1899 Postage Dues; some peripheral faults but an interesting and characterful coverSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRailways1904 essay die proofs for a 6d. value in purple on card (93 x 56mm.) by W. R. Bock, and for 2d. and 1/- values both in black on paper by H. Parsons for the proposed Railways Department issues, fine (5 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRailways1904 essay die proof of a smaller design in red by W. R. Bock on card (94 x 55mm.) and composite plate die proofs of both of his designs in lilac and in yellow, the 1d. and 6d. value for both; fine (5 items)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesLaw Courts1/- grey-green and red, watermark inverted, large part original gum. S.G. F4 var.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesPostal Fiscals1878 Stamp Duty 1d. small type, the final die proof by W. R. Bock in black on thin card (22 x 28mm.), fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesPostal Fiscals1882 Stamp Duty 1d. lilac, large part original gum; fine. S.G. F1, £1,200Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesBeer Duty1878 1/3d. deep green and red, imperforate with good margins and part original gum, some toning in places but rare nonetheless. Barefoot 4Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesBeer Duty1878 2/3d. red and blue, perf. 12, unused without gum; some toning and minor peripheral faults but rare nonetheless. Barefoot 6Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesBeer Duty1885 6d. blue (unmounted) and 9d. yellow mint with part original gum (9d. with a few tone spots on reverse) and 2/6d. green unused without gum (vertical crease) and 13/- orange-brown (creased) with manuscript cancellation (12/3/1902); generally good to fine for these, an attractive group. Barefoot 19, 20, 22 and 30Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty6d. die proof in black on thin card (55mm x 95mm), fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1/- die proof in black on thin card (55mm x 95mm), fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1880 £1 die proof in black on thin card (c.60 x 90mm.), fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty4d. orange-red, 6d. lake brown and 8d. green imperforate plate proofs on thin card in the issued colours; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1880 imperforate plate proofs, twenty-two different each on card with good balanced margins, comprising 2/- (2) in purple and in blue, 2/6d. (2) in yellow and brown and then the 3/- to £20 in issued colours; fine and fresh, a lovely group. Barefoot 214-232 groupSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1880-1931 various printings mint group (19) comprising 2/- blue (2 shades), 2/6d. brown (2 shades), 3/- violet (2 shades), 4/- red-brown, 5/- green (2 shades), 6/- red, 7/- blue, 7/6d. bronze-grey, 8/- deep blue, 9/- orange, 10/- brown-red (2 shades), 15/- green, £1 rose-pink and £2 violet; fine and fresh mint with large part original gum. S.G. £8,500+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1903 unsurfaced Cowan paper, perf. 11 £1 rose-pink, large part original gum. S.G. F77, £550; CP Z15e, $1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1906 perf. 14 5/- yellow-green, 9/- orange (from the foot of the sheet) and 15/- green, large part original gum; fresh and fine. S.G. F81, 86 and 88, £2,000+, CP $3,650Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1913-21 perf. 14½ x 14, 2/- deep blue, 2/6d. grey-brown, 3/- purple, 4/- orange-red, 6/- rose, 8/- deep blue and 10/- maroon; large part original gum. S.G. F110-F120 group, £1,650; CP $3,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp DutyA group of errors of colour, postally used and comprising "Counterpart" 2/6d. in grey-brown instead of yellow with normal 2/6d. in grey brown and issued 2/6d. "Counterpart" in yellow, also 8/- on Cowan paper in the blue ink meant for the 2/-, with normal 8/- and 2/- alongside for comparison. S.G. F57a, F85, F90 group and Barefoot 2, £560+provenance:Dr. Ken McNaughtSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1915 Official perf. 14½ x 14, 2/- deep blue block of twenty seven (one stamp defective at upper right corner), used and struck with crisp 'hastings' cancellations, some minor hinge reinforcement; an impressive multiple. S.G. O85, £1,350+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1908 Official £1 rose-pink, horizontal pair cancelled by one central strike of 'wanganui/ n.z.' c.d.s. (4.10.01), superb and a rare multiple. S.G. O72a, £950+; CP $3,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty1884 Ultra-High Value £4,547 printed in black on gold imperforate long type with huge margins, used on entire 1927 (15 Jun.) Death Duties Tax document in combination with 1915 KGV 3d. brown and 1882 Long Type 4/-, 7/-, 15/-, £2 and £10, all tied by 'stamp duties dept./ hawke's bay' c.d.s. cancellations; a very attractive franking, particularly rare on a complete Revenue documentSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1931-40 Arms Types 1931-35 Thick Cowan paper with Horizontal MeshA mint group on a Hagner page comprising 1/3d. lemon, 1/3d. orange-yellow, 4/- red, 6/- carmine-rose, 7/6d. olive-grey, 8/- slate-violet, 9/- brown-orange, 10/- carmine-lake, 12/6d. deep plum, 25/- greenish blue, 30/- brown, £2.10/- red and £4 light blue; generally fine mint, the 9/-, 12/6d., 25/- and 30/- unmounted mint. S.G. F145-166 group, £2,800; CP $5,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1931-40 Arms Types 1931-35 Thick Cowan paper with Horizontal Mesh25/- greenish blue, fine used. S.G. F159, £950; CP $2,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1931-40 Arms Types 1931-35 Thick Cowan paper with Horizontal Mesh£4.10/- deep olive-grey, lightly mounted mint; fine and scarce. Philatelic Foundation Certificate (1970). S.G. F167, £2,000; CP $4,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1931-40 Arms Types 