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THE JIM SHAW COLLECTION - PART 1

Saturday 14th October 2017

 
Commencing at 10.30pm

West Plaza Hotel, Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand

James Shaw (Jim) was born in New Zealand and quickly became aware of the public interest in the depth and diversity of New Zealand stamp issues. A close friendship with Arthur Dexter developed in 1966 just prior to the decimal currency era of 1967. His mentoring skills stirred Jim’s interest in developing current issue collections whilst at Auckland University, where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
 
Jim built his collections particularly the 4d chalky 1960 series, at a time when most postage rates included the low 3d and 2½c stamps. His one-frame study replate of the 4d continues to build today. Whilst in Britain, Jim put together his Machin Heads decimal booklets exhibit that won a vermeil medal in London 2000. Back in Melbourne, Australia, Jim developed a comprehensive 5 frame collection of NZ Chalon Issues that was awarded a large vermeil medal, which included the rare ‘2d Underlap’ offset. Jim’s New Zealand Wages Tax exhibit has been awarded a national large vermeil medal, with research work still under way and his articles appear in the New Zealand Stamp Collector.

His Postage Dues exhibit, including underpaid mail usage, was awarded a large vermeil medal at London 2000. Gradual progression to an international gold medal was via the World Stamp Show NY 2016 with a large vermeil and later at the FIAP 2016 in Bangkok with a gold medal.

Mowbray Collectables is delighted to offer Jim’s Postage Due exhibit in this special public stamp auction along with Jim’s national 1 frame gold medal exhibit of New Zealand’s 1878 1d Stamp Duty issues.

The latter, opens this sale and comprises 27 lots. Jim’s gold medal winning Postage Dues exhibit then follows and is broken down into the 1899, 1902 and 1939 series. There are some remarkable items on offer and this opportunity to acquire wonderful pieces such as the ½d vertical block of 8 imperf between, featured on the front cover of this catalogue, is unlikely to be repeated any time soon.

Part 2 of the Jim Shaw collection will be offered for sale on 17 March 2018 and will include amongst other items Jim’s 1965 4d chalky stamps, New Zealand early health stamps/FDCs, Boer War and ½d newspaper exhibits. Catalogues for this sale will be available early next year. In the meantime, concentrate on the fabulous offerings in this sale, commencing at 10.30 am Saturday 14 October 2017, at the West Plaza Hotel, in central Wellington, New Zealand.

Collectors may also view all lots on Friday 13 October at the auction venue, as well as by prior arrangement at our Otaki premises. My thanks go to David Smitham who has produced another great catalogue for this sale. We look forward to your participation in this sale and wish you well with your bidding.

John Mowbray
Managing Director


Auction 28 - Saturday, 14 October 2017

2001
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2027
2028
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2131
2132
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2241
2242
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2279
 

FURTHER INFORMATION ON LOTS
For any enquiries regarding lot descriptions etc, contact our office +64 6 364 8270 or email auctions@mowbrays.co.nz

INSPECTION OF LOTS
At the premises of Mowbray Collectables, Main Highway, Otaki, by appointment;
At the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington: Friday 13th October - 10am to 5.30pm;
And Saturday 14th October prior to Auction from 9am.

BIDDING
For those not attending the auction, bids can be placed by mail, phone, fax or  e-mail.  Such bids should be received in our office no later than 8am NZ time (GMT + 13) Saturday 14th October (at your risk if not received by auctioneer in time). Telephone bidding may be made during the course of the auction by prior arrangement.

BUYERS PREMIUM
Buyers Premium of 17% (plus GST on buyers premium for NZ buyers) will be added to the hammer price of each lot.
(All buyers please note: no GST will be added to the hammer price of lots).

ALL ESTIMATES ARE IN NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS
NZ Dollar equals (approx) UK 56p, USA 74c, Australia 92c, Canada 89c, Euro 61c, Japan ¥80, Hong Kong $5.75, Singapore 99c.  Click here for an online currency converter.

PHOTOCOPIES/SCANS OF LOTS
Available on request for single items or sets (within reason).  We regret we cannot guarantee to supply copies of bulk lots.  Many single items/sets are illustrated online.

WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS
NOTE: credit card payments will incur at surcharge of 2% for Visa/Mastercard, and 3% for American Express/Diners.

BIDS UNDER 70% OF ESTIMATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED as this is the reserve on all lots. No vendor bids shall be accepted.