Public Stamp Auction 33

Saturday 22nd September 2018


Commencing at 12 noon
West Plaza Hotel, Wakefield Street, Wellington, New Zealand


Welcome to our 33rd sale. This bi-annual auction should prove to be amongst the best that we have held as similar to last year’s sale, it comprises over NZ$1.6 million of estimates. We are honoured to feature stamps from several major collections of outstanding quality:

. 1906 1d Claret Christchurch Exhibition mint x 2, MUH x 1.

. 1906 1d Claret Christchurch Exhibition finest used on cover.

. The most extensive offering of Great Britain 1d Blacks, including mint and many entires.

. Full Face Queens from 3 collections including Lindsay Chitty’s Gold Medal collection

. Over 250 collections.

. Good postal history including FFQs, WWI and WWII.

. Amazing China 1970s complete sheets.

. Overall the property of 170 vendors.

We are certain that there is something for everyone in this sale.

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 Friday - or arrange to view prior to Wednesday 9th September at our premises in Otaki! We are only 20 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, Maree Malin, Ken Markham and Simon Smelt, who have produced another great catalogue for our 33rd sale, ably assisted by our office staff of Jan Macdonald, Kirsten Fulford, Keren Malin, Paul Stark and Jane Smelt. We look forward to your participation in this sale and wish you well with your bidding.

John Mowbray
Managing Director

Auction 33 - Saturday, 22 September 2018

For any enquiries regarding lot descriptions etc, contact our office +64 6 364 8270 or email

At the premises of Mowbray Collectables, Main Highway, Otaki, by appointment;
At the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington: Friday 21 September - 10am to 5.30pm;
And Saturday 22 September prior to Auction - from 9am.

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 + 12) Saturday 22 September (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 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).

NZ Dollar equals UK 51p, USA 66c, Australia 91c, Euro 58c.  Click here for an online currency converter.

Most lots are illustrated online and available on request for single items or sets (within reason).  We regret we cannot guarantee to supply copies of bulk lots.  

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.