1935-39 Wiggins Teape Paper with Vertical Mesh2/6d. dull brown, 5/- green, 7/- pale blue and £3 green; fine lightly mounted mint. S.G. F170, F172, F174 and F183, £2,300; CP $1,890Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1931-40 Arms Types 1935-39 Wiggins Teape Paper with Vertical Mesh1939 35/- on 35/- orange-yellow, lightly mounted mint; fine. S.G. F186 £950, CP $1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1931-40 Arms Types 1935-39 Wiggins Teape Paper with Vertical Mesh1940 Surcharge set of four, 3/6d. on 3/6d. to 22/- on 22/-; lightly mounted mint, fine. S.G. F187-190, £1,100Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1940-58 Arms Types Wiggins Teape paper with Vertical Mesh1/3d. orange-yellow, 1/3d. yellow and black, 2/6d. deep brown, 4/- red-brown, 5/- green, 6/- carmine-rose, 7/- pale blue, 7/6d. olive grey (wmk inverted), 8/- slate-violet, 9/- brown-orange, 10/- carmine-lake, 15/- sage-green, £1 pink, 30/- brown, £2 bright purple (2, shades) all lightly mounted mint; S.G. F191-F206 group, £1,500+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1940-58 Arms Types Wiggins Teape paper with Vertical Mesh25/- greenish blue, unmounted mint; fine. S.G. F204, £800Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1940-58 Arms Types Wiggins Teape paper with Vertical Mesh£2.10/- red , £3 green (upper left corner example) and £5 indigo-blue; unmounted mint. S.G. F207, F208w and F211w, £1,125Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandPostal Fiscals1940-58 Arms Types Wiggins Teape paper with Vertical Mesh£10 on £10 deep blue, horizontal pair from the left of the sheet; unmounted mint, fine and a rare multiple. S.G. F216b, £3,400Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesProvisional Postal Usage of Revenues, 1882 New NZ legislation replaced stamps with specific designations like 'Postage', 'Law Courts', 'Land & Deeds' in 1882 with a single set inscribed 'Postage & Revenue'. For some months in 1882-3 the former revenue stamps were consciously used up for the purpose of ordinary mail, and these are referred to here as 'provisional postal usage'.1881 (26 Nov.) envelope to Bristol via San Francisco incorrectly franked with 1867 Revenue 6d. red-brown and blue and thus charged 1/- on arrival in the UK, 'deficient postage/ fine______' handstam...

(x) New ZealandRevenuesRevenues- Provisional Postal Usage Believed to be the earliest known New Zealand philatelic cover of any kind.1884 (1 Feb.) envelope from Invercargill to Hobart, Australia to the prominent collector Basset Hull, the envelope is franked with 1d. purple and green (2) perhaps because the right-hand stamp shows variety stop after 'stamp', an important cover, possibly the earliest philatelic cover from New Zealand. Barefoot 83Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenuesRevenues- Provisional Postal Usage1891 (6 Jun.) large envelope (240mm. x 280mm.) sent Registered to the bank of New Zealand, Melbourne bearing Die 1 3/4d. pair and Die II 3/- used in combination with 1888-95 3d. yellow tied by 'a' in oval of bars cancellations, Registered despatch on face and arrival backstamp (16.6); the envelope has been torn and repaired well away from the adhesives, folded down the centre. An extraordinary commercial cover, remarkable for its survival, rate and proper postal use of Fiscal stamps. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2013)Note: See the New Zealand...

(x) New ZealandRevenuesRevenues- Provisional Postal Usage1882 (15 May) piece bearing 1/- grey-green and red horizontal pair used in combination with First Sideface 2d. rose and 3d. brown and Second Sideface 1d. rose tied to piece by 'blenheim' c.d.s. cancellations; also 1882 5/- red and blue postally used, both very rare. S.G. F4 etc.provenance:Dr. Ken McNaught Note: Another 1/- Law Courts postally used on 15th June 1882 is in the Tapling collection housed in the British Library. The importance of these items is in demonstrating beyond any possible doubt that these "Law Courts" stamps wer...

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty Provisional Postal Usage4d. orange-red, 6d. lake-brown, 8d. green and 1/- pink; a rare postally used example of each; generally fine. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificates for 4d., 6d. and 8d.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty Provisional Postal Usage4d. orange-red, 6d. lake-brown, 8d. green and 1/- pink; a rare postally used example of each; generally fine with crisp cancellations. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificates for eachSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty Provisional Postal Usage4d. orange-red, 6d. lake-brown, 8d. green and 1/- pink; a rare postally used example of each; generally fine with crisp cancellations. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificates for the 6d. and 8d.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty Provisional Postal UsageA hard to assemble group of postally used Stamp Duty issues highlighting the provisional postal use of these, comprising 4d. orange (3, also a 1867 4d. green with postal cancellation), 6d. lake-brown (3), 8d. green (2) and 1/- pink (2); a generally fine group of this scarce provisional usage and of particular interest to the specialist of this areaSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandRevenues1882 Stamp Duty A Newly Discovered Set With Watermark 'NZ'2/- blue, 2/6d. grey-brown, 5/- green, 6/- rose, 7/- ultramarine (2), 8/- deep blue (2) and 9/- orange (2) all used postally with various postal obliterations including Christchurch, Invercargill, Napier and Wellington duplexes; These are the only recorded examples of the 7/-, 8/- and 9/- with watermark NZ postally used, three other examples of the 2/6d. and two of the 5/- and 6/- values are known. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificates for seven. S.G. Cat value in excess of £6,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to...

