New Zealand 1d Claret leads important stamp sale

paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 12:03:19

.

New Zealand 1d Claret leads important stamp sale

Ashford Stamps Limited is holding a postal auction of Commonwealth rarities

A New Zealand auction house is offering a stunning 2161 lots of rare stamps and covers. Some of the highlights include:

A 1905 unused single, chestnut mint Life Insurance 2d. The well-centred tiny stamp is here offered with a guide price of NZ$4,000 (US$2,800).

An unused Pelure paper 1d Orange-vermilion imperforate from 1862, without a watermark and with a top margin repair. The very rare piece, which in perfect condition would be worth NZ$22,500 according to the Campbell Paterson catalogue, is listed here again at NZ$4,000.

From the same range of 'Full Face Queens' is a used 1d Dull Orange (again without a watermark) with a Kaiapoi '16' obliterator is a great rarity in good condition, marred only by a pre-print crease. It is expected to sell for NZ$8,000.

New Zealand Claret 1d 1906 commemorative stampNew Zealand Claret 1d 1906 commemorative stamp

The expected top lot, however is a New Zealand classic: a 1906 Christchurch Exhibition 1d Claret mint. The commemorative series shows Maoris crafting wood.

The classic, certified genuine rarity shows aged, cracking brown gum and good perforations, and is in very attractive condition with deep colour. Listed by Campbell Paterson at up to NZ$20,000, it is on offer here with a NZ$14,000 (US$9,900) guide price.

Ashford Stamp Limited is located in Auckland, New Zealand, and the postal auction will be open until Thursday (July 1).

Recent and Related Articles...

Three-of-a-kind Canadian stamp rarity priced at almost $6,000 | 4 June 2010

This rare 6p yellow green cover, posted from Canada to New York, will sell at Eastern Auctions

The stamp and art collections of Joseph Hackmey | 19 May 2010

The businessman who owns a van Gogh and the most expensive newspaper in the world

World class New Zealand rare stamp collection to sell | 18 May 2010

The second section of Joseph Hackmey's assembly of Commonwealth stamps goes under the hammer

Jamaican 1 shilling invert could bring 10,000 in Newcastle | 14 May 2010

The spectacular example of a frame inversion error heads Corbitts' rare stamps sale

The Story of... Stanley Gibbons | 8 February 2010

Stamp dealer and serial killer? We take a look at the history of Stanley Gibbons...

Images: Ashford Stamps Limited

Share on social media
Write a response...





The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.

COLLECT IT!

Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.