PUBLIC STAMP AUCTION #38

Saturday 13th March 2021

Commencing at 12.30pm
West Plaza Hotel, Wellington 

Click here to download a PDF of the catalogue.

 

[Please note for those attending these auctions, we will be observing all Covid-19 protocols in place at the time.]

 

Welcome to our 38th sale. This bi-annual auction comprises nearly NZ$1.2 million of estimates.  We are honoured to feature stamps from several major collections of outstanding quality, including the estates of Hilton Dickens and Jack Thornton, and NZ Postage Dues ex Jim Shaw, as well as significant consignments from private collectors.

• 250 collections, all world, including about 40 New Zealand & 30 Great Britain.
• A nice range of postal history and stationery.
• NZ SG 1 and approx 2,500 other FFQ's, including many blocks.  One of the biggest offerings ever.
• The withdrawn NZ 1998 $1 Performing Arts on FDC, never seen or offered on the market before now.
• Some good NZ decimal varieties.
• Excellent range of NZ postal fiscals.
• Over 90 lots of Postage Dues
• Strong Great Britain and British Commonwealth.
• Strong selection of China including collections and single sets.  Includes the earliest known useage of Republic of China issued stamp.
• Overall the property of over 100 vendors.

We are certain that there is something for everyone in this sale, with conservative estimates to attract bidding.

To those clients looking to widen their collecting interests or start a new field, there is a wide range of collections which provide a wonderful opportunity to form the start of a significant collection.

The past few months have been challenging, but the market has rebounded strongly.  Overseas bidders please note that the mails are still very slow and unreliable, so please send your bids by email, via the website, fax or phone through to us, if possible.

We urge collectors planning to attend this sale not to leave their viewing until the day of the sale as not too many people can view the same item simultaneously – so come on the Thursday or Friday – or arrange to view prior to Wednesday 10th March at our premises in Otaki!  We are only 15 minutes from Paraparaumu Airport and ten minutes from Waikanae commuter railway station.  We can pick you up from either! (By appointment only).

Like last year’s sale we expect a huge interest with a large number of room bidders. My thanks go to Chris Burtt, David Smitham, Alan Jackson, Ken Markham and Simon Smelt, who have produced another great catalogue for our 38th sale, ably assisted by our office staff of Maree Malin, Jan Macdonald, Kirsten Fulford, Keren Malin, Jane Smelt and Jackie Job.  We look forward to your participation in this sale and wish you well with your bidding.

 

Auction 38 - Saturday, March 13, 2021

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245
246
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251
252
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252
887
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896
897
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908
909
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915
916
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933
934
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1039
1040
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1087
1088
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1110

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

 INSPECTION OF LOTS
At the premises of Mowbray Collectables, Main Highway, Otaki, by appointment: from Monday 15th February to Wednesday 10th March, during normal office hours;

at the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington:
Thursday 10th March - 10am to 5.30pm,
Friday 12th March - 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday 13th March prior to the 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 13th March (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
At time of publishing NZ Dollar equals = UK 54p, USA 674c, Euro 61c, Australia 95c.  Click here for an online currency converter.

PHOTOCOPIES/SCANS OF LOTS
Available on request. We can supply representative images of bulk lots or collections.

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.