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1855 (July) Printed by Perkins Bacon in London2d. dull blue on bleuté paper, a horizontal pair with good to large margins and each cancelled "18" at Dunedin, good strong colour; the left stamp a little creased though of fine appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (2007). S.G. 2, £1,400+, CP A2a, $3,000+provenance:"Yeroc", 2000"Dubois", May 2007Joseph Hackmey, May 2010Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1855 (Nov.)-58 Printed by J. Richardson in Auckland1d. red on blued paper, good to very large margins with portion of adjoining adhesive at left, cancelled by crisp strike of "17" of Rangiora; minute surface rub below 'd' of 'land' not affecting the fine appearance of this attractive example with strong colour. S.G. 4, £2,000, CP A1c, $4,000provenance:Harry Lacoste Bartrop, October 1984Joseph Hackmey, February 2009Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1855 (Nov.)-58 Printed by J. Richardson in Auckland2d. blue, a strip of three showing complete "melb" of "sans & mcdougall/ melbourne" papermaker's watermark, large to exceptionally large margins all round showing portions of adjoining stamp at left and at foot, neatly cancelled with several "11" obliterators at Napier; small crease at lower left corner, otherwise fine and most attractive. A rare multiple showing this much of the watermark. S.G. 5, £900+, CP A2b (Z), $4,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1855 (Nov.)-58 Printed by J. Richardson in Auckland1/- green on blued paper, good to enormous margins with portions of adjoining stamps visible at top and right, cancelled by crisp strike of "10" at Wellington; pressed horizontal crease otherwise fine. B.P.A. Certificate (2011). S.G. 6, $£3,750, CP A6b, $7,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1857-63 Imperforate Printed by J. Richardson in Auckland1/- dull emerald green, generally large margins, just touching at one point at upper left cancelled by part barred oval leaving the Queen's head clear; very fine. R.P.S. Certificate (2013). S.G. 16, £1,800, CP A6c (1)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1857-63 Imperforate Printed by J. Richardson in Auckland1862 (11 Jul.) envelope from Wellington "pr Queen via Marseilles" to Oxford, bearing 1/- dull emerald-green with clear to large margins on three sides and neatly cancelled "7", upon arrival redirected to Weymouth with Great Britain 1d. red Star affixed alongside the 1/- and cancelled with Oxford "603" duplex, the reverse with dispatch, London (13.9), Oxford (13.9) and Weymouth (14.9) c.d.s. A rare and unusual franking of the 1/- rate for letters between ¼oz. and ½oz. Odenweller (2006) and R.P.S. (2007) Ce...

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1857-63 Printed by J. Richardson in AucklandSerrated perf 16-18 at Nelson 1/- dull emerald green, serrates on two sides, indistinct barred oval cancellation leaving the Queen's face clear; horizontal crease not affecting the appearance; rare and unlisted in this shade. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 26, £7,000; CP A6c (V), $16,500provenance:Joseph Hackmey, May 2010Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1857-63 Printed by J. Richardson in Auckland Perforated 13 at Dunedin 6d. pale brown, used by 'l 14' c.d.s. for 13.12.6; very fine and rare thus. B.P.A. (2001) and R.P.S.N.Z (2005) Certificates. S.G. 32, £6,500; CP A5a (Q), $16,000Note: This cancellation is also very rare , only known used between 10th and 13th December 1862. (Postage Stamps of New Zealand, VII, Pg. 188)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1857-63 Imperforate Printed by J. Richardson in Auckland1862 (9 Oct.) entire from Nelson "via Marseilles" to London, bearing 1d. dull orange in combination with 1862 2d. blue early impression and 6d. black-brown, both with four margins and slightly overlapping one another, each cancelled "15", short paid 3d. for a ½oz. letter and showing "insufficiently stamped/ fine_______", "more/ to/ pay" handstamp, dispatch and arrival (15.1) c.d.s. on reverse. A rare and most attractive three-colour underfranked letter. Holcombe (1988) and R.P.S.N.Z. (2013) Certificates. S....

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1862-64 Watermark Large Star, Imperforate3d. brown-lilac, horizontal pair with good to large margins, large part original gum; a few gum creases not affecting the fine appearance. S.G. 40, £1,200+; CP A3a, $2,300+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1862-64 Watermark Large StarSerrated Perforated 16 or 18 at Nelson 6d. brown, portion of adjoining stamp visible at left and with serrates all round, neatly cancelled "15" at Nelson; two thin spots at top not affecting fine appearance. R.P.S. Certificate (2000). S.G. 64, £2,250, CP A5b (R), $5,000provenance:Manus, July 1953Major Henry Dumas, March 2000 Joseph Hackmey, February 2009Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1862-64 Watermark Large Star, Perforated 13 at Dunedin1863 (11 Jul.) envelope from the Waitahuna Goldfield to Edinburgh, 'via Marseilles' bearing 1d. orange-vermilion and 2d. milky blue strip of three and a single placed overlapping with the 1d. paying the 9d. rate, tied to envelope by barred oval obliterators, fine strike of 'gold field/ otago n.z.'double-ring datestamp on reverse, Dunedin and Edinburgh markings transit and arrival markings alongside; fine and rare. R.P.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 68 and 72a; CP A1f (1) and A2e (4)provenance:John Woolfe, Octo...

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1862-64 Watermark Large Star, Perforated 13 at Dunedin1865 (13 Dec.) envelope from Dunedin "via Marseilles" to Scotland, bearing 3d. brown-lilac (4) cancelled with Otago duplexes and showing, on reverse, Campbelltown arrival c.d.s. (15.2)' one stamp defective though an unusual franking for the Marseilles route; overpaid by 2d. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 74, CPA3bprovenance:Joseph Hackmey, May 2010Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1862-63 Pelure Paper, No Watermark2d. ultramarine, horizontal pair with large margin at left and portion of adjoining stamp visible at right, close margins at foot and just clear or touched at top, each clearly to lightly cancelled with indistinct numeral obliterator. One of the finest of the few pairs of this value recorded. R.P.S. Certificate (1959). S.G. 82, £1,700+, CP A2f, $5,000+provenance:Sir John IlottR.C. Agabeg, October 1971Joseph Hackmey, February 2009Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1864 Watermark "N.Z.", Imperforate1864 (29 Apr.) envelope from Auckland to Sydney Barracks, part of the Laver Correspondence, sent during the Maori War bearing 6d. red-brown, tied by "1" barred oval at Auckland and with matching c.d.s. alongside, 'sydney/ ship letter' datestamp on reverse (10.5); a fine and scarce cover. signed Holcombe and with his Certificate (1988). S.G. 99provenance:"Antipodes", October 1988Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1864-71 Watermark Large Star, Perforated 12½ at Auckland1864 (7 Dec.) envelope from Otahuhu to London, bearing 2d. Plate I worn impression (2) and 6d. red-brown all lightly cancelled with two strikes of the oval-framed "5/ otahuhu/ a" handstamp, one 2d. additionally tied by large Auckland c.d.s. with a further strike at upper right corner, and with one 2d. additionally tied by London Paid c.d.s. dispatch c.d.s. on reverse; the adhesives lifted and hinged back in place; a delightful franking of Officer's Mail during the Maori War period. Offered with an illustrat...

