Today we have Commonwealth, Worldwide, Postal History and Literature. There has been much interest in the GB Leech New Zealand Collection and we are hoping to see some live bidding from New Zealand. The time difference between Ottawa and New Zealand is 18 hours, so our sale beginning at 1:00pm here will be at 7am Thursday in New Zealand. Australians will have to get up two hours earlier in time for 5am! You can check the current Ottawa time up to the minute at The World Clock.
Dr. G. B. Leech was a longtime collector with a special interest in the challenging area of New Zealand, a place he visited often. Geoff held that a stamp was most “collectable” that had done its duty in delivering mail. Then it would belong in the collection if it had no faults, reasonable centering, original colour and either a light cancel or a postmark of interest. It would also belong if it had an interesting characteristic such as a different paper or mesh, or perforation, or watermark, or position on a printing plate, or plate variety or flaw, or an unusual postmark.
We offer Geoff’s used New Zealand Collection as Lots 745-840, as well as many items from his other collecting interests including Canada, and specialized literature.
Lot 754 New Zealand #10 Used 1861 1sh blue green Chalon on soft wove paper, with horizontal mesh, four well clear to full margins and face-free cancel. A lovely stamp with clear 1967 RPS London certificate. Very fine. Scott CV$1,950