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FFQ Chalon. 2d blue London print (SG 2).
Minor hinge thin. Four good margins.
We sold this a year ago and now back from an estate.
Catalogue value $75,000 +GST.
Nauru. 1916/23 10/- Seahorses. LHM. Well centred. Light tone on one perf. SG 23.
1987 $4.00, 40 Blue Duck booklet joined pair (four Kiwis) with imprint.
CP W23a(X), SG SB45.
KGV Recess. 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 4d and 7d in imperf plate proof singles overprinted 'COLOUR PRINT'. Shades are different to issued colours. Very scarce. On watermarked paper.
1986 Scenic Coasts
mini-sheet. UHM with
major prforation shift.
Great Britain. 1d Black (CK). Plate 3. Used (red MC) on small piece (tied with cancel). Four good margins. SG 2.
Lord Howe Island Courier Post, Emergency Issue.
$7.20 booklet.
Used on first day of issue.

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.

KGVI. 6d. UHM plate proof pair with bottom selvedge. On watermarked coarse paper. '15-7-52' in pencil on back. Light fold.
FFQ Chalon. 6d blue perf 12. Used manuscript cancel).
2009 International Polar Year (Antarctic) mini-sheet overprinted (in silver) for the 2011 Centenary Stamp Exhibition ('CPS100'). UHM. SCARCE.
N.Z. Routes and Rates to 1874'. Volumes 1-5 by Gerald Ellott. 300+ pages plus full index.
"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 1 - Postcards' 1988. Robert Samuel. Covers 1876-1980.
'A Postal History of Ross Dependency, 1955-77'.
Mark Jurisich.
187 pages. 400+ photos.

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