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From the August 2013 CP Newsletter Volume 65, Number 1.
EXQUISITE CLASSICS 
This time introducing the outstanding “Balmain” Collection. Assembled and supplied by us between thirty and thirty-five years ago. This small but outstanding gem of a collection has now been acquired and is ready to be broken up. The Chalon Heads that follow are among the finest which we have ever handled, both for colours in their various categories and general condition. Opportunities such as these are exceptional. 

1855 Richardson Print on Blue Paper

1(a)

A1c(1) (SG4) 1d A truly magnificent example in very bright colour. 

This stamp will stand out among any Chalons. This is unusual for the 

blue paper printing of the 1d as many lack definition and brightness of 

colour. This is a definitive example, three margins if close at the bottom 

right. Close and slightly touching at left. (Cat $7,000) marking right well-

defined and slightly over the face.

 

 

 

 

 


$3000

1858 Richardson Prints on White Paper

2(a)

A6c(1) (SG16) 1/- Dull Emerald-green.  Another quite exceptional

colour in this case – a four marginal example (if close) with marking very

light and central. Certainly one of the best looking examples available

and otherwise completely intact. (Cat $3,500)

 

 

 

$3250

  (b)

A6c(2) (SG17) 1/- Blue-green.  This four marginal example has the

marking slightly touching the face but light and well-defined. Glorious

deep example of the colour and difficult to match. The stamp has a

hinge-thin and tear at lower left side. (Cat $3,500)

 

 

 

$700

1862 Davies Printings Imperforate on Paper Watermark Large Star.

3(a)

A1e(2) (SG33) 1d Orange-vermilion.  Lovely four marginal, very wide

top margin including half of the value tablet of the unit above. A thin

spot within two left hand points of the Star watermark. Otherwise thin

paper and marking well off the face (Cat $750)

 

 

 

$100

  (b)

A1e(4) (SG35) 1d Carmine-vermilion.  Magnificent four marginal with marking well off the face and otherwise impeccable condition. Big

margins at top and bottom, slightly narrower at lower left. A very clear

print.

 

 

 

$750

  (c)

A2d(9) (SG38) 2d Blue with early plate wear. Very, very clear print 

and gorgeous strong bright colour. Light crisp marking leaves the face 

clear, four good margins.

 

 

$250

  (d)

A3a(2) (SG40) 3d Deep Brown-lilac.  Crisp light marking off the face

 to the left and four generous margins. A wonderful print and a key

 example.

 


$750

  (e)

A5b(2) (SG41) 6d Grey-black.  Four close margins and marking off the

Face. A fine example (Cat $450)

 

$350

  (f)

A5b(5) (SG43) 6d Red-brown. Four good margins and slight marking

slightly over the face. A very clear print – fine example.

 

$400

  (g)

A5b(5) (SG43) 6d Red-brown. A similar example with markings very

light and off the face, four margins close at bottom side left. Very fine.

 

$400

  (h)

A6d(1) (SG44) 1/- Bluish-green.  Two marginal example in mint

condition with gum. Wonderful example of the shade and worthy of any exhibition collection. This is a great rarity in mint condition and the 

colour is quite unmistakable. (Cat $5,000).

 

 

 

$1500

 (i)

A6c(2) (SG44) 1/- Emerald-green. One of the classic shades of the

issue, the emerald-green is identified as much  by the texture of the

ink as by the shade which is brilliant. Heavy obliterator marking lower

right but mainly off the face. Three marginal with cut close at upper left.

(Cat $1500)

 

 

 

 

$695

 3(j)

A6d(6) (SG45) 1/- Olive-green.  One of the finest stamps in the listing

and one of such exquisite beauty that we are hard-pressed to give it up.

Beautiful deep colour, beautiful clear print quite unmatchable

 

 

$1500

1864 Printed by Davies on NZ Watermarked Paper

4(a)

A1j (SG97) 1d Carmine-vermilion.  Another exquisite stamp, four big

margins clear face and neat obliterator mark to the left of the head.

One of the better in existence.

