Lot 862, New Zealand 1899 MAROTIRI/Pigeongram overprint, sold for C$1,872

Lot 862, New Zealand MAROTIRI/Pigeongram overprint, sold for C$1,872Lot 862 New Zealand #VP-5 1899 Rare Special Post Stamp Overprinted in Blue “MAROTIRI / Pigeongram”, of which only 240 were printed. Mint hinged with sheet margin at right, signed by Aimé Brun (Paris) and purchased from Stanley Gibbons in 1973. ACS VP-5 (c.v. NZ$7,500) Estimate $1,000 sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.