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New Zealand 1899-1903 2s blue-green plate proof, SG269

SKU JC2604

New Zealand 1899-1903 2s blue-green, Waterlow plate proof from the "colonial" plate, imperforate block of 4 on ungummed wove, no watermark, with traces of adjoining impressions at right, SG269.

A fine mint block. The upper left stamp has a faint tone spot which is immaterial to overall quality and still very fine.

Provenance: Ex Michael Burberry, the recognised authority on varieties of the New Zealand pictorial stamps. and tentatively plated as R1/2/7-8.

Stanley Gibbons catalogue value: £640+.

One of the most attractive designs from what was the first pictorial series from a major British colony. The design of Milford Sound is home to some of the most impressive waterfalls on Earth.

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