 

 

$950

  (b)

A6h(2) (SG100) 1/- Yellow-green.  Four marginal example with close 

at right. Marking slightly over the head but typical and another lovely 

colour for this item. (Cat $1,000)

 


$750

1865 Printed by Davies Perforated 12½ with Star Watermark

5(a)

A4a(2) (SG119) 4d Deep Rose.  Certainly one of the finest if not the

finest example extant. Centring is perfect and marking is light and to 

the right of the bodice, lower right corner. Almost unbelievable.

 

 

$1125

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KING GEORGE V

A remarkably complete line-up of George V plate blocks and positional blocks. “Ex-Balmain”.  

Pricing of this lot is favourable and specialists with gaps in their collections should take note.

 N.B. We can only maintain the following prices for orders received in the month of this Newsletter.

 20(a)

K1a 1½d Grey p.12 x 13½  Plate 14 in UHM block (Cat $800)

$400

     (b)

K1d 1½d Grey p. 14 x 13¼  “Pictorial” paper Plate 14 in perfect

block of four with complete number.

 

$1500

 21(a)

K2a 2d Violet p. 14 x 13¼   Plate 16

$600

 22(a)

K2d 2d Yellow p.14 x 13¼  Plate 15

$600

 23(a)

K3a 2½d Deep Blue p. 14 x 13¼  Plate 17 in Deep Blue 

(Cat $900)


$500

 24(a)

K4a 3d Chocolate p. 14 x 13¼ Chocolate-brown (Cat $1,500)

$1350

 25(a)

K5a 4d Yellow p. 14 x 13¼  Plate 20 (Cat $675)

$575

     (b)

Or K5a  Plate 20 ditto magnificent  top left selvedge horizontal

block of twelve (6 x 2) including the major re-entry R1/6. Very

unusual indeed in this form.

 

 

$975

     (c)

K5d 4d Violet p. 14 x 13¼  Plate 20 in Dull Violet (plate wear)

(Cat $850)

 

$700

 26(a)

K6a 4½d Deep Green p.14 x 13¼  Plate 21 (Cat $1,150)

$750

 27(a)

K7a 5d Blue p. 14 x 13¼  Plate 43 (Ultramarine) (Cat $1,500)

$1100

     (b)

Or K7a  Plate 43 (Steel Blue)

$2000

 28(a)

K8a 6d Carmine p. 14 x 13¼ Plate 22 in Carmine-pink 

(Cat $1,250)


$1050

     (b)

Or K8a  ditto in Carmine-lake, magnificent single Plate 37

(slight pulled perf)

 

$250

     (c)

Or K8a  fine copy with slight gum disturbance Plate 37

$725

 29(a)

K9a 7½d Deep Red-Brown  Plate 24 (Cat $1,000)

$550

 30(a)

K10a 8d Indigo-Blue Plate 39 (Cat $1,600)

$775

 31(a)

K11a 9d Sage-Green p.12 x 13¼ Sage-green Plate 25

(Cat $1,500)

$1475

 32(a)

K12b 1/- Vermilion p.14 x 14¼  in Orange-vermilion Plate 41

(Cat $1.100)

 

$950

 33(a)

K20a 2/- Admiral p.14 Jones Paper  Superb bottom right corner

Serial No. block (M699758), perfect UHM

 

POR

     (b)

K21a 3/- Mauve p. 14 Another superb UHM bottom right corner

selvedge Serial No. block (M704062) 

 

POR

King George V Other Varieties

 34(a)

K5h 4d Deep Purple p. 14 x 13¼  Plate 44 Superb bottom right

corner selvedge block of six showing the major re-entry at R10/12

(widespread doubling) mainly lower line of upper value tablet and

side of head/side of neck. Extra lines in by outline of nose.

Magnificent and rare piece in this perforation.

