PUBLIC STAMP AUCTIONS

 Public Stamp Auction 44

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Commencing at 11.30am
West Plaza Hotel, Wellington

 

Click here to download a PDF of the catalogue.

Click here to access our Live Bidding platform (an extra 3% charge applies to all successful bids placed through the live bidding facility, whether placed before or during the auction).  

 

Welcome to our 44th sale. This bi-annual auction comprises 843 lots with estimates over $1.2M. We are priviledged to feature several significant collections. In particular we include the initial portion of Patrick Brownsey's extensive collections of New Zealand, Pacific and Great Britain.

The auction also features material from over 90 other vendors.

Highlights include:
• Over 200 World collections.
• About 2750 FFQs including SG 1, 1/- Bisect cover (SG 6a), 2d London Print mint, and 1d & 2d Pelures imperf mint.
• Fine GVI, QEII Definitives collections & rare individual items & plate blocks.
• NZ 1906 1d Claret Christchurch Exhibition x 2 - superb MUH and mint.
• A good selection of NZ Pigeon stamps & flimsys
• The unissued 1949 3d Vanguard - one of only 7 known.
• Major NZ missing colour errors.
• Teddy Bear Health error on commercial cover as well as a plate block of 6.
• A very fine 12/6d Queen Victoria Long Type mint.
• NZ 35/- Arms x 2, incl a superb MUH & mint.
• Other rare NZ Revenue stamps including a believed unique 1867 £1.2.6 mint.
• Great Britain key high values incl £5 QV orange, £1 Seahorses x 2, & £1 PUC x 2.

For those seeking quality and value, we have assembled a wide range of lots, providing the opportunity to either enhance an existing collection or start a significant collection.

Overseas bidders please note that the mails are very slow. Please send your bids to us by email, via the website, fax or phone. 
Live online bidding through Auction Mobility is available.

My thanks go to Chris Burtt, David Smitham, Graham Burnett, Alan Jackson and Ken Markham, who have produced another great catalogue for our 44th sale, ably assisted by our office staff of Maree Malin, Jan Macdonald, Kirsten Fulford, Bronwyn Mill, Sallie Bassett and Abel Oveges. We look forward to your participation in this sale and wish you well with your bidding.

 

John Mowbray
Founder Director

 

Auction 44 - Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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227
228
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229
750
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756
757
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759
760
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769
770
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834
841
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843

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 19th February to Friday 15th March, during normal office hours;
at the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington: Tuesday 19th March - 9am till 5.30pm, and Wednesday 20th March prior to the Auction - from 9am.

BIDDING

Bids can be placed live during the auction via our live bidding platform.  
Otherwise by mail, phone, fax or email - such bids should be received in our office no later than 8am NZ time (GMT + 13 hours) Wednesday 20th March (at your risk if not received in time).
Due to mail delays, please send bids by email, phone, fax or via the website.
Phone bidding may be made during the auction by prior arrangement only. Total $1,000 minimum in bids applies.

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 $1 = UK 49p, USA 62c, Euro 57c, 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 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.