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1864-71 Watermark Large Star, Perforated 12½ at Auckland1869 (16 Mar.) entire from Auckland to Gotha, Germany demonstrating a very unusual late use of the via Cape Horn route after 1860, carried on the Panama and New Zealand Royal Mail Steam Company's "Ruahine", bearing 2d. deep blue Plate II pair and 6d. red-brown each cancelled with "1" duplex and showing manuscript "6" in red crayon, london paid c.d.s.(3.6), oval-framed "PD" in red, unframed "P.D." and "(aus england per aachen)/ franco" double-ring datestamp in blue, the reverse with part sender's cachet and...

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1864-71 Watermark Large Star, Perforated 12½ at Auckland3d. deep mauve, horizontal pair variety imperforate, cancelled by indistinct barred ovals and tied to piece by red 'london/ paid' obliterator (27.5.67); fine. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (1968). S.G. 118a, £2,000; CP A3d (X), $5,000provenance:Joseph Hackmey, February 2009Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1864-71 Watermark Large Star, Perforated 12½ at Auckland1872 (22 Oct.) envelope from Dunedin to London, Canada West, bearing 2d. orange strip of three and a single example, Row 16/10-12 with [10] retouched, each lightly cancelled "028" in oval of bars and showing "more to pay 5" handstamp at foot, the revere with Dunedin (22.10) and Windsor. Ont. (11.12) c.d.s.; the envelope with flap missing. Most attractive. S.G. 133provenance:John Woolfe, October 2006 Joseph Hackmey, February 2009Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1864-71 Watermark Large Star, Perforated 12½ at Auckland1873 (25 Nov.) from Napier to Cork carried on the 1st voyage of the short-lived 'Hall and Forbes service via Fiji' by the "Governor Blackall", bearing 2d. vermilion horizontal strip of three twice cancelled "11" and showing, on reverse, Wellington dispatch (12.12) and arrival (17.2) c.d.s. An attractive and most unusual routing. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). S.G. 138Note: This service, run by H. H. Hall and Forbes, was initiated on 22nd December 1873 and ran until August 1874, mail from New Zealand connecting...

(x) New ZealandThe Chalon Issues1873 Watermark Lozenges, with 'INVICTA' in Double-Lined Capitals four times in the sheet1873 (Oct.) envelope from Wanganui "via Brindisi" to Lichfield, bearing 2d. vermilion (2, in contrasting shades) used in combination with 1871 perf. 12½ 6d. pale blue, each neatly cancelled "8" and showing , on reverse, three indistinct transit c.d.s.; the envelope with trivial imperfections though a very rare franking of the 10d. rate. Few examples of the Invicta watermark are known on cover. Holcombe Certificate (1988). S.G. 142provenance:G.H. Boucher, October 1969"Antipod...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1874-78 First Issue1/- green on white paper, perforated 12½, variety double perforations at right, fine used; rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 157 var, CP 6a (X), $2,950 (mint, unpriced used)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1874-78 First IssuePerforated nearly 12, 2d. rose, unused and regummed; scarce unused. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 158a, £1,200 (for mint); CP C2d, $3,500provenance:Dr. Ken McNaughtSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1874-78 First Issue2d. rose, compound perf. 12 x 12½, a few toned perfs, part original gum; rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 165, £1,200, CP C2eSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1874-78 First Issue2/- deep rose and 5/- grey, perforated 12 x 11½ (comb), blocks of four all handstamped "specimen" in violet, large part original gum with some natural gum wrinkling; rare multiples. S.G. 185s-186s, CP C7a/C8a var.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1874-78 First Issue1878 1d. lilac, 3d. brown, 4d. maroon, 1/- green, 2/- deep rose and 5/- grey and ½d. Newspaper stamp; 3d. without gum and 4d. with a toned perf at lower right, otherwise fine mint. S.G. 151, 180-186 group £1,200+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1874-78 First Issue1877 (23 Jul.) envelope from Greymouth to San Francisco via Nelson bearing 2d. rose strip of five and a single each tied by Greymouth c.d.s. with red 'paid all' handstamped in red and 1877 (3 Nov.) envelope (trimmed at top) from Christchurch to England bearing 1/- green tied by Christchurch c.d.s., straight line 'registered' handstamp and London Registered oval alongside; the adhesives on both envelopes with a little toning in places but an attractive pair Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1874-78 First Issue1880 (16 Jul.) envelope sent Registered to London via San Francisco bearing 1d. lilac, 2d. rose (4) and 3d. brown tied by 'dunedin' barred oval cancellations , 'registered/ jy 16 80/ dunedin' oval handstamp in violet, London Registration mark in red on face and c.d.s. in black on reverse, some toning and soiling in places otherwise fine and rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1d., 2d., 3d., 6d., 8d. and 1/- group of six Die Proofs by W. R. Bock in black on thin card (75mm x 38mm), fine and rareprovenance:"Midas", October 1989Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second IssueBock and Cousins new die for the 2d., die proof in pale dull blue on thin card (60mm x 60mm), fine and rareprovenance:"Midas", October 1989Sir Gawaine Baillie, February 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue3d. yellow, 4d. blue-green, 6d. brown, 8d. blue and 1/- red-brown group of five proofs in near issued colours on thin ungummed paper printed on a biscuit coloured underlay, good to large margins for each, the 3d. with some soiling otherwise fine and possibly uniqueprovenance: "Midas", December 1989Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1d. rose and 2d. lilac, plate proof blocks of four on thin white card, the 1d. with horizontal crease and the 2d. with 5mm. scissor cut between the lower horizontal pair; rareSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)A group of mint multiples comprising 1d. rose (2, Dies 1 and 2), 2d. lilac (Die 2) and 3d. yellow in blocks of four, 2d. lilac, 4d. green, 6d. brown and 8d. blue each in a horizontal pair and 1/- red-brown in a horizontal strip of three; part to large part original gum., fine S.G. 187-193, £2,300+; D2a-D10aSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)1d. rose, a block of forty-eight from the foot of the sheet with gutter margin at left and printer's guide mark in margin at foot; some perforation reinforcement in a few places and some peripheral creasing to margins. Fine with the majority unmounted mint, the largest recorded block of any 6mm. watermark value. S.G. 187, £2,400+; CP D2a, $9,360Note: The largest known multiple of any value of the 6mm. issue, this is illustrated and discussed in The New Zealand Stamp Collector, 90:2 (2010), p.39 Subject to...