 

 

 

 

POR

     (b)

K7a(Y) 5d Blue  Pair imperforate in Steel Blue, horizontal crease

(Cat $1,000)

 

$175

     (c)

K8a(8) 6d Carmine p. 13 x 13¼  Carmine-lake shade (hinge and

small gum disturbances) (Cat $3,000)

 

$300

   

 1935 PICTORIALS - Part 5

Continuing the "Syracuse" and "Ilkley" Collections.
 9d Maori Panel

 63(a)

L11a 1935 single watermark  Top right corner selvedge, well-

centred block of four UHM (Cat $480)  UHM

 

$375

     (b)

L11a an identically well-centred block from the lower left corner

selvedge UHM (Cat $480)  UHM

 

$375

     (c)

L11a  ditto block of four lower left corner 2UH/2LH

$290

     (d)

L11b 1936 multiple sideways  Top left corner selvedge block of

four, one black bar left and top (Cat $680) UHM

 

$495

     (e)

L11b Top selvedge block of four with part arrow marking, one black

bar (Cat $680) UHM

 

$495

     (f)

L11b  Lower selvedge block of four, one black bar 2UH/2LH

$300

     (g)

L11b  Top left corner selvedge single, black bar left and top UHM

$100

     (h)

L11b  Lower selvedge single, one black bar UHM

$100

     (i)

L11b  Pair, nice used

$15

      (j)

L11b  ditto pair top selvedge part arrow marking, one black bar. 

Nice item  Used

 

$40

     (k)

L11c 1938 multiple upright  Left selvedge block of four UHM some

gum adhesions (Cat $500)

 

$350

     (l)

L11c(4)  Block of four 2UH/2LH

$280

    (m)

L11c Selvedge single LHM

$50

     (n)

L11c Top selvedge part arrow pair MNG

$25

     (o)

L11c(Z) inverted watermark  Left selvedge block of four, superb

block fine UHM (Cat $1,680)

 

$1500

     (p)

L11c(Z) inverted watermark  Top selvedge single UHM

$400

     (q)

L11c(Z) inverted watermark  Part arrow top selvedge single LHM

$200

     (r)

L11c Pair   Used

$15

     (s)

L11c  Right selvedge strip of four, nice piece with Auckland 

machine cancel, Nov 4 1939, used.

 

$45

      (t)

LO11c 1938 9d Official Special prices throughout on this stamp

UHM (Cat $500)

 

$345

     (u)

LO11c   ditto LHM (Cat $200)

$135

     (v)

LO11c Top selvedge single with part arrow marking UHM

$370

63(w)

LO11c Right selvedge pair UHM (Cat $1,000)

$700

     (x)

LO11c Block of four 2UH/2LH (Cat $1,400)

$990

     (y)

LO11c Right selvedge pair LHM with some perf toning

$195

    (z)

LO11c Bottom selvedge block of four, two grey bars (Cat $2,500) 

UH

$1275

 64(a)

LO11c Single FU (Cat $80)

$45

 64(b)

LO11c   ditto strip of four, slightly heavier Hamilton CDS postmarks

but still an excellent strip  U (Cat $320)

 

$220

     (c)

LO11c  Single   CU

$30

     (d)

L11d 1941 9d Reduced single watermark  (Cat $300) UHM

$250

     (e)

L11d  ditto LHM (Cat $150)

$125

     (f)

L11d(Z)  single stamp with bottom selvedge UHM (Cat $325)

$275

     (g)

L11d(Z)  ditto with top selvedge with bar (Cat $325) UHM

$275

     (h)

L11d(Z)  ditto top selvedge part arrow pair with black bar (Cat $650)

UHM

 

$500

      (i)

L11d(Z)ditto top selvedge part arrow block of four with bars 

3UH/1LH

$875

      (j)

L11d(Z) ditto top left corner selvedge block of four, top selvedge

with bars, lovely block in fine condition UHM (Cat $1,300)

 

$1100

Note:    All the L11d(Z) items offered above show well the single watermark

           in the selvedge, often difficult to see in the stamp itself.

