Auction 34 - Saturday, 16 March 2019

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187 U Numeral x 9 diff on 1d orange FFQ SG 8. No's 1 (Auckland), 7 (Wellington), 9 (New Plymouth), 10 (Wellington), 11 (Ahuriri), 15 (Nelson), 16 (Port Victoria), 17 (Christchurch) and 18 (Dunedin), variable cond. Stamps cat £6750. $2,500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
188 C 1859 cover to England with horiz strip of 3 2d pale blue FFQ (SG 9) via Suez & Southampton correct rate for an item not exceeding ½ ounce. Dated Auckland MY 07 1859; Halifax receiving pmk AU 09 1859; the route is by the "Columbian" from Sydney (14 May) or Melbourne (19 May) to Suez, connecting with the "Ripon" leaving Alexandria 22 July, arriving Southampton 06 August 1859. $500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
189 U 1860 Top left corner of newspaper "British ..., A Monthly Journal Devoted to the Diffusion of Scriptual ..." No 86 April 2 1860 bearing an imperf (4 margins) 1d dull orange FFQ (SG 8) with barred cancel "18" (Otago) on face, barely tied. Stamp with light diagonal crease. Also bears a despatch cds "Otago JY 23 1860" & a handwritten destination "Ottepopo" (sic). $1,500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
190 C 1862 cover Lyttelton to Holywell "via Marseilles" with 1/- deep green imperf (3 margins, LH selvedge, 4th damaged), Pelure paper, barely tied by a "16" obliterator (Lyttelton). Holywell cds (FE 12 63) on front & Lyttelton (DE 13 1862) on reverse. Cover travelled on "Northam" to Suez, then by "Vectis" to London. Cover aged. $1,000.00 Spin UpSpin Down
191 C 1862 Colombo wreck cover, Auckland to GB "via Marseille" bearing a single 1d (red, oxidised to brown) rouletted 7 on 3 sides (SG 47). Other stamps missing. Saved from the wreck of the Colombo cachet on reverse along with an Auckland "SP 1862" cds. Cover 'worn' as expected. $1,000.00 Spin UpSpin Down
192 C 1863 Waitahuna, NZ to Edinburgh cover with 1d, 2d, 6d black-brown, p13 FU (SG68, 70, 75) unbox "DEFICIENT POSTAGE FINE", "MORE TO PAY" circular cachet. Pmk "O16" cancellations of Waitahuna. "Goldfield A Otago" b/s, Dunedin Otago AU 15 63 transit, '4 Y Edinburgh OC 15 63' arrival b/s. Ex Benvie. $5,000.00 Spin UpSpin Down
193 C 1864 Auckland, NZ to Sydney, Australia, NZ Maori Wars era, 6d red-brown imperf (SG 43). (Correct 6d rate for officer) with indistinct 'Queens Redoubt' pmk, unframed Auckland JY 13 1864 b/s, double circled New Zealand JY 13 1864 d/s. "SHIP LETTER SYDNEY AU 1 1864" arrival b/s. Sender was quartermaster Robert Laver of the 12th Regiment of Foot (East Suffolk). $1,500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
194 C 1865 cover Wanganui to Galway, Ireland with 1/- imperf (3 margins, 4th just touching) & 6d p12½, the 1/- tied by light barred cancel. "Registered 402" in red has been written vertically on the front & cover has been rated "2" in red. Wanganui, Wellington (AU 5 1865) & Galway (OC 23 65) cds on the much torn reverse. Cover has horiz fold. Ex "Emerald", Benvie. $2,500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
195 C 1865 cover Auckland to Middlesex with 2 x 6d red-brown (imperf, both 3 margins) tied by barred "1" duplex Auckland cancel (AP 24 65). Red London receiving h/s dated JY 1 65. Travelled on "Bombay" to Aden, then on the "Candida" to Southampton. $1,500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
196 C 1865 Auckland to Hull, England cover with 2d blue x 2, 6d brown pmk "1" of Auckland & red "LONDON PAID". B/s "Auckland JA ?? 65, Hull MR 15 65". $750.00 Spin UpSpin Down
197 C 1867 worn cover to Campbelltown with 3 x 1d carmine-vermilion (SG 110). Indistinct number cancel, redirected to Nelson. "PORT CHALMERS NO 18 67", "WELLINGTON NO 22 67", "N. PLYMOUTH 10 26 1867", NELSON DE 5 1867" b/s. Ex Jury. $500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
198 C 1870 Thames to Auckland with 2d blue (SG 115). Pmk "H NZ THAMES JY 15 70 A3" duplex cancel. "AUCKLAND JY 16" and Onehunga JY 16 b/s. Earliest example of duplex d/s to be used outside of a provincial post office. $500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
199 C 1872 Mourning cover to NSW with 1d brown & 2d orange (both p12½). Auckland JY 23 72 duplex cancel, b/s Sydney AU 13 72. $250.00 Spin UpSpin Down
200 C 1872 Dunedin to Nelson cover with 2 x 2d orange, FU. Dunedin SE 20 72 duplex pmk. B/s Nelson SE 29 72. $250.00 Spin UpSpin Down
201 C 1872 envelope from Ohinitahi with 2d orange FFQ tied by local obliterator, b/s Ohinitahi unframed SE 7 cds, Lyttelton SE 9 72 & Wellington SE 10 72 cdss. Endorsed T Potts 7 SEP 1872. Now the latest recorded use of the Ohinitahi cds. Note: Mr Stafford became NZ Premier for the third time on 10 Sept 1872. $500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
202 C 1873 8d Post rate (valid 5 days) cover Timaru to Malvern with 2d orange, 6d blue pmk "5" of Timaru. Adhesive faults. B/s Christchurch 28/5/73, Malvern 13/8/73. This is the only recorded cover at this rate (Benvie NZ Stamp Collector June 2004). Also copies of Post Office rate notice & correction 5 days rated. Ex Benvie. $7,500.00 Spin UpSpin Down
203 C Two PAID ALL covers to North America, 1/- 1873 Greymouth to Canada West via Nelson, Adare & Lucan (Ontario) with appropriate b/s, NZ stamp(s) removed by the Post Office, the PAID ALL marking in red crossed through & US stamps applied over it. 1878 to Boston franked FSF 6d with good New Plymouth cds MY 25 & weak boxed "PAID ALL" (2 covers). $300.00 Spin UpSpin Down
204 C c1890 ½d Newspaper stamped covers (11): Noted solo use on 1893 commercial cover to USA & 1892 solo use on 1892 cover to England. Also incls 1894 ½d postal stationery newspaper wrapper "Unclaimed" in red m/s. (12 items). Variable cond. $240.00 Spin UpSpin Down
205 C Southern North Island 1897-1907 registered covers (11) with range of boxed regn cachets in purple or red for Dannevirke, Eltham (only recorded), Featherston (earliest recorded), Greytown North, Levin (the earlier of the 2 recorded), Mangaweka (latest date), Martinborough, Marton (in red - previously unrecorded), Patea, Petone, Wellington South. All but one Tatts cover to Tasmania with spike holes. $600.00 Spin UpSpin Down
206 C 1935 Royal Train Visit of HRH Duke of Gloucester. 1d Admiral on cover canc Royal Train New Zealand 14 JA 35 7 AM & addressed to Napier 14 Jan said to be last day of HRH's visit to NZ. Adhesive remnants on front edges. Also article from "Stamp News" on similar item. $750.00 Spin UpSpin Down