Lot 944 New Zealand Mint and Used Collection on Black Stock Pages, 1855-1993, a comprehensive collection of mainly mint issues, it starts with 32 different Chalon Heads, four of which are mint. The 1874-95 issues are a mix of mint and used, but from 1898 to 1993 all of the stamps are mint hinged or never hinged. One of the strengths of the collection is in the back of the book, with complete semi-postals, airmails, and nearly complete postal fiscals, postage dues, life insurance and officials. There are way too many better issues to list here, but what follows is only a small listing: the used include #s 4, 5, 7, 11, 9a, 10a, 15d, 28, 30, 34, 46, 69, AR4, AR7, AR9-12, OY4-6, OY17, etc., while the mint include #s 11d, 27, 29, 49 (NH), 55-56, 58-60, 61-68, 70-83, 86C-98, 107-20, 122-25, 130-39, Auckland Exhibition 130e-37e, 145-49, 165-76, 182-83, 185-98, 203-16 (with most NH), 286-301, 333-52, B1-4, B5-7, B8-144, C1-3 (NH), C4-8, E1-2, J1-11, J16-29, O23-30, O31, O33-37, O38-39, O41-50, O52-53, O55-56, O57, O58-111, OY1-3, OY8-9, OY12, OY18-56, etc. The mint postal fiscals are very strong and two have certificates: AR39 and AR44. Others present are AR1-3, AR5-6, AR8, AR32-39, AR41-44, AR46-61, AR63-65, AR67, AR69-70, AR71-74, AR75-91 (AR90 has a tear), AR93-94, AR95-100, AR102-05, etc. There are also certificates for #s 24 and 82. A great opportunity to acquire such a powerful collection. Scott CV U$50,500.
Lot 675 Canada #237 1938.MAY.10 3c KGVI Coronation Issue Group of four Better Cacheted First Day Covers, all addressed to overseas destinations, with a lovely hand-painted cover Saskatoon to Cape Town, South Africa, a red and gold Crown cachet cover Québec to New Zealand, a Napier (New Zealand) Philatelic Society cover Medicine Hat to New Zealand and an unknown cachet Lunenburg to Bermuda. A very fine group. Retail C$390.
Lot 1874 British Commonwealth Valuable Lot of Retired Dealer Material, with several hundreds of mint and used singles and sets, some in priced 102 cards, some unpriced, some in stock sheets, and we note a good variety of material here, from the classics to about the 1960s, with many items cataloguing in the $20 to $100s or more range. Countries noted include New Zealand, Ceylon, Fiji, India and States, British Antarctic Territory, Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, and more. Also included is a good selection of early GB, with six Penny Blacks, lots of Penny Reds, many QV issues with plate interest, over 100 Seahorses (to the 10sh), high denomination stamps, etc. We have not checked the dealer’s identifications or prices, but do note that the quality is overall nice, with faults on some of the earliest stamps. See our many scans for a sample, better yet inspect in person to better appreciate the high value and variety involved in this lot. Estimate $1,000, sold for C$1,600.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.
Lot 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.
We are very pleased to announce our 32nd public auction. This is another exciting sale for us, as we have been again entrusted to sell a wide variety of interesting and impressive material by many different consignors. We also take pride in announcing that from now on, we will endeavor to include either a scan or a photograph online with each and every lot. We think this is yet another step, along with our exacting descriptions and live internet bidding, in helping our customers from around the world to have easy access to our auctions.