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)1d. rose, states of Die 1 mint group written up on an exhibition page, sixteen examples comprising three blocks of four (Die 1A-1C showing the different breaks in frame), three single examples and an example handstamped "specimen" in violet; chiefly fine and large part original gum. S.G. 187, £800+; CP D2a, $1,760+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)Die 1: 1d. rose, vertical pair with gutter margin at right, Die 2: 1d. rose, horizontal pair and block of four all mint, also two single examples and a vertical pair fine used showing early usage of Die 2. S.G. 187, 187d, £500+; CP D2a, D2ba, $1,480+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)1d. rose strip of six used on advertising envelope and tied by 'thames '34' intaglio mail bag seal used as an obliterator at Waiorongomai, highly unusual and very attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)3d. yellow, a block of twelve from the top of the sheet with 'Bull's Eye' target mark in upper margin; a few natural gum wrinkles, unmounted mint. Fine and the only such marking recorded for the 3d. value. S.G. 189, £1,020+, CP D5a, $3,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)4d. blue-green, a horizontal strip of three from the lower right corner of the sheet with '121856' in the right-hand margin in black and 'Bull's Eye' target in margin at foot; diagonal gum bend in the margin at foot otherwise fine and very rare, the only know 'Bull's Eye' marking on a multiple of the 4d. value. S.G. 190, £270+, CP D6aSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)1888 (3 Apr.) Registered Letter envelope (Samuel EA1b) from Wellington to Switzerland franked with 4d. blue-green, 8d. blue and 1/- red-brown tied by three strikes of 'n.z./ wellington/ 21 fe 88' c.d.s. and a further strike alongside, '3', backstamped 'zurich'; a fine and attractive three colour franking. S.G. 190, 192-193Note: H. J. Knowles, the sender of this cover, had chaired the inaugural meeting earlier in 1888 leading to the foundation of what became the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand, and...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue perf. 12 x 11½ (6mm. Watermark)Perf. 12 x 11½ 8d. blue, horizontal pair variety double perforations, with central vertical row of perforations doubled and evidence of doubling also at top and at left, used with 'wellington' squared circle cancellations (2.8.88); horizontal crease towards the foot affecting both adhesives, nevertheless very rare and only listed by Campbell Paterson mint. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 192 var. CP D9a (Z), $6,000 (for mint)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1888-95 7mm. watermarkA group of mint comprising 1d. rose (a single and two blocks of four, shades), 2d. lilac (2), 3d. (a single and two blocks of four, shades), 4d. blue-green (3, shades), 6d. brown (2), 8d. blue vertical pair and 1/- (2, shades), chiefly fine and large part original gum. S.G. 195-203 group, £2,220+, CP D2c-D10cSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1888-95 7mm. watermark1d. rose, Die 2, a block of twelve from the lower left of the sheet with 'Bull's Eye' target marking in lower margin, large part original gum with nine remaining unmounted, a few stain marks on reverse and some gum bends in places. S.G. 195, £660+. CP D2cSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1888-95 7mm. watermark1887 (22 Sept.) envelope from Wellington to Switzerland, 'via San Francisco & England' bearing ½d. rose Newspaper stamp pair, 3d. orange-yellow and 4d. blue-green, tied by two crisp strikes of 'n.z./ wellington/ 22 sp 87' c.d.s., endorsed '1½' in red crayon, a fine three colour mixed frankingSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1888-95 7mm. watermark2d. lilac, Die 2, a block of eighteen (3x6), large part original gum with ten remaining unmounted mint, a few with light paper adhesion on the reverse, otherwise fine. S.G. 196, £1,170+, CP D3bSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1888-95 7mm. watermark2½d. pale blue, a block of thirty (5 x 6), large part original gum with twenty-four remaining unmounted; an attractive multiple. S.G. 197, £2,400+, CP D4c, $7,400+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1888-95 7mm. watermark1892 (29 Aug.) envelope addressed to Christchurch bearing 2d. lilac Die 3 with mixed perfs 12 x 11½ and 12½, tied by 'culverden' c.d.s. Fine and scarce. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). S.G. 207b, CP D3c (W)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1890 Perf. 12 x 11½, 4mm. Watermark1d. rose, Die 3, a block of four from the upper left of the sheet with 'Bull's Eye' target marking in upper margin, large part original gum with three remaining unmounted, a few gum bends and a couple of age marks, otherwise fine and a scarce multiple, very few known with 'target' markings. S.G. 208, £1,200+; CP D2g, $5,250+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1890 Perf. 12 x 11½, 4mm. Watermark1d. rose, Die 3, a strip of three from the foot of the sheet with 'Bull's Eye' target marking in the margin and 'n' and'e' of the 'Life Insurance' paper watermark visible, mounted mint; fine and scarce. S.G. 208, £900+, CP D2g, $2,250+ Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1890 Perf. 12 x 11½, 4mm. Watermark1/- deep red-brown in a bright shade, horizontal pair with large part original gum; fine. S.G. 213, £600+; CP D10d, $1,100+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue Compound Perf. 12½ x 101d. rose, horizontal pair with large part original gum and 2½d. blue, unused; R.P.S.N.Z. Certificates (2019) for both, scarce. S.G. 216ba, 216da, £1,350; CP D2k (Y) and D4F (Z), $5,300provenance:"Dumas" for the latterSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1891-95 Perf. 101d. rose vertical pair, variety imperforate between, large margin at left, large part original gum; fine and scarce. R.P.S. Certificate (2009). S.G. 218c, £1,200; CP D2jv (V), $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1891-95 Perf. 101d. rose vertical pair, variety imperforate between, part patchy original gum; fine and scarce. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 218c, £1,200; CP D2jv (V), $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1891-95 Perf. 102d. lilac, variety imperforate used on cover front addressed to Mururoa, tied by 'temuka' single circle datestamp of 20 July 1897, important and rare; offered with a letter of authenticity from Campbell Paterson (2005). CP D3k var., S.G. 219 var.Note: See the Campbell Paterson Newsletter (April 2005) where described as a 'probably unique provable example of this variety in the absence of multiples. Colossal margins on three sides.'Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1891-95 Perf. 101/- pale red-brown, vertical pair variety imperforate between, unused without gum, 3mm. tear at left of upper stamp, nevertheless rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. 226a, £2,000; CP D10e (Z), $6,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1891-95 Perf. 101d. rose, mixed perfs. 10 x 11 which has been re-perforated 11, a block of six with large part original gum, a few age related marks otherwise fine. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). S.G. 228a var.; CP D2j (R), $5,700Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895-1900 perf. 11, 1d. rose block of thirty-six from the foot of the sheet with sheet number '551044' and interpanneau margin, variety watermark inverted resulting in the bottom row with three stamps without watermark and nine with the 'new zealand' watermark; some age marks affecting mainly the margins, large part original gum. S.G. 237w, £3,000+; CP D2p (X) and (Q), $7,200+Note: This block is discussed in the New Zealand Stamp Collector, 82:2 (2002) pp. 37-38Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue Overprinted O.P.S.O.1888-95 7mm. watermark 1d. rose overprinted 'o.p.s.o.' in violet, a scarce used block of twelve with light c.d.s. cancellations overprinted 'o.p.s.o.' in violet; a striking piece and a huge rarity. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (1987). CP DP2e (2), $30,000++Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue Overprinted O.P.S.O.1905 (21 Sept.) 'on public service only' cover to Wellington (exact address excised) bearing 1891-1906 2d. lilac, 5d. olive-black and 6d. brown overprinted 'o.p.s.o' in magenta, tied by 'wellington' c.d.s. cancellations, authentic but improper 'by favour' use; these are the only recorded examples of th 5d. and 6d. CP DP3k, DP7f and DP8m, $14,500+Note: This cover was discussed in the New Zealand Stanp Collector 76:2 (1996) and in New Zealand Stamps Overprinted "O.P.S.O." by Capill, (2010) P. 28.Subject to 5% tax on H...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New ½d. Value, a group of five progressive proofs in black by A. E. Cousins on thin wove paper for the new ½d. value, each numbered in pencil in margin at foot 10, 11, 16, 24, 25', fine and very attractive; scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New ½d. Value, a group of six completed die proofs on thin wove paper by A. E. Cousins in grey-black, slate-black, black, yellow-brown, deep yellow-brown and pale yellow-brown; fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New ½d. Value, a group of eight imperforate colour trials on unwatermarked paper in black, plum, greenish black, green, pink, orange, yellow-orange and blue; the pink, orange-yellow and blue with sheet margins at right; fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1895 New 2½d. ValuePerf. 11, complete sheet of two-hundred and forty with full margins and current number '176371' at lower right corner, full original gum; very fine and rare thus. S.G. 236, £2,280+; CP D1c, $6,000+Illustrated on our websiteSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New 2½d. Value, a group of five progressive proofs of the new 2½d. value by A. E. Cousins in black on thin wove paper, numbered at foot in pencil "5", "6", "9", "10" and "14", the first two with some very minor staining otherwise fine and attractiveprovenance:Harry Lacoste Bartrop, October 1984Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New 2½d. Value, three finished die proofs for the new 2½d. design by A. E. Cousins, in rose on thick card, in blue on thin wove paper and in black on thin wove paper; fine and attractiveSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New 2½d. Value plate proof colour trials on unwatermarked paper, a single and block of four from the top of the sheet in red-brown and a single example in blue; fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New 5d. Value, the original A. W. Jones hand-drawn essay in pencil for the new 5d. value, stamp sized on card (63mm x 38mm) with rounded edges. the original "2½d." has been amended to 5d.; delightfulSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New 5d. Value, a group of five progressive die proofs for the 5d. value by A. E. Cousins in black on wove paper, numbered in pencil in the margin at foot '1, 4, 5, 7 and 8. fine and attractiveprovenance:"Midas", December 1989 Sir Gawaine Baillie, February 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New 5d. Value, a group of four completed 5d. die proofs, the first in olive-black on very thin paper with enormous margins, another in olive-black on thicker paper with large margins, in pink on thin paper with enormous margins and a final example in olive-black on thick card; fineSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895 New 5d. Value colour trials, a group of eleven imperforate in various colours on unwatermarked paper, and a perf. 11 x 12 example in maroon; fine and scarceSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second IssueA group of three envelopes sent internally within New Zealand and all with scarce manuscript cancellations comprising 1892 (4 Jan.) envelope to caversham bearing 1d. rose and 2d. lilac vertical pair with 'Ratanui' manuscript cancellations and 'caversham' c.d.s. alongside, 1895 (4 Jan.) envelope to Christchurch bearing 1d. rose and 2d. lilac pair cancelled and signed 'D.C' by postmaster D. Coakley, not with the name of the Post Office, backstamped 5.1.95 (Ex Woolfe) and 1895 (28 Apr.) small envelope to Wellington bearing 2d. lilac cancell...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1893 (3 Feb.) envelope to U.S.A. marked 'Found in bag' and possibly found by a mail officer in a supposedly empty bag from a previous voyage, bearing Hawaii 1c. violet and 2d. red-orange (2) remaining uncancelled and used in combination with 2½d. blue tied 'n-z/marine p.o.' c.d.s. also just tying one of the 2c. values. Colourful and most unusualprovenance:John Woolfe, October 2006Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1896 (25 Jan.) large portion of envelope sent Registered to Austria bearing 2½d. (5) cancelled by 'marine p.o.' cachets in red, fine and highly unusualprovenance:John WoolfeSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue1895-97 Perf. 10 x 11 1/- red-brown, vertical strip of three variety mixed perforations 10 and 11 some hinge reinforcement, part original gum; a scarce multiple. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). S.G. 235a, £900+; CP D10h (Z), $1,950+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface Issues1882-1900 Second Issue 1895-1900 Perforated 11 variety single-lined Watermark Sideways½d black, 1d rose (faults), and 2d lilac (repaired tear at left), all with single-lined NZ and Star watermark sideways. The circumstances in which these 'abnormals' were produced are not known, but the three stamps comprise a set which is New Zealand's rarest and which cannot be duplicated, since only one example each is known of both the ½d and the 2d. It was originally put together by Dr Ken McNaught RDP, and has never previously been offered for public sale. The set was...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, second setting with 'Sunlight Soap' advert in green, perf. 12 x 11½, fine used, rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA2e (3), $2,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, third setting with advert in red, perf. 12 x 11½variety advert and watermark both inverted, used with part Invercargill squared circle cancellation; rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA2e (6) (Z), $1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, third setting with adverts in pink, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty; good to fine and hard to assemble. CP DA2j (3) group, $2,880+Note: With regard to this and the following complete reconstructions offered in this sale, it should be noted that they are very largely the work of the late Dr. Ken McNaught RDP and were prepared long before the publication of J.A. Robb. The 1893 Advertisement Stamps (2006), a work which enables greater finesse in making reconstructions. The reconstructions offered here are rem...