     (k)

L11d Single U (Cat $75)

$55

     (l)

L11d Pair U nice dated postmark (Cat $150)

$125

    (m)

L11e 1941 9d Reduced multiple wmk Top selvedge single UHM

$15

     (n)

L11e Top selvedge complete arrow pair, one unit pulled corner perf

UHM

 

$25

     (o)

L11e Lower selvedge pair, one bar LHM

$15

     (p)

L11e  Block of four UHM (Cat $80)

$50

     (q)

L11e  Block of six UHM (Cat $120)

$70

     (r)

L11e  Bottom selvedge block of four, one black bar UHM (Cat $120)

                                                                           Special Price

 

$75

     (s)

L11e  Bottom left corner selvedge block of four, one black bar UHM

$100

     (t)

L11e  Bottom selvedge block, two black bars UHM

$120

     (u)

L11e  Top selvedge part arrow block of four UHM

$65

     (v)

L11e  Top left corner strip of four with part arrow UHM

$70

    (w)

L11e  Single   U

$4

     (x)

L11e  Pair   U

$10

 65(a)

LO11e 1943 9d Reduced Official  Block of four UHM (Cat $640)

$460

     (b)

LO11e  Top selvedge part arrow single  UHM

$100

     (c)

LO11e  Top selvedge part arrow single  LHM

$55

     (d)

LO11e  Bottom selvedge single, two black bars UHM

$200

     (e)

LO11e Single U (Cat $55)

$40

Covers

 66(a)

1937 Empire Air Route cover at 1/6d rate. Auckland to England

26 Feb 1937, franked by a pair of the 9d Maori Panel p.14 x 15,

endorsed Australia- Singapore-London.

 

 

$35

     (b)

1941 Airmail cover.  Hokitika to Natal, South Africa 13 Feb 1941,

franked by pair 9d Maori Panel.

.

$135

     (c)

1941 Airmail cover. Auckland to London 25 Sept 1941, franked by

5/- Arms and 9d Maori Panel, smaller design.

 

$70

     (d)

1945 Airmail cover of the Empire Air Route Horseshoe

substantially restored early 1945 at the NZ to UK rate of 1/6d. Napier

to London 10 Feb 1945, franked by pair of 9d Maori Panel.

 

 

$45

     (e)

1937 (14 April) Official Opening Dunedin New Chief Post Office

souvenir cover, Dunedin local item. These covers bearing various 1d

stamps are exceedingly common. This cover however is Registered

Dunedin R1272 and franked at 1/6d rate with pair L11b 9d Maori

Panel, multiple sideways watermark. This is the first registered cover

of this type we have seen. Rather nice.

 

 

 

 

 

$45


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THE ROBIN GWYNN FIRST SIDEFACES

 

 

Several unsold lots at spectacularly reduced prices

 




500(a)





501(b)

Perforated 12½  Covers 

 C1a 1d Lilac p.12½ in dull shade combination cover. 1874 (March 11) Christchurch to Napier, franked in combination with 1d Brown p. 12½ Chalon Head with advanced plate wear. One of three covers known to exist. Two strikes of the Christchurch “C” duplex cancellation – moderate strikes. Important.  Classic cover.

 

 

 

 

 

$3500

1874 (Arr. Jan 19) Waimea to Hokitika. Third  earliest cover recorded. Slightly worn and faded cover with strip of four C1a 1d Lilac and single C5a 6d Blue.  All stamps cancelled with large “W” local obliterator. Another highly important cover.

 

 

 

$1400

512(u)

Or C1a Franking copy of the Poverty Bay Herald, for December 22nd 1876. Postmarked Hastings 2 JA 1877. Addr. France with French mail boat cancel. Most unusual rate, routing and destination

 

 

$1795

513(t)

Or 1877 (MR 15) Edinburgh to Napier. Fine cover with GB 8d orange (Cat £550) Readdressed in Wellington, with copy of C2a. Via Brindisi

 

$800

515(k)

1879 (1 JY) Christchurch to England. Pair 4d p.12½ franks 8d rate UK via Brindisi (rate valid from 3 Oct 1876)  b/s Ludlow, Aug 27 1879, cover pinhole.

