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Paul Wales and Elaine Bruce of Classic Stamps Ltd
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Great Britain. 1902 1. Used (Usual postmark). Slightly top centred. SG 266.

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1935 Pictorials. 5d in the rare cobalt shade. UHM. Excellent centring (scarce as such). CP L8f, SG 584ca. Catalogue value $2,250 +GST.

Great Britain. 1883 10/- QV pale ultramarine (large anchor wmk.). Fine used (2 Jan 1889). Well centred. SG 183a.
Great Britain. 1929 1 UPU. UHM single (hinge in selvedge). Reasonably well centred. Very scarce UHM. SG 438.
1957 set of Ross Dependency stamps on registered cover Signed by Hillary and 21 others (full list in scan 2). Posted by John Claydon (pilot on expedition) to his father. RARE.
QEII. 2d on 1d 'Stars'. UHM block of four. Reasonably well centred. CP N41a, SG 763b.
1883 Beer Duty. 52 Gallons. 13/-. Kiwi R38B. Unused. Damage.
1884 Registered Stationery Envelope (Samuel EA.1b) with 1935 4d used (1 May 1935 - 1st day for the 4d stamp).
Very late usage of the stationery envelope.
1970 Definitives. 23. UHM single with dark green major shift covering most of 'Egmont National Park' text. Not seen by us before.
FFQ Chalon. 6d red-brown. 'NZ' wmk. Superb very fine used (face clear) part Otahuhu (Maori Wars cancel). 3 margins. Strong colour.
SG 99.
Catalogue value $2,500.

2004 $9.00 Landscapes (Rangitoto Island) Booklet. 2 Kiwis. Printed on the backing paper (no self-adhesive on the stamps). CP W99a(W), SG SB123. Catalogue value $1,400.
SCARCE.

Australia Postal Stationery. 4d Kangaroo registered cover. With additional d KGV attached. a few minor tone spots. Unused.
VERY SCARCE.
ACSC RE2.
Health. 1996 40 Teddy Bear' stamp, se-tenant with the 80 stamp. CP T68a, SG 2000a. VERY SCARCE.
USA. 1930 Zeppelins. LHM set of three. $2.60 has the usual gum wrinkle. SG A687/A689.
SCARCE.

2012 "Blenpex 2012 Stampshow". Block of four imperforate mini-sheets. QEII royalty stamps. UHM. The only block of four surviving as the rest were all cut up into pairs and singles.
WAS $2,500,
NOW $2,000.

"An Exhibition Display of New Zealand Stamps with Perforated Initials" (Perfins). By R.D. Samuel. Shows all 8 frames of Samuel's exhibit. Important for perfin collectors.
SCARCE
"The Great Exhibition Christchurch
1.11.1906 to 15.4.1907"
by Alexander de Kort. 96 pages about the stamps, postcards, postmarks, medals & souvenirs plus the exhibition planning etc.
'NZ Postal Stationery Catalogue. Part 2 - Lettercards' 2001. Robert Samuel.
'NZ Postal Stationery Catalogue. Part 1 - Postcards' 1988. Robert Samuel. Covers 1876-1980.
"An Exhibition Display of New Zealand Stamps with Perforated Initials" (Perfins). By R.D. Samuel. 130++ pages.
SCARCE.
Literature. Complete list of Trans-Pacific Mail Steamers with NZ Marine PO's (1923-1938).
'The Second Type Postage Due Stamp' by Robert Samuel (1908). 41 pages.
'NZ Postal Stationery Catalogue. Part 5 - Private Envelopes' 1993. Robert Samuel. Includes Department of Education envelopes.
'NZ Postal Stationery Catalogue. 'The 1932 Provisionals of New Zealand'
by Robert Samuel.
47 pages. Very scarce.
'NZ Postal Stationery Catalogue. Part 3 - Registered Envelopes etc' 2001. Robert Samuel. Includes Aerogrammes and Newspaper Wrappers.
'NZ Postal Stationery Catalogue. Part 4 - Post Office Envelopes' 1993. Robert Samuel.
'A Postal History of Ross Dependency, 1955-77'.
Mark Jurisich.
187 pages. 400+ photos.
'South Africa's Sub-Antarctic & Antarctic Weather Stations. 1947-1990'. Mark Jurisich.
'Postmarks of Argentine Antarctic Bases'. 2001.
Mark Jurisich/Kevin Brown.
27 pages.

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