STAMP AUCTION #40

Saturday 19th March 2022

Commencing at 11.30pm
West Plaza Hotel, Wellington

  

Click here to download a PDF of the catalogue.

Bid live during the auction - click here for details

 

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

 

Welcome to our 40th sale. This bi-annual auction comprises nearly NZ$800,000 of estimates.  We are honoured to feature stamps from several major collections of outstanding quality, including the collections of Tony Stern and the late Ray Staal as well as the wonderful collection of a private collector, and 90 other vendors.

• 140 collections.
• Extensive NZ postal history.
• Quality Full Face Queens including 3 x SG 1 used, and SG 2 mint.
• NZ modern errors.
• 1905 2d chestnut Life Insurance MUH, 4 x mint and 30 x used
• 1931 Arms including 35/-.
• Excellent range of flight covers.
• Strong Great Britain.

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 market remains strong after a good recovery from the Covid lockdown.  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.

This year we are introducing live online bidding through Auction Mobility (click here for details).  We have used this system successfully with our coin auctions and are pleased to now offer this facility to our world wide clientele.

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 16th 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, Graham Burnett,  Alan Jackson, Ken Markham and Simon Smelt, who have produced another great catalogue for our 40th 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 40 - Saturday, March 19, 2022

139
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147
148
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153
154
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156
655
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660
661
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666
667
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674
675
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735
765
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769

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 about Monday 21st February to Tuesday 15th March during normal office hours;
at the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington: Thursday 17th March - 10am to 5.30pm, Friday 18th March - 9am to 5.30pm, and Saturday 19th March  prior to the Auction - from 9am.

BIDDING
Bids can be placed live during the auction via our live bidding platform (see page 3).  
Otherwise by mail, phone, fax or email - such bids should be received in our office no later than 8am NZ time (GMT + 13 hours) Saturday 19th March (at your risk if not received in time).  Due to mail delays, please post early (or send by email, phone, fax or via the website). Telephone bidding may be made during the auction by prior arrangement only.

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 50p, USA 68c, Euro 59c, 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.

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