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, third setting with adverts in yellow-brown, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty; hard to assemble. CP DA2j (3), $2,880Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, third setting with adverts in red-brown, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty comprising entirely of multiples, generally good to fine and hard to assemble. CP DA2j (3), $2,880Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, third setting with adverts in red-brown, a mint block of nine with margin at left, mixed perforations 10 and 12½, a little gum and perf toning in places though a rare multiple. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA2j (3) (X), $7,650+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1894 (19 Apr.) Registered envelope from Dunedin to Sourabaya, Indonesia bearing 1d. rose, 2d. lilac (2) and 3d. yellow (with the 3d. placed over the 2d. lilac pair) and all tied by 'timaru' c.d.s. cancellations, all with advertisements on reverse, Dunedin, Bluff and Melbourne transit marks and Sourabaya arrival on reverse; unusual destination and franking.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1901 (20 Dec.) embossed 1d. envelope sent Registered to Dunedin and uprated with mixed perfs 10 x 12½ 1d. rose vertical strip of three, with third setting adverts in red-brown on reverse, tied by 'kumara' c.d.s. cancellations; a little soiled in places otherwise fine and unusual on cover. CP DA2j (3) (X), $1,800Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, second setting with adverts in violet, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty comprising entirely of pairs, fine used examples and hard to assemble. CP DA2j (4), $2,880+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, second setting with advertisements in green, a complete used reconstruction of the four panes of sixty affixed to exhibition pages, also a few showing a variety of shades, doubling of the adverts, etc., good to fine and hard to assemble. S.G. 218k group, £7,500+, CP DA2j (5), $16,250+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, perf. 10, a complete used reconstruction of the four panes of sixty with adverts in blue, good to fine; an impressive display, hard to assemble. S.G. 218i, £11,500+; CP Da2j (6), $28,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, second setting with adverts in green, perf. 10, vertical pair with watermark reversed, fine used; the only recorded examples. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA2j (5) (X), unpricedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, third setting with adverts in purple to brown-purple, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty, less one stamp; good to fine and hard to assemble. CP DA2j (7) group, $3,500+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, third setting with adverts in purple-red, late printings; a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty; good to fine and hard to assemble. CP DA2j (7/8) group, $3,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1d. rose, first setting, complete used reconstruction of the four panes of sixty on four exhibition pages; chiefly good to fine and hard to assemble. S.G. 218f/h,; CP DA2j, $4,800Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, third setting with advert in purple-red, perf. 12 x 11½, large part original gum; a rarity mint. CP DA3c (5), $1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, perf. 10, second setting with adverts in brown, a mint block of thirty from the left of the sheet with almost full original gum; fine and a rare multiple. S.G. 219f, £1,650+; CP DA3g (4), $3,300+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, first setting, complete used reconstruction of the four panes of sixty on four exhibition pages; chiefly good to fine and hard to assemble. S.G. 219d-f, CP DA3g, $6,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, second setting with adverts in sepia brown, a complete used reconstruction of the four panes of sixty, fine and hard to assemble. CP DA3g (5), $3,600+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, second setting a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty with adverts in green, good to fine and hard to assemble. S.G. 219h; CP DA3g (6), $9,600+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, third setting with adverts in purple-red, a mint block of eight; large part original gum and a rare multiple. CP DA3g (7), $1,100+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, third setting with adverts in rose, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty; good to fine used and hard to assemble. CP DA3g (7, 8), $2,880+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, third setting with adverts in purple-violet, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty; good to fine used and hard to assemble. CP DA3g (7, 8), $2,880+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, third setting with adverts in yellow-brown, a complete reconstruction of the four panes of sixty, good to fine and hard to assemble. CP DA3g (7, 8), $2,880+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2d. lilac, third setting with advert in rose-purple, compound perf. 12½ x 10; fine and rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020) stating that this is an unlisted variety with advert in rose-purple. CP D3h (W) var., unpricedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2½d. blue, perf. 12 x 11½, variety watermark reversed, fine used, rare with only six examples recorded. CP Da4c (1) var.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2½d. blue, perf. 10, second setting with adverts in red-brown, a mint block of four with part original gum, a scarce multiple. S.G. 220c group, £800+; CP DA4e (1), $2,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2½d. blue, perf. 12 x 11½, a block of four with watermark reversed, large part original gum; a little gum toning on a couple of perforations, nevertheless the only mint block recorded; fine. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA4c (Z), unpricedprovenance:Charles Lathrop Pack Dr. Ken McNaughtSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps2½d. blue, third setting with adverts in purple, mixed perfs. 10 and 12½, used with Wellington c.d.s., rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA4e (1) (X), $1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps Overprinted "O.P.S.O."2½d. blue, overprinted 'o.p.s.o.' in magenta, variety advert on reverse in reddish purple, used by part Wellington c.d.s; fine and rare, listed by Campbell Paterson but not priced with advert. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (1987). CP DP4e var., $3,500+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps Overprinted "O.P.S.O."1894 (28 May) 'On Public Service Only' envelope to Belgium bearing 2½d. blue with green advert overprinted 'o.p.s.o.' in violet, tied by Wellington squared circle cancellation, Auckland and Brussels backstamps; fine and very rare on cover especially with green advert on reverse. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). S.G. O9 Var.; CP DP4e. Var.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps Overprinted "O.P.S.O."1894 (14 Jun.) 'On Public Service Only' envelope (truncated at left) to Buffalo, New York bearing 2½d. blue overprinted 'o.p.s.o' in magenta, tied to envelope by Wellington squared circle; very rare used on cover, especially so with the green advert on the reverse. R.P.S. Certificate (1977). S.G. O9 Var.; CP DP4e. Var.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps Overprinted "O.P.S.O."2½d. blue, third setting advert in reddish purple, overprinted 'o.p.s.o.' in magenta, used in combination with 3d. yellow, 8d. blue and 1/- red brown, tied to large part 'on public service only' envelope sent Registered to New York by Wellington c.d.s. cancellations; a few faults though a very rare rate and franking. CP DP4e var. etc.,provenance:"Midas", December 1989Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps Overprinted "O.P.S.O."1896 (19 Mar.) 'On Public Service Only.' envelope bearing 2½d. blue overprinted 'o.p.s.o.' in magenta, sent from Wellington to Portland, Maine, variety third setting advert on reverse, fine and rare usage. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2019). CP DP4e var., $2,500+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps3d. yellow, second setting with advert in brown to brown-red, perf. 12 x 11½, some perf toning though the only recorded unused example. CP Da5b (1), $2,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps3d. yellow, third setting with adverts in rose pink, a mint block with interpanneau margin; fine and fresh. CP DA5d (3), $1,800+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps3d. yellow, third setting with advert in red, mixed perfs. 10 and 12½, a lightly mounted mint example. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA5d (3) (Z), $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps3d. yellow, third setting with adverts in mauve, mixed perfs 10 and 12½ , a mint block of four; fine and rare, a few fragile perforations. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA5d (4) (Z), $6,000+provenance:Dr. Ken McNaughtSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps3d. yellow, third setting with adverts in mauve, mixed perfs 10 and 12½, a used example with part squared circle cancellation; fine and rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA5d (4) (Z), $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps4d. green, second setting with advert in sepia, perf. 12 x 11½ unused with large part original gum, fine and rare, the only mint example recorded. R.P.S. Certificate (2009). S.G. 199a; CP DA6bSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps4d. green, second setting with advert in sepia, perf. 12 x 11½, variety advert and watermark both inverted, the advert is off-centred and shows part of 'Sunlight Soap' and part 'Flag Brand', very few examples known. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA6b (1) (Z)Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps4d. green, second setting with adverts in sepia, a complete reconstruction of all four panes, good to fine and hard to assemble. CP DA6e, $7,680+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps4d. green, third setting with adverts in brown-purple, mixed perfs 10 and 12½, an unused strip of three with traces of gum, toned at foot and with some surface rubbing, nevertheless a rare multiple. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA6e (2) (Z), $3,000+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps5d. olive-black, third setting with adverts in brown-purple, a mint block of twenty-four from the lower left corner of the sheet, large part original gum, fine and a rare multiple. CP DA7d, $13,900+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps6d. brown, second setting with advert in deep brown, perf. 12 x 11½, used with part squared circle cancellation; rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). S.G. DA8g (1), $2,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps6d. brown, third setting with adverts in purple, perf. 12 x 11½, rejoined pair unused without gum, fine and rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2021). CP DA8g (2), unpricedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps6d. brown, third setting with adverts in brown red, a horizontal mint pair; large part original gum, fine. CP DA8h, $1,800+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps6d. brown, second setting with advert in dark brown, variety mixed perfs. 12½ x 10, used with part c.d.s. cancellation; rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA8j, unpricedSubject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps8d. blue, third setting with adverts in purple, a mint block of sixteen from the lower right corner of the sheet with sheet number '534348', fine with large part original gum, a spectacular multiple. CP DA9c, $7,200+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps8d. blue, third setting with adverts in purple, a mint block of eight with interpanneau margin, fine with large part original gum; a scarce multiple. CP DA9c, $3,200+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1/- red-brown, second setting with advert in black, perf. 12 x 11½, used with Westport c.d.s.; fine and rare with very few examples recorded. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA10c (1), $1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1/- red-brown, third setting with advert in purple, perf. 12 x 11½, large part original gum; fine. CP DA10c (2), $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1/- red-brown, third setting with advert in purple, perf. 12 x 11½, large part original gum; fine. CP DA10c (2), $1,500Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1/- red-brown, second setting with advert in sepia brown, perf. 12 x 11½, variety watermark and advert both inverted, used with part clear c.d.s., fine and very rare. R.P.S.N.Z. Certificate (2020). CP DA10c (Z) (Y), $1,000Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1/- red-brown, third setting with advert in purple-red, perf. 10, a strip of three; large part original gum, fine. CP DA10e, $2,700+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1/- red-brown, second setting with adverts in black, a block of three with large part original gum, lightly mounted on one stamp only; fine and a rare multiple. CP DA10e (2), $2,700+Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.

(x) New ZealandThe Sideface IssuesAdvertisements on Stamps1/- red-brown, second setting with advert in brown and stamp with variety bulbous nose [R.1/1], fine mint, scare and variety unlisted with advert. S.G. 226g var.; CP DA10e var.Subject to 5% tax on Hammer Price in addition to 20% VAT on Buyer’s Premium.
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