 

$750

  517(i)

1877 (JAN) Raglan to France. 1/- p.12½ and 6d deeply blued p.12½ Pay Double 9d rate to France via San Francisco (in force to early 1877). Raglan obliterator (59 in bars). B/S Auckland 18 JAN, Paris à Caen TPO 27 Mar 1877, red M/S 3 denotes cross-Channel charge. London paid, mark in transit.  Interesting rate and route/markings, slightly worn but fine condition.

 

 

 

 

$900

 

 

 

 

Perforated 10 x 12½ and Mixed

 

      536(f)

C6b 1/- p.10 x 12½  Magnificent block of 12, commercially used at Christchurch – believed to be the largest known multiple of this  value. Six stamps fine used, the balance of the block fairly prominently postmarked

but the whole a most impressive commercially used example. Minor

crinkling on back, but generally in very fine condition. Very important piece.

 

 

 

 

$3800

     537(p)

Or C6b(W)  Fine used example centred left and high, watermark inverted,

very rare thus (RPSNZ Certificate)

 

$900

     540(a)

C1b(V) 1d Lilac mixed perforations 10 and 12½ (reperforated)

12½ horizontally at top. Fully dated copy Christchurch MR 26 74 on Bleuté paper. The only recorded example of this very great rarity (unpriced in CP) RPSNZ Certificate 1988.

 

 

 

$1150

     540(c)

C4b(Y) 4d Indian Red Mixed perfs 10 and 12½.  Originally p.12½

x12½ x 10 12½, extra row of p.12½ replaces out of place and incomplete

row of p.10 in value tablet, heavy duplex marking at Christchurch RPSNZ Certificate, one of two recorded.

 

 

 

$700

     540(d)

C5b(Y) 6d Blue p.10 x 12½ mixed perforations. example in fine CU condition, mixed perfs 10 and 12½ at top. RPSNZ Certificate 1988.

 

$980

     541(b)

C1a(U)  1d Vertical pair totally imperforate, good commercially used.

Christchurch CDS franks slightly cut into at top and right.

$2000

 

 542(a)  

Cover 1876 (27 MR)  Hampton to Wellington  2d imperforate (C2a)  tied to

slightly soiled cover, in good condition (flap incomplete).  Certifiably

genuine, tear at top.   

 

 

 

$980

 

                                                                           To be continued…

 


 






HAWID MOUNTS

Offering quality protection for your stamps we have a range of sizes in both Black and Clear. Hawid strips are 210mm (8¼”) long. All mm sizes in the list refer to the size of the stamp. The mount is 4mm larger, giving a frame of 2mm each side.

 

Cut to size – packets of 50

 

Black

 

Clear

 

 

Black

 

Clear

21 x 24mm

    -

$3.70

35 x 37mm

$4.80

    -

24 x 41mm

$4.20

$3.70

37 x 35mm

$4.80

    -

30 x 35mm

$4.50

$3.70

41 x 24mm

$4.20

$3.70

30 x 41mm

$4.20

$3.70

41 x 30mm

$4.20

$3.70

35 x 35mm

$4.80

    -

44 x 27mm

$4.20

$3.70

Strips 210mm – packets of 25

 

 

 

 

 

21mm

$10.50

$8.50

36mm

$18.60

$20.00

24mm

$14.80

$15.80

39mm

$12.50

-

26mm

-

$14.80

41mm

$17.40

-

27.5mm

-

$15.90

44mm

$18.60

-

29mm

$14.80

$15.90

48mm

$17.40

$20.20

31mm

$14.80

-

55mm

$17.40

$16.80

33mm

$14.80

$14.80

 

 

 

Strips/Blocks – packets of 10

 

 

 

 

 

66mm

-

$8.50

130 x 85mm

$13.80

$14.80

70mm

-

$8.50

148 x 105mm

$15.80

$14.80

76mm

$14.80

$13.80

160 x 120mm

$14.80

$14.80

86mm

$13.80

    -

210 x 170mm (5)

$13.80

-

122 x 90mm (5)

$6.00

    -

297 x 210mm (5)

$23.30

$23.30

 

Note: All Hawid prices include GST. Post